Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WOYWW #106

The weather has not been cooperating with me tonight! We got a severe thunderstorm through here at about 7:30 pm and it knocked power out for over 4 1/2 hours. It started out with a lot of thunder and lightening and then to liven things up a bit we were hit with 55-60 mile per hour winds and hail the size of marbles and a friend measured some at her house that was over 2 1/2 inches in diameter. I haven't heard the official rain total but I would imagine it was at least 1 1/2-2 inches in about an hours time. I ended up cooking supper by candle light and we ate supper at about 10:45!

I had planned on showing some pictures of the flower and vegetable garden tonight but didn't get pictures before the storm and after the storm every plant in the garden had been shredded. My husband had some beautiful corn, beans, squash, and tomato plants but alas no longer! I haven't been able to do any crafting this week but was going to start a project tonight and now without electricity I don't have light to do any work. I took these photos of my craft room using flash so I can show you something of what I am doing. I am so excited that it is starting to come together!

First off here is a picture of my desk this week. You aren't going to believe how little is actually cluttering it up!! Surprise! If you didn't make it to my blog last week I told everyone I had decided to stay in the smaller room but due to space issues I am putting in new storage drawers/shelves etc.
This second picture is of the closet that I put a shelf unit and a couple of the plastic 4 drawer bins in, stacking them so I could have more space for my 'stuff'. I decided to move the paint bottle rack to the closet because I needed the space for my stamp pads that I use more then the paint.
I am not finished with the closet yet as I want to organized some of the things a little different but decided to put stuff in the approximate position it will end up in the end so I can keep shifting stuff around. I have so much 'stuff' that I am seriously thinking about unloading some of it on eBay!

If you have made it this far in the post you are probably wondering what all this is about! WOYWW is the brain child of Miss Julia Dunnitt at Stamping Ground. Every week I travel the globe looking at the desks of other crafters/artists without leaving the comfort of my desk chair. Check it out! Click the link and get ready for a ride of a lifetime. I am off to check out the blogs. Check back later and I promise I will have 'created' something.

42 comments:

  1. wow..... how blooming organised - come and sort mine out please

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  2. you are so tidy! I wish I had the space to be tidy.....

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  3. Oh what a shame aboit your garden produce... but your stuff is just so organised and tidy... please come and okienurse me!!! tee hee

    Frankie 38 NOT 16
    xx

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  4. Your working place looks really marvellous!
    So sorry about what the storm made in your garden :(

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  5. Love your organisation. That storm sounds horrendous and I cannot imagine hail of that size - thank goodness!
    Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Neet 49

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  6. Have fun with the rest of your organising it's looking great so far :)
    xoxo Sioux

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  7. That is an amazingly tidy desk. Sorry to hear your veges were ruined by the storm. We also have had some amazing weather.

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  8. Beautifully organized Vickie! Very envious here. GREAT STUFF too. Happy WOYWW!

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  9. Ahh how sad about the plants, what a shame. Your desk is looking great though, I love that the basket looks as though it's buckling under the weight of all of your stamp pads! :o) What a wonderful selection of ribbon too. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Ohh sorry to hear about that terrible storm - I dread hail too - especially as I haven't got a garage and my car is outside! You have so much lovely stuff in your craftroom - AMAZING!!!!!!
    Lots of hugs and thank you for coming by and visiting my blog, sometimes I am so busy I just can't come around but hopefully this summer it will be better!
    Hugs,
    Cardarian

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  11. great post..lots of goodies to snope about. Your area weather has been something.Son in Ft Leavenworth same system. We had 3 in, flickers of electric outages and farm ponds are full so DH is upset..re planted once already. Dakota Dunes was home to my niece's family and nephews family all evacuated now because of the Missouri River.
    Enoy WOYWW have fun reorganizing, always find things I've stashed away. #71

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  12. We are also having a storm at the moment, though nothing as serious as yours, just wind and rain. I was crafting by two florescent re-chargeable camping lights in desperation a few weeks ago... I love re-organizing, makes me feel so good, I also life finding the things I had forgotten about in my stash.

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  13. Very organised and tidy desk. Sorry to hear about the storm damage!
    Happy WOYWW
    Rebecca x

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  14. What a shame about the vegie garden, the weather has been really terrible this year hasn't it? Love how all of your organizing is coming along, you could always put your unused stuff on your blog for a while, some of us might want it!! I bought stamps off Ciara (Ribena Room) recently after she did that.

    Hugs
    Brenda 73

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  15. That's really neatly stacked. :) Happy WOYWW!

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  16. Lovely clean desk this week!!
    Happy woyww!!

    Hugs Marleen ;-)

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  17. You must be gutted about your plants. I had sheep helping themselves to mine but at least they were eaten!
    You are getting very organised there - is that ready for my visit!!! LOL!!

