Wednesday, 23 November 2011

WOYWW 129 - the slightly different one....

Ok, it's late on Tuesday night (technically, now early Wednesday morning) so I'll keep this brief.  Makes a change, says the reader....

Welcome once more to WOYWW, the wonder of desk hopping and blog surfing as created by the magnificent Mrs D.

This week I kind of have two desks for you.  One is my upstairs desk....... ta dah!

As you can see, not a lot on it.  We have a broken pair of earrings courtesy of Lil Miss B.  A stack of cutting mats, at the bottom of which is a nice, shiny (literally - I haven't taken the cellophane off it yet!) A2 cutting mat.  And we have exhibit A - one set of the new limited edition Tim Holtz inks which plopped through my letterbox today.  Huzzah!  There's not a lot else on my desk because I've not been here to do any crafting.  On Monday, Mr B's school got the call all schools dread these days - Ofsted are showing up today (Weds) to do their Inspection, so it's been a frantic couple of days of catching up  on the marking and targets and paperwork and.....and....  He's been putting in 20 hours days, and I feel like I have too...

The other "desk" is my downstairs desk, aka a lap tray.  On it is the remains of the Mill Hill Charmed Stocking I'm working on.  The main part of the stocking is now done; I'm working on the cuff and stocking "stuffers" to finish it.  I WILL have it done soon, then I can go back to the Hardanger I was working on earlier in the year....sigh.....

Other entertainng news - Lil Miss B and I went to the Wave 105 Live gig on Sunday (I won a pair of tickets back in September), and saw: The Reason 4, The Feeling, Erasure, Matt Cardle, Darren Hayes, The Pierces and The Overtones.  We had a fab time, though Lil Miss flagged a lot sooner than I did - we had standing tickets!  I do have a couple of pics but they're on my phone and it requires more energy than I have right now to get them off it.  I have managed to pull this photo they took of us off the Wave 105 website, though!  How cool is that?!

Less than entertaining news, but far more important (and I know I should be happy but it's hard to) is that I finally have a date for my investigative laparascopy.  And guess what?  It's the 15th December.  Nothing says Happy Christmas quite like having your abdomen pumped full of air and a camera shoved through your belly button.  My workplace aren't too impressed as by then my boss will be in Australia with his family, and they're worrying in case the hospital decide to keep me in as there's only the two of us in the department.  Tough!  My health comes first.... I'm sure someone there will keep on top of the cash!

However, for now we are plodding along quite happily, so see you around on the blop!

Ha!  Just realised...... I was going to keep this brief....  Oh well!


sandra de said...

Your christmas cards are soooo beautiful. I can't imagine the time it takes to create. A real labour of love. Lovely pic of you and your DD. Hope all goes well with your test. My DD has her tonsils out on Dec. 9th talk about rushing her in before everything closes over xmas.

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my... I love that stocking!! It's all beaded and bedazzled and beautiful and will be an heirloom one day!! Annette #11

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely tidy desk there - enjoy the new inks (I love mine) - how lucky to see the Feeling too (I love them too!) hope all goes well on the 15th. Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl – No 19

jude said...

Love youyr desks and creations too.My hubby works in school/college it cracks me up how the word offsted comes up there like blue arse flies.But surely if the schools where run the way they should be this wouldnt bother
Have fab wednesday pop by as i have christmas candy up for grabs
hugs judex 18

Lunch Lady Jan said...

About as brief as my 'short' blog last week, lol!!
Great shot of you and Lil Miss B, really nice one. I didn't realise Erasure were still going!!! I remember being in the studio rehearsal when they were on The Tube!
Such a blooming long time ago...sigh.
The little Christmas stocking is looking good - you have WAY more patience than I could possibly ever have, EVAH..
I know investigative procedures are not fun but at least it may sort out your tum problems, so good luck with that.
I sympathise mightily with Mr B,his is a lovely little school, fingers crossed for sympathetic inspectors.
Hugs, LLJ #39 xx

Helen said...

