Wednesday, 7 May 2014


Here we go again.... sung to the well known tune of same name!  Yes, here it is Wednesday already and my desk is looking very bare... except for some ATC's I started for the big swap... but haven't finished yet.
I was actually congratulating myself last week because I am normally in the throws of moving when the WOYWW Anniversary comes around... and here I am in the new house and unpacked already!!  Except I thought too soon... cos we have now been giving our leaving Oz date and it is in 4 weeks.  So I am now in full on get cats paperwork sorted, get lists made, find out about shippers, sell off anything that can't be shipped mode... 
So before I get the packing boxes out of the storage cupboard and start packing again.... (insert your own expletives at this point because all mine are used up) I thought I would take a step back and show you the scraproom before it goes into dismantle mode.  This is my working corner, the scrap desk and computer desk under the window..
and the rest of the room is storage for stash.. oh and little Pandy keeping me company in a cardboard box on the floor... 
So if youa re wondering what I am rabbiting about with visiting desk, check out the leader of the desk snoop, Julia, for all the details.   I will be around to visit peeps, leave me a number to keep the process fast and easy and if anyone wants to swap an ATC... let me know in the comments.


  1. Good grief Annette. Will it ever stop? Is this the last and final move? Are you heading home for good? If so, I'll send you an ATC in Scotland. If that's not where you'll land for GOOD, let me know, please.

    If I could help, I would. It's a big mess and such a time consuming job. Seems the previous landlord put you out a couple of months too soon.

    I'm off MY rant now, too. My expletives aren't as used up as yours.

    Happy WOYWW, dear friend.

  2. Shame you have to move again just after unpacking it must be so tough to get it all out then just put it all away again I totally understand we just keep moving around in our house at the moment painting here moving everything out of the way
    hugs Nikki no#

  3. I'll mail you a couple coloured images once you get settled in to use how ever you like.

  4. Oh Annette there aren't enough expletives to cover how you must be feeling. It only feels. Like yesterday you got there!

    Hope everything goes smoothly. What is the situation with the kitties when they get home? Will they have to go into Quarrantine?

  5. Hope you move goes well & what a pain in the backside it all is having to keep moving. Happy woyww Jill #13

  6. Oh my, not again... you've barely settled in... good luck with the move - where to this time? I know from visiting Elizabeth you'll be (briefly?) back in Scotland.... xxx Helen 13

  7. Oh my, moving is sooo stressful... sending lots of love and energy your way...
    Happy WOYWW :)
    no. 7

  8. Moving?! Now where are you going? Can't quite make out your ATCs, I'm intrigued. Yes let's swap ATCs! Good luck with the packing,tho you sound like you're a pro at it. Thanks for the earlier visit! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #8

  9. Have mercy! You move so often I just never know where you'll be next and for how long! I've moved my scrapping stuff maybe 3 times and it was a monstrous job - I can't imagine doing it as many times as you have. Having said that I almost feel like we NEED to move, just to force a proper sort out. :)

    Happy WOYWW!

    Mary Anne (1)

  10. Oh you poor thing no sooner unpacked and up and running again and your packing your bags - crikey - where too next Annette? Anyway exciting?

  11. Well, what can one say - everyone has said it before me and I will join in with the cussin' for you. Feel so sorry for you having to repack, you must have it off to a fine at by now but t is no consolation.
    Good luck Annette, hope Tom-Tom and Pandy are ok.
    Hugs Neet xx 25

  12. I don't know how you've got the strength to do it all, Annette....I couldn't do it! What on earth does your husband (or you!) do for a living that entails so much moving around? And where are you off to this time? I'm such a home bird, been here 17 years, but I haven't let the clutter get out of hand either.
    So I'm glad I gave you a giggle this morning, sounds like you needed it!
    Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

  13. Perhaps you should just live in a container and they can pic you up and move you lock stock and barrel without all the packing involved? Kidding of course...cant BELIEVE you are on the move AGAIN! You don't say where too...? Home? For good? or will that never happen? (hugs) from across the ocean.

