As is often the case, I am between projects as we come to another What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday when we bare all and show our messy (or otherwise) creative spaces.
Mostly just stuff dumped at the moment.
A closer view. The multi-coloured sheet is my latest scratch sheet, where I clean off my brushes rather than waste all that lovely paint in my paint water jar, which you can see on the right, looking remarkably clean for me! This sheet will eventually be used for other projects.
On top of it is lying my sad heat gun which has given up the ghost. It started fading in and out a while back, and now it won’t work at all. I am intending to take it apart and see if there’s a loose connection that I can fix, but if I can’t find what’s wrong, it will have to be ditched. The blue one on the right is my old one which I am having to use for now – I don’t like it so much as it’s a bit fierce.
On the left is a piece of roofing felt which I was experimenting with – ironing it. It didn’t work nearly as well as Tyvek, but I think I can still probably use it for something. Above it are some spare flowers from my latest project.
I thought I’d really bare all this week and show you the chaos over the other side of the room, which I never seem to get round to tidying up. My sewing area is officially on the left where the sewing machine is, with storage around it, and on the right is supposed to be my drawing and fibre area but as you can see, not much of either has any chance of being done at the moment! On the floor are the three flower boxes with the narrow boat painting I’ve been doing, drying after their final coat of varnish. On the far left are the little silk flowers that will go in them.
Here are the finished boxes in all their glory!
And here they are, finally in situ on the front of the summerhouse.
Yesterday was our 30th wedding anniversary, and I made this card for my hubby.
In the evening we went to Yum Sing, our favourite Chinese eatery. Yum Sing means “Cheers” in Chinese. Sitting on the table between us is Yum Sing (named after this place) – the baby panda stuffie my hubby gave me on Valentine’s Day. I had to guard my food or he’d have been after the bamboo shoots in a flash.
Health update: I’ve got an appointment with my oncologist on 2nd June, and I have to go to the GP’s surgery on Friday to have blood taken in advance of this appointment. The appointment with my surgeon went well, and as expected, he is very pleased with my recovery. They want me to have another CT scan at the end of this year just to make sure I really am cancer-free. I am feeling pretty good – generally a lot better than I’ve felt for years, now the ulcerative colitis is no more, but I have had a couple of bad days with my M.E. this week because of overdoing things.
On Thursday (my hubby’s birthday) we went to the County Show and had a wonderful day out – so much to see and do! I took loads of photos.
Have a great week everybody, with lots of creative flare and fun. Happy WOYWW!