Wednesday, 22 February 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 142

What ho, fellow WOYWWers.  How goes it - any less messily than this:

Taken on Tuesday afternoon.  About half an hour after I'd cleared the desk to work on something.  Really.  I know it looks really flash to have the iPad in full frontal, but I've made some notes on it for a workshop and was making another master board, following my own notes..to see if they make any sense at all.  But as anything I write makes sense to me, I probably should try a real guinea pig!  You can see my delicious collection of brown and neutral ribbons.  Well...the lengths that aren't stored elsewhere.  I may have a whinge about this in another post....might as well carry on talking about ribbons...they never sort themselves out!  The yellow basket at left holds inks and stamps and blahdy blah pertinent to the workshop I ma working on.  The basket at right has acrylic blocks and other stuff that should be properly put away buy now.  But in the basket = out of my way, so, well, there they stay for now.
The ladder and the fork continue to make their presence felt for those of you who like a routine...I think Mr D has realised that not putting them away keeps him front and centre of my mind when I'm at my desk.......For once, I've only got one pair of scissors to hand too.  I think I stopped to take the photo at just the right time! So, share your space..desk, floor, tray, arm of chair, kitchen worktop..wherever and whatever you are creating, we like to see.  Use WOYWW in your post title so we can find it easily, and link your post here....we'll visit if we can. 
I doubt many if any can get around all the desks, every week.. I can't.  Don't beat yourself up about it....but visit some...this community is about reciprocity...sharing, blah. And talking of that..there's another anniversary coming up...I have an idea.  Will hone and refine and report back. (!)

134 comments:

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

still awake at silly o'clock... much prefer the mornings! seem to have made no 1! but that might chnage... desk looks productive and oh I wish I had an ipad.. actually a laptop would be good... have to suffice with a phone as a mini laptop.. works well.. diary, notes, etc. sadly need glasses to read it!
Have a good wednesday
xx

Anne-marie said...

woo hoo I got here early lol. Your desk looks very busy, Oooo I luv the ribbons Hope you have a fab week
Anne-marie x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Well I'm still up after getting sucked in at the last minute by Craft Day on QVC. Really, I should know better, but at least I can do a "look what I bought!" post for a WOYWW soon. Funny, I'd mss the ladder if it went. And happy to guinea pig for your instructions, if you need it,

Happy WOYWW.
MA

JoZart said...

I read the title of the black book.... something about amnesia but I can't remember what it was!!
Quite a proud mess there and it looks like you've been up to allsorts but there's no evidence of results except the tiny torn bit of something on the paper.
Funny you mentioned ribbons.... I tried to solve my ribbon probs but failed miserably.
I wasn't going to mention those ladders or the fork incase it was a sore point... seems it is!!
Lv JoZarty x

May said...

Whoop whoop, Got in early, its so difficult to do in the morning rushing out at a silly hour to work, I dont think it's flash at all Julia with your Ipad if I had one I would be doing the same, my daughters have them and they are brill. Well I am glad to see the fork & ladder still there its a wee bit of comfort to know I'm in the right place (lol)Busy bee desk going on there today, Have a great wednesday, Hugs May x x x

fairy thoughts said...

hi there, It would seem insomnia has it's good side, silly o'clock works for me.
Looking good on your desk but as usual you have a very small space to work in.
I think we would all miss the ladder if he moved it now. LOL
janet

Jackie said...

We all moan about our untidy desks but let's just ask ourselves....would we be any happier if they were tidy all the time? I find it easier to hide new stash if my room's a mess ;))
Happy Wednesday everyone!

RosA said...

There might only be one pair of scissors at hand but I can see plenty more lurking in the background! I'm thinking that large book, precariously balanced, is destined for altering? Happy WOYWW!

Deb said...

there is a yellow/gold colour scheme going on there, very co-ordinated indeed! i like the fork and ladder, makes me forget it is winter! only snow in our garden, I am less likely to forget!
Happy WOYWW, Debxx

Sharne Davies said...

WHoo oooo I am in early but then again i may need to rush to the small room - too many pancakes !!!! I would really miss the ladder now it become a symbol of lifes constant struggle to tidy.... XX Sharne Fresh as a Daisy)

Katie said...

I am super jealous of your ipad! I want one so badly, maybe I should drop some hints at home for my birthday ;)

I love all your ribbons, and I always think, if things are in a basket and out of your way, they are away enough to work!

