Wednesday, 13 July 2011

WOYWW or should it be WIMWW

....as in... WHERE IS my Workdesk? Wednesday .....
.....well it must be there somewhere... 

As you may have noticed from my looong absence (OK so you didn't even notice...) but it has been about a year since I last saw my workdesk...and maybe 2 years since I last used it. Shocking but true, (and lucky for me there are many more than just 1 desk to choose from for me here at PA HQ)....but the sad truth remains that my real, proper, official, studio desk has been missing in action for at least 3 years. 

In recent weeks it hasn't really been advisable to try to get inside the door of said studio/ storage shed let alone find that desk.....so this is what I now face ....and this is positively accessible compared to how it was 2 weeks ago...
....being of a sharing disposition, I decided if I documented the shed clean-up progress here then maybe I will get to use my desk at some point in the next few weeks! We can only live in hope!! 

It was even documented on this very blog-hop (back in the day many many WOYWW's ago) that Missy Jo Firth-Young would happily take sole responsibility for sorting out my studio/storage shed. I did try to warm her, I did try to let her know it was going to be many many days of toil, spiders and skips....but whenever anyone else offered to assist or jump in she was quick to say 'get your hands off my shed-sorting-job!!!' or words to that effect ...see twitter for transcripts..... so all the chickens came home to roost, and a couple of weeks ago the sort out began....
Jo duly arrived, and 3 days later left again not feeling much progress was made aside from sorting some of the stuff on the floor into 'like for like' piles. She left, and I went in (sneakily and totally unsupervised...shhhh) with a couple of elves Sunday/Monday ...still not feeling the love for the shed, and still feeling it was particularly resistant to having any type of sort out. We did by the end of the day have a whole skip full of stuff tho! Yes a whole skip! And the local schools each had about 8 boxes of all kinds of supplies...they were happy....

Tuesday (yesterday), and with 2 elves to hand and with a day of no-rain ahead of us, Jo returned to the fold...and before her arrival the elves and I got most of the stuff out of the shed...ready for boss-shed-supervisor to advise where we were going to re-position the furniture into the new arrangement.....whihc of course she had artistically mapped out on on a special piece of graph paper earlier - her area of experteeeeeze !

So the pics above are all how the shed looks as of today. This is the progress after 6 or 7 days of slog. Still not feeling the love for the storage/studio space....and still think we have at least another week ahead of toil....we'll keep you posted!

So maybe we'll have a celebratory get together here at PA HQ once the project is completed! Pimms anyone??? Do you think our boss mama from the Stamping Ground would be happy to drop on by for a test-drive of our upgraded studio...loads of space down here on the farm for a summer-shed par-tay....! 

Sounds like another great idea ... Summer Stampfest at PaperArtsy (with Pimms)...anyone know any free live bands?? I'm really liking this idea.....maybe Jo can re-design the garden too.....hmmmm

Watch this space for next week's installment!

Leandra

18 comments:

Sam said...

Well Leandra - can I be the first to congratulate you on a nearly clear shed/workroom? If you could stretch to a punch instead of Pimms I will be there!! LOL!!

ellen vargo said...

I absolutely DID notice and I'm so happy to see you in blog-land again! Congrats on re-discovering your shed/studio space! Can't wait to see the final results. Wish I could come to the "par-tay"... alas... across the Pond would be a fair way to come... :( Don't be a stranger!

Helen said...

I DO I DO notice when you're not here.... good to see Jo finally came up with the promise - it's going great - count me in for Pimms.... and if there's any more spare stuff going... lol.

MvM-design said...

Nice to see your workspace!
Happy WOYWW and thanks for sharing ;-)
Hugs Marleen

Minxy said...

Here's hoping that now you've made the start you can crack on and be settled into you new clear space in no time, fingers crossed, and make sure you keep us updated.
p.s cant believe its been a year, then again i've been pretty absent from woyww for a while too, a toast to slacking crafters lol
happy woyww
hugs Minxy x

Doone said...

nice to see you (or rather the shed)

darn it - I would have come by and stolen from the Skip if I had known...

you can tell from her work that JoFY is a graph paper precision layout type person, and equally that you are a schoocher...(schooch it over there a bit, it will be fine).....

when 'tis done?

definitely a camping festival type party is required with fireworks, but G&T or really cold beer for me...

dx

Bella said...

Its coming along just nicely, it always looks worse before it gets better, well that is my experience any way! Welcome back to WOYWW.

Cath said...

Just let me know the date and I will try and get a flight!!!!
Good to see you back.

Cathx

fatmonica said...

it looks like it'll be a great place to work once it's sorted.

Sid said...

Leandra, all I can say is......it will be sorted eventually !!

Neet said...

Near fell off mi' flippin' chair when I saw your comment on my blog. Welcome back to blogland first of all!
Am now going a violent shade of green as I peruse your "shed" - what a super place and how I would have loved to have been on the organising party.
Put me down for the Pimms as I can't make the next ArtsyCrafty (boo hoo, sob sob)and I will have Leandra/Lin withdrawal symptoms for months now.

Tinkertaylor said...

Looks like a labour of love, looking forward to seeing the final result

Anne said...

Wow Leandra , what a brill workspace you'll end up with ---- will be round to Christen it , always up for "Pimms O'Clock"--- don't know any free bands but sure we could alter a few things for instruments and have a singalong ---well maybe leave out my singing !!!!
Have fun
Anne x

Lionessgirl said...

I admire you I really do. Not feeling the love for it make sit really hard to get a grip on. I'd have probably been tempted to torch it and start over. That's why you need friends like JoFY! I've sorted a box and 2 cupboards this week and want no more of it. BUT I'm always always up for a party and a Pimms. Will celebrate your achievement, for sure. Probably with green eyes!

Julia Dunnit said...

No really - that last comment is from me - but logged in as my daughter. Who's been using MY PC apparently., And as usual, can't clear up behind herself. Wonder where she gets that gene.

Dragon said...

I MUST be a long time, cos I've never seen you here at WOYWW!!! Great to visit though, and hope the toil is soon done!!!!! Wish I could have stolen from your skip!!
Frankie
xx

okienurse said...

looks like you are well on your way to getting it straightened up. Good luck with that! Vickie

Hilda said...

Congratulations on the clean up Leandra, looks very promising - I can pop over to Esssex anytime for a party and I'm not fussy - Pims, Beer, G&T, long as its cold and wet (and alcoholic of course), its for me!!!!!

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