Wednesday, 3 November 2010

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday


Well, mine isn't strewn with post-Marathon wreckage (yet), nor the new stamps (yet). rather it looks fairly sedate as if I haven't done much since Saturday. True. It's been nice, but I am definitely feeling the need now, so will have a little chat with myself in the morning and set about starting something. Like Elizabeth I will punctuate my starting with coffee. And like Elizabeth, I will be tidying up and putting away and washing stamps off before I set to starting anything new. Oh my word what a fine example she has set. With the coffee, anyway! The full horror of the work to be done is on the floor in two large boxes and a wheelie tote. But I didn't think to photo that and now the light's all horrid and erm, dark, actually!

See I've changed my stripey tape for clear tape - was wrapping something up that clearly needed to reflect a more serious person than the impression given by the stripey stuff. Other than that, I'm pretty sure this desk is uninteresting.
So here's a gratuitous shot of my stamp shelves....looking
very naked without the crowd of Christmas stamps that I
took down to place in my direct line of vision for card making
inspiration. It sort of worked, but tomorrow they are to be restored to their rightful place.

So then - show off or confess, whatever your desk style; we'd love you to join us.. not many rules, no membership necessary, dip in and out as and when you can, but know that you'll make some friends; Wednesdays are a very inclusive day in this portion of the ether! Add your pics to your blog, link it here and we'll swing by to rummage and comment over what you've got and what you're doing. Doesn't have to be paper crafting....we're very interested in you, whatever you're doing. Umm..is that asking for trouble?!!

85 comments:

Helen said...

I woke early today, so published my scheduled post early (does that make sense!) and got linked up nice and early. Now I need to get ready to go to work, will be back later to catch up properly. Love the gratuitious shelf shot though, they look great.

voodoo vixen said...

Morning Julia... I think Elizabeth and I have been stalking your dreams.... so now we can go to bed and catch up with everyone in a couple of hours and you can get up and have your coffee and start on all the cleaning and tidying... though I must say, the desk looks rather neat!!

Chrissie said...

Even denuded by the lack of Christmas stamps, your shelves don't look exactly bare!!!
Your desk has a remarkably large clear area too!
I must zoom in for a really good poke around!
Chrissie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Now I KNOW I haven't been that much of an influence on you, my dear friend. But I am glad to know that everything has its rightful place and you will have a stern talk with yourself tonight. And of course, coffee is the cure all for anything, including a good clean-up and stamp washing. Have an excellent day from NUMBER 1!!! Yep, it really IS coveted, my dear.

Ciara said...

Who is this organised sounding person? Where has messy Julia gone?

Tee hee! Seriously, I've never seen as much space on your desk before!

Ciara
xx

Candace said...

Julia please, you have made me come over all hot & bothered at the thought of you washing stamps! Just so unlike you, are you not feeling well? lol

Candace

Sue from Oregon said...

hmmm....are you hiding something under your scorepal? I love to pull my holiday stamps and put around me for inspiration too!

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

When you are done washing them you will clearly need a treat .... shopping for more perhaps or choccie and alcohol!

Hugs
Kay

Christine said...

Great shot of your shelving this week and I can see still many lovely stamps without the crimble ones! :-)

akilli melek said...

Julia I think tidyness is like the flu. It bugs you for a little while, but then everything gets back to normal. have fun with your new stamps. caroline #16

Sue said...

Hi Julia
a lovely tidy desk you have this morn, great piccie of your stamp shelf, hope the talk with yaself goes well, you will have to give me a talking to! lol. Have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

The Taming of the Glue said...

I love that shelving and please don't mention the C word...I've been having a nightmare trying to motivate myself to make some cards!!!

Mandi said...

Hi Julia
So talking to yourself...isnt that....erm?? hehe
Super stamp shelf, very interesting, gonna click and have a bigger snoop!

Have a great week
mandi xx

Cheryl said...

oh looks like you may have caught the tidy bug hun,super stamp shelf,too talking to yourself I do that all the time usually works,hugs cherylx

Rachel said...

I love your desk today. It's sitting there calmly waiting for the next burst of creativity! I think it's great that we all now have a record of the changing states of our desks and our creativity.

Jo Davies said...

Hi Julia, just joining in for the first time today.... would love a stamp shelf or any proper storage! Off to have a nose around everyone's work-desks, Big hugs, Jo xxx

Nicks said...

