Tuesday, September 3, 2013

WOYWW 222: the one where she answers questions posed last week

This will be my final WOYWW, hosted by our beloved Julia at Stamping Ground, for a few weeks, since I feel bad if I don't reciprocate when others leave me awesome comments and if I don't have time to answer your questions on your blog.  This is just a short hiatus, and I'll hopefully be back before I (or my rocking horses) are even missed.  When I return, all will be revealed and there might even be a giveaway.

Several questions were posed last week in "comments."  In case I didn't get to your question, here are the ones I remember.

One person asked if I live with others.  I thought I would admit confess that I live with Bleubeard, the other better looking half of this blog, and about 450 rocking horses.

Several of you asked if I had any other desks.  Yes, I have a garage desk (or workbench), but didn't have time to photograph it in time to show it.  However, all I had time for was finding a few old photos to answer the other questions.

My office desk doesn't get inky, painty, or gluey.  Note, too, several rocking horses within easy view.

Of course, it's hard to photograph.  It's obvious I'm a symmetrical gal.  What's shown on one side

is also on the other.

Here's basically the same view when the sun isn't streaming in.

Some of you asked what I created with the flour, oatmeal, and Cream of Wheat.  I tried to explain they are used as resists.

The supplies I used for the Cream of Wheat resist are the same as 

for flour resist.

If you want to learn more about this technique, I suggest you return at your leisure and check out the link on my right sidebar called Dyeing Using Kitchen Ingredients.  The above photo, taken on my living room rug, shows results of a few of my finished flour, oatmeal, and Cream of Wheat fabric resists.

If I didn't make it to your place last week, I truly apologize.  It's because it was the end of the month and I had a lot going on.  Please forgive me, and I'll do better this week before I shut down my computer.  Don't worry.  I have a few posts scheduled, so you won't be left with dead air.  However, I may not be around, except for Tuesday T.

Please leave your number if coming from Julia's and I'll be around to visit.

65 thoughtful remarks:

Nan G said...

I will miss you and Bleubeard! However, I too am considering taking a hiatus, in fact, tomorrow is my last class for a few months. I will do better at joining T to say Hello. i hope youre going on vaca or have lots of neat projects to work on! :) Hugs

Krisha said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Sometimes it is good to unplug for a while. I have not played WOYWW for two weeks, and not sure about this week. I will look forward to your scheduled posts and of course our T days, so glad you will still come back for those! Do take care and see you on Tuesday my friend.

Nan G said...

p.s. nice desk :) and congrats on winning the washi tape from Roni at InkStains!

Judy McCarthy said...

I think I'd have a work desk in EVERY room, if just Chloe and I lived here.Having someone else in the house does tend to make me confine myself a bit.I have desks in..the garage, my sewing room, the kitchen! Only 3!hehe.
Miss you while you are gone.I really enjoy your posts.
Judy xx and CHLOE!!!

Regina Hamilton said...

You will be missed. I love your screen saver. Happy crafting #1

Ohhh Snap said...

I hope your hiatus is a good one. Now you're tempting me to dye fabric lol. I still have the AB series to do, but in theory my time will be my own more. In theory lol. #7

Deb said...

I love your died fabrics, you are so clever, will have to try that one day! Your office desk is so neat and tidy, love it!
Debxx

Nikki said...

Enjoy your break and how kewl to wie your fabric with oatmeal :) hugs Nikki #4

Patsy Paterno said...

You'll be missed, Elizabeth! You always have something interrrresting to show us! You have to drop by Peggy's blog cause she posted something specifically for you! Patsy #15

kattera22 said...

Happy WOYWW! love your dyed fabric, and the rainbow reflections in your photos!

kattera22 said...

-Tera #9

Roberta B said...

wow.,, that is a lot of rocking horses around..I love the dyed fabric going to look good. Roberta 19

voodoo vixen said...

Look at all that lovely sunshine streaming into your windows! I will miss you but I am sure you will be very busy and have something wonderful to show us when you are done!

BJ said...

I wonder where you are going and will the weather be nice?
So easy to make internet orders, especially crafty ones, and I am awaiting another one currently, plus some new glasses to help me see even more!
Getting better slowly and taking it easy for the rest of the week. Thanks for the visit BJ#17

Jackie said...

Love how the fabric turned out with the resist technique
Jackie 26
Scrapbangwallop

Helen said...

Hope you're ok and the reason you won't be joining in is just one of time constraints. take care and see you soon. Helen 23

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Elizabeth enjoy your break but come back soon. Your photos with the light coming in are pretty!
Have a happy week
Lynda B x #33

Uuna said...

Wonderful light comes to Your workdesk. But the table out is very interesting. Beautiful!

