Wednesday, 7 December 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 131

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the season, please hold the family of Sarah Lawrence in your hearts.  Sarah died suddenly, last Friday.  You will know her from WOYWW; and appearances on TV and at major craft events for Crafty Notions - she was the fun, bursting with ideas and enthusiasm for mixed media person that we all want to be.  I didn't know her personally, but that doesn't make any difference.  I do know that the world in which we all blog, craft and share is a poorer one without her. 

 Detritus is what's on my work desk this Wednesday.  No glass mat and nothing that reflects what I'm intending to make next.  All the useful stuff is still packed in my tote after Sunday's crop and my desk has become a wrapping area and general dumping ground.  Soon rectify that though.  Got things to make so I can cross them off lists!  
Sure had you going with this last week. G3 is in fact the blog nick name of Lunch Lady Jan's younger son.  So I've decorated them with some references to his interests and hope he can find somewhere to prop them in his room. After all, he may need reminding who he is.  Politically, some of you were a bit off the mark..it's actually G20 these days!




Link here to guide us to your blogs and show us what this week has you working on: 

115 comments:

Neet said...

http://hickydorums.blogspot.com/2011/12/woyww-131-and-more-munich.html

Where is mr linky Julia?

Helen said...

http://stampingbyh.blogspot.com/2011/12/woyww-131-tio-107.html

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

http://patsypat.blogspot.com

??????

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry to read this bit of bad news about Sarah.

http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2011/12/whats-on-your-workdesk-on-week-131.html

So does this mean I'm #2?

Neet said...

Had my panic over no Mr Linky - re your comment about Sarah - yes the crafting world will be poorer for her missing from it. Her smile and cheery chat always lit up the room. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

so sorry to hear about the death of Sarah. so near the Christmas season, it must be specially difficult for her family. since mr, linky is missing, here's my link
http://peggyapl.blogspot.com/2011/12/whats-on-your-workdesk-wednesday.html

Bridget Larsen said...

Condolences to Sarah Lawrence
http://bridgetlarsen.blogspot.com/2011/12/woyww-131.html

Sarah said...

was so shocked to here it - just too young and at such a family time...Happy delisting!
my link:
http://blueboxbabe.blogspot.com/2011/12/woyww-glitter-guilt-and-giveaway.html

Sarah

scrappystickyinkymess said...

http://scrappystickyinkymess.wordpress.com/

Mr. Linky gone AWOL today? Your desk looks about like mine :). A bit of a list maker myself and on paper, not computer!

What sad news. I do think I've seen Sarah's work.

I'll just have to keep my fingers crossed this actually appears. So unpredictable with my tries.

Mary Anne

MvM-design said...

http://mvm-scrapdesign.blogspot.com/

Have a nice day girls!!!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Your desk looks like mine...too much stuff to show! LOL , and Sarah will be missed , and I know she loved to take part in WOYWW as often as she could :) Will be back to link mine to the missing linky man later
xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Went and looked for Sarah's blog. Her husband wrote to inform readers of her untimely death: http://sarah-lawrence.com/blog/
God bless her family!

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

Sorry to hear about Sarah. Sad news.

Aeryn
http://aerynsexplosion.blogspot.com/

jude said...

So sorry hun to findout about Sarah she will be sadly missed.I see Mr linky has gone walk abouts too...ooopppps ner mind he's my link
http://crafts-international.blogspot.com/2011/12/woyww-131oh-my-wheres-time-going-and.html
judex

VonnyK said...

So sad about Sarah, my sincere condolences to her family.

http://vonnykart.blogspot.com/2011/12/wet-wet-wet-woyww.html

The Paper Princess said...

Wow...Sarah's gone? That is so very sad. My condolences to her family.

Ramona
http://www.create-with-joy.com/2011/12/woyww-inspirational-frames.html

Di said...

Such sad news about Sarah. I'd seen her on TV and she seemed so full of life and enthusiasm for her crafting.

Glad you told us what the G3 was for!
Di xx

Robin Panzer Art said...

A sad day indeed.
Robin Panzer Art Studio 33
http://artstudio33.blogspot.com/2011/12/wednesday-november-7th-babe.html

Franka Benjaminsen said...

My link is:
http://seasideart-fb.blogspot.com/

Cathy said...

http://ellieskeeperscreations.blogspot.com/2011/12/woyww-not-me.html

Such sad news about Sarah :(.
Busy desk this morning, and G3 is looking good and now we know what its for!!
Hugs
cathy xx

Sue from Oregon said...

