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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

WOYWW - 189

Our visitors left early tonight due to the icy roads, so, without realising it, so my post is showing Tuesday, but it is not likely to change till perhaps Wednesday afternoon, so I hope I will be forgiven.

My desk has deteriorated since last week - entirely my fault.  You can see some of the things that have contributed to the mess.  There is a brown box from Clarity Stamps, full to the brim with unmounted stamps from the half price sale.  I have gathered a lot that fit with sets I already own, and one or two more that I wanted first time round, and some that I just NEEDED.  You know how it is when you need these things.  I think there are still a couple to come of the tiny stamps ready for ATC making.  My phone needs putting back on charge before it dies.

This second photo is just to the left as you can see, and the rest of the desk is just as bad.  In case you are wondering why I am showing you all how bad my housekeeping is, then just go across to Julia's Stamping Ground, where you will find links to lots of other desk, some tidy, some even worse than mine from all over the world.  Do take a look and leave us comments to read, and we will try to visit your desks too.

I have tried to keep it fairly short this week to get a bit more time to find my desk and do some crafting.  I managed to get round quite a lot of desks last week, and hope to visit those I missed on this week's journey.  Have a good week, all of you, and I hope the weather and illnesses are all kind to you.  xx


28 comments:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Yes the NEED just arises, doesn't it. It's a world wide thing. We will have 40's later today, but the weekend -10 however no snow or ice since before Christmas. Enjoy your new items, Happy WOYWW #13

Lunch Lady Jan said...

First of all, thank you for sorting out my conundrum!! But why didn't I have the sense to google it??? Doh.....
I like the fact that you NEED more stamps, I do that with fabric too :) in fact, I succumbed last week, but it was such a bargain...I couldn't just leave it there!!
Hugs, LLJ 38 xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Well nice to see thngs don't get any better in your crafty room also nice lot of Charity stamps there Maggie

jacqui x

BetteK said...

OOOOh look at all those new stamps ... of course you NEEDED them Maggie! Bet you can't wait to play. You create such amazing things with those stamps and I can't wait to see what you come up with next. D x #48

butterfly said...

Ooh, look at all those beautiful stamps... and half price!! And yes, I know EXACTLY how it is to NEED these things... Have a wonderful WOYWW playing with them!
Alison x
#39

okienurse said...

great looking desk and I don't think it looks bad at all. I definitely know what you mean about just needing some stamps! I am so addicted to rubber! Have a great week. Vickie #43

My name is Cindy said...

Morning - Tuesday Wednesday....whatever!! Love that tree stamp and now I am wondering if the clarity sale is still on...There might be something I NEED!!! TFS Happy WOYWW Cindy #74

sandra de said...

Well done for finding stamps that fit in with ones you already own. Your previous post of the snowy cottage is gorgeous I thought it was painted with water colours. Soooo pretty.
Sandra @16

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Marg- ok, you're the one in trouble now. You just said the words 'stamp' & 'sale' in the same sentence! You know I now have to go and see what I can have, don't you? If (ok, when) I buy some, it's your fault, you know,:).Have a Great Wednesday, Love xx Shaz

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Marg, you're ok, its only for club members, I find. Purse safe for another week, lol.S

MrsC.x said...

hello Maggie enjoy your new stash

Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #46 {i think?!}
craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

House of Bears said...

You have some lovely stamps there.

The bears @#86 this week

Glenda said...


Well, let's face it, we all need more stamps! Of course we do!
Happy WOYWW!
Glenda #97

MiniOwner said...

Ooops just a flyoing visit as I feel the need for some stamp buying LOL. Thanks for the heads up. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@104)

lisa said...

You look as though you have lots of lovely new stamps to play with there, Maggie. Have fun with them all.
Happy WOYWW
hugs Lisax #70

Ria Gall said...

How lucky are you with that wonderful delivery from Clarity. I am about to order their new ATC kit and have an attempt of making some.
Ria #114

Erika said...

Maggie I love the look of those stamps, hope you've had a super crafty Wednesday. Hugs Erika.

sandee said...

Well, I hope you made it back to your desk for some crafting, looks like there are a lot of stamps out that need to be played with! ♥ waving hi from the soggy laden hills of North Carolina :)

Julia Dunnit said...

Yes, dear friend, I understand the NEED thing. And you know what, so far this year (all 16 days), I haven't looked at a single shop or online sale of stamps. I know, I'm polishing my halo. I spot a couple of images that I already have in your new haul, which makes me feel like a woman of taste I must say.!

Anne said...

You can never have too many stamps Maggie can you? Read your previous post and sorry you have had a bad day. Hope tomorrow and rest of the year is better. Anne #137

Lori said...

Great desk. Love all the stamps. My desk is the only place you will find baby wipes in my house.

Sorry I am a day late. Fighting the nasty flu.
Lori #84

Nan G said...

Wow half price stamps!! And they're are gorgeous ones too. Happy WOYWW! Nan 113

Shoshi said...

Didn't you know that the word "want" doesn't feature in a crafter's vocubulary, Maggie? Lol! "Need" is the thing!!! As for mess, as Nan has just told me, "embrace the mess, it produces good things"!! Thanks for your visit. Yes, got a lot of different things on the go at the moment, which I enjoy because I can pick up whatever I feel like doing!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #83

Caro said...

There is no such things as too many stamps. Us crafters always NEED more! Thanks for sharing. Happy 'Belated' WOYWW. Caro #63

Neet said...

Stamp and Sale are two words that get us in a frenzy. Lovely lot of Clarity stamps there Maggie.
Take care - especially when it is icy.
Hugs, Neet x

Beckyt said...

Cool new stamps cant wait to see what you do with them. Thanks for checking out my blog :) x

Nicky said...

Oh I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeed some Clarity stamps - Hope things are improving for you have read your earlier post – I have not shared my desk this week as am busy looking after my friends cattery but am enjoying looking at everyone else craftiness – Have a great week

Craftychris said...

ooh what gorgeous new stamps you have bought! I keep thinking about joining the club - maybe I will before the next sale! Thank you for visiting my desk. xx #126