Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

WOYWW 213


I am a bit late posting this week but as there is nothing on my desk, it shouldn't take long to do! At the weekend my wonderful wide-format printer gave up the ghost! We replaced the print head as recommended and it made no difference so my lovely hubby ordered me a new one. He ordered it online on Monday and it arrived the next day! That is pretty impressive, even more so here in Spain. So yesterday was spent rearranging the computer area of my craft room. It now looks like this.


The printer is another wide-format one but without the scanner and copier as I can link to Chris' A4 one for that. I have tucked it away in the corner to try to keep the cat hairs off it! I also did have my two monitors stacked vertically, but my vari-focal glasses made reading the top one difficult so I now have them side by side again, which is much easier.


Just round to the left, where the old printer used to be, there is my
silhouette cameo, the glitter-glue tower, and a box that holds any container of liquid that is too tall to stand in one of my drawers. I'll have to pull the cameo forward when I want to use it, but like this, it gives me a bit more space and light for my working area.



Princess Arwen has lost her throne on top of the big printer. She was a bit perplexed last night, but this afternoon she is quite content on top of a set of storage drawers, next to the sunny window.




You may have noticed a bowl of something pink in front of the printer in the first photo. It is delicious water melon. This morning a friend at my craft group gave me a gift!
The stripey ones are Sandias - water melons without all the black pips! They just have a few small soft white ones which you can eat. Now with the best will in the world I cannot eat seven water melons in the week or so that these will be at their best, so most of them will go to the food bank at church on Sunday. But I had to crack one open straight away. Later on I will cut all of it up and store it in the fridge. It is even better when it has been chilled. I looked it up on the net and by volume, it has less sugar and calories than an apple, so as a diabetic it is a fairly 'safe' fruit for me to eat - in moderation of course!
A few folk have asked me about a card I had started making in my

Wednesday post a month or so ago. I did a post about it this week and I thought it had disappeared. I have just discovered that I accidentally posted it on my 'other' blog! Doh! I probably did it late at night when I would have been better off in bed. Either that or I had a touch of sunstroke. Anyway, this is the finished card and if you want to know any more about it, you will find it here.

Now I am off to quickly link this to Julia's Stamping Ground, and see what my crafting friends have been up to this week.

16 comments:

Francesca said...

Lucky you with the water melons, could do with one right now, abit humid here at the mo. Great desk. Francesca #53

Belinda Basson said...

I could only manage one blog or I would be constantly posting on the wrong one! #49

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Can I say that I'm so impressed with all that you and your friends and ESPECIALLY your son did to get the quilts to JoZart for LillyBo!! What a feat of organisation and such a wonderful thing to do. I so enjoyed reading about it all. Well done all of you :-)
Hugs, LLJ 59 xx

Shoshi said...

Lovely new printer, Kate, and your work space looks great with the 2 monitors and all your storage. Poor kitty having to give up her fav bed! I've got to decide whether my new ARTHaven will be organised enough to allow kitties in, and I think it probably will be. I hate banning them but Beatrice is such a pest when I'm trying to do anything!

Thanks for your lovely comment. I'm glad you've been following the progress on our new house, even if silently! Keep on watching as there will be lots more photos. I am super-excited about my new ARTHaven - isn't the floor lovely? We are going over tomorrow after my hosp. appt. and the units should be at least partly installed by then.

Thank you also for your prayers and good wishes re my upcoming test. I'm trying not to worry but can't help it, even though they say that only 1 in 10 needing this test actually have cancer. If it is, it will be an absolute pain right while we're trying to pack up and move!!!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #91

okienurse said...

Love the look of your desk this week! I did notice that bowl of bright red fruit too! I love watermelon and if there are no seeds I love it more! Beautiful card. Hope you have a great week and thanks for visiting my desk and leaving a message. I know I sound all doom and gloom but that is the way it is this month!! Vickie #93

Belinda Basson said...

Thanks for the visit. Pinterest is like an online pinboard for all those great ideas you see on peoples blogs and you can make a whole lot of boards each for a different topic. Then when you go to your board for inspiration, you can usually click on the image and it will take you to the page you got it from and save you time hunting it down again or having 2 gazillion bookmarks like I do that mean nothing to me now! #49

Belinda Basson said...

Thanks for the visit. Pinterest is like an online pinboard for all those great ideas you see on peoples blogs and you can make a whole lot of boards each for a different topic. Then when you go to your board for inspiration, you can usually click on the image and it will take you to the page you got it from and save you time hunting it down again or having 2 gazillion bookmarks like I do that mean nothing to me now! #49

Annie said...

Hi,
I'm running really late this week cos I've had the twins all day :-)
Love the look of your water melons.
Also I've got to say what a brilliant job you did of the quilts you and your friends did for LillyBo.
Hugs,
A x # 46

StampinCarol said...

Oh my! Watermelons! Those make my mouth drool! And your card is absolutely lovely! Thanks for visiting and happy WOYWW!
Carol N #112

MaxineD said...

What a fabulous hubby you have - and a great printer. Love the way Princess Arwin needs to be on top of something to survey her kingdom :-)!!
Blessings
Maxine

Twiglet said...

Your melons look fab - sounds a bit cheeky!! We love melon but the ones here are nothing like those luscious water melons. - enjoy! Your crafty space looks so welcoming - I guess thats why Princess Arwin looks so comfy. x Jo

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Kate
just dropping by for WOYWW from Australia. Oh my your work area looks very neet. Yummo to the water melons.Puss looks a bit cute. Lovely card you have made too :o)
hugs
Annette In Oz #21

voodoo vixen said...

First of all... watermelon without the black pips sounds like a dream come true... and they make great smoothies too which go down well on a hot sunny day!

Loved all the quilts that you had sent over to LillyBo, you girls did an outstanding job on them all!! Happy WOYWW from Annette #4

Ria Gall said...

Hi Kate
you look well set up now and I hope everything is working for you. I did notice the melon on your desk it had my mouth watering.
That is a very pretty card
Happy WOYWW enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #52

Bernice said...

A beautiful card and those watermelons look delicious!
Bernice #73

Neet said...

Your computer area looks nice - and wide printer - I am envious.
Good to see Princess A has found a new spot, that didn't take her long did it?
Sorry I am so late - I've just been prioritising my class prep - hope I am forgiven.
Thanks so much for visiting me, I will try to do better next week. Oh, and FS has arrived at last.
Hugs, Neet xx