Wednesday, 18 May 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 102

Only 2 weeks to go now, WOYWWers...anyone need a cold compress and some help with the PiF thing? Explanation of how it's going to happen HERE. If you wanna take part and can't because you're going to be away - send me your PiF gift and I'll swap it with another on the day..no problem! You can email me from a link in the margin.
So the desk...oh good lord..a tidy basket with clean stuff in and a desk strewn with stuff...two DI shades and the inevitable dotty stems stamp - it must be time for a card making Marathon! I try hard to include this stamp at each one see. I don't expect anyone notices, but it pleases me! A large receipt from Dreams, a bed store. STILL trying to get through to someone to ask for a couple of missing wheels for Miss Dunnit's new bed. Irritatingly, I have to join a call queue and you've guessed it, after each 25 minutes on hold, I have to hang up to get something else done...still trying... The clear bag with a fish and chip shop menu in it and the little notebook comprise my Crop administration - I've been checking dates. So not a hugely inspiring desk today, but I guess as the day progresses it will change. Well, at least I hope it does - and some nice light would be good too!

I forgot to say yesterday - the ABC list of questions - please do copy and answer - it's an intentional round robin.

Meantime, show us what you're up to on your workdesk, whatever your poison - book keeping, crafting, novel writing....no blatant advertising please; the work on your desk does that for you really! Put a photo on your blog, link it here and we'll visit. Easy.


105 comments:

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

Call queues are so frustrating good luck with that honey.

The Crafty Elf said...

I see some glasses amongst the creativity! Looked for mine the other day for 10 minutes only to find them on my head - DUH! Happy WOYWW ;)

Carola Bartz said...

My table often looks like this as well, and then I wonder why I don't get anything done!
I hate being in the queue on the phone - who invented this crap? Argh. I hate the phone anyway.

The Paper Princess said...

Oh the boys would have a blast on your desk today!

Love the list.

I did a double take when I came to your blog today - actually exited it because I thought I was in the wrong place ate first, lol - snazzy! When you do a redo - you really do a redo! :-)

Happy WW to ya!

Ramona :-)
http://create-with-joy.com

Helen said...

The one Wednesday I don't check you've published early and you are here!!
Don't get me started on phone queues....Let's talk about your stamp cleaning basket - very impressive. I so love that dotty stems stamp... must get it one day!

Elaine Harding said...

I fully sympathise - my pet hate. Desk looking good - ready for action! Very tidily busy!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

uh oh, i think i have to dig out my PIF from under the stuff on my desk. for once i finished early (pat on the back) so i hope it doesn't get lost!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Grrrrr. Long comment deleted when Blogger insisted I needed to sign in to Wordpress first. Short version, love the Bokeh new-look, sneaky you being so early, and more I am too lazy to retype!

Must sort the kids lunches now..
Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne

Joanne said...

Ooh! phone queues are irritating. Good luck getting through. I can see some space on your desk this week.
Hugs Joanne xx

Pam said...

Hot diggety dog - love the new look, the ABC list and I'm with you on the king sized bed and kind words and coffee. Heading in that direction now...

jude said...

Love the new make over of your blog!Looks totaly different.As for call center's and theres 5 in front ect.....In end after struggling for half an hour somewhere across the miles .I asked for English call centre and whay hey geordie land and got mine sorted with in 10 mins.You are in your right to ask for english speaking centre whihc found out yesterday!
Happy creative wednesday good luck!
judex 14

Sue from Oregon said...

I thought I was in the wrong place...all redecorated! So bright and summery! I messed up and linked wrong on #22...could you delete that one? Sawwwwrrrry!

Dragon said...

That phone thing is horrid and does my head in... this blog is different... thought I was in the wrong place yesterday!! It IS different isn't it!!?? Hope you get those wheels and don't catch my ickle bug if you visit!!! tee hee
Frankie
xx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Mm. Commiserations there Julia on the call queue such time wasters they are..loving the new look too, and wondering why some people are in blue and others in red? or maybe it only at my end?... quite re-vitalising to have new look! a change is as good as a holiday, they say! love Shaz in Oz,x

Nicky said...

