Wednesday, 6 March 2019

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 509

Afternoon Everyone,

I've had a busy morning and only just made it to my workdesk for today's WOYWW post. And, given that I'm still not firing on all cylinders, so to speak, it hasn't seen a lot of action these last few days.  Oh, I wake up with great plans alright but despite the mind being willing the body is still weak! I'm told it takes just as long as it takes.
So here's the desk today. As you can see it's piled high with lots of lovely goodies. At the back, and on top of the usual - I'm not sure I dare say the 'C' word again after upsetting fellow desker, Lynn (One I Made Earlier) last week so I'll just refer to it as the box of festive stash for now - there's two, yes, two Mind The Scrap monthly kits waiting to be used, and buried underneath that is the garden album still nagging at me - it could become a permanent feature the way things are going. At the front are the hopefuls - well, I hope to do something with them fairly soon ...
Over to the right is the most recent issue (171) of Papercraft Essentials. I couldn't resist the beautiful set of dies, stamps and embossing folder that came with it. There's also a very nice paper crafting pack included. All for £7.99 - a bargain!
Also adding to my guilt are these lovely goodies from MTS's mixed media kits - Vicki Boutin textured paste with iridescent glitter and three fab stencils, a set of acrylic paints in pastel shades and a new stamp set - all absolutely gorgeous and screaming to be tried out.
And underneath all that is the makings of a scrap layout for this photo - the only one from this year's Valentine's Day. What could be more romantic than heart shaped crumpets!

The book bit is back.

The Chamber by John Grisham. This was highly recommended by one of the lovely guys who delivered the EM's new armchair (for those interested, it's one of those electric jobs - very comfy) but it should have come with a warning - it's grim reading. It's all about a young lawyer, Adam Hall, who, on  discovering his grandfather is on death row, tries to save him from the gas chamber. That his grandfather, an unrepentant racist and one-time member of the Ku Klux Klan, has been found guilty 30 years previously, in 1967, of a bombing which killed two small boys makes all Adam's attempts to stop the execution hopeless. It's inevitable. However the way Grisham describes the family story, the legal battles and even the preparations for the execution made for compulsive reading.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention Henry - he'd never forgive me if I did that. He's been doing a sterling job of cleaning this keyboard and I don't know what I'd do without him.

Quite a lengthy post this week - I hope our Head Desker, Julia, will forgive me, especially as I won't be around next week. The EM has at last got his hospital appointment to have his gall bladder removed - it's scheduled for Tuesday - so I'll be chief cook and bottle-washer while he recuperates. Fingers crossed the appointment isn't cancelled and that all goes well.

In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying WOYWW, take care and have a great crafty week.


Twiglet said...

Oh best of luck to the EM with the gall bladder op. I had mine done I 2014 and it is amazing what a difference it makes! I hope you are feeling better too - these bugs really seem to take a hold and settle in don't they. You have some fab new stash to dabble with there! xx Jo

Helen said...

I love the heart shaped crumpet! the book sounds a bit grisly for me, not the sort of tale to ease you into sleep, maybe! Helen #4

Catriona said...

Good luck to your husband with the gall bladder removal. Mine had his out about four years ago by laparascopy. He is diabetic so that meant he had to stay in until the next afternoon.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Ah! new stamps. Some of the stamps from the magazines are a great investment. Loving those stencils too. Wishing you a lovely creative week and a happy woyww, Angela x16x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah fab post Elizabeth, and very sorry you’re so poorly ..and I’ve shared a Christmas card this week so I’m worse than you ... 😉
Praying for EM op to go really well, I’ve had mine out, it was a relief to be free of the pain that was for sure. A mercy we can have some ops these days. I love £7.99 set too.
Happy belated WOYWW, praying for you both, hugs Shaz in Oz.x #18

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Don't be surprised if you continue to feel ropey for a while yet, I'm still not completely firing on all cylinders after my lurgy. Hope all goes ok with EMs op next week as well, fingers crossed. I know you've shown some lovely new stash but what caught my eye was the crumpet! D'awwwwww :-D
Hugs LLJ 6 xxxx

Annie said...

It was a busy day for me yesterday so I'm just playing catch up with visiting my blogging friends. The Stick Man outfit was completed and looked really lovely but.....more about that on my Friday blog post. :-)
I've got everything crossed for your gorgeous hubby on Tuesday. Lets hope it all goes ahead and he makes a good speedy recovery afterwards.
Annie x #9

Sarah Brennan said...

Best of luck for EM and his op. Love your new stash. The embossing paste with the glitter is unusual: pretty colours too. I've read the John Grisham so won't spoil the ending for you lol. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Dorlene Durham said...

I've been waiting to buy the glitter paste so I'm excited to see what you do with it. Have a wonderful week. Dorlene #30

Rita said...

Morning Elizabeth. Your desk is much tidier than mine right now. But it does take as long as it takes and I am trying my best to get back in the groove. Hug someone Rita xxx

glitterandglue said...

Hi Elizabeth. Great things awaiting you thre on your desk this week. Enjoy - between head cooking and bottle washing! Trust all goes well for hubby next week. I have read that Grisham - fabulous book - one of his first ones, I think.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Stacy Sheldon said...

HI Elizabeth, oh yes, I have read many of his older books including that one. and the little Henry made me smile. ~Stacy #28