Wednesday, May 05, 2010

WOYWW? … Not really sure....yet

Firstly ... thanks for so many kind wishes over my aches and pains last week …the knee pain went as quickly as it appeared and my back is a little better but still hates me walking much more than to the corner shop. I have cut down on the pain killers and I feel it will gradually get back to normal …it usually does . Yes I know I should see the doctor but, as I have said before …. I know what he will say…’Go on a diet’. I also have a sort of phobia over going to the docs …in fact I get so stressed I totally feel my spine turn into a rod, breathing becomes heavy, and my heart beats faster ….so stupid considering I was a Radiographer in my younger days …but then maybe that’s why, a mix of knowing too much and not wanting to be a bother ….well enough of all that ….WOYWW is here AGAIN.

Most of you out there are probably thinking along the lines of … OMG ….IIWA and the answer is a resounding …YES IT IS …. and we are now on week48.


The title of this post is true ….I really don’t know what is on my table. I have tried to plan what to do for the Wk52 challenge and have gone in more circles than dancing round a Maypole …. so I though I would attack it the same way I doodle. …. let mind and hands take over and lets see what happens. So who knows what this will turn into …or if I even use it in the end …maybe I will have a flash of inspiration taking me in another direction


.It is thus true to say that my table really only has Gesso on it and a wood ‘Thingy’. If you peer off to the end of the table, you can just see the chaos at the bottom of some of my shelves …. I grabbed something … all around decided to jump off their piles too …in fact the shelf below is a lot worse but my back didn’t want to let me tidy it up …well I was too lazy really. You can also see a lot of the other chaos in the room ….don’t let the shots of tidy shelves in earlier posts fool you into thinking I am actually a tidy crafter lol


Here to finish, is a photo I took yesterday of another of our cats …. China.

She has a wonderful deep purr when stroked but moults handfuls of hair, as you oblige her after a tap on your arm. She has also started chatting a lot over the past year …. rather like the sound made when she spies a bird through the window …a sort of clicking but more vocal. She will be 10 this year….hard to believe …DD got her when her Dad died …where have the years gone??.


DD got her Scrapping Mojo back after quite a long break and has decided to join in this WOYWW for the first time this week …welcome to the club Jay …or Julia as she was named by her loving parents …a name we thought she would never shorten …who were we kidding … have lost track of all the variants over the years.

Take Care xx

69 comments:

Cardarian said...

Hiya Angie!

So you are cooking up something for week 52, I haven't even started thinking yet but I guess I should do as we will soon be there! Love your messy shelves!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Helen said...

Well done for starting your W52 challenge. I did print off a logo, but.... no ideas!!! I don't got to the Doc's either if I can help it....

Tracy Evans said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a little better today and can't wait to see what you have planned for week 52. Love your shelves too. Tracy Evans x x

Sue said...

Hi Angie, thanks for stopping by my blog, love your fab blog did make me chuckle ane you seem to have cracked the life of luxury, cats and crafting you can't beat them, Sue xx P.S. your scrapbook layouts are fab!

joey said...

Hi Angie

Lol Kids and shortening their names My Sydney has many variations mind you I am terrible for shortening hers myself lol. Lovely piccy of China

Joey.x

jude said...

Whats cooking for week 52ummmmm....i wonder ive recently reaD ALOT ABOUT GESSO it must be the in thing ;ately not heard much about it then all of a sudden on blogs and in mags.Im guessing please tell me if im wrong is it a paste?
Have a happy wednesday
hugs jude
X:)X

The Inky Minx said...

Hay at least you've thought about starting your project.. i'd forgotton till today..DOH! best get me skates on

Sandra said...

Nice to hear your feeling better. I'm loving the picture of China ... fab name, and have to say I do love cats that chatter away :)

Wipso said...

Hello China...what a pretty face you have.
Hi Angie, so glad your aches and pains are a little easier. Cleaning and tidying should be banned esp when you have a bad back :-)
A x

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

oohhh cant wait to see what you are creating! china looks adorable and a very happy putty cat, have a wonderful week, hugs mandyxx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Angie,
Sorry to hear you are not feeling too good. Get better soon!
Clare x

Shirley said...

If anyone calls me Shirley, I blanche! It's been Shirl for a long time now, but full name when I write it.

Do be careful with yourself, Angie, and try to see your GP - take a shopping list and work through it as quickly as possible, ask for a double appointment. With a bit more time and some planning, you might cope better. Take a good book for the waiting room too - or an ipod, whatever.

Sue said...

oh that all looks interesting, glad your feeling better, lovely pussy cat, sue,x

Candace said...

I've only got as far as thinking about a couple of things I could do for the Wk52 challenge, must start as the weeks are flying by.

Love your cat, mine keep 'hitting' you until they get stroked or just sit on top of my craft work if I ignore them!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Glad to hear your knees are better and your back is semi better. That is one big tub of gesso. You must buy it by the trough. Glad to see someone is thinking week 52. And thanks for sharing China. Bleubeard is intrigued.

