Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday # 85?

I want to begin by apologizing to EVERYONE who left comments last week. I didn't make it very far down the list (I think somewhere in the mid 40s) before the bottom fell out from under my world. I had a water pipe break in my basement studio and the devastation is unreal. Between sucking water, dealing with insurance people, more insurance people, insurance agents, restoration specialists, and packers who are moving the contents of my basement studio to their warehouse, I have had NO time to visit anyone. My days are filled with men in my basement and packing my art supplies. So I hope that Julia, keeper of the links, doesn't throw me off the list. My time is simply not my own!


As for my desk, I started a few collage backgrounds for One World One Heart gifts, but you see I haven't gotten very far with them.

Of course, I know you really came to see the rocking horses, so here is one of my favorites. Sorry for the poor shot, but this little guy (yep, this one is a guy) normally lives in an alcove where there is little light of any kind. He is trying to get away from the light. That's because he wants to protect his fabric body and fibers that are wrapped around the wire rocker area (click to enlarge).


I also received this iris folded card from a friend who bought it at a craft show. The card and envelope came in a baggie, which I forgot to remove before I took the shot. Although I don't technically call this one of my nearly 450 rocking horses, I thought it was a cutie and wanted to share.

Again, I am very sorry I haven't been around to visit. I'll make it up somehow, but it probably won't be before the weekend, when the guys who are destroying my basement studio are gone.

64 thoughtful remarks:

voodoo vixen said...

Elizabeth has men in her basement... LOL better than bats in the attic? There isn't a soul on the list that would hold your non visit against you, you have an amazing record!! Hope the packing away has gone well? Where will you do your crafting now? Kitchen table?

oneoff said...

Ahh- I hope that those basement-dwelling men can get things dry and restored quickly. I've only ever dealt with something like this in an empty house, and I can't begin to imagine how disruptive it must be in your home. Hope you get a chance to sit and just be with a restorative tea or two.

Bernie

Sheila said...

I hope your basement gets restored quickly. Dealing with all those people can sap your energy. Hope you get a chance to rest.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

ooo just love the rocking horses!!when I was child my friend had a lovely one and we used to visit her house on the corner house to ride it.. sadly you dont see them much now... so sorry for the burst pipe and hope it sorts soon,
Shaz in Oz.x

jude said...

Oh Elizabeth so sos sorry to hear about your pipe.I know from experience not anice thing to happen and all the disruption t causes.Hopefully insurance wont muck about and deal with it asap.
Now on to the men well kept that one to yourself and put em in the basement too...lol.
Hopefully thi wednesday will be better thasn last week
hugs judex5

Jennie said...

oh my goddness. how horrible.. hope it all gets fixed soon
Hugs
Happy Woywwing
Jennie #2

Tuire Flemming said...

Those water pipe breaks are really horrible! I have friends who had to move to an other residence, while their house was dried and repaired. Hope yours will be fixed soon!
Happy WOYWW after all!
Hugs Tuire

Helen said...

Some girls would be happy with men in their basements! Sorry to hear about your troubles, hope you get it sorted soon - and the damage is not too lasting. Love the rocking horse today, he's great.

akilli melek said...

oh dear, i hope none of your stuff was damaged.

cute little rocking horse, i completely know how damaging sunshine can be, and i'm not talking about sunburn. The sun here is so strong that you cant leave clothes on the line more than an hour or they become sun-starched normally with a bleach line across the fold over the rope.
the card is very cute
hope you get back to normal soon
caroline #53

peggy aplSEEDS said...

well of course everyone would understand! it's a wonder you got those collage backgrounds done! wonderful rocking horse today!

Wipso said...

Isn't it awful how life just gets in the way of having fun? Really hope you can get it all sorted out very soon.
Hugs,
A x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I'm amazed you were able to post today! How horrible for you! Hope everything gets dried out and you'll have your stuff back where it belongs. Patsy from
HeARTworks

Susan Allan said...

I have been thinking of you and hope you get straight soon. I also hope that none of your original art work has been damaged. That may be worse than losing supplies. I hope you will be well compensated for your loss.
The collages you have made look really interesting and looking forward to the finished pieces.

Sue xx

joey said...

Oh Elizabeth us woywwer's are the least of your worries, I do hope everything willbe sorted with your basement real soon.
Your fabric rocking horse is so special, it makes me want to reach out and touch it
Joey xx

weewiccababe said...

oh that's awful, hope you get as much sorted as possible
Debbi #39

Theresa said...

