I started this post on Saturday because it has been a painful one to write (insert sad tears). I found out via Julia's post that a dear friend and desker Elizabeth Harms passed away last Wednesday 8th July in Melbourne. Flat Susan also dedicated a post to her as well. No doubt there will be many more.
I met Elizabeth in Melbourne at a craft gathering, she was Elizabeth Queenartoypia, boisterous, full of life and very generous. We found out we lived close to each other so we made a point to catch up and craft together when we could. At first I didn't know how to take her, she wouldn't lie to you-she would tell you how it is-I liked that kind of friendship. If you did the wrong thing then watch out!!!
She was involved with the refugees from Sudan and helped them settle as they arrived-such a generous person she was, Elizabeth.
She rescued a cat called Yoda who frequents her desk and blog-Yoda you will be missed too. Every Wednesday when WOYWW would come alive her blog would be the first I would visit (insert sad choking tears). I wanted to read about her work which was very interesting behind the scenes of the television channels and her desk had the best outdoor view from the window. And I wanted to see Yoda and what he got up to. I just went back and re read her whole blog- I cannot believe we will not have her on Wednesdays anymore.
We kept in touch via email and through our craft desks...we shall all miss our Eliza and Yoda
Herald Sun Tributes
Her Bestie DeDe has written a dedication to her HERE.
Rest In Peace dear Elizabeth.
It's that time of the week again where we show our work areas. I always like to start off with a fresh clean desk. This desk has a beautiful natural globe above it so is the brightest part of my craft room. I left the ikea orange rubbish bin (love those Ikea fold away bins), and a yellow bucket to hold odds and ends like my glasses. Yes there are two pairs of glasses in the picture.
Of course I shoved everything onto this desk which I used to use all the time but the lighting isn't as good and its a foldaway table so abit wobbly where as the top photo is a wooden dining table so its very secure and wobble free. We stampers love non wobbly desks don't we? My Pocket Letter Folder is wide open ready for the next installment. that little wire thingy hanging off the desk on the right with a face washer in it is a cup holder. My best purchase so far I still dont know why I put a plastic bag over the base of the light lamp to the top left of the photo that Julia thought was hiding chocolates.
Then I have my go-to desk right behind the computer that I have been using to write my postcards on, fresh sheet of stamps ready to go onto postcards and envelopes. The folder in the middle of the table holds unused gorgeous postage stamps from the Cocos Islands, I will showcase the beautiful postage stamps I have collected so far with the intention to use but they are too beautiful to use.
I've started a project called A Postcard a Day, I hope you can join me. I also hope I get enough postcards to be able to keep this up everyday, will you help me? You can send your postcard to:
P O Box 81
Geebung QLD 4034
I would be delighted to swap a postcard with you in return. I am hoping to collect a postcard from every corner of the world. It would make my day/month/year. So if you are going to send me a card please write WOYWW on it so I can show yours off on Wednesdays, and also identify what country it's coming from and acknowledge it.
Joining Julia's Stamping Ground for more desk snoops around the world. ATC's for the anniversary are almost redone now so thanks for being patient - those who have swapped with me. Thank you to the following people that have sent their ATCs to me so far: Sharsilverwolf?-sorry the writing is smudged on the back of the ATC, Laura Rumble, Diane Williams, Sandra De Marchi, Robyn Oliver