So sad to lose one of our crafting family.

Fun to see the G3 finished project.
You can see my desk HERE!

Elizabeth said...

More sad news - Sarah was a very talented lady and such an inspiration to me - I really enjoyed watching her demos on TV and YouTube, she will be much missed.

No Mr Lnky this morning so my link is:

Elizabeth

http://silverscrappers.blogspot.com/2011/12/woyww-week-131-making-christmas.html

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

Very sad news about Sarah she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Will be back later to link, but here it is for now:
http://toodlesandbinks.blogspot.com/

Morti said...

http://coupdemaincrafts.blogspot.com/2011/12/woyww-131-epic-fail-comme-normale.html

I can't remember how to make a proper link in my comments, but heigh ho!

Awful news about Sarah.

Electra said...

What sad news this is. My thoughts are with her family.
I love your G3, Julia!
Mine is here

Tertia said...

So sad to hear about Sarah. Will keep her and her family in my prayers.
Will try to link later, untill then I am here: http://tertia-craftinggran.blogspot.com

Di said...

Di again

No Mr Linky so here's mine for now honey - will check later in case I need to link up :) Di xx

http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com/2011/12/woyww-131-and-as-if-there-isnt-enough.html

NEEDLEWINGS said...

OH so sorry to hear about Sarah! My condolences to her family. http://needlewings.blogspot.com

ScrappnBee said...

Condolences to Sarah's family.

Love the G3! It is totally cool! Love the gold on the red. Fabulous!What a wonderful gift! -Amanda (Scrappnbee)

http://scrappnbee.blogspot.com

kath said...

such sad news about sarah..thoughts and prayers are with her family...hugs kath xxx

sandra de said...

Very sad news for Sarah's family. Will come back and check the Mr Linky later.

Joanne said...

I read the awful news about Sarah. Such a dreadful loss and shock all round.
Joanne x

Sunshine Girl said...

Oh no what sad news - such a sad loss and what a shock for her family - will be thinking of them.

JoZart said...

Thinking of Sarah and valuing this and all the rest of my days as a result whilst sharing sympathy with her family.
Glad to solve the G3 mystery!
Call back later for Mr Linky.....
JoZarty x
http://jozartdesigns.blogspot.com

Fuchsia said...

A sad loss to a lovely and very talented Lady :0(

Your G3 looks pretty cool !

No links so will be back later Thanks x

http://fuchsias-craftynotions.blogspot.com/2011/12/woyww-not-lot-today.html

kath said...

oops Mr Linky is hiding this morning HERE
is mine...hugs kath xxx

Ann B said...

Lovely tribute to Sarah Julia, always doubly sad when someone goes so suddenly. Will link later.
http://anniestamper.blogspot.com/
Ann B
x

okienurse said...

Sorry to hear about Sarah's passing. I enjoyed visiting her desk the weeks she posted.
The G3 is really cool! I am sure he will like it a lot. Where's Mr. Linky? Taking a break I am sure!
Have a great week. Vickie
http://www.okienurse.blogspot.com

Bella said...

Such sad news. Will hold her family in my thoughts. Never a nice thing to happen, but so much harder at this time of the year for all the years to come...

Here is my link http://bit.ly/WOYWW131

fairy thoughts said...

lucky i read a couple of comments here's my link,what happened julia, i know it's early !!
http://janets-fairythoughts.blogspot.com/2011/12/101-reindeer-and-muppet.html
janet (fairy thoughts)

kyla said...

What a fab desk....and love your G3 and I am right with you about lists....what would life be if you couldnt cross things off a list!!!

Also, very sad news about Sarah, a very talented lady.

Chrissie said...

Such sad new Julia.
You can see my desk here
Love the G3!
Chrissie

Dragon said...

Sad news indeed....I am happy to value what I have thinking on that - glad to solve the mystery of the letters. My desk and art is on my blog.
http://dragon-dragonsweb.blogspot.com/2011/12/woyww-art-something-crafty-to-look-at.html
Love and light
Frankie / Dragon
xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Sad news and she was a lovely friendly lady , chatty and bubbly when I visited her outlet, thought are with her family, rest easy Sarah, hugs Trace x.
Will be back to link up later.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

http://lunchladyjansfabricfrenzy.blogspot.com/

Here's mine....

Sad to hear of someone passing so young.
LLJ xx

Spyder said...

Such sad news about Sarah, she has touched so many with her imagination.

Your desk as always is looking like best chaotic chaos. The G3 looks famulous and he will love it.
wOYWW Pile it high

((Lyn))

Annie said...

Such sad news Julia. Such a lovely lady and far too young. My thoughts are with her family.
Love what you have done with the G3.
Hugs,
A x

lruk said...

So sad to hear of Sarah's untimely demise, my thoughts are with her family.

I love the G3, so unusual.

VonnyK said...

Got it on now!

Diamond R said...

I like this idea of what looks your work desk today and sharing it to people. I want to join starting tomorrow cause i don't have a ready picture and camera to do that.

thanks anyway. this is my blog
http://www.oneacreofdiamond.com/

Neil said...

Hi Julia, sad news about Sarah; I met her once and remember how bubbly and fun she was to chat to.
Your letters look cool today, perfect for a teen.

Spyder said...

Sorry I'm so confused this morning! I had two woyww posts this morning! This is my right link!
WOYWW
(Lyn)

Helen said...

Glad you got Mr Linky sorted!! Your desk always looks good, no matter what state you leave it in... and the G3 is gorgeous - so that's what G3 is!! (Or who, I should say.) Have a great day - and sorry to the WOYWWer's I probably definitely won't get to this week, with Tim's tags taking over my life!

Twiglet said...

Such sad news Julia- our thoughts and prayers go to Sarah's family and friends. x Jo

misteejay said...

The G3 looks super Julia. Your desk is a hive of interest as usual.

Toni xx

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

My first entry on what appears to be a very sad day. My thoughts are with her family.Inspired idea with the G3. Esp like the way you've decorated according to his interests.

Claire said...

Nice looking desk... I have no desk this week so will not be linking up.... maybe back next week though...

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Some say detritus others of us say a crafting opportunity :) So many sad stories of loss around at the moment, guess it gives a person even more to be grateful for.

BetteK said...

LovE the G3 thingies ... more inspiration so thanks for sharing those! Have linked up here today but will be posting photo' later ... promise! Debbie xXx

Gabrielle said...

Lovely Christmassy feel to your blog lady! I've cocked up my link to my blog - the post is here: http://gabrielle-price.blogspot.com/2011/12/whats-on-your-workdesk-wednesday-131.html MUST try harder!!!

Cardarian said...

Sorry to here sbout Sarah Lawrence, one day we are here then we are not...
You seem to be doing well with your lists - I think everybodies desk is some sort of dumping ground these days!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Charlene said...

Prayers being lifted for Sarah Lawrence's family. The internet has connected all our lives so that we feel we KNOW each other. I'm so sorry.

Crafting Time said...

Aww what a lovely Chrismassy feel to your blog :D
Have a lovely crafty week.
Helen xxx

Shoshi said...

Thank you for sharing the news of Sarah's death with us, Julia. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. My uncle died on Sunday too. It's always harder when it happens around Christmas.

Your desk looks a hive of industry. The G3 is soooo coooool! He'll love it!

I love your new blog background - very pretty snowflakes! I must do something about mine sometime - I haven't changed it since I started blogging and I feel I've "moved on" from it now lol!!

Happy WOYWW, and thank you for all you do for us. Shoshi #56

minnie_mac said...

Shocked and sad to hear of Sarah's untimely passing. Her family will be in all our thoughts.

Love your G3 letters, Julia.

I'm off to draw up some new lists now !

Marilyn

Polly Polkadot said...

I was going to use the word detritus in my post, but didn't know how to spell it.
I've met lots of friends through blogging even if I don't know them personally, so my thoughts are with Sarah's family and friends.

lisa said...

What sad news. It's shocking how quickly things change. Reminds us to be grateful every single moment of every day.
Your G3 letters look fantastic.
Must go and get on with some Christmas prepations, the days are going by too quickly.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #61

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Condolences to her family, especially difficult during the holidays.
Wrapping is my least favorite thing to do.My DH gets that job, I just sticky tag the gifts, give him a clear area, tape, paper and tags. He's wonderful, guess he knows it's the little things that count!!!
Love your festive blog, Enjoy WOYWW and all our treasured minutes. Ok Linky..lets try again
and my I service went out...

butlersabroad said...

I was shocked to read about Sarah, she always left comments on my blog. So much enthusiasm about life, very sad for her family too.

No WOYWW from me this week, I'm taking a crafty break getting everything ready, cards written out etc, I've even managed to read a book and start another! Blogging does take up a tremendous amount of time doesn't it?

Hugs
Brenda

April said...

Very sad to hear the news of Sarah, my heart goes out to her family and friends.

The G3 turned out great! great idea. The "pinapple chunks" that you thought were on my desk last week are now in full view and are.... well they're not pinapple chunks anyways :o) enjoy filling your desk back up with craftness x

Lothian Crafts said...

Sad news about Sarah thoughts for her family and friends.

Elaine

Jingle said...

I'm sorry to hear the sad news. Your G3 turned out great!

Craftgirl said...

It was so sad to hear about Sarah yesterday.

Carol

Sue said...

How very sad for the family and friends of Sarah. My thoughts are with them.

Carola Bartz said...

I'm sorry to hear about Sarah.
I like your G3, it looks great. And about your desk - it looks very similar to mine. I need to clean it up otherwise projects will just disappear.

The Crafty Elf said...

Oh Julia.....so sad to learn about Sarah! My heart goes out to her family and friends!!!
Those are great pieces and I love the colours you've used to finish them. He will love them for sure! Have a great week Julia!

Lisa-Jane said...

I met Sarah at Ally Pally, as someone else said, very sad to lose to one of our crafting community and especially at this time.

I totally love your Christmassy blog missus - beautiful!

Bellaidea said...

very cool look!

Whimcees said...

Hello,

I was not familiar with Sarah but did check out her blog and will go back to view her posts in respect to her life. Her work was beautiful. It is sad to see her last posts of losing her voice and thinking it was the 'first wave of winter chill bugs' and now she is gone. She shared so much talent with everyone.

I love the end results of your project - I am sure that he will love it! You take care. Wishing you a happy week!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Mary said...

My prayers and love go out to Sarah's family. May we all appreciate each other more and share a smile with those we pass.

JB said...

Keep going with the big letters, they're looking really good. Happy WOYWW 131.

Jacqueline said...

Sending hugs to Sarah's family and friends, such a sad and sudden loss.


Loving the Christmassy look to your blog this week :D and also ADORE what you have done with those letters!! Noticed a few 'video game'titles on there too ...my son is also an Assassins Creed fantatic!! You have just given me an idea on that now....lol


Many apologies for being late this week.

Take care

Jackie xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Julia,

I'm sorry to hear of fellow blogger and crafty woman Sarah.

I'm hoping to link up to WOYWW in the next coming weeks. I'm in the United States so am wondering if I could post on Tuesday evening? Also, I'm new to the whole linking up thing so any guidance would be VERY helpful!

I just love looking in on everyone's desks. Talk about creativity overload!

Sue said...

Hi Julia, such sad news about Sarah, I was only watching her on C & C a few weeks back, she was
such a busy lady, I think when someone so young passes it does put things into perspective, she will be greatly missed, my love and thoughts go out to her family.x
Your desk is looking a bit sorry for itself I would say, needs a bit of that Fushia Pink staz on to liven things up!!! hee hee after those fab bright orange G3 appeared well its looking at tad dull!! great works of art, he will be delighted, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Craftychris said...

So sorry to hear about Sarah, thanks for letting us all know. There are two links in my name - they first one went horribly wrong the second one is correct - sorry - don't know what I did. http://ramblingsandcraft.blogspot.com
I'm loving WOYWW!! x

Anne said...

Hello I don't think I have seen Sarah or her blog but it is such sad news and especially at this 'family time of year'. My thoughts and prayers will be with her family.
l
Love the G3. I have lots of lists too and am beginning to worry I am not going to get everything done. Anne x

Mrs A. said...

Sad to hear about Sarah and so near to Christmas for her family. Hugs Mrs A.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

I'm sad to hear about Sarah. I will think about her today, especially as I work on a giveaway I am making. *smiles* Norma

Julie said...

Very sad to hear about the passing of fellow crafter. Many prayers are going out to her family.

Michelle B said...

Vary sorry to hear about your friend. Will definitely be keeping you all in my thoughts.

As for the G3, what a great gift! He is going to love that. #101

Deb said...

so sorry to hear about Sarah, that is such sad news!
Thanks for revealing the G3, it certainly had me puzzled!
Happy WOYWW, have a fabulous, creative day, Debxx #104

Carolyn Phillips said...

Sad news about Sarah.

Love the G3, a brilliant idea.

MaggieC said...

Such sad news about Sarah. My thoughts and best wishes go out to her family and friends.
Thank you for your visit today - I am trying not to panic too much but there seems so much to do, and Wednesdays are taking over the week. Maggie #34 (I remembered my number this time)

Laura said...

I love the continuity of seeing a project take shape over the weeks -- the G3 is looking pretty cool.

Michelle Jaramillo said...

Completely inspired and decided to share though mine is completely un-inspiring!
Happy Wednesday Everyone! Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

How funny is that, I saw the G3 last week and wondered what it was and the things I came up with were a pun on a gentlemen free zone or short for geoffrey. Have a lovely day. Laura

Sam said...

Sorry to hear about Sarah. At such a sad time of year for her family too.
I like the Christmas look on your blog.
Apologies for missing last week, but I did not think it was fair of my not to visit and I knew I would not get to the desks. Missed you all though.

famfa said...

Great G3. Lovely idea. Wish my blog names weren't so long! Great desk

Tracey Potter said...

This is very sad news about Sarah, My condolences to her loved ones and everyone she has touched. xx

Shoshi said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, Julia. I haven't tried this technique straight onto a black mirror - the stamping wouldn't show up unless I embossed it, and I think the pearlescent inks might not be strong enough, and I don't think the glass bead gel medium would be as effective. The picture doesn't really do it justice, but the bead gel medium really sparkles over the mirror card! I've used these mirrors for loads of other techniques too - they're on my blog - and still more ideas up my sleeve!

Glad you liked the tribute I wrote about my uncle. I'm thinking of printing it out and giving it to my aunt. I just wish I had a few more photos to put in - most of my old ones are in a box somewhere or other!!

The antisocial hours I keep are due to my M.E. which really disrupts one's sleep patterns. I'm frequently wide awake at 4 a.m. and have to force myself to go to bed - and then don't wake up till after 10 a.m.!! I upload my WOYWW post after midnight on the Wed. and then come down as early as I can make it, all bleary eyed, to log on to WOYWW and then go back to bed again lol!

Peggy said...

thanks for stopping by! I just love those mustaches I just got the cricut cartridge with several different ones too stink in' cute Love your big letters

S said...

That is sad news, will send up a little prayer right now for her family.

Kirsty.a said...

I didn't know the blog of Sarah Lawrence, but sad news, esp at this time of year. The G3 is really funky

Is said...

Hi Julia, my workdesk is much alike yours, lots of stuff! I don't have as much time as I liked to craft but I keep trying!
Greetings from Spain

Dotty A said...

Thanks for visiting and the kind words...
I so enjoy this every Wednesday, so glad you had this idea!!

Robin Panzer Art said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting! So funny you should mention that, I thought the same thing! I thought that maybe a crazy woman (she's not, lovely actually) had sent me pictures of a stuffed dog to do a portrait of! Thankfully she sent enough pictures to see this amazing little button with his tongue hanging out. Too cute for words! Thanks for stopping by for WYOWW!

505whimsygirl said...

Julia,
Thanks for answering my question. You might just see me link up with you all next week!!!!

Li'l Pidge said...

Not sure why but my link and comment is on at 07:10 but it appears to have disappeared from the mrlinky that has now appeared so hope you dont mind that I re-added as no-one knows to look at my desk (billy no mates!!)
kyla

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I just discovered your site and WOYWW tickles my fancy--a different kind of inspiration. Fun!

RosA said...

Love how the G3 turned out!

spaark said...

I am new here! Directed over here through a bit of blog hopping. Look forward to playing! So sad to hear of your friends passing...a gentle reminder to cherish each day. Julie

spaark said...

Oops...posted to soon. I will be joining you next week for woyww! Sorry.

Craftychris said...

Deary me, this is a comment in last weeks WOYWW. I've commented and linked to this weeks but linked to this one again too! what a twit!! Having a bad M.E day, thats my excuse!! sorry xx

Mary said...

I hope you gals had a great get together, there is nothing like having great friends. Have a great week... I love spending Wednesday's with you....ok, maybe Thursday, when I can't get my act together!

Sweet Pea said...

My Christmas has been a challenge this year...trying to 'upcycle' what normally would be thrown out.
Sorry to hear about your friend. It's especially hard to bear such a loss so close to Christmas.
This is my first link to your WOYWW.