Wednesday, 28 May 2014

WOYWW 5th Birthday

That's bunting for this special day!
Because of WOYWW....
I received a lovely surprise today.... thanks to Annie (Wipso) and Jo (Twiglet)
and Dolores gave me this lovely ATC when she visited some time ago...
the reason is that today is 
the 5th Birthday
 of Julia's family of deskers. 
Happy Birthday
 to everyone who participates each week, the snoopers as well as the deskers who share their crafty places for all the world to see. 
It has brought fun and friendship to so many crafters over those five years so to join in the celebrations get over quick as you can to Julia's Stamping Ground before the champers runs out!
Thanks so much to Julia for being the hostess with the mostest.

 I can't get to my crafty stuff to make any ATCs due to my renovations  and I didn't plan to participate, but Annie & Jo still each sent me lovely ATCs and cards. Thanks to such
special friends made through
that's the 
Wonders of the World Wide Web
What's on your Workdesk Wednesday
 I have to mark the day and just realised that I can make just one, which will probably be stitched, so I have added my name to the list.
My desk isn't in a very celebratory state and this above (pictured mid state last week) became this below.
Two wall and two base cupboards emptied and removed.
All this, below, is now in my neighbour's garage

All the shelves and stash have gone from this side of the window

and this will be my last job to box up this lot today before the plumbers move in and transform one end into a ground floor shower and toilet.
I really don't know where it will go but it will have to go somewhere!

You are all invited to the grand reopening... on line of course! 
Have a great 5th birthday.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh wow, I don't envy you with that renovation. You have one big mess on your hands. But you have more stuff than I have ever seen, except maybe in stamp and scrapbook stores. Oh, and fabric stores, too (grin). Happy, happy 5th Anniversary from #22.

Annie said...

We couldn't miss you out Jo but really don't expect one in return...your friendship is worth everything. Really hope your alterations go to plan....can't wait to get into our little bungalow and be surrounded by building mess lol
Happy's to many more.
Annie x

Twiglet said...

Oh Jo - what a mammoth project for you to tackle. I hope it goes like clockwork and you soon have everything back to normal. Thanks for sharing our little ATCs with the WOYWWers - just a bit of our craftiness to keep you going!! x Jo

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow Jo things are certainly on the move there... will look forward to the transformation indeed!! Would like to be your neighbour :D
Thanks so much for offering to make a wee thing for Lauryn. Having had one go through it knew you would understand. Sad to see such a wee little dot so ill. Love and thanksgiving for WOYWW and our friendship. Shaz in Oz.#18

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow! Well I wish you luck with it all. I've just had my bathroom ripped out and a wet room style shower etc put in. The mess and noise were mad but so worth it in the end. Hope you find room for all your stash! Enjoy your day & take care. Zo xx 80

Sandy Leigh said...

Hang in there! This will be done one day! I know we have some renovations in our future for sure. Happy WOYWW Fifth Anniversary! Sandy Leigh #85

Sue said...

Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversary.

Hope everything goes to plan and you can get your crafting area up and running again soon.

I hope you have a good WOYWW. Sue 59

Neet said...

Been there, done it and worn the t-shirt but that does not help you. Plaster dust gets everywhere - and I mean everywhere.
Good luck with it all and I will see you around the 16th hopefully. To christen the new loo Hicky style?
Hugs, Neet xx
ps need to keep away from the dust, suffered terribly with Chas painting those cupboards - and in the garage too. No good!

Paul Browning said...

You'll be glad you had the excuse to take photos of how your room is looking at the moment. When it's all finished and new you'll have documented the "before & after' shots and wowing us all with the transformation. Hope you are up and crafting soon. Pxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Dolores was telling me about your mammoth building project! it looks as if it's well under way, won't it be wonderful when it's finished!!
I'd like to thank YOU actually for having always been a supporter, advisor, comic and friend for the past couple of years. It is my privilege to know you - I am really aiming to come up to Liverpool and meet up again :-)
Hugs, LLJ 1 xxxx

dottielottie said...