Have a great Wednesday and a fabulous week!

Ohhh Snap said...

I truly meant to post an answer (ladder) in your pictureless post, but I got distracted. BTW, I was up in the early hours watching QVC UK and Dyan Reaveley mentioned WOYWW on air. Writing things up is the hardest part of blogging, I'm tipping my hat to you for doing workshops! #15

Shoshi said...

Nice busy desk, Julia! I love ribbons, although I don't often use them - I just like having them around!! Love it that Mr. D. is making his presence felt in this week's WOYWW - not to be outdone, no doubt! Hope you have a really good week, and thanks again for organising us all (if that's possible lol!)

Hugs,
Shoshi

Mary Ann said...

The ladder and fork mean that maybe spring is happening. It's a better view than tons of snow:)

p.s. I'm posting early (it's my Tuesday) because my granddaughter is sick and I may have to babysit.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had every intention of getting here early, but I had company and got home about the time your post came out. So I've been running late ever since.

I wanted to tell you, you have two weeks to wallow in those pages. I believe that should give you time.

Yes, ribbons have a mind of their own. They never sort themselves out without a bit of help. I've never had an iPad, but I can tell you are putting yours to good use.

Sarah said...

An i-pad on the desk and the ladder outside - a picture of balanced life methinks! Ribbon rage rules my embellie corner...I have plans for winding them all in my 39th week...!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Julia - love the ipad full view, myself, yet to invest in one and maybe the ladder is a real focal point each week indeed must fly literally? no, not literally! must go happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. #27 i think..

sandysewin said...

Julia, I spent hours and Hours and HOURS sorting out my ribbons. And they've stayed that way.

It was a TON of work, and worth it, but definitely something only for a time when one is in the mood.

Another anniversary? Didn't we just have the last one?

scrappymo! said...

I'm drooling over the Ipad...you lucky girl!

I know what you mean about ribbon...I have tried several different organizing ideas but none are quite right.

But you look like there is an order to what you are doing. You know where everything is and you are accomplishing lots! That's what counts. I get too wrapped up in tidying my room and should just be crafting instead!

Our fork and spade have not made it out of the shed yet...even tho there have been some days that are warm enough...Mr D is ahead of the game...teehee

Vipera said...

Very busy desk ) so much staff to play with ) I like it!

Have a Happy WOYWW!

Olga x

Jona Panesa said...

happy wednesday!!! its been awhile since I was here. loved your creative mess!!!

jude said...

There may be only one pair of scissors but llots of other lovely stuff to see.Have creative week
hugs judex34

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh, the I-PAD..I keep researching brands etc..but. It sure would be handy at the crafty desk. Seems more and more are going digital and I kinda hate to see that. ALL this STUFF will be eliminated? ?
Ohhh...pressies down the road?
Glad I'm not the only one not making all the rounds. I try but..
Have a wonderful week.

Lexi said...

You have a very busy desk! My ribbons are currently rolled into pencils and I'm satisfied with it at the moment. :)

Thanks for sharing. New recruit here!

VonnyK said...

I love to see your ladder and fork in the garden, it makes me feel better about everything left out in my garden. I don't have a garden fork now, as my visitor from England (Angie) was helping me dig and it snapped in two. After the incident with the taps last week, I won't let her help anymore :)
Love all the bits and ribbons on your desk. Glad you can use an ipad, I've given up, it keeps doing what I don't want it to. I'm sticking with a good old fashioned computer.
Have a great week.
Von #38

Sue from Oregon said...

It is amazing how fast a desk can get trashed...but really does not take long to clean either! Just looks impressive LOL! I think Mr D is making sure we don't forget him...I think we all look for the ladder now. And what was the answer to your blog candy question??? Oh wait...is it the 22nd yet...all my days run together ! Oh my...must be bed time in my neck of the woods!

Scrapcollectr said...

Your desk is a wonderful version of I Spy. In fact, I spy a very interesting text book upside down precariously poised on top of something.... The things you find when you really look! *smile* Enjoy your process...
#44

Neil said...

What would we do with our Wednesdays if it was not for the wonder of WOYWW? It's always fascinating to peek through the window into your creative arena so thank you for letting me peek in. Hope you have a good week. Your desk is looking full this week. Ribbons are the bane of my life too at the moment. I need to do something with them!
Neil (#46 ish)

Kathryn said...