Oh are you actually supposed to clean stamps?? You learn something everyday!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Julia, thought I'd come on here in the beginning so as not to forget to post here. Cleaning stamps - oh what an exciting job but one that has to be done. I'd love to have a good old rummage on those shelves!!! Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 36)

Wipso said...

Everything is looking very tidy there Julia. Are you coming down with something? Maybe you should take a few vitamins to help fight it off :-)
A x

Jennie said...

Oh my you posted early, and I was lazing in bed!! lol Desk looks tidy, shelves look at bit more untidy.. :)) and as for coffee, it is a cup of herb tea to start foloowed by a cappuncinno ( out of a packet mind, !) ..
Have a very happy woyyw day!
xx

Anneliese said...

Morning Julia :o) The coffee sounds good .. got any spare ? :D x

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

I think it will be new year before tidyness resumes, my desk has a very determinate purpose at the moment. Lots to post in the new year though :)

Scrapcat 1 said...

If those shelves are bare with all your Crimbo stamps as well how do find anything?
Have a great day washing your stamps! I never clean mine but neither does Tim Holtz so I'm in good company ;-)

Morti said...

Cooo-eee - I'm ba-ack!!!
I have one question though - how come you're putting your Christmas stamps back in their rightful place so soon? Surely you haven't made ALL your Christmas cards already?????

TinaB said...

Julia! I need that stamp storage! Come on pass it over lol! Have a great day xx Hugs Tina xx

Doone said...

rightful places? oh Lordy you mean 'somewhere in there' doesn't count as knowing where you put your favourite stamp?

Dx (46)

Neet said...

Is that really a bare shelf? absolutely love that corner unit - so white! How does it stay like that? Thanks for giving us the opportunity to do this snooping about.

Cardarian said...

A tidy desk aye?? And you are also cleaning your stamps??? Mhmmmm is the Julia Dunnits blog???? he, he....sometimes people need a time out from crafting - just clean the stamps!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Twiglet said...

Best of luck with all the work - you will feel marvellous when you have tackled it!

Phree said...

Your space definatly looks kinda tidy today. Sounds like you will be busy with the cleaning up tho.

JoZart said...

aaaah but how long will it take to get everything in their rightful places? will you remember where the "rightful" places are? will you ever find them there? and then how long will that tidy bug last?
Just scoop it all aside and get crafting... it looks good to me already!
JoZarty x

Artyjen said...

Coffee sounds great to me....not so sure about the piles of stamp cleaning mind! LOL
xoxo Sioux

kayc said...

Looks like a very tidy desk to me. Lovely stamps you've got. I hate cleaning stamps! Have a good day! Kathleen x

Thistleblue said...

Morning Julia! Nice and tidy looking desk and a scor-pal, this is on my shopping list, but first up is a good paper trimmer... :-)
Hope you have a wonderful day!
hugs
Michelle
x

Sarah said...

Hope that everything is back where it belongs very soon so that normal service can be resumed because your desk is looking some what unloved today

Jules said...

Love your stamp shelves - I can't even see a small space where your Christmas stamps might go!

Leonie said...

Oh Julia! please can you come and clean my stamps????
I must admit they they are often left for days even a week!
This morning i used stazon oooop i'm thinking i should of cleaned it earlier?...mmmm bugger.
thanks for sharing
have a fairy happy day
fairy leonie (70) xxx

Susan Allan said...

Hi Julia
I can't believe how many stamps you have got. No excuses for not being inspired, in your workroom. Have a great week, Julia.
Sue xx 73

sandra de said...

Have loved having a peek at everyones desk and now have posted mine. Just struggling to work out how to leave a comment. Next photo I promise better lighting.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I just read Cath's blog post and am as excited as you. I really hope you two can get together. What a riot that would be. I'd LOVE to join you two, and would were it not for that big pond in between us that is too cold and too far to swim. I sure hope the meet-up happens.

Kaz said...

Wow Julia thats some stamp stash you have!! I love the little union jack bunting too have a lovely week xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Have I come to the right place? It looks very tidy today! Great stamp collection Julia, Judith xx

Kate said...

It doesn't look like you have room on those shevles for a crowd of Christmas stamps!!

** Kate **

Theresa said...

Hey Julia! Looking mighty organized on this Wednesday. Wondering how that chat with yourself goes this morning....has chaos arrived yet?

