Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WOYWW # 213

 A stash of Papers to do some classes for a retreat I am teaching at next month, there was so much of it I had to give it its own paper stand and separate it from my stash.
A card kit all cut out above in white card stock ready to be packaged
My wonderful friend and owner Ann-Maree at Craftyas surprised me with a gift that was on my wishlist
it now has pride of place in my machine corner and does a wonderful job when I put those intricate dies through them, they cut like butter
 One kit down ready for the Retreat on July 28th 
Love our fireplace, its sits in the family room and I boil my water on it and meals that dont splash. This was Chicken in Montreal seasoning that I left to cook slowly for 2 hours, smelt wonderful throughout the house.
Poor Mr Crafty (hubby), last year he had an operation to mend his Meniscous on his right knee, on the weekend his left knee has gone the same way so we see the orthopaedic surgeon tomorrow to see when he can have another op, luckily for him he recovered from the op last time really quickly but still stressful having to drive him everywhere.
Hope on over to Julia's Stamping Ground to see more crafty desks


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can tell it's winter in your world. I'm running my AC day and night, here. Which do you like better, the Spellbinder or the BigKick? Love those intricate cuts.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OOPS, guess yours is a BigSHOT!!! Nearly the same, though.

Anonymous said...

Now that looks like a fantastic stash of papers Bridget, the 6x6 look like they're kaisercraft (makes sense given where you are). Great gift, quite a staggering gift really! Hot and humid here too, but not as bad as Elizabeth, so I'll pass on the chicken dish event though it looks scrummy! The tree stamp is from a clear Inkadinkado set called Christmas Words.

Brenda 2

Regina Hamilton said...

What a great stash you have for your class. You have such a sweet friend to surprise you with a fabulous gift. That pot on the stove looks yummy. Happy crafting. #5

Nikki said...

Such Sweet stash of papers you have there so much to play with and Congrats on the newest cutter in your space hugs Nikki #9
P.s I have some candy on my blog too :)

voodoo vixen said...

OK Bridget, move over cos I am moving in... you can find me a small spot next to the fire and I can help myself to the chicken!! How are you finding your new die cutter? I haven't seen one of those yet!
Did you get your parcel in the post? It went out last week and should have landed on your doormat by now, hopefully!! Annette

dottielottie said...

Wonderful stash of papers and the new machine looks very neat, lucky you, don't know too much about the Artisan. What I do know is that pan of chicken in Montreal seasoning looks really scrumptious, it's making my mouth water lol
Happy art making
Hugs Lottie #7

Sandy Leigh said...

Hi Bridget! I love your new Spellbinders toy--what fun! The pot o chicken makes me hungry. Your card kits look pretty too. Sandy Leigh #14

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Chicken in Montreal, in Canberra!!
.. not that usual, but looks totally yummy, I love your fire pickie up above too..

Oh a new die-cutter had never seen before and well your are organised the class looks/sounds interesting, happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #16

RosA said...

I haven't heard of that new machine before. Would like to know some more about it.
RosA # 11

Sandy said...

We have our fire on today too nice outside at the moment but its been quite chilly overnight.. We have our kettle on top of our fire too and always cook my soups on it really handy to be able to do that. Your chicken meal looks yummy.. Have not seen one of those machines before..
Sandy :) #22

ike said...

Gorgeous room and so many goodies... I wish I was coming to your classes :-)
Love the fireplace and the chikkin looks delish :-D I'll be right over !!

IKE xx #35

The Taming of the Glue said...

Ooh...haven't seen that die cutting machine it another thing I can't live without! The classes look very organised. I've just started putting together the classes for a cruise in November (20 Projects!)
Poor hubby...I can sympathise as I've had both knees operated on (meniscus) and the left one has torn again. Hugs. Pam#28

Judy McCarthy said...

Lots of good info here Bridget.
If you go back to my blog, you'll find a link with tutorial on how to make flowers.You Tube video.Very easy's what you embellish with that makes them special.Loads of videos on web(flower making).
Judy #4
I think I put #3 on my replies!Can't use the fact that it's a late night can I?!!

Helen said...

What fabulous shots of your workspace today!! The chicken dish looks fabulous! Hope your hubby has his knee sorted soon. Take care. Helen 7

Silvia said...

That Fire was made for me and the stew looks lovely. Love your Desk and seeing all that lovely Ppaer
Silvia #50

Julie Ann Lee said...

OOh how lovely to cut intricate dies like that; I wish I had one of those! Your cooking looks yummy!Have a lovely WOYWW Julie Ann x #64

Spyder said...

You have chaos in your craft space too, but it's tidy! (Come and do mine please!) and!! food! Yum! Happy WOYWW #59

Julia Dunnit said...

I have to do that too Bridget - keep specific stuff separate; nothing worse than turning up to a class and using something that you've picked up by mistake that the shopkeeper doesn't stock! I cook like that too, your chicken looks great.

Candace said...

what a lovely crafty space you have

Thanks for sharing and have a great week

Candace #43

MaxineD said...

What a wonderful gift - and what a selection of cutting machines you now have!
Hope Mr Crafty has his surgery soon and recovers quickly.

Monique said...

Love that fireplace. Makes me think back at my grandmothers place. She always had something bubbling away on hers in her kitchen.

Happy WOYWW and I wish you a wonderful week.

glitterandglue said...

Trust hubby soon gets sorted healthwise. All the best to him at this time. Great looking range for cooking. Enjoy your week - despite all the extra tasks.
Margaret #61

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Bridget - wow lots of lovely papers and stuff on your desk - and your new machine - lucky girl... Happy WOYWW - Mxx #99

Marit said...

Wow, you do have a lot of paper, my hands start to itch when I see it all!!! And I can almost smell the chicken-meal in the pan... yummie! Hope all goes well with your hubbie and if he must have another surgery: good luck! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #91

susibee said...

Your class looks very interesting - I wonder what you are making. What a lovely gift - I've not seen that machine before.

Happy WOYWW. Susi#73

Krisha said...

Oh, that chicken looks so inviting, I did have to take a nibble.
What a wonderful gift from your friend. Looks as though your almost ready for your class, everything looks like so much fun.
Thanks for popping by earlier and leaving a comment.
Krisha #12

Winnie said...

What a thoughtful gift! I have never heard of that machine, but it looks great and if it cuts dies out easy, it is GREAT! Lots of fun cutting going on there, curious what you will be making in your class. That chicken looks yummy!! Winnie#86

Shaz Brooks said...

I hope Hubbys knee gets sorted soon, how miserable for him. That chicken looks great, it must have smelt wonderful. Have a great week,Hugs, Shaz #48 xx

Caro said...

I love the way you are so organised, especially with having a machine corner! That chicken looks wonderful and I just love the old range. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#132)

KatzElbows said...

I love the sound of machine corner. I'm a steampunk and urban fantasy fan, so it immediately took me to a happy place! I'm in awe of you working with white cardstock: it would have my mucky finger prints on it in seconds!

Happy WOYWW.
Cheers, Rachel #53

Pyro-jack said...

I now have four replacement joints; both knees, right hip and left shoulder. Margaret, (glitterandglue) says I'm her bionic man! She's going to sell me for scrap metal when I'm dead! Well it is high grade titanium when all said and done. Praying that your hubby's surgery goes well. Have a good week, John W. Pyro-jack #105

My name is Cindy said...

I so want an artisan!! Oh well, it'll be Christmas soon! Thanks for stoppig by earlier, Cindy

Nan G said...

Nice little stash of new papers. Cute little machine, enjoy! Best wishes to hubby that all goes well for him and his knee. Chicken looks yummy....oooh for smell a blog. :) Happy WOYWW! Nan G #108

trisha too said...

Lovely stash of papers, a delightful new toy, and a delicious supper--an all-in-one post!

#144 this week with
a mess and a love apple

Kimberly Hogan said...

I LOVE your work space. Mine is the living room, my desk…it's my coffee table. Which needs some crafting TLC. Your girls are beautiful. I have 2 girls, and 3 boys. My youngest daughter is named Bridget. (Tho in blog posts I'll refer to her as Gidget, she's 13) I hope hubby doesn't have too much pain after surgery. I had my Spine fused 18 months ago. No fun at all.
BTW, your chicken looks YUMMY!!!! You have the "Montreal" Seasoning, do you have the "Beer Can Chicken" Seasoning down there?? If so, I HIGHLY recommend it. You don't need to be making beer can chicken to use it. Let it set on your chicken 30-60 minutes the cut. shred, cook as usual. I've started following you. Hope all goes well with hubby and his surgery. Keeping you in my thoughts.
Kimberly NC,USA

Neet said...

Hope you grow to love your Artisan as much as I do mine.

Hugs Neet xx 13

Cazzy said...

Happy WOYWW, I will try and go round all the 3s but I am pretty busy at the moment!

You look very busy too, what a wonderful gift I would love to try it.

The chicken looks nice, I probably couldn't eat the seasoning, unless it is made up from scratch and I leave out all the stuff I can't eat!

Cazzy x #133

Carol Clements said...

Love your paper stash. Food looks yummy.
Have a great weekend