Wednesday, April 6, 2011

WOYWW #96

It has been an interesting and busy week this week! I thought that I would have all the time in the world since I was home alone all week as Chuck traveled to Germany on business, Michael went to Czech Rep. on business, and Heather was orienting a new job out of town. Heather and Michael don't live with us but I am usually hanging out at their house or they are at ours. I love having my daughter so close to be able to do crafts and run around with. Norman, OK, USA has a new JoAnn's coming to town and Heather is going to be one of the team supervisors/management types so she has been traveling around learning her job. Unfortunately time flew by and I have very little show for it.

I have finished all my doctors appointments till next month and still have no idea what the hell is going on with me besides fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, and some type of autoimmune disorder. I went to see the disability doctor and he tells me that he thinks I am early onset Parkinson's disease which I hope he doesn't know what he is talking about!!! I am concerned though because my father died from Parkinson's in 1989 and it is a genetic disease. Unfortunately all my symptoms match up with all the disorders so I will just have to wait and see until something shows up proof positive for what ails me!

Anyway enough moaning and groaning. Moving onward to the task at hand.... WOYWW...whats that you say? It is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday where a bunch of artists/crafters fly around the world from the comfort of their computer desk. If you want more information click the link on the left or click here to go to Stamping Ground where Julia Dunnit has organized the hop from blog to blog snooping out all the fun things on peoples desks!
You can see I gave in and bought one of those big pink tape/glue gun things. Michaels had them half price on Sunday and I couldn't resist the temptation any longer. I think I will use it for my desk glue gun and continue using the Stampin Up! snail when I am out and about! I also bought a new MS punch (in the background) that was 40% off. I love bargains! I have laid out some Tim Holtz stamps to work on my Grungy Monday #2 tag as soon as I figure out how to put the tape in that gun handle. Challenges!

I took a class today with Gus (Augusta) Frank at Whole Lotta Scrap. We are making a set of canvas tiles using the Graphic 45 Springtime papers and we are taking the faeries and making transparencies out of them to use on the tiles. Here is a picture of the first one I have almost completed. I still need to put the glossy effects on the flowers and butterflies and then it will be done.
The second one isn't as far along as the canvases were back ordered and we will get them in next week. I like both of the pictures and like Gus said I can see a set of 4 or 6 in this set! I think I will use them in the bathroom where I already have faerie Wallies in place.



Okay a quick share before I quit my ramblings here...While I am trying to type this up both of my cats kept coming up to me to see what I was doing so with the awesome abilities of my iPhone 4 I took pictures of them investigating what was going on. This first picture is of Skiddy, who I would like to say is a very skiddish cat and that is how she got her name but the truth of it is she has a black "skid mark" on her private bits and my husband thought the name SKIDMARK would be appropriate! No way I say and it is shortened to Skiddy!

This second picture is of Stormy! She was given her name also by my husband because of her stormy disposition. I have never had a cat that is so vocal and constantly griping and complaining!


Okay that's it for today. I am going to go surf around the web and see what all the other peeps have lurking on their desks. Hope I haven't bored you with the gabby post. Hope you have a great week!

49 comments:

  1. What adorable cats! And what a colorful desk you have! I too love a bargain!
    Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  2. I really hope your dr is wrong too! There's a reason they "practice" you know! Great bargains, gotta love Mikes, and great news your daughter will be at JoAnn's, hope she gets a good discount!

    Hugs
    Brenda 98

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  3. Gorgeous creations hunni.do hope they find out whats going on bit like me.I have ME/CFS and fibro and now they think MS? i have to wait until 12th may .Yesterday left side gave way down i went lucky for me no bones broken just feel like ive been run over by bus today...lol
    All they said in emergency was could be me or could well be ms wait till see neuro consultant.
    Take carehave fab creative wednesday
    hugs judex9

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  4. Skiddy and Stormy are very cute. Your tiles are coming along nicely. I hope you figure out what is wrong soon, and feel better too, Vicky. So frustrating not to get the right answer. Hugs ~Rhonda

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  5. Gorgeous photos of your cats. I love your tiles, they are looking lovely :) I hope you start to feel better soon {{{hugs}}}
    Have a lovely WOYWW,
    Karen #107

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  6. I too hope the doctor you saw was wrong! At least you have your daughter close by. I so wish we had a Michaels or Joans in the UK -you get such amazing stuff there and I so want one of those tape guns. Wow 50% off that's a bargain. Yor cards are really beautiful!
    Happy WOYWW
    Rebecca (48) x

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  7. The canvas tiles are cute, and your cats are even more so!!!

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  8. I like the canvas you've made. Specially the adorable fairies. I've also find out that crafting helps you when you don't feel very well. I hope it will help you feel a little bit better now.

    And about the cats... our little one looks a little bit like your Skiddy. She has also a spot on her mouth.
    xFranka

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  9. Love the kitties! I have a couple 4 legged helper myself. I like the tiles you are doing and I hope you will share the finished set. Thanks for stopping by, please come again.

