Well, here we are in 2012! Sorry I missed the last 2 but I was too busy getting ready for Christmas for the first one, and too shattered after Christmas for the second one! Anyway, hopefully I’ll be back on track from now on.
For anyone who doesn’t know, WOYWW is “What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday” – a weekly blog hop organised by our own lovely Julia – click on the link in my sidebar which will take you to her blog where you can sign up and join the fun – we all nose around in each other’s creative spaces and see what we’re all up to and how much mess we can get away with!!
My main work table is a dumping ground this week. I’ve done nothing creative on it since before Christmas. Although we had a pretty quiet Christmas, two days on the trot spent with family and friends was enough for me and it took me 4 or 5 days to get over it, so I haven’t done much at all since Christmas.
I had a bit of a clear-out in the bedroom the other day and removed a stack of books from by the bed, and these are now stacked up on my work table waiting to be put away. The dark red box is a My Craft Studio Encyclopaedia CDRom set I got off Ebay last week – to be honest I’m a bit disappointed with it, but it was second hand so didn’t break the bank! I expect there will be some things I can use off it. The small brown cardboard box is Sheba’s accessories box which is now virtually empty – it will go in her main box and be packed away in the loft. All her accessories are now in the little box built into her lid.
On the table on the other side, though, is the most exciting thing to show you this time – Sheba, my new Black Cat Cougar cutting machine! She arrived before Christmas and had her Coming Out Party a couple of days ago – see my blog post for details and a video, complete with all her special Cougar noises!!
If you look carefully, you can see a slight glow on top of her, which shows that she is switched on and her display is lit up. So far that’s all I’ve done really.
Initially I experienced some problems because her buttons didn’t seem to do what they are supposed to do. I thought it was probably me, so I went straight to the Black Cat Forum for some advice! They are a wonderful crowd on there – no problem is too hard for them! (It turns out that the latest machines have a slightly different system, so the start-up guide was incorrect in this instance.)
Happy WOYWW, everybody, and also a Very Happy New Year to you all, and may 2012 be a wonderfully creative year for all of us.