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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

WOYWW - Oh Dear... Oh Dear

Do you remember the yellow pages ad when the girl followed the lad into his grotty flat, and said the imortal line "you don't want to see what they have done with your bathroom!!!"  ?? He was, of course, simply untidy.... well you don't want to see what they did in my craft room!!! It's been done over I think -

 OMG!!! What a dreadful slutty crafter I am... sorry you had to see this... and all courtesy of the wonderful Julia at Stamping Ground... I am truly ashamed, but it is really never far from being like this, actually!!!! I have been doing birthday cards, one for Matthew for Monday, and this one for Tim, my son, for Tuesday... so that's my sort of excuse!!! Lots of opportunity for spying though... wonder what will take your fancy?? will it be the chompers, or the TH florals. the glass mat or what??

Here is the card up closer. It is an ordinary easel card. You can just notice my punches station at top right, and lots of other stuff. I WILL get straight, I do promise, but just now life is too busy!!! As you read this on Wednesday morning (perhaps!!) I will be on my way to see my mum and have a VERY important meeting about her future... REALLY scary. Daughter is going with me, as I am bound to get upset and she can keep me straight!!! They will tell me she has to go into a home - why did they fit a pace maker for her just to sit and be demented?? Unfair... and very upsetting...

Ah well... I shall show you the Fragrant Freddie's card later in the week, and I am also late again with my TIO tag... it's Oriental this week, so I shall want to do it, but I just can't craft quickly enough at the moment!!! I am healing quite well, and Miranda is now weight bearing, so things are looking up a bit, but not for my poor old mum... please think about us!!!
Love and Light
PS just found out I was chosen at Simon Says Stamp and Show, again last week!!! Yippee, it is great news on a dismal day... I am totally chuffed!!
F xx


JoZart Designs said...

I'll certainly think about you for your visit to plan things for your Mum. Hard times for you so good luck and I hope it all works out for the best.
now, about that desk... I want to know who did that to you and I'll have words with them!! At least it's proof of some serious excellent crafting,
Love joZarty x

Bubbles said...

If you tidy it all up, you'll never find anything! Anyway... it's not messy, it's just a very extra-creative space!
Have a fantastic WOYWW!

jude said...

sorry to hear about your trip .Your bound to get upset and emotional.Sometimes like my mum life is so cruel they do these things to help yet half the time the person has no quality of life .Tis Alzheimers im talking about such sad cruel disease much like dementia same family.
Hopefully today wont be too stressful and you can find some me time to destress and create.
Have good week thinking of you
love n hugs judex 6

Sarah said...

Love your mess Frankie - it's a sign of creativity and I'm glad you're back on form. That's a truly wonderful card (and have you checked out SSS&S this morning???!!!) Wishing you strength and wisdom today and people that understand and support. Thanks for sharing today, Sarah at 2.

Belinda Basson said...

Hugs in anticipation of your hard meeting with your mum. Life is so very cruel sometimes. I can only work in a mess of sorts...

Inkypinkycraft said...

Hope your meeting goes as well as it can, messy desks are the sign of crafting, I like it! Trace x

Helen said...

I am right there with you, Frankie... hope it goes well, and it will be for the best, though as you say, you do wonder sometimes!! At least your daughter is going with you. Stay strong and hope to see your Asian tag soon - mine was mega basic!! Oh, and I love your desk, just the way it is... as Bridget's friends would say, lol!
H, 12.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Wonderful creative desk.. hope alll goes well wtih your mum today
hugs x
Happy woywwing
Jennie #7

Hazel said...

Not a slutty crafter, just a very busy and creative one! - Hazel WOYWW #43 x

Neil said...

Hi there; thank you for sharing your place of creativity with us this week, it was great to pop in and visit. Thinking of you during what is still a difficult time. I hope it all goes better than you think at the meeting.
Neil #58

Sunshine Girl said...

Hope everything goes ok for you today Frankie - My Mom and I are going through the same thing with my Nan at the moment - she was taken into hospital yesterday for more tests as we think she has had another minor stroke - looks like the outcome will be the same for her too - am thinking of you. Sunshine Girl – No 34

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Whatever decision you come to will be a tough one - you can only do your best for your mum. Thinking of you..
Hugs, LLJ #45 xx

Cathy said...

Just doing a quick pass through today ... I am going to get everyone visited!!! That a fab desk full of creativity.
Cathy xx #19

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Hehe until monday my craft space looked a lot like that, I pulled everything out and sorted through it, it took all day but its nice to be organized now .... bet it doesn't take long to get back the way it was though lol

Anonymous said...

Your desk looks great what a super card. Good luck with your mum it is such a worrying time for you. Laura

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Frankie, tough times - but maybe some warden assisted living rather than a home? Whatever, I hope you and your dear Mum will be comfortable with the outcome. I'm loving your slutty desk...it's like being at home for me..keep up the good work!

Twiglet said...

Fab project - really clever stuff there. Hope all goes well with your mum. x Jo #64

Ann B said...

I'm a bit late today on my journey round the desks (shopping day - new handbag) but am trying to get round as many as I can.
Hope everything went as well as possible with your Mum and you didn't get too upset - it is hard when you parents get older and have health problems.
My favourite on your desk this week - the card for your son, love all those gears and wheels.
Ann B #39

Elizabeth said...

Hi Frankie, you can be assured my thoughts will be with your mum and her predicament and you as you struggle to come to terms with the decisions you are currently making.

Your desk does indeed invite a good snoop around and those chompers would be very useful. The card is brilliant - I'm sure your son is going to love it.

Congratulations on the Simon Says success.

Elizabeth x #78

PS: I've got your music back - it disappeared for several weeks - so nice to listen to as I read your post :)

Marjo said...

Life is never fair, it's great to have family for some support.

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a great WOYWW,
xoxo Marjo #109

ScrappnBee said...

It is not a slutty desk! LOL! Love the post today! YOur card looks fabulous! Congrats on the Simon says pick! Thanks for sharing! -Amanda #5

Viv said...

Nice to see another messy crafter like me, trying to be tidier but failing lol.Love that card...hope all goes well with your mum too :O) Viv xx

kyla said...

well done with simon says...great news. As for the desk...WOW....that's some serious crafting!!

Fuchsia said...

I have seen worse LOL

love the card

have a great week !
Fuchsia @ 87

Robin Panzer Art said...

Fabulous card and most of us have "grotty" studios when we're in the thick of it! Happy WOYWW #18 ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Bridget Larsen said...

What a hive of activity you have there
Bridget #29

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

For being number 1 this week, I'm awfully late visiting. I'm so sorry I'm late, but, after a computer crash I had to stop by and get a bit of inspiration from your slutty craft room (grin).