Wednesday, 20 February 2013

WOYWW

Hello everyone,
I hope you and yours are safe and warm.
Not bad here, almost drying weather outside.
Busy day yesterday, Mum had an eye appointment and we went to the Art Galleries to see the British Museum Egypt Exhibition before it closed and went for lunch.  Then had a wander round the ground floor together before the hospital. She was in there over 2 hours, we were in some nick when we finally got out - both of us all seized up after 2 hours round the Galleries, then 2 hours sitting about the hospital.  We were holding each other up! !
Anyway onto the desk. This was taken Tuesday night after the hospital. 
I have had this Tando Creative wreath for a few years and now I'm crafting again I'm determined to use up stuff that I've had for ages. Hence the freebie Christmas paper from I don't know when, but Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. Ribbons are from stash.
In case you're wondering why I'm displaying a messy desk please go to Julia's blog at The Stamping Ground where you'll see all the other crafters displaying their mess.
Please join in, it's great fun.

41 comments:

  1. Hope you've loosened up a bit Alison sounds like a long wait ..hope your mam is ok :) huggles hun Sue J xxx

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    1. Thanks Sue, I replied on your blog. We have both loosened up now. Back again in March and April for more injections.

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  2. It's so much fun seeing your desk Alison. Sounds like you had a great time at the museum. It's funny how on the internet you talk to people every day who live in places you can only dream of visiting. If only someone would invent a way to email ourselves anywhere the world and back whenever we wanted!

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    1. I know right. Teleportation is what we all want.
      Wouldn't it be fab!

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  3. sounds like a good if long day! love the wreath and can't believe those papers were freebies!
    Debxx

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  4. Hi Alison, interesting stuff on your desk, looking forward to seeing what you create with it.

    I too love museums but two hours would kill me, you and your mum really did well. Have a great day, kate x

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    1. I used to spend whole days with the kids going between the Galleries and the old Transport Museum when it was across the road.
      We would do one, and either picnic in park or lunch in the cafe then the other.
      Two hours is my max now.

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  5. Morning Alison, what a busy day yesterday, hope you have loosened up and your mum is ok. A busy desk too, that's what I like UIU!
    Carol. #56

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    1. Definitely have had a better day today.
      I'm definitely Using It Up this year. ;-)

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  6. Hi Alison - wish I could get around to using up bits that have been there for ages - but something new always gets in the way. If you think your desk is messy then lady you don't know messy until you've seen mine and there is no way I am posting a photo of that. lol.

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    1. Go on Marie-Louise - let us all see your desk, we see your lovely cards, why not your creative messsy place!!!!

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  7. Ooh that looks like an interesting project, looking forward to seeing the end results.

    The bears @#98 this week

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  8. Hey Alison, sounds like a good day. Hope you aren't still stiff :) I too am attempting to use up or donate to good causes ancient stash, especially with a move to NYC looming...Hubby wants me to take a slimmer craft room...hmmm... Happy WOYWW. Cx #99

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    1. There's no such thing, how can he ask that of you?????
      Mind you NYC ?

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  9. Lovely project on the go, the colours are great x
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 72

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  10. I'm on a mission to use up stuff I've held on to for ages too- its ridiculous how it piles up! Have a great week,Hugs, Shaz #91 xx

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  11. Hi Alison!
    I wish I could have gone with you and your mum to the Egyptian exhibit. I missed a similar one here in Boston and am still kicking myself for it.
    Sounds like you two had one busy day. I hope your mum is well.

    That is great that you can pull out and use up stuff you have been hanging on to for a while. I have some old projects that really need to get done. I am thinking an upcoming crop with my girlfriends just might be the time to pull that off!

    Have a blessed day!
    Belinda (66)

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  12. Hi Alison, yesterday sounds like quite a day and I just know how you felt after a couple of hours sitting around waiting - guaranteed to make the old bones seize up! I notice that you 'write' the names of the DIs on the back of the cut n' dry too. I struggle with the writing and then often struggle again to read what I've written on the back of each piece - still it is better than having to wash after each and every use. Oh, and I should take a leaf out of your book and work on some poor forgotten projects ... maybe next week :) Happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #58

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  13. Hi Alison, do hope your Mom is ok. The museum sounds like fun. I have been to a couple LARGE ones and still cannot get enough of them. I love the painters, guess it is all the art history I took. Your desk looks challengeing this week. I too have things on mine that have been laying around for a couple of years.
    Kriosha #21

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  14. Oh! I bet this is going to look just amazing when you're finished!!!! I have so many undone and half-done projects hidden away, it's scary! Hopefully this is the year I get tons FINISHED, lol!