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  18. That sounds like a storm and a half Vickie, how awful that you lost all your plants.
    I've just been drooling at all your ribbons, I love how you have them hanging above your desk.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #100

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  19. omg!! you are soooo tidy, and I love the way all your ribbons are lined up, I have a few lined up in the same way but not where they can be seen....and I forget they are there! HappyWOYWW
    ((Lyn))

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  20. Oh I'm sorry to hear about what happened to your plants after all your hard work! What a fabulously organized space! At least a storm didn't destroy that! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  21. wow! so much stuff, and beautifully ogranised, i am super duper impressed. All those ribbons! Happy WOYWW 106, Thank you for sharing your workspace, # 25

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  22. Sorry to hear of your veggie garden being ruined and the awful storm :(
    But your organization is looking fab! I think you have that closet at full capacity! And so many lovely ribbons above your desk ... and then a few more in the closet, lol!
    Thanks for visiting me earlier!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Karen

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  23. Great work space you have! Love you storage so neat and tidy!
    I dread storms, we don't have many here but we haven't had enough rain either so it's watering by hand for us!

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  24. Great to see how organised you are. Lots of yummy products to have fun with.
    Carol C

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  25. Sorry to hear about your plants. What a shame. Every time I see your desk I just want to sit at it and stare lovingly at all your organised things.

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  26. How frustrating it must be to have all your plants destroyed in such a short time. Hope you can soon get the garden (and your desk) into productivity and beauty again. Thank you for your visit and kind comments, Vickie.

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  27. I'm sorry that your garden took such a battering with the adverse weather - such a shame about all the plants.

    Your desk and closet both look super organised - I'm forever re-arranging all my 'stuff' too!

    Best wishes,

    Sherry (21) - thanks for coming to visit my desk yesterday.

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  28. Hi there Vickie, well we have had our share of rain over 400 mm in five days which is over 16 inches and flooding down south and north so it will mean a blocked highway for five days and no mail and no pIf till at least Monday at a guess...but feel so very very sad about all your plants! Floods to me are an inconvenience but I am not thankfully in flood zone - we had wind and thunder and lightening too but thankfully also are rid of all our large trees around us now... last one went last year when it contracted white ants!!happy WOYWW and so well done on your clean u and tidy I so need to do that.. Shaz in oz.x

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  29. Fab ribbon storage there!! I would love to select a few choice pieces for my fabric collages! lol

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  30. Wow a great very tidy and well organised work desk.
    Sorry to hear of your Bad luck with the Weather.
    Crafty Kaz

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  31. Hi Vicki. When I first read through your post I had visions of you actually cooking your diner over a candle and thought no wonder you didn’t eat until 10.45, then the penny dropped……..what am I like Lol!
    I don’t like storms at the best of times and would have been hiding in or under something so I really feel for you having to experience such fierce ones…….glad we don’t get them like that over here too often.
    The re-organisation of your stash looks to be going well, keep up the good work.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    x

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  32. Sounds like an horrendous storm - your storage and organising looks fab

    Bea

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  33. Love the organisation Vickie - a lovely place to play. That storm sounds truly scary and such a shame about your garden - hope things do recover. Hugs, Di xx

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  34. Love your clear space, my friend would go crazy with all your ribbon! Thanks for stopping by. I'm sending positive vibes to your daughter's cat. My friend's came home last night. Not completely out of the woods, but too angry to stay at the vets! (Bob does have a temper! LOL!)

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  35. Wow - look at all those ink pads and ribbons! It's a lovely range of colours, isn't it? Thanks for stopping by!

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  36. wow, can't believe the weather so sorry you lost your garden. do you have time to replant or is it to late in the season? we've had unusual weather this spring also. a lot of gardens just didn't get planted because of the cold and rain. those that did aren't doing well. maybe mother nature is trying to tell us something.

    your work space is really coming together.

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  37. A few days sunshine and your veggies will probably come good - mine never got planted this year, OH been having health issues and hasn't really been up to the heavy stuff so haven't been able to plant much.
    Love your new work area and that ribbon storage is to die for.
    Thanks for visiting me.
    x Tricia (64)

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  38. Oh Wow! Look at all the gorgeous ribbon, and all those inkpads! Such a shame about the garden plants- everything takes such a time to grow, and the weather decimates it in seconds. Best Wishes, Shaz

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  39. Am openmouthed looking at all your inkpads and your ribbon ( adore ribbon- how sad am I) Such a shame about the plants. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Annex

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  40. WOW, that is neat and tidy. Love the way you have stacked everything. A bit of a neat and tidy freak myself. Will be popping back again lovely Blog :)

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  41. I'm jealous of all your stamp pads! :-) I love seeing how organized everyone is - great motivation for me! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW! :-)

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