Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What's On YOUR Workdesk this 90th Wednesday?

First, I want to congratulate a few of my WOYWW friends who not only entered my One World One Heart giveaway, but also won. You know who you are (Julia, Helen, Anne, and Annette) and your gifts are all on their way to you, except Annette's whose cover I still need to finish. And I thought it was the 89th week, when it really is the 90th. I'm SO far behind.

Do you remember my basement studio?


This was before the "flood" I had in January. There's even an obligatory rocking horse in the picture, although it's a lousy photo.


The above photo was when I dyed fabric in my microwave back in September for WOYWW # 73.


This is what it looked like yesterday, even though I threw these photos into the WOYWW # 73 folder. This is the one set of shelves I kept here in case I needed something. Everything else went to storage.


The walls have been replaced and painted high gloss white,


as have the new doors and wall leading to the bath. The equipment in the hallway is not mine and neither are any of the fans.


The pegboard wall hides the furnace and hot water heater, yet provide much needed ventilation and air flow. And yes, this was my design, something these builders thought was unnecessary, even though it was the same design I had before the flood. The rocking horses are all hiding or packed carefully away.


I know this green floor looks bad, but it really is the lighting, not the floor. However, the floor will be mostly painted today (Wednesday) and I must stay off it for at least 72 hours in order for it to dry. Of course, I don't mind, since it's hard to navigate the stairs with one only hand and two bum legs/ankles after my tumble last week. And yes, I'm still typing with one hand and using the mouse only when absolutely necessary, which also means those word verifications take FOREVER.

So please visit Julia at Stamping Ground for all the details about, and the links to, this HUGE Wednesday snoop.

52 thoughtful remarks:

Create With Joy said...

Wow, Elizabeth, I don't envy you that job - but I'm glad to see your basement is on the road to recovery!

Take care of yourself - no more falls, ok?

Ramona

voodoo vixen said...

Oooh Elizabeth, it is coming together nicely!! I still think 72 hours is pushing the limit but then you might be a nice laid back wait for it to dry type of person whilst I am not!! LOL Fans? Has it warmed up a lot in the last week or so? I thought you had snow!

oneoff said...

Ouch! Sorry to hear about your accident, and hope you are soon out of pain. Glad to see that the repairs are moving on well. All that shiny white on the walls will be great for working/playing.

All the best to you and Mr B.
Bernie x

Carola Bartz said...

It looks like the basement is on its way, and I'm glad for you. Those 72 hours will pass - eventually! And by then I hope your hand and ankles are much better and creating as well as typing will be easier on you.

Amanda said...

I have been out of touch for a little bit and I am sorry to hear of your injury. Hope that you recover quickly. Your basement is coming together and looks like it will be a nice art spot again soon. Take Care.

jude said...

Gosh Elizabeth you sure have a job on your hands .At least be worth it when it's all finished and craft stash fill the room cant wait to see.If you want some craft stash to add to it pop by my blog i have more candy up for all ypou woywwers...good luck haqppy wednesday
hugs judex 7

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
glad to see things are on the mend in the basement, huge job mind, aww gentle hugs i hope your feelin better soon,have good day hun, happy WOYWW, sue,x (18)

Neet said...

So sorry to hear of your acident (I was out of the loop whilst in America) and hope you are soon on the road to recovery.
Amazing what your room is going to look like - look forward to seeing it in all of its glory.
Love to Bleubeard. #27

Wipso said...

Bless you. What a mess you've had. So good to see things returning to normal. Just think how lovely it will be when It's all finished :-)
If you haven't been yet please pop over to our blog shop, leave us a comment and be in with the chance to win a crafter's apron.

http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

Good luck.
A x

Helen said...

Hope you soon get your studio back and more importantly YOU are back in working order, lol. Looking forward to my OWOH prize! Thanks again.

Julia Dunnit said...

Omigosh - at least it'll be shiny white and lovely..worth it in the long run- but thank goodness for insurance, huh. Am very glad to read that your attitude to your injuries is a it angry now, but do take it easy - at least for the next 72 hours!!

Doone said...

I am waiting for you to swear...

Dx

karen said...

Your studio is coming back together very nicely! I am sorry to hear of your tumble though. Maybe you will feel better by the time the floor dries!
xoxo Karen (#44)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Elizabeth! Your basement is looking good! You've been quite quick about the renovating job! I'm not so efficient! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Theresa said...

O fun seeing the progress Elizabeth! Looking forward to more:)

akilli melek said...

It looks like you had your work cut out for you, but it will be worth it when it is all back operational again.

please take extra special care of yourself, hope you feel better soon

caroline #53

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well good things are to come now, Elizabeth and dont worry have turned those word verifications off as really dont see the point of them as I approve the comments anyway so why make it doubly heard... and sorry about your tumble.. now rest up and hope that Bluebeard is looking after you really well cant wait to see the gradual transformation over there!
Shaz in Oz.x

Marilyn Rock said...

I've been wondering how your basement project is going. Thanks for the update; things are looking great! Heal yourself from your fall and positive thoughts are always with you. xxoo

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I'm so glad you posted these pictures! I was wondering how this was going. Looks like everything is coming together!

Victoria said...

hugs hope you get it back to how it was soon x

Mrs A. said...

Has anyone mentioned the 72hour ban to Bluebeard!!!
Dyeing cloth in the microwave? Now I've heard it all. Off to have a read all about it on workdesk 73. Take care of yourself. Hugs Mrs A. #76

Healing Woman said...