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Angie, be kind to yourself - I've been to the Docs twic and had a home visit in the last 6 weeks because of a bad back (sciatica)..neither one of the three metioned my weight or may age. Mind ou, I've been lokking pretty vulnerable, so perhaps they knew better!!
As for your WOYWWAC, am thrilled you're giving it a go - and I thik going where your hands take you is the perfect way to do it. And as for Julia...yep, me too...every variant. I started using Jay 25 years ago when I got sck of eing called Julie, 2 seconds after telling people my name...aarggh, they don't listen! I'm called Jules quite alot too, but by people who don't really know me I think- I always felt it was the most not-suiting of my name derivatives!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Gawd Ange - sorry, that was an essay! And mostly I'm sorry for the spelling mistakes, I cannot type as fast as I think, no matter how hard I try!

Foil Play said...

No ideas for the challenge yet here either - good luck with yours, and glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. China is gorgeous :-)

craftytrog said...

I have a few messy shelves like your Angie! Lol! All your cats are gorgeous, wish I could get a kitten, but my daughter is alergic! :(
Alison xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh lovely big tub/pot of gesso. Glad you're knee is better and the back a little also :) I'm sure you'll make something wonderful for the big day Angie ;)
Anne xx

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh, big hugs hun, as a back pain sufferer, you have my every sympathy... hot water bottle and feet up on the sofa I reckon :O)) As for the diet malarkey, it is all a load of rubbish, if you are heavy it doesn't make much difference if you have a back injury, I know this cos I only weigh 6 stone and mine is horrendous (actually, that is a fib, I weigh more than that...much much much more actually...but, my Consultant said that the weight made no difference!) Anyways..your little kitty is gorgeous, what a pretty face...AlfieCat is chatterling to the birdies too... and he talks to us - and he knows words like Treat, Food, Bed, Vet etc LOL hugs hunny, you take care xx

Linda Elbourne said...

I am glad you are feeling a little better hunny ... I am sure that can be very little worse than back pain XXX As for your project ... It is good that you have made a start ... I have no idea what or when I am going to do mine.
I love your shelves too ... a lot :0)

Crafty Chris said...

thats a couple of blogs this morning using gesso, must be popular, your cat is like one I had for 15 years but sadly not with us any more he is gorgeous.
Christine x

Jocelyn said...

Thanks for sharing the photos with us!! China is adorable!!!

Love your desk....and hmmmm..I wonder what you have in store for us!!!

SO glad to hear that you are filling a bit better!!!

Nine said...

I love your pink tote LOL.
See you next week ;-D

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

Can't wait to see your finished project.

Hugs
Kay
Toodles and Binks

Ikki said...

Glad you are feel a bit better this week. Love your little friend. Interesting thinking going on here....wonder what will immerge on week 52?!?!?!? ikki x

Arkansas Patti said...

So glad you are somewhat better. Not to just get all the way better.
China is lovely and it is cool she talks. Mine cat only snores.

Spyder said...

omg, what are you cooking up for woywwac??? I can't think of anything yet, but your's looks...welll??? (Very puzzled!) Glad to hear you're a bit better!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I better find out what the week 52 challenge as it's been mentioned quite a few times! I love using gesso on anything. Recently I covered an old bag in it and am also waiting for what next!!!

Glen said...

You are on the ball Angie...preps already for week 52. I hope you will feel better soon. Horrid pains. TFS. ~Glen~

Carmen said...

I love your moggy pictures, they ease my moggy longings a little bit. Keep them coming :)

I only just found out about the challenge today but have just had an idea so may have a play later :P Yours looks VERY interesting I must say!

Darcy said...

oooo what will your gesso and box thingie turn out to be? Lovely cat, she has a very pretty face.

The poppy girl on my desk is the same one, she has been stuck onto a painted page with journalling all over it. It was supposed to be an A-Z journal, but so far that is the only page lol

Pascale said...

OOh this looks like a fun fab project. I hope your pain eases up and China is gorgeous hugs Pascale

Lothian Crafts said...

Glad your are feeling better. China looks very comfortable.

kayc said...

Oh China is so cute! Love the cupcake table cloth. Kathleen x

Kaz said...

That is one HUGE tub of gesso!!!
Hope your back feels stronger soon xx

airing cupboard crafts said...

I'm glad your feeling better after last week xx

minnie_mac said...

I see I'm not the only one who bought a bucket load of gesso. Do I spy lots of Stickles on the shelf?

She said...

Hi there, this is my 1st time on WOYWW and I haven't even thought about what to do for week 52! Looking forwar dto seeing what you come with. Love China :-) She xx

Linby said...

Glad you are feeling better. Your kitty is soo cute. Can't visit your blog without remembering the soda stream comment hee hee! Curious to see Jay's desk.
Linbyx

Twiglet said...