Ha! The first thing I checked out was to see if the ladder was still there! Sorry. Maybe you should have someone take it away and see how long it takes for Mr. D to notice.
Lovely brown/neutral ribbon stash! I do so love ribbon!
Seriously, Thanks Julia for WOYWW! It makes my week (even though I can't always post)
Hugs!
kat

Gabrielle said...

Tee hee! I too mention ribbons this week - they multiply don't they? But I think I'm bit too tight to use them!!! Happy Wednesday x

Whimcees said...

Hello,

I wish I could visit everyone - so much talent and great projects! But this is not possible so I try to visit as many as I can.

And now that ridiculous new word verification is keeping me from leaving comments when I do visit. I have poor eyesight which makes it impossible for me to read the words but I don't see how anyone can decipher them! The last comment I left on a blog that has this verification it took me 4 trys to get it right! Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Morti said...

I posted my page last night, and then re-dated it for today as I really needed my sleep! Can't quite get over the fact that I'm now #51 at what used to be silly o'clock in the morning!

I've decided the ladder and fork are actually an art installation in your garden rather than actual items of domestic use..... You should charge the locals entry fees to come and see - someone will call it art for sure! LOL

Bridget Larsen said...

I think Mr D is waiting to trip someone up on that blasted fork and ladder lol or he just wants to star n WOYWW
Bridget #54

Ann B said...

Glad to see that your idea of a cleared desk is similar to mine - there's hope for me yet. Gets busier every week on here but no wonder, not only are you featured in magazines but get a mention by Dyan R on QVC yesterday. According to Dyan lots of us have photos of Tim Holtz on our desks - still looking for the one on yours.
Up at 6:45, again. and still 56th to post link, at this rate I will be getting up before I go to bed.
Have a great day.
Ann B
#56

Mlissabeth said...

Here for the first time from Create with Joy. I am sharing a knitted project.

kay said...

hi julia,after visiting you for several weeks have now taken the plunge and added my desk but am sure you are going to be horrifed at seeing mine :) but if ever you need a tidy up fairy to sort your ribbons or play with your ipad i am your woman,x

Trish Latimer said...

Lovely busy desk!!! Love the ribbons, they look fab!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

it's in the wee early morning hours here, but what better time to view blogs! Love your window view and busy desk. I have a tangled mess of ribbons too that need some sorting. Always much to do!

Di said...

I composed WOYWW yesterday - wondering if the ladders and fork would still be there. You didn't disappoint us Julia, big smiles! And, great to see you version of a clear desk :)) Happy WOYWW, wonder what you're cooking up as WOYWW is coming up to 3 years old now. Di xx

Helen said...

As always your desk is ripe for a rummage! Is that huge book the one you're altering? I practically stood on my head to read the title thinking it was going to be somehow pertinent to your post today! I am having trouble with blogger (it's an Internet Explorer issue apparently, blogger say change my browser to Google Chrome - well they would, wouldn't they!) ok, rant over, desks to visit, lol!!

Annie said...

Looks like we are all sorting ribbons out this week :-)
Hugs,
A x

Spyder said...

You have a lot of orange on your desk this week. and!!! That folk is still stuck in the lawn...actually....looking out of my window the creeping climbing thing is still dangling for it's trellis and sprawled across the path way... I think it's about time I go set the postman free...some one must be missing him by now!!
((Lyn))

Caatje said...

LOL, I had to laugh when you said you had just cleared your desk. I'll take your word for it. There's definitely a brown neutral theme going on there and I want those ribbons. As for the i-pad...I want that too! ;-)

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...glad to see Mr Dunnit's props in the background...love the long ribbons and that rather cute Union Jack mini plaque...have a lovely week...Mel :)

Twiglet said...

Looking forward to the anniversary challenge!! x Jo

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I love your window looking out into the world! So what if those things are not put away...you can still see grass and sky. I love my window and sit watching the birds sometimes!

nerllybird said...

Oooh! Anniversary! Exciting! I'm going to ask something now....why, when we're all meant to comment after linking, are there never anywhere near as many comments as links? Hmmm.....;)
Helen S

peggy aplSEEDS said...

are you reading that book or will you be altering it, Julia? i wonder what we will be doing for the anniversary?
happy WOYWW, and thanks for hosting!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

jodpea said...