Oh Elizabeth - I feel your pain! Nothing more frustrating than dealing with home repairs. Fun to see another rocking horse and your pages are looking grand!

Sue said...

Hi ya hunny
oh nothin worse than a leaky pipe eh,hope ya soon sorted hun, gorgeous rockin horses,big huggies, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (26)

karen said...

I hope your basement will be restored to normal asap!
That rocking horse is beautiful! I can see why he would be stored away where light can't get him, you would want to have him around for as long as possible!
xoxo Karen

JoZart said...

Aawwhh! that is going to curb your creativity. You'll have to keep a nucleus of stash somewhere in the house so you can carry on crafting whilst the basement is restored.
Hope the 3 tiny rocking horses I sent arrive soon!
Hugs JoZarty x

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Oh, sounds like a total flood! Sorry you had to endure this! Thanks for sharing all you have going on!

Clare H said...

That card is so sweet! Hope your world gets back to normal real soon!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Those backgrounds are coming along beautifully- I can't believe it's almost time time for OWOH again, and I can't WAIT! I haven't specifically decided *what* I'm giving away yet, but it's been percolating in the background.....
Hang in there, it's almost impossible to get anything done when people are working on your house- this to shall pass!

sandra de said...

Cute little rocking horses and I do hope all gets repaired as quickly as possible. Don't let them out of the basement until the job is done.
Sandra xox #66

apaperbear said...

Dear, I DO think that a broken pipe in your basement allows you to be forgiven. Take good care of yourself!

triciasconfetti said...

Poor you - water problems are the worst especially fro a talented arty person like you. how can you put a value on art? Hope things return to normal soon.
Take care
x Tricia

Karen said...

Oh Elizabeth, thats just awful honey!!!! I do hope there wasn't too much that was spoiled & that you can get back to normal soon, HUGS XXX

Pam said...

Oh what a mess! Hopefully they are nice looking men, otherwise it's all a wash. Good luck with it all and Woyww isn't going anywhere, so take care.
xoxo#8

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Aargh, it sounds like you're living a nightmare :-( Hope it doesn't take toooo long for the basement to be restored.
Love the rocking horse :-)
Anne xx

Sarah said...

Hope that your basement is sorted quickly and that you can get back to doing all the wonderful things that you do

Threads of Inspiration said...

I'm sorry to hear about your basement. Don't worry about us, everyone has a crisis once in awhile. Take care of yourself and your basement and come back to visit when things settle down, or dry out as the case may be!

Kat W said...

Oh no, that sounds all very distressing. I hope nothing precious was destroyed.

I love the idea of collecting rocking horses - they are so cute and evocative of childhood.

I'm sure the one world receipient will be very pleased with one of your collages.

Hope normality returns to your basement soon!
Hugs
Kat X

Lynn said...

You probably do not have time to read this, but am so so sorry for the mess you have to deal with. Bummer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MaggieC said...

Hope things are drying out and that you managed to rescue all your work. It must be devastating to have all that damage.

SueH said...

Oh Elizabeth, what a disaster.
I know the mess that it can cause because I had a flood when the boiler burst in the flat above me. I ended up have to have the whole room redecorated in the end.

I hope the burst pipe didn’t cause you too much damage, especially to your craft stuff.
And I sincerely hope that Bleubeard didn’t get his paws wet in the upheaval

Sue
x

Shazsilverwolf said...

The rocking horses are superb, and I would visit you regularly just to look at the picture of bleubeard, he is SOOOO gorgeous!

dogsmom said...

No need to come visit me right now. I am on a brief break. How many rocking horses? Now I have to stay and look around. Love rockers.
wishing things get better every day for you.

Scrapcollectr said...

E-
I hope you didn't suffer any supply losses! I had this happen to me a few years back so I know what you're going through. Hopefully you can inventory anything that was lost cuz insurance people will reimburse if possible. Good luck!
#134 (yeah, I'm late...)

Scrapcollectr said...

I mean #131. Whooops.
*smile*

Doone said...

Hope you are not sinking under the awful bad time you are having,

I aim to send you something wonderful to lift your spitits ( and spirits) - but I need your addie again please.

Amy might need the guns Elizabeth...and You ( for Amy is a Wuz and cannot handle a gun).

Dx

Paula Gale said...

Oh Elizabeth - thats terrible news - i'm sorry you're in such a mess. If you need to start a disaster fund, please let us know. I hope nothing got damaged in the pipe burst.