You are a trooper Elizabeth. Either one of those tragedies, the flooded basement or the fall, would have had me livid and unable to work. I hope when the basement studio is finished, it turns out even better than before.

Kat W said...

It looks really exciting. All that trauma that you would never want. But now you can move forward & get excited about a sparkling new workspace. Fab!

Sending you lots of healing happy wishes so that your injuries heal really quick. And a big (but gentle) xHUGx

Kat :-)

elle said...

Elizabeth, sorry to hear your woes haven't quite come to an end. ((HUGS)) I bet you are kinda excited to get a fresh sparkly white studio even though there will be more work getting it all just the way you want. Take even more care and just wait, spring is Just around the corner. Bless you!

Halle said...

The basement is shaping up quite nicely. Hope you are as well...

Karen said...

I was sorry to hear about your flood and hope you have your room back soon, it looks like it is coming along nicely :) I hope you start to feel better soon too after your tumble xoxo
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #91

Kimmie said...

They are making amazing progress! I love the pegboard idea too! Hope you are feeling better soon!

Angie said...

So close to completion ...bet you will be over the moon ...and that peg board will be very useful for hanging a few crafty bits from.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great pics! When it's all finished show us before and after pictures. :)

Thank you for sharing.
Maggie
x

Pam said...

A rough way to get a remodeling, but it is going to be such a fresh space (smart on the peg board and aren't builders so smug sometimes ;) when you're done. Looks close now!

Lucys Baby said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Forgive me, I have been trying to let you know, you won "My Frozen Charlotte" on OWOH.
I thought I'd left a message for you, but as I look back through your comments.I don't see it.
Could you please email your address to me so I can send you your prize?
Jan
aka Lucysbaby.blogspot.com

olive said...

your craft area is looking so posh!!! bet you can't wait to get sorted and crafting. Hope you are getting better. hugs xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Sorry to hear you had a tumble Elizabeth, hope everything is ok now. I have not been Round for six weeks but now my dad is recovering, hopefully I will get more free time. Sorry to hear about the flood too but your space is get there looking at these pics, lovely and bright and masses of space. Take care, Tracy Evans x

La Dolce Vita said...

oh dear, sorry to hear about your fall and it must take you forever to manage a post! heal quickly and do take care! xx's

Lynn said...

Hope you are all dry again now!!!!!!!!

Nicky said...

Looks like your studio is on the way to being back to normal I hope you soon feel that way too - know what you mean about word verification I stuggle every week as being dyslexic makes it difficult - snding healing hugs your way ~ Nicky 4

Sue from Oregon said...

oh you have sure had a string of bad luck girl. One nice thing is your room will be so nice when it is all finished! No more floods and no more tumbles down the stairs...take care!

Barbara Mason said...

That basement will be better than ever once all the hard work is done....heal soon and well so that you will be able to create again real soon!!!

Susan said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Surely your run of bad luck is over! You can look forward to a gorgeous craft room when it is all finished. Thanks for making the effort to visit! Feel better soon!
Hugs,
Susan xxox #16
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

Minxy said...

Great to see things coming along nicely, sorry to hear about your fall, hope your not in too much pain x
Happy Thursday x
Hugs Minxy #2

Janine said...

Hello Elizabeths,
I just recived your OWOH Collage,
This is super.
I am waiting for some other OWOH Goodies (Lucky me), when I get them all I will post about them.
Have a great day
Janine

Ohhh Snap said...

Hoping your recovery is speeding up. Looks like your basement is coming along nicely :D. #67

butlersabroad said...

They say it never rains but it pours, really sorry you've been getting dumped on recently. Your sore bones will heal (if you do what you're supposed too!!!!), and the basement is coming on a treat! Soon be back in there hopefully.

Hugs
Brenda 103

Susan Allan said...

Hi Elizabeth.
I have not visited for a while, but you are not forgotten. Wishing you back to normal asap. I shall pop back tomorrow to have a really good read.
Smiles from the UK
Sue xx

HarmonySweetpea said...

Hello
Unfortunately the images did not load on my screen today. Computer having an issue. So that's a pity. I hope you are feeling much better after your fall last wednesday!

sandra de said...

oh Elizabeth so sorry to hear of your tumble. On the good side your basement is really starting to come together. Don't forget to let your body heal and give yourself some time to rest.Your OWOH gifts were beautiful.
Sandra

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow floods are scary, sorry to hear about that. Glad to see it's able to be fixed up though! Love your huge craft area!

Happy be-lated WOYWW and
Thanks for sharing! :D
#152

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Ciara said...

I'm so sorry to hear you took a tumble, I hope you're not in too much pain. You know, we'd have all understood if you'd not played along with WOYWW.

Your new basement is looking brilliant, fingers crossed it won't be too long before you're creating down there again, xx

Tertia said...

Hope the hand heals fast. Looks like a very big job to fix everything, I hate redoing things, such a waste of time.
Happy belated WOYWW

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Hope you are on the mend that that you can get back into the studio soon and get down to organizing it the way your little heart desires. Hugs
Vicki 157

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Great progress. How exciting a new basement to work in when it's done!!

Happy WOYWW
Sam # 24

www.craftychickcards.blogspot.com

Eiglas said...

Super progress - looks like you'll be playing in a nice clean, bright space very soon!
Hugs
Eiglas
x