Love the bright new blog design. Have fun on the call centre - you may find it quicker to pop back to the store sometimes they have spared or can email through for spares - enjoy your week

Morti said...

Good Morning Julia! Hope you have better luck today with Dreams!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Interesting desk today Mrs Dunnit! and as for the pif... well suffice it to say it WILL be ready on the day! lol
TFS
Happy Woywwing!
Jennie #2

Cathy said...

Fab new blog design and very busy desk. My pif is in the theoretical stage ... still!!! I HATE call queues ... the easiest thing to make my blood boil!
Cathy xx

MvM-design said...

Have a happy WOYWW Julia ;-)

Doone said...

bizarre, I wrote my woywww last night and I too have a phoen theme - but a happier story I'm please to say...

hope you get through to customer disservices today after hours of your phone on speaker playing hilarious Muzak whilst you blog hop, blissfully unaware of time passing....


Dx

MaudMartha said...

A cluttered desk is an interesting desk. I'll be looking out for that dotty stamp from now on. Happy WOYWW. Teresa x

Spyder said...

yes, I just had to do your(theirs) ABC's although whenever i paste and copy blogger goes all mad on me and types the fonts in the wrong colours and sizes! Desk to me looks great fun and the surround did have me fooled last night (new blog skins...are they called skins? No...anyway, am over that now! Just wish (sometimes) I could change mine. Have a happy day, bit cloudy here...
(Lyn)

Doone said...

woyww & phone

it's early the caffeine hasn't got to my fingertips yet

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh, looks like you have hit a common nerve with call centres....when will companies realised good customer service brings repeat business.....no, can't start rant.....must be in calm place...!
Thanks for sharing your desk.
kyla

Wipso said...

Hmmmm....I have an idea :-) How big is your desk? Maybe I could make you a desk tidy to fit :-) :-) :-)
Good luck with the bed queues.
Hugs,
A x

Sue said...

Hi Julia
i hope my desk looks creative soon, nothin goin on at the mo, me craft urge has left me since me holiday, have good day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

JoZart said...

The 1st pic of my desk looks almost the same as your's! So excited about the pif but I've got to make mine ASAP so I'm not stressed as well as excited.
I did the ABC list of questions ... oooh,and I really had to think a bit! Loved reading your's.
Love JoZarty xxx

Dawn said...

Hi Julia liking the new look blog nice and bright for the Summer (when it gets here)People keep asking about my PIF so I will have a look at the info as I have no idea what that's all about. Have a lovely creative day hun (hope you get the bed wheels soon)

Love Dawn xx

Sid said...

Thanks again Julia !!

Linda Elbourne said...

Long time no see ... Here I am ... shame I have missed the whole PIF thing ... still the fact that I am not feeling any pressure is indeed a good thing me thinks! I shall be back when all desks have been hopped on!
Missed you X

Neil said...

Hiya. Enjoying your new look blog. I'm with you on the phone thing! Enjoy the day though, life's too short!

Kathleen said...

The dreams invoice has made feel real twitchy, wrong name for the company should have been called Nightmare. The customer service is dreadful. Good luck dealing with them. There appears to be a lot of activity on your desk I don't see a PIF hat and I need to find one.
Kathleen x

triciasconfetti said...

Hate call queues - they are the worse things ever invented1
Very organised I am have my PIF already and waiting.
Love the new blog colour - very summer fresh.
x Tricia

Lita said...

I'm just stumbling across your blog and WOYWW now, after learnign abotu it on Linda Elbournes blog. Love the idea!
Good luck with the bed company - phone queues are horrid!

Artyjen said...

No link from me today having a bit of an emotional/crafting crisis:( Just to say working on my PiF though and can't wait to...well....PiF! :)
xoxo Sioux

Nicks said...

love your new look! in the middle of my PIF - it will be done (I hope!)

Clare said...