I'll be your guinea pig, I have a nasty habit of taking instructions too literally and tripping myself up!

Joanne said...

I've just spent a few minutes wondering why you have a big book titled Carnival Animals on your desk, only to look again and see it says Criminal Amnesia - I think??
Hugs Joanne xx

Dragon said...

OOOh lots of stuff about and VERY interesting, but have you made owt?? I love my ipad too but can't blog properly on it yet... I thank you most sincerely for my Wednesdays!!! What a clever lady you are
Frankie
xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, so reassuring to see the ladder and fork as usual ... there are some things you just come to rely on. You can cover your desk with ribbons every week, I won't complain. Ah, and the precariously balance book ... is there a reason? Reassured also to read that you are finding it difficult to get around all the desks ... I'll sleep more easily now knowing I'm not alone, though I suspect you still manage to visit many more than I do :( Elizabeth x a more respectable #82 this week :)

Jaki Morris said...

Love ribbons, it's my addiction! I also love my ATG and I see you have one, don't know what I did before I had mine.
I am always amazed at the number of blogs people manage to visit, I try to do more each week.
Thanks for the peeps
Jaki

Erika said...

That looks like one busy and productive desk again this week. Enjoy! Erika. x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super fun desk as always! Love that ribbon pile I just want to get in there and route around! I'm number 83 this week, so am getting a bit higher, though I fear I'll never get near the top 50 I'm never around early enough for that! I'm lucky I do have time on my hands so I do visit most desks and try to leave a comment. But that is my choice entirely. I'm stuck at home because of my conditions and my little trip around the desks feels like I'm getting out and about! Lol
Take care Zo xx

April said...

Ooh lots of interesting stuff going on on your desk! wonder what you are planning for the anniversary??!! Have finally got around to changing my blog, hopefully you will be able to read my text again now x

Cathy said...

Lol at the ladder and fork ... hopefully they will eventually disaapear from view!!!
Fab creative desk this week Julia, and don't mention ribbons ... you should see mine!
Hugs
Cathy xx

jo said...

Wow, very busy desk! Love the pile of ribbons, think a ribbon sort out is gonna be my next job!
Jo x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

How exciting! Another anniversary! How time flies!!! Patsy from
HeARTworks

BetteK said...

Thought I was on the ball and ready for WOYWW'ing this week but look how many of you have already posted! At least I've made it this week ... last week just crept by without me realising. Happy WOYWW'ing everyone. Debbie xXx #89

Hardwick Creations said...

Julia,

I think I look forward to seeing the ladder and the fork as much as the fun crafty stuff on your workdesk.

In terms of trying to get to all the workdesks...I have a bit of a method to my madness. I try to visit at least the first 20 as well as the blogs of people who have stopped by mine and then I just try and pick a couple out of every ten....does that make sense? Well, I hope it does.

Thanks again for creating the avenue for us to share our latest creations!

Polly Polkadot said...

I agree with hardwick creations - first thing I did was look out the window!

Debs Willis said...

Love checking out your desk, and this week I feel quite virtuous as you can actually see both wooden table top and craft mat!

Also love the fact that you have a book on amnesia on your desk! In case you forget to....................

Happy WOYWW

Debs #87

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Love the ladder accent... and the iPad - oh how I wish I had one...eh... anyway! Happy WOYWW! x

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Well I don't always make sense, even to myself! Should I worry?
Fiona #95

karen said...

Maybe Mr D wants to be part of WOYWW too and that is why he has put the ladder and fork there. Can't wait to see what he will add next week!
Happy WOYWW!
xoxo Karen #93

MaggieC said...

Thank you for finding time to visit me this week, Julia. I quite agree that it is now impossible to visit everyone these days, and still have time to craft, but hopefully we can visit everyone at least once in a month. You certainly have a lot of ribbons there on your desk. Mine are now sorted and put away using Shaz's system of winding them round foamboard (apart from the ones that won't fit into the box). Thank you for being such a good hostess. xx Maggie #11

Anesha said...

Love the ribbons on your desk, hope your notes worked. :)

Linda said...

The title of the black book made me lol! I love the ribbon, I really need to use mine more considering I have a bunch of it. Linda #99

Redanne said...

Love the gardening equipment - will Mr D feel the need to move it on now do you think? Your desk looks much the same as mine, in terms of tidiness!

Karen said...

There may only be the one pair of scissors this week, but there is still lots of lovely crafty stash about. I think I would miss Mr D's ladders and fork if they were to disappear from the background, maybe we should get him to 'alter' the ladders to make them slightly different to the norm lol!!

Take care, have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Gwen said...

A very creative desk , your is this week...lots going on!!!Or at least the potential to have lots coming up:)

xx

Barb King said...

I use ribbon alot, don't seem to have a great organizing system yet though. Got up at 5:30 this am because I was away for a few days and last night had just unloaded some new stamps on my desk, realized how addicting this WOYWW is when I was trying to take pics in the pitch dark! Number 100 this week!
Barb

RosC said...

I'm awake but only just. Love your desk, and the ladder, and the ribbons that remind me of lovely big strands of kelp. Familiar landmarks are important including the iPad :-) Happy to swing around again.
Ros. (101)

Angie said...

Hello from the other side of the pond! I stumbled into your workdesk last week and fell head over heels in love! What a wonderful thing to be able to peep into others spaces and see how they work! I've posted my first WOYWW link and hope to post many more in the future!

Hazel said...

I love the normality of seeing the fork and the ladder courtesy of Mr D! As for your desk, it's a busy place once again and a productive one. I have ribbons boxed up, but have yet to find a system that really works - I always end up rummaging around and finding it hard to get what I need! As for the iPad, I love mine - John insisted on treating me to one for our anniversary last year - with quite frequent hospital visits for him it keeps me amused while waiting! x

Laura said...

Thank goodness for baskets (and other containers) to help corral our goodies. I think we have to be unafraid of chaos in order to really be able to utilize our stuff . . . better a whirlwind of creativity than a sterile table with things gathering dust. I think I'm not 100% awake as I type this -- happy Wednesday. :)

Craftychris said...

Another anniversay, looking forward to whatever you come up with! I love your desk,its always full of stuff and creativity xx

laurie said...

I'm joining for the first time, I hope I did all I was suppose to do, what a great party!!! Thankyou for hosting!

Charlene said...

I finally made it...whew..I would have to stay up til the wee hours to get in early. Our laptop is dying so we're saving pennies for an Ipad. Our grands have one and it's awesome, I must say. I might be able to spirit it into the studio so I don't have to run the length of the house to get to the desktop!

Laura said...

Great desk, it is as always very organised. I saw your other post and could not for the life of me work out the answer, if someone works it out they deserve the candy. Have a lovely day and enjoy your view. Laura

Marion said...

I love your desk. So funny you said you cleared it after you took that picture. LoL I finally decided to dive in and posted my first woyww blogpost :)

KAT said...

having a great time being colorful and bounc-y this week

On a high after my spiritual retreat last weekend !
-KAT-

Gwen said...

Dear Julia. Just a suggestion, but if people turned off the word verif. thingy, we could get round to more desks and leave more comments.
I wondered if you could suggest it!
Have a wonderful day.
xxx 101 Gwen

Emily said...

Your desk looks like a hive of activity, as always! Love the ribbons - you're right, they never do sort themselves out, do they?!
Happy WOYWW
emilyx

StampinCarol said...

I was at a stamping/scrapping retreat this past weekend and am still trying to get stuff put away. Plus I have a class to teach at a senior's social club this afternoon so my desk is worse than usual. This is a fun "challenge"! Thanks to Angie (# 104)for posting about this!

Shashi Nayagam said...

I have an eternal problem with my ribbons too. They never stay unraveled for long. Your desk is looking very busy with lots of goodies on it.

Clare with paint in her hair said...

I met Donna aka Doone through WOYWW! I think she met Darcy and Gina through WOYWW too! So it is much thanks to you we have all met! HUGS!

lisa said...

I'd never get anything done if I had the temptation of anything electrical, apart from my radio, where I craft. You look very professional though, Julia, I'm very impressed.
I'm curious as to what that weighty volume is on your desk. I had to stand on my head to read the title and am even more curious now!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #127

ikki said...

Hi Julia, love those ribbons - it would be a shame to put them away because then you'd forget them. Perhaps if in view you will even get round to using them. I have beads laying around just the same. I'm a touchy feely sort of gal and think you must be too! ikki

fairyrocks said...

