Wednesday, 14 December 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 132

There is a reason for the shakey photography.  And for the gifts on my workdesk.  This photo and post are scheduled.  Right now it's Tuesday afternoon.  Tonight I'm out with my crafting galfriends for our Christmas meal and Secret Santa.  So I've finally broken into some Christmas paper and done some wrapping.  And I realised that if I don't schedule this.....I have to get up really early on Wednesday morning..and I don't intend to; you will I'm sure understand.  I'm tonight's designated driver, but nevertheless, it will be a late night.  And I've planned a lie in.  What's the betting I'll be wide awake at 5.30am! 
You can see a set of nesting box lids...which match the nesting boxes upon which they stand..you can't tell that I've actually done something to the boxes, but I have.  I'm doing a Neil.  If they are ever finished, I'll explain.   
Meanwhile, I'm off to the meeting of The Coven (as the Enthusiastic Educator's husband refers to us.  He thinks he's joking; only we know whether he is or not.) That's why the photo is a bit shakey - I'm hungry! Show us what you're doing this close to Christmas, if you've time.  Upload a pic of your work surface to your blog and then link here.  We'll visit.  Slowly!

85 comments:

Helen said...

Well, I really hope you're not awake!! If like me after an evening out I am usually awake all night - effects of eating too much only (I can't eat late at night!) The pressies look so pretty - I had to wrap some last evening to take to the post office today...

peggy aplSEEDS said...

goo job on your gift wrapping, so festive! and what a neat desk, specially for this time of the year! happy WOYWW and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Gayly wrapped packages always makes me happy! Hope you had a good sleep in! :^) Patsy from
HeARTworks

peggy aplSEEDS said...

woops, i mean good job!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Gotta like the SLOWLY claim. Just how I feel after trying to catch up with everyone who left messages last week for me. Have a great sleep in. After all, you deserve it. I know. I've been the designated driver more times than I can count.

RosA said...

Been stalking your blog since about 3pm here. That's about an hour ago, and I have also figured out how early it is in your part of the world, so I am very glad you are having a lie in! Hope you had a good night!

Neet said...

Hope you had a good night and just think how much better you will feel than the others - sometimes being designated driver helps. Lovely pressie wrapping.

MvM-design said...

No gifts with Christmas , we have Sinterklaas at December the 5th.
Rainy weather here.... but happy WOYWW ;-)
Hugs Marleen

Neil said...

AHA, I think I know what you're up to with those boxes! Well I should shouldn't I as I'm the one you are referring to.... I think..... Look forward to seeing the result and I hope you had a fun evening.

VonnyK said...

Hope you're feeling okay this morning after you big night, at least you won't have a hangover. Your presents look great, love the curly wurlies.

If I don't get time to do next weeks desk, have a wonderful Christmas.

voodoo vixen said...

I am sure you will have a lovely time... good food, good friends, great laughs... hope you get your lie in but if you are anything like me... as soon as I know I can... I can't!! LOL

Electra said...

A Neil. Hmmm, interesting. At least you can show us what's on your workdesk, Julia, I'll bet lots can't!

kath said...

hope you had a great night out with your girlfriends and can't wait to see what you do with your nesting boxes...hugs kath xxx

Sue from Oregon said...

I bet you all had the best of times last night! Maybe you should show some of those pictures!(or maybe not....) Can't wait to see your project Julia.

jude said...

Hope you had great nite stuffed your self silly and now fast asleep having fab lie in!Whats the betting you wake up same time.Anything like m,y body clock i do at weekends even though hubby not out to work im still wake at 5am.Sods law!lol
Have restful wenesday
hugs judex 10

Morti said...

I hope you're still pushing out ZZZZZs as I write this! No early rising for you today! Unlike some of us - bah humbug!

A tidy desk from you today, eh? Hope Secret Santa went well!

Gabrielle said...

