Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WOYWW 217: the one where she does rework

Keeping it short and sweet, I'm joining Julia at Stamping Ground again for the greatest Wednesday blog hop on the planet.  I'd like to apologize for not visiting everyone last week like I did the week before, but a really nasty storm rolled through my neighborhood, creating lightening, high winds, rains, flooding, and hail.  And not just for one day, but three!!  That meant my computer was shut down, too.  And it's raining here this afternoon, too!


This week, rocking horse and desk work are one and the same. I'm doing a bit of rework on one of my wooden rocking horses.  WOYWWendy is assisting.  I had planned to use E6000, but I remembered my friend Kathy said this stuff, called "The Ultimate!," which I had never heard of until she gave me a little bit that was left in her nearly empty container, would "glue a cat's butt by nothing more than his fur to a ceiling."  So, I guess it's appropriate, because both Wendy and I know how the "mane" came loose from this gentle, defenseless rocker.   Has anyone seen the "bleu"-grey offender? 

If visiting from WOYWW, please include your number.



Forget your number.  Apparently Julia is sleeping through this nightmare called "no linky."  At least it wasn't an anniversary or anything.

56 thoughtful remarks:

Nikki said...

Awe Your fluffing his tail up things we love we always take the time to fix up :)
happy Wed hugs Nikki

Nikki said...

OMG I just realized I ment mane not tail lol

voodoo vixen said...

Oh dear, poor rocking horse got attacked by some mystery villain... 'cos Bleubeard wouldn't do anything like that, would he? :) Hope that glue works... and love the description of how good it is!! LOL

Nan G said...

Fab rocking horse! That glue is great! I use on my metal work too. Now bleu won't would he? :) E you've made número UNO on my blog! Yea we'll probably close to 100 as ms. Dunnit is should be sleeping. Hey someone call her! :)) Happy WOYWW! Nan G #?

Kimberly Hogan said...

Hi Elizabeth, thanks for stopping by.Love the rocking horse. I sent you an email. I actually have something for you as well. I have explained it all in the email. Have a great week. (((HUGS))))
Kim
http://www.happyhomeschoolroom.blogspot.com

Kimberly Hogan said...

I can't find your email, so here it is, when we did the 1st drawing my daughter drew your name. Then I saw a sheet of paper with 8 names on it that didn't go in the drawing. So to be fair, we re-did the drawing. So I actually have a little something for you as well. And no, I am not making this up. So if you email me your details, I have a do have a prize package for you as well. I wanted the drawing to be fair, but technically you were the 1st name drawn. I didn't write into my post cuz i figured it was too fussy to explain. My email is happyhomeschoolroom@gmail.com So please send me your details and I can send you your surprise as well. (((HUGS)))
Kim

Patsy Paterno said...

Sorry to hear about your 3 day storm! Here after 3 days, there's flooding already! Hello to WOYWWendy! It's good to have a little helper when we're working! patsy

Regina Hamilton said...

Wow...Sorry to hear about the storms in your area. I love what your friend said about the Ultimate Crafters Glue, funny. I have a bottle and it works great. Thanks for stopping by.

Danie May said...

Best not to be using the computer when storms are around. I know a few people that learnt that the hard way. What a gorgeous old rocking horse and I would love to hear your verdict on the glue you are using. Happy WOYWW! Danie http://www.d-dazzledscraps.com/2013/07/woyww-217.html

Judy McCarthy said...

Pretty scary when the storm lasts 3 days.yes best turn off the computer.Did you miss not being able to use it?
Just love that rocking horse.

Krisha said...

Maybe it's Bluebeards doppelganger!! I use that same glue all the time and I love it. Poor little rocker, with no mane.
Your summer storm sounds scary, but glad your safe and your PC is up and running again.

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Oh we get day after day of severe lightening storms in the Wet season here too often resulting in no power for hours and hours...why they usually hit in the evening is beyond me LOL. Glad all Ok at the moment. Oh dear did Bluebeard have a chew?. I wonder if that glue would be any good for jewellery?
hugs
Annette In Oz

Helen said...

I never get round all the desks any more.... Hope the rocking horse makes a full recovery from his (her?) stay in the rocking horse hospital... and Wendy doesn't get caught up in the sticky stuff!! Have a good day, numbers or no numbers... Helen(thanks for already visiting)

Tuire Flemming said...

Hello, for a long long time! Quite a sympathetic-looking rocking horse! And a glue I've never heard of... That was partly the reason I never got your AB lessons completed - there are so different supplies in US than here in Finland. But the main reason was, that your lessons were so inspirational, that I got too many new ideas... So I started with new books! Thank you for the lessons - they were too good ;D
Hugs
Tuire

Julie Ann Lee said...

