Hubby Watch 2011 And Other Stuff

Okay, a quick update on hubby.  First off, hubby still has a blood clot, but it’s a safe one that can’t travel anywhere dangerous like his heart or lungs.  I want to apologize to those of you who have a medical background, read about his blood clot, and then proceeded to have heart attacks of your own!!  That being said, hubby’s blood clot is actually 6 centimeters across…in his surgeon’s words, “it’s HUGE!”  So now, his whole incision and blood clot area has gotten severely infected, and hasn’t responded to the first round of antibiotics he took.  The surgeon has now prescribed the “strongest thing she can, while letting him continue to work.”  (He went back to work two days ago on very light duty)  She marked the area of the redness, and if it hasn’t gone away or down significantly by Monday, Hubby is going back in for more surgery 🙁   She’s starting to become concerned that his body might be rejecting the mesh patch that was used to repair his hernia, even though she says she’s never personally seen it happen.  So, if he does have to have another surgery, they’ll remove the blood clot and replace the patch with something else…more on that later, if it becomes necessary!

On to happier news!  My craft room is SO CLOSE to done!  All of the shelving has been built!   The shelves and trim have been painted, and now we’re just waiting to have the trim attached and the shelving hung!  WOOHOO!!!!  My desk has been overtaken by all the stuff that will be going up on the shelves, so I’ve only had a little tiny area to work in…needless to say, I haven’t gotten much done!  Here’s what it’s looking like right now:

Yes, that’s 10 feet of desk space taken up with ribbons, embellishments, and goodness only knows what else, waiting to go to their new home on the shelves!  I foresee a BIG blog candy giveaway coming in the near future!

Oh, for those of you are are still interested or may have missed it, the super cheap prints deal that Snapfish is doing is still valid until the 10th…you have two more  days.  I’ve been procrastinating, but I really need to do it!!

This past weekend, I FINALLY got a Martha Stewart Scoreboard!  Woot!  I really didn’t think it was a tool I would ever need, but then I started seeing all these pics and videos on people’s blogs of gorgeous card folds and boxes, and figured maybe I better get on the band wagon and get one!  I love it!  You can’t possibly imagine how freaking excited I was to fold my very own envelope and have it LOOK like an envelope!!!!  So now, I’m in a folding frenzy!  Do any of you have tutorials, or videos on your blog using a scoreboard or scor-pal?  I would love to see them!!!

Amy England

Creator of the Scrap This Save That blog and Youtube channel and curator of a ridiculous amount of paper crafting supplies!

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  1. says:

    Hi Amy and hope your hubby is better very soon! Prayers coming your way!! Looks like you have a little bit of stuff in that photo!! LOL..
    I have something for you over on my Blog..


  2. Jovan says:

    WOW, that's a lot of ribbon! I can't wait to see your room finished. I wish I had a paper storage like yours. My husband is not so handy, I bought a 30 8.5×11 cardstock holder on ebay for way more then I know it would cost to make. I'm so jealous!

  3. DIANA L. says:

    I'll keep you all in my prayers,hopefully your hubby will recover quickly. Can't wait to see you get going on that scoreboard.
    DIANA L.

  4. Lisa Giesbrecht says:

    Hi Amy,
    Thanks for sharing in the poll over at the Quick Quotes blog. I am now a follower. 🙂 Our next Fri challenge is coming up on 9/9 – hope to see you over there! 🙂
    QQ Social Media Director
    personal blog:

  5. Unknown says:

    Hello Amy. I had to laugh when you wrote about the medical background and a heart attack. You know I did nearly have one when I read your other post. I am glad to hear that there is a plan. That is so important, it is terrible when you can't get any answers (I have seen that happen a million times). I will write more in an e-mail before this turns into a book. Your craft room is looking amazing. I can't wait to see it all finished, and all your crafting supplies on the shelves. Are you going to post the box card that you made? I am so excited to see it.

  6. DIANA L. says:

    Hope all is going well.

