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Wednesday, 30 June 2021

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday WOYWW #630

Hello WOYWWERS, looking forward to seeing your desks as I have been absent for a few weeks - well, that's June gone then!!

I should be in Great Yarmouth at the mo but we decided to cancel as mum went in to hospital following a mild heart attack/episode last Tuesday (we aren't totally sure what happenned). She needs to have a repair and/or stent to her enlarged aorta but although this is considered fairly routine they want to do a general anaesthetic and there are complications due to her spine, lung and heart problems and the fact she developed a chest infection the third day she was there. She had a pacemaker put in on Monday to try and regulate her heartbeat, but they still aren't happy so until the cardiologist and anaesthetist have had their say we are all in limbo. She is well in herself (full of antibiotics and oxygen) but fed up of being poked and prodded and being attached to so many machines!! And also frightened and lonely. Covid means only one visit of one hour a day - we pushed it a bit the first few days but are having to conform now. There are four daughters, plus sons in law and grandchildren who want to visit so it's very hard to div up the visiting slots! Not being able to see her whenever we want really brings home how tough people have had it during Covid - a couple of months ago we wouldn't have been allowed in at all. One day at a time.

Well all this excitement hasn't really helped my non-existent mojo but I do have something to show you on my desk. When in the doldrums I follow a demo or utube video and the one I watched 2 weeks ago was this Interlocking Panel design by Sam Calcott of Mixed Up Crafts which had me reaching for my 12 x 12s and some paper pads. (Yes it's taken me since then to finish them). 

Nothing especially demanding, quite an easy 6 x 6 card to make, but check your envelope sizes - I shall probably try 140cm x 140cm if I make any more to end up with a slightly smaller card. They are quite impressive though - a real 'mantelpleaser' as Sam says. 

One was intended to go to a poorly friend but I see on FB she's already got better - good job I didn't put get well soon on it!! 







On a plus note the craft room is pretty tidy!!


Why am I showing you this? Well it's our weekly Wednesday Blog Hop - WOYWW. Here's the link to the one responsible, the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground - pop on over and join in, see what it's all about and have a go yourself. 

Have a great week, stay well, stay safe, love n hugs Cindy xx

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Wha's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #627

Oh dear AWOL again, a combination of Bank Holiday confusion and a bad back meant I completely missed Wednesday last week. But no matter, I'm back again, and here's my desk.

Not much crafting to show but a plethora of craft machines. This was me finally getting round to checking my todo machine works OK in anticipation of getting rid of it and also checking my brand new - in the sense of never having been used rather than recently purchased - Go Press and Foil machine works. I really only bought the todo for the foiling and then hardly ever used it because it was always covered in 'stuff' as a makeshift filing space. I feel I am much more likely to use the GPnF. Mind you it was a pre-lockdown purchase so no guarantees there but they both work fine and I was very impressed with my first attempts on the new machine. I was even more impressed that I managed to sit it centrally on that piece of card!!


Other than that, life just plods on, getting increasingly busy with catch ups and the odd meal out but mainly consists of walking, gardening and household chores but very little crafting!!

Why am I showing you this? Well it's our weekly Wednesday Blog Hop - WOYWW. Here's the link to the one responsible, the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground - pop on over and join in, see what it's all about and have a go yourself. 

Have a great week, stay well, stay safe, love n hugs Cindy xx

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