Alix said...

morning julia...you've asked for it now...i bet we get some wonderful tmi from all sorts of people!!! lol

Scrapcollectr said...

Okay, so now you can add me to dream stalkers, Elizabeth and Voodoo Vixen! Lol. Last week, I noticed you had just posted at around 1am my time so I was (gasp) number 5 on the list and I'm telling you, you get lots more visitors at #5 than #125! So nice to have lots of visitors so I sat up refreshing til 1am today but no Mrs Dunnitt. Was it subconscious that woke me at 3:30am? I got to Mr. Linky at #37! I love this game! Hee hee. Hopefully you're not affected by our muses swirling around you until you post on a Weds morning! They mean no harm, really! They're just your biggest fans. Hee hee. Have a great WOYWW. Oh, and the desk looks so nice and tidy, an inspiration... *smile*

peggy aplSEEDS said...

you will be tidying up and putting away and washing stamps? be sure to mess up again before wednesday or we may think you are joining the neat team!

Jingle said...

Your stamp shelf looks fabulous! It would be fun to 'shop' for the perfect image as you are creating there!

SueH said...

Hi Julia,

Seeing your shelving for your stamps makes me realize that I really do need to do something about all of the ones I have. My Christmas stamps are kept separately in a plastic box all year round which the rest of my Christmas stuff but the rest of my stamps are in various drawers and in no particular order so I have to search through everything to find what I’m looking for.

Sue
x

Electra said...

Thanks for another week of seeing what others are up to!

Lavinia said...

Hello Julia! I like your corner shelves! I too have lined up all my xmas stamps for inspiration! And made myself a box of glittery goodies to delve in to for maximum shineyness! Even though I am feeling pretty dull at the mo! Hope your well!
Lavinia
x

karen said...

Your desk looks fairly tidy! And your corner shelves are so absolutely yummy! Ooh, I wonder what lovely stamps are stacked in there?!
I am here for my 2nd WOYWW and I wanted to say Thank You for doing this! I had so much fun last week visiting as many desks as I possibly could and I hope this week to see them all!

Loopylou!! said...

looks very organised Julia!!! wish i could say the same about mine this week but what can i say? its definately lived in thats for sure...!!!! off for a nosey round everyone now hugs Lou xx

Diana said...

Hi Julia. I didn't manage to get it together to do a workdesk post, but I am doing a giveaway on my blog today that I wanted to let you and the WW gals in on. http://wickysticket.blogspot.com/2010/11/layout-at-last-journaling-and-giveaway.html

Tracy Evans said...

Very tidy desk today Julia and a lovely set of shelves too for those stamps. I find that if I don't do any crafting for a few days it takes me quite a while to get back into it again, well that's my excuse LOL. Have a lovely day, Tracy Evans x

Ali said...

I've decided to join the WYOWW fun! :)

However, the chances of me getting any progress made on what's currently on my desk are now very slim given that I am getting sucked into WYOWW blog-hopping! :lol:

Rhonda said...

Ahhh, yes coffee in the morning. Can't live without it! In fact, I'm sitting here sipping my first cup whilst perusing all these lovely desks! Yours looks mighty clean if I may add. Love your shelves that hold all those wonderful stamps. Have a great rest of your week.

Lothian Crafts said...

What fantastic shelves of stamps and so nice that you can see them all. Desk is nice and tidy.
Elaine

Elizabeth said...

Those shelves of stamps are a beginners dream - I'm just building up my collection! Enjoyed having a peek at your tidy desk and thanks for the opportunity to go snooping around all the others - I'm meeting the nicest of people:) Elizabeth #98

butlersabroad said...

Guess who linked up and then forgot to leave a comment? Indicative of my state of mind this week I'm afraid. Incredible to see a tidy desk for a change, and I do love all the stamps on show.

Hugs
Brenda 87

Kristy said...

Just found this and HOW FUN! I'm lovin all the desks!

Sherry said...

Your desk IS interesting Julia - and I love your corner shelf unit - with all those stamps - just wonderful!

I've just linked my desk too - number 110.

Scrapcollectr said...

Hey all,
I called this WOYWW #73 but I'm seeing a lot of #74s. Which one is right?
*smile*

lisa said...

You have one serious collection of stamps there, Julia and all very organised.
I love how the WOYWW's give excellent advice on their trips round all the desks. They are a very wise lot!!
Hugs Lisax (112)

Pam said...

