Wednesday, 22 June 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 107


OK before the desk...or the shock, whichever you usually brace yourself for - I wanna talk briefly about my inability to get to everyone's desks on a Wednesday. It's the same reason as everyone else; time. Particularly since the Anniversary week, which is odd...I must be doing more, which is not odd, it's alarming! Anyway, what I'm saying is - expect me if you see me, huh! Meanwhile, I'm preparing workshop kits for Thursday....and to save angst and time, I'm even sort of choosing the buttons for the workshopeers. It will be quicker, and those that are coming who read this will be nodding in agreement I know!
Sadly this isn't early morning sun, I took the pic yesterday evening whilst feeling slightly panicked about the amount I have to do today! Today is already looking a bit dull, it's not boasting sunshine, to say the least. Oh well. The buttons aren't quite put away yet - but they will not be organised and colour seperated like this next time..really, I like them in a great big jar, and they take up less room in one container!

Whatever you're up to today, show us what the surface you work on looks like; put a pic on your blog and link us to it here with Mr Linky. That's it, no membership needed, dip in and out as life allows you to, and don't be too obviously promoting your goods or your next TV run.....a good blog will do that for you anyway. Share and enjoy.

91 comments:

MvM-design said...

Hi Julia,
Don't panick, before you know it, its tomorrow ;-)
Have a nice WOYWW this Wednesday!!
Hugs Marleen XOXO

jude said...

Good luck with button sorting!Hope your workshop goes well.Love the desk this week.please send me your addy i have pif gift sat here for you
hugs judex10

Nicks said...

good morning Mrs - I have fits and starts on how many desks I visit, sometimes its all of them, sometimes its quite a few, sometimes its embarrassingly few - that's cos life has to come first - You are our Queen, and the queen has many engagements and cant be expected to fit everything in!
Enjoy your workshops, hope they go well
(and we will also take into account that you have inkpad quandaries to worry about!)

Hels Sheridan said...

Oooh, can I come sort your buttons please? I have mine in a big paint pot and I like nothing more than sitting and delving my hands into it... actually, I do love chocolate more but you know what I mean lol Have a fab workshop! x

Sue from Oregon said...

I so love a beautiful jar of buttons, but it would drive me nuts looking for that certain button I wanted for a project. Guess I need to keep them a little more separate for pure laziness reasons! Take care and no reason to worry about visiting everyone...I mean you have to have a life right? LOL

RosA said...

Hi Julia, Don't stress! I have received my lovely Pif if you have a chance to come by. But, please do not feel frazzled about it all. I never have time to visit everyone. Just do what I can and you should do the same.

Morti said...

Morning Julia!!!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Julia! we can so relate to you in this very busy world... after all being the "most-est hostess" is a very big job which you fulfil so admirably - so dont be alarmed - we do understand and want you to know you are appreciated whether at our desk or no! and yes I love buttons in a jar myself that is where mine are.
love and God bless your day with less stress, Shaz in oz.x

Sal said...

Good morning Lady D! See how early I am for a change?! aha how good am I? actually not been to sleep, the ageing back is playing up again...and quite frankly am too scared to doze now as I won't be able to drag my weary bones to the workplace :D
Have a fabby workshop!
*hugs* Sal x

Stressed Stamper said...

I nver get around everyones - dont worry. Have a good day hun
Sarah x

Shazsilverwolf said...

Good Morning WOYWW world! Wow, this is early for me. Changed my work hours, so I can post before I go to work- but I shan't be able to start visiting till after 5 tonight, so it will take me a few days to get around as many as I can.We all have so much to do, so we musn't get stressy over visiting- this is a joy, not a chore, Love to all Shaz

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

No stress lovie you always manage normally....lovely and tidy though is your place of craft this week.

hugs

Kay

Debs said...

We're all in the same boat Julia thus we all understand xx

Elaine Harding said...

Back again, after a long absence and I missed that all important 2nd anniversary! The gifts looked amazing.

I think we're all the same - with such a large following, I can't get round to everyone either, and I usually dip in and out. Your desk is looking very tidy! xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I start each week with the best of intentions, by commenting on all who have left comments (and a working link in the comment form) on my post. Then I try to work through the mr. Linky list to fill in the gaps of those who left comments but no blog link. Then I pop to the people I know, however marginally. THEN I try to work back from the end. Each week that process fails at dome point. But as you say, it isn't a requirement it's meant to be FUN, and you'll see me when you see me too. I do my best, but refuse to stress about it when life gets in the way. And with dd being home I'll for the last two days, Time is def. At a premium as she has never been the lid who sleeps all day when I'll....

MA

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Damn predictive, self-correcting text. Home ILL not I'll! But surely you guessed that.... :)

MA

Pam said...

Heya Girlie...
It's all about the overall vibe. You, Ms. Dunnit, have got it. No worries. If not today, then tomorrow or next week. Now..in the meantime...seems my very own daughter has got a similar something. Can you please scratch #27 since I will defer to #18 and always, always you are #1 (even if you don't say so...we all know it and love it and respect it ;)

Sue said...

Hi Julia
i think most of us are the same with the desk, i haven't made it all the way for quite a while, you sound very organised for ya workshop, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

sandra de said...

It's always a pleasure to see what is on your desk even if it is sorting buttons. I must admit a large glass jar full of buttons is a pretty sight.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love buttons...but I agree I like them all in big jar..but lots of wasted time looking for that "ONE" perfect one or "TWO" that match.
Time..there just isn't any..flys by in a blink of the eye. My mind has way too many ideas to keep up. Happy WOYWW 107 Enjoy

Nan said...

I've never made it all the way through. I just try my best. The last time I was able to do the most I started at the beginning and then the end and then randomly... it's a wonderful thing you do and I love it when I am awake to participate!

Twiglet said...

Don't panic - you will be fine and organised! Love the bird tables below - might have to free machine a few of those. x Jo

Kate said...

Buttons are a non-essential for me, so all mixed up in one pot seems perfectly reasonable. Have fun at the workshop.

** Kate **

ScrappnBee said...

Thanks for popping by my father's day post and leaving a comment! It meant the world to DH who was convinced that the world would laugh at his layout! Thanks for WOYWW! Have a great week!!!!

misteejay said...

A very tidy/organised desk this week Julia.

Thank you for making me choke on my coffee with your response to my missing 'w'...LOL I really should know better than to be drinking and readying something of yours **hehe**

Have a good day and don't stress...I don't 'play' but I do like to visit so carry on WOYWWing...hugs

Toni xx

Helen said...

Good luck with your button sorting! I love a good rummage in button jars.... Hope the workshop goes well.
Glad we got to see a desk today after your trials last week!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

don't worry about visiting everyone's desk, Julia. as you have said, we're realistic! and the having fun in WOYWW shouldn't add to the stress of life.
i hope all goes well!

Kirsty.a said...

Hiya. Just done a quick link as I'm out the door. Be back later to read

Spyder said...

Buttons buttons buttons,I used to play withmy grans when I was little... younger, they had names. They were sooo pretty! Although there were a few brassy ones and even wooden ones that I thought had to be the meanies of the bunch so they got left in the tin. Have a nice day sorting. Happy WoYwW
((Lyn))

Doone said...

i forgot to display my drawer of unruly ink pads... nevermind,

aarggghhh and I have a shameless promotion of the ATG machine...

I may just be your first banned blogger...

Dxxxxxx

jodpea said...

I'm among friends here, right? So I can admit I have a phobia of buttons?! *shiver*. I don't think I've ever made it to all the desks either, whats that saying about best laid plans...?

Cardarian said...

I guess we all have the problem of not visiting all of the desks but to be honest it is almost an impossible task these days! We have grown too big ha, ha :-)
Hugs,
Cardarian

nerllybird said...

There needs to be A System....I was doing all the odd numbers one week and all the even numbers the next. (No I wasn't, I still never got around to it.) I think this week I will try doing groups of five, randomly. :D

Wipso said...

I love sorting buttons into little pots :-) Take a deep breath and you will get it all done.
Hugs,
A x

Neil said...

Hi Julia.
I realised early on I could never get round to all the desks so I just quickly whizz round to favourites but each week try to get to at leave five new ones; problem with that is they then become favourites too! But hey, we appreciate the fun that you have created !
Have a wonderful day and be blessed.

alexa said...

Gosh, that's huge dedication to your workshoppers! I hope they appreciate the time and effort it takes. I'd be surprised if any of us manage to see everyone's desk: I like nerllybird's idea of a system!

Claire said...

I try and visit all.... but after posting my post..which this morning just isnt working out... I do have photo's to show... but it won't add them to my post !!!! so I will have to try and again later.
Have fun at the work shop
Claire

Airing cupboard stamping said...

I totally agree about the comments there are just so many people now but I always like to go around for a nose.

Enjoy sorting the buttons - my fav thing to do!!

Have a lovely time away speak soon x x x

Lisa-Jane said...

Gah! Darned blogger won't let me post photos again. I adore buttons, mine are in colour coded jars like rows of sweets in a shop. I've never gotten around all the desks either - there are too many! I visit everyone who visits me, my faves, and some new ones, and then see how I'm doing but then it is usually Wednesday again!
Enjoy the workshop.
xx

Katy said...

Love your blog and have finally got around to posting a woyww. Now off to visit some of the sites and then really must get down to some painting.
I don't think anyone grows out of sorting buttons - I still enjoy :)
Katy

Helen said...

It's not sunny here either, in fact the heavens have just opened!
What are you going to do with the buttons in your workshop?
Helen

Nancy Wethington said...

Playing along again this week. Thanks for your blog.

Scrappydiva said...

Good morning!I haven't had a chance to read anyone's posts this morning yet. However as I had an unexpected hour without kiddies I have managed to blog my WOYWW. I'll come back and read properly a bit later.

See you soon!
Anthea

Kathleen said...

Awe... I love sorting buttons and things.
Kathleen x

Sarah said...

Between time constraints and blogger problems visiting and commenting as become a bit of an issue here. I try to pick afew at random each week though. Well each week when I know what day it is, last week I managed to lose wednesday!

Carmen said...

Hoping to play today, if I remember to take the camera to the dungeon.

Feel a bit better knowing you don't make it round everyone Julia - is why I've not played for so long as feel bad if I don't get round to many people.

I do love nosying through peoples creative spaces though *g*

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I've tried and tried, but never seem to be able to visit everyone...I think I must be slow! But each week I keep trying. I'm so glad you are continuing this little event for awhile!

kath said...

you know what they say...if you want a job done ask a busy person and hey you are one busy busy lady...good luck sorting the buttons and tomorrow's workshop...hugs kath xxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, love your photo today because I can't publish mine - blogger won't let me! I'll keep trying to add it to my post throughout the day but in the meantime my boring post is pictureless :( Love the evening lighting on your desk and the term 'workshopeers' will no doubt make it's way into the crafting dictionary now. Good luck with the workshop preparations and have a great week. Elizabeth x #74

Aj* said...

Blogger just doesnt like my pics today ! Had to go into settings and revert to using the old uploader.

Anyhoo.. Betcha I have the most mess going on today !

Aj.

April said...

Desk is looking very tidy! i like the idea of colour arranged buttons but I have mine in one box too, however I don't have all that many so if i was to seperate them I would probably be storing them in thimbles lol :o) Thanks for sharing.

Andria said...

I can't imagine making it through to EVERYONE on the list. I think that would make it "work" instead of fun! So no worries! Enjoy your button sorting and other preparations, and happy WOYWW!

Beatrice said...

Like everyone has said just get round the ones you can - I doubt I would ever have the time to get to all desks - tis fun looking at the ones I do manage

Bea

Bubbles said...

Blogger is not playing nice for me today - I can't publish photographs in my posts.... still, won't stop me joining in with WOYWW *lol*

Create With Joy said...

HAppy WOYWW to you Julia! Glad to see your desk is back!

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

Jingle said...

No worries on not getting to everyone - I think as long as we all hit how ever many we can, we are in good shape! It's all about the fun! Those buttons look like fun!

Joyce said...

It's too much pressure to try to get to EVERYONE! I try to visit a couple of new pages each week and answer anyone who visits mine and then return to my favorites - I'm not sure how many that equals, but I think I do my part! It's just so nice of you to host this shin-dig, you shouldn't stress over visiting! Thanks so much! :-)

Angie said...

I think it is so hard to reach everyone so I do the first 20-30 ...the last 5 ....those I feel are frieds ...and everyone who pops by mine that I have not already visited.If I have time I pop by a few new ones too.
Could not believe that I actually forgot it was Wednesday that why I'm No 95.lol xx

Vicky said...

I'm a first timer, fab idea, thank you :)x

Deb said...

love all your little containers of buttons, but I agree you need a whole warehouse to have your stash organised like this! I am sure your workshoppers will thank you for being so organised!
happy WOYWW, Debx

fairyrocks said...

I too try to make it to all the desks,but have only managed a couple of times.
Thanks Julia, I tried to upload my photos to link today, but must be a glitch somewhere, will try again later.
Your desk is looking very organized and lovely

Carolyn Phillips said...

Oh Julia, don't feel pressured to get to everyone, that would be a massive undertaking any week never mind on a regular basis.
I tend to try and get to those people who comment, or who I visit regularly anyway and then a random selection of people I've never come across before because it is always nice to visit new people. Some weeks I visit loads, some very few depending on life.

Sarah said...

Happy WOYWW. I tried to join in and had my pic ready and everything but Blogger just wont let me post pics today. So I'll endeavour to try again next week instead. Off to visit some desks now instead.... xx

S said...

So glad to be back among you all after a break. Happy WOYWW!

Serendipity Stamping said...

I think I got around to everyone's blogs last we.ek, though I didn't participate myself. I did not get to leave a comment with all as I only try two times and if my comment doesn't take, I move on. Sorry to those that got no comment. Love ya anyway

JoZart said...

I bet that desk looks different now after it's 5 min of tidiness! Smarty pants! I adore buttons and could play with them forever but how is it that however many you own you never have the perfect button when you need one!
Love JoZarty, back home to sanity!

angelfish said...

Ooh I do love a jar of buttons. I made the mistake of lending my jar to my MIL so she could pick out some buttons for a jumper she was making. The whole jar ended up mixed in with her own tinful and I never saw them again. Boo hoo!

Sam said...

I think we all have a problem with the same thing - Time! And work gets in the way too! I think we all have our own little system so do not fret - the fact that you host this at all is a bonus for us!! I am surprised my laptop isn't covered in flour most Wednesdays as I tend to go round whilst cooking dinner and checking on chickens!!!

Leo said...

I love mixed up button jars too :)
Hope your day went well hun xx

okienurse said...

I love jars with any type of crafting thing in them. It is like being in a museum wondering around looking at the amazing stuff. It has been blistering hot and dry this week so I envy your dull cloudy day. The grass is always greener on the other side isn't it! Have fun at your class and don't stress too much! Vickie

Carmen said...

I did play along. My woyww has a rant at the end but you can ignore that. I just had to let off steam somewhere or explode. Where better than my bloggy blog eh?

quiltindiva said...

Hello Julia!
Love your blog. You are a very interesting read. Today is my first day participating on your WOYWW. Hope that my studio is not a shock. I am a little worried that someone will pass out from the mess!

Chelle said...

Love all the buttons.

My copy and paste didn't work correctly in the first link (110) if you can delete it.

SueH said...

Even though it’s lovely to have a visit from you Julia, it’s virtually impossible to get around everyone and I for one wouldn’t expect it anyway, so don’t beat yourself up about not making it around everyone. Not only that, it takes the fun away if you feel under pressure so I don’t even try any more. I now just visit those on the list who signed in on a number that ends the same as mine so if I’m 56 on the list I visit all those ending in 6….works for me!

Your desk is looking back to its old self and just look at all those gorgeous buttons. If you run out of storage space I could always take some of your hands for you!

Happy Crafting
Sue
x

akilli melek said...

Julia I am proud of myself if i visit more blogs than i have fingers to count them on!
caroline 113

fairy thoughts said...

dont beat yourself up about getting round everybody, there is only so much blogging and not making time
janet

JB-Crafting Supplies said...

Hi Julia, lovely desk this week! I just love buttons. Good look with your workshop.

Julie

Crafty Kaz said...

Happy WOYWW 107 Everyone.
Same place next week, TTFN
Crafty Kaz x

Jackie said...

hi, I'm really loving seeing all the desks, I must try to do a few more though :)

Anonymous said...

WHEW! I just finished looking at EVERY SINGLE BLOG this afternoon. MY NECK HURTS!

Oops, I just noticed about a dozen MORE that signed up. Oh no, here I go again.....

QueenMarcy #97

The Crafty Elf said...

Still would love to have that open window at my workspace. I stare at a blank wall, trade ya? Love all those buttons Julia and the fact you are so organized. You run short on time, still manage to get your picture taken and get your post up on time. That's dedication and a true labour of love.

Sarah said...

I know I am a day late with my link but as I had issues with Blogger yesterday I decided I wanted to participate all the same. So mine (for one week only) will have to be WOYWT. Sorry about that ;0) xx

Sandie said...

My buttons are colour sorted but mislaid, so I had to restock at a charity shop. These are currently in one jar, a lovely mixture and I may just keep them that way.
My desk is full of art materials this week. The post explains why. And also why I also won't be visiting as many blogs as I would like to.
I'll catch up when I can though. Have a good week everyone!

Di said...

Hi Julia - the fact that you run this every week is more than enough - don't worry about commenting, life only has so many hours in a day!
Hugs, Di xx

Kezzy said...

Oooooo i love sorting, sad i know but i find it relaxing, but i can imagine it could be quite stressful if you have alot to do. When i first started woyww i always stressed about visiting everyones desk, but now i understand that we all try our best and if time permits then we visit, but if not thats ok, we may get to visit more the week after. Kezzy x

voodoo vixen said...

I have never figured out a way of completing the list... there aren't enough hours between WOYWW if I actually want to make something as well!! LOL
I have tried the start at the beginning, pop to the end, dive into the middle... maybe if I didn't sleep at all? No, you are correct, it is fun so no point stessing about it... which is why its Friday and I am still tootling along!!!

Polly Polkadot said...

I'm always amazed when I see a comment from you - I have no idea how you find the time - look at me, I'm two days late just getting my own post done! I hope things calm down for you soon

Tracy said...

It looks so nice and cheery with the window open and the sun shining in!

Sarah said...

Finally after having problems with blogger I can post - yay for Google chrome!!! Happy WOYWW :-)

Sarah x x x

Nancy Wethington said...

Playing along this week.

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