Tuesday, 2 March 2010

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday

Well, not really a lot going on here this morning. I'm trying to come up with another card for the 'Trees' Workshop. It's tomorrow. I have NEVER left it this late before, but me and the Shopkeeper Gal were holding out for a delivery that hasn't materialised. So another idea is needed for the fourth card. Then there's one of the stamps I brought from Stamps & Memories at the show in Farnborough last week. It's on the desk to remind me to play with it a little..I think I want to use it for some party invitations, but until I've fiddled and faffed, I will not know for sure. Story of my life, fiddle and faff! In the absence of any more room to 'swing' to, I thought you might like to see the heap of stuff that accumulates on the worktop to the left of my desk. Inevitably, because it's a corner, I tend to completely overlook it in terms of tidying. See I have an admirable collection of beautifully coloured Shimmering Mist. They are on the surface to remind me: to use them and to use them on the 2 Scrap Ladies project I should be half way through by now. You know how that's going then.
I think that's it then for my desk. Am amused and amazed by your interest in my watches and mobile phone (see yesterday's post). But I'll blurb the stories over the next few days; hell you already know I'm untidy, hormonal and a little strange, you might as well know about my collecting problems too!

Meanwhile, I'd like to see your desks please. Show us what you're working on and give us a chance to see what you've got. Lovely. And, cometh the hour, cometh the man. Mr Linky that is. (And that's if my understanding of the instructions has been successful!) Probably easier. Please leave a comment as well as your post link though, it's still fun to have your reactions!


70 comments:

Jennie said...

so neat and tidy..loving it :) Mr Linky worked too!

Chrissie said...

Well, charging round the country having a snoop will be a trifle easier with Mr Linky's assistance. I'll probably be able to remember where I've got to more easily too!
I am really envious of all your 'stuff', but on the other hand I've got 'stuff' that I don't get around to using half enough!
I couldn't zoom in on your pictures for a really close look today, but I enjoyed looking nevertheless.

Clare said...

Hello,
Thank you for Mr Linky. That should make it easier to visit everyone.
I like your tins for your pens and scissors.
Clare x

Twiglet said...

Oo Mr Linky is clever - thanks. I must remember to "swing" next time - might have to tidy up a bit first!

Wipso said...

Hi Julia, You will be pleased to see some of my mess this morning :-) See, we all have spaces we pile things up.
A x

Wipso said...

Oops forfot to add my link. Here I am...mess and all.
http://wipso-astitchintime.blogspot.com/
A x

Handmade with Love said...

Its a busy work surface but still quite tidy if you ask me! Well done for setting up a linky that will be much easier! Have a lovely week! Tracey x

Wipso said...

Hehehe have just read your comment on my blog Julia....it's not a reuse of a baby box...I bought it specially for my rovings :-)
My baby box wore out years ago...don't forget I had 3 of my own and 35 of other people's babies over the years :-)
A x

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Julia
Not too bad this week, plenty of room there to work, whats the thingy at the back in the second photo, it looks like a punch? like the trees you are working on, your lucky having a corner wish I had.
Christine x

Toucan Scraps said...

My Linky hey? welldone on working that out.

I know about corners, one corner in particular in my kitchen haunts me.

Deanne said...

yay mr linky will make it easier to comment on peeps :) thanks for that julia x
love swing this week and the glimpse of a tree i see :0 x

LadyBug said...

Fab new linky thingy!!! I'm enjoying the corner of your desk! lots of new stuff to poke through in there. I have just discovered Shimmer mists and love them must buy more!!!! :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Wohhoooo Mr Linky is working. Love the tidyness of your desk this week, Hazelxo

NormaJean said...

yay for mr linky, so much easier, cause half the time I forgot the code and have to find it...lol love your work area julia..is shimmer mist the same as glimmer mist cause Ive just started this addiction as well...lol
hugs norma

Helen said...

