Welcome back to What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - the weekly blog hop hosted by our lovely Julia here. Do go and have a look at the other busy desks and workstations being presented as part of the hop!
This week has been quiet on the crafting front, but busy on the tidying front.
Mr B even got in on the act, working hard to clean up the shed after we discovered rats living in there. A moment's lack of judgment in placing a bag of unwanted dog food (it upsets the dogs' tummies too much) and the rats thought it was fiesta time.... oops. So now starts the hard slog to rid ourselves of the wee beasties. Not that we dislike rats, with Miss B having kept pet ones as a child, but the vermin variety as opposed to the domesticated variety are far more problematic and can cause some very nasty diseases. The trouble is, the in house rat catcher is not allowed out, with us living on a very busy main road. Sigh. Otherwise it would be problem solved. So down go the traps and bait and we wait.
Indoors, I dealt with the desk spaces that need a tidy up although looking around me now I can see a degree of slippage. Must remember to read books when I buy them, not six years later. And dispose of packaging! Tut!
On the desk are multiple projects awaiting completion. Including sourcing a new home for our pet rock, Iggy. His broke in transit and you can see his home in a bag on the desk.
I stitched the edges of the two cross-stitches that are on the desk - they're just awaiting stretching and framing now. It's quite fiddly getting it right, to ensure that pictures are straight, especially when they have straight lines on, so I can't do more than one in a week or I end up thoroughly depressed and a bit slapdash by the time I get to the last one.
The cactus has also progressed a little - back-stitching makes such a difference but it's quite tedious on this design as there's lots of jumping about for odd stitches. I don't mind it as a general rule but I did so much stitching the last couple of months, I'm enjoying taking a break. Back to it this week though, as those other projects won't get done otherwise!
Enjoy the hop - I hope to get round to as many of you as I can today...