    Was a nice space while it lasted though!

  14. I guess the cat just stays in the box just in case! What a pain this moving house lark is eh? Good luck with the ATCs [where will we be sending yours to?]
    Annie x # 27

  15. Oh Annette, my heart goes out to you. You must be so sick of all those boxes.

    I'll let rip a few ##@**#'s for you.

    Deep breath and hope all goes well with the organising.

    BIG (((hugs)))
    Toni xx

  16. Sorry to hear you're on the move so soon after having to move from your old house to this one.....think I'd be cursing too.

  17. Hope your move goes smoothly and you all resettle without a hitch. By this time I am sure you have experienced every moving crisis imaginable. Send me your addie and I will pop an atc in post while you are still in Australia. My email
    Sandra @41

  18. My family and I have been living in the same house for nearly 15 years, but with our youngest daughter moving away to college and aging parents around 500 miles away, I know we need to move soon. However, I can't imagine having to move as often as you have. I have to say you seem to be very organized and efficient at it based on the looks of your studio. Blessings! WOYWW #52

  19. Hi Annette
    Happy WOYWW.OH MY are moving poor woman...where too this time and surely this has to needs to create art after all LOL
    Annette In Oz #39

  20. You are one amazing lady, Annette! I can't even contemplate ever moving again (only been in this house 20 year!) Certainly couldn't imagine getting my head round swapping ATCs as well as countries!! Hope it all goes smoothly, Chris # 47 xx

  21. Good golly you must be an expert at moving. I'm rooted and not going any where, but I sure do feel bad for you.You can't become attached to things for very long. Safe travels and happy landings. Carole #59

  22. Looks great, Hope the move goes well. At least it will be fun un packing all your goodies.
    Andrea #76

  23. Oh Hon, an other move and so soon. My heart goes out to you, wish I could come and help you.

    Would love to trade ATCs with you, if you haven't already packed them up.

    Krisha #18

  24. What a great craft space you have!
    I hope the moving goes well.... Good luck
    Jackie 3

  25. Ai Jai jai, can't believe you have to move AGAIN! I think I might be out of expletives as well if I were you.
    appy WOYWW!
    Tertia #20

  26. Hi Annette - first I had a quick pic look and thought wow what a lovely crafting space, love your chair and then I read you're ready to start packing...again...not fun - we've done a bit of that too. Well hope it all goes well, your ATCs are looking cool,happy WOYWW, Cheers and have a great week RobynO#68

  27. That's a shame the room looks great and so tidy but perhaps moving helps in a way lol!
    We have lived in the same house now for over 20 years and I have just collected so much stuff that it's scary lol!
    Good luck with the move, Angela x 46

  28. Holy cow! I've moved 31 times and it got worse every time. A few months ago I found a small box of stuff I made in 1979. Sometimes the boxes didn't even get unpacked. Here's hoping it goes as smoothly as possible. #66

  29. I can't think of any expletives that you wouldn't have already used. I'm offended for you, mainly because you've unpacked and they KNEW you were moving. Argh.
    Leave your ATC posting till you're home and settled, we can do a swap then..and who knows you may get a little southern holiday to make up for the hassle.....

  30. Blimey Annette - don't know how you keep so calm! Will post ATC with Annie's when you are back here. Best of luck! x Jo

  31. oh no you're moving as much as I am. I just got to Brisbane, do i get a quick coffee catchup with you before you leave?
    Bridget Larsen
    now in Brisbane

  32. Sorry I am so late visiting not sure where the week had gone so having a quick fly round the desks before we start again, thanks for sharing - Nicky 11

  33. Oh goodness! One move was enough for me so I don't know how you manage! Well done for starting those atcs! Just seen your Flat Susan book on Neet's blog - fabulous!! Chris79

  34. OK so you get two comments on one blogpost. Does it matter? Just popping by to say I have blogged your book - I a still drooling over the pages.
    Thank you so much.
    Hugs, Neet xx


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