Very nice new look, looking forward to starting my PiF just as soon as I've found the Orbital Sander! Happy W.O.Y.W.W! love, Clare x

Di said...

Craft desk, fish and chip shop menu? Que? Good luck with the bed probs. honey! Go see the Pro marker storage on my blog this week - and I ain't on commission either! Happy WOYWW Julia, and thanks so much for brightening up each week. Di x

Kate said...

I'm liking the new blog, or as my rainbows always write, I am licking it!

** Kate **

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, after the initial shock, and thinking I had landed in the wrong place, like the makeover - very bright and summery. I don't think I'd wait 25 minutes hanging on the end of a line, your patience is admirable. Hope you get the wheels soon. Have a great week. Elizabeth x

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I too thought I weas in the wrong place; but I do love the new look here! Your desk looks like it is ready for action. Go get em girl!

April said...

Loving the new Blog theme! Good look with the bed wheels! what a pain!

Scrapcollectr said...

Is it just me or did anyone else notice the fish and chips reference first? Lol. Have fun stamping! And, Julia, luckily those candlesticks on my side desk are not glass but some kind of concrete like material. In danger more of breaking one of my toes if they fall! *smile*

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great makeover. I thought only Phone problems were here in America. It is so frustrating, one of our BIGGEST downfalls, talking to recordings.
Notebooks and glasses are needed and a day to sitback and create. Sounds like you have lots of other things going on. Wishing you sunshine. Can't wait for PIF...already to go. Enjoy

minnie_mac said...

I do long for the days when you could pick up the phone and get straight through to a real person who could sort out your issue on the spot and in a matter of a few minutes and without the aid of any irritating music.

Marilyn

KanataNewf said...

You have my sympathies with customer service - I've learned that a speaker phone is a WONDERFUL thing when stuck on hold. Can't wait for the PIF!

Happy WOYWW!
Sheena B

Macpurp said...

i tidy up before i craft....I really need to get into the habbit of clearing it after I am done....but always run out of time! what's PIF? away for a lookie.

Teen xx

Nancy Wethington said...

Addicted to your site. Thanks for sharing everything you create.

sandra de said...

Ohhh such a clean new look... love it. I'm with you ... I hate frustrating call centres. Good luck with the extra wheel thingy for the bed.

Aud said...

Busy busy desk Julie thats a good sign, thanks for the peek. Aud x

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

Julia Dunnit, come to the front of the class and wash your mouth out "Christmas" indeed not .... think Teal birds and little gnomes in the undergrowth of pinks and greens.

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

I wasn't here last week and so I got a shock when I visited you today ! You've been busy with a revamp. Good for you x I'm glad to see you haven't lost your glasses this week
Rebecca (51) x

Ali said...

Argh. Customer service in this country sucks and it seems like the bigger the business, the less they care about their customers. I wish you luck with getting through to them!

Sarah said...

You were right about the stamps from last week, I saw your comment before it vanished, and I am planning a real rant at DoCrafts myself.
Hope you get the wheels sorted soon, phone queues are a pet hate of mine

Minxy said...

Loving the new look blog, very bold and fun, just as i imagine you to be x
Well your in good company today, my desk isn't much to look at either, other then the mess of course.
Hope you manage to sort your new bed wheels, nothing worse then phone queuing!
hugs Minxy x

Andria said...

Busy, busy desk! I am so amazed to get my site posted at 7:30 am and STILL be way far down the list. Folks wake up pretty early around here! :-) I like your new site--the sunny yellow polka dots are upbeat!

akilli melek said...

well a busy desk means you actually had some time to craft - I'm so jealous!!!
Hoping to be more in the swing of things next week.
caroline #82

Bella said...

Great new make over, I came across it the other day and thought I was on the wrong blog! 2 more weeks to go...busy with my PIFs, can't wait. The boys are off fishing so that leaves me time to desk hop. YAY!

Jingle said...

