Wednesday, 29 May 2013


MANY CONGRATULATIONS to you Julia on this special day. 4 years of running this phenomenon is a massive achievement giving us nosey crafters much fun every Wednesday. So THANK YOU also.
My little space has shown everything I have going on and nothing, which has been the case for a few weeks now. However, this is the state of it this morning:

The eagle-eyed may just spy a WIP but it's concealed by a mass of stuff from out of one of the kitchen base units:

This little (!) lot came out of a 2nd unit. I've moved it to the floor besides me so I could use my computer.
Why the mess. Not my fault at all, it's the washers fault - it broke a week last Monday. You may recall that it is housed in my little room - but no more........ The new one arrived yesterday after much 'discussion' with the store and having measured it there and being assured by the salesman (he told porky pies) that is was the same size as the old one, the delivery men - it took 3 of them!!! - couldn't get it through my work room door way.

So it sat by the front door while hubby and I demolished the kitchen in order to house it there.
At least at some point today I will retrieve the space in my room and be able to wash the bag of manky clothes that have accumulated since it started to rain on Monday.
I can only get one of the base units under my desk, the 15 drawer card/paper cabinet has to go back so I am hoping that all that stuff both on my space and the floor fits into the gap. Pop back next week to see how I get on. In the meantime, have a wonderful birthday WOYWW and week.


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh goodness...all that just because of a broken washing machine...sigh. I suppose the positive is you've now got all that space back in the craft room but still, you shouldn't have had to have to do all that demolishing....
I have had a ball being part of WOYWW for the past couple of years..thank you for all the positive comments you've sent my way!
Happy 4th WOYWW!
Hugs, LLJ 9 xx

Helen said...

oh glory, what an upheaval!! Hope you enjoy the extra space, when you are back straight. Happy WOYWW Helen 39

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my goodness... the only positive thing is that you must now have the space that the washer took up in your craft room! (ignoring the fact that you probably lost kitchen space)!! Happy 4th WOYWW Anniversary! Annette #2

Neet said...

Sounds like a nightmare to me! Hope you get sorted soon and back to normal. Can't upset the crafting can we!
Thanks for visiting me earlier and a Happy WOYWW 4th Birthday.
Hugs, Neet xx 1

Ria Gall said...

Hi Joanne
you never know the problems you are going to face when something breaks down in your home. Boy you have been through it with the washing machine. I hope by the weekend you are all sorted with everything in it's place
Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
Ria #49

SueH said...

It’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia.

Why is it that nothing ever goes to plan…………or did it…………at least you have the whole of your craft room back again!

Enjoy your Wednesday snooping on this very special Day
Happy Crafting!
Sue @82

The Taming of the Glue said...

Naughty salesperson! They'll tell you anything to get you out of the shop!! Hope everything is back to normal soon. Happy 4th WOYWW. Pam#33

MiniOwner said...

Oh heck - hope you are back staright again soon. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@86)

glitterandglue said...

Aaaaahh! Hang on to your hat - the end WILL be achieved! What chaos from one small broken item! Trust you manage to get some sense in it all soon.

Belinda Basson said...

Poor you! why is it that to do something you always have to do something else first! Happy WOYWW4. #8 Thanks for visiting me already.

sandysewin said...

Doncha just love how one seemingly small change can cause so much upheaval? At least you'll get the space back and probably find a few lost treasures while reorganizing. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #146

Jackie said...

Not good that he told you lies abouts it's size !!!!!
Seems to have made you loads more work
I click onto your other blog first in error it wasn't until I had read all of your post that I realised it was the wrong blog!!! Was just enjoying the male crafting story
Jackie 5

jill said...

Hope you get the problems sort out . happy 4th woyww Jill #3

Julia Dunnit said...

Must learn to read first and study pics later...just about had heart failure when I saw the tinsel, thought you'd gone super extra organised! Good luck with the washing machine..we had the idea of putting ours upstairs and it took three of us..I swear the concrete in the base is all it's made of!!

Minxy said...

For 4 years now i've been dropping by,
To view some desks and see what I can spy,
Will it be a card, some stash or ATC,
whatever it is, thanks for sharing it,
Have a Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary

Hugz Minxy #60

pearshapedcrafting said...

Nothing's ever simple is it? Enjoy your washday!! I think we are having a Doo Lally Pip day tomorrow! Chrisx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I would have sent the washer back, but I don't have a super sweet and understanding hubby like you have. All I have is a cat!

I hope this means you'll have a new and improved craft space, as well as clean clothes, by next Wednesday!

Happy WOYWW4 from # 17.

Diane said...

No one likes to have to do the washing etc, but when you can't do it because the darn machine breaks down it is so annoying! I hope by now you have your space back. That is a lovely Sizzix die in the picture, haven't seen that one before!
Diane 53

Ailsa Cordner said...

Oh wow what upheaval!! Hope you get it all sorted soon.

Ailsa #173

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Joanne - hope all the mayhem has settled for you - I am slowly getting to visit everyone this week - Happy 4th WOYWW Birthday... Mxx #137

scrappymo! said...

That is terrible! I sure hope it all gets sorted this weekend.
Could you reconfigure your room in any way to accommodate the extra unit...even if you had to stack the two on top of each other sort of pantry cupboard style?
We stacked two once and it was quite handy.
Good luck figuring it all out and hope that next week is better!

Nikki said...

May you get your space back the way you like it :) Happy Late WOYWW4 hugs Nikki #145