Wednesday, 10 April 2013

WOYWW 201- with a note from me Mum

After missing a few WOYWWs here's the note from me Mum:

'Dear Miss Julia and Co., my apologies for Diane having missed WOYWW playtime over recent weeks, her appearances have been sporadic to say the least. So, I've hidden the dusters (but can't find the yellow one with lace edging made by Annie and Jo as she refuses to be parted from it). Have also removed the plugs from the vacuum cleaners and hidden her mop and bucket. Yours sincerely, Diane's Mum.'

So, this was my desk late yesterday:
Not toooo messy I guess. Usual cup of coffee, remains of a card I'd just finished making, big basket of cards waiting for inserts (sigh), Pro Markers to be returned to their rightful home, snippets to be filed, and an embossing folder I'd been playing with. Oh, and some scraps of ribbon to remind me to buy more of the same or similar.

And this is a bad photo of my laptop screen as it's much more orange in real life but you can get the drift, it's my background on the laptop:
Sunset, taken by Len on the beach in Koh Samui, Thailand, looking across at offshore islands. It cheers me up no end during the dull days we're still having here in the UK - and also makes me yearn to return before too long.

Off you go, over to our lovely hostess Queen Julia's to see what everyone else is up to this week.

Happy WOYWW!



505whimsygirl said...

Hello there Di,

So glad to see you once again joining in WOYWW. The note from your mum is adorable! tee hee

Getting snow here (sigh). I love the photo that Len took in Thailand. It looks so beautiful. I wouldn't have thought of visiting there but I remember how fondly both of you talked about it while here.


Amanda said...

Lol at the note from your mum, too funny. I haven't played along with WOYWW for so long as I didnt want to not visit everyone too. Hugs, Amanda x

Mary said...

I think your desk is too tidy. Have you and Julia been in spring cleaning mode? When will I catch the fever? Glad you are back. I'm hoping to get a snippet or two done this week. Your desktop photo is beautiful. Len great photo! Now, I think you need to take your sweetie on another holiday!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Now then, young lady....did you forge your mum's signature?? I speak as a past master, you understand!! ;)
Everywhere is looking very tidy this morning...I think the Clean up Monitor has been doing the rounds! I thought I'd gone to the wrong desk when I saw Julia's earlier on!!!
Hope you are well and happy :)
Hugs, LLJ 35 xxxx

Elizabeth said...

Morning Di, glad to see your mum has everything sorted so you can join in this week. Though it does look as though you've just taken that frilly duster over a pretty tidy desk :) Seems like everyone is on a tidy spree this week ... Julia's desk is tidy beyond recognition! I think inserts are the reason I prefer to stamp or otherwise decorate the inside of my cards. Have a good and happy WOYWW, hugs, Elizabeth x #41

Annie said...

And how much did you pay your Mum to write that? It's good to hve you back joining in and being creative. As to doing the dusting...all I can say is knickers!! :-)
A x # 43

Helen said...

Morning Di (and your Mum, cos we all believe she sent the note, of course!) Good to see you sharing your desk - and your laptop photo which is gorgeous. Hope to see some sun here before long...Helen, 8

Eliza said...

Thanks to your Mum for putting a smile on my face today, love it.

Eliza 47

Sarn said...

Morning Di

Very moody and atmospheric desk you have there!

That sunset looks beautiful. That Len sure is talented at the picture taking!

Happy WOYWW.

Sarn xxx

Queenie Jeannie said...

How funny!! I've been absent myself from the wonderful world of craft and that needs to be fixed ASAP!! Check out The Ribbon Girl - LOVE their lace!!

Happy crafting!
Jeannie #32

Heathers Inspiration said...

Gorgeous photo, what an amazing shot you captured x
Looks like you are busy on your desk :) Happy WOYWW Heather #73

Twiglet said...

Love the letter from Mum!!! Glad you are back at your desk - have fun x Jo
PS that photo is really stunning and so tranquil and calming.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah dear Di think you must have a model mum to hide vacuum cleaners and mops from you.. mine never did - sigh...

great desk shot too love the sunset as well can so understand the nostalgic sighs.... happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #84

Anonymous said...

Hehe, are you sure you didn't forge that note Di! I know I've tried that before to get out of PE!! Nice to see a return to crafting form this week and love the photo from Thailand. Rain and thunder here all week so let me know if you go back and I'll come with you!

Brenda 96

The Taming of the Glue said...

Glad your mum has let you out to play! The piccie on your computer makes me wish for warmer climes or at least not to have to wear so many layers. I'm looking more like the Michelin Man every day! Pam#23

scrappymo! said...

Ahhhh, that picture is beautiful!

But the Schuswap Lake area of BC and the Okanagan (wine/grape country...semi arid region) are smikin hot too.Some areas of the Okanagan get up to 42 degrees in the summer. Soooooo, maybe you should plan a Canadian adventure ,,,I even know some tour guides!!!!
One of them crafts too and knows all the best stores! teehee

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Hello Di,
gorgeous foto, I love the colour of the sky, your desk is in good shape :)
Hugs Tamara

Spyder said...

I have water on my scene too, its sort of calming...although its covered half way with icons! Have a great crafty Week!! HaPPy WoYwW!

((Lyn)) #24

The Scrapbook Lady UK said...

Great laptop photo! I am trying to visit everyone! jenx 129

The Scrapbook Lady UK said...

Great laptop photo! I am trying to visit everyone! jenx 129

Dainty Diva said...

Great message by your mum.

shazsilverwolf said...

Beautiful picture, quite a tidy desk, and a very funny start! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #127 xx


G'day Di
I've resigned myself to the fact that I shall ever be running late to get to others blogs due to my work but here I am. Love the note from your mum LOL...too funny. At least you have cards made...I'm for ever running late with mine. I also love the gorgeous sunset photo you have...we get some gorgeous sunsets here in the Northern Territory of Oz.
Annette In Oz #109

Darnell said...

Too funny, Di! And too right! Life's too short to be messing with mop and bucket when you can be snooping around the world of WOYWW!!

Thanks for playing this week and thanks for sharing the outstanding photo Len took in Thailand! Sigh.

Darnell #47