Loving this rocking horse who I hope will soon be as good as new! I use E6000 too, but the warnings on the tube always terrify me, but it's amazing stuff so I can't think of an alternative!!! Actually you've reminded me that there's only a tiny amount left in the tube! Must re-order. I found a little old rocking horse which I must alter and show you soon. Happy woyww. Hope that linky gets sorted sooon - looks like you would have been no 1??? Julie Ann xx maybe 47??? xxx

MaggieC said...

Poor little rocking horse, but I am sure you are aligning poor defenceless Bleubeard. Must-have been someone else, probably some giant spider, looking for a nest for her eggs. Have a good week. xx Maggie

confessionsofaninkoholic said...

What a lovely little rocking horse - I'm sure he will soon be as good as new!
Oh and I adore Bleubeard :)

Dawn
http://confessionsofaninkoholic.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/whats-on-your-workdesk-wednesday-woyww217/

sara j said...

I under if they sell the ultimate in the states? Great description. I once told my sister my cat was scared of a wet noodle...she got me when she asked how I knew that!... Does sound just the ticket for rocking horse manes tho. The linky is up on the blog, so I'll just sign Sara j, # 7 (which will never happen again I'm sure)

Julia Dunnit said...

Link is up. Dunno what I didn't do - I could see it on the html but it didn't publish. And too right - I was sleeping - I scheduled it for 2am in Britain!

Ha, it makes me smile that Mr Bluebeard may have had a need to be jealous over the mane, perhaps he wants to be a hippy long haired cat now? I did once buy a tube of E6000 so I do know of it's power. Only used it once, it was kind of too much of a commitment for a crafter!

Eliza said...

He didn't do it, really he didn't because Yoda can give him an alibi, serious. Always good to get recommendations regarding glue

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 4

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous WOYWW xx Jan (15)

Claire said...

love his shaggy mane - is he a heavy rocker rocking horse?? *grin*
we've had wacky weather too - bright sun, vicious storms, everything in between...
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 8

glitterandglue said...

Good morning Elizabeth. Glad you are now back on your computer. Sorry, can't help with finding the grey blue thingy...
Have a great week.
Margaret

Elizabeth said...

Hello Elizabeth, and the very naughty Bleubeard, we've had storms to, bad enough to necessitate the shutting down of the computer ... if only because I worry that the power surge thingy wouldn't do it's job and protect my PC. Lovely rocking-horse and I'm impressed with the reputed capabilities of 'The Ultimate' ... heaven help the cat whose butt was used for testing purposes :)) Elizabeth x #16

Bernice said...

I haven't heard of that glue before - sounds like awesome stuff! We've had some thunder storms here as well this week, but my laptop was away getting fixed, so I couldn't use it anyway - you don't realise how much you depend on it, 'til its not working!
Bernice #39

Lunch Lady Jan said...

LOLOL! I'm so going to use that phrase for everything now...Strong enough to glue a cat's butt etc etc!!! I've just got this vision of dangling puss cats!
Poor old Bleubeard..he must have had a hissy fit to have done that. But CBG will stick it back ok :-)
And yes, it IS a good camera..it's my husbands. I saved up all year to buy it for his birthday last December. It's a Canon EOS 7 and his face when he opened was amazing. I enjoy using it too, though I'm not completely au fait with all the techy stuff!
Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

Maisie Moonshine said...

I'm glad you've got help with your trying task, non sticky sticky stuff is the bane of my life too. Hope you find a fix. MMx #42

ike said...

Lovely little rocking horse and he looks really cooooool !!!
Tried to get one of my cats to volunteer to test the glue but no takers as yet !!!! :-)

Happy WOYWW

IKE in Greece #58

Lynda Norton said...

Hope your mega storm cleared the air for you, no such joy here.

Making a note of the glue, sounds great stuff.

Lynda#59

Anne said...

We've had the storms as well. Lovely horse. Naughty Bleubeard if he really did it :-) Anne x #24

sandra de said...

OMGoodness I can not stop laughing over the glue description. That is a classic. Have a lovely week.
Sandra @69

Silvia said...

I cannot believe Bluebeard would do such a thing!!! I shall staunchly fight in his corner(even if he did it!!!) :)
Happy WOYWW
#71.Silvi's Place

Neet said...

Oh dear. Did he really have a good time with that rocking horse? Oh deary deary me.
I love Ultimate glue - taken to using it recently and yes it does stick. Guess Bleubeard had better watch out after your friend's description of its properties.
Sorry to hear of the storms, we have had really heavy rain these last few days - guess our summer is over - three weeks though - we did well.
Hugs, Neet 19 xx (not sending him anything though, but reluctantly)

artatag said...

Sorry to hear about bad weather in ypur area. Hope there wasn´t too much damage.
This rocking horse is real cute with its cool mane. Nothing can go wrong with Wendy assisting :-)
Cheers
Gabriele 37

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Two lots of laughter at your post today LOL Hi for WOYWW poor bleu -
probably gets blamed for everything WOYWWendy does hahaha... have a great week - Mxx #84

MaggieC said...