I hope last night was utterly fantastic and that you aren't too bleary eyed this morning! The presents look very exciting - wish one of them was for me!!! Happy Wednesday x

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I hope that you had a wonderful evening out with your friends! Wishing you a great week!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Looks like you have a lucky secret Santa recipient. I have 2 this year and I'm glad as the first didn't even manage the minimum spend (and entirely my fault got a gift from my ideas wishlist so it was not actually wanted oh dear all sorted though). The second is not so secret and under the tree and looks very alluring - the recipient may wish she had someone else, but then she didn't make it easy so I covered everything ;) Hope you had a lovely evening and were well reciprocated!

Ann B said...

Looks like we have both been wrapping this week Julia, my photo shows Christmas presents as well. Hope you had a good time last night.
Up early to let the dog out so back to bed with a cuppa now.

Create With Joy said...

Wow, I posted early, then got so busy writing a review, I lost track of the time and forgot to link up!

Happy WOYWW to you - I actually cleaned up this week!

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

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Pretty pink parcels - hope the recipient liked 'em!! May your lie-in be long and luscious :)
Hugs, LLJ #34 xx

okienurse said...

Hope you had a good time going out and about with the Coven tonight! When we took a group of Scouts to Norwich several years ago they called the American leader mothers traveling with the group the Twisted Sisters cause we got busted by a bobby taking tart cards out of the red box phones in London! Probably saved our lives truth be told!! The British Mom's were known as the Booze Mother's for their frequent trips to France...Life is good and like you only we know why we truly deserved those nicknames! Hope you have a great week! Vickie #35

Annie said...

Hope you had a great night out and really enjoy a good lie in this morning. Love the funky pink parcels.
Hugs,
A x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Julia can so relate to the shakiness of the hands from hunger. I too am flat out having time to eat with everything that is on - hope you have - no, know you will have a great time with the girls. happy sleep in and happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x #38

Spyder said...

Well, you're ahead of me, have not wrapped one present yet!! When's Christmas this year? ^^^^\o/^^^^ (help!) I get shaky and quite 'grrrrr' when I get hungry, actually no, the 'grrrrr' comes when I've been deprived of Chocolate! I keep wanting to do a 'Neil' too, he does have some amazing ideas! Maybe it's something to promise to do in the 'New Year'!!Have a great week, and a lovely day today
(Lyn)

MrsC.x said...

OMGosh! i think that is the tidest i've seen your desk in ages!!

Pressies look gorgeous i am very jealous of your crafty girlfriends mine all live too far away now so am a lone crafter most the year. hope you enjoyed your night and got your lay in ttfn

Charlie.x

sarahp said...

Secret santa that reminds me I have to do that too !!!! soooo many things to remember..
Love all the festive fun and the boxes..mmmmm interesting . Have a great day xx

Bridget Larsen said...

You deserve a lie in, you've been busy !!! Hope you had a great time and cant wait to see what you make of the nested boxes
Bridget #24

The Crafty Elf said...

Well Julia I hope you had a great time.
I love your paper! Still much to do and with being away right now I'm finding I'm quite behind this year! I'm not good at being behind but I'm going to have to suck it up! I can't do it all and to have a few days away with hubby is worth it. Have a great week!

Lisa-Jane said...

That's a very tidy desk today Julia! Cute boxes and cute presents. I hope you had a good time last night and managed a lay in xx

Twiglet said...

Hope you had a great night out - would be warmer than mine - heating boiler packed up and waiting for parts!! x Jo

kissinia said...

Looks really intriguing!

Di said...

Your desk scared me this morning - waaaaay too tidy and organised for this time of year! Hope you had a great night out. Di xx

Jacqueline said...

Oh dear... looks like I've passed on 'fever' to you! lol....waaaay to tidy! lol. Lovely wrapping though! :)

And I also have an idea for a set of nesting boxes that I bought from a well known Swedish 'Designer' furniture store! lol...That Neil has a lot to answer fo doesn't he!! lol

Take care and hope your night went wll,

Jackie x

Quirky Boots said...

hope you had a lovely night out :) xx

April said...

