Wednesday, 13 October 2010

WOYWW 71 - a Simon Says Challenge entry.

Hi all. Well, got the phone fixed, so I am in contact with the world again. (ok, so I had my mobile (cell if you prefer) but I am not a big user of it.) Anyhow I managed to get an appointment for Saturday afternoon, so I didn't have to take any time off work which is always good.

It also gave me Saturday morning to do the weekend shopping chores and - erm - move some of the stash that lives in the way of the phone socket.  You may have seen in the post from the time, the stuff I had to move - most of it went to the bathroom!




And the living room window cill

Just so the engineer could get here :
(You didn't know I had carpet did you!)





then it all had to go back. I ended up moving some of the stuff around a little so the drawers of inkpads are at the other end nearest the TV now instead of towards the doorway, but that's all. (the shock of vacuuming was too much, I couldn't reorganise the stash as well!!)


But the piles do look a bit neater for now (and the dust has gone off the Melt pot so may get to use that soon!)















This is meant to be a chair for sitting on! The box contains all sorts of "stuff" some of which you've seen before but has become a bit of a pre-altering dumping ground!!




So, what IS actually on my desk this Wednesday?  Well, my nephew Robert is going to be 21 next week, so I have made his card (yes, I know how early am I?!) But I will be away as I am going to stay with my mum for a few days at the weekend - it is her birthday on Saturday - so I had to get this done early
Rob is autistic, he has Aspergers syndrome, and shares a house with other boys (or maybe boys and girls) under supervision. My sister, his mum would be so proud of him.

And because I have used (although not much, admittedly) metal - this is my Simon Says "metal" challenge from yesterday's post.



I may not be back in time from Mum's to join in next week, although I hope to.
In the meantime, if you need to  check out what I have been showing you all these weird pictures of boxes and patches of carpet for, hop over to Julia's for all the info.
Have a great Wednesday

62 comments:

Mandi said...

Oh TV wires are such a pain HATE them!

Super card and Im very impressed with the tidying!
Until next time, have a great week
mandi xx

Tracy Evans said...

I did smile when you said you ACTUALLY hoovered LOL. You have put the boxes back neatly though and you have some great stash. Love the card and the colour. Tracy Evans x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

My back hurts just thinking about all that work to tidy. Poor you. But the card is fab - I love the soft colours and that stamp of man-with-umbrella is one of my faves.

Have a restful WOYWW if you can!

Mary anne

flutterbycrafter said...

Life is for living not vacuuming! I love those wooden drawers, where did you get them from, I want some. Love the card.

Anneliese said...

Glad you got your phone sorted ! .. love the card that you've made your nephew.. sure he will love it too ! x

Kay said...

Sorry, I think you used a foreign word there.... hoovering....what is this thing? The dust bunnies have taken over my house and are so advanced they are now a sentient species so it would be a crime, genocide even, to get rid of them!
The card for your nephew is gorgeous, I'm sure he will love it. Have a great time at your Mum's and I hope she has a lovely birthday.

Maggie's Crafts said...

What a lovely stash!

Thank you for sharing. :))

Maggie

x

sasa said...

Lovely card and work. He will love it. Still amazed at your Alladin's cave - wow. Hope you kind still get to the bath or a chair!

sasa 10

Carolynne said...

Isn't it annoying when you HAVE to tidy up. Still hopefully you found some bits and pieces you forgot you had.....I always do.

xx

p.s. love the card

Cheryl said...

oh why do we have to stop and do that H word we have far better things to do just love your desk,lots to see and love that card i have that image and i JUST love it hugs cheryl xxx

Minxy said...

Lookin spick & span there Helen, and least now its done you can craft guilt free lol lovely card btw

Cardarian said...

Hiya Helen! You have been very good - your desk ( floor) looks great! All tidy now!!! Ha, ha maybe the telephone should not work more often!! :-)
LOve your card and so happy your nephew is doing so well!!! I am sure he will love the card!
Enjoy your few days with your mum!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

What a nightmare having to move all that lot twice :-/
Gorgeous card for your nephew Helen :-)
Anne xx

Lori said...

