Wednesday, 31 October 2012

WOYWW #178

Sorry, missed last week again due to grandaughter still being in hospital and I went to visit her again today. This week is half term so I am looking after the two younger ones so that Dad can still work and Mum can have a week at the hospital and give GD some quality time. So with the story coming up here for WOYWW you will see I am busy, busy, busy.


This is a picture of my desk today, I have got no projects in the making, but have just completed my DT piece for the new Crafty Individuals challenge coming up for November. But why is the Sky box on my stamp tubs? And look at the floor and just outside the door - it's a complete mess. 


Let me tell you why.


Well it was the early hours of Saturday morning, around 12.30 am, the house was still and quiet as a mouse, when all of a sudden I sat bolt upright in bed and hubby, who hadn't come to bed yet, ran up the stairs in panic. Why? Due to an enormously loud crash, it sounded as if half the house had fallen down. Oh my gosh, what was going on? Indeed what?

I ran to the landing and put the light on, only to find I couldn't see the floor in the office/craft room. 
Oh my goodness ........................  

I bet you can see what's coming next .................... 



The shelves above my workspace had completely come away from the wall and everything, yes everything, had slid off and fallen over the workbench and onto the floor. I couldn't believe the mound it had created - at least four foot tall.

I had to smile about it or else I think I would have cried. Paper, card, boxes, tubs, brushes, markers, glue, paint, yes you name it, it all came a tumbling down. Oh well no more to do than clear the floor so that hubby could get to the shelves and make them safe before going to bed. 

Of course I did get told that I had far too much stuff on the shelves and things that were far too heavy too. Yeah I knew that.





So this is what my landing and spare bedroom looked like the next morning. I have almost cleared it, filling tubs and boxes and stacking them in the garage for now. The room will have to be completely gutted and I am going to design a new layout from scratch.
See there is an opportunity in everything if you look for it.

I hope you are having a better time than me at the moment, but we will keep smiling, no use crying over spilt milk.

Happy WOYWW.

hugs {brenda} xox


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28 comments:

Terry said...

OH MY! What a noise to wake up to and what a mess to have to clean! It must have startled you both!! Well I know I don't want walls falling down, so I can start all over!!!! Actually, I am going to check my shelves! Hugs!

trisha too said...

EEEEEEEEK!!!

That was a Halloween horror story if I ever heard one, yikes, Brenda! But wow, you are going to be SO tidy next week . . .

(Becca's card went postal today, by the way, but it will probably take a while to get there.)

Thank you for stopping by this woyww,
:)trisha
#32 this week

Sue C said...

Oh no Brenda, besides the heart attack you must have had at the noise, finding homes for everything and restoring order (if there is such a thing in anyone's craft room?) is a challenge I wouldn't want to undertake, but it will be a good opportunity to tidy !
Sue C
x

Sue said...

Awww big hugs Brenda..I'm in the middle of decorating my craft room so my stuff is all over our bungalow lol it will get sorted eventually...huggles hun xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

I am so sorry, Brenda! It is funny though. At first I thought you were just a bit untidy - that sort of mess is normal for me. Colin is always telling me off for overloading shelves, and he has also been woken in the night by an avalanche from my craft room that I have slept through. Speaking from experience though, it is good to make a fresh start on your craft space sometimes, although I know it is not a good time for you to be doing it right now. Good luck!

Lucy x

Buttons said...

Just like Halloween, you really did have something go bump in the night! Now time to plan the best craft room ever. Good luck with the rebuild. Happy WOYWW, hugs Buttons #65

catherine said...

Firstly Brenda hope everything is going well with you granddaughter.
Secondly sounds like quite a commotion with your shelves and I bet you were panicking when you saw everything on the floor!!. Hope you manage to sort everything soon and can back to your room
x catherine

butterfly said...

Oh Brenda - what a nightmare! But how creative of you to turn it into a positive opportunity to reorganize everything! Hope everything continues well with Becca - and I hope you have fun with the others this week...
Alison x

scrappymo! said...