Mmmmmm...you realize that it is only 8:12am here and now all I want is fish & chips! HA! Your space looks full of creative energy! Wanna know my hold trick? I put my mobile on speaker phone and then work at my desk making a project until they pick up! If you REALLY want them to pick up...start something messy and difficult to take your hands from...works every time! HA!

Sam said...

I hate those telephone queues, especially when you go round and round the houses with no "real" voice then they cut you off!! Arrrrrgh!
Nice new blog layout - checked twice to see I was at the right place. Tidy desk? What is one of those? Haa Haa! Let's hope Blogger has been fixed, I spent ages trying to post a comment then to get a message! With internet being pants I never got chance to finish my round!! Arrrrrgh!! You got me started now Julia!!!

Allycat x said...

Almost at the 2 year mark, keep going! Gone to visit my mum so I could post today as I have no net access at home til tomorrow! Hope you get sorted out with Dreams soon!

lisa said...

Doesn't waiting in a telphone queue listening to that awful music drive you mad!!
A great looking desk, lots in interesting things happening.
My Pif is all finished and ready to go, don't I feel like a clever clogs this week!!
Hugs Lisax #94

fairyrocks said...

Thanks Julia,
I hear you with getting put on hold for ' unusually large volume of calls'......
I was happy yesterday when a post I thought was lost resurfaced in my drafts.
Have a great rest of the week!!

Victoria said...

love th enew blog, adore the brush for chalks too xxx

Quirky Boots said...

blimey i actually got round the lot!!! how did that happen x

Joyce said...

I'm new Workspace Wednesday and enjoying looking at all the spaces! :-)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I spy the dotty stamp from Magenta, you use it so well, I recall some of your creations. Shame about the queuing on the phone, pet hate of mine, I get so frustrated, good luck with it. Tracy x

Farmer's Wyfe said...

What FUN!! I love looking at people's work tables. This is my first time here, and my "desk" seems to be several places I'm working at right now. Next time, I'll try to actually uncover my table that is BURIED with projects, so one can see something actually being done! :) Thanks for hosting!! :)

butlersabroad said...

Hate customer service, they need to drop the word service from their vocabulary! Love how the basket is empty but the desk is full! The A - Z was interesting too, might try it tomorrow.

Electra said...

Only two more weeks! I can hardly wait!

Timeless Expressions said...

Mmmm... gosh my desk is messy!! First time I've ever played along and I really needed to be honest with what it looked like.. lol..

Enjoy!
Jo x

Kezzy said...

Wow I love the new blog look, I thought at first I'd stumbled on the wrong blog. Love your desk its full of inspiration and I bet your really nervous but proud that week 104 is coming up, such an achievement. Thank you for offering me to send my PIF but as I have explained on my blog today, we are not going camping after all, so hopefully I can get something finished to send, if we were going I don't think I would have finished it on time with having to have the end of year accounts to companies house by the end of next week. Kezzy x

Geri Centonze said...

So glad to join in the fun for my first time!!! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with a cluttered desk!

Sunshine Girl said...

Looks creative to me! good luck with the bed. Not started my PIF yet - ages to panic about that yet!

Emma said...

Love the new blog look and your desk looks amazing creative, with so many interesting things going on.
Happy WOYWW and looking forward to PiF
Hugs, Emma x

Mary said...

Another great week with cyber friends. I really look forward to Wednesdays....thanks for being here for all of us....Now I'm off to see what everyone's been doing. Have a great week.

Kirsty.a said...

Lookinh forward to paying it forward

Shazsilverwolf said...

Great new blog look, fab desk. Shaz #116

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

This is my first time playing along. I have a paper doll with a rubber stamp poem (done with tea bag paper collage underneath); and another post of a paper doll that I am working on now. I look forward to popping by to see what other folk are up to! *smiles* Norma

Beatrice said...

love the new look to the blog - and arghh I hate being left in a queue, passed from one dept to another or left on hold would much prefer an engaged tone and ring back later

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Just how on earth do we get everything done? It's almost impossiable.... but some how the Super Women in all of us comes out and we manage...
Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia Eloise said...

good luck getting the missing bed parts. love the new colors of your blog, very bright and cheery.