Julia Dunnit said...

OOh Miss E..intrigue! Youaren't coming over to the UK for a couple weeks are you? I'll keep your secret but we have to meet up if that's the case!! I love that your collection of desks are mostly at windows and I particularly like your current screen saver. Hurry back..and make the hiatus a fun one, huh!

Maisie Moonshine said...

Good luck with your secret project - can't wait to catch up with you when you return - great garage desk by the way and I love your PC wallpaper. MMx #47

Janene McAnally said...

I will miss seeing you here on WOYWW! But I know that sometimes we need a break. I hope that you have a wonderful break and look forward to seeing your return. Take care :-). Happy WOYWW.
Janene #36

Spyder said...

Fabulous light, I get the same in the mornings but not so 'Godly'! We'll miss you, but will still look out, I know what you mean, I didn't stop at all for tea yesterday...up most of the night and then early morning trying to get 'other things' done, Have a great week, Happy WOYWW
(((Lyn)) #46ish!

Neet said...

Won't be the same without you that's for sure but hope it is for good reasons that you will be missing, thanks for all the views today anyhow.
Love as always from me but this time with several tickles for Bleubeard to last until you come back. One a week maybe?
Take care whilst away from here.
Hugs, Neet xx

Annie said...

Sorry I didn't get to visit last week but life just got in the way....Just not enough hours in the day to do all I 'need to do' let alone 'want to do'. I will miss your WOYWW. Love your pics today.
Hugs,
A x # 49

Christine said...

Have a good break. I am back after two nonPC days, I found the garden - it was looking lovely so I sat and admired it!!!
Bishopsmate #50

Jan Ltc said...

Great workspace! Have a good week xx Jan (57)

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh, I'm going to miss you Elizabeth and dear Bluebeard too! Thanks for all the wisdom and creativity you've shared so far and here's to finding out what you've been up to in the 'hiatus'! Have a great WOYWW and thanks for answering my question about 'fussy cutting' personally; I really appreciated that. A bientot, I hope! Julie Ann x #34

Claire said...

Thanks for answering our nosey questions, and for showing us your other desks :) LOVE your screensaver!!
Happy WOYWW and have a fun week!
no. 26

Kate said...

So creative, flour resist, brilliant!
Hurry back.

~Kate~

Heather Alger said...

Its great to see your desk and wonderful creative ideas. You should never worry if you can't comment back :) the fun is in looking at the wonderful shared ideas and creativity and any comments are a bonus x have a Beautiful week
Heather #63

ike said...

How cool is that sunshine effect coming in there :-) !!!! I shall miss you and I hope everything will be OK and look forward to your return :-)

Happy WOYWW 222

Ike in Greece #67 xxxxxxxx

kay said...

Enjoy your break,love the pic of sun coming in your room :-)
Happy WOYWW
Kay #41

glitterandglue said...

Oooo - secrets - great fun! Enjoy whatever it is that you are going to be doing - and we will look forward to seeing your name re-appear!!
Have a great time...
Margaret #50

Monique said...

That fabric resist technique looks like fun to try out, the result is wonderful. Love how you have to be symetric =)
Happy WOYWW a I wish you a wonderful week.
xx Monique #60

artatag said...

Wonderful workspace and the light beams you managed to photograph are just awesome
Cheers
Gabriele 60

sandra de said...

You really do the most fascinating things on your outdoor desk.
Sandra @68

Mrs.D said...

I love your creations with you flour resist, what are you going to make with those super pieces?
Chris #43

House of Bears said...

You have far more rocking horses than we have bears, watch out they don't stage a coup and take over!


Hugs from the bears @#76

see you there! said...

Hope you have something good planned during your time away from the computer. Will look for your return.

Darla

fairy thoughts said...

Life does get in the way of crafting and blogging doesn't it or is it the other way around. Enjoy your break
Janet @39

famfa said...

That's a shame. Yours is a name I recognise every week. Hope you will be back soon. Thanks for explaining and answering questions. Very informative.
Famfa 10

Gita said...

Going on a hiatus? Oh no. I'll be gone a couple weeks the end of September too. We'll see you soon....Brigita #84

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

450???? Did you really say 450??? Wow, that's some collection....Like your screen saver on your computer. xox

Monica said...

THE FIRST PHOTO IS SPECTACULAR. That dam caps key. no time to re-write
hugs monica 81

Dianne said...

that screen saver on your computer is so cool. what a neat idea for a post...love your pile of resist-dyed fabrics! (I remember the posts and the messiness involved.) the fabrics turned out beautifully, but would you do that technique again? =) you ARE the queen of experimentation, as well as the Queen of Free!

Peg Robinson said...

