Tuesday, 3 April 2012

WOYWW 4th April 2012

Here we go again with the blog hop through the crafty desks of the world!!  If you aren't sure what I am talking about then you really need to pop over to the Keeper of the Desks and find out... and ask where you have been hiding yourself for the last couple of years!!
This is my desk at the moment... yes, you could say not a lot has changed since last week but honestly I have been working on the tutorial every spare moment!! Chris was home from site for a few days and left lunchtime to return to work, so hopefully I will get this finished in the next day or two... 
I have had to deal with plumbers installing new taps and sinks in the bathrooms... mannies coming to measure up the rooms for new carpets and floor coverings because we are putting the house on the market in a month ready for us to leave Canada in July/August.... so the nightmare begins... packing up my scrap room and selling all the furniture.... urgh... I am dreading it.  On the plus side, I am going home!!  It will be nice to be in my own home again... its been 4 years and I am ready... just got to get through the intervening nightmare, pack and arrange the shipping and go to Michaels and buy everything in sight because I won't have that anymore!! ;)

44 comments:

  1. I don't envy you this task. I thought your house was brand new when you bought it, but I must have been wrong, or you wouldn't be putting all that money into remodeling it in order to sell.

    I guess I should save all my Michaels coupons for you (grin). It will be fun seeing what you take and what you sell, like your lovely dining room set and other things Chris has given you over these past two years.

    All this has NOTHING to do with your desk, though, so I look forward to seeing your tutorial on that book SOON. No number yet, but you know me, anyway (grin).

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  2. Doesn't seem that long, how long have you been in Canada? I recall sending you links to all the craft stores in the Calgary area when you were still in Saudi! Will this be your final move do you think? Hope you get everything done and get some time for yourself too. I laughed out loud at you buying up Michaels but I know I'd do the same!

    Hugs
    Brenda 13

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  3. Good luck with your packing and the sale of your house. Something I dread...where would all my 'stuff' go?!? Thanks for my snoop, have a great crafty week!
    HaPpY WoYwW!
    ((Lyn)) at #22

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  4. What?? No Michael's????

    ARRRGH!!


    Moving IS a stinker, isn't it?

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  5. Oh, I do dread the time when I try to sell my place. Luckily I have a storage unit so I'd probably move as much stuff as I could into it. Yours sounds like a huge move though. When you say you're going back home - where is that?

    I'm not participating this week but wanted to check in and see what you're up to.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  6. The very thought of packing and moving all my arty stuff makes me want to lie down. Unfortunately I am at work so that is not possible. But I could hyperventilate and hide under my desk. (Not that anyone would notice.)
    RosA#40

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  7. Oh lordie I do not envy your packing, but it will be awesome to be back home! and the shopping for new things, now that is a plus! hugs from #44, and waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  8. congrats on such a short post this week! oh yes, packing and moving is so hard to do!
    happy WOYWW, happy Easter and thanks for sharing!
    blessings and hugs from #19
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  9. Oh no, no Michaels - I don't envy you at all I would hate to have to move we have far to much stuff we have accumulated over the past 27 years - hey ho - anyway Happy Crafting - love Liz# 45 :o)

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  10. ...oh gosh you have an awful lot going on...moVing is so stressful I don't envy you it'll all be worth it in the end...Mel :)

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  11. You´ll have a hard work ahead!
    I know you have been living in South Africa and Saudi... so where are you going now?
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tuire #42

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  12. Wishing you luck with the packing/shipping - July/August will be here before you know it and you'll be back home! Your desk looks so tidy today, but there are some lovely things on show - the paper pad is one I've got my eye on.
    Have a good week,Helen 18

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  13. So does that mean you are coming back to South Africa? Where is home exactly?

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  14. Packing...good luck. Would hate to have to pack my lot up.
    Hugs,
    A x

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  15. Always disrupting to have workmen in the house. Hope you can get crafting soon.

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  16. Bless you that's a task and a half moving!! I do hope this will be your last move??? Happy Easter, Hugs May x x x No11

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  17. Desk looks good, spotted Bo Bunny papers, love them.
    Have a great day,
    Sandra No92. x

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  18. I love to move...in fact I've done it 11 times! Big moves that is and can't do it enough...
    So by now you're probably guessing I told a little white lie there and you'd be right!
    I wish you nothing but good luck but try not to think of the whole picture...just do little chunks at a time helps ;D
    Thanks for letting me take a peek at your desk...
    Enjoy the Easter weekend ~ Have fun Neesie #32

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  19. Good luck with the packing dont envy you .But will be all worth it in the end to be home.
    Have fab wednesday and creative week .hugs and Happy Easter Jude x 16

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  20. Don't envy the thought of moving and packing!!

    happy WOYWW

    Miriam #107

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  21. Good luck with the packing, sounds like you're going to be busy. Take care, & enjoy peeking at the WOYWW desks this week. Zo xx 78

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  22. I dont envy you, workmen and then packing.....yuk! But when you have moved back home it will all seem worth it.

    thanks for sharing
    kyla #104

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  23. Ugh if I never have to move again it will be too soon. I don't envy the task ahead and am sorry to hear you won't have a Michaels around!

