Tuesday, 31 August 2010

WOYWW 65

Had a happy day yesterday as all the money that was spirited from our bank, via a scam, has safely been put back, the sun shone, and now I'm looking forward to some better luck to come. DH is doing really well since his emergency holiday on the Costa del NHS and was well enough to rescue me from darkness by installing a new fluorescent light fitting in my craft room. However before he'd start I had to clear some space on the table for his tools. Soooooooo...........tada!.........
Don't blink because you'll miss it... that's my work table cleared. I haven't had so much space to work on for ages and didn't know there are so many strawberries on that table cover!
I awarded myself a cuppa in my lovely star mug and a couple of bickies before I perused the wonderful sight and started crafting. As usual it didn't take long to get messy but I'm still not as bad as usual. I know, I've said it before but, there's my crowned letter L still waiting to be finished. At the RHS back, that mini chest has found it's own use as it proved to be so handy for storing spare stamped images. Then there is a new acquisition waiting to be altered ( I know... how many more can I get in that pipeline?).... 3 wooden mini albums in a display stand. Another great bargain find by my lovely friend Jayne.
Well this is the state of things now after I've almost finished a couple of step cards. 
If you are wondering what this is all about then pop over to the blog of our inspiration and instigator of WOYWW, Julia at Stamping Ground and share our wonderful Wednesday obsession of spying on the desks of so many willingly crazy crafters.
Last week I managed to visit every one for the first time as it was excellent therapy to keep my mind off all the problems life was chucking my way of late whilst DH was in hospital. Hope you read my sincere thanks in my previous post for all the love and support we received last week. I feel that the nightmare has ended now but it helped to get me through.
Sorry I couldn't manage to leave a comment on some WOYWWer's blogs I visited but some just wouldn't let me!! 
Right stand by your desks... I'm off to snoop!

45 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

So glad to hear about your hubby's steady recovery. Wow, I didn't even know you had strawberries on your desk until that first pic. However, I blinked, and they were gone (grin). Have an awesome WOYWW. Sounds like things are starting to get much better.

Cath Wilson said...

Wow, Jo! Super tidy! Love the cards you're working on, too. Hope it soon gets back to its usual state - super creative, lol. So glad you got your money back and that Dave is improving. Happy WOYWW! Cath x

joey said...

Oh my Gosh now I am going to have to get some strawberries! they will be on my mind allday lol, glad all is now ok with your hubby. Those cards look super I love the way you said a couple of step cards like water of a ducks back I really have to think about those types of cards lol. Have a good week. Joey.xxx

Wipso said...

So glad to hear life is making a steady improvement for you. We seem to both be spending too much time watching the NHS work lately Jo. Lets hope all health returns to somewhere near normal very soon. I loved the peep at your wonderful artwork Jo.
A x

Sue said...

Hi Ya
glad DH doing well after holiday! lol, great piccies, gorgeous cards,Have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Lisa aka Myran said...

I like your step cards! I have never made one myself, but maybe I'll have a go today :) Hope your husband is doing better now. Thanks for the peek!

Dawn said...

Very clean and tidy lol love the strawberry TC nearly bought some of this may still get it. Although I have to say love the messy desk

Love Dawn xx

Artyjen said...

Hope all is on the up....what a nightmare it has been lately for you....hugs
xoxo Sioux

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Its good to hear DH is making a steady recovery. Great snoop this week......fab cards and loving the Strawberry table cloth.

A.xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Thanks for the snoop ... and the biccies were yummy ... sorry about the crumbs :0)

Jan said...

wow!!! Great work space and I'm glad your DH is doing better :)
love the table cloth, too :)

minnie_mac said...

Your workspace looks wonderful. Sorry to hear that you and your husband have been having such difficult times, so it's good to know that things are getting better. Love these cards that you have made.

Marilyn

Phree said...

Lovely step cards, and a fab table cover - all those strawberries left my mouth watering.

Cardarian said...

Nice and clean work space, love the stary mug! messy is always nice too - ha, ha woywwers like messy anyway! Lovely art on your desk!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Theresa said...

Congrats on your happy day! Good to hear success stories. What a fun worktable with so much room. Will be fun to see what you create!

Helen said...

Great news about your DH and that the bank have reimbursed your money - hope they catch the cuplrits. Love your desk, good to see you getting messy (creative) again!

Sunshine Girl said...

Sorry to hear about your husband and the scam - hope you are having a far better week this week! I like the way the tidy desk didnt stay tidy for long - its like that in my house! I got the washi tape from http://www.castorandpollux.co.uk/ they are right on the sea front just a short way from the pier. I was in great excitement in there so much so they were asking me where I had heard of it etc. I assume they will post if you need them to. Have fun :)

Sunshine Girl said...

Just need to warn you that there are loads of fab colours (the tapes I bought were the pack of 3 ones) and I deliberated for ages between the yellow, the brown and the blue sets (they are £9 for the 3 so I couldnt afford more than one (especially as OH was with me!!)) so in the end I settled for the orange and turquoise set so that I at least had two colours! still not played with them - fingers crossed I will tomorrow (its that or the ironing!).