Sending hugs

Paula x x x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh poor you...you'll get a reputation - be sure not to close any doors on those blokes!! Poor you - it's an insanity having other people in your space and after such a trauma too...hope they are being helpful and polite and that you can see an end already. Meanwhile - comments - don't worry - you must have noticed that I've dropped a week too - cannot keep up lately! xxxx

Dragon said...

That sounds horrid and you must be fed up with the mess and disturbance let alone the loss... Thinking of you
Frankie
xx

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh no! That's terrible news about your basement. Your little rocking horse is so, so cute though - thanks for sharing him :)

judith@poppy cottage said...

Sorry to hear about your disaster last week, I hope that you get sorted out quickly, Judith xx

Mrs A. said...

What a disaster to have happen. I'ts not everyone can say they have men in their basement sorting out their water works. Hope it all gets sorted soon. Love the rocking horse. You could call the paper one a virtual horse!!
Hugs Mrs A. #92

Carola Bartz said...

So sorry about the water pipe break, how horrible! Hope those men in the basement can fix it very soon. What happened to all your stuff? I hope nothing got damaged.

Marjo said...

Oh no, how awful! Hope your wonderful space is back to normal soon. Your pics still look fantastic...lol

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Happy WOYWW, hugs Marjo #10

Lynne said...

Hope you ghet your basement fixed real soon. Love that little rocking horse what a beauty. Lynne x

Cardarian said...

Hello!

So sorry you are having so much problems in your basement and you still had time to do WOYWW???? You are truly a superwoman! The rocking horses are just so cute! I would like to participate in the One world one heart thing but I am not sure I am good enough - not really an artist! I guess I will just observe!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your collage backgrounds and, of course, the rocking horse :)

Positive thoughts for you and your basement project. xxoo

Tertia said...

Men in your basement? Now that sounds interesting.
Hope all your worries are soon sorted out. Looks like its the time for burst pipes. We had one too, but luckily it was outside in the yard, so apart from alarge puddle, not much damage, thank goodness.
Cute rocking horses.
Tertia 110

Elizabeth said...

Oh gosh, sounds like you have had a traumatic time of it and now you've got men in the basement - I've no idea how you can eradicate them, bugs & spiders, yes, men, no! Hope everything is being repaired and 'normal service will be resumed' very soon. And thanks for the weekly rocking horse fix, you haven't disappointed me again. I'd count the one on the card if you display it somewhere - it's lovely. Regards, Elizabeth #78

Shari said...

Elizabeth, so sorry to hear about your studio in the basement. This Kansas cold has no mercy at times. I hope that life gets back to normal for you very soon. Love all your rocking horses too!
~Shari #152

Tracey Brossart said...

Oh no that's just horrible, I'm so sorry that happened to you. Burst water pipes can ruin anyone's day! We've actually had the same thing happen to us a few years back right over our computer desk! Hope you can get your space back to normal soon. :)

♥Tracey♥...ƸӜƷ

butlersabroad said...

Yikes Elizabeth, what a horrendous thing to happen to you, that burst pipe picked the worst possible room in the house didn't it? Hope the rocking horse card cheered you up somewhat!

Hugs
Brenda 100

okienurse said...

Hope your basement if fixed soon. I love all the rocking horses. Awesome!

Angie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your water problems ...I do hope everything will soon be resolved and that not too much damage occured to you precious creative mediums and creations ..love and hugs xx

Neet said...

No need for apologies - friends don't have to have return visits. Just hope that the devastation does not make you ill and that Bleubeard is fine in all of this.
Hope it all turns out ok - will put you in my prayers. 27

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Having many men around is good for the ego - except when they are workmen tramping about and making messes that they have to clean up. So sorry to hear about your burst pipes, but it is a perfect opportunity to learn about your rocking horse collection. Thanks for sharing.
137 Vicki = a little inkling

Nicky said...

So sorry to hear about your burst pipe - hope it a gets sorted soon and hope a least you have some good looking workman - love the little rocking horse who had popped into the light for a photo ~ Nicky 24

Susan said...

Hi Elizabeth, hope your disaster gets sorted out soon so you can get back to crafting. I also hope Bleubeard didn't get his paws wet!
Susan xxox #19

Debgem said...

Only just getting around the desks. I'm so sorry to hear your news - I hope things are beginning to improve a bit. Take care,x

Morti said...

Sending you and Bleubeard huge hugs - not good news when pipes burst! Was there much lost? Hope you are keeping well otherwise.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Sorry to hear about your basement.

Running late this week...
Thank you for sharing!

Maggie @ http://maggiescraft.blogspot.com/
xx