Thursday, 22 September 2011

WOYWW - Week 120 - More Like WNAMWW

Or Why Not At My WorkDesk Wednesday. I've been out all day and the work space has been deserted. So, for what it's worth, here's what my desk looked like last night and what it still looks tonight.

Not much on my desk, then - some lovely freebie papers that came with the latest issue of Scrapbook Magazine, and somewhere I have just the photograph to make an 8"x8" layout out of it, a sheet of white cardstock for the basis of the layout, and the embellishments cut and ready to go. And probably the oddest storage box of them all, the cat food box holding my newest stamps. I usually put stamps away tidily on the shelf but, by doing that, they never get catalogued and it could be some time before they get used. So, I started leaving them on the desk, a constant reminder that I should try them out, but they then were in the way, cluttering up the desk ... what to do? The answer was to put them in something, and the cat food box came to hand ... ideal. Looking at it now, I can see that the box is a candidate for altering - it's just not pretty enough :)

I expect by now, some of you are wondering exactly why I played truant today. Well, DH & I have been out with the family ... or, at least part of it ... my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. We've been to Annan, a town in Dumfries & Galloway, in the south-west of Scotland.

Here, my granddaughter, Shari-Ann, is standing beside the River Annan and a noticeboard by the gate that is the start of the 55 mile walk that takes you from Annan to Moffat. Once I've sorted out the other photos taken I'll do a wee post on Annan.

If you are at all curious about what a hundred or so other folks have, or have not, on their workdesk this Wednesday - and they will have all checked in with Julia, the Keeper of the Workdesk Register, then check out her blog, Stamping Ground. It's all good fun.

I'm whacked after my busy day so time for bed for me so that I'll be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for an early start tomorrow ... I'll be doing a fair bit of desk-hopping to catch up :)

Happy crafting to you all,


  1. I totaly agree that whiskers box needs altering asap .Fab size you could do so much with it to hold your stamps.Your grandaughter is very pretty.
    Have fab creative week hugs judex10

  2. Hi Elizabeth - what a gorgeous young lady! Like you, I daren't put stamps straight away any longer, sometimes I lost them or forget them. Bad girl. A Winter task, after Christmas, is to catalogue and reorganise :( Di xx

  3. Sounds like a great place to spend the day - whilst the rest of us were stuck behind desks of the day-job variety!

  4. I think that box will alter perfectly ...when you have time. Your GD looks as though she has spirit ...her eyes sparkle. So how much of this walk did you all do??? ....I would have just sat and taken in the

  5. Your grand daughter has got style - she looks fantastic in that hat! Cheeky smile too :) Hope the walk was fun!! Hugs, LLJ x

  6. Hi there Elizabeth - happy WOYWW and so glad you had a lovely if tiring time with your family in Bonnie Scotland!! Thanks for sharing Shaz in oz.x

  7. Looks like loads of family fun! Great looking workdesk

    Thanks for the peek and sharing, xoxo Marjo#36

  8. You didn't do the 5 5miles walk I take it? Only kidding, of course you didn't - not enough time that day.
    Not been with Doone and Jo, just Jo. It is my workshop on the 1st October they are coming to so will have some pictures after then.
    Off to visit your candy. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Hugs, Neet x

  9. I think all boxes are fair game for storage; and I too have started leaving my new additions out for a while so I don't forget to use them. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words.

  10. Family is fun and fast and bound to leave one a bit breathless.
    Your desk is pleasingly familiar with some differences - I commandeer boxes of all sorts to keep things in. Looks to work well here.
    Warm wishes,
    Ros (129)

  11. Your granddaughter looks like a wonderful young lady who knows her own mind! And I love that hat on her! Your desk project looks like it will be something to do with food and cakes judging by the embellies on your desk. That looks like a good sturdy box too, it would stand up to a bit of altering, go for it.

    Brenda 88

  12. You just have to alter that box now that we have all seen it in it's naked state!!! Your grandaughter looks fab in her hat. Hugs Mrs A.

  13. I love that bluish tin at the back of your workspace. It is really pretty. Glad you had a good day with the family.

  14. I LOVE the cat food box - great way to store your stamps and always seeing a nice little kitty. Sweet.

  15. Your Granddaughter looks quite the intrepid explorer!
    Love the cat box as it shows another crafty recycler - keep it up! Maybe if you alter it you should put a picture of your cat on there!!

  16. Time spent with family is priceless. Sounds like you had a great time.
    Happy very belated WOYWW

  17. That is a great storage idea! I bet you could do a lot with that and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

  18. Hi Elizabeth - just to say thanks for all your good wishes for Annie & co. It has lifted their spirits no end knowing so many lovely folk are thinking of them. Here's hoping next week looks much much better than last! x Jo

  19. OK Elizabeth... I totally expect to see that cat food box altered by next week!! It's a perfect size for the desk... I too am another 'if it gets put away I will not remember buying it' so I think its a great idea to have somewhere to remind you to try things out!!

  20. Hi Elizabeth

    Just calling by to say thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog this week.

    I am so behind with my commenting.

    Hopefully things will be back on track soon!!

    Looking forward to seeing the altered box!! I am sure it will transformed into something wonderful!

    Love Jules xx

  21. Thanks for popping in to say hello Elizabeth..your granddaughter is just a sweetie...I bet you had the best of days with them and a good nights sleep too!

  22. So did you walk the 55 miles? When I first saw your granddaughter, I thought it was a scrapbook page. Had to laugh when I read the entire entry. Sorry I'm so late showing up this week. Seems I've had to say that a lot this week.

  23. Yes the cat food box definitly needs a change! Grandaughter is a lovely girl...Did you walk the 55 miles or just looked at the noticeboard??? :-)
    Thank you for stopping by my desk!


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