Li'l Pidge said...

Thanks for the tip off about my link being hijacked I have relinked. Kyla

fairy thoughts said...

good luck with the phone queue, it only they would tell you how many are in the queue
looking forward to the pif .... not that I have made it yet
janet

Peggy B said...

If I have this correct...this blog is dedicated to people who wish to share what they do at their desk on Wednesdays.
I think it is a unique idea and really terrific!
Fun to see how neat or messy other people's desks are...lol
I have posted an image of mine today and added a button on my blog for this site to spread the word of this great site.
Now let's hope I got it right and did the right thing and did not infringe on somehting that I wasn't suppose to....
...been looking mostly, not reading.
Let me know if I am not suppose to be here and I will bow out quietly...lol

Twiglet said...

love your A-Z. Dentist only cost me £51 for about 20 minutes work!! All painfree thankfully.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, thanks for giving me Helen Salthouse's blog address - I will be taking a look. Elizabeth x

Polly Polkadot said...

cor, your desk makes mine look tidy (ish).

Quirky Boots said...

giggles at the same notebook ;) we both have very 'cherry' good taste ;) x

Terry and Shirley SU said...

I love the new look of your blog! I sympathize with you on your phone waits. I'm not that patient! You have so much going on and your desk shows it.

Hugs,

Terry #129
http://goinovertheedge.blogspot.com

Hazel said...

Hope you get the bed sorted - nothing worse than all that time spent hanging on the phone and going round in circles. x

Scrappydiva said...

Wow, I'm really late with my post today! Sorry about that but it's been a hectic sort of day!!

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

I am so over being embarrassed by my messy desk! HAHAHAHA!

Sally Morgan said...

A little late but I made it.....Just!!!!!!!!

Phew, yes please Julia, a cold compress would be lovely...along with a valium please! I'm so nervous about sending something, everyone's so talented, it's giving me the shakes! ahaha

*hugs* Sal x

Becky said...

Fish and chips...oh yum. Great busy desk and yikes! I've got to get busy on my PIF!

Becky said...

Oh, and forgot to say, lovin' the new look!

Jona Panesa said...

loved the new look of the blog!!! happy wednesday! oh, its thursday for me now! late again.

DW Peot said...

WOW! Great remodeling Julia! Love the new Blog Look! I too thought I was in the wrong place! I had to do a double take to make sure it was really you!

Fabulous! Happy Wednesday!

Mrs A. said...

Have you also noticed that to speak to an operator they are always the last option on the IVR? Just another way of getting you to pay more for taking longer to connect. Hugs Mrs A #65

Ohhh Snap said...

The desk looks great, love those DIs! Love that dotty stem stamp :D. Hope the bed situation is straightened out soon!

Chrissy said...

Thanks for visiting earlier! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you! :) I always post in the middle of the night here while I'm up feeding the baby. lol I'm not sure "where" we want to go in the UK...any suggestions? It's good to know that this time of year is a decent time to go. We just want to get out of the country with the kids next year. It will be a big trip since the boy will be a little over 1 and my daughter will be 3 by then!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh I'm sure nothing beats the call queues in the Philippines! After waiting a monumental amount of time, we have to call again because we get cut off! Then you start waiting again. I have totally given up on calling our cable TV service provider! Patsy from
HeARTworks

RosC said...

How I hate telephone queues. Thought the fish & chip menu might be the result of a long wait on the phone. Gotta keep your strength up! I also hate those automated 'tree' answering systems.
The desk looks business-like today. Happy to be back after missing last week.
Smiles,
Ros.

Lisa-Jane said...

Sorry! Forgot to post a comment when I did my Mr Linky. I love those colours of Distress Ink, love purple really!

SueH said...

Well it’s unusual to see your desk tidy in a state of tidiness Julia, I thought I was in the wrong place for a second there Lol!
Bet it didn’t stay that way for long though!

Happy WOYWW!
Sue
X