I took this photo yesterday afternoon - is that cheating? Perhaps not as Julia, like me, prefers the afternoon light - she said so this morning on her blog so if it's good enough for our Head Girl then it's good enough for me :)
It was taken at the point that I threw the towel in! On my desk are a few Pro Markers, the scoring blade from the Woodware Trimmer, assorted ribbons, buttons (none of which were right), sticky scissors that needed cleaning and other general detritus (my big word for today). And, in the background, like a little row of soldiers on parade some Inkylicious Ink Dusters awaiting despatch to Sarn - plus some LOTV stamps waiting for me to also stamp some promised images.
Yesterday had been not a good day from the word 'go' - the dreadful scenes of rioting shown on TV were appalling and my heart went out out to those innocently caught up in it all - and I just despair over what our country is spiralling down into.One heart lifting item on TV this morning showed a whole community turning out to do a big clean-up - we might be down, but we won't be broken even though the looting and violence has spread elsewhere.
Yesterday I also did my own little battle with our insurance company (a semi-victory - the premium has been drastically reduced and some M&S vouchers to the tune of £70 are on their way). Trust me, once I get my sticky paws on those vouchers we'll still be leaving them........hey, why couldn't they have been craft supplies vouchers?!
I was also making one of those cards that just seems to be jinxed - if it could go wrong, then it did. But, I'm a stubborn mule sometimes and it's a get well card for someone special so I kept sorting and fixing it. But, eventually I got to the point where I had to leave it alone and toddle off to do other things - at this rate the recipient will be fully recovered by the time it's finished!
That's my lot for today - but at least it's a messier desk than usual. Now I have to return to that 'tricky-woo-woo' card and see if I can finish it off :(
To see happier crafters do hop over to Julia's to see what they're up to on WOYWW.