It's Wednesday and I am showing you my desk again...linking this post to the Stamping Ground.
Here's my desk picture for WOYWW 583!
What can you spot?
A few Copics that I just filled up.
A couple of Posca pens that I had been using to put finishing touches to my journal.
My yoga mat because I just was doing an online yoga class
Last week's UFO finished...
Once again I have turned to my little cross-stitch bag for my next UFO... my Dad made that rug in the background...
As you may know Melbourne is now in Stage 4 restrictions having declared a state of disaster because of the Coronavirus.
Just think, this time last year we were in Fiji celebrating our middle son's wedding!
Anyway... I have continued to make masks for us and members of the family.
My favourite style at the moment is the one on the right, based on this You Tube video but using hair ties instead of elastic...
but I have also tried this gaiter style:
My husband has been keeping busy finding jobs to do...
One of the things he did was take apart a broken washing machine to see what bits he could salvage. I am sure this will come in useful:
My husband and I spent the last 5 years and in particular 2019 preparing to move back to Melbourne. We lived here before, from 1998 to 2004 and our three sons never left when we moved on to Hong Kong. Our daughter returned 18 months ago. We were so excited to be living once more in the same country as our kids and their families.
However it was quite a wrench to leave my Mum and Dad behind, especially as I had provided more and more support for them, along with the help of my brother and sister.
Imagine my sadness when I heard that my Dad had passed away in the early hours of yesterday morning. He had been admitted to hospital at the end of June with a high temperature and fatigue - he was subsequently tested positive for Covid-19. Although he recovered from the virus he was left much weakened and his health had deteriorated. He was moved into a nursing home for palliative care. Mum and my brother and sister had managed to visit him there for occasional 10 minutes at a time and he was comfortable. However in the last few days he became less so and he slipped away in his sleep...