Cheryl said...

oh glad to hear things are improving for you,as for your work space is so lovely and creative,love cheryl xxx

Clare H said...

Great idea a wipe able table cloth to protect your table., thanks for the snoop

butlersabroad said...

Glad to hear things are looking brighter for you both, what a crap couple of worrying weeks you mush have had, hope things continue to improve. Glad you've got back to the desk and are getting good and inky again, it's really great therapy.

Hugs
Brenda

Darcy said...

glad your hubby is doing well and that you got finances sorted, that all must have been pretty awful.

lovely tablecloth, so bright and cheery, even when only little bits are showing thu lol

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great news that your DH is doing better, really positive news. What a wonderfully tidy desk, just the way I like it LOL. Love the artwork on your desk too, very creative. Have a lovely evening, Tracy x

Kate said...

I couldn't work with that table cover, I'd be forever hungery. How frightening having your money taken in a scam, glad its all sorted.

** Kate **

Carola Bartz said...

I'm relieved that your table gets messy pretty quickly as well. Funny how that always happens. Like the cards you have on your desk!

Ciara said...

Glad things are going better this week and lovely to see your bright & cheery desk - I can almost smell the strawberries!

Ciara
xx

kath said...

love your crafty corner jo...thanks for sharing...hugs kath xxx

Doone said...

go on - show us - what is under the strawberries?

ahhh - did you not dig that deep? there are several more layers I bet you - and at the bottom?

that thingummie you lost in 1999

Dx

PS I have never met a colour I didn't immediately decide was my Real True Love (till the next one passes into my field of vision)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, am so sorry to hear your news, hope that tommorrow is a better day for you. Love your table cover, I have seen one with sunflowers on, I must have it, lol!

Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful stash, take care hugs Heidi xx

Lynne in NI said...

Wow Jo, sounds like you've been having a very 'exciting' time recently, hope life calms down a bit and glad to hear your DH is doing well. Fab desk BTW, your cards are so pretty

lisa said...

I'm so happy that things are beginning to look rosy for you Jo. Brilliant news about your pennies and even better news that DH is feeling like doing a few things again. You must feel almost lightheaded. No wonder the artistic juices are flowing. Those cards look gorgeous.
Have fun.
Hugs Lisax

Thistleblue said...

evening Jo, so glad your hubby is doing better and that you got your money thing sorted! Thanks for sharing your lovely tidy desk but thanks even more for the second shot with your fab crafty goodies! Happy WOYWW!
hugs
Michelle
xx

Lin said...

As a previous victim of attempted Bank fraud I sympathise with you. Seems to me we never had these problems before they invented the plastic card!

Glad to hear your DH is on the mend, most worrying when they are at the mercy of the NHS and all it's bugs and things.

Am I allowed to say this........ oh that cloth, busy or what!!!

Love the look of your little stand with the three books in it.

Lin xx

Maggie's Crafts said...

So spacious! Lovely. :) Love the table cover, so mouth watering. :)

Spyder said...

aw, just what I like to see, a fabulous crafty room, with tea and biscuits laid on a fantastic strawberry table cloth, and to top it all, Promakers in the back ground...of course the cherry on the top would be a jar of Nutella complete with spoon!

have a good woyww!!
((Lyn)

olive said...

well Jo, you're not having much fun are you.. so glad that life is getting back on track and that hubby is better. loving your desk so tidy! Ciao xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Golly sounds like you have been through the wars the last wee while. Love the Tablecloth. Thanks for sharing the desk. The stepper cards look brilliant, Hazelxoxo

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Jo, I miss one WOYWW and so much happens. Am so happy to read the good news before I went back to the bad news. DH's progress is great - hope things are better in Brighton too. As for the money thing - phew. Talk about all or nothing. You sure do deserve some me time - your desk looks great clean, but better busy!

Susan Allan said...

Your work space looks so comfortable. It reminds me of a warm county kitchen heated by an Aga.

Keep on having fun
Sue xx

downrightcrafty said...

wow love all those strawberries oh my I am hungry now.

Thanks for the comment, I agree that even though you are not as messy as last week, you are sort of middle of the road to others I have visited. Thanks for the belated return snoop
Hugs Kate xx

Twiglet said...

That strawberry cloth is fab - so cheery - love your artwork too- bit late with my comment - I have been bilberry picking in the sunshine today and gardened for M. yesterday!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

glad to hear your good news. LOL about your "now you see it, now you don't" strawberries. i know what you mean about a tidy desk changing in the blink of an eye!

Rachel said...

That second picture means I don't have to hate you! And the strawberries are very cool.

Thanks for sharing.

ikki said...

Hi, late as usual but here at last! Good news about your cash, and I actually love those strawberries. Being late I see you finished your stepper cards, and they look great - must have a go at these. Hope the rest of the week goes well. ikki

Morti said...

Just running by and giving a wave as I read your WOYWW in a last ditch attempt to get round all the desks before the next one..... ROFL