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  24. i dont envy you, i have just moved my son out and ive moved into his bedroom, that was a nitemare so a whole house, no thankie you - thanks for the peep

    Hugs
    Judie no 121

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  25. Don't envy you the move but it will be good to come home. Moving house is very stressful - says the expert who has only done it once and that was only 3 miles down the road.
    Ann B
    #75

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  26. So much creative goodness going on here, as usual...Happy Easter and spring from woyww #59

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  27. So where is home for you? I knew you'd moved around a lot - let's hope this is the last move for a while!! The thought of packing up all my stuff gives me the shivers....brrrrr.
    Hope all the work goes well :)
    Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

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  28. Good luck with the move - bet you will miss Michaels! we dont have one here in England but I am off to the States later this year so I will have a big spend there too! Hope you have a great Easter - Sunshine Girl no. 57

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  29. Gosh it will be strange for you being back in Scotland - have you had elestic walls installed to accommodate all that stash LOL

    After your limited supplies in Saudi it must have seemed like heaven having such easy access to Michaels - I'm sure you will stock up appropriately LOL

    Toni xx

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  30. Good luck with the remodel and the sale of your home. I hope things go as smoothly as possible for you. dani133

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  31. aw, bless you, it seems only a few weeks ago since you got to Canada... am with you on the Michael's thing though... neeeeeed those stores over here! Good luck with the house selling... hope it happens nice and quickly for you.. as for the packing... I cannot offer any advice cos I am the one who puts it off forever!! Lovely desk BTW... snuggles to the kitties x

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  32. Oh no, now you're making me fret about all the stuff you have to sell and all the work you have to do...but as you say, won't it be great to come home..(for a while??). No hurry for the tute, really, we can wait. Whilst tapping our fingers.....

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  33. What a pain to be packing and shifting, but home must be light at the end of the tunnel. You must be pretty good at the logistics by now. Tutorial writing is quite a detailed task, isn't it?
    Hope everything goes smoothly
    Ros. #105

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  34. Oh good luck with your move! That isn't an easy task. Happy WOYWW and Easter! Warmly, Tracy #28

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  35. Good luck with the packing and the move. Thanks for showing us around your space. Happy Easter. #35

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  36. Crikey thats a big job, hope all goes well. Made me giggle abut buying up everything in Michaels, don't blame you x
    Sophie no.71

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  37. Moving even though you are going home is still a hassle. If I had to pack up my craft room for a move I would probably do better by leaving it and taking the furniture cost wise. Hope you have a great Easter. Vickie#60

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  38. Oh my...no Michaels? I don't envy your ensuing task. Moving is just not fun...period. I hope it all goes well for you! Happy WOYWW #31

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  39. please please please can you try to get me some white sharpie permanent markers from Micheal's?? then when we have lunch in August I can exchange them for an exquisitely wrappered doone thang...

    just hang onto the thought of Blighty and you will get through...

    Dx @80

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  40. Uh, oh.... renovating, or at least' fixing up'.... and moving....a double whammy ....

    good luck with all of it...

    Vee
    #156

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  41. Better get a head start on that trip to Michaels! Ha, that truly made me laugh. I don't envy you to have to pick up, fix up, pack up and move stuff. It is a prime time to truly decide what material things are needed and what can be passed on-a great time to organize.

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  42. Where is home? Nosey parker wants to know as I suspect it might be here - the UK?
    Hope you manage to get all your craft stuff shipped ok as where you are going. Also hope you will still be able to treat us to the delights of your lovely creations with Graphic 45 papers. Do I espy something on your desk - a box with drawers?
    Sorry I am so late, things got in the way. Thanks for sharing, stopping by me and putting your number (so appreciated.) Happy Easter - Hugs, Neet #10 xx

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  43. The thought of packing my crafting room is enough to bring on a nervous breakdown, so I don't envy you. Moving house is bad enough without that. Where is "home" for you? Hope all goes well and you keep in touch with us all. Have a good Easter. xx Maggie #9

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  44. Oh! What news! Good luck with the packing! Are you going to Scotland and if so where in Scotland? I am sure you will settle back in pretty soon! Hugs xx

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