Wednesday, February 17, 2016

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday 17th Feb

Another WOYWW. Middle of February - closer to spring! It's only -1c this morning lol. It was really, really cold at the weekend and by Friday it's supposed to be 12c. I think that has to be a fluke.

Anyway today I'm linking up with Julia over at Stamping Ground for WOYWW. I have fun travelling around looking at other desks and seeing what other crafters are up to. There are so many very talented people out there!

My desk hasn't changed a lot since last week except to get messier. It's driving me crazy - hardly any workspace - so I think I have to clear it up today. Hopefully next week it will be cleaner.

There is yet another mini-album on my desk. I'm in the middle of working on it and pondering about some of the papers I'm using on it. This one is a split paper bag album. My daughter sounded a little skeptical but I assured her it wouldn't look like paper bags when I'm done (I'm hoping!).

Last night before I finished crafting I pulled out some Isle of Wight pictures to sort through. I need to get these put in an album. I'd like to give it to my mum. It sounds funny but looking through them makes me homesick. I miss Mum and I know it will be a few months before I see her again. Every year it seems to get harder. I think after last year with the cancer it made me realise just how lucky I am to still have her around and how much I appreciate her!

Anyway here's my desk.

It will be a quiet Wednesday here so lots of time to look around. Quiet last Wednesday too - lunch was cancelled as we got too much snow :(


  1. well, I reckon if you clean up today it will maybe will be back filled with stuff by next week, that's how it seems to work at my place anyway :-) wow, I can't imagine not seeing my mom for so long, I see her almost every day. Vicky#7

  2. Aww, I bet you miss your mum. It is indeed a privilege to still have your mum. Do you skype? I phone my mum every other day on Skype (straight to her landline), it's not free but so cheap it is almost free.
    The paperbag pocket book is looking great from what I can see of it.
    Thanks for your visit.
    Happy WOYWW and have a good week,

    1. We talk every Wednesday and Skype every Saturday. I was so thankful for Skype last year when she was going through her treatments. I know she didn't want me to worry and it was nice seeing her so I could see how she was doing.

  3. Your book is looking great so far - I can't quite visualise using the paper bags, but that's probably because this isn't an area I've got into (yet!). I hope you get lots of chances to phone and Skype with your mum - we are so lucky having this wonderful technology, it really keeps us in touch.
    Hope you have a good week,
    Diana #21

  4. Yes, cherish the time with your mother. I miss my mother every single day since I lost her a couple of years ago. She was 87--bu I still wanted more time with her. Have fun with your cute project. Happy Wednesday! Sandy Leigh #39

  5. Looking forward to seeing your album, IOW is a lovely place. I miss my daughter, she lives in Japan, so I know how you must feel. Skyping is good it makes the world seem smaller.

  6. (((hug)))) aww brought a lump to my throat - I miss my mum too, she died aged 62 - far too young :( I think that skying your mum sounds like a great idea. Enjoy your creating your album . Thanks for the visit . Soojay xxx

  7. Miss my mum too :-( yes make that album and you or your mum will cherish it, promise to share it with us too. Thanks for stopping by my blog too x
    Dawn #33

  8. I'm looking forward to see your finished album. Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Greetings, Sofie

  9. Oh I do love me a lovely mini book - that is fab, last time I did a paperbag one it was for said 15 year old's expedition!

  10. I think your desk is much "tidier" than mine! My mom dies June 2014 from 2 forms of cancer. I miss her LOTS. Glad yours is still around. Thanks for your visit! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #35

  11. barely a mess- more a messette! I do enjoy a good tidy. Treasure often appear.
    robyn 11

  12. Your album is looking great!! doesn't look like a paper bag at all! Your desk isn't too messy - you can still seem some desk - much better than mine! LOL

    Diane (WOYWW 350 #43)

  13. I think the album will be lovely!
    So glad your mum did get better...
    Happy creativity to you!
    Sussie nr 50 WOYWW

  14. Hi Sharon,

    Your mum will love the album.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #20

  15. Time passes so quickly and we are all so busy and you can't get it back again. I am trying to spend as much time as I can with my parents because I know that now they are in their 8o's time is very precious. I bet she will love the album. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x 26

  16. Glad to hear warmer weather is on the way! They predict 14C in the UK by the weekend as well! I see you haven't picked up the Fahrenheit over there! So confusing for us! Hope you will see your mum soon! I'm sure she will love the album! Thanks for visiting earlier! zsuzsa #40

  17. The album will be great - I've never been to the Isle of Wight but my Mum and Dad were there many years ago and really enjoyed it. -1 sounds cold enough for me!

  18. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving those kind words. It will take time, but eventually (our lives anyway) will get back to normal.

