Tuesday, August 23, 2011

WOYWW 116

I almost didn't join Julia at Stamping Ground tonight because I have not had time to visit my friends' blogs for well over a week. I've been busy with company and expect more on Thursday. However, I wanted to give you an update on my basement studio.



Where have all the boxes gone? They have gone to friends who wanted some pretty cool boxes.


They are gone from this side of the room, which is where most were stacked a few weeks ago.


They are even gone in this view. Lots of floor space, as I work my way around the room. Although the room is still not finished, I'm much further along than I was last Tuesday at this time.


For those of you who came just for the rocking horses, I see four in these photos, three of which I have never shown you, including this framed picture I received as a gift some years ago.

As for me, even my basement studio is hot. This is the 48th day of 100 degree F or higher (39 C and above) temps. Not an all time record, but it takes third place in our city's record book. Today (Wednesday) will be the same with a forecast of 105 F (>40 C).

55 thoughtful remarks:

Dianne said...

wow, you have been busy. these shelves look pretty full, but you seem to be an expert at organizing! so glad for you and really feel you deserve a break...hope you find a way to stay cool in the heat...

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

ohh you have been busy - wonderful space

Morti said...

Hey there Elizabeth! The studio is looking fab, although I see you suffer the same as the rest of us in overloading our poor shelves so they bow in the middle! Hope you get to enjoy your space more soon, once the temperatures drop a little!

sasa said...

Looks just fabulous - lucky you - I have major studio envy! Hoop the big cool arrives soon and you can enjoy that creative haven...

Pam said...

Oh my word...it is STILL that hot? Too bad your studio isn't cooler because it looks like the perfect little getaway. It really is looking wonderful!

Tertia said...

Your studio looks fantastic! Wish I could come for a play date over there.
The heat is the only thing I would not enjoy!
Happy WOYWQW

okienurse said...

Awesome room Elizabeth! It is really shaping up nicely! I am wilted here too. I thought the temps were going down after a few days of less then 100deg temps but today it was back up to 104!! Hopefully not much time at these high temps. Love the rocking horses. Thanks for sharing.
Vickie

Cathy said...

Fabulous work space there Elizabeth, and very organised. I am slightly green with envy!!
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Spyder said...

It's fabulous! so much room, I think even me could be (sort of) tidy in there!!
Love the rocking horse!
Have a great day...having problems with blogger already, so hope this appears!!
((Lyn))

Wipso said...

Phew thats seriously hot but you've done really well setting up the studio. It's looking great.
A x

Helen said...

Can't believe you have made such progress and in such heat - I would just be wilting! (I am sure you are too) It looks fabulous.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow. What a difference a week makes!! Lovely and organised, lots of space for creating :) Heat like that would cripple me, I'm definitely a northern cool climate sorta gal. I have no idea where in the US you are, but do you get really cold winters too?? xxxx

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Corr if you fancy somewhere cooler - I've got a craft area that looks like a bomb site! Every time I get it tidy and sorted something else happens and a load more stuff gets dumped in there and I am back to square one! One day I shall have a dedicated room for myself - maybe. Lovely to 'see'you again, we are off to the in-laws in Scotland next week. It is lovely seeing or entertaining people if a little tiring :)

NatashaMay said...

Studio is looking lovely ans spacious. :) And of course there has to be a rocking horse. :)

Jona Panesa said...

loved looking at your studio. its so spacious!!!

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

Hey! wow what a fun filled work space! can i come play lol! hugs carlyann #47

Neet said...

I cannot believe how much your studio has come on since you last showed it to us. What a fabulous tranquil room to craft in.
Thanks for sharing the horses and love to Bleubeard. Hugs, Neet x

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow what a transformation your room looks fantastic, lovely space to craft in, enjoy your next lot of visitors hun, thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Julia Dunnit said...

But what a difference the white walls and smooth edges make! YOu've done so well, particulalry in between such heat...jsut think it'll be ready for maximum mojo when the weather cools. YOu must be really enjoying the view without boxes!

Franka Benjaminsen said...

What a great and clean place to create. Love your studio. Thanks for sharing.
Bye, Franka

sandra de said...

Wow it all looks so complete, well done. I have found a tiny little rocking horse and all I could think about was Elizabeth will like this!! So please contact me as I would love to pop it in the post a tiny reward for all the work you have done in the basement.

apaperbear said...

Here is hoping for some relief from the heat for you.

Healing Woman said...

Your new basement studio is looking fabulous. Hard work really pays off! I sure hope autumn is good to you there. It will be such a relief to feel those cool breezes.

Dragon said...

Your studio is looking wonderful, and I am sorry your heat is so oppressive, however, we would love a bit of sunshine here in England!!
Frankie
xx

see you there! said...

I know it has been a long hard and hot! process but you sure do have a wonderful studio. I'd love to poke through your supplies. I promise I wouldn't mess anything up :-)

Darla

Elizabeth said...

Here's me cheering on the sun when you are suffering from too much of a good thing!! Hope it cools down for you soon - I'l love to send you some of our cooler with if I could. Despite all that your studio is looking terrific and with a little help from the magnifying glass I managed to pick out three rocking horses - just can't spot the fourth :( Have a great week. Elizabeth x #60

elle said...

