Wednesday, January 8, 2014

WOYWW - a lot, but not a desk.

Its the last week of the school holiday and DH's leave and suddenly he is trying to finish all the jobs he had a month to do. That means that I get called every 5 seconds to come and hold this, paint this, look at this etc. So, no use for me to try and work at my craft desk. LOL
I have made myself at home at the dining room table and I am doing some preparation for next week. New textbooks are being covered and first sections are read. New readers have been read, even yesterday's local paper has been read. I collected the ingredients for making my own texture paste. The recipe came from Michelle van Wyk. We shall see if it works.
 
 If you look closely, you will see some grey paint, I had to use that for one of those 'come paint this quickly trips to DH's garage and there is a roll of dark grey vinyl. DD wants me to cut her a phrase for her wall with my wonderful Silhouette.
And here you see my other workplace, DH is busy sanding and repainting our bedroom furniture. I had to do the aging on the edges. He 'can't' - I think he just gets lonely in there and wants somebody to talk to.
Have a great week everybody and don't forget to visit Julia for the list of WOYWW desk to visit.

48 comments:

  1. It's lovely to hear of you working/playing together :-) We seem to have done rather a lot of that lately to get everything packed up ready for our move....there are lots of decisions to be made [together] when you're moving from a 4 bedroomed house that's been the family home for over 65 years to a much smaller new home :-)
    Hugs,
    A x # 10

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  2. It is nice to har of all your ideas for the coming period. A lot of succes! I love the bedroom furniture. Greetings from Geri

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  3. Hi Tertia
    isn't always the way that all those jobs that need doing get left until the very last minute and then it is a rush and not such a good mood when they are being done.
    You have managed to stay calm and keep on top of things so that sends you to the top of the class
    Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
    Hugs Ria #6

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  4. Looks like you still have several items on the table even though it's not your craft table. And of course, being out with hubbie working on other craft stuff. :-) Brigita #80

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  5. Homemade texture paste sounds very interesting. Thanks for stopping by today xx

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  6. Hi Tertia, just popping in to my fellow WOYWW neighbors first. I know I'm supposed to be admiring the work on your dining room table, but really, I'm envious of the white bedroom furniture! I'm in the start of re-doing my room and trying to convince my DH to buy white furniture! Thanks for sharing. Super Stamp Girl #50

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  7. Wow, your bedroom furniture looks great...I love aging stuff. Give me a call and I'll come and join in ;-) Now I don't work in a school anymore, I sort of miss the first exciting days of a new term. Hope all goes well!
    Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

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  8. Your furniture crafting is looking gorgeous. I bet your bedroom is going to look lovely with all it's revamped furniture. How good your DH is getting all his jobs finished. Mine went back to work with only a few completed!!
    Thanks for visiting already
    Hugs Lisax #17

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  9. looks and sounds like you've been very busy and going back to work fo r a rest! good luck with the home-made texture paste keep us posted on progress have good week ahead and hope hubby gets all the jobs done Andrea #19

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  10. I had honestly planned to visit you last week, and simply could not get here in time. For that I genuinely apologize. It seems so weird that I am leaving a comment for someone whose weather is SO OPPOSITE to mine right now, but I know what you are going through. I hope you have AC, because I couldn't live without it. I want to know if the texture works. I would love to know the recipe, too.

    Glad you and hubby work well together. Sounds like you have lots of patience. Happy WOYWW from #5 and thanks for visiting while I slept.

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  11. Looks like a great job on the furniture! They need us to make coffee, get this and that etc etc ..... There's been a lot of that this last two weeks
    Jackie 7

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  12. Love the look of the bedroom furniture. My DH always leaves things till the last minute :-) Anne x #40

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  13. The furniture is looking fresh and new! Nicely done DH. :) Homemade texture paste, huh...will be watching to see how that goes for you. Enjoy your warm weather as we who should be warm are shivering in our shorts (no winter clothes) it's the South after all. :) Happy WOYWW! Nan G #76

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  14. Hi Tertia, loving your furniture and am very interested by the texture paste! Thank you for stopping by my desk this week! Happy WOYWW! Carole Z X #28

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  15. Loving your bedroom furniture.

    Looking forward to visiting to each week. Sue 31

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  16. Wonderful bedroom furniture, I imagine this looks great and cosy. Love to see forward to your jounals.
    Greetings from Erika and thank you for stopping by :)

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  17. Nice to see you all sorted and ready to go. Thanks for the visit today BJ#21

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  18. Great projects you have there! To me it looks like you chose the right words for this year. You are very busy!
    Thanks for visiting !
    Gabriele 33

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  19. So many people seem to be painting furniture and re-doing parts of their rooms, white always looks so clean too. I am sure it will be lovely when finished. Good to hear your books are all sorted too.

