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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WOYWW - 150

One or two people complained last week that I restricted the view of my desk to hide the worst of the mess.  I have had a little bit of a tidy up today, putting away the equipment from the cards I have just finished, so there is room to do the next project.  For those who are now wondering why on earth I would bare my desk to the nation (well, Blogland, anyway), it is Wednesday, which means the wonderful blog hop hosted by Julia, which is when we all wander round and see what all our friends have got on their desks.  If you want to join in, just go to http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/.  some of us are tidy and some of us are not.  Like all friends, you must take us as you find us.  Whatever, you will find a real welcome, especially if you leave a comment, and if you need help or just a friendly word, you will find it there.

As you can see, I have been well looked after with hot drinks today.  I really must take the dirty cups downstairs when I go in a minute or two.  You may have realised by now that the photos were taken on Tuesday afternoon to take advantage of the natural light, but I still needed my Ottlite as the rain was hammering down (I know we need it).  My project for today is a bit of zentangle.  I have not done much of that, but I thought I would have a go for a challenge.  If it works, I can use it for a birthday card with a difference.  It is a combination of the Versatile Vase kit from Clarity, and a printed sentiment, which can also be zentangled.  To the side of that is another Clarity image - the two poppy stamps which fit together beautifully.

Moving to the left, you can see my computer monitor.  The wallpaper on the screen is one of my own photos of Marwood Hill Gardens in North Devon, a beautiful and very welcoming place to visit (dog friendly, too, we were met with dog biscuits for our two).  I love the beautiful silver birch bark on those trees.  You might also spot on the desk a little pot of natural dog treats.


Above my computer is a small notice board, on which you can see the lovely tag specially done for me by Debbie, a photo of the wedding of one of my school friends, ready printed to take to our annual reunion this weekend.  There is also my Patience Strong calendar, printed out from the Joanna Sheen CD.  I managed to pull it apart a couple of months ago, but I did finally get round to putting it back together again today.

As Julia has asked us to be brief, I think I had better finish for this week, and give you time to get round a few more desks.  Could I just add one little plea?  Blogger seems to have turned on the Word Verification on a lot of blogs over the last couple of weeks.  Please could you all check if this has happened to you?  If you do have it turned on, you may find that you are not getting as many visits as you do normally.

I will apologise if I am not very quick in getting round to visit you, but I will do my best.  Like many others, i now find it impossible to visit everyone each week, and find time to craft as well.  If you leave me a comment, especially if you add your number, I will get to see you asap.  I also visit anyone whose number fits the rule I have chosen for this week.   Have a great week, everyone.

31 comments:

Lisa Richards said...

Enjoyed your desk! I'm doing a lot of zentangling, too. Love it! Julia doesn't seem to have put up the WOYWW post this week yet, so I don't have a number yet. Hope this works! :D

Linda said...

Good Morning Maggie, lovely to see your desk this morning. I am away at the moment visiting friends but I promise I will post next week my desk.

You are a busy little bee and how lovely to be supplied with hot drinks throughout the day, when hubby is at home I too get treated.

Have a fabulous Wednesday and be back soon. Thank you for your visits it is always nice to hear from you.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Victoria said...

pretty desk

Karen said...

Afternoon Maggie, I hope you are well? A lovely post today with fab photos, we have had awful rain and thunder storms today and yesterday as well! It seems a bit like Winter ATM rather than Spring!

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xxx

Redanne said...

Very nice workspace you have there Maggie and I love the picture of Devon on your screensaver, it is really beautiful. Happy Woyww from Anne #30

Miriam said...

Ooh, I love Clarity stamps!

#84

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab pics, I think we're all Zentangling! None from me to show this week though. Take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop. Zo xx 17

Queen Of Toys said...

Your desk looks great

Eliza #103

Hazel said...

Really enjoyed looking round your workspace - the notice board is a good idea (think I need one) - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely tidy space there - have fun with the zentangle - thats something I have never tried. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 5

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous tour of your desk and workspace, thanks for sharing...will immediately go check for word verification on my blog...drives me crazy
Sophie x
No.57

Helen said...

Your desk is very impressive - but best of all is your background on your computer! What a lovely photo.. have a good week, Helen 10.

Julia Dunnit said...

The mugs look like a mirror image! How lovely to be waited on while you're at your desk! I really like the poppies on the card you're working on - lucky Don! The photo on screen is just lovely..all that dappled light and textured trunks, a good day indeed and much needed memory in view of this wet weather..however much we need it, it's not very nice! You ever tempted to try one of those treats?!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I checked my blog and no evil word verification! Thank goodness. Thanks for the head's up. Your desk is much bigger than I imagined. I like all the cubbyholes at the back of it. Thanks for the all around view this week. #136

Deb said...

your desk is very tidy! love the tag on your notice board! Fabulous photo on your screen too!
Happy WOYWW, Debxx

kay said...

great pics of your desk,have fun with the zentangling
have a fab crafty week and
happy woyww
kay #51

sandee said...

Enjoyed looking at your desk, and the wall paper on your PC screen is beautiful! It's raining here too and yes, we need it also! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina # 132

Lisa said...

Great desk and love those poppy stamps from Barbara Clarity too thanks for sharing :-D

Lisa #112
xx

Suzanne said...

Haven't tried zentangles. They seem very popular at the moment, they are stunning. #40

May said...

Love your desk Maggie.. fab pics I love that card, so pretty and what a fab tag, Have a happy week, Hugs May x x xNo2

Rita said...

Hi Maggie. Lovely to visit you on another WOYWW. I think your desk looks ever so tidy and I like the look of the card on your desk. Hugs Rita xx 55

okienurse said...

great looking workspace today. I cleared out the cabinet of all but a few cups due to my habit of grabbing one or two or...and running off to the craft room and not bringing them back to the kitchen! Hope you have a great week! Vickie #32

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's been so dark here today, like the black hole of Calcutta. I've hardly ventured outside at all. Lots of good stuff to see on your desk!
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

Cynthia Eloise said...

thanks for sharing. always fun to see what everyone is up to.

Tertia said...

Your space looks so nice and inviting, pity I stay on the other side of the world, otherwise I might have just invited myself for a playdate.
Happy WOYWW

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Nice card Maggie

jacqui x

Lisa-Jane said...

I'm pleased to see other crafters with cups on their desk - I can't craft without tea! That card looks wonderful. Getting around everyone eventually. Happy WOYWW #45

Shoshi said...

Great zentangling Maggie! Yes, everyone seems to be taking it up these days - I've definitely succumbed to the addiction lol! It's the most fun ever.

I love the beautiful photo you've got as your desktop wallpaper. What a lovely idea to share it.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #58

RosC said...

Hi Maggie,
I'm a long time getting to you but I much prefer to take a little time to make relevant comments.
Must say my first thought was - this has been a long crafting session with two mugs and two pairs of specs!
Enjoyed looking at different parts of the desk, and the zentangle which goes into the next post too.
Cheers,
Ros. #124

Jacqui said...

Thank you for visiting my desk - your space looks very creativity inducing

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maggie, i also found that Blogger had turned on the WV when I swapped over to the new interface ... why the need for change, I'll never know :( Enjoyed the tour round your craft space and noticed immediately those poppies ... I succumbed to temptation and got the one set with the mice in it and they are lovely. Your zentangle vase came out well and the resultant card is going to make Don very happy :) Hope you enjoy the reunion and have a lovely weekend. Elizabeth x #27