Absolutely nothing, that's what. My desk looks almost identical to last week's shot. This is due to the fact that I was away for a long weekend at my eldest niece's wedding up in Yorkshire. I have come back home to chaos and the realisation that I now have only 4 days until the first craft fair....
I might even - and brace yourself for this, Julia - make a list. As I am one of these people who never make a list for anything, this shows that the fear factor is at work!
Anyhow, here's how it looks at the moment..
It couldn't be anything except Christmas in the picture above, could it?! I'm amazed at how much is in the shops in the Scandinavian fabrics and prints that I showed last week. I might have to venture back down to Winchester to go buy some more as every square centimetre of the initial lot has been used up. Well, that's my excuse to go shopping again *grin*
Here's a couple of the stockings made up. I kept the Gentlemen's Stockings quite simple in the end, the buttons didn't work so I left them off.
And here's a basket of bunting ready for next weekend. I'll hang it up to display properly but this is just handy to keep it all together...
Now, there's just the table runners, more stockings, stuff the hearts and whipstitch 'em closed, a display board to make. Is that a list I see before me? Surely not :)
On the way back from the wedding, we stopped off at Leeds for a couple of hours in order to visit the Royal Armouries Museum. G3 and the Big O were very keen to go - I'm not really into that sort of thing but the museum was fab, really interesting and well laid out. We were particularly struck by these huge displays of arms and weapons in patterns, just like in old baronial halls except this was inside a stairwell that ran the height of the building.
Aren't the patterns amazing? We stood and looked at this for ages, whoever designed it is a genius. I love patterns like Celtic Knotwork, diagrams, maps, even Mr Dunnit's blueprints for his joinery, much more than figurative work or landscapes. Even a print that I bought on holiday in August is in this vein.
Isn't it gorgeous? I love the stylized ripples and the otter dipping down below the surface. I'd had birthday money given to me (thanks Mum and Dad) so treated myself.
Another mixed bag this week, but I thought I'd leave you with an image that may amuse....
I was trying to look regal but instead it appears that I'm asleep or going to sneeze!! I'm afraid blue blood does not run in these veins, lol !!
Have a great week! xx