    Happy Crafting & Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 32

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  20. Fun! Fun! Fun! Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting my blog! #20

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  21. Hi Tertia,
    Thanks for your visit.
    Hope your return to school is not too stressful and you get time to do some carft work and enjoy yourself.
    Chris

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  22. I know that workmate feeling so well! Looks like you've got some interesting projects ready to go when you're off duty again. Thanks for your visit. MMx #56

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  23. Hi there, hope you get time for some craftiness soon - I'm intrigued to know how the texture paste works out ... :o) Annie #41

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  24. Everything looks nice and tidy... and on top of that organized!!! You sound very calm in your post - I like that :)
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Jana #49

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  25. Isn't it funny (with a touch of sarcasm) how the guys wait until the last minute then include us in their panic! LOL! Hope you get to crafting soon! Thanks for visiting and Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N # 67

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  26. I'm glad I'm not the only one that puts things off to the last minute. Great job on the bedroom furniture.

    Thank you for visiting me already. I'm slowly making it around to desks.

    Happy WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (42)

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  27. Hmmmm... very odd. I was typing and my message just vanished. I said that time off works out that way where you don't do anything until the last few days when you try to cram everything in. The table looks quite tidy and ready for action... once you are done with all those other things.

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  28. I thought I had a busy life, but I now feel exhausted after reading about yours. You have to remember that even ageing the furniture is crafting, even if it is not the type you really want to do. Thank you for your visit and lovely comments. Have a good week. xx Maggie #24

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  29. Great workspaces, Tertia - even if not the ones you had hoped for!! My hubby now can't do the jobs, so he sits on a chair and tells me how to do the tasks step by step!! Thanks for your thoughts and prayers for him. He's getting there, slowly. It wasn't nice last Friday - but even the specialist is talking now about the medication plan for "next autumn". I wasn't sure last week that there would BE a next autumn - so that's very encouraging.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #45

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  30. That furniture looks great! I've not tried vinyl in my Silhouette yet but I really want to. This is the year to be brave I think. #39

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  31. HI Tertia
    your comment made me laugh too a blurred Selfie ... it would probably look better anyway.
    There is nothing like a deadline to get the work done is there ?
    janet #11

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  32. This is a great job and thanks for your visite
    xxoo

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  33. Lots of reading is always a good thing. Your husband calling you to help with all of the projects he put off just makes me laugh. So typical of those men. Don't they know we have crafting to do. Thanks for visiting me. LisaDV#79

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  34. any place you craft is your desk!
    thanks for visiting and the snoop around your place.
    Robyn 70

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  35. I can't wait to see the texture paste. Your bedroom furniture looks great. Wish my DH would do more... but not likely.. LOL. Thanks for your visit, hope you have a great week. DeDe #30

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  36. I've got a recipe for texture paste somewhere too. Just talcum powder, acrylic paint and glue, as far as I recall. Would be interested in your recipe, if it's different?
    Thanks for dropping by too,
    RosA # 29

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  37. Repainting the bedroom furniture is a good thing!! Even if you have to paint the edges!!
    sorry I'm late!
    xxDaniella#69

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  38. I just lost previous comment so being in brief Tertia, thanks for popping over..
    have done post on texture paste.. if it helps any:

    http://calligraphycards-shazinoz.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/make-your-own-texture-paste-woyww.html

    hope dont loose this one. every blessing, Shaz in Oz.x

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  39. Reminds me of how life used to be when I was teaching - the adrenelin starts the night before and there is so much to do. Must be something a lot of us get when working.
    Hugs and thanks for visiting earlier, Neet xx

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  40. When is it that when men work in their workshops they don't want to be alone, they want you to stand there and keep them company even if they aren't talking to you? My dh does that and it drives me crazy, give me something to do or let me go do something else! Your furniture lovely!
    Angie #81
    Thanks for visiting!

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  41. Maybe your DH just likes spending time with you.

    Thank you for stopping by and for your encouragement.
    Happy WOYWW
    Love Rachel #8

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  42. Well, damn Blogger! I just wrote three paragraphs and it sat there and ground around and then said 503 error, try again in 30 seconds, only my whole comment was gone, wasn't it? Try WHAT again in 30 seconds. I am so far behind and this is making me whacko. I'm going to publish one paragraph at a time ...

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  43. So, as I was saying: You weren't kidding when you said you felt my pain, Tertia! At least your Mister is productive! Your refinished bedroom set looks great! I agree with you that they get lonely. But I'm pretty sure that's why God made cats and dogs! (I'm so bad!) ...

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  44. Good luck with cutting the phrase for your DD and with the new school term. You are a good wife and mother to help them out!!

    Happy Belated WOYWW and thank you for popping in to visit me! Enjoy your day! (Sorry for my swearing in the first entry.) Darnell #12

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  45. Tee hee. I love a good DIY recipe so will watch this space. We always have a variety of what can be called "desks" so your workspace fits right in, I think!

    {sigh} now DS-less and catching up
    Mary Anne (3)

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  46. great post! Looks like you are busily working on redecorating your house and your DD! Love that white distressed look. Very chic now days! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Hope you are having a great week. Vickie #104

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  47. Dear Tertia, I apologize for not returning your visit from last week's WOYWW until now! A week late! I always appreciate your visit and comments. (Now off to post something for *this* week's WOYWW -- yikes! lol)

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  48. Lovely mess!! and lovely cards!
    Happy Wednesday!!
    Greats Marleen #28

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