Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Desks and Monuments

I have been missing in action from this wonderful weekly blog tour of desks for the last 2 weeks.  I went to Wyoming to see our daughter and her hubby, my sister-by-choice, our son, his girlfriend and new grandson, and our granddaughter, her hubby and new great grandson, a girlfriend.  Was so wonderful seeing everyone and to hold the babies, oh my!  My heart was full.  But today I'm back (actually got back late last Tuesday and way too tired to even think of joining up) and joining in week 325 through Julia, the head and queen desker at the Stamping Ground.  I have no projects to show but do have a couple pics of the fabulous buttes at Monument Valley, UT and AZ.

Got a little bit going on.  Yeah, very little.  I have 1 card from the FSJ Kit of the Month to finish.  I think I'll wait on it until I get an order in and purchase a couple items I need (inks) even though I did finish the other 3 with what I had on hand.  Those got changed up a bit yet turned out pretty cool.  You can see a printed out email far left, the sheet of stamps,  Silver ink and pad and glue dots on the left.  Center to right is my work spot, the kit in a baggie, my All-in-One tool  and scissors.  Top is my Cricut, some cards, spray bottle of water and cleaning rag, and my loaded desk organizer.  Oh and my black ink pad.  I hope to get stamping again tomorrow.  I may be home from vacation but my mojo stayed with the pics below.

I stopped at the Monument Valley visitors center (cost $20 for up to 4 people in the vehicle) and so enjoyed the view!  This butte is called West Mitten Butte and most all are actually in Arizona.

Here are West Mitten,  East Mitten, and Merrick Buttes.  I hope to visit this place again and it had a pretty nice little museum!  I enjoyed reading about the Navajo Code Talkers who helped us win WW2.

And I thought I'd show you the purse I purchased while in Wyoming.  I am a horse lover and had 1 for 22 years that I raised and trained.  I had to put him down in 1996 due to crippling and miss him still.  He got me through some really tough times.  This purse is quite deep and doesn't have not much for pockets so much of my stuff is in clear makeup bags.  Works pretty good!

I hope you click on through to the Stamping Ground and check out all the fun desks and projects.  I'll be heading there when back from some errands with hubby.


Marit said...

OHMY, I LOVE that purse, it´s beautiful! I wish I could come to America and visit all those awesome places... who knows, sometime in the future... Happy woyww and a hug from windy Holland, Marit #33

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Carol, love seeing more of your holiday snaps. It sounds as though you had a fabulous time. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx

Barb said...

It sounds as if you had a wonderful time with your family. I liked looking at your photos and the bag you bought is absolutely beautiful. Have a lovely week. Barb#27 x

Ali H said...

Hi Carol - sounds like you had a wonderful trip surrounded by your family - old & new !
great new bag !
Love your scenic pictures - not sure if you had told me you were making a special trip to see a collects of butts I would have joined you !!!!!!
But reality is better than it sounds !!! Ali #10

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh happy heart full can be bliss huh! It's a wonder you don't up and move to Wyoming like everyone else did!! The monuments are amazing aren't big your mojo could be hiding behind them for a while!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a nifty purse. There is something to be said about deep purses.... so much you can smuggle about with them. Love the photos of monument valley. I've not seen it myself, looks interesting. Your desk is poised and ready to go. I hope you find your mojo soon. I think mine packed up and went with yours as it is no place to be found.

April said...

Sounds like you had a lovely trip. I'm sure it is nice to be home. Love the purse.
April #47

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Carol,
Great to catch up with your doings and love your desk ... those stamps look interesting.
Love your new horse head handbag, also.
Isn't languages strange? here in Oz a purse is a ladies wallet, and your use of it is kind of like the original use of purse or reticule, going back far enough. Love it in any words :) happy WOYWW!!
Shaz in Oz.x 34

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous bag, as Carole said we call things by different names. In the UK a purse is smaller and normally holds coins but may also have a wallet section for notes too. Whatever we call it.... it's gorgeous. Happy woyww, Angela x 28

Lisca said...

Welcome back. So glad you had a good time seeing everyone again.
I hope you get this comment because as I am typing, nothing shows up....
I love that purse. I can imagine you just had to have it.
Sorry for being late again this week. I tend to spread the commenting out a bit over the week. Don't want to be too anti social.
Have a good week,

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Your desk looks like mine - organized chaos - that's on a good day. :-) Really like the pictures of the Monument Valley - that is a place would like to visit too. Love the handbag. I had horses up until 2008 and miss them so much -- now I just have my memories. Have a good week -- Hugs, Sharon.

Shoshi said...

Love the pictures, Carol. What amazing rock formations! The horse bag is stunning - very stylish. So glad you were able to visit your family and see the babies and have such a happy time.

Thanks for your lovely comment, and especially for your prayers. Unfortunately the effects of the chemo are cumulative so I can expect to feel worse. Hoefully they'll reduce the dose a bit more, next time, and it won't be so bad. I'm better today and hoping for better again tomorrow! Glad you like the dress - I'll definitely be blogging about it when the time comes. Not much chance of starting it just yet - all the things I want to do keep getting shoved further down the list lol! Got a commission now, and it's got to be done this week before I'm too poorly again!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #42