Wednesday, 8 June 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 105

Last week's second anniversary was really something - I've seen a few, heard about a few more and received PiFs myself, so I know all about the excitement and goodwill that you lot generated amongst us. Thank you; it was particularly lovely knowing that your PiF friend wouldn't have to wait too long, I think the smart move was definitely having your gift ready to post. As for me, the fact that you were prepared to mark the anniversary of this slightly ridiculous 'thing' is pretty overwhelming, actually. I'd been very offhand and casual about it really; had no idea that your friendship and generosity would reach so far. You are fab. So the Sunshine Girl expressed a concern that because my name wasn't on last week's list, maybe I wouldn't get a pressie. It wasn't part of my plan, but me and the Voodoo Vixen exchanged PiFs earlier - we thought she was going to be away and didn't want to miss. So I was already gifted. Well, not gifted, so much as - ah well, you know what I mean! But fear not Nicola and others, for look what Gordon the Post has brought to me this week:An altered triangular domino from Neet - the stupid acronym is on the back, fear not!
This amazing collection of reflective safety equipments (! - unquote) for a handbag charm, from JoZart
Kay at Toodles and Binks made the box and stuffed it with stamps and charms....then sent it to me.
Helen knelt on the floor and got inky and metally to make this hanging
and this hanging was from Sue - more amazing inks and metals....
and then Twiglet and Wipso sent me this desk set - wet wipe cover, needle case and pin cushion...
and that Ciara sent me the most perfect canvas. Really, I'm deeply honoured to own these arty treasures - I KNOW how much time and thought was invested, the skill level is another story and I'm immensely flattered that you should invest in me for long enough to read the blog, let alone to make me gifts. I cannot thank you all enough for reading, for WOYWWing and for commenting. Again, thank you. And again, please, carry on.
I can't show you my desk - tis strewn with these collective goodies....but you can show us yours - and your PiF if you received one, - please! Upload to your blog, post a link here and at some stage, you'll get a visit and make a friend. Hey - what's stoppin' ya?

91 comments:

Helen said...

Ooh, you're up early today - but you can't catch me out either, as so am I. So glad you received some (other) pressies - glad you liked mine. And thank you again, for inventing WOYWW. You keep me sane on a Wednesday!

jude said...

Thankyou as if it wasnt for you then we wouldnt have made some fabulous friends.Also beats doing the house work.Please pop by i need your addy youwill see why..lol
hugs and have fab wedensday
judex2

Holly Jones said...

Looks like you received lots of goodies. I am still awaiting mine but I'm sure it will come soon, just makes the fun last a bit longer :)

Carola Bartz said...

You received some lovely PiFs and you absolutely deserve it! You're so sweet! Happy WOYWW!!

voodoo vixen said...

How you have been spoiled - and so deservedly too! Lovely gifts in the post!!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

So looking forward to this week. My PIF fun will have to be vicariously. And oh the shock of your desk last week, and the sneaky peek outside the frame, and the promise of normal chaos being resumed, but now you share glorious art? Really, will your surprises never end? Not sure my heart can take it!

Have a great day.

Mary Anne

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wow! I'm glad the 2nd anniversary was extra special for you julia!

sandra de said...

I am so happy you received some PIF's well deserved you did a great job to inspire us and take part.

MvM-design said...

Lovely gifts did you , wowww!!
Happy WOYWW, hugs Marleen ;-)

Nicky said...

Wow - looks like an art gallery with all those stunning Pifs - so exciting seeing what everyone has created - have a great week

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah so much fun last week Julia and so glad you received so many pIf's mine is still on its way but Morti emailed me this morning to say that mine had already arrived in five days to UK which must be a record for some reason post there takes a lot less than from there! how amazing is that! love all your pressies - what a talented lot there are out there and thanks for helping us in our fun still laughing at your desk last week and where it all went to! love Shaz in Oz.x

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

Lovely lot of PIF's there, glad you enjoyed the charms.

Hugs

Kay

Debs said...

Wow what fabulous PIF gifts xxx

Morti said...

Lucky you Mrs! If it hadn't taken so darned long to do me letters, I'd have made another set for you. S'pose there's always next year! LOL

MaudMartha said...

Wow Julia what amazing gifts you received, I'm sorry I didn't think about sending one to you. Have a lovely WOYWW? looking at everyones Pif gifts. Love Teresa x

Dawn said...

Hi Julia. I didn't play this year but I did in the 1st year. (I just didn't realise until it was too late not having played for a wee while) Any way looks like every one has had a wonderful time and lots of PIF have reached there destination from what I have seen. Happy Anniversary and long may you reign the queen of the untidy desks ;0)

Love Dawn xx

NatashaMay said...

Wow! What an amazing gifts you've recieved. :) Well done evryone!

RosA said...

Hi Julia, Glad you got some nice PiF goodies! I've got an unopened box of triominoes on the top shelf of my linen cupboard. I was hoping to do "arty" things to them one of these days! Yours is lovely! Thanks for WOYWW! (My PiF is coming from Slovenia! Imagine that!)

triciasconfetti said...

Lovely PIFs you received and deserve too - it is an awesome thing you started. Actually scheduled this last night - I'm well pleased that it worked.
Enjoy the day
x Tricia

Wipso said...

Love all your PIF gifts....all well deserved :-)
What a wonderful week we all had. Love it love it love it.
Hugs,
A x

Pam said...

How lucky are we all without wOYWW we would all be leading mundane lives.

misteejay said...

What a beautiful collection of crafty loveliness - enjoy.

Toni xx

Kate said...

You lucky WOYWWer you! You of course deserve all that loveliness for putting up with us every week!!

** Kate **

Angie said...

Wow ...what wonderful gifts ... such amazing keepsakes of this fantastic family of crafting friends that are known as the WOYWWers. xx.

Spyder said...

Oh what fabulous makes and gifts and crafty loveliness! And thank you for making it all happen. It's too late now to bribe the postman to lose mine in transit, so I hope it arrives in one piece, (although I'm not sure anyone would know if it didn't!) My Pif is coming from Australia, so it's all scarrrry and exciting all in one! Have a great week
(Lyn)

Twiglet said...

Just what you deserve you lovely lady you!! Now I am looking forward to seeing all the PiFs. Mine will take a while to arrive from the Phillipines but I don't mind waiting. Have a great week. x Jo

okienurse said...

WooHoo! Very nice loot you have there! I think you are very deserving of all the wonderful things that you received! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #50

Doone said...

slightly ridiculous?

totally spontaneous

deliciously arty

amazingly open

Wonderful Workstations Wednesdays...

the reason it will go for a decade and beyond to infinity, is because it, like you, is loved, and has I am afraid, after only two years, (this slightly ridiculous thing) has become something of an institution, prepare your best frock next it will be a nomination for OBE for international and national services to Craft and Art...
hee hee

one of the woywwers MUST take tea with the Queen/PM & could put in a good word for you?

Dx

Alicia.R. said...

Hi Julia
Wow you have been spoilt and you truly deserve it. You must know how much we all appreciate what you have done for our community.
Here is to another year and see you next week
Alicia.R.

JoZart said...

Well personally I think that when you get that OBE we should all meet up and by that time it will take the Albert Hall to fit us all in!! LOL!
Lovely well deserved gifts (that saved you tidying your desk too) and it will be fun to see all the others.
Hugs JoZarty x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what wonderful presents on your desk today! thank you so much Julia, for the fun of WOYWW! without it i think my blog would be so neglected.

jodpea said...

Triominoes?? Another new thing for me, boy ur exapnding my horizons, lady! I agree with the OBE comments, if it comes to a public vote I'm there, lol

Di said...

Keep up the good work Julia! You really are a star. Hugs, Di xx

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Signed in, got coffee, got waylaid, as you do, now back and silly blogger won't let me comment..grrr.. here's hoping for a 3rd time:)
Thank you for making Wednesdays great! love your pif's too!
xx

Toucan Scraps said...

you got some fabulous presents there Julia.
Blessings to you

Kathleen said...

Wow...julia what wonderful gifts you must be thrilled to bits with them and well deserved.
Kathleen x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Oh it WAS fun last week wasn't it? And now we have the REVEALS to look forward to this week.

Thanks for being such a gracious host Julia. Your presents look fab.

Hugs, Sandra

Sharne Davies said...

Just sent my 1st WOYWW and read all of the comments posted. You sound like a great community and I will be checking in to see whats happening often. Nice to see I am not the only messy crafter.......
Sharne

Sue said...

Hi Julia
thank you for a brill idea, lovely gifts past forward, you have some beautiful creations there, well deserve, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Cardarian said...

Ha, ha I agree with Donna - you should be Obe -
ed! And I think anniversary nr. 3 should be a meeting!! Why not??? It would be lovely to see all the wonderful people who's desks we snoop around every week! Lets have a think about that find I weekend when we can do it and just do it wherever you fancy! Maybe even in Slovenia!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Lisa-Jane said...

Thank you so much for organising this, it was great to take part. Your gifts look amazing!

April said...

Oooh you have some lovely gifts there! You deserve them. Thanks for hosting such a great weekly get-together!

Claire said...

My first week on posting a picture... I have been following for a while.. I love looking at other messy people.... and it helps to know I am not the only one

Claire

Cath said...

So sorry to of missed last week, you all look like you had a great time. Thank you for doing this Julia you make Wednesdays that extra bit special for a lot of us.

Cathx

Sarah-Jane said...

I am so happy you received these Pif's too, I love WOYWW and you do deserve to be treated, Thanks for all you do :-)
Hugs xx

Carolyn Phillips said...

What wonderful PiF's.

Yours Artfully said...

Sorry that I didn't join in last week Julia, I don't always have time but I do pop in when work allows. Love those gifts that very kind WOYWW'ers sent you. Hope to see you next week.

Lin

Sarah said...

What lovely gifts you received and well deserved too

Erika said...

Love all your makes, a much more productive desk than mine this week.
Regards Erika. x

KanataNewf said...

What fabulous prezzies to commemorate WOYWW! My dear PIF partner has to wait for my creation to make it's way across the pond to the UK!

Happy WOYWW!
Sheena B

Susan Allan said...

Julia, congratulations on last week's landmark event. I was not able to take part last week, but wish you belatedly, good luck for the next year! It is a such a popular weekly blog event or challenge!!
Best wishes
Sue xxx

Charlene said...

Lovely and different than what we normally see on this side of the "pond".

Emma said...

Hi Julia
What gorgeous gifts you received. Congratulations on reaching 2 years, and wishing you all the success for the following years. Thank you for the chance to play along and have a good nosey around everyones desk xx

Scrapcollectr said...

Sorry I couldn't join in last week but I was putting the final touches on two PiFs that I already owed people and they are zipping on their way to them now (one is a follower of WOYWW so that will be a surprise!)
Have a good week!
#83

MaggieC said...

Glad you got so many lovely pressies too. They are thoroughly deserved. Thank you for all your hard work, getting us all communicating. I have met so many new friends.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Julia, lovely to see the wonderful goodies you've received. I know you'll have missed me soooo much as I haven't visited blogland for a month! hahaha
Anne xx

Ohhh Snap said...

Julia, such wonderful goodies. WOYWW is such a wonderful weekly thing on which to hang my calendar :D.

Hoping your hostess gift arrives soon :D. #12

Joyce said...

Such beautiful PIF's! I feel bad that I didn't participate, but I felt like I was such a newbie, it wouldn't be right. So, hopefully there will be a next year! :-)

butlersabroad said...

Ah, wonderful gifts and very well deserved too.

Brenda 90

Jingle said...

Oh, what wonderful gifts! You deserve them ALL!!!

famfa said...

Lovely gifts. You deserve them of course. What alot of talented people you know. famfa @ busybutterfingers

Pam said...

Amber is the keeper of the WOYWW posts and when I woke up this a.m. realized it wasn't up. BooHoo. I'm spending my days in the hospital w/a recovering open heart surgery 88 year old mom - and I'm pretty sure that today I'll have time for a PIF hunt. So looking forward to it. What a Wonderful thing you've done here Miss Dunnit. Good Karma all around.

fairyrocks said...

Thanks for last week Julia, it was so much fun.
What awesome talented friends you have made.
Keep smiling and creating...PS sorry about the messy desks I show....you should see how inky and painty my hands are LOL

Mary said...

Julia....PIF was such fun. Thank you so much for all you do, and please know it's such fun waking up to WOYWW every week.

Cathy said...

Fabulous gifts julia, all of them so different and amazing.
I'm pleased to heara that your desk has things on it ... don't think I could cope with the shock of a bare, tidy desk again!!! Mine is a mess, very un-me this week, but it feels good to be messy for a change!1
Hugs
Cathy xx

Ali said...

Oooh you got some lovely pressies! :)

The anniversary PIF was lots of fun... mine arrived today, after I'd done my post, so I may have to update with a pic! :D

Ali

Shazsilverwolf said...

Gorgeous pif's you recieved! Thank you so much for WOYWW, it has been a real highlight of the last year( thats how long I have been blogging), I have met some fabulous people, and been inspired by their friendship and talent. Have a great day, Shaz xxxx

Beatrice said...

Some great pif's for you Julia - twas great fun - I got so involved in the making that I missed putting WOYWW on it - silly me - thats for sharing where all your stash had gone from your desk

Bea

Serendipity Stamping said...

Oh what fun!! I have all weekend to browse through everyone's blogs and see all the wonderful gifts & ideas. Glad to see you rec'd so many "thank you" gifts for being our leader. Here's to another year. Maybe I will be able to participate next year.

Kaz said...

Lovely PIF Gifts
Hope everyone is having a fab WOYWW
Crafty Kaz.

kath said...

wow Julia what gorgeous pressies...just goes to show what a talented bunch all the WOYWW'ers are....here's to many more years of snooping around folks crafty spaces....hugs kath xxx

Chelle said...

First time in weeks that I have posted.

Anonymous said...

How lucky you are to get all those wonderful treasures!
Its all very exciting, just mr. Blogger still being rude and not letting me post as me.
Happy WOYWW 105
Tertia
Http://tertia-craftinggran.blogspot.com

kyla said...

So pleased you got some PIF's also...such a great idea.

Kyla

Airing cupboard stamping said...

ohh I bet mr postie was happy delivering all your parcels! You have received gorgeous gifts and so you should.

You keep saying there would be no WOYWW without us but it's YOU that keeps this going x x x

dogsmom said...

Congratulations on the anniversary!
What great prezzies and how kind of you to share them with us.

My post today was very last minute and technically not on my desk, altho it is where I sit to work on things. I hope you will let me stay and play.

Sam said...

Oh Julia! Beautiful PiFs you got there and you totally deserve them too! I received mine yesterday and totally love it and a new buddy to boot - Thank you!! After a pants day it was a lovely surprise! All thanks to you.
MWAH
Sam
xxx

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

So much gorgeous loveliness has been sent your way! And you're worth it! ;) Thank you for another week of WOYWW ;)) Hugs, Joanna x

The Crafty Elf said...

Firstly, Happy Anniversary! I can see you've been blessed with some very lovely gifts, well deserved. I do hope you're feeling better I myself am into day 10 of unwellness. Started off with what felt like swallowing razor blades (4 days of that) then the chest, sinus, cough thingy....Ewwwww. Much better now! Happy WOYWW Julia

lisa said...

What gorgeous gifts, you so deserve them Julia. Without you we woud be poor folk indeed. Thanks so much for organising the pif. It's been great fun and so exciting to not only receive a beautiful gift but to also make yet more treasured friends.
Here's to the 3rd Anniversary, I getting prepared!!
Hugs Lisax

Bella said...

Well, Wednesday is now an important day in my life thanks to you and your "stupid acronym" quote, un-quote, desk hop! It used to just be the middle of the week, now it is something to look forward to, so thank you for your idea 2 years ago that is still going strong, I hope you have worked out when the next anniversary will be...week what?

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Your site is fun, participating is fun, and aren't your gifties FUN!!!! Well I am in just under the wire this week but do finally have something to show...even if it's just the beginning of something I am working on! *smiles* Norma
p.s. hello everyone!

Peach Street said...

Hey Julia,

Thanks for hosting WOYWW. It gives me the chance to see just how many projects I do that aren't actually on a desk. Though that part is not on purpose. ;)

fairy thoughts said...

what a fab week
congratulations
janet

Darcy said...

last week was fun huh? thanks again for hosting it. I received my PIF super fast and have posted my item out to South Africa.

Have a great week.xxx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for sharing your lovily's. It was fun and am anxious to hop about to see whats all happening. People are the nicest.

Linda said...

You have been a good girl with all of the lovely gifts on your desk! There is a lot of talent on this list. :)

SueH said...

Hi Julia, and there was me thinking you might get left out!
Mind you we are such a fab bunch that I should have known that that wouldn’t happen but I’m still glad that sent you a little something and that you liked it.
Enjoy your other gifts too, they’re all absolutely fabulous darling!

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Sarpreet said...

hi Julia, got around everyones blogs, so many beautiful gifts. Lol, i dont get confused with the blue and the hand cream - not yet I have not! haha... that comment made my day. Happy WOYWW 105, #22 (please do check out my blog candy for charity)

Sarah Anderson said...

bit late this week, but I did take the pics on Wednesday! I don't manage to get around everyone, or join in every week, but I do love WOYWW, it's truly an inspired idea!!

Becky said...

I'm very late this week! But I do love this WOYWW lark! It does make me do something, even if it's just take a picture and post! hehe! Everyone made such great stuff! We are a right talented bunch. :)