Back to that time of week when we get to have a wee look at everybody's desk - to join in go to Julia's blog HERE.
I have managed to clear enough space on my desk to actually start to do some crafting this week! I have been stamping and colouring in a PB image called 'Embroidered' in order to make up some cards to send out to all the ladies who come to my needlework class over the winter.  It really should have been started by now but I needed to wait a couple of weeks to recover from my gallbladder op.  Progress hasn't been as speedy as I would have liked - it turns out I have a haematoma which the GP hopes will go away by itself and an infection in one of the wounds.  This means I am now on antibiotics and have to trip up and down to the surgery for special dressings.  At least I know now why I was having unexpected pain and hopefully things will get back to normal soon.

I am going to use some of my new paper from SU for the cards - a couple of people kindly sent me a free copy of both of the new catalogues - so I HAD to order something now, hadn't I?!  The main one has lots of lovely new stamp sets, so guess what will be arriving next?!  This paper pack is called 'Orchard harvest' and some of the sheets have little crosses on them that look just like cross stitch so I thought it would be very appropriate.  The PB stamp is also appropriate as our cat likes to come and climb into any craft bags that are left on the floor, or play with any bits of wool or threads that fall! (She also enjoys all the attention!)
Oh - I did manage to finish the notice board from last week - although I had barely enough of the ribbon - hence the butterflies to cover the joins (the ribbon came wrapped around the bedding and curtains - so I didn't want to have to buy another set, just to get more of the matching ribbon!).  Its not quite as symmetrical as I would have liked, but I'll blame that on the shortage of ribbon!


  1. Hiya, great looking creative space this week, Looks like you've been having a lot of fun. Hope the rest of your week is good too.
    Neil #71

  2. what a lovely note board, & like the scrapbook paper also, such lovely colours , happy crafting jill #28

  3. love your notice board, it looks fabulous and I like the butterflies!
    Hope your wound heals quickly and you make a speedy recovery!

  4. your notice board is fab,i have one my mum made for me and they are so useful,hope you make a speedy recovery :)
    happy woyww
    kay #56

  5. Now that is a desk that means business--love your creative cards. Ribbon boards are my fave! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh at #11

  6. Super notice board, you won't notice the asymmetrical nature with all the bits and bobs in it and the butterflies look like they were supposed to be there anyway, I would never have guessed. Hope you get your cards finished soon, and thanks for stopping by. BJ#42

  7. Aww sorry to hear your recovery has been hindered, hope it improves soon. I like your very organised desk this week and your notice board ... cool! Happy WOYWW! Gillian #67

  8. Looks likeyou have been a busy lady, pain and all. Hoping this recovery will be a very speedy one.
    Krisha #40

  9. I so do like that desk of yours! ;-) Has anyone else noticed we have the same desk? When I had my gall bladder out I asked if I would antibiotics. They said no, infection was rare. I said you don't know me! Sure enough I was back 3 days later with a raging infection. It took several months before my gall bladder area quit hurting. I suppose that makes sense--taking random body parts out is bound to do something to you!

    I've not seen that Penny Black stamp before. It is a fun one and you've picked the perfect papers to go with it.

    I like the message board and unless you tell no one will notice the butterfly joint or that it is barely a wee bit asymmetrical.

  10. So sorry to hear things are not healing as quickly as expected...Take care now and don't do too much... love your notice board... and those cute stamped images look lovely.. Have a happy restful week, Hugs May x x x#52

  11. Sounds like you've been having a rough time of it, hope you are feeling better very soon.
    Love that notice board and the strategically placed butterflies,very clever.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #80

  12. Your cards look lovely and I do like your notice board - think I need to make one of those for my bits.
    Sorry to hear about the trouble you are having since your op - hope things settle down quickly for you.
    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog. Hugs, Neet x #5

  13. So sorry to hear recovery has been disrupted, but good to have a diagnosis of the problem - and hopefully things will go more smoothly for you now. Make sure to take care of yourself. I have to say, I think the butterflies on the noticeboard are a genius touch, even though they were a necessity! Love the ball of wool image! Thanks so much for your visit and happy WOYWW...
    Alison x

  14. I love the board Bernice!! It came out so cute! And what a great idea, using the butterflies to cover up the seams!

    Sorry to hear about your surgery complications. I'm glad they figured it out and are treating you for it now. Here's to a speedy recovery!

    Amy E. #8

  15. Butterflies cover a multitude of mishaps and always look good. Glad you are starting to feel a little better. Take care of yourself and enjoy your crafting in the meantime. xx Maggie #100

  16. Your noticeboard has turned out nicely! Love that cute cat stamp! The sellotape holder is really, really, old (about 30 years probably?). It is a very heavy plasticky(?) material and that greyish marble effect is original. Happy late WOYWW.

  17. Lovely notice board. Big sympathies with your after op troubles. I always get infected after ops. It's no fun. All those trips ba k and forth. Hope you recover soon