Haven't got anything to show today although I took some photos of a swinground I don't know yet when I'll be getting the film developed - if the weather stays fine I may go to Kew Gardens again on Saturday morning (I really must get the digital camera software sorted so it works!!) and so I will have to either upload it late or keep it for next week... I am at work so I can't scan anything that's on my workdesk - you wouldn't be very interested in it (although it is lunch time so the sandwiches are out....) I hope to get round you all later on to nose!

Sandra said...

still feel bad for not taking a photo of my desk ... Ok, I will try harder .. promise LOL.

Kerry said...

Love the Mr Linky :) Makes it alot easier to be nosey hehe. Not much going on today but posted pics anyway.
Thank you and Miss Virginia for the comments about the ugliest teddy bear haha.
Hope you have a good day.

Paula Gale said...

woop woop - Mr Linky - THANK YOU ESTEEMED LEADER FOR MAKING YOUR FOLLOWERS LIVES EASIER!!!

I want to rummage in your corner (ooerr)!!! Also, by you so kindly adding Mr Linky - it may not take me 24 hours to visit everyone - over 60 peeps last week - well done. May I suggest that WOYWWers meet up sometime - it would be a hoot... Julia - as our leader - you can decide on the venue and we could car share etc to make getting to you easier. I'd love to meet my fellow WOYWWers.

hugs

Paula x x x

Susie Sugar said...

Great idea to use Mr linky Julia
I love your corner you can get much more piled up into a corner with the extra support of the 2 walls can't you, I have a few bottles of glimmer mist too and forget to use them.
I think your not alone in being a collector all us crafter's are the same....some just keep it a secret .... Oh the shame of it!! Lol not like us show and tell gals !!! He he
Glad you like Dawn Houser designs too I love everything the woman touches, she visits my blog often (the first time I was in shock and couldn't believe I was so honoured !!) I follow her blog to have you been there ?
Well off to look at the other girls desks
Catch you later
Hugs Susie xx

Sarah said...

I love the fact that you've made our WOYWW lives easier - thanks! Even if I had just learnt how to put a link into a comment properly LOL

butlersabroad said...

Yay for Mr Linky, I too would forget where I's got up to and would get confused (not difficult though). Are those Inkadinkado Inchie stamps I spy on your desk??? Which ones? Lol, that's a great corner, I like what Susie says about being able to pile stuff up with the support of the two walls! Looks like you're well on your way to doing that!

Brenda

Spyder said...

Your corner is lovely and tidy compared to mine, I keep promising to tidy it, but there seems to only be three days in the week...and two of them are Wednesdays! Love your misty paint, must treat myself to some of that for my birthday! Good idea to use Mr Linky, I have tried in the past to put him on my blog for something, but he wouldn't let me have a code...bribery didn't work...not even Nuttella

(Lyn))

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh you've gone all techy on us ;) You are such a great fiddle and faffer though Julia, or should that be fiddler and faffer?
Anne xx

Gez said...

Hi Julia lovely to see your workspace & butty box! Good Luck with the card. Oooh Mr Linky I like him he's made me number 20 today!! I wish! :)
Will make blog hopping easier. Enjoy the rest of your day. Hugs, Gez.xx

Wendy said...

love the messy corner bit, dont tidy it, it great to have everything close at hand

Kate said...

My 1st WOYWW, got there eventually. Next thing you know I will be managing to make it to one of your craft events!! ** Kate **

voodoo vixen said...

My goodness, the desk looks positively tidy and I have a corner like that... I pretend it isn't there and I also have half finished stuff!!

Paula Gale said...

well i've come back to tell you that Mr Linky has certainly enabled me to finish visiting before midnight although there were loads to look at last week... I can squeeze some crafting in now I've finished, but will be back later as I know there'll be more posts and desks to see.

Paula x x x

Pam said...

I am so glad to see Mr Linky here today, purely selfish reason of course as I have a sticky note on my comuter desktop with the instrutions on how to add a link and last night I managed to delete it!!!! Lots of nice interesting things in your corner. Ive done a little swing today which is diffcult in a 6x5 ft space full to the brim with stuff (Hubbie would say rubbish but thats not a word in my dictionary!!) Hugs pam

Rosie said...

