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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

WOYWW #398

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!


Wow. Look how clean my desk is this morning! I actually put things away yesterday - all the things I'm using for unmounting my stamps I have been popping onto a bag so I don't lose them - things go missing so quickly in this room! So, really, all I have been doing this week is working on unmounting and storing my stamps. It is a slow job, so you will probably hear a lot about it this year. I think I may make myself spend one day a week actually working on something else, or else this is the only thing that will get done this year! But, I didn't do that this week. 

Here is what is awaiting me: On the floor beside my chair - Box of Bird Stamps, and 2 Christmas Stamp boxes



 Mounted stamps in all these boxes:



And these (and several boxes I didn't photograph):



And here is what I've done so far - I have gotten rid of 2 photo boxes of mounted stamps, plus 4 small boxes, into these 3 binders (plus some already unmounted stamps)
 

 I am presently working on "Birds". So, I think, as far as space saved goes, I will see a lot more space in this room! Of course, then the room will need a total makeover - it never ends!

I have to make a birthday card for my brother this week, so I will have that to show next week, as long as I remember to take a pic of it!

Here is a rare shot of both my cats, Penny and Inky, together.

Well, that's it for today, now I'm off to peek at your desks!  

 

21 comments:

Angela Radford said...

Great photos of the cats. You are very good sorting your stamps, I always mean to try and reorganise mine but then get distracted. I like mounted stamps but they do take up a lot of room. I've joined your followers, I know how hard it is to build up a following. People don't seem to do it so much now and it's a nice thing to do.
Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x 9

Diana Taylor said...

It's definitely the time of year for sorting things out - you look like you are taking on a heck of a job there, but it will be worth all the effort when it's done and you have all that space to fill with other things!
Hope you have a great week, and thanks so much for stopping by mine earlier,
Diana #20

Anne said...

Gorgeous cats. You have got a big job there with all those stamps. You do need to have a day off a week though and craft!!!! Thanks for the visit. Anne x #18

Helen said...

how well organised you are. I have lots of boxes of stamps (still on their mounts) and most are organised; I even kind of know what is where.... Happy WOYWW Helen #2

BJ said...

How many stamps? Gosh we WILL be hearing about it for some time to come won't we? How about a scrap page for next weeks WOYWW. Thanks for the visit. BJ#34

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I like the idea of dating your desk shots. (Dating as in putting a date on them, not taking them out for dinner, LOL!) Looks like you're very organized with your boxes. I love putting stuff into boxes too, but mine are nowhere near as organized as yours. Cute kitties - I think I know which one's which, LOL! Thanks for visiting earlier. Your lovely comment put a smile on my face :) Have a great week! zsuzsa #14

SumBunneh said...

Hi Penny and Inky (what a great name for a black cat!!) Mew :)

I am impressed with your resolve to sort all your stamps out.. I'd have grown bored in two days and given up... I am too lazy to commit to such a hard task, even knowing it will be so worth it in the end.


Have a lovely week x
Erika (#6)

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Linda, first off, I LOVE your cats! Gorgeous, both of them. Great idea to unmount, although I agree it's a long slog to get them all done. Amazing how much space you get back. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX

My name is Cindy said...

Hello Linda, thank you for your earlier visit. I love how organised you are but that is a serious amount of stamps! I changed from wooden stamps a few years ago and don't have a big collection of them so can keep them as they are. You do have a big job on your hands. Hope you manage to find some time to be creative as well as organised - but, doesn't it make you feel good when everything is shipshape? Happy WOYWW Cindy #25

Kathyk said...

Well done on sticking to your plan to unmount all your wood stamps - good luck with that. Your craft space looks super well organised ... may I assume the furbabies assist with that?

Happy WOYWW

Kathyk
#11

Melissa said...

OH, my, you do have quite a job unmounting all those stamps. I think it would be difficult because I'd want to stop and use some of them along the way. :)

Shoshi said...

Another really tidy desk! There seem to be quite a few this week! I adore your beautifully labelled boxes - really stylish and organised. And it's always lovely to see kitties on WOYWW - such a beautiful pair, too! We've also got 2, grey tabbies, now quite elderly and with various health problems. My hubby and I are both cat slaves. Thank you for your lovely comment - hope I won't keep you waiting too long to see the progress on the mini-books but I've got to be disciplined and work on my UFOs - can't break ALL my NY resolutions before January is out lol! So glad you like my embroidery. Shi-sha mirror work is my absolute favourite. I finished that piece this evening. Only another 20 to go!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #40

Patio Postcards said...

Beautiful cats. I love gingers. You certainly have lots of stamps & I bet the kitties will want to be close when you start stamping the birds. ... Mary-Lou #26

Sharon Koole said...

Wow that's a lot of stamps! Lots of sorting. They should be next on my list, but I need to get through the floss first.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K#37

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Reading about all the progress with your stamp and studio organizing makes me want to do something with mine. I just need some time to do it now. Blessings!

Sue said...

I love your organised storage for your stamps.

Your cats are lovely.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #22

Chris Boldovici said...

Such sweet cats! I so need to unmount my wood stamps, yikes so many though, lol. One day I will start on it.....good for you doing it.

Hugs
Chris B

glitterandglue said...

Hi there. Finally made it to peek at your desk this week. Oh my word. What a lot of stamps you have. You may well be right that if you don't take a break you will be there for the whole year!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Kelly said...

Wow, that's quite an undertaking. I know this will free up tons of room for you. I keep all of my stamps (both mounted and photopolymer) in photo boxed much as you do your bins. I've determined I'm a flipper. Have you thought about the ScrapRack system for your stamps rather than having to handle the binders? Creative Blessings! Kelly #41

okienurse said...

great looking desk and I love all that stamp storage! My kitties are never in the same spot at the same time either. Sorry I am so late getting around but...I made it!!! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my desk earlier! Vickie #54

Monica said...

Cats have impeccable timing, and hate to see us over working rather than feeding treats. I use playing cards as Artists Trading cards(ATCs) they are a lot of fun.
Monica #36