Wednesday, April 4, 2018


By golly, Wednesday is here again!  We are having borderline summer here and my flowers are blooming!  My garden is growing!  The hummingbirds are coming back and the birds are singing! And today you get to view my desk!  Yep! This is week 461 (I missed last week, I went to see my closest friend in the hospital after having a stroke and I'll probably head up again today). This "tour" of desks is put together by Julia at the Stamping Ground.

Since I took part in the tour of desks 2 weeks ago something has changed! Can you tell??  It's something on the far left. It's not longer red.  Yep!  My Cricut is gone and I now have a Scan N Cut2! I haven't had time to get it up and running as I got it just before my friend had the stroke and I've been at the hospital quite a bit. I'm looking forward to getting it going in the next week or so. This week I've been working on ideas for my 3 classes next year! No, not a typo.  I have to submit my classes for next January, February, and March BEFORE April 15 with descriptions, supplies, dates, etc! Oh my!! I've been all over Pinterest and other sites for ideas.  The classes are more technique oriented or fancy folds stuff. As of late yesterday afternoon I finally got my classes figured, paper work filled out, and info ready to take to the GVR office.  I hate having to do this almost a year in advance! Oh well.

This is a little bag I recently made using FSJ products. I was just playing around with a die that makes the bag and I'm not thrilled with the stamped part. I might remove it and do something different.

Please now head over to the Stamping Ground and check out all the links to other desks. If I go to the hospital today I'll be back mid afternoon and moderate the comments and do some visiting then through Friday. And say a prayer for Angie's rehab that she can quickly get to walking and functioning again.



Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Carol, I do hope your friend makes progress as she recovers from her stroke. My brother-in-law suffered a stroke last June and is still working on his recovery (although he has been home since August and has now been discharged from the Stroke unit). It seems strange to have to submit your plans quite so far in advance. I would forget what I was doing if I had to plan that far ahead; you must be extremely well organised. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #16

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Carol, and wow! That really is a long time in advance to organise classes. You'd expect them to be more up to date using current products, wouldn't you? Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 XxXx

glitterandglue said...

Hi Carol. Here you are having summer, and I have just visited two folk who are in the throes of snow, snow and more snow! Goodness - our world is going mad! Oh my - fancy having to organise yourself a whole year early - I don't think I could manage to do that - I have enough trouble with the next day!!!
Enjoy your new fancy machine when you have the opportunity to get it up and running. Trust your friend makes a good recovery.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Julia Dunnit said...

Im so glad that youre experiencing some summery weather, I must say that a lot of us will be a little jealous. I hope that Angie will be able to enjoy some of it too, good to be out in the sun rather than in the hospital air if possible. I do indeed wish her a really good and stress free recovery, with friends like you cheerleading, I’m sure she’ll be fun galvanised in her efforts. And wow, getting rid of the red Cricut..mine wasnt red but I’ve done the same, am going on a course with my Scna and Cut soon!

Helen said...

Hope your friend recovers well; and you have time to get to know your new "toy" Helen #2

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Firstly, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend - it's always a shock when it's someone close to you. I really hope that she manages to recover as quick as she can, it must be a tough time for her and the family.
Have fun learning all about your Scan&Cut, it looks a beast but I'm sure you'll wrangle it into submission, lol. I like that bag you made and personally wouldn't change a thing!
Hugs LLJ 10 xxx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Carol. Loving the bag, what a great idea to make your own. I do hope your friend gets better quickly. I also hope you can remember your plans for the classes by next year Lol! that's a long time! Have a great woyww and thanks for the visit to mine, Angela x17x

Jan said...

Happy WOYWW & thanks for sharing! xx Jan (36)

okienurse said...

sorry to hear about your friends stroke. Since my surgery last year I have TIA's and I can empathize with her! It is horrible not being in control! Nice neat desk! I still am using the same Cricut I bought over 13 years ago...It works! I will be interested to hear what you think of your new machine! Have a great week and good luck on those classes! Vickie #8

Carmen said...

That sounds like complete madness to have to prepare classes that far in advance - what if you discovered something really amazing you'd love to teach in the meantime. Well done on getting it all done though.

Sorry I'm late - hope you are having a good week.
Carmen x #37