Wednesday, January 2, 2013

WOYWW #187-Welcome 2013!

Here it is; the first Wednesday of the New Year!  And another year of opening our doors to others to peek at our work desks, thanks to Julia at the Stamping Ground.
I’ll admit, I had been looking forward to a quiet New Years Day to play with my new seasonal Distress Stains, (thank you SIL Robin!) and put some of the Christmas supplies away, and generally tidy up. But, 2012 ended poorly for us, with my Mother being hospitalized the weekend before Christmas, and again on Sunday and both my husband I having  the cold going around, with a bit of the stomach bug thrown in for good measure.  So I spent yesterday stopping at Mom’s apartment to pick up some things she wanted, then spent some time visiting her.  By the time we got home, I pretty much just worked on my Challenge piece for Linda’s Studio L3, which you can see here, then called it a night.

So, what you see, those marvelous stains on the left, with some of my new Dylusion sprays behind.  Under the Ink Palette are my Tim Holtz Christmas Stamps I want to play with before I put them away.  And I will be keeping my Christmas Supplies much closer, with the hopes of making a least a few cards a month.  The Pillow box on top of the ink pad unglued itself, so I’m using glue and seal now, and letting it dry. On the far right corner are all my Christmas Sayings stamps, which need to get put away as well. Actually, looking at the picture, the desk really doesn’t look that bad, and I can say, the right- side desk has a clear spot as well. And I can still walk to the chair, so maybe 2013 is starting off pretty well after all.

I hope you all had a very Happy New Year’s day, and that 2013 is an amazing year for everyone! See you next week. 


  1. Happy New Year to you, hope you and yours are feeling better. a desk all ready for action. Francesca #50

  2. Oh goodness, what an end to the year... I really hope that your mum is improving and that you are feeling better too. I like your positive attitude though, I'm the same, would rather laugh than cry :)
    Happy New Year!
    LLJ 31 xxxx

  3. Know the feeling - Ian and I both had stinking colds that started Christmas Day evening and have just kept going and Ian has a tummy bug today too! This Christmas break is not as relaxing as it was supposed to be!
    I had the distress stains too from my No. 1 son but haven't had the inspiration to use them yet :-(
    Happy New Year and Happy WOYWW

  4. Must be that time of the year...we are fighting colds here too. Glad alls well that ends well!

  5. Hi Kim, bugs are rife at this time of year, I blame all the socialising! I hope your mum is feeling better soon and you find time to have fun creating. May the New Year be better to you, hugs Erika. 59

  6. I am about to put my Christmas stamps away happy to do it too, not least to create a bit more space for well, anything else! Sorry toread of your Mum, hope she's feeling better every day now. As for your lovely stains..well, the longer you have to wait, the more fun it will be!

  7. Looks like you re ready to rumble with all those goodies sitting waiting patiently!
    Glenda #43

  8. I think everyone has been hit by one or both of those bugs over Christmas. Our long awaited get together with both children and their families was submarined by two of them getting the Norovirus. Christmas has been rescheduled for later this month. I hope your Mum is now recovering from her hospital trips, and you and your husband can get back to full fitness. Have a Happy New Year. xx Maggie #45

  9. Your desk is looking very nice. I hope your family recovers from their ailments quickly so you can use those great new distress stains.
    April #133

  10. Your desk is a lot cleaner than mine! I say every year that I am going to organize my studio room! Then I start working on something and then it is a mess all over again. Ugg! Such a job...Thanks for leaving some love on my blog. Sorry to hear eveyone has been ill. I hope you feel 100% very soon!


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