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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

WOYWW #306

Wednesday again, half way through April, and not long till the Crop! All of us being kept in order by Our Head Desker, Julia, over at The Stamping Ground.On to this weeks desk then, and not a lot to show, I'm afraid. I was missing last week, and hardly managed any visits the week before, thanks to a wonderful cold that blew up into a chest infection. Cue course of antibiotics, which did exactly squat- by last Tuesday I was literally dragging myself from chair to chair, I was so weak, and struggling to breathe. Back to docs for new course of antibiotics, and some anti histamines, as now I had hay fever on top! I do get it this time of year from the fruit blossom on trees, but really didn't need it on top of the chest infection. Anyway, I'm feeling much better now, we finally seem to have got on top of it. So precisely nothing has happened on my desk in the last two weeks.
The unmounted stamps I had have been coated with TIOO, and have lay on the mat ever since.I will put them away, one day soon.

I did manage one lucky purchase though. I'd been watching Stampscapes videos (again), and Kevin had been working with Stampbord, and the scraper tools. There is a sharp pointy one, a blunter spoon shaped one, which I have something similar to, and a sort of scratchy brush. So I had a look for them and found the set on Amazon (and elsewhere) for £28! I did find the toolkit on Chocolate Baroque for £19, but even that's a bit steep. No way was I paying that much, I'd manage without first. Then I had a quick look on E-bay, and amazingly, someone on there had one for sale, with an almost full pack of ATC sized Stampbord pieces, for a fiver. Put in a bid, and got it for £6.50, and she emailed me and asked if I wanted another pack of ATC sized pieces for an extra £4- total bargain. It even turned out they were the 16 piece sized packs, which are £12 on their own! I was actually expecting to get the 5 piece packs, so that was a real surprise.
In the actual kit: A bit of steel wool, a spoon shaped tool, a handle with two other interchangeable sharper pointed blades, a wire brush type scraper and a single domino sized piece of Stampbord. Way overpriced, if you ask me. Anyway, that's me for now. This Friday will be my fourth, and hopefully final IV treatment. That's actually gone past really fast. On the 23rd I have my MRI scan, and that will get looked at in the MDT meeting on the 28th. Fingers crossed this has shrunk it as much as it needs to be, and we'll be on to the surgery.


Helen said...

well done on your bargains - and for keeping searching! Glad you're feeling better from the chest infection. Thanks for the tip about the Ikea boxes, I managed to get one. Helen #5

MrsC.x said...

well done for finding a bargain always feels better when its cheaper!

Hope you're on the mend now

have a good week, Happy WOYWW
Thanks for sharing
Mrs C.x #2 this week :)

Neet said...

Fingers crossed indeed! Sorry to hear you were so poorly with that infection - just what you don't need at this stage.
Great find on ebay, good on you for sticking out. Yes, that kit is way overpriced but what a bargain you found.
Hugs, Neet 23 xx

Anne said...

Hi Shaz. Great bargain - well done! Sorry about the chest infection - good you feeling better. Think of you and Shoshi often and keep you both in my prayers. Hugs Anne x @9

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fairy thoughts said...

We all love bargains especially on e bay when you get more than you bargained for.. Hope you are feeling better this week, youve been through a lot lately it's your turn for some good news so I will keep my fingers crossed for you..
I started to put the glue on my unmounted stamps too ..... How do you get the glue off your fingers .... It really is very tacky isn't it . I might do some more while I am visiting this morning
Janet @32

Christine said...

Glad you're feeling better, hayfever alone is bad .......
Keeping you in my prayers
Have a good week

Bishopsmate #41

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz... wow what a bargain just what a girls wants - definitely worth it to shop around. Now do hope you are on the mend and fingers crossed for the best results. Hope you're back at your desk soon. Cheers RobynO#22

Winnie said...

That is a great score Shaz! You are a very smart shopper! Good thoughts and wishes sent your way for your scan and treatments! Winnie #48

Lisca Meijer said...

I'm glad you are finally feeling better. Hay fever on top of a chest infection is no laughing matter. I hope your results are good too. Thanks for your good wishes and for commenting on my page.
Have a good week,

Nannie4 said...