That's one tidy desk!! I'm not joining in this week as ran out of time and kids are driving me mad and in case your wondering still no Xmas cards blaming papermill for that as went to get some dark red card n they've shut the Swindon one down arggh. Pam x

Vicky said...

I have decided not to go to the NEC tomorrow, I am coming to your house...lol Wow, I would be in heaven with all that stash...

Thanks for sharing
x
Vicky

DW Peot said...

Wish my desked looked like that! Fabulous!

Mrs A. said...

I have linked in for the 1st time this week. In at number 118. I do have something om my desk but I have had to hide it as I'm making it for Sherry No. 110 and at present its a big secret.!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hadn't done WOYWW in awhile and noticed that today was Wednesday, so I thought I would join in the fun! *smiles*

Penni said...

Hi Julia

No desk from me this week - it's still piled high with stash - it's not likely to get sorted anytime soon either as I'm off to the NEC this weekend, and then of course I will have to play with my newly acquired stash, oh and find a home for it somewhere too. The life of a crafter LOL!!!!!

I did post a piccy of the "Lazy Cats" though for all the addicts out there!!!

Hugs
Penni (122)
X

olive said...

my desk is in a state of confusion....a bit like me! love sharing WOYWW. Ciao

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Tidiness must be in the air this week, as I had to have a tidy too....!!
Wish I had room to keep all my stamps on shelves.

Have a great week......A.xx(14)

peggy gatto said...

Inviting anyone to my giveaway, drawing nov. 5th!
My way of thanking blog visitors!
WOYWW is a favorite place of mine!!!
thanks!

Carrie said...

Yippee, made it by the skin of my teeth this week but so glad I managed to join you in the end. Off to peek at your workdesks now....

joey said...

Hiya

fabulous piccys I love the light just streaming in, only ickle bit of light tho, it is so dark and dull all the timenow lol.

Joey.x

Linby said...

OMG what have you done with Julia-none of this sounds like her at all-especially the cleaning of stamps!
Linbyx

Holly said...

Look at that corner of stamps!!! Fun, Fun...

KanataNewf said...

Love these peeks! I keep promising that one day I will show a TIDY picture from my craft room -- it wasn't today!

Sandra said...

I´m sooo happy for having find your blog!! This WOYWW is such a nice idea!! Thank you for sharing your life with us!! I posted my new work area.

http://recadoestadado.blogspot.com/2010/11/woyww-1.html

xxx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Now why will the Christmas stamps be put back in its place before you made some cards? Patsy from
HeARTworks

Spyder said...

I must admit to thinking that I wish I was a put-a-way-a and Elizabeth always comes to mind, and I do follow her coffee/tea rule by the letter, of course I'm sure if you want help tidying up, hundreds will willing help, I'd love to do it, but of course it won't look very much different and you will probably never find a few things ever again...and I will look very much fatter leaving...I'm here twice this week, isn't that clever, thank you to Mandi who very kindly linked me last and this week...which is why I'm only here now saying hi at number 80 something when I was 31 and 33 on the other list...
have a great week...I'm still finding baby things I bought , but were taken...aw well, I love playing with Dulpo lego!
(Lyn)

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love your shelving unit. :) Great space. Thank you for sharing.

Maggie

x

Paula Gale said...

wow - can't believe I didn't leave a comment here on wed. when i linked up... but then again - i did make a hash of that and pressed 'ok' before i checked that i'd changed the URL - really bugs me that wherever mr linky is, he will remember the last url and name you used - so had to do it twice - but never meant to - and that bad thing is, you cannot delete it either Oh well...

now, i zoomed into the desk and from that view - I couldn't see the prima flowers (or did you move them anyway) and I could easily have mistaken the desk for the wrong person if that makes sense???!!! The scorepal dominates - so have you hidden all sorts of things underneath it?

Stamps - hmm you have a few - and definately 100 times more than me - but i don't buy wooden ones or i would definately have to move into the kitchen - and that would mean evicting the dog LOL!!!!

Well, off on me rounds again then.

Paula x x x x

Debs said...

Hmmm so your desk is the calm before the storm!
Look forward to seeing the end results.

Peggy L said...

juls..

thanks for stopping by my blog!

and thanks for the advice!

i have my atg in hand to ward off the baddies! lol

see you on wednesday!