Wednesday, July 12, 2017

WOYWW 7-12-17

Time for my monthly post! I hope to get back to a weekly schedule soon.

Unfortunately our family travail continued into June. My mother-in-law, who had end stage heart failure, passed away on June 17th. My husband and I went away for 2 weeks in May, right after the memorial service for my brother, and on the way back home we got the call that she was in the hospital. We spent a bit of time visiting her and running errands until she passed, and if you've ever handled funeral arrangements, you know what the next week was like! Not to mention cleaning out her apartment with a deadline of 2 weeks after her passing. We did manage to put together a nice service. We're still running back and forth settling the estate. Hopefully our family situation has settled down for a while,and we can get started living a somewhat normal life now.

I finally got a chance to work on my office. Here are a couple of pictures:

That is my writing area. Here is my crafting space.

I was going to use a long wooden table, but decided to use a card table that I got from my mother-in-law's apartment. The card table takes up about half the wall space (it's a small room). Eventually storage will be along the same wall. I decided to put my Cuttlebug and other cutters on the TV tray behind my chair. It's not done yet, I still have to hang pictures, shelves, etc. Along some other walls are furniture and boxes that still need to be moved to our daughter's apartment.

On the table I have a scrapbook, paper, and stickers. I'm starting to scrap our whirlwind trip to California and back. I just started on a page, so I will have more about that next week.

Have a great week crafting and check out some great people with lots of talent at


  1. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting space - Hazel WOYWW 36 x

  2. you have certainly had a stressful summer. Hope you now can get into your craft room and have some fun. this past week is my week to learn Google, all the new things they added and all the older bit (photo and Drive). It really feels like the Google Empire is taking over. SO along the way I went into along ago set up Google+ account and decide to get to know it. So just added you as a follower. Hope that is OK.
    Monica #27

  3. Great WOYWW Have a great week xx Jan (26)

  4. Have a great woyww and a lovely crafty week, Angela x12x

  5. Sorry to hear about another loss. Hope you get everything straight in your craft room soon. Sarah #23

  6. oh yes, been there, done that! so sorry to hear of your further loss. your craft space is developing well though. Helen #2

  7. Oh, it is tough work sorting out everything after a family death, hope you're all ok.
    Hugs LLJ 7 xx

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  9. So sorry for your loss, you certainly have your job cut out for you. So hard to sort through someone elses things. Hope everything is back to normal soon. Thanks for sharing, Lindart #31