Wednesday, 7 March 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 144

The hot news is not about my desk this week.  Although as you can see, it's a bit more orderly. I've taken the shot from the right edge of my desk because the sun was low and bright and a 'full frontal' pic would have been a glare.  I'm making preparations to send out the WOYWW badges, so don' forget to email your post address if you want one.


So this week's burning issue is WORD VERIFICATION.  Oh my.  Since blogger changed to the 'captcha' type of wobbly fonts in bubbles, it's caused no end of difficulties for WOYWWers, several have been moved to email me and ask that if you show your desk, please, turn off the Word Verification.  It is my opinion that Comment Moderation is a more successful way of avoiding unwanted comments/spam, 'specially since Blogger's new Spam filter seems to be a strong one.  But that's my opinion.  It's not a rule of WOYWW, but there's no doubt that the person trying to comment probably won't try more than once.  If you want to turn off WV and can't, please ask for help...loads of us know how.  And there's no such thing as a stupid question is there, it's just something you don't know the answer to.  Here's another opinion - why can't they just spell it 'capture'...now that's the sort of thing that really annoys me.
Come on then, take five and show us your desk..we wanna see what you're working on and what you've got. Link here and leave a comment if you dare. There's a cyber WOYWW button in the top left margin if you'd like to add one to your blog. 





153 comments:

Sarah said...

A cyber WOYWW button...very Doctor Who! Thanks for the words on WV - it had indeed gone doo-lally and is literally a head-tilting turn off. I see badges, I see badges...! And yummy flags...you're in Olympic form already!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Doh! I totally forgot to ask on Saturday if you had the buttons! And yep, WV stinks. It's not that I can't read it, it just will not accept it. Oh well, I just read and move on....

Happy WOYWW

Mary Anne

voodoo vixen said...

I just realised that I haven't emailed you for a button!! Will do it now now... Love the Union Jacks on your desk... I just bought a heap of patriotic BRITISH stuff this morning so I can make something in the Jubilee year!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe I e-mailed my mailing address while waiting for your post to appear. Talk about reading your mind!! And thanks for that WV thing AGAIN. I hope it helps us get around better and faster. Gosh, I love that Union Jack fabric (?), too. Gorgeous.

jude said...

Good Morning wednesday have to say just had the beat laugh reading your post below about chocolate!Totaly agree not for me!
Desk full of glorious badges i think i emailed you but will do it again ...brain fog catching up with insominia doesnt go well...lol
Lovely tidy desk again this week
hugs judex9

May said...

I am so with you on word verification It drives in insane I cant make out those silly letters so I have no choice but to give up! Lots of badges on your desk, woo-hoo, did email last week so you should have me details, Have a good week, Hugs May x x x

jude said...

Soz not in favour of WV ..also my eyes dont alike it!

Dragon said...

I agree... the spam filter is amazing... so I see no reason for the blo--y WV... can;t and don;t want to read it... - hey though... how come I came in at 3 then was suddenly 7 !!??? Oh well, I still loves yeh baby!!
Frankie
xx

JoZart said...

Very patriotic and WOYWWic too today. We'll wear our badges with pride and a big thanks for the offer too!.
WV drives poor old myopic me crazy as I start seeing and imagining all sorts of crazy words.
Love JoZarty x

Create With Joy said...

Happy WOYWW to you Julia! There may be no such thing as dumb questions but apparently there are smart answers - when I read about the WOYWW badges previously (sleep deprived no doubt) I thought you meant new ones for our blogs - had no idea until today that you meant REAL PHYSICAL BADGES for us to bear! SO yes do count me in! I will shoot you my address in a bit!

Now re: Captchas - yes, peeps, PLEASE turn them OFF and either moderate your comments or let your site do it for you! In addition to being annoying and time consuming (esp for those of us who visit tons of blogs) - it is just about IMPOSSIBLE to decipher for any of us who are older or in any way vision impaired! The DISQUIS ones with the bubbles are the absolute worst! I know that the Blogger catches spam REALLY well - I hardly ever had any while I was on there! On WordPress I use just good old plain Akismet and moderate (otherwise I'd never get to read them) and it does a marvelous job - it has NEVER let a single spam comment slip through the cracks and has caught THOUSANDS of spam comments on my blog (HUGE increase in spam since moving over - BUT Akismet and the spam catchers work!) Moderation DOES help you catch the few false positives which DO end up in there every now and then!

Well...I guess you opened a can of worms - I'm sure everyone will have an opinion on this! But - in the meantime - lovely desk and I am now very excited about the badge project!

Happy WOYWW to you!

