One hundred and eighty!
That is quite an achievement. Congratulations to everyone and a very big thank you to Julia, who started it all.
I have just had a horrible shock. It is not Monday, as I had thought, but Tuesday (this post will be a scheduled one as I may not be around tomorrow). Where has this week vanished to and I have done nothing on my desk at all. In fact, the only craft thing I have done this week is to make the Christmas cake, which is now sitting in the kitchen waiting for its daily dose of brandy. then two weeks before Christmas, it will get marzipaned, with home made marzipan, and then royal iced.
This first picture is not, strictly speaking, on my desk, although the camera that took it is. However, I reckon that a project using it will soon be here. These leaves taken on telephoto will make a brilliant Autumn background, and I love the way the sun just glows through them.
Now we get to the nitty gritty mess that is my desk this week. I am not sure what has happened but I have done nothing in here for a whole week, not through lack of mojo or from lack of things that need to be done, but other things just seem to have got in the way. so all I have to show you is my babywipe box, two bottles of nail varnish remover (for craft purposes), some papers hurled in the general direction of a spare bit of space, my heat resist mat rolled back out of harm's way, and whatever is on the shelves behind. Not exactly inspiring.
Now we come to the unit on the other side of the room, very cluttered - files of peel offs, reference books and things, that have no other home, just shoved in the middle. The filing boxes underneath now actually contain what their labels say they do, which is a novelty. I still cannot find my foil or the large roll of bin bags, but never mind - they will turn up some day.
This last unit, a Really Useful drawer unit, has now been moved to within reach of my desk, and contains things like my Promarkers, Aquamarker, and Sakura pens among other things - the stuff that I use almost daily. The cupboard underneath which is mostly out of sight has the rest of my colouring stuff, apart from the boxes of Derwent Pencils which won't fit there. Also peeping out here is a roll of cling film, a roll of baking parchment and a roll of kitchen foil. If you look hard enough, you will also see my old red Sissix, and the green Cuttlebug on top of that.
Apart from the shock of finding out I had lost a day completely already this week, it has been a bad day on the technology front. My computer flatly refused to talk to the network or to the internet, no matter what I did. Then I realised it was the 13th of the month. Perhaps, I should not have bothered at all, and just stayed in bed. A lot of work later and sorting out the network, I am back on line. Normally, I work up here in the afternoon, but I think I am going to have to change and do it in the morning to get everything done this weeek - two DT projects needed, homework for Clarity Classroom, and this month's Clarity Clallenge. then I just have to persuade my printer that it can work with the refillable inks so that I can do the inserts for the Christmas cards. Not a lot to do then!
I am off now to schedule this post and get ready for our visitors who I thought would be here tomorrow.. If you have read this far, sorry for going on a bit, but I am sure you will thoroughly enjoy all the other desks on show over at Stamping Ground with Julia. Please leave me a comment, I love reading them, and I will come to visit you in return.