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Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Bit late in the day but only because I have been putting off starting crafting today ... something I MUST now do or there will be no birthday card for hubby on 17th!
Sharing my very disorganised workspace today ... dragged stuff in from Antarctica the conservatory so I can work in the warmth of the dining room but it means stuff is spread far and wide as the photo's will show.
So no time for my ramblings today ... head over to Julia's Stamping Ground to check out more wonderful workspaces ... you will find her HERE

So this is what is immediately in front of me all ready to start :

Then to my right :

To my left :

And then way over the other side of the kitchen is my Vagabond all set up and ready to go :

And finally the birthday pressies I got with the voucher from my friends (plus a couple of extras that just happened, somehow, to fall into my basket!)  Well, a girl can never have enough Tim Holtz Distress Stains!!!

Happy WOYWW'ing !!!

Friday, 8 February 2013

What a PERFECT week!

Well no time for crafting this week and I missed WOYWW this week too all thanks to a wonderful week of bIrThDaY celebrations.  Not even a landmark birthday either, just adding another year on and wondering how I can possibly now be 53 years old!
Week started with a stunned silence as I opened my Emails to find a group of friends had put together and got me a voucher for my favourite online craft store ... Country View Crafts!  It was an amazing surprise and totally out of the blue ... then the surprise continued when, later that morning, a huge bouquet of flowers arrived from them too.  Spoilt or what, eh?
Hubby took me to my favourite restaurant for lunch ... I rarely leave the house these days and find going out really quite difficult but we went early to avoid any rush and we had a most delicious meal.  
Now then, there is SUCH a tale to tell about Tuesday ... can't even believe I am about to say this but I went to the cinema.  I am a huge fan of Les Miserables (the stage musical version) and was desperate to see the film.  I didn't think I would get to see it so my friend is getting me the DVD just as soon as it comes out as a late birthday present ... something like a trip to the cinema is a MEGA outing and I just didn't think I'd be able to manage it.
Hubby booked tickets the week before but I didn't tell anyone I was going so I didn't have to then say "I didn't make it" when everyone asked how I got on.  I woke Tuesday morning announcing, quite confidently to hubby, "we're not going".  "We will give it a try" he responded and so we did.  I got more and more stressed as we got closer and closer but I kept telling myself that I didn't have to go in.  But I DID go in, bit of a panic attack once seated but I was IN!!!!!
SO glad I got to see it even though I don't like Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen nor Helena Bonham Carter but oh, the music and the story ... quite wonderful.  I SO wanted to go WOW! at the end, but didn't ... just love the West End style of singing and those Hollywood voices didn't really do it for me.
Wednesday came around and delivery of a new set of drawers for my crafting stuff ... has subsequently meant a MASSIVE clear out and re-organising of everything but I have now passed on stuff I have stored for years and not touched ... no longer have storage space for stuff I will not use.  
Yesterday saw me out for the THIRD time this week (I normally venture out about once in four/six weeks if I absolutely must!!!) when we went out for breakfast and today has seen a final rejiggle of my craft cupboard and me in recovery from just the best birthday week since losing mommy (and I didn't ever think I would get to the point where I could say that).
Getting dark here now so will take photo's tomorrow and in the meantime dread Monday when hubby is back at work (he had the week off in case we went away like last year for my birthday) and I have some serious crafting to do ... I have absolutely no idea where anything is now!