Oooh look at those lovely pressies! I REALLY need to start wrapping some soon! I too was out on a "Festive Feast" last night so when my alarm went off at 6:30am for work I was not a happy bunny :o) hope you managed a lay in... if you did shed some zzzz's for me :o) x

lisa said...

I hope you are still snoozing under the duvet with a nice mug of tea, Julia.
Can't wait to see what the rest of those boxes look like, I still have some in their bare state waiting to be prettied up too, Mmmmm 26 hours in the day would be nice.
Hope you had a great night out.
Hugs Lisax. #54

GLENDA BROOKS said...

At least you have some wrapped. Me? Not a one!

minnie_mac said...

Beautifully wrapped gifts. Hope you had a good night out and a nice lie in.

Marilyn

Lothian Crafts said...

Hope you had a great evening out and the presents look so nice all wrapped in that lovely paper. Elaine

Shoshi said...

Well, it IS the party season! Hope you had a great evening out. Well done getting on with your wrapping. I made a start yesterday too - got to take the pressies up to the funeral for that branch of the family.

Because we'll be going up tomorrow and returning Sat, I doubt if I'll visit many desks this week, for which I apologise - but wish you all a happy WOYWW and esp. to you Julia, and thank you for all you do to keep us entertained and in order!!!

Hugs, Shoshi

Kyla said...

ooh, you have a Coven too? I hope you had a fab night. Kyla 61 (number....SO not my age!!)

Shirley Pumpkin said...

I hope you have a fun Night and get to sleep in, But I think you are right everytime I want to sleep in I always just wake up at the crack of dawn!!! lol

Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin #63

Scrapcollectr said...

Wrapped peasants? That reminds me! Mine have to travel across the US, I guess I better start crackin'.... Your desk looks so nice and calm. Hope your Coven party was a blast.... *smile*

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lovely presents..Hope you had a wonderful time with your friends and didn't get into tooooo much trouble. It is VERY necessary here in the states to have a designated driver. Big Bucks if your stopped for OWI
Enjoy your last minute preparations and Happy WOYWW

TangolikeRaindrop said...

Great idea - this WOYWW thing. :) I hope you have a wonderful time on your night out!

butlersabroad said...

Oh lord, wrapped presents already? No procrastination, you're actually ahead of the game! Hope you had a brilliant night out and are feeling suitably recuperated by now.

Hugs
Brenda 68

Craftychris said...

Your so organised wrapping already!! I'm impressed. I hope you had a fab time last night xx

JB said...

Love the shade of your giftwrap. I must do some more xmas gift wrapping myself today!

Mrs A. said...

Not done a thing on my desk apart from a couple of hats for the boys which took me absolutely ages. Being one handed at christmas is no fun. My wrapped resents may look like a child has selotaped them together and as for bows...........!!!!! Hope you had a great time last night. Hugs Mrs A.

misteejay said...

Hope you got to have your lay-in.

Lovely colour wrapping paper Julia.

Toni xx

Jingle said...

Pretty Pretty presents!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, Hope you had a fab time last night and that you are now fully revived after your late night out. Look forward to seeing the boxes when done. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #66

lruk said...

I hope your night out was a good one and that you aren't feeling the strain of a late night too badly.

505whimsygirl said...

woohoo!!! I think I'm linked up on this amazing blog hop!!! Thanks, Julia, for doing this. I can't tell you enough how much I've enjoyed checking out everyone's creative spaces and the projects they are working on.

Kay
aka 505whimsygirl

Michelle said...

The Coven! Gotta love the husbands, lol! Hope you had a great night and didn't get up too early.

Michelle Jaramillo said...

Off and running! When my next page is drying and I have a moment in between baby and paint I am going to get more coffee and hop, hop, hop!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Robin Panzer Art said...