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  10. Beautiful Canvases, I love the tones!! I hope your Doc is WRONG! They don't know everything!

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  11. yay! fab desk this week! love all the stuff and so much to snoop over, love the canvases, and the kitty! Yes, I have waiting for approval, (It does stop the spam from ever gettingon the blog!) and as I'm not in most of Wednesday and I need it off for Spot the difference! Most people email, but a few leave a comment, I get more page views than comments! (Lyn) Happy WOYWW!

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  12. Love your cats. Love the butterfly punch and I spy a gorgeous green button in the glass jar. Love the fairies too. I think it is safe to say I love all of your desk this week. Hugs Mrs A. #67

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  13. Oh, I am LOVING the canvases!!! Awesome!

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  14. Love your fairy creations! What a cool addition to your bathroom! I use my ATG gun at home and snail on the road too! Oh My...wishing you the best with your dr appts.

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  15. Hi Vickie,
    I am sending you positive thoughts and blessings in the hope that your results are something easily fixed with medication. Fingers crossed sweetie! My son (8) has juvenile arthritis and was diagnosed at 2 and a half. He has been on medication since then and has had numerous trips to hospital for joint injections and fluid drainage. Our hope is that one day he will grow out of it but the longer he suffers the less likely it seems. My lesson in all of this... stay focussed and keep positive because things could always be worse!
    Hugs,
    Susan xxox
    http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

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  16. Hi Vickie, Thanks for visiting my blog. Love your two fairy canvases! Hello gorgeous kitties!

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  17. Beautiful kitty cats! I am sure that they think they are "helping"!
    Your desk is full of yummy stash today! I have that tape gun and it is really great once you get the tape in it, lol!
    Beautiful fairy tiles you have made and I am curious to see the card on the very back of your desk with the green background and the orange/red flower (looks like maybe a fairy on there as well)
    I wish you all the best and sure hope you get some answers about what is going on soon!
    xoxo Karen

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  18. Mm can relate with you and doctors Vicki as have just come back from mine Sydney and not happy with medication change options they gave me so praying for wisdom when I go to see my local doctor going to do some homework on it all as well..love crafting so pretty and the pussies we had one like Stormy who we called Snooksy ..so cute..thanks for poppinging and happy WOYWW!
    Shaz in oz.x #25

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  19. Love your canvases and your adorable cats. Hope dtrs sort out things soon for you.
    Thanks forr visiting me.
    Take Care
    x Tricia (84)

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  20. Love your cats! Great names and Stormy would be company for MAx next door who is always whinging and whining (and comilng round for food - now his sister, Pepsi, has joined in after about five years of keeping her distance (brother and sister Pepsi and Max - get it?)
    Anyway, love your Michaels bargains - wish I was able to get things like that. Your pictures are adorable and will look lovely as a set - looking forward to seeing them in a row (or however you arrange them).
    Sorry to hear about your health - sounds horrific but try not to worry. I feel awful for mentioning my problem now that you have so much going on. Hope crafting helps take your mind off it. Hugs - Neet #18

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  21. Keeping fingers and toes crossed that the Doctor knows absolutely nothing - keep your chin up whilst you're waiting to hear what is actually happening! Glad your daughter is so close geographically that you get to see lots of each other! Your desk looks fabulously busy which I love! I adore your canvas art work - absolutely stunning. Hope you have a positive week! Sending cyber hugs!

    Virginia

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  22. Great desk, I'm loving all the paints on the right side of your photo, very yummy!!!!

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  23. Ah Vickie, how nice to see you! Lovely photos. Am so sorry about the lack of positives in terms of your illness...don't worry about the odd complaint, good grief, mostly it's worry huh, we need a hook to hang everything on before we can start to deal with it. Ha! You caved in and bought a tape monster - bet you'll grow to love it..I'm nearly there! Love the canvas tiles, really pretty.

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  24. So sorry that you are still having so many health problems. You must be so frustrated. Don't think too much about your father. There have been a lot of great strides made in the treatment of Parkinson's in recent years, which make life so much better for sufferers. Keep positive and that will help a lot, and choose your research websites carefully. You have so much to keep positive for, your family and friends, and of course your crafting to lose yourself in. Those tiles look lovely (I love the flower fairies), and your crafting buddies are beautiful.

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  25. Love your crafty space, looks crammed with lots of lovely goodies! Really like the canvas tiles, I've not seen those before. Nice to see you have a couple of little helpers keeping you company :) Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Great Bargains You found There! And Beautiful Cats!
    Michelle *Ü*

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  27. Hi there. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog(Copper Beech Crafts- I've not been blogging long) Your desk has so many fab crafty things- in comparison I only have a few - but I intend to remedy that! Your cats are cute, we used to have one but at moment are pet free- have four grandchildren instead!
    I also have fibromyalgia- along with other things but try to keep going. Hope your doctor is wrong about the Parkinsons. Take care Anne x

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  28. you have one yummy desk with great goodies on it.

    the canvases look gorgeous

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  29. Hoping and praying for you that you get good news.
    The canvases are fantastic and the puss cats adorable. Mine is not allowed anywhere near my 'room'...so destructive....but he is cute!!
    Sue xxx 82

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  30. Sorry to hear things are not looking positive with your health. Try not to read too much into it, keep positive! Sending you hugs! What a bargain with your ATG. If you pop the lid open there is a diagram on the inside. I love mine but it is heavy to take around so I have a smaller one which stays in my tote bag. Thanks for visiting and your kind words. Just trying to figure out how to carry a cuppa with crutches! This could be interesting (and messy!!) Happy crafting!!