Fun post, I didn't know if I should stare at the ipad or the pitch fork.....one adds charm the other adds high tech credentials to everything!! I could never trust myself with something that expensive anywhere near the glue mist scissor area.
Thanks for hosting

Sarah said...

I had to have a little giggle at the ladder & the fork just left there!! Kinda thing my hubby does!! Loving your busy desk!! x

Craftilicious said...

I've taken to storing my narrower ribbons wrapped around the cards you can store embroidery threads on and keep them in colour families in an embroidery thread box. If you use one of the winding tools it's quite a therapeutic organising session. Hope that helps. I do feel reassured by the ladder and fork each week, their like old friends now.

pat said...

I want to hear about the ribbons some day!! I keep every little piece; don't know what for yet.:>) Enjoy seeing what people are doing.

Karen said...

I see the fork is still in the garden, more crafting to be done then! Love all the ribbons, the ipad looks fun too, a really good workdesk if I may say so!!!

Lisa said...

Wow that is one busy looking desk! Love your big window, must add some great light! Enjoy your day!

Becky said...

Having them in the basket makes them easy to move, right? First thing I looked for was the shovel...

Beachstudio said...

I'm getting a handle on this, even added the Linked in, which is great. I think. Did I mention I was new to blogging a lot. miss a miss. I do love your desk and how it filled up so quickly. Mine has a habit of that too.... and that Pitch Fork really caught my eye outside your window. Love windows... I am claustrophobic, you see. thanks!

Julie said...

Julia! I love how your work are looks out into your back yard! That has to be amazingly peaceful on a sunny afternoon! Even with the pitchfork and the ladder :)

toni said...

Well done for sorting your ribbons perhaps you'd like to pop round and do the same for me ! have fun x

Chrizette said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and yes, those are sketches for future cards tied together with ribbon. Didn't have a file . . . so ribbon seemed like a good idea :)

Celestial Things

sandee said...

Love the update on Mr. D and his ladders and pitch fork, lol How's the van driving going?? Well off to peep into some desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, Julia, do you have time to read all these comments? It is affirming for you to know how much we appreciate that you do this!!

Doone said...

so glad pitch forks remind you of Mr D.

this week mostly I like the balanced book

one can never get cross and bang ones fist upon ones table when a mighty tome may fall upon ones hands as a result.

Dx

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Julia I must say I am enjoying the ladder view very much myself. When you do a 'day' shot of your desk, I peer outside the window first. Dare I confess this? For my ribbons I use those wooden kitchen towel holders that are around the thrift shops by the dozens. They are the kind that stand upright. So they are the perfect size to fit the fancy Japanese paper tapes and I use the holders for those, but also ribbons would work. The holders (stands really) have a handle up top so they can be easily moved. *smiles* Norma

Raven's Rest Studio, Jennifer Conway said...

I look forward to peeking in on your desk, and outside view! Some weeks I'm able to get through quite a few "peeks"....it helps to have a hot tea and snacks while you browse! Happy Wednesday! *smiles* ~Jen

ScrappnBee said...

The desk is looking as crafty as usual! LOL trying to follow your own directions...could be worse, I have been putting together IKEA furniture with my son...now those are interesting directions! Have a fabulous WOYWW! -Amanda 12x12 or 144! LOL

Angie said...

I did not join in this week with woyww but thought I would drop by some of my blog friends when I had a moment. Why do the desks of those who profess to be messy/chaotic still have a sence of order ...whereras mine looks like a bomb had exploded in the middle of it. lol

Becky said...

Well, somehow I've done it again....#132 is last weeks woyww, #146 is the correct one. I don't know how,or if I can even delete#132... Please don't kick me out :)

Tracy said...

I must confess that this whole WOYWW thing is quite addicting! This is my second week participating and it's blown my hair back. :) Love seeing your desk in all it's chaotic glory! - Tracy

DW Peot said...

Julia!
I think I have you beat this week with a Messy Desk! Can someone come over and clean it up for me?
Hugs!!

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Your desk looks very busy... brilliant! Thanks for visiting my place and the complements. I mostly try things first before I use it on the real project. It takes more time, but less projects ends in the bin :-)
Have a happy and crafty week. xFranka

That Craft Place Ltd said...