Oh! I don't envy you all that hard work, but hopefully it will all be worth it in the end.It's lovely having friends who care about you, I'm sure you would do the same for them.Happy WOYWW.
Hugs Lottie

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Jo, I do sympathise with the renovation! So much mess created, it drives you potty. Just keep repeating the DIY-ers mantra-' It will look lovely when its finished', lol.Happy 5th, Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #72 xx

tilly said...

sitting here sulking because I am not looking after your 'stuff'

I hope all goes well and it is not to traumatic, it will be more than worth it!
Hugs Tilly x

Caro said...

I hope all the alterations go well and that you manage to find space for everything in the end. Thanks for sharing and joining in the anniversary fun! Happy 5th WOYWW Anniversary. Caro x (#43)

Helen said...

oh my.... that is mega-renovation indeed!! Shame you couldn't make the crop this year, but seeing these pictures, I can understand why!! Hope it goes well and you can unpack that lot again very soon! Helen 7

Anne said...

Phewww I hope all goes well with the renovations and you will soon be able to get straight again. Happy 5th Anniversary Anne x #36

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Booh Hooh! No crafting for a while - hope it gets done quicker than expected! Are you going to Bolton at the weekend? Chrisx 61

Neil said...

Good luck moving all that away. I'm sure it will be worth it in the end and I look forward to seeing it finished. Happy fifth birthday lol

Anonymous said...

OMG! That is truly intimidating - it gives me the shakes even thinking about having to tidy up my room let alone clear it out! Can't wait for the BIG REVEAL. I so missed you at the crop, but if you ever find yourself with time to kill in my neck 'o the woods, LMK.
Got totally ambushed yesterday so late to the party
Happy 5 year WOYWW!
Mary Anne (2)

Anonymous said...

I am having the most frustrating issues with Blogger this morning - I keep getting Server not found errors, then it does show with no photos, then I comment and it won't post it... I think I managed to comment but might have put it on some other post (or maybe even commented the same on two posts, but not actually the right one! DOH! But I trust you will find it eventually. Just pretend it goes HERE LOL!

Got totally ambushed yesterday so late to the party
Happy 5 year WOYWW!
Mary Anne (2)

voodoo vixen said...

Oh yikes Jo... so glad I am not the only one with their stash all packed up in boxes... but mine will be on the open seas for a couple of months... at least you can visit yours! LOL Happy 5th WOYWW Anniversary to you, hugs from Annette #3

Elizabeth said...

hI jO, Belated happy WOYWW. Oh my! Having recently been through the trauma of packing, and still not quite fully recovered, I can only sympathise and hope that the refurbishment goes without a hitch. The new shower room will make it all worth while, I think. Hope all goes well and you have a good week. Elizabeth x #97

Chrysalis said...

Crumbs, Jo, I know just what you're going through as we did the same over a four month period last year. Take heart - it does come to an end and will be wonderful when finished! In the meantime, enjoy each day - and thank goodness for kind neighbours with garages, eh?! Hugs, Chris # 15

sandra de said...

All the best with your renovations, I am sure it will be well worth the effort. You seem to have it all under control with your storage system.
Sandra @64

cockney blonde said...

Oh Goodness Jo. I really don't envy you all that upgheaval, and your poor
I'm sure it will all be lovely when its finished, x

Eliza said...

Renovations are a pain at the best of times, I do hope this means you get a new crafting area as well as a new loo as Neet puts it. Keep smiling you're lucky you can store you stuff at the neighbours.

Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversary
Hugs Eliza & Yoda 8

Angela Radford said...

Bit late visiting this week, hope you are having a nice WOYWW anniversary week despite the renovations. I found myself in a similar situation some time ago and the only option was to convert the loft. I am sure you will find somewhere for all the crafty stuff.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Hettie said...

On are having a lot of work done. I don't envy you at all.
Happy anniversary.
Hugs xx

peggy apl said...

Hello, Jo! Dropping by to greet you a very happy 5th WOYWW anniversary! Oh, I hope your renovation goes smoothly and things turn out just as you want them to!

Blessings and hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

ike said...

OMGoodness !!! I really don't envy you having the renovations - I know it will be great when it's done but NO crafting !!! ????
You are the next under me with an Asterisk so I shall be sending an ATC to you :-D
May I have your address please ?

IKE in Greece #66 xxx


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