Ramona

Deb said...

fabby badges, I agree that word verification is driving me crazy! I notice all the new bloggers have it, I reckon they don't even realize!
Happy WOYWW, Deb #14

butlersabroad said...

Oh lord, you're going to have 500 comments agreeing with you, me included! Hate it with a passion. Love all the Britishness going on on your desk this week, loving that. I'll email you right now for a badge right now while I'm thinking about it!

Hugs
Brenda (with no WV!!)

RosA said...

Hi Julia, The buttons look great (but I won't ask you to send O/S, hehe). Yep, the WV annoys me too, and there is nothing wrong with my eyes, but I still can't figure it out, half the time. I think I have turned it off? Happy WOYWW!

Anne-marie said...

hi Julia badges look fab, yes I hate the word thingy lol just a quick question how do I check that its not on, hope you have a fab week
Anne-marie no 17

Judy said...

Julie, I love your What's on your desk!!Thankyou so much for hosting this.You're right about the word verification thing.I tried 5 times on someone's blog.Gave up- thought 5 times is beyond what's reasonable!!
I think if people take the trouble to comment they don't want to jump hoops. I have never had a mean comment in 3 years of blogging! Most people are nice.

Angie said...

Sorry I'm not joining in this week but I'll be back next week ...hopefully with the WV off ...and if I've not said it before ...Yes Please, for a badge. xx

Neil said...

fab badges! Hope you have a super cool week. I'll avoid talking about you know what and wish you a great week instead!

Lavinia said...

Oh blimey that word verification thing drives me a bit mad y'know....to me its an Eye Test!I can never make those silly squiggly words out...what's that all about! Like the look of those badges...going to mail you my address now! Your desk is tidy this week & the killer ladders are nowhere to be seen! :)
Lavinia
x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, love the badges and must drop you an email as I'd love to have my very own. Hate word verification, but I've said that before and still it's there to trip me up. Desk looks very tidy this week - been clearing up, have you :)) Happy WOYWW to you. Elizabeth x an amazing #22 :)

Jackie said...

I agree with eeryone else about WV, it's a total pain in the bum. I just read and move on.

Happy WOYWW :)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hi Julia, love the badges on your desk and of course I want one! i sent you an email, but i don't think i got a reply (although it could be lost in the mess of my inbox). just wanted to make sure you got it cuz i wouldn't want to be left out! ahppy WOYWW and thank for hosting a great party every week!

and i too say NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO (i can't say it enough!) to WV!

Spyder said...

ohoo yes word verification! I only got round less than half last week, some even have BOTH on, I hate the wobbly fuzzy double code-y things! Your desk is looking tidy and very badge-y like this week, Have a happy week
(Lyn)

Ellie said...

Hi! This is my first link to WOYWW! I have turned off WV on my blog and never had any spam issues (touch wood!)

Bellaidea said...

Julia, I can see lots of white paper there, what will you do with it?
Last week I had shocking/empty desk photo, this week I have nice stuff there, some lovely lace.

Lavinia said...

ops can you delete me being number 20, For some reason last weeks post was entered. I have re-linked and now am number 29 Does that make sense?
Lavinia
x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,
I love that it's only Tuesday evening here and I can link up! Then I usually start looking at the blogs. I do hate word verification too. With my eyes it can be quite tricky!!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay
#31

laurie said...

lots of interesting things on your desk .

ScrappnBee said...

Love the badges on the desk! Any chance you would post one to the US? I'd send you some goodies from convention in return ;)LOL! I had the hardest time turning off my WV, but finally managed it! Thanks for the shout out about it!- Amanda 36

Joynana said...

Hi Julia, I am back for the 3rd time and I think that I am hooked. Your desk is so neat today, are you making for buttons. How can I get one?

VonnyK said...

Argh! I can't seem to email you from your blog, it comes up with an outlook thingy and I don't have outlook. This is my email, can you send me an email so that I can give you my address, vonnykaus@yahoo.com.au

I had the word verification on my comments and didn't even know it. Bridget let me know and helped me to get rid of it. So if people encounter the wv, maybe they should let the blogger know as they might not know it's there, like me.
For the record, I hate it too.
Have a great week and I would really love a badge, let me know how much the postage is.
Von :) # 36

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my weekly visit!!!! Hello Julia! I too hate that dreaded word verification junk! I think I must be a little dyslexic or something! Hey loved your versamark card and laughed at your 'snot'/chocolate post! Thanks for the laugh!

Annie Smith said...

Hey there! I am so happy to report finally having new work! *sigh* Feels so good! Can't wait to see what y'all are up to!

Love the buttons, Julia!