Mr Linky lets dimwits like me (menopausal brain death) off the hook from grappling with the intricacies of doing links .... Nice noseying around your corners today, but I do miss the bin. Didn't have anything interesting on my desk today, but have included some stuff that WAS, if you see what I mean!!

Pam said...

36 watches? Do you wear all of them-not at once obviously, but in general? My desk is my dining table so not much to see there-unless you want to see my tea-but since DH and DD are away that's likey to be egg on toast-so nothing worth looking at there either

Yvonne said...

I know what you mean about corners.. they seem to attract all sorts of things don't they. like mine, everything, lol

I wish you all the luck to get all your samples sorted. Why do we find it so hard to create under so much pressure, yet when we are just 'playing@ we come up with amazing work!

Hels Sheridan said...

I got one of those corners..in fact, it is the whole room save for the desk I work on ROFL....I popped my desk on me blog first thing this morning cos I was off out...and...I learnt how to do that linky thingy...cos Linda showed us how to...and then...you have the Mr Linky hurrah! Means I don't have to make a prat of myself trying to do the linky thingy properly ... have fun xx

SueH said...

Yah for Mr. Linky!...Thanks Julia it’s going to make things a whole lot easier.

I’m loving all the different angles of your room we’re getting to see and if it’s any consolation, I have a filing cabinet top that looks a lot like your little corner!

Sue
x

craftytrog said...

I have plenty of those sort of corners! Lol! x

Kathy said...

Hi Julia, I'm back after a week's holiday.
My pic is on my blog, though you'll need toscroill down past waffle and holiday pics to find it!

Your desk looks a hive of activity today - hope to catch up with all the others later...

Diane.W. said...

Hi Julia,hope you are well.
Like the Mr Linky!!!

Hope you got your Tree problem sorted!!! :o)x

Angie said...

I think this linky thingy is brilliant ...I'm not at all Tecky but admire those who are. Now the number of members of the WOYWW club has increased so much, this is really needed other wise its too hard to visit everyone.
I have done my WOYWW but really all there is on my table is mess...nothing changed there then I can hear many of you shout.lol

Linby said...

wow - well done with Mr Linky absolutely inspired. It meant I could link my desk from work as I had already posted. I can't sign into blogger from work or leave comments so i have to nip round again when I get home for those I saw at lunch. But for some reason the system was happy with me linking. Linbyx

Tonya said...

Awesome - Mr. Linky! Love Mr. Linky - makes things a breeze! And this is my 3rd week in a row with WOYWW - loving it.

Rachel said...

I'd like to thank everyone who has made me less ashamed of the bomb site that is my craft table! (I'd also like to thank the Academy!)

Sam said...

oh wow - Mr Linky!! That should make life a bit easier - will be back to put my own link in later. I like those ferns you've got on the table - a pretty card in the making!

Penni said...

Oh you do look nice and busy - I've just got two kitty cats on my desk today !!!

With the help of Mr Linky (Big Thanks!!) I'm off to have a nosy around.

Hugs
Penni
x

Helen said...

Glad to see Mr Linky - it makes it so quick to be nosy!! I have posted something that is on my workdesk using him.

Deanne said...

running late today but finally just added myself to mr linky :)

Tracey said...

ROFL, Mr Linky's fab but would help if I could spell, mine doesn't lead to me and don't know how to delete it, you'll find me at

http://icklenorthrner.blogspot.com

Oh Julia, soooo much space to fill, I forget what I have because I tidy it away.

Pam said...

Hi Julia more than happy for you to copy my ribbon holder - I must have saw it somewhere just dont know where! Hugs Pam x

Milliesmarvels said...

Desk looks great! 36 watches!! Wow!! I loved your photo of you and Mr and Miss Dunnit the other day. I was at Farnborough late Friday afternoon and wondered if I would bump in to you...it was really noisy with all the wind, I kept thinking the tent would blow away!
Jane
x

shirley said...

