Hello and welcome to my blog if you've never been here before. Welcome all followers old and new and thank you for returning.
I would like to apologise (again) for not visiting anyone in recent weeks - its nothing personal, its just that i've not been blogging and have somewhat lost my way a bit - both for blogging and crafting - maybe my medication hasn't helped or the fact that i'm completely fed up. Thank you to all those who have missed me and sent an e-mail - and sorry if I didn't get back to you... i didn't mean not to get back to you - hope you can forgive me! (pretty please).
Anyway, I have an appointment with a pain specialist next week which surely can only be a good thing - right? I really hope he can sort stuff out because the doctor has been forced to stop some of my pain medication due to the posibility of this being the cause of my liver problems which i've been having for the last few weeks. I now have to see a liver specialist and will be going to have a liver scan week after next, and if the results of the blood test I have to have on Friday are no better - he told me and OH (he actually came into the consultation with me) he's going to admit me to hospital in order to get it sorted out more quickly - so fingers crossed.
My Mum, bless her, has been coming to visit me quite regularly as i've not been able to get out and about - I am still not allowed to drive - and have to rely on others to take me out and about - when I say out and about, I mean to the doctors as that's the only place i've been recently :O(. Fortunately, when my OH is at work, my DS has been able to drive me as he has the use of the MIL's car (due to the fact that its cheaper to insure hers for a learner driver than it is either of our cars) and he's not doing too badly.
Anyway, as I said, my Mum has been coming to visit on a regular basis and the other day, she basically did a total reorganisation of the craft room - well, its not like i'm using much of the stuff recently - although i did do the click and print Forever Friends cards in a previous post which weren't very taxing.
Here's a pic of the craft room this morning:
Nothing really going on here - but she moved the (bathroom) shelf to the higher pole so that more stuff could be fitted on the actual desktop area. The 'new' rack in the left corner is a DVD rack i found in the garage - another 'cast-off' from the boys... its got all my spellbinders dies on so they are to hand (when I can use my cuttlebug properly - its really hard for me to turn the handle and put pressure on the top to stop it moving so i've not bothered in ages). The techy looking thing on the top of the rack is my external hard drive.
Just peeking into shot to the left of the desktop is the rear of my Silhouette Cutter. Next to the DVD rack is a cd rack (where the spellbinders were the last time I posted for WOYWW) - this now houses my CD's that aren't installed on the laptop already and makes them more accessible - and more likely to get used. The little round box on the right from of the desk is a box which I'd like to decorate for a friends daughters B'day and know I'll only be able to do it in fits and starts so I need to look at doing that - or preferably, get OH or my Mum to paint it for me - in like a team effort kind of way!!!
We (meaning the royal we) have also sorted out the pots that hung from the poles on the wall - and have moved my pens and the like to hang them in the metal canisters - which are also IKEA - and which I've had in the kitchen for years... I still have one with all my teaspoons in (cos I hate having to find them in the cuttelery drawer), but may swap that and bring it into the craft room to hang of the pole... my Mum will think of something it can be used for. Each time she comes she'll say, what can we organise today? She's done all the boxes in the next pic - i just did the labels!!! She even does my filing for me...
Also since I last posted, I've bought a Cinch from QVC (it only came on Monday) - they were doing it at a price I couldn't ignore, so ordered it for when i'm able to get back into proper crafting. It was about £10 cheaper than most other retailers and was on 3 easy pay installments - so thought it was rude not to!!
I also had some new spellbinders and some new Martha Stewarts punches - I bought the snowflake set when they were the TSV a couple of weeks ago... little did I know that my Mum bought the same set too - if i'd have known - i'd have negotiated with her and one of us would have purchased the other set - but not to worry.
Here is a view of the shelving from Ikea which I love love love... I wrote the labels out for the boxes while Mum organised where they went etc. She combined some of the contents of the boxes in order to reduce the amount of boxed needing shelf space (then cadged a spare one for herself). Its amazing how untidy this room became, despite me not doing any crafting - I suppose when you're not using the space for its proper purpose, you tend to neglect the tidying up a bit - and thats still a bit beyond me at the moment. 5-10 mins of activity and i'm done for!!! My friend said that i'm like an old woman... and that's without her seeing me trying to get up of the sofa or get out of bed and try and walk walk to the bathroom in the morning or even trying to get dressed :O(
Anyway, less of that - if you want to join in with WOYWW - or just check out what it's all about - pop over to Julia at the Stamping Ground -she's the founder and leader of the 'cult' and will explain all.... when you visit someone - remember to say hi, just to let them know you've popped in for a nose around. Its all good stuff.
Bye from me.
Paula x x x