Wednesday, 16 November 2016


Well, what a change from last week - the time has dragged - mainly because I have had a humdinger of a cold and of course we have been at home! The intention was that we would get all those little jobs done that we keep leaving for another day….since Saturday I have pottered around bit, done a bit(a very little bit) of crafting, slept, sneezed, coughed and watched TV! This means that the bigger jobs that should perhaps have been done by now haven't been - hubby has been a marvel - cooking, cleaning, shopping(including taking his two sisters for their weekly shop too)
The little bit of pottering I have done has got rid of a pile of leaflets etc that we have collected over the Summer on our trips and  I have been…..putting stuff away!
So here is my desk - for I am here to join deskers all over the World, all linked by the wonder of the web over at Julia's Stamping Ground. I am all set to make some Christmas cards!
The stamps are ready on the left and there are some stars, cut out a  while ago! So what is my journal doing there? Well I am going to use as a warm up, except the blank page is putting me off a bit so I may turn to one of my mop up pages in another journal.
You may also notice that my scrap box is now a neat little book style box - no more overflowing into my workspace!
The cereal box that I keep my stencils in….still looks like a cereal box, so maybe it's time for the makeover I have been promising it.
My Infusions are also easier to get at and much easier to use with
the map pins in the top of the lid.

I don't think I will make it here next week as I will be rushing around to get ready for coming to the crop - we are planning some time in the area before the event! So looking forward to this get together! 

Thanks for looking, Chris


Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Looks like you're ready to rock and roll! I know that feeling of being reluctant to jump in - I'm the queen of procrastination! I waste a load of time online during the day and before I know it, I have to start dinner for the family and after that I don't stand a chance of doing anything creative. Have fun at the crop! zsuzsa #28

Elizabeth said...

Hi Chris, yours is a very organised one this week and ready for action. I'm not surprised, however, that you haven't felt like doing much - I hope you start to feel much better this week.

Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week.

Elizabeth x #12

Annie said...

I hope all your plans work well for you and you are well enough to do what's needed.
Annie x #10

Kyla said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Love the push pins in the top of your jars, a great idea.
Looking forward to the crop

Krisha said...

Nice and neat and ready to go, sorry to hear that cold set in good and tight and has you down for the count.....nasty stuff! So good of your Hubby to pick-up on chores to help you rent him out??? *grin*

Look forward to seeing pictures of Julia's swap.

glitterandglue said...

Hi Chris. Oh my. I have neat-desk-envy!!! mine looks like a tip I have so many things going on at once... However, these things have to be done.
Hope you have a good few days done in Wiltshire/Hampshire before the crop. I'm going down on the Friday - so will meet u again when we are there on the Saturday. We met in Manchester a couple of years ago...
Thanks for visiting. Yes, homemade soup is something pretty special isn't it?
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Chris, will be lovely to see you again, I need to start sorting out what to bring, I think. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xx

Lynne Mizera said...

Oooh, firstly I do hope you are feeling better soon, or at least in time for your crop... Bad Colds are the WORST! Loving your newly organized desk and I have found that it really helps to get your creative juices flowing if you do something like giving your stencil cereal box a face lift! Happy WOYWW from Lynne in Canada #2

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Oh, sorry to hear you've been poorly. Hope you're fighting fit for the crop. Really looking forward to seeing you. I'll have that curry recipe for you too. My ladies were very pleased with their boxes and a few of them have plans to make more.

Helen said...

am thrilled that you are coming to the crop, will be fabulous to see you again... hope the cold has properly gone by then (or now, even!) good luck with the cards... yes, the air was quite blue indeed... and you just know I will never get round to trying to clean it! Helen #3

Sharon Koole said...

Desk looks ready to go! Sometimes a blank page is off-putting to me too. Glad you're getting over your cold. Husband sounds like a keeper!

Sharon K #32

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Colds are a pain! I always resent the time that you have to spend not doing anything. Am loving the Scrap Box Mark 2, lol! We're really looking forward to seeing you at the Crop, there's lots of catching up to do :-)
Hugs, LLJ 7 xx

Angela Radford said...

I'm with you, blank pages don't do it for me, so I often just colour some or use them to mop up for future use. When I look at a blank page I find it turns my thinking the same...... blank! blank! blank! Well enough of that Lol! Have a great woyww and happy crafty week, Angela x 16

Lindart said...

Sometimes when faced with a blank page, I close my eyes, and reach into my basket of paint, and use whatever color comes up. The best way I like to get paint on a page fast is with a credit card, drop some paint across the top and squeegee is down with the credit card. Whatever happens, usually ideas start to pop out - even if I didn't like the color I blindly chose! Good luck with your page! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #41

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Chris. I hope you start to feel better soon. I too hate the look of a blank page. This is a throwback to even when I was in grade school. I didn't want to mess up the page!!
Kay (33)

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Chris. I hope you start to feel better soon. I too hate the look of a blank page. This is a throwback to even when I was in grade school. I didn't want to mess up the page!!
Kay (33)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Bless your heart! I'm slowly recovering from a cold I had last week, so I can understand the lethargic feeling you're going through. Peace!

Sue said...

Hi Chris, Looking forward to seeing your Christmas cards and journal.

Hope you are soon over the cold bug.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #17

Heather said...

I get the impression that once you're feeling up to it, you'll be all ready to jump in with both feet. Nothing worse than a cold to sap all your energy and motivation, is there? Feel better! ❤️ Have a great week! ~Heather~ #47

StampedbyChris said...

I'm so sorry your under the weather. Hope you feel better and have energy to spare!
Chris #27

Christine said...

Thanks for your visit earlier, I've been ATCing agin!
That is one neat desk, best of luck with the Christmas cards, I haven't managed any of mine yet.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Crop as well.
Have a good week
Christine #21

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Chris,
I am very late in popping back fir WOYWW sorry that you've a nasty cold, they can be draining, especiallly if you've had cold weather as well, we're in summery weather here :D
Love your neat tidy space. I need to tidy mine up too.
Happy belated WOYWW! Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x #9

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Neet said...

First of all seriously I am sorry you are smothered in a cold, I know how awful it makes you feel. Hope you are better now and it has not gone on your chest or anything.
Husband's can be great when they need to be, and it sounds as if DH has turned up trumps for you (and his sisters).
Lovely clean and tidy desk, bet it is not like that this coming WOYWW or maybe it will with you going to the crop.
Hugs, Neet (sorry, I am so late) xx