Love your desk and love the links to everyones desks.

Ikki said...

HI Julia, well done on introducing Mr. Linky. I'm on holiday for a few days so may not be able to visit many WOYWWers, but I'll be back next week. Have a good week everyone. ikki

Biscuitlid said...

oooh you've gone all posh with Mr Linky!
I can't stop today as too tired so will be back for an oggle tomorrow
xx

Linda Elbourne said...

I forgot to say ... Thank you for linking me :0) So ... Thank you for linking me X

Linda Elbourne said...

I think fiddling and faffing sounds good ... and as for Mr Linky ... what a star you are ... so good to us all and I am now in awe of your pooter prowess too!

butlersabroad said...

Hey missy, the plate did have biscuits on it but I also carried the coffee upstairs on it as it was really full and I'm one of those people that makes things worse if I concentrate really hard on not making them worse IYKWIM! In other words, if I concentrated hard not to spill the coffee on the stairs on the way up, then I would have spilt it everywhere... so I used the plate as a little tray.

Brenda

Toucan Scraps said...

hello Julia. Why are the plates so high up? the person who built our kitchen didn't have short people in mind.

Paula Gale said...

Hi Julia - in answer to your questions - the union jack tin is an empty hair gel tin of my son's - he gets through hair products quicker than nicky clarkes salon... I've cleaned it out and at mo it's got little punched flowers in and stamens - but i wanted it to (brace yourself) 'alter it'. Not from a tin to a lawnmower kind of alter (sorry that was the first thing that came into my head???!)...
The teapot - not sure what i'm going to do with that yet but will post when i've done it. :O)

Paula x x x

Julie said...

Thank you for Mr Linky!!!!! You crack me up Julia - 36 watches!!! Lucky that your hubby/marriage is top of your happy list, mine has got the hump because he wasn't in a recent top ten that I listed recently!! Lots to look at on your desk this week - fab corner piling!! Juliexx

Linda Elbourne said...

Thank you Mr Linky ... I got around everyone in a fraction of the normal time ... Night Night Julia :0)

Nikki said...

Wow Julia your so high tech now :) Love the Mr linky makes it so much easier to snoop around all your desks and add to the ever growing wish list :o)
Great Desk love all the scissors those containers holding them are fab
hugs Nikki

Nikki said...

P.S I've got Digi candy to win too for those who would like to try for it

Kirsty.a said...

Thanks so mych for visiting my blog and leaving a commnt. I've only ben blogging since January and still love the buzz of getting comments. There are some photos of the jewellery I have made if you scroll down the blog

Nikki said...

Hey Julia
the Brushes are to fluff the mulberry paper gonna try ... key word try to make a tear bear :P
hugs Nikki

nerllybird said...

Bother, I meant to do this yesterday! Is there a deadline for posting WOYWW piccies? Is it Wednesday, by any chance??? Next week then...

Kirsty.a said...

Thanks so much for your comments on my blog and for becoming a follower. I'm rapidly becoming addicted to blogging - might have to set myself some time rules!

Rosie said...

Duh, must have been having a bad day, because even with Mr Linky who managed to put the wrong blog address in!! Sorry to those of you who visited and were confused, I've added the right one now.

Vicki said...

i'm going to start playing along with this next week!!! can't wait. have a great day xx

Kathy said...

Julia, I'm so sorry - I bet you were thinking that the "black sizc thing" on my desk must be an absolutely fabulous new and "must-have" item weren't you?

Well, you can put your cash away - it was just the lid from one to those Prima flower tubes also lying on my desk.
sorreeeee. hehehe

Net said...

Yay I got here at last!

Eiglas said...

It doesn't seem to matter how big a room I gravitate to, it's still not big enough by the end of the first week! LOL!
I think your room looks just tidy enough to be healthy and untidy enough to be creative!
And though I only just found your blog tonight, it seems nice and oddball to me, so I think I'll come again, if I may?
I recognise some crazy peeps too......
Hugs,
Eiglas
x

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