    I often only have about a 6"X6" workspace, and then I start knocking things onto the floor - that's when I decide I better give it a clean! We just had a blizzard yesterday - you probably got it too - we had about 17" of snow. Today is beautiful though! Lindart #56

  19. I like your album for your mum idea. I read your profile and you are a lot further away from your mum than I am mine - and that is hard- must be so much harder for you. Thanks for visiting earlier. Anne x #17

  20. I like your album for your mum idea. I read your profile and you are a lot further away from your mum than I am mine - and that is hard- must be so much harder for you. Thanks for visiting earlier. Anne x #17

  21. I love the look of your paper bag album, Sharon. I do wish your mum all the best with the aftermath of her cancer, that she will continue to get "all clear" results! It can be a worrying time and each appointment brings it all back into sharp focus again. Having my port removed will be a milestone but it will seem strange not to have it any more as it's been part of my life for so long! Thank you for your visit, and I'm glad you like my cards, and the one my hubby found for me - I wish you could feel how soft and textured it is!

    I did my WOYWW blog post in the small hours of Wednesday and then completely forgot to sign on at Julia's until after tea! Hence my high number on the list this time. Duh. Toooo busy all round!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #61

  22. I think it always goes along those lines, the home sick missing them thing when you scrap about your family. I hope you can make time to visit sooner if you feel an urge to. :)
    Thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy #59 I am kinda grinning over your daughters reaction to the words paper bag album. when I have done mini ones non-papercrafty people are always surprised when I tell them it started as paper bags :)

  23. Hey Sharon, thanks for the visit. I can 100% understand your situation, I am English too, living in NYC. 2 years ago my Ma had Cancer - she is alive and well - she's a seriously tough lady. But it made me really appreciate her and feel homesick. Laughing at your Daughter's opinion on the album..non crafty people never understand these things! Cx #47

  24. Hope you enjoy your memories with your Isle of Wight album and get to visit again soon... Thanks for visiting Helen #1

  25. You must feel the distance something terrible when you think of your mum....that's why I couldn't emigrate to Australia thirty years ago, when my hubby wanted to. And having lost my mum to cancer three years ago, all I can say is relish every moment you can.
    Your daughter's response made me laugh!! I'm not a papercrafter and I can't imagine how you'll do it either :-) show us next week!!
    Hugs, LLJ 9 xxx

  26. Hi Sharon...Your desk looks lovely to make a album of all your memories of the Isle of Wight....Its very cold here and wet today in Suffolk...not far from Ipswich....Joolsx

  27. It is always hard when family is at a distance. I made albums for my mother before she died . They were always a great comfort to her. I lost her to Alzheimer's so pictures were very important to help jog the memory and the journaling was something she could read. Skype is a wonderful tool to help us stay close. Thanks for the visit. Peg 66

  28. That desk doesn't look messy, it looks happy to be busy and used! It's cold here too, single digits with wind, but supposedly going to be in the 60's this weekend. Thanks for popping by!
    Angie #48

  29. I lived far from my mother for many years and missed her immensely even though we spoke to each other almost every day. Eventually, I moved back to Scotland to be near her. She's gone now but I still value the time we had together. We would have really appreciated Skype had it been available then. I lived in America for a short time and oddly photos from that time make me nostalgic for Massachusetts but I do recall just how eye waterlingly expensive British magazines were - oh, and teabags too! The trick is not to translate it into UK pounds. If I remember rightly, magazines over there include really good money-off coupons which I'd rather have than the freebies we get with them over here. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #41

  30. Well,I know what a paper bag book looks like but not sure abut a split one?
    I was in CA only a couple of weeks ago and the weather was crazy and seems like it still is when I hear from friends over there. Our winter is quite mild for what we are used to but it has been colder than cold some days.
    Hugs, & Thanks for your visit to my blog - Neet 13 xx

  31. This is a sweet looking book and I like the black and tan colors. Thanks for the visit earlier. Yes, I'm getting ahead start on Christmas cards this year so it won't be a panic like last. PJ #55

  32. Hi Sharon,

    A messy desk means that a creative soul lives there. I'm getting the itch to get inky as it seems all I've been doing is knitting!

    Oh, it is nice to have your mom still. I know the distance must be difficult but keep in touch with lots of phone calls and maybe even a surprise card every now and again. My mom passed at age 55 (I was on 32 years old when she passed). Give your mom a hug for me next time you visit.

    Thank you for visiting me already!
    Happy belated WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay (57)

  33. Well, Sharon, you've already been by my desk, so you know it could use a cleaning, too. But that just means we're busy creating, right?

    Thank you for your visit, I appreciate it!

  34. Your mini album is looking great. One day I will have a desk that looks as tidy as yours!
    Have a great week, sorry it's taken me so long to visit you. Cara x

  35. Thanks so much for stopping by last week. It's nearly Wednesday - and here I am catching up! :)

    More than anything else, treasure that mum you have! It's so important to tell people you love them, when you have them x

  36. Look forward to seeing the completed bag. I meant to comment on your newer post that I am also a book nut. Hazard of being a writer and a reader. LOL


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