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  15. glad you had each other to prop/be propped up! what an exhausting schedule!!
    lovely things on your busy desk - love those papers :)
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 30

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  16. I hope you will blog this finsihed for us all to come back and have a look at. I would struggle to do Christmas at this time of year but for some people I know it works for them
    Wishing you a really great WOYWW
    Ria #73

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  17. how do I become a follower on your blog Alison?
    Ria

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    1. Ria, there's a widget type thing on the side for following.

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    2. Hi Alison
      I must be a bit dim because when I came over to your desk yesterday the followers bit was not visible at all, never mind I am there for you now.
      Ria

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  18. Just hopped back to say I saw your comment on my blog. LOL those are wine coolers and they hold about 30 bottle each. I belong to a wine club so the wine comes every 6 months. I like my wine, but can not drink it THAT fast, so I keep it stored. LOL

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  19. Hi Alison - thanks for stopping by - Christmas in February - how organised are you then !!!! I was feeling smug I was planning my Mother's Day card !! Have a great week Ali x #27

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  20. Hi Alison
    You have some lovely stash there, can't wait to see your project finished. I'm glad I'm not the only one still Christmas crafting...I made 12 Xmas cards at the end of Jan!!!
    Thank you for stopping by my new blog
    Have a happy week
    Lynda B xx #160

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  21. Love purple and green as a colour combination - at one time most of what I did ended up that way. Wreath will be fab when finished.
    Ann B
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  22. I agree we all need to use up a lot of the stashed back stuff. THat is my goal for the year that I have already broken several times. I have been to the Eqyptian room several times and see a lot of new every time I go through the museum. Not bad for an old girl that lives in Oklahoma! I was kind of angry with a group of Asian visitors one time allowing their children to crawl all over the Rosetta stone and when I went this last time it was roped off! Happy dance. I don't think people realize how important these things are. Okay enough grousing. Have a great week. Vickie #28

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  23. I know what you mean about seizing up, lol Hope your mom is doing well. Looks like some fun doings with that wreath, I just finished one myself....it's a winter theme, got it up just in time for spring!! HA! Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  24. Ooooh Christmassy!!! excited to see the finished result!
    Mo xxx #81

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  25. that's not something I expected to see this week..... Christmas, well it's good to get organised and i know what you mean about using stuff up, but somehow I never manage it
    have a good week
    janet #32

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  26. Hi Alison!

    oh the Egyptian exhibit...I wish I could have been in your pocket! I wish I was as organized as you, to start on Christmas! My hat is off to you! Thank you for the visit. I plan to make a tutorial, when I get it allllllll figured out! HA.

    Hugs, Robin #122

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  27. Lucky you to be able to see the Egyptian exhibit! YOu've some beautiful papers displayed on your oh-so-neat desk. I admire you for using up your stash. You'll be an inspiration to me, to do the same, not just keep buying more (usually cause I can't find something I know I have, need it then, can't find it!). TFSharing your desk today & your outing. Hope the eye appt went well for your Mom too.

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  28. Well done on getting on with your Christmas wreath remember to put it somewhere that you can find
    It before the big day ! I'm quite envious of your trip to the Egyptian exhibit. I used to go to a lot of galleries but have sorely lapsed in recent times. They're a great source of inspiration. Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving nice comments. Thanks also for leaving a nice comment about my son i will pass it on as I know it will mean a lot to him . Have a lovely day x

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  29. Two hours round a museum and then two hours in a hospital would have finished me off. Half an hour of standing at the funeral today and I was totally seized up. Hope the hospital appointment went well. Thank you for your visit and have a good week. xx Maggie #42

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  30. At least the trip around the museum gave you something to talk about whilst waiting for the hospital!
    Liking that wreath! Love to see someone else working on C stuff in February!
    x

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  31. Those Christmas papers are lovely! Actually, they look familiar, I think I might have some around here too :)
    Thanks for visiting! Happy late WOYWW!

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  32. Alison-you must s how this off when you are finished-very interesting! Happy WOYWW!

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  33. You look like when you're ready to get down to business you're so organized.

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