Glad you like my bird dumfings - think I will have to do a dumfing tutorial next. I love the photos on your earlier blog - cute cats!!

Jan said...

Great work space...and love your cat :)

Ann said...

I'm afraid when I first saw your photo Angie, I thought you were decorating!
Look forward to see the final result and I'm glad you're on the mend.
Must be a thing about Radiographers - hating to see the doc - me too ;)

Claireliz said...

Hey Angie... found you again...lost ya for a bit back there, glad to hear you're feeling better & just how tidy is your craft space :)
x

Mummylade said...

isn't it fantastic how you always need what's at the bottom of the piles and everything else crumbles down around it =)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Looks like a big project for week 52!!

Glad you are feeling better.

xx

Penni said...

It all looks very interesting. Love the piccy of China.

Hugs
Penni
X

Chrissie said...

W52 is still a mystery to me, but no doubt inspiration will strike!
Chrissie

Tracey said...

Glad your feeling better and what a lot of gesso, love the pics of the fluffy clouds too.
x

LadyBug said...

I had a few minutes of thinking about wk 52 after a bust of excitement at a project I've now changed my mind and am not sure what I'm going to make. I do hope you are feeling better soon Px give that beautiful puss and stroke from me :)

Kay said...

Hey Angie, interesting looking thingy... can't wait to see what it turns in to!

Lynne said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better. It all looks very interesting.

Jazzy1972 said...

Love the picture of China, Your Tray/frame will be brilliant, can't wait to see what you do with it. Love you mum xx

Handmade with Love said...

Gosh you are organised I haven't thought about what to do for our challenge yet! Glad you are feeling a little better this week and I would love to come round and tidy your shelves for you! The butterfies on my blog will live for a couple of weeks so my little boy will be setting them free in the next couple of days to enjoy their short lives, we really had such fun growing them! Have a wonderful week! Tracey x

Morning's Minion said...

Cats do not care if we are tidy or we have accomplished great things--maybe that is why I enjoy them so much.
They are also wonderful scape goats; if there is a mess on the table--one simply says "Oh, the cat must have been up here!"
Hope your back pain eases and you are feeling better.

Kate said...

My DD will be 10 this year (like the cat) and I too can't believe where those year's have gone.

** Kate **

Toucan Scraps said...

are you painting a draw? ooooooooooooh

Kaz said...

Hi Angie, I bought the journal from here the A5 version. I though for the price it wouldn't matter if I messed up as it's my first! xx

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

great tidy desk... lol.. shame about the shelves... lol..!!! hope your back feels better soon... glad to have a neb round your stash...
kaz_za

Sue from Oregon said...

I am trying to cook up something for week 52 as well...not sure but it will be simple! Angie, it is so nice to to read you have a crafting DD! Hoe nice! I have one that does and one that doesn't, but I haven't given up on her yet!

Deb said...

glad to see other people have chaos around them, I very carefully only photo my desk! Not sure what you thought the chalks were on my pic, I use Copics and Distress Inks for colouring.
I was a nurse and never go to the docs either!!! must be link there somewhere! hugs debx

Bettythebaglady said...

Hiya Angie Thanks for your comment.Sadly cardioversion didn't work so it's back to the drawing board. Like you I avoid the doc due to shame re weight and that's why I collapsed at work (several years ago now). That's when I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia which was so bad it's taken eight years to get a semblance of life back. Anyeay he was very good about weight and never hassled me at all. Since then I've lost 2 stone-not enough-using Paul Mckenna's method and not put that back on. Was impressed by your storage the other week so I'm shocked to see another view!LOL and lots of hugs Bettyxxx

Jane said...

I haven't a clue what I am gonna do for Week 52 :(

peggy gatto said...

Be sure and show what you decided, looks like you are all ready!!!

Patrice said...

I keep reading snippets of week 52. Really must go find out what it's all about. Glad you're feeling better!

Paula Gale said...

Hi Angie - i'm doing the rounds, better late than never - thanks for your regular visits to my blog and all the kind and thoughtful words you have been leaving. Today will be my first proper bloghop in over two weeks so i'd better get in a comfy position.

Sorry to read about your own aches and pain... hope by the time i'm posting this that things are improving in the right direction.

I admire the fact that you've started your challenge peice - erm, i haven't thought about it too much of late!!!

Big hugs

Paula x x x

Tonje said...

I agree with you. When it comes to health and doctors its both a benefit and aweful knowing too much. I am a nurse and hate the fact that I know so much. I hope your are feeling better today!
Your cat is lovely and sound like she has quite a personality!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Angie, wow sorry it has taken me a while to come on over, I have been trying to do everyone on the list this week, am shattered lol! Good to hear that you are on the mend, sod the diet, I had to see the dr in the week and I have to have my chloesterol checked, bo to him, lol! Take care of yourself, do lots of crafting and enjoy! Thanks for becoming a follower, lovely to have you on board, big hugs Heidi xx
ps forgot to say, your puss is lovely! xxx