Wednesday, 30 January 2019

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 504

Hello and Happy WOYWW,

Another Wednesday and another opportunity to join in with our Head Desker Julia's great weekly desk hop over at the Stamping Ground. And here's what's on my desk today.
Total chaos!

I should confess I almost didn't join in today. It's such a mess. I was participating in a cyber crop this weekend and I haven't cleared away all the scrappy stuff that got pulled out yet - it's shameful. And the mess doesn't stop there.
Sigh. As if there isn't enough space on my, more than generously proportioned, workdesk, I've spread out on to the other chair in the room - this one is normally in front of the sewing machine table.

On the plus side, I did manage to complete a few layouts though nothing like as many as many of the other participants. I'm a slow scrapper but I thoroughly enjoy the process - choosing photos, papers and embellishments are so much part of the fun so I don't think speeding up would add to the pleasure. The next job will be to file them away in the appropriate albums.

And now to the book bit. Just one book today - I didn't seem to have as much time to listen this week.

I have always enjoyed Ian Rankin's Rebus books and I expected Bleeding Hearts to be similar. Not so. Originally published under the pseudonym Jack Harvey, it's totally different. The main protagonist, Michael Weston, is a contract killer who ends up being chased by his nemesis, a private detective called Hoffer, around the UK and across the Atlantic to America. Despite myself, I felt sorry for Weston and Hoffer was a great character but the ending disappointed. Not Rankin's best but different and it did keep me hooked to the end.

Take care everyone, thanks for stopping by, and have a great week.


Lunch Lady Jan said...

The online scrapping challenge sounded fun - how does it work? Are you all linked in by Skype or something? I think we should cherish your messy desk actually, everybody's a bit too tidy today!! Hope you're ok weather-wise, it's blooming parky down here and I think we're due some snow tomorrow. Lash up the huskies and we'll be fine ;-)
Hugs LLJ 10 xxx

Annie said...

I just love looking at other people's messes....cos I don't have to do the tidying away :-) Plus as I'm always telling you you cant be creative without making a mess :-)Hope you have a good crop at the weekend.
Annie x #11

Claire said...

Tis all creative chaos - scrapbooking is messy work!
Happy WOYWW :)
Claire no. 6

Sarah Brennan said...

Yay, finally proof that all crafters are totally messy at times Elizabeth. Thanks for proving the point lol. I am rather slow about working on projects too. Choosing papers and colours and layouts is half the fun of creating. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Elizabeth, loving the mess, lol. I can cover my desk, the table behind my desk, my cutting table and the floor if I really get into something! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 XxX

Caro said...

I love the creative chaos and all those gorgeous scrapbook papers. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely week, with love and God Bless, Caro x (#30)

Twiglet said...

I am fine with a bit of chaos - enjoy your crafting! xx Jo

Helen said...

the more mess, the better! Helen #3

Jan Ltc said...

Your desk looks great. Happy WOYWW xx Jan (21)

Angela Radford said...

I love a messy desk it's a good sign of lots of crafting taking place. Have a great week and a happy belated woyww, Angela x15x

Marit said...

It looks to me as an inspiring desk and that you were in the middle of a creating flow! Happy - belated - woyww and have a good weekend! Love from Holland, Marit #18

Kelly said...

Go you on getting several pages scrapped. Even 1 is progress. Glad you joined in. We like to look, no matter how bad the disaster. hehe. Thanks for sharing the book reviews each week. Creative Blessings! Kelly #29