Wow...that is so scary...but you are wise to turn this into an opportunity to redesign your room...

BJ said...

Oh my goodness what a shock and I thought my mirror falling off the wall today was bad enough! (it didn't I hasten to add, it falls off now and again as it is only on the tiles with a sucker hook). Yep we probably brushed shoulders at Extravaganza, although I am quite short!! Thanks for stopping by. BJ#33 (I'm north east Surrey, how about you?)

Karin said...

I hope your Granddaughter makes a quick recovery.
Why is it that shelves always fall down during the night on when you're just going out? Enjoy your newly designed room when it's ready.
Karin 127

Kathyk said...

Here's hoping your granddaughter is improving Brenda.

Your workdesk looks magnificently messy but OMG! What a crash those shelves must have made! Hope you find a safe solution to your storage problem so you can get back and crafting

Kathyk

Rebekah said...

Oh dear Brenda pity about your shelf I always worry that will happen to me you know! Good excuse for a clear out and more shelving! Hope Becca is on the mend hugs Rebekah xx

Eliza said...

I would of liked a photo of the actual mess (disaster) the shelves would of caused. By the look of things you did have a lot on them. Ah well now you will have to reconsider your space and maybe purchase more cupboards or whatever. I hope nothing was permanatley damaged.

Eliza 38

inkypinkycraft said...

oh brenda poor you! hugs trace x

Andrea said...

goodness i bet that was quite a shock in the middle of the night but your right you get a new redesigned craft room as a result... that is a very very big stash you have piled up !.i hope your grand daughter is getting better... sending hugs x #77

Janys said...

All the best for your granddaughter, and her mother of course who must be going through a stressful patch. As to the crafting disaster, just look forward to the fun of designing the new room which will make the fright in the night seem like a back-handed blessing!

Suze Bain said...

Oh lordy, you do have a lot of stuff, thank goodness you weren't sitting underneath it when it happened. Still, a newly designed craft room - every cloud ... - as they say! xx

sandra de said...

OMG thank goodness you were in bed and not crafting when it all came tumbling down. Hope the new reinforced unit can cope with all the wonderful product you have lined up in your hall.
Sandra @83

lisa said...

Goodness me, Brenda that must have given you an awful fright. what a time you are having. Still, like you say, a craftroom makeover will be great and really cheer you up once it's done.
I hope your GD is still improving, she'll love having some time with her Mum I'm sure. My thoughts are with you all.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #95

Helen said...

Oh my, what a calamity!! Hope you get it all put back to rights soon, but more importantly,hope your granddaughter is ok again soon. Much love. Helen, #4

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Oh Brenda, that's really a nightmare. But as you said there's an opportunity for a new designed craft room.

Linda said...

Oh dear, apart from the wall I hope none of your precious stash was too damaged. I guess the bonus is you get to design a new lo for your craft room!

lynne said...


Hi Brenda
Sorry I haven't visited for a wee while.
What a time of it you are having.
First, sorry your GD is in hospital, what a strain on all of you. I hope each day sees an improvement.
Then your studio, I am sure the noise was something else!
Wishes
Lynne

Darnell J Knauss said...

Lord have mercy, child, what hell you are in! First, and most important, I'm sorry to hear about your sweet grandie in hospital and wish all the best with that.

Second, good for you to take this HUGE opportunity to clear out and clean up and create new. I call it the Three Cees. It works if you survive the initial nighttime earthquake and following day's DH wrath.

So ... all systems go! Wish I were nearby to help you!!

Darnell #63.

Margreet said...

Awwww Brenda, it looks if Sandy came around...so good you could kept smiling...as you say: no use crying over spilt milk...good luck with your new craftroom!
xxx Margreet

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh my gosh Brenda its just a good thing you weren't sitting there when it happened ,you might have been crushed from all those supplies!
lets hope the new shelves are the industrial type!
hugs Lynn

Sandi McLean said...

Oh my! Well I love that you look for the opportunity! Some weeks it just pours and all you can do is look for an umbrella! sandi #27