Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Workdesk Wednesday Strikes Again


Hello Friends, Followers and Freaks!  Welcome to another edition of WOYWW-What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  This is the time we all get to get nosy and check out tons of others' work spaces and see what they are up to.  Check it out at Julia's blog Stamping Ground!

In the interest of not boring you to tears, I won't upload the same picture of my desk for the 3rd week in a row since my desk looks like it did the week before and the week before that since I haven't been around to play on it.  I willl share a photo of where I was playing last night--my parent's dining table. I did have to pack it up back up becaues they actually eat at that table--totally barbaric if you ask me.  Never fear, today is Wednesday and I shall pull it back out again.
You can see the card I made yesterday, acrylic blocks, little ink pads in a baggie, my glasses, some punches, papers, and random goodness.  Out of sight are those darn magazines I'd been wanting to get to.  I am once again working out of my little rolly cart back here in New Mexico. 

My Father passed away on February 3, after a short battle with an illness.  He hasn't been a well man for awhile and he was ready to go.  I'm sad and I'll miss him but I'm happy that he went out on his own terms--he was still able-bodied, had a fully functioning brilliant mind, and was at home.  You can't beat that with with a stick.

The Fine Print: stamps by A Muse Studio "Just Because" set, punches by Martha Stewart, papers by DCWV, inks by Memento.

27 comments:

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm so sorry that your dad died, but I agree with your sentiments entirely. He went well. It's still a tough time though...
It seems a weird time to say that I thoroughly enjoy your blog and that's why I've nominated you for an award. If you go to my blog you'll see the details, but I completely understand if you don't.
Take care, thinking of you..
LLJ #58 xx

Jaki Morris said...

So sorry to hear your sad news but I agree with LLJ and you that at least he went in a dignified manner.

Take care

with kind regards
Jakix

Karen said...

I am so sorry to hear that your Dad died, but I agree with your sentiments and he is at peace now, although it is bound to be a sad and difficult time for you and all who knew him. My thoughts are with you all [[[hugs]]] xxxxx

Take care & thinking of you, luv Karen #90

Craftgirl said...

I love your card and you have a busy desk. thanks for stopping by.
Happy WOYWW
Carol

Nicola said...

Thanks for popping by, sorry to hear the news of your father.

On a brighter note, love your card :) x

That Craft Place Ltd said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad, but you are right, that is the way to go. Still must be tough though.
Loving your blog.... am now following.... avidly xx
Lisa 163

Lisa-Jane said...

I think it definitely makes things a little easier to bear if you know that they were ready to go and in the way they would have wanted. I'm glad that you can still keep busy crafting, wherever it is and who ever heard of a dining table for eating from? Huh? I ask you! ;-)

May said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad, I agree it does make it a little easier to bear in the knowing he went on his terms, Take Care, Big Hugs May x x x x

My name is Cindy said...

Sorry to hear about your dad, but yeah, isn't that how we'd all want to go? Glad you're still finding the heart to craft and keep in touch. Hugs, Cindy #58

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...oh Judy so sorry about your Father...such a tough time for you...sometimes crafting drives us nuts & sometimes it saves our sanity...keep strong...Mel :)

Twiglet said...

Sad news for you but you seem to be very strong and positive. Thinking of you. x Jo

scrappymo! said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad passing. i lost my Dad last year. He too was active and had his full facillities right up to the end. He went to the farm (that he sold to my little sister) everyday from about 10am till 6 pm "to work". He went every day right up to the day he went into the hospital. He passed 5 days later.

Prayers for you!

Stephanie said...

I'm so very sorry about your dad--I know how hard that it can be, having lost my mother. You have my deepest sympathies.

Di said...

Hi Judy - Saint Pixie calling :) Trust me, I have too many bad habits for sainthood. Good to see you still managing to craft in NM - but, as you say - totally barbaric to expect you to clear the dining table so it can be eaten at :) Loved the further words about your Dad.

I'm a day late hopping back to say hi - must do better in future :( Di xx

Di said...

Hi Judy - Saint Pixie calling :) Trust me, I have too many bad habits for sainthood. Good to see you still managing to craft in NM - but, as you say - totally barbaric to expect you to clear the dining table so it can be eaten at :) Loved the further words about your Dad.

I'm a day late hopping back to say hi - must do better in future :( Di xx

Lou said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad, but your sentiments are very true and hope you can find some solace knowing that it was like that, I'm sorry my words are very Inadequate! But thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Lou @#103

April said...

Sorry to hear the news of your Dad, I'm glad to see you are keeping positive, he would be proud. Hope your crafting will help to see you through, take care x

505whimsygirl said...

Princess Judy,

So sorry to hear about your father. The hurt is the same, no matter what. Where are you in New Mexico? I live in Los Alamos. Maybe next time you visit we can meet up?!?

Hugs,
Kay

SueH said...

I’m so sorry to hear your sad new about your dad but it sounds as though he went with dignity which is a big thing in this day and age. I bet your mum is pleased that you are able to stay with here at this time, for support.
I love your makeshift craft space. You seem to have all your essentials around you so it looks like you’ve been crafting there forever.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Lisa said...

So sorry to hear of your dad passing. Remember all the wonderful moment in life that you spent with him. Your space looks like aa creative haven.

CraftygasheadZo said...

So sorry to hear about your dad, but agree with what you said. Cherish the memories and carry them in your heart always. Thanks for sharing & enjoy this week's WOYWW. I've been nosing at lots of desks in my attempt to visit everyone. Zo xx 83

Julia Dunnit said...

Aw Princess Judy, being a grown up sucks sometimes. I'm very sorry for your loss, that your Dad has gone to heaven, and cannot agree with you more strongly about how much a 'good death' can help those of us left behind. It's good that you can stay around for your Mum, and happy that you can find time for some craft therapy.

Sam said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. I found out that a very old friend of mine died this morning so perhaps they are together having a chat! My friend was poorly and had been suffering so she like your dad is now free of pain and suffering.
I agree with you about using a dining room table for eating, though I have my own desk - I feel your pain!!
Knitting still not quite finished but needles have been going 19 to the dozen this evening, hence my late visit! Hugs to you xxx

sandra de said...

so sorry to hear your dad passed away. I was at a funeral on monday and even when you know it has to happen you still feel the loss. Hope you get to spend some time doing what you love.

Sarah said...

Very sad news indeed - wishing you strength and peace for now and the coming months. I hope your crafting will help a little - lovely delicate colors the...Thanks for letting us look in and peek at your desk... Sarah at 7...

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

so sorry for loss of your father--prayer are with you. love your card..
thank for a peek..
Michele x153

Bridget Larsen said...

So sorry to read about your loss.
Bridget #51