Your card is lovely, Helen, must catch up on your other posts as well, and it really stinks to have to move stash around, I forget where I put everything, then!

The Taming of the Glue said...

What is this strange hoover of which you speak! Love the card. Pam (20)

brenda said...

A horrid job having to move everything about, but an impressive sort out.

And a super card.

B x

Toucan Scraps said...

fabulous card for your nephew.

did you find any treasure when you were moving stuff around for the engineer?

Phree said...

You hoovered, er I don't think I remember how to do that, maybe you should post pics next time [grin]. Looks you've been kept really busy moving stash around. Fab card for your nephew.

peggy gatto said...

Great card and great sentiment, perfect for the birthday!

Jana said...

Your stash looks like a lot of fun. The card is great. Perfect for a young man.

Jingle said...

Oh, I love that card!

Clare H said...

lovely neat piles and fab card

Clare (91)

Twiglet said...

That's a fab card and brilliant sentiment - best wishes to Rob too!!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

great stash and love your card, its fabby! hugs Heidi x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Helen - love all those tidy little drawers! What a mammoth task you have had this past few days - I'm sure it will be worth it though. Love the card you made for your Nephew. Have a great time at your Mum's.
Hugs, Sylvia x

Carrie said...

Hi Helen, thank you so much for sharing your stash with us. It is really lovely to see what others have been up to. I love your card, especially the stamp...it is really lovely. Thank you also for stopping by my blog to look at my workdesk, I really appreciate it. It has been really fun to join in with you all this week and I hope to do so next week too.
Love
Carrie

butlersabroad said...

Lol, I hope you gave the poor place a good spring clean before you put everything back!! Love that card, love anything with umbelliferous flowers on it. I love the PB Maple stamp that I used and I'm soooooo not surprised that you have it too, I mean, you have everything else!!

Hugs
Brenda 96

Chrissie said...

I can empathise with the 'stuff shifting syndrome' we've been emptying our loft so that it can be re-insulated on Friday!
Well done on all the sorting out!
Chrissie

lisa said...

What's this "hoovering"!!!!! Not sure I have come across that before. Blimey you have been busy, I hope the engineer appreciated all you did for him.
Your card is absolutely stunning. I love The Umbrella Man and he works so well with all the other images you've used.
Enjoy your weekend with your Mum.
hugs Lisa (122)

Theresa said...

Great post Helen! Am really liking the wooden drawer setup you have. Lots of treasures - big "to do" list in your box and Happy Bday to Rob:)

Lizzybobs said...

Love your card for your Nephew - loving all your fab tidy stash - thanks for sharing with us have a good week - Liz

Scrapcollectr said...

Sometimes we r forced to look at our stash and we find things or better places to put things, as in your case, so it's all good, isn't it? Your desk looks like fun times ahead. Nice card! Thx for commenting on my blog. Have a nice WOYWW.
=D
Linky#129

Yours Artfully said...

Fab card Helen, I'm sure your nephew will love it and as for hoovering......that's such a rude word!!!!

Doone said...

oh you reminded me of the time the phone engineer came unannounced and pulled out my sofa to check the connection and it all happened so fast I just pretended to be someone the house owner has asked to be in for the house call because the mess under and behind the sofa was so shameful, as soon as he had gone I hoovered and cleaned only to hear Niall yelling 'Its too Late Now He'll tell EVERYONE he knows that you have the worse behind the sofa mess in The Whole Universe...." and " he never fell for your 'I don't live here' ploy either... shame shame I live in shame!

Dx 36

Craftgirl said...

You do what I do put stuff on chairs and alter them. LOL. Thanks for the snoop.
Carol

Terry & Kim said...

I love all the wooden drawers and the card is great!

Linda C said...

Love that TH stamp. Reminds me of Bert from Mary Poppins, one of my favorite movies. Thanks for sharing, LInda #78








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voodoo vixen said...