    I have something for you on my Blog
    DIANA L.

  7. Pendra says:

    Amy so sorry to hear about your hubby… I hope things get better for him real SOON! Your craft room is coming along… hey count me in for your candy giveaway, I'll be the first person in line! LOL! Anyway I have something for you at my site… come on over for a visit!
    Crafty Hugs,

  8. Barbara B says:

    I hope things get better for your husband. He is in my prayers! I can't wait to see what you do with the ribbon, as I have tons and am at a loss how to store it. I just got the Martha Stewart score board. Isn't it awesome? I love it. Pendra sent me.

  9. Cely says:

    dang girl, thats a lot of ribbon and embellies! hooray for your new room! i ordered a new desk too… but it'll be here in 2 months. :*( Downfall for living in Hawaii!

  10. Sarah says:

    What a post – and such is life – it brings us ups and downs! Glad to hear the good news about hubby. Phew. your room is looking just fabulous…lucky you!
    Thanks for sharing today! Sarah (at 2)

  11. Sandy says:

    Oh wow what a great place for crafting.
    Just fabulous.
    Happy WOYWW. Sandy #1

  12. Twiglet says:

    Great little crafty space – best of luck to your husband!

  13. CLaire says:

    That is a lot of room to craft in !!!! once it all goes on the new shelves… I would be so spoilt for choice.. I came over from julia… and you now hove a new follower xx

  14. Lunch Lady Jan says:

    Your husband will get there, mine got through a quad heart bypass and is fine. Way to go with your ribbon stash, you could open your own craft shop with that little lot!! x

  15. Julia Dunnit says:

    Well first off – good luck and wishes to your DH for a speedy recovery. Oh my. And then – oh that room is looking fabulous – and believe me, you could have 100 feet of desktop and it will still be filled, honest! Loving the look of all those jars!

  16. Jan Hennings says:

    How scary! Sending a prayer your way 🙂

  17. JoZart Designs says:

    Really sympathise and hope DH gets well and gets rid of that blood clot. Went there last year with my DH but he's fine now, so feel reassured.
    Look forward to the grand opening of your new room. Who will cut the tape? Will there be champers and food and can we all come?
    How many "no's" am I up to? Tee hee!
    JoZarty x

  18. JoZart Designs says:

    Just to let you know… champers … that's what we nickname Champagne. Can't be without it for your grand opening!
    good luck..
    JoZarty x

  19. Anonymous says:

    Best wishes for your Hubby Amy. Mine had that patch installed during his hernia op four years ago, didn't have a problem with it though but still feels it when he stretches in certain yoga positions! He doesn't like it and just wishes he'd told them to stitch it but it was a big hernia. Love how the room is coming along and I love coupon shopping at the craft stores too!

    Brenda 88

  20. Elizabeth says:

    Just a quick visit this week due to illness but hope to do better next week … thanks for sharing your somewhat overcrowded desk – the new shelving will make quite a difference, I'm sure. I hope your husband's health problems improve soon and that he recovers completely without further need for surgery. Elizabeth x #121

  21. okienurse says:

    Sorry to hear your husband is ill. Hope he is better soon! Sorry I am so late getting by this week but I wanted to pop by and visit your blog to say hello and to see what you are up to! Didn't have the time to post(except about newest Doswell addition) or craft the past two weeks due to being in Virginia visiting with the son's family to see the newest granddaughter born. Definitely a fun time none the less. Hope you have a great week. Vickie aka okienurse

  22. Enfys says:

    Hi Amy, Firstly I hope your husband is getting better now (what a worry for you). Secondly I loved reading about your new room, lucky you, it sounds as if it will be fabulous. Sigh from someone who crafts in a very hot garage in Florida…..
    big hugs

  23. Lana Bisson says:

    I just bought that scoreboard too..I need to practice more for making envelopes.. I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and hopping with the paper issues crew.. So many ideas my head is swirling…

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