Hello, deskers! Welcome back to WOYWW - that weekly roundup of all things deskish, hosted by the lovely Julia. Details can be found here if you'd like to join in, or want to go on a bloghop round the desks.
This week is more of the same (stitching, not crying!) with a random card thrown in for good measure...
The desk itself has had a bit of a tidy up, but there's a load of stuff sat on it ready for tomorrow's Rudolph Day, when I shall make a couple of Christmas cards, and maybe work on one or two other things. I have Thursdays off at the moment (which will switch to Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri mornings off from next week. Flexi-furlough, don't you know.
One of the other desks had a bit of a tidy up too. It had been piled high with fabric and assorted oddments. Now it has been cleared, but there's still quite a bit on it. I've got a couple of projects on the go there, and also some stitchy stash waiting for me to film a flosstube where I can show off my recent haul. There won't be much more purchased going forwards though! Time to rein in the spending a little.... heheheh.
Mr Christmas Moose
Peppermint Purple's 2021 stitchalong - not much done to it but YAY! Patterns!
Also found lurking and needing love is this hardanger piece I started goodness knows how many moons ago (the needle had rusted into the fabric), and is worked from a pattern from an old Jane Greenoff Cross Stitch magazine. I have no idea what issue number it is... I did try to find out when the magazine was last in print and know it was going until at least 2005, but couldn't find out any concrete information.
Next month is March Mayhem - a group on FB of stitchers who broke away from May-nia which was another group of individuals doing a crazy challenge stitch wise. I think there may be a competition to see who can do the most new project starts, or how many WIPS you can be working on at any given time! My foray into this world of craziness is that I'm going to do "March Mill Hill Mayhem". Nicely alliterated, I thought. But basically, I'm going to try and do as many Mill Hill kits as I can in the next month. The idea being to do a bit of stash-busting and get them stitched and up on our craft tree this Christmas. And Halloween. We have a Halloween/Samhain tree too. I have 5 more Halloween Mill Hill kits to do. And about 16 Christmas ones. Best guess is that I might get a quarter of them done if I'm lucky but if I persevere, maybe half. Which will be ten more than I would have otherwise. Apologies for the glare on the top three.
So, back at the beginning of this post I mentioned a card, and I alluded to it last week when I said that I never thought I'd be kicking off my non-Christmas card making with this particular variety of card, but here it is.
Needless to say, it was sent to Doug. Forgive me if I don't tell you all I wrote in it, but the night before I wrote it, I was binge-watching Criminal Minds and they start and end the programme with quotes. One episode ended with:
"Death ends a life, not a relationship", Mitch Alborn.
That quote has stuck with me, and I put it into the card along with our own sentiments. How very true.
And in recognition of the lovely Shaz, I'm going to add a finishing funny:
Perfectly describes this household currently...