    Hugs xx

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  31. You G45 canvases are lovely, a set would be great!! I love Skiddy and Stormy, they both look like real characters and obviously your DH has a brill sense of humour as he named them!!

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  32. Hi Vickie:) I hope the health issues get better. I feel your pain.
    Good to see that you are keeping busy, busy, busy! GREAT workspace! Really like those color charts. Your pieces are coming along so well and I'm happy you have the fur babies for company:)
    Happy WOYWWing!

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  33. Glad I visted you today Vickie. Hope you're feeling a little better? Hope the Doc is wrong (it has been known!).
    Love your desk and the cute pictures of your inquisitive cats.
    Hugs, Sandra (No. 66) (Thanks for visiting me)

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  34. Fun peek this week. Those canvases look like they'd be lots of fun to create. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

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  35. love the fairies tiles. thanks for sharing the pix of you and your kitties. i think i need one, we are pet less at the moment.

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  36. Great fun post, Your cats are adorable. I like the storage for your paints. I've seen that wire support and wondered how it works. Pretty card in background with those orange flowers. and Lots of things to get creative with. Have fun

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  37. Sounds like you've been super busy! I LOVE my ATG...my was the original mustard yellow, but I've since painted it metallic red...love it even more! :) The fairy projects are adorable and so are your kitties!

    Thanks for stopping by today!

    Angi (#129)

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  38. LOVE that pink tape gun!!
    Thanks for visiting me x

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  39. You will love your tape gun! It may be hard to open to refill the first time or three, but it is not defective! ...just a tight hinge. However, if you are a lefty (like me) there is a bit of a learning curve as the tape is on the far side of the gun. Love the fairy tiles! Too cute!!!

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  40. Nice Desk full of crafty goodies.
    Lovely Pic's of your Cat's hope you feel better soon.
    Crafty Kaz.

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  41. You will really love that tape gun... I finally got one too about 6-months ago after debating for over 2-years.... It just looked sooooo BIG...but it really is very easy to use and after you change the tape a few times it's very easy too.
    FUN, Fun, fun!!! love the Fairy Tiles... very nice job!!!!

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  42. Your tiles are so pretty and etherial. Hope they find some help for your health problems soon, and give you some comfort.

    Love your cats; I bet they are fascinated with your crafty bits and pieces!

    Bernie x

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  43. wow love all those inks and paints on your desk! And those pots of buttons and bits gorgeous. Your canvas tiles are very pretty too.

    And as for your cats - love how Skiddy got it's name but Stormy is a very handsome cat.

    I wish you well x

    :)

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  44. Thanks for visiting my blog. I saw all the sales on MS punches and such yesterday at Michael's, but resisted buying anything. :-)

    That is nice you're so close to your daughter. I enjoyed reading your blog posts and seeing the photos.

    Thanks!

    Terry #38
    http://goinovertheedge.blogspot.com

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  45. Such a busy desk today. Must try those canvas's soon. Of course the fairy one is my fave. Thanks for visiting me earlier. Oh, must not forget the furry babies, since I have one of my own. They are funny little creatures with minds of their own. LOL #114

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  46. You will love that gun - I have got soo use to it - putting the tape in is quite easy - also there is a very good video on how to do it on the internet! Your desk is sooo interesting - so many things I spot and I WANT ha, ha....your cats are lovely! Sorry to hear about your health problems - I am sure it won't be as bad as you think it is! Thank you for the offer on my blog but I couldn't really have you carry stuff all the way over the Atlantic! Ha, ha I will be happy if you are close and pop over to see me!
    Hugs,
    Cardarian

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  47. Oooh, I wanna live on your desk! And your work is beautiful. x

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  48. Beautiful tiles! And love the kitties. I miss mine a lot. Thanks for stopping by my desk and I hope the doctor doesn't know what he's talking about either!

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  49. Your tiles are looking beautiful, there is so much detail on them.
    What brilliant names for your cats and they are very handsome too. We have two kitties too and one is extrememly vocal complaining like mad when it's time for bed. The other is huge but very timid!!
    The lovely weather has continued over the weekend in the UK but not as hot as you have there!!
    Sorry to hear of all your health problems. I really hope your doctor has got the wrong end of the stick too!!
    Take care
    Hugs Lisax

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I would really love to hear what you think about my art and my posts. Please leave me a comment and let me know! Thanks for visiting my blog. Vickie aka Okienurse