Good morning to all of you out there in snowy or sunny blogland, depending on where you live. Anyone who is wondering why I should be shaming myself by showing you these awful mess, then where have you been for the last couple of years . You have been missing a real crafting treat. WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday) is a weekly meeting hosted by the very hospitable Julia over at Stamping Ground. If you go over there you will find the links to nearly 200 other desks around the world, some messy like mine, others (a few) pristine and tidy, and lots in between. Personally, I like the less tidy desks to wander round, more to see and study.
My room is still a total wreck, with work going on in the middle of it. Even the printer is covered, which creates a major problem if I need to change an ink cartridge. On the shelves (made by my very clever husband) above the printer you can see a number of cardboard boxes, full of gorgeous Clarity Stamps, mainly labelled to say what is in each box. I need to follow Shaz Silverwolf's example and catalogue them to avoid the possibility of buying ones I already have. Behind the printer are most of my ink pads, not a huge selection but enough to work with. Some of the ones I bought right at the beginning of my card making will be donated to someone else to make use of.
As you can see, my floor is also a wreck this week, and even sports the camera tripod so I can train the camera on one place to try for some good shots. I actually put the camcorder on it yesterday for half an hour to see what came in, and was amazed at what I missed.
This is one of the photos I got yesterday of a siskin, a really pretty little bird. There are quite a range of species coming in during this very cold spell, but it is worrying to think of the birds that no longer come. No sparrows, no dunnocks, no sign of the wren, no thrushes - all birds that used to be very common all year round. It will be interesting to see the results of the RSPB Big Garden Watch this next weekend to find out if it is the same all round the country.
If you have got all this way through my post, I apologise for it being so long this week. I shall probably get my fingers smacked by Julia, who does ask that we are brief. Come and join us, leave a comment as you go, and link up pictures of your desk, and have fun.