Oh my goodness... what a work up just to get the phone line done! Eeeeek, hope you are finding lots of nice stash you had forgotten - like I do!!
Happy WOYWW from Annette #100

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Well Helen, I'm not early this week. Had lots of blogger 503 errors today, that's why I'm late. You moved a mountain of stuff, but I realize you have three mountains you didn't have to move. Bet you're glad that's over. Have a good time with your mom and wish her a happy birthday from number 2 this week!

Sue from Oregon said...

I am so in LOVE with this birthday card...OUTSTANDING!!!! thanks for stopping in today too...have a good visit with your mum! Sue #25

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great card! love your drawers. and i know what you mean about a pre-altering dumping ground. i have one of those although it's hidden from view.

Sherry said...

That's the first time I've ever seen a stash of crafty goodies in a bathroom - lol - still, needs must and it looks as though you're getting back to normal again.

Your birthday card is lovely, bet Robert will love it!

Hope you have a lovely time with your Mum and that she has a fab birthday.

(Thanks for already stopping by my desk)

Sherry 118

Wipso said...

Dont waste too much time cleaning and tidying cos life is for having fun :-)
A x

Esther said...

You have been busy! Lovely card for your nephew I hope both he and your mum enoy their birthdays...Happy WOYWW Esther xx

Ciara said...

Hoovering? Nah, my chap does that! (how lucky am I?)

Lovely card, very soft colours :-)

Ciara
xx

Gez said...

Oooh lovely to have a nosey round.. thank goodness it's not just me with boxes of 'stuff' :) Just love your card, it's perfect. Hope you have fun with your Mum & a safe journey. Pah forget the hoovering!! Hugs, Gez.xx

Daniele said...

thats a serious amount of stash you have there....no time for hoovering, It'll only get messy again....lol
hugs

Neet said...

Loving that card - the colour is gorgeous. Don't envy you the moving about but now it is all done and who knows, maybe you will find some hidden stash (like I always do).

akilli melek said...

think you deserve a holiday after all that tidying. love the card. caroline #1

Jules said...

Love the card, and well done for all the tidying - the things we have to go through for BT engineers! :D

Carola Bartz said...

You did have to move stuff around a lot! I titally love the birthday card, very beautiful!

JoZart said...

Oh, I loved your post.... it's me all over! I always tell my daughters that when I die it's pay back time as they'll have to clear all my mess but we're going to move next Spring and I'm going to have to do it all myself!! EEEK!
JoZarty x

Aisling said...

Love your Simon Says "metal" challenge entry! Thanks for visiting my blog. Aisling # 139 who failed to be the last one in the list. A total of 151 participants, can you imagine?!

having a {me} day said...

What a lot of stuff you have! The stash in the bathroom made me laugh, I would be in a panic in case it got wet!! love the card for your nephew and sure he will too. keeleyxx

Hels Sheridan said...

LMAO Helen... in the BATHROOM!!!! That is just tooo funny! Gorgeous card BTW x

Paula Gale said...

Phew - looks like you've been busy - glad it came good in the end - enjoy your time away with your mum, its always precious...

Take care

Paula x x x

Pat said...

You are soooo funny! I agree, doing the carpet and desk in the same day would be too much of a shock. The stamps might run hide!

Thanks for sharing a look at your stuff, and the card is great!
Hugs, Pat Smith

Alisonw30 said...

I'm the same as you with a whole sofa covered in stash! I did get some shelves to put the stuff on instead, but somehow it still migrates back to the sofa... Great card, hope you have/had a good weekend with your mum

Alison #62

dandelion dreamer said...

oh it is SUCH a comfort to see other people's HUGE stash....love the card. I'm sure Robert will love it. Moira

Ohhh Snap said...

Lovely stash and card! I know I can't reorganize if I have done some other of cleaning lol. Hope you were able to sit down and create something whilst recovering! TFS :D

#21

Julia Dunnit said...

Love Robert's card, really nice images. Actually, I never thought I 'd say this on anyone's blog, but I do love your carpet! I think that you're right, the shock of hoovering is enough for now, and for me the shock of thinking you'd started taking over the bathroom!!

Holly said...

Crafters have s secret rule... Without Chaos and disorder there is no creativity!! I love the card you made for your nephew.