I find it amazing that the first thing my eye goes to is the fork! lol..... especially with all that craftiness right' before my eyes! I have an Ipad too.... just gotten to grips with it and it now appears to be abducted by my five year old who has found the perfect use for such an expensive piece of equipment.... mmm to play the Peppa Pig party game!!!! Am I mad, stupid or just enjoying the peace and quiet!!!!!!!! I am sure there are cheaper ways to do it though!!! lol, happy woyww Julia!
Lisa xxx

Anne said...

Love the ribbon colours. Lots of fabby things to have a nosey at. Sorry didn't make many desks last week but did what I could. Anne x

Diana Evans said...

oh what a super fun way to share what we are working on!!!! so glad I found this place!!! love your desk!!!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I don't remember if I've commented on your blog or not.... I don't think so. Can I be too lazy to check? Why yes, I can. I just want to say happy YOWWW to you, because I'm feeling a little dyslexic today. And I chuckle that the ladder and fork are still there. Gotta give Mr. Dunnit kudos for consistency. I think you should tie ribbons on the fork and paint doodles on the ladder so you have more to look at out the window.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

I hope it's o.k that I linked up when it was only Tuesday evening here in the US. I visited blogs that had already linked up, some of which were from the US so I thought it is o.k. Please let me know if that's NOT ok.

I noticed the ladder is still there but has moved -- that's progress in my book! tee hee

Happy WOYWW
Kay
#29

Sandy Trefger said...

Busy, busy desk this week! That ladder and fork crack me up! My hubby so does stuff like that. My craft room is upstairs so the window view would not show any of his left out yard things. :) Happy WOYWW!

Sheena said...

How very clever to prop the ipad up on your little deck chair, a device of many uses!
And oodles of lovely ribbons - yum!

Sheena
xxx

TangolikeRaindrop said...

>153 WOYWW-ers! Good golly - I bet you didn't expect this sort of success when you started this blog hop. :) Congrats! Hope you have a fab week!

thefrugalcrafter said...

I think my desk might be messier;) happy woyww!

Vickie @ In My Head Studios said...

This series is so much fun!! Thank you very much for hosting this!

Mynnette said...

Hooray!!! Got to link up again this week--I've been MIA for a bit. Thanks for letting us link up--and I TOTALLY know what you mean about clearing it and then it goes back to a hot mess! My daily life! ;)

Lynn holland said...

My IPad is velcroed to me, I am never parted from it. As I am the new girl I hope people will have a look at my blog and let me know what you think.
You will see my mammoth task of moving everything out this week while i have new flooring put in....... Oh dear I can feel a nothing cuppa coming on xxx

Lynn Holland said...

Lynn here commenting from my iPad which is always by my side, it's as faithful as a dog.
Hope you will like my blog. As you will see I am clearing out getting ready for some new flooring. It's taking me forever though as cups of tea and cakes keep getting in the way of progress hee hee !
Lovely crowd you've got round you

Jeremy and Samantha said...

I am way behind in getting around but boy you look busy! Thanks for putting this together.

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Clever iPad stand - is that a cookbook holder?

I'm on Ribbon Storage Method #78, still trying to find a way to manage all of it. *sigh*

Cheers,
Susan #138

Jennifer Nowell said...

This is my first ever WOYWW post. I've been watching them for such a long time and decided to just jump in.

Joynana said...

Hi Julia, I finally made it over for a visit. I visit Spyder a lot and have wanted to post a pic of my desk for a while. Here it is. I will be back soon.

okienurse said...

Guess it is better to be late then never when it comes to posting WOYWW! I missed Wednesday due to other issues but I am here now. Love the look of your desk this week...very creative! Vickie #173

MaggieC said...

This is my second visit of the week, Julia, so there is no need for you to add another visit into your already full schedule. Just a comment and a minor query. Have you noticed a much higher level of Word Verification thingies showing up this week, and not all from new visitors. is it something to do with the new version of Blogger (I have resisted it so far). It makes visiting twice as long as before, meaning that I only visit half as many people as I would like. Rather frustrating. Have a good week. xx Maggie #11

Tuire said...

Love your desk, but love your yard, too! You see - no snow! We do have it here in southern Finland huge amounts!

Babs said...

First time visit for me, Love to see what others work spaces look like. I'll go have a look around now. Thanks for opportunity to show my new craft room.
Babs #174

Ellen said...

Well, I just entered my first link at WOYWW. I have been having fun looking at all of y'alls work spaces so I decided to share mine. Thanks for looking at mine!