In answer to your question, yes Elizabeth, they do make a turbo powered spider catcher - The Spider & Insect Vac with new Turbo Booster by Bug Buster, and I found it on Amazon. If you cannot get one, then you will have to train Bleubeard. By the way, I don't turn my computer off in a storm as all my electronic equipment is plugged in via protected sockets. Have a good week xx Maggie

Mrs.D said...

What a smashing rocking horse and perfect toy for a cat to play with. I'm sure Bleubeard would simple say 'If you put a toy down on the floor for me to play with, don't complain when I do' they are never around when something has happen are they.
Have fun with repairing the horse.
Happy Woyww
Chris #83

scrappystickyinkymess said...

OK, so I do love the horse, as ever, but the image of a cat glued to the ceiling has me in stitches!

:)

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (17)

Twiglet said...

The storm sounded nasty - we have had quite a bit of rain but our gardens really need it and everywhere is fresh and cool today. Good luck with the glue! x Jo

butlersabroad said...

I can imagine there's a lot of running repairs to make with Bluebeard on the prowl! How did you get the number 2 spot, you must never sleep, lol!

Hugs
Brenda

Cazzy said...

Hi Elizabeth, Happy WOYWW!

I love the rocking horse, and if that glue is as good as you hope it will be child proof as well as cat proof!

Could do with some of that, though I am prone to sticking myself to things!

Cazzy x #92

ibalady said...

im sure that adorable rocking horse is in the hands of a good hands on healer (thats you , not your cat hehe). did that even make sense ? I hope so . I have never heard of that glue but then again i have never bought es6000. I bought some gorilla glue once . never used it . it got hard as a rock still in the bottle. I ended up chunking it

Karin said...

This looks very interesting and so cute.
Happy Wednesday to you.
Karin #122

Shaz Brooks said...

Beloved Hubby bought surge protected sockets, and UPS( Uninterrupted Powers Supplys) for all our pc's, but then he's a bit of a geek, so he would, rofl! I'm sure Bleubeard was trying to make friends and play with the rocking horse- or knowing cats, was making sure the rocking horse knew who was boss! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xx #22

Roberta B said...

Hello, Im new #122 was checking this out last week and I love all the finds on here such as yours. Have a great day Roberta

Belinda Basson said...

That is quite some glue! #85

Robin Panzer Art said...

Happy WOYWW! Thanks for a sharing a peek into your studio space, I love seeing what everyone is up to! ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33 (#132 whoa…I was late to the party today!)

john-w said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Love the rocking horse. Hope you manage to effect a good repair. Bleubeard should be ashamed of himself. Fancy attacking a defenceless horse!!!!!!! Anyway, hope the storms are now gone and you have a good week. Kind regards, john-w #23

Bridget Larsen said...

That looks like a huge project, goodluck with it
Bridget #63

Gita said...

uh oh bad kitty. but looks like all will be well. Brigita #91

Annie said...

I'm a bit late visiting this week....I had a really manic day yesterday with my sewing. Thought I'd call in before today became the same!
I'm still chuckling about sticking a cat to the ceiling here!!!!
Hugs,
A x # 3

BJ said...

Love the rocking horse. Glad you liked the photos, yes I love taking them. Thanks for visiting my post-hols desk BJ#120

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your rocking horse. I've never heard of that kind of glue, but will look for it. Hope you're staying safe and dry.

~Rasz~ said...

I'm late at visiting, and I missed last week too. You found something better than E6000!!!! I have to try it out. I love the rocking horse and that precious, innocent bleubeard caused that??? Luckily you aren't going to try out Kathy's claim, although it really is a cute way to describe some good glue. I'm still laughing over that one. Hope you see the sun soon and your weather gets better. Rasz #142

Shoshi said...

Lovely to see your dear little rocking horse getting a makeover. The picture of the cat stuck to the ceiling is beyond imagining lol! I can just see how ours would react to that!!

Thanks for your lovely comment. Not so very very belated - I don't consider a WOYWW comment late if it's made before 11.59 p.m. on Tuesday ha ha!!

Yes, things are shaping up in my new room. I've just posted today's update and it's looking good! I even started to move a couple of things in today but don't tell the electrician or Andy the big white chief who have still got work to do in there lol!

Happy not so belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #66

Kezzy said...

Oh wow she/he is beautiful, such a gorgeous traditional rocking horse. Sounds like some mega fantastic glue, might have to look out to see if we have any here in the UK. I hope all of you are ok after the weather, we are so lucky here in the UK, on one of the discovery channels last week they was doing a weather special all week, well I taped most of them and slowly looking through them all and wow mother nature is certainly not to be messed with. Happy late woyww :-) Kezzy xxx