Your work space is wonderful. It looks so light and bright. You should be able to do some amazing 'rocking' down there. So glad you are now on the 'other' side of all this!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

You've done a great job of creative a very inviting work space! Sure beats my room which I share with the washer & dryer, LOL!

Di said...

Fabulous craft area - and I just love the rocking horses! Di xx

Twiglet said...

You have made a difference in your workroom! Hope it cools down for you soon. We have had rain here today.

La Dolce Vita said...

so sorry to hear about you continued heat... it does inhibit life doesn't it? your studio looks great though... and enjoy your company!

Marilyn Rock said...

Your heat, there, is not budging! I am sorry about that; I know how uncomfortable it is! You're doing a marvelous job with your studio space! It's looks terrific!

We felt the effects of the earthquake that occurred in Virginia yesterday. I was walking my grand daughter at the time. I'm happy there wasn't any injuries, deaths or devastation from it! Crazy stuff!

xxoo

Canace said...

Looks so nice and neat... and nothing to trip over!

I'm gearing up for a show next month and my studio looks like a bomb (earthquake) hit..literally!

Congrats on a beautiful workspace. :o)

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Wow you have been so busy!!! I can't believe you managed to get it all done and in the heat!!!

At least you can sit back and enjoy it now.

Laura #54 x

Jingle said...

Wow! Your room is looking fantastic!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

It must feel good to be near completion of this project that has occupied you for almost a year! Serious stress, I'd say, but now it is so clean and organized...don't you wish it would stay that way. I'm mailing your color swap today!

jude said...

Wow your basement is coming along lovely.Been away couple weeks and l;ast time boxes boxes boxes so you have been busy.Hopefully soon it will cool down for you hunni.Have fab wedensday
hugs judex75

Liz Miller said...

What a wonderful working space and so organised. Would love to aspire to something like this one day.
Liz x

Doone said...

WOW

it is FANTASTIC

i adore white walls.

Dx

Sam said...

Wow! I can see floor there! Well done for making such a fab looking room! When can I visit? Winter please I am not that good with the heat!
Thanks for your kind message. My father says thanks for all your messages!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Elizabeth, I didn't think when I was putting my post together that, of course, that folks in the US wouldn't know what A4 sized paper was ... my apologies. It measures 11.5" x 8.25" - and is the most usual size in office/commercial use here in the UK. I had no idea that you paid more to post square cards too. When we take our cards to the post office here they are tested for size by posting through a slot of certain dimensions - if they go it's one charge, if they don't they are weighed and will inevitably cost more. Any heavily embellished card is best delivered by hand, but if that's not possible careful wrapping/packing is essential. I have edited my post giving the measurements, for other US readers. Elizabeth x

~*~Patty S said...

if you can't be cool in a basement that IS saying something E...sure hope things cool down for you very soon! Enough hot stuff already!

You are really making great progress...that is a great space you have there and shelves make all the difference

Stay cool jewel!
oxo

JoZart said...

It is so apparent that you have really worked and succeeded on your reorganisation of your craft basement. congratulations are in order and let's hope you have many creative hours and lots of fun in there.
Many thanks for your lovely comment on my blog this week too.
love Jo x
Look out next week for the report on Donna's visit to see what we get up to. I'm scared just what might evolve as she's bringing her video camera.

Shoshi said...

Lovely studio! Looks really organised. Happy WOYWW.

Diane said...

I'm so sorry for all of this heat you have to go through--but your studio is looking GREAT! and when the weather is a bit cooler--you are going to have some fun--great job!

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous studio!! Have a wonderful visit with your company :D. Hoping cooler weather reaches you soon. #96

Blossom inch said...

wow...love your basement studio!

voodoo vixen said...

Yay!! Your basement is really coming together now, you must have been head down and bum up for ages to getting it looking so good!!
I'm hot.... the house is hot.... the cats are hot... the basement is cool... I may be sleeping down here tonight!! Nothing like your temps.. about 30 degrees C and eating ice lollies only helps for a short time!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hooray for you Elizabeth, nice order and the joy of crafting is re-appearing over in the basement even if the temps are still a little on the high side!! thanks for the update was wondering ho it had gone! Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x

Scrapcollectr said...

The studio looks very inviting.... congrats on the shelf renovation!
*smile*
Cindy at #72

Tuire Flemming said...

You really have hot there!!! But your studio looks great!
Thanks for visiting my blog - I have not visited anyone´s on last weeks and you know why, but things are going better now.
Tuire xx

butlersabroad said...

Oh but what a transformation! It's looking absolutely brilliant so far, and at least it's cooler down there. Can't believe your temps are still so hot. An odd thing happened in Michigan about two weeks ago, the bottom dropped right out of our temps and it's so cool over night that it feels like fall every single morning. There's dew all over my car when I go to work, there's beautiful mist hanging over the open fields and the air is so sharp and clear. It's September weather at the moment, Summer has left us! Hope you get some cool breezes soon!

Hugs
Brenda

Caro said...

Wow! What a transformation...you have come a long way. I have to confess that it makes me green with envy, so much lovely space and so many lovely goodies peeking from the shelves. Thanks so much for sharing.

Shazsilverwolf said...

That is fantastic, it looks wonderful. I am Soooo late this week, hope you have a great week, Shaz

Kezzy said...

Oh woyww the studio is looking fantastic. I was wondering if you have received the rocking horses I sent you? Kezzy x