Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Hi folks, I am popping in for quick post before I rush off to my Wednesday group. Hopefully we will be assembling our Christmas wreaths today. (I have done my homework!) Do visit Julia's Stamping ground if you would like to join me in visiting craft spaces around the world.

I haven't got a lot going on but I may well be missing for the next three weeks as I have my cataract operation next week, and then we are away for a two weeks break in Ireland, so I wanted to get involved this week. The week after that our son is visiting but I may be able to fit a little blog hopping around him.

This week I am trying to make a few men's birthday cards. A friend asked me to make one for her husband's 70th next month, but our holidays overlap so I haven't had a chance to discuss it with her. I thought I'd make a few and let her choose. There are enough men-folk in my family to use the rest on.
So here is my desk. I have covered the image I am working with at the minute, but as you can see, I am having a die-cutting session with my faithful green bug.
Just beyond the desk is my computer area and here I am setting up my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut out some small football characters. It is so good having everything in one room here. (Back in UK I had to go downstairs every time I wanted to use the computer, but I don't have to share it any more). I have a second monitor, stacked, (on a pile of house bricks!) above the laptop and they both show the same 'wallpaper' when not in use. It is a photo of Lake Negratin, near Baza, which I visited early this year. Isn't it beautiful? From another angle we could see snow on the mountain range behind it which was in some ways even more beautiful, but I like this view. I need to go back and see it at a different time of year.
Right. I'll just link this up and then I'm off out. I'll be back later to visit as many of you as I can.


MaxineD said...

Do pray your operation goes well and you have a quick recovery.
What a wonderful scene you have as 'wallpaper' :-).

Annie said...

I was away from my desk last week and couldn't leave any comments so I'm trying to get around as many of my blogging friends today.
Really hope your op goes well and you make a really good recovery so you can enjoy your holiday in Ireland.
A x #86

inkypinkycraft said...

Hope your operation goes smoothly and you have a speedy recovery! Happy woyww trace x 58

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. Hope your operation goes well and you get some sunshine in Ireland. Ali x #106

505whimsygirl said...

My dad had the cataract surgery and he is so happy he did! The recovery isn't bad at all. I hope it all goes well for you too!

Man cards, oh, I've gotten a few ideas from pinterest. I really don't have many manly stamps!

Have a nice holiday.

Hugs, Kay #17

Peggy said...

thanks for stopping by my desk... I was a bit early I had a lot of early cases in the operating room today and I didn't want to miss getting in on WOYWW.anyway I hope you have a great day and thanks for sharing your photos. Peggy C

Jojorenee said...

Its good your putting the bugs to use! I try to use my often and you've inspired me to dust it off an put it to work this weekend!Tamika #139

Sandy Leigh said...

Wishing you the best on your operation and hope you'll be crafting away at your lovely desk very soon. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #36

trisha too said...

Well prayers for a quick recovery, cataract surgery is almost like a miracle these days, such great results! And enjoy your time in Ireland--take lots of pics for us!

Happy WOYWW to you!
:)trisha, #143 this week,
and utterly shameless!

Bella said...

I have the dinosaur version of the Silhouette. Still works though....best wishes for you opp and hope you have a fab time in Ireland.

May said...

I hope all goes well with your eye operation.. sending hugs from the UK.. Enjoy your time in Ireland.. don't over do it... Look after yourself... Hugs May x x x#7

JoZart said...

Have a wonderful holiday in Ireland ... its magic and we had our favourite time there. Try to read McCarthy's Bar by Pete McCarthy... it's so funny and will be just like all you'll experience in the Emerald Isle. Take your raincoats as it rains a lot there, a well kept secret by the Irish so people don't stop visiting but it's soft rain and keeps the country so green. I'd love to know which part you'll visit.
No need to worry about your eye operation... it will be a walk in the park! So many friends have had it (one at 92) and they all said how amazingly well it went and made such a difference to their lives.
Take care and have fun,
Love Jo x

Glenda Atkins said...

My husband had his cataract's removed last winter and the recovery was just about instantaneous. You will fly through it with ease. Have a wonderful holiday!

Anne said...

Hello hope your op goes well and that you have a brilliant time on holiday. I have a bug and love it. Thanks for visiting me. Sorry I am a bit late getting back to you. Anne x #149

RosA said...

Hi there, thanks for visiting me and for your kind comments. I love those angel ATCs (below)! Best wishes for your eye operation. I've only heard good things about the outcome of this procedure. Enjoy your holiday too!

Queen Lightwell said...

I hope your operation goes well and you enjoy your vacation and then your sons visit...wow, you are going to be busy for the next month or so! Your desk looks quite the creative disaster, well done! :)
Thanks for popping by my blog already and leaving me a sweet comment, take care dear. :)
~Deeyll #77

Tertia said...

Hope all goes well with the op. Sending good vibes accross the ocean.
Sounds like you are going to have a great time after that. Enjoy!
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia #46

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Good luck with the op..but I'm sure you'll fly through it and have much better eyesight afterwards. MY mum did!
Thank you for your fab comment on my blog. It's true about the dogs and minor keys..our band conductor brings his 2 Yorkshire terriers to rehearsal and Ozzy always hols when we play things in 2/4 time!! Any march and he's off, Oowwwoooooooooooooooo!!
Hugs, LLJ #73 xx

Sonia said...

Just to say I received my package.. Thanks a lot! All inside are safe.

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh, mens cards...now that is something I think we all struggle with!

Good luck with the op, and thanks for visiitng my desk already