That is some neat looking resist stuff. Got to try that.93

Daniella said...

WOW! What an awesome "not dirty" desk!! So nice to see your stuff showcased!! The dying is super fun!
xxDaniella#14

Sandy Leigh said...

I am definitely coming back to learn about that resist technique--I love that stack of papers! WOYWW will miss you while you are away--but I understand, Wednesdays do take some time to respond to the comments and visit around for sure. And I highly recommend getting something to emboss with...so fun to do. Thanks for your sweet visit. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #11

Caro said...

I will miss you and Bleubeard! I love your resist techniques and the symmetry of your workspace. I hope everything goes well with all you are doing over the next few weeks. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#78)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Maybe you could get Bluebeard to pop in and post on your behalf from time to time? Thanks for answering the questions. The kitchen ingredients had me wondering. I was also sure whatever you did with them was messy. I like that we got to see both sides of your desk and that you are an symmetrical girl. I also got a giggle at the sun streaming in. It made you desk seem blessed by the powers that be.

Cazzy said...

Well you live and learn! As for that first photo - it looks quite biblical with the sun looking as though it is streaming from the picture!

I am catching up slowly!

Cazzy x #66

Danie May said...

Loving the look and sound of your resist technique and your office desk looks wonderful. You will be missed over the coming weeks but I am excited to hear what you have been up to upon your return. Enjoy! Danie #25

Rita said...

I loved the sunlight streaming in on your photos! Enjoy your break! :)
WOYWW#95

sandysewin said...

Your resists are very cool, as are the dyed fabrics. Your artwork mashup computer background is way-cool, too. :-)

Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #13

dawn said...

I love seeing your desks again and lucky you for having one in the garage. Your material came out so pretty!!

Very curious to know what project your working on, excited to find out!!
Will miss you!!! Hurry back!

Meihsia Liu said...

What a fun work space! Love the beautiful sunshine. Thank you for sharing. :)

Kimberly Hogan said...

SNIFF…SNIFF…. I miss you already!!!! I'm totally digging the VanVinci portrait. Where ever did you get such a clever portrait??? Love all the light in your photos, they're really fantastic photos. I really hope you won't be gone long. I'm thinking of joining in on your T is for Tuesday, so HURRY back. ((((((HUGS)))))
Kimmie

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, bless you for looking for my name last week...I didn't post as there's quite a lot going on in my life at the moment regarding my elderly dad's care, my husband's health and my sons' education. I felt slightly beleaguered and just not in the mood to post. The welsh word for it is 'HWYL' (pronounced hoil) it means gumption, enthusiasm, get up and go etc. And mine had disappeared last week......
But onwards and upwards, my mum would be saying for me to pull myself together!! Good ol mum, I miss her..
Sorry, this is all about me! I hope your hiatus is a happy one rather than the alternative. Enjoy the break and come back recharged. I think we all need to do that occasionally. I don't know how Julia keeps it up every week!
Take care, sending love and best wishes,
LLJ 44xxxx

April Story said...

Well you have certainly peeked my curiosity! Love the picture with the sun streaming in. Can't wait to see you back. April #22

john-w said...

Thanks for stopping by, and I'm glad you like the pyrography. Hope that you are well and this hiatus isn't anything sinister, like a stay in hospital.
Hope you come back soon.
Kind regards, john-w #51.

Nancy said...

Thanks for stopping by from WOYWW. I wish I had that much sunlight in my crafty space!

Nancy #113

sara j said...

Dear Elizabeth,
I so understand your feelings about not getting around to everyone, but a couple of weeks ago, when for some reason I got lots of comments and had a crazy week and didn't get to everyone - felt really bad about it - I got a lot of good advice. Summed up it came to: let yourself off the hook. It took a while, but then I did and it was amazing. I felt much better. We are all busy and thankful we have a forum where we can connect with people who share a similar love and/or passion. We do the best we can. Most of the time that's REALLY well. But we are after all, only human. So please from a friend afar, don't be too hard on yourself.
I did take a week off here and there, and that helped. But I did go sneaking around to see what others were up to as well!
So please enjoy your time away, but be sure to come back. Because I for one, like seeing Elizabeth and Bluebird on the list!
Hugs,
Sara j (thanks for visiting too!!)

sara j said...

Now I have to go see how I can use up that cream of wheat in the pantry.....!!

Kezzy said...

Wow the fabric with the homemade resists look amazing I certainly will be reading how to do that. Love your clean area and I hope all goes well with your project, can't wait to see what it is as you really do awesome creations. Happy Woyww :-) Kezzy xxx

Seth said...

Enjoy the break. Nice to hear a little bit more about you from your answers to the questions. And those resists are very cool. I love your use of non-traditional supplies!