Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

WOYWW 134

Well my workdesk today is so boringly empty that I am only posting a tiny photo of it. Last night I cleared away everything I had used to make a birthday card for my grandson who will be 17 at the end of January. I can't show the card here as some of his family follow my blog. So instead I will pan around a bit to my computer desk that sits at right angles to my craft desk. I have had to rearrange it because for Christmas, my lovely husband bought me a silhouette cameo machine to replace my defunct craft-robo. It is a much bigger machine as it has the capacity to cut 12" x 12" papers which will be great when I start my next scrapbook. To make sufficient room for it to work with the larger carrier mat I needed to move my second screen. I started using a monitor at the side when my PC was changed for a laptop which had such a small screen that I had difficulty seeing it. I now have a much newer lap-top with a larger screen but I have got used to being able to slide pages from one monitor to the other, and have several open at the same time, so I wanted to keep it. I tried moving it across to the other side to make the space needed for the silhouette but that didn't work either, and it conflicted with the out tray on my printer. Then, this week I helped Chris to raise his second monitor up above his main one and I realised that might be the solution for me too. So I now have two screens stacked one above the other and I can still slide pages between them. If I fold the lap-top down a bit you can see that the monitor is sitting on two large bricks wrapped in brown paper like a parcel. (They are hollow cell bricks and I didn't want any bugs crawling into the cells to nest!). So now I am all set to get to grips with my new machine. Incidentally, my current photo that I am using as a wallpaper on my screens is a scene from the amazing Angkor Wat temples at Seam Reap in Cambodia. It is a daily reminder of the wonderful time I had there back in 2008.

Well, better late than never I have managed a blog post today, so now I am off to Julia's blog to see what everyone else is getting up to now the Christmas festivities are over.
Happy New year to you all. I'll see you again in 1012!

14 comments:

May said...

I love your screensaver pic, what a good idea with the monitors, Happy 2012, Hugs May x x x x x x

Jana said...

What a lovely site. A clean work desk. I aspire to this for myself one day.
Happy New Year.

Karen said...

Enjoy playing with your new Christmas pressie, it will give you lots of fun :) Love the screensaver on the PC's!

Have a great WOYWW and a very Happy New Year, I hope 2012 is a good one for you all :)
Luv Karen #41

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hope you had a great Christmas, and Happy New year! Love, Shaz xx

TangolikeRaindrop said...

Happy WOYWW and all the best for 2012! Tango, #37

Craftychris said...

OOh enjoy your pressie, looks great fun! Good idea with the monitors. Thank you for your comments and visiting my desk xx

bohemiannie! art said...

Have fun with your new toy! Merry, Merry, Happy, Happy!!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Have fun with your new scrapping tool. I can hardly keep track of one monitor, I think two would make me go 'round the bend!

Julia Dunnit said...

It's the old domino thing isn't it...one new thing and the whole room has tone rearranged, altered and if your aren't careful, redecorated! Lt us have your views on the Cameo when you've had a chance to play!

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, Kate. Glad you like my freeform crochet! Like you, I find holding large pieces of work difficult, and this seems to be the answer.

So glad you got your new cutting machine! Mine is still in the box. I am feeling really rough since Christmas - must have overdone it more than I thought, so I'm resting. I can't even crochet today... When I'm well enough I've got the accounts and other boring things to do before I can think about having fun with Sheba, my new machine. I'm behind with everything!

Couldn't make it to WOYWW this week either - hopefully things will be more back to normal by next week. No strength left now!!

Hugs,
Shoshi

Julia said...

I love the gorgeous photo you have as your screen saver. Well done on such a tidy desk and a successful reorginisation!

MaggieC said...

I could not cope with two monitors at a time. I experience that when I had the laptop on the same table as the pc. I got totally confused. My Cameo sits on a shelf above the computer with its leads hooked up above the computer. When I want to use it, I just get it down and hook it up, then it goes back afterwards. You will have a wonderful time getting you know your new Cameo - it is a great machine. Have fun. Maggie #49

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, Kate, and glad you enjoyed Sheba's welcome video! She is a very fierce black kitty indeed and to be honest I'm a bit scared of her but I am determined that it's ME that's going to be boss, not her, and that gradually we have fewer shrieks and growls, and more purrs lol! It will be a while before I actually create anything with her, I think, as I shall be spending time getting to know her!

A very happy New Year to you and your family, and may it be full of creativity and fun!

Hugs,
Shoshi

Ann said...

Happy New Year Kate. Love your photo - I'm sure that when you get started on this scrapbook it will be truly amazing.
Ann xxx