Wednesday, 2 December 2020

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 600

Happy 600 everyone. Sending congratulations to Julia and all you lovely deskers on this very special What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. And a massive thank you to Julia for dreaming up the idea and for keep it going for almost 12 years now. That's 600 reasons to celebrate!

There's not much on my desk today.

I've put away the general stash and brought out the seasonal stuff because the aim for December is to scrap the photos from past winters and Christmases that haven't been scrapped yet. It's a fair sized pile and should keep me busy over the next few weeks. It's all old stash. Some part used, some never used at all. My intention is to use no new goodies until the old is completely gone. We'll just see how well I do by the end of the month. I've made a start with this page.
These photos of DH and I behaving like big kids are from 1995. They were taken when I was home for Christmas from college in Massachusetts. After being held up at the airport in Boston by bad weather, the plane had to be de-iced twice before we were allowed to leave, I came home to yet more snow. 

And here's a page that's been added to the 2020 album - dubbed the Covid album. 
This is our doctor on a home visit. She's wearing full PPE and making light of it even though she found it very uncomfortable. I've never been so grateful to see her as that day. DH was so ill with the virus. 

And finally, here's a few festive photos to get me in the mood.
A near neighbour couldn't wait to cheer up the neighbourhood.
Every little boy needs a Christmas tree in his bedroom.
Mylo looks confused - what's this all about. 

And finally, Christmas has come to Casa Worthington.
So that's it for another week. Another WOYWW with many more to come. Thanks to Julia for hosting for the 600th time and thanks to everyone who has visited and commented for as long as I have been participating. 

Have a wonderful WOYWW.


Annie said...

I'm doing a quick whistle stop tour of all my fav blogs today. I'm in the middle of making two bears and an elephant so can't stop long today but I needed to pop by to say happy 600th celebrations to you and thank you for your friendship over the past 11+ years. Long may it last eh?
Stay safe and well.
Annie x #13

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy 600th WOYWW!! Thanks for all the fun and friendship over the years, may there be many more xx. I love the fact that you’re going to scrap using only old stash, great idea, I’m sure you’ll manage it. Your LOs are always so lovely, I think you get the balance of background and photos just right. Great pics, I did love the dog’s bewilderment, lol!! Hope you and the EM are doing ok xx
Hugs LLJ 10 xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful post, Elizabeth. I so enjoyed seeing all the scrapping you will be doing and the essential one you created, which made me laugh. I really enjoyed the look back and all the trees you shared, including your own. Happy 600th from #6.

Felicia said...

Elizabeth, love your scap pages! I've been held up at the airport for 13 hours one time for a snow storm!! I TOTALLY get that!! Plus I had two young ones in tow!! Thankfully, they did remarkably well!! I sure do have a lot of respect for all of the doctors that are on the frontline during this horrible season!! Cute page for her!! That page of your neighbor is stellar!! I laughed so hard!!! And I love your beautiful tree! :) Blessings for the rest of your week! Felicia #39

Caro said...

Loving the tree in your house - so pretty and the two layouts are lovely. Good luck with using up stash. it is a great plan but somehow always so hard to do! Happy 600th WOYWW. Stay safe and take care. With love & God Bless. Caro xxx (#14)

Helen said...

what fab photos - love the tree! I must make space for one, some year soon!! You have a lot to be thankful for to be sure this year, glad you areboth recovered. I hope you get all your scrapping done that you plan to... take care and stay safe, hope to see you on Saturday. Helen #1

glitterandglue said...

Hi Elizabeth. Happy 600th! What an amazing achievement this all is. I do love the pages - well done for being brave enough to scrap your GP in full regalia! That must have been an incredibly worrying time for you. I trust the EM is now much more himself... ready for the snow, which, according to the weather forecast, should soon be hitting!
Great Christmas decorations surrounding you and your neighbours and family!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Chana Malkah said...

Your tree is lovely! The WOYWW pins (???) are very nice! I am a newbie so forgive me if those are not pins!

Chana Malkah #43

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Elizabeth, Looks like Christmas is definitely coming to your home. Mylo is growing fast. Beautiful Christmas tree. Wishing you a very happy woyww and a lovely creative week. Angela x19x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh your tree is gorgeous. And I can’t help but love the photo of the tree in his bedroom, absolutely joy! Makes me smile just thinking about it. Good Move with using up the stash Over the coming month, I bet you get loads done. I think I work better with a limited stash, it makes me employ my stamps and etc much more, and possibly use stuff that it may pass over if I was in ‘use anything’ mode. Have to mention the Covid LO too, what a marvellous one it is, and all respect to your GP, I can feel your relief in her visit in the words you wrote. Yep, essential, indispensable and utterly amazing.

Chrissie said...

Your scrapbook pages look wonderful, I've never attempted scrapbooking, I feel a little daunted by the prospect!
Your decorations look beautiful, I must decorate my tree today, I managed to get it down from the loft yesterday and after a little TLC to some components (it's on its 45th Christmas) assembled it, which takes no time at all! I'll try to post pics of it next week!
Happy WOYWW 600 and Stay safe!
Chrissie #12

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Lots of lovely memories shared today, even the pic of the nurse in full PPE is a sign of hope and healing hands during a worrying time. Wishing you a Happy 600th WoywW another lovely lady I met via this awesome community.
Safe HUgs Tracey #8 x

Diana Taylor said...

Lovely layouts - and a great idea to use up old stash first. What a lucky boy to have a tree in his room, I love that photo!
Happy 600th WOYWW,
Diana xx #27

Shoshi said...

Great scrapbook pages, Elizabeth, and brilliant photo of your GP all togged up!! As for the little lad with his own personal Christmas tree, well that photo is nothing short of utterly adorable! Definitely one for the album, I'd say! Bless his little heart.

Happy WOYWW 600,
Shoshi #29

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your scrap book pages are fabulous! The doctor in PPE will remind you about the massive changes to our lives this year! Love seeing the Christmas trees - putting ours up at the weekend! Hugs, Chrisx 44

Crafting With Jack said...

Happy 600th WOYWW. A great idea using up the old stuff first, I had the same idea, but I have too much old stuff 🤣. Lovely to see the Christmas decorations, my little chihuahua loves to “steal” things and she has had plenty of opportunity while the Tree was being decorated. Take care Angela #42

Sarah Brennan said...

Good luck using up all of your old stuff first Elizabeth. I don't think I'd ever buy anything again if I tried that lol. Fab projects and a festive tree! Stay safe and happy 600th WOYWW. Sarah #5

Catriona said...

Well done on using up stash-I am doing the same with fabric and yarn. It’s a good feeling to know that nothing is wasted. We’re still locked down in Lanarkshire so plenty of time for crafting. Ayr will be pur first port of call with the van when we are allowed out. X

Twiglet said...

Each of your LOs is a little treasure. Happy 600th! xx Jo

Zoe Tant said...

Wow you've been busy. Love the festive life you are having. Keep safe and happy Christmas Zoe x

Spyder said...

Evening! Sorry I'm so late' The scrap booking is a lovely way to put memories in to pictures. I hope everyone in your family is well now.
Happy very late WOYWW!? Have a great crafting week, (Lyn)) #18