Hope your Coven meeting was fabulous and fun! Love that magenta paper you are using for your prezzies! ~Happy WOYWW #85 ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Pam said...

From this perspective I'm not sure if you should be the designated driver. Looks a bit shakey to me. Course I don't know what the rest of the coven look like and what concoctions might come out of that gathering. And what the hec? You actually have gifts to wrap? You are WAY ahead of my game.

Deb said...

looking very neat and tidy! hope you had a good night out!
Happy WOYWW, have a fabulous creative day, Debxx #88

ScrappnBee said...

I hope that the lie in was a sucess and you are nice and well rested! Hope the boxes turn out well and that you had fun with the Coven! LOL! -Amanda #29

Debs Willis said...

Hope you had a fab time, and are now suitably revived!!

May said...

Hi, I hope you had a super eve out, and a wee lie in this morning, fab colour of paper for your presents, happy Weds, Hugs May x x x

Doone said...

love the festiveness of the blog background, I have been remiss in my blogging, now I need to get hopping...
hope you enjoyed weaving spells and knocking back the potions,

Dxxxxx

Mary Ann said...

So I have put up my first ever post on WOYWW...I hope I did it right and I hope you visit me:)

JoZart said...

From deep in the Devonshire countryside on me hols, yes really!! I'm writing in haste due to crazy internet providers here. Have a great time with the Coven... bubble bubble toil and trouble... etc.,
Love from JoZarty, wet, and snowed on and blown about in pixie country!
Holiday... nah!!!

Doone said...

I just realised I have to go under the pseudonym Jo this week (90)

Dx

Sue said...

Hope you had a lovely lie in.

Happy WOYWW! I popped along last week and now I"m bitten :)

Bellaidea said...

Hi! Today I have so pretty gifts /I won the Challenge/ on my desk, may I show it too?I will start making new layouts from all of it 2night:)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Not much has changed at my workdesk since last week except the piles might be higher.... I can't wait to see what everyone is up to. Pretty wrapping paper!

Scrappekatten said...

I have begin to look forward to wednesdays, I really like to see what others are up to.

Sue said...

Well someone is organised! very pretty prezzies, hope you had fun and what a tidy desk, putting us all to shame! Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Cardarian said...

Wrapping???? Really???You are sooo good!!!! I will probably do that on Christmas Eve - well I will try to do it earlier but who knows! Oh where are these elves I need some help!!!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Caatje said...

Sweet little gifts. Hope you and your friends are having a blast together!

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Well your more prepared than me, wrapping paper? whats that then?

Hope you had a lovely Time with your friends, and do take things slowly after a hard night! Lol

Craftgirl said...

I love the colour of your gift wrap. you look very organised too.
Happy WOYWW
Carol C

sandra de said...

My brain must be on holidays, I created a new post and completely forgot to link!!! Gorgeous colours you have chosen for your christmas pressies. Love the "coven" title.

Anne said...

Love the colours you have chosen. Have not even got all presents let alone wrapped any. Still have some to cards post. I am so tired and can't imagine having it all done. Anne x

Sheri - confessed craftaholic said...

Pretty paper! I couldn't live without curling ribbon this time of year!

Craftgirl said...

The blue bumpy thing on my desk is an iron rest made of silicone. I had to iron a tag, LOL

Carol

Craftychris said...

Thanks for your kind comments. In answer to your question, thankfully my Maralyn book isn't my to do list. Its where I keep lists of who I need to send cards to along with other useful bits of information. My to do lists are generally scraps of paper. Very unorganised!!x

Shoshi said...

Julia, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I'll be posting about the bag skirts in the next few days hopefully, and also about the funeral - it was a truly amazing experience. We got back this evening, having picked up Sheba, my new Black Cat kitty this morning! She's got to stay in her box till I've got time to play with her till after Christmas!!

Hugs, Shoshi #58

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