About Me

My photo
Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Wednesday 9 July 2014

WOYWW - #266 - Où est BJ?

Still here but have had a sort of break from things, challenges, WOYWW and the like.

I have still managed to do The Summer of Colour and am chipping away at the 2014 Scavenger Hunt (Photos)

As you might notice there is something missing from my desk - namely my laptop. Well it finally gave up the ghost. I'm now sharing the main PC with my husband although I do have a tablet as well.

Worst bit is when he's at work and decides to commandeer the PC remotely and logs me off whilst I am doing something - not funny I can tell you.

Anyway popped into town shopping yesterday and bought some new clothes plus a saunter into "The Works" so my desk is showing off my goodies.


Nikki said...

Oh that would so freak me out if someone took over the computer remotely ... I'd be disconnecting the internet just to freak them back out. Great new treats to play with on your desk
hugs Nikki C no# yet

Helen said...

We have to have IT guys work on our pcs at work sometimes but at least we know it's happening! Love the new goodies - glad to see you back! Helen 4

Unknown said...

My brother 'takes over' my computer sometimes to fix stuff. It was weird at first to watch the cursor take on a life of its own!
have fun with your new stash
Lynda B 12

Unknown said...

That really weird when the remote take over happens. #7

glitterandglue said...

Hi BJ. Have enjoyed looking at your photos - you have already got quite a number - I've only managed one so far - not been anywhere really! Good looking desk this morning - hope the computer doesn't get taken over too often!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #15

Anne said...

Morning BJ your desk looking very bright and cheery. Not sure I could be without my laptop. Would get very cross being logged out like that :-) Good to see you back. Anne x # 35

Jackie said...

Nice ric rac ribbon you have purchased and some washi tape ... Look forward to seeing how you use it!
Jackie 10

Anonymous said...

I am SUCH a sucker for letter and number stamps :) and I often use them while they a re still stuck on the packaging as an overall background. I like the cheap goodies found at the Works - you tend to think if you use it even ONCE you got your money's worth LOL! Lovely desk, full of fun (loom bracelets too - DD got one but it's already fallen apart....)

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (1)

sandra de said...

Ohhh yes I know all about DH who commandeer all things technical. Nice collection of goodies on your desk.
Sandra de @55

Unknown said...

Shame about your laptop. Looks like you've got loads of fun stuff to keep you happy though.
Have a lovely week
Gillian #49

Krisha said...

Pretty tops, and great stash schtuff!

I only get the main PC when DH is at work, when he's home I use my lap top. Problem is I scan to this one and can't get pictures to lap top without connecting them together. This one seems to have problems so I try not to do that.
I used to have a boss that would connect from home and it is a weird feeling to get log off right in the middle of something.
So I feel your pain there......grin
Have a great week
Krisha #64

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi BJ, your post means a trip to The Works this week then, see what they have to offer. Love the bargains to be found in there. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xx #19

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great stuff on your desk, all ready to be played with. Love the pink and purple peacock feather paper. Whoa! Lots of fun new things including some nice clothes in yummy colors.
Judy #77

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi BJ nice to see you again. The techie at school used to do that when we were working on the computers it's a very strange feeling watching it apparently doing it's own thing Lol!
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x #41

Mrs.D said...

Ooh BJ, sounds as if you had a good day's shopping, those vest tops are lovely and summery and the bits from the Works make me feel I must get down there. Did the pretty pink and blue paper with feathers come from the Works?
Shame about your laptop, we don't realise how much we rely on something until we don't have it.
Naughty man pushing you off the PC remotely, tell him you need a laptop and you need a new one now.
Bless you
Chris #32

dottielottie said...

Hi BJ, hope your feeling better for your break. Lovely tops, I love anything with polka dots. The works can be a great place to pick up crafty bargains will have to pay a visit as I like your stamps. Your desk is lovely and colourful.
Hugs Lottie #85

Julia Dunnit said...

BJ est ici! Good to see you. I saw your cute tops and immediately thought they must be for a daughter..oh, they look tiny!! Remote control of the PC...just the thing that makes me incredibly grumpy, I think you are being a very saintly gal over it!

Unknown said...

Lovely new goodies, the Works have improved their craft stash so much. Karen #39

Ohhh Snap said...

I hope you get your computer sorted out soon. Enjoy your new goodies :D! #63

Ohhh Snap said...

The "monster stamp" I made is actually a piece of clear linoleum that I carved with linoleum tools. The scissors were just to angle the edges so it was easier to have a clear space to the edge.

It is definitely easier to carve erasers than the clear block, but it was easier to carve that than the old linoleum blocks of the 70s lol.

okienurse said...

great looking desk with lots of fun stuff to snoop through. Love the new closes too. Sorry to hear about your computer. IF you lived closer I would send you one of mine that are old but working well to play on! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Sorry I am so late getting around but it was the only available time! Vickie #82