P.S. I recommend Disqus for commenting, I found it to be super simple to add to my blog and I love being able to respond directly to people's comments. Disqus has a great tutorial too.

scrappymo! said...

Thanks for the post about the word verification. I turned mine off last week...it was so hard to figure out some of the words. I thought I would go crosseyed!

The badges look fab. Can't remember if I emailed my addy...pesky concussion...I will do it tonite to be sure.
Maureen

Beckyt said...

Ive been away for WOYWW for a few weeks, but I am so glad to be back. I agree WV is annoying I can never seems to get the letters right. The badges are awesome I will be sending you my postal details later :) Happy WOYWW x

okienurse said...

I have turned the word verification off but someone made the remark a couple weeks ago that they weren't going to comment on my site anymore because of it. I would appreciate you letting me know if it is on! I put the WOYWW button on my site. Can't remember if I sent an address email or not so will do now! Vickie #44

Artyjen said...

Mmmm those crazy fonts are hard to see for humans never mind a robotic cyber stalker!!! Happy Wednesday.
xoxo Sioux

Neesie said...

This is my first link to WOYWW!Scary although you seem a nice bunch.

I'm only just getting started in my space. Been an expat for 22 years so always on the move...but this current house has a studio, so I have no excuse.
Just getting the creative juices flowing and thought joining your brilliant blog would help keep them flowing.
I'm looking forward to seeing all the talent out there :D

Morti said...

Hear Hear on the word verification thingy. What a PIA.

Nice clean desk this week hun - must be contagious!!!!

Gabrielle said...

Word verification... grrrr! Thanks for highlighting the issue! I meant to ask nicely for a badge last week... forgot so the timely reminder is very welcome. I'll email you later! Thanks again for hosting - you are wonderful x

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Ooh, tidy! Love the WOYWW pins - such a nice thing to do!

Cheers,
Susan

Mary said...

My goodness you've been hard at work. Your desk is so organized. I love it when mine is...sadly it doesn't stay that way long. I'm so glad you talked about word verification. Last week I was trying to comment while using my Ipad....I was going blind trying to figure out the letters. I'm thinking mine is turned off, however, I have no idea how I did it. Blind luck I guess! Thanks for the new WOYWW button. Have a great week.

Nicks said...

I dont use WV and TBH I have never had much spam on my blog, it is a bit annoying, depends on how much I want to make a comment whether or not I bother - been away too long to know what the badges are about but it looks like you have been a busy gal again x

BetteK said...

Have also missed the story behind the badges ... will have to investigate! Happy WOYWW'ing everyone! Debbie xXx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love the colors on your desk. I hope my email arrived on the Want of the button. It will make people wonder!!
Have a Happy WOYWW and enjoy the visits.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Hey, what are my glasses doing on your desk? I had been wondering what happened to them. LOL Such a tidy desk this week!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Hey, what are my glasses doing on your desk? I had been wondering what happened to them. LOL Such a tidy desk this week!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Hey, what are my glasses doing on your desk? I had been wondering what happened to them. LOL Such a tidy desk this week!

Ann B said...

Yay, badges, I love a badge and this one is great - will wear it with pride. Have already sent you my address but needed two emails to do it as I left it off the first one - what a dope.
I had WV and didn't even know until it was pointed out, think Blogger puts it on automatically and you have to turn it off.
I'm 59 this week, well not in life but in the WOYWW list. If it was in life then you would have invented the ultimate in time travel - 26 one week, then 63, up to 70 and back to 59. Can't you arrange to send me back to 21 so that I can revisit that birthday party I was too tipsy to remember?

Ann B
#59

CraftygasheadZo said...

Morning Julia! Wow I made it out of the 80's onto the 60's. See I knew there was a method in my madness of getting up earlier to post! Lol

Agree with turning off WV but keeping moderation by owner, it's what I do. You can't beat seeing a number of comments waiting to be authenticated!

Oooh badges, might just have to email you about one. Thanks for providing not only them but the gateway to snoop!

Take care & enjoy this WOYWW, I'll try not to snoop too much! Zo x 62

sandra de said...

Fab union jack fabric and plaque. Thanks for the different angle of your desk ... just when you think you know exactly what is on someone's desk they shoot from a different angle. Must remember to email about your woyww badges. Love em.

kay said...

thanks for mentioning the dreaded WV as it makes it so hard to leave a comment,have to admit if i hadnt cracked it in the first two go's i gave up! happy to help anyone to turn theirs off as not everyone realises they have it.
Fab desk,very funky with the badges and union jack, will add my cyber badge tonight,x

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

Because it's an acronym: "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart"

Pauