Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WOYWW #278 and Cold Remedy Recipe

So here is my work desk, I took the project off my desk and had to do a sweeping photo so you couldn't make out the stuff I was using to create my 'secret' project. The tv is one my brother gave to me and sits right on the end of my crafting table so I can watch as I craft. 
 The buffet and hutch above
 Another buffet single layer near the computer desk
The extendable dining table and most comfy chairs

 The new furniture quickly turned into a new photographic studio lol, the old one HERE can only be used when the sun is at a certain point, so no night photos. This new area has light coming in from the garage door or the flourescent light above all hours so its ideal and a larger area.
Some of you may have seen the picture and caption below on my post yesterday, and because all the Northern Hemisphere are coming into winter so I thought I'd share it again.
I made this cold and cough drink which consists of slices of lemon, fill jar with honey to cover lemons, add about a 2inch size of ginger sliced. When you want to make a hot drink scoop out a spoonful into a cup and add hot water. Voila infused ginger, lemon and honey drink to sooth that sore throat. We are coming out of our flu season and going into spring but I drink a cup of this a day all year round to keep bugs away from me and build my immune system up for the next winter season. Store in fridge, keeps up to 3 months if there is any left hahaha. Below is what it looks like after a few weeks in the fridge. Be sure to scoop the honey from the bottom as well.

Last week I posted up a photo of our library errrm hubby's library and  had some interesting comments that I'd like to will be pleased to know the cook books have their own shelf now, eye level to me. 

Another comment was the way we displayed my painting, it is so heavy it wont survive going on a wall so we had to find an easel for it.

Joining Julia in her Stamping Ground to see more crafty areas around the world


Maxine D said...

What a craft area Bridget - I am in awe! There is no way I would want the tv going as I craft - just could not handle it!

Krisha said...

What a wonderful craft space you have. I might have to try your honey/lemon drink, as we are just starting the flu season here.

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow what a great craft space you have there - good tip on the honey drink too, might give that a go as I feel a bit snively at the moment! Sunshine Girl #5

Eliza said...

Hi Bridget,

Seems like you are getting some crafting done and some sorting. Sounds good that throat remedy but I can't have it, I'm allergic to ginger, makes me feel like I am having a heart attack.

Hope you have a good week.

Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan
Happy WOYWW #2

Helen said...

I am in total envy at your work space, and love your desk - even at full stretch to hide your secret projects! The honey and lemon is a great idea, I may have to do that too as I have a sore throat at the moment.

glitterandglue said...

That space is really enormous, Bridget. But how lovely to see you are now able to use the space for creativity. Enjoy.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #7

Judys Fabrications said...

OOh AAh!! Great creating space. Must have a go at that throat remedy. I have brandy and hot lemon drink with honey. Will try yours too.
Judy #19

Chrysalis said...

What a great idea for the drink, Bridget - so sensible to have it ready made. I'll have to steal that. Your craft room always looks amazing - happy crafting. Chris # 16

okienurse said...

Awesome craft room and work table. I will have to try that cough med throat soother as I have caught my first cold of the season. Weather is still nice here and suppose to be 32-33 deg tomorrow. Fall is coming! Have a great week. Vickie. #21

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thanks for the recipe, Bridget! This is my first time seeing the space finished and it looks AMAZING!! Happy WOYWW!! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Darnell #23

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your craft space is looking amazing! So much room to have lots of projects on the go at once :-)
Hugs, LLJ 30 xx

Lisca Meijer said...

You have a fantastic work space. I'm just a little bit envious....
Thanks for the recipe. Sounds great! I hope I don't need to try it though. I live in Spain and our winters are not that bad. Plenty of sun.
I've looked at your books too. I'm not into chicklit but The 33 sounds interesting. The link didn't work but I assume it's the book about the miners. Is it good?
Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder. have a good week.

Julia Dunnit said...

How fab to see some desk action! Doilies, lots of little ink pads and erm - you got enough green ribbon?!! The new furniture is lovely, great idea to have the glass topper on the table.

Lynsey McGreavey said...

Incredible craft area! I think I'll give that cough/cold remedy a try the next time I feel unwell. Thanks for sharing! Lyns #42

Anonymous said...

Ha! My grandmom used to make similar but with whiskey instead of ginger :) Love your space...

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (1) said...

What an amazing area you have in which to create! Love it!
Glenda #46

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Bridget, love your cold recipe- I make exactly the same thing whenever we have a cold/flu. Works so much better than the 'bought' variety. Great pic of your room. . Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #43 xxx

Anonymous said...

Your cold and cough drink looks really interesting to me, as we have autumn here and the cold season to come. So I will try this for sure cause it also looks yummy!! Thanks for sharing your workspace.
Gabriele 28

Robyn said...

Hi neighbor!
lovely sweeping view and wonderful storage and work space! thanks for more info on the healing drink!
Robyn 4

trisha too said...


The irony is, I HAVE a cold today--thank you for sharing this recipe, it sounds great!

And beautiful new furniture, too!

#70 this week
with a mish mash of stuff

Cazzy said...

Hi Bridget Happy WOYWW.
Wowser, all that workbench space! Mine is all cluttered as you know but yours still looks bigger!

That is a great idea, to have ready made cold remedy to use, and it keeps the lemons. I might have a go if I can find a jar.

I love your new furniture, those chairs do look comfy.

Cazzy x #52

Belinda Basson said...

Nice long shot of your work space. Can you actually reach those stamps behind the tables in the clear drawers? Do you have as many colour ribbons in any other shade other than green and white? #20

Sharon Madson said...

Wow! What a lot of space you have for your "secret project"! :)
Thanks for sharing. #76

Elizabeth said...

Hi Bridget, your craft space is shaping up very nicely ... I love your long table and the photography area. The cold cure looks both soothing and tasty - may just give it a try. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #51

Angela Radford said...

Amazing craft space Bridget, lucky you, so much gorgeous space to do things.
Hope you have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 39

Hazel said...

Love the furniture, and, of course, your workspace. Good to have a TV there to watch - I have freeview on my computer with quite a big screen, so best of both worlds. Thanks for sharing. Hope that you have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #81 x

Karen Ives said...

Wow what an amazing space! Karen #33

Tertia said...

Oh my, that desk looks amazing!
Happy WOYWW !
Tertia #68

Cat von Hassel-Davies said...

Love your craft area!!!

Ginny maxam said...

me again! Bridget can you see what is the maker/pattern on the bottom of the cup?

Shoshi said...

I love seeing your beautiful big room, Bridget! It's like a warehouse! I'm another one that couldn't possibly watch TV while doing art - my multi-tasking skills have definitely gone off in recent years (probably due to M.E. brainfog lol!) and I'd either end up ignoring it or turning it off as an irritating background distraction, or giving it my whole attention and not doing anything creative!! I've got a little portable DVD player that I thought I might use up there but I never do.

I am definitely going to make up your cold/flu remedy. Do you find it works to keep the germs at bay if you have it every day? It would be no hardship anyway because it would be so delicious. (I just wish they'd make my awful medicine taste better as it's such an ordeal taking it. I prefer caramel or peanut butter choccie biccies lol!)

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #37

Corrie Wagner said...

Love your room thanks for sharing