Hope all goes well on the 15th - what timing!!
Love your 'downstairs' desk, looks so creative. Helen, 8.

Julia Dunnit said...

New inks...when exactly you plan to carve out time for them gal? The stocking is looking fab I must say...not the sort of work I can do in evening light!! I've had the investigative laparosocpy - if you wanted to, you could be back at work in a jif...but the 'pumped full of air' part means you might wanna have the rest of the day off! You're right tho - whatever the date, you need to get on and get it done and you definitely come before your job. Hope Mr B's Wednesday isn't so bad.

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for letting us peek into your creative space this week. It's always inspiring seeing where and how we create! Hope the rest of your week goes very well for you. Glad you enjoyed the concert; I also sympathise with you and Ofsted as I had to keep my wife fed and watered during hers recently!
Neil #31

Ann B said...

Love the Christmassy colours of your embroidered beadwork - beautiful. Hope all goes well with the laparoscopy - doesn't sound at all attractive to me. I'll give your nice, new, shiny cutting mat 2 weeks before it is mucked up with inks.
Ann B

CLaire said...

Lovely desk and lovely music while reading your post..very calming
I had a laparascopy a couple of years back..went in at 10am and was home by 2pm... a little bit of discomfort but the next day I was fine..and the three whole they cut are so tiny you can't see them!!
Good luck with yours and I hope the results and the end are all fine

okienurse said...

great looking desk errr...lap table. Love the stocking you are working on. Desk is really very tidy. Sounds like you had a lot of fun Miss B at the live entertainment! I love concerts. Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #64

Shoshi said...

What absolutely sumptuous and gorgeous beadwork... Fabby close up photo, too! Sorry to hear you've got to have tummy investigations, esp. just before the dreaded C... Hope it's nothing serious, and that whatever it is, you are soon over it. Not nice for you at all. Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #70

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog, Morti - I'm sure I'll be over it soon - hope so anyway as it's getting to be a major bore. I must be feeling a bit better though because I actually want to get in my ARTHaven today - whether I'll make it or not is another matter, though. Shoshi #70

Ann B said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. The buttons on my altered tin are embedded into the texture paste (Galleria from Hobbycraft) leave it to dry for a day and they are well and truly stuck (I hope).
Ann B

Anonymous said...

Amazingly beautiful beadwork, such patience! Lovely photos all round, especially you and the Lil Miss. Hope the inspection goes OK, both yours and the schools!!

Brenda 82

ScrappnBee said...

Congrats on the concert! The little miss looks so happy! Will keep you in our prayers for the 15th! Hopefully it will be good news. Lovely bead work on the 2nd desk! Thanks fo sharing your WOYWW! -Amanda#7

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Beautiful beaded stocking! Hope your laparoscopy goes well!

Sarah said...

Love those beads - such detials. That's a wonderfully happy shot there - just gret. I have had a few cameras this going in this year...ugh...think happy thoughts and just smile if it reaches your face!Thanks for sharing a little of your life and desk! Sarah at 14

donnalouiserodgers said...

ooh that's a bare desk, but the laptray is much more full of loveliness, hope the big bloaty experience deflates in time for Christmas for you, otherwise just pretend like you are a bauble?


l00pyscraftcreations said...

Oh dear, not pleasant but work will just have to put up with it!! you cant help the hospitals timing!

Looks like you had a wonderful time at the gig, and I so want to nip in and nick that A2!!!!! craft mat!!

Lou #41

lisa said...

I love the way you are showing off your limited DI's as they should be!!!
Your beadwork is looking stunning. You must have the patience of a saint.
Good luck with your hospital appointment. No fun so close to Christmas but at least it will be over for the big day.
Take care
Hugs Lisax #84

Fuchsia said...

Sorry bit late been going round in stages !!
your Bead work is fantastic
have a great week
Fuchsia 98

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