Nice haul, Shaz. :) You have had a time, haven't you? Glad to hear that you're feeling better at last. Crossing fingers, toes and eyebrows that your results are good and you can move forward. Have a much better week! Nann4 #48

Belinda Basson said...

Glad to hear the IV is going fast. Nasty to hear you were so sick with the chest infection as well as hay fever. One or other is bad enough. Thanks for the visit to my desk already. 26

StampinCarol said...

Happy that the chest infection is clearing. I hate taking medicines. You have some fun stuff on your desk. And hope you can get your surgery scheduled and done soon! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #51

Angela said...

Hi Shaz, so sorry to hear you've been suffering, good that you're getting over the chest infection, hope the hayfever gets better soon, fingers crossed for your results, thinking of you, hope you get to enjoy some crafting again soon, take care,

Angela xx
Angel Greetings #35

Shel C said...

Hi Shaz :) I have been missing in action for a bit..but I am back. Allergy season here in AZ is terrible so I understand the antihistimine. Sounds like you will be on to the next step of treatment soon. My DH has his last chemo on Thursday...then waiting for hopefully the ileostomy reversal in a few months. We have to wait for scan results too though...hate the waiting! Shel@PaperOcotilloStudio #17

Eliza said...

Nothing like a bargain good for you. Gosh time has really flown on by with the treatment, lets pray all has shrunk I am thinking positive thoughts for you and keep my fingers crossed. Thanks for visiting already. I do hope you are feeling a little better now.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda

Angela Radford said...

It's great to get a bargain, some companies do seem to charge alot for not very much. Hope everything goes well with the scan and have a great crafty week. Happy woyww, Angela x 36 x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Glad you are feeling better now! Good Luck with the final IV treatment! Great bargain you got there! - look forward to seeing what you make! Chrisx 63

Pat Taviss said...

I have my fingers crossed for you.

Happy WOYWW Thanks for sharing.
Pat #64

Kyla said...

Ooh that some bargain. I know what you mean they are really expensive but it sounds like you grabbed a great deal.

Pleased you are slowly on the mend and good luck with your appointments.
Kyla #6 xx

Annie Claxton said...

Wow! what a bargain,I <3 eBay! Take care of yourself, sending you warm wishes :o) Annie C #58

Ali H said...

Hi Shaz - thanks for visiting ! Lynda & I were talking about you & your lovely projects as we stood looking at the Scenescapes stand at Ally Pally - hoping you are getting on well with your treatment. Best of luck with all the upcoming tests. Sending a hug Ali #18

okienurse said...

What an awesome bargain. I like shopping that way too! So many tools are so expensive I try to find them on ebay or some other online auction before paying full price. Hope your tests come out good so you have have your surgery. Thanks for stopping by my desk earlier. Vickie #8

Shoshi said...

I'm so sorry you've been so poorly, Shaz. You simply don't need that while you are enduring all that awful IV chemo... I do hope that will soon be over - I thought you had to have 5 cycles? Looking forward to hearing that the cancer has shrunk sufficiently for surgery. My histology result revealed that my cancer was very aggressive and spread to one lymph node and although they took it all out, I have to have chemo. I am hoping for a single course of oral and not to feel poorly but I'm still fed up I've got to go through it. Where is this year going? We're already mid-April and all I've done this year so far is be ill!!! Oncology appt. 5th May.

I hope you feel better soon.

I don't know anything about stampbord, but it looks as if you managed to find a bargain. I look forward to hearing what you do with this!

Your beautiful card has pride of place on our fireplace. Did you know that Shoshi means lily? So nice to have my name depicted on the card!!


Bridget Larsen said...

That was an awesome bargain. I am still dubious about shopping online especially with individuals. I got burnt once for over $200 so its scared me.
Goodluck with the MRI
Bridget #19

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

I'm sorry to hear of your seasonal issues with the blooms. I'm glad your doctors finally got it under control.

What a great surprise from the ebay seller! Once I bought some eyelets and was overwhelmed by the photo (so many - hundreds), however the ad was for 20. Imagine my surprise when I opened my package. I felt dooped but the ad did state the actual number. Now I've learned to read the ad in addition to looking at the photos!

You're in my thoughts and prayers (you and Shoshi both). I hope you get good news on the 28th and will be well enough to have the surgery.

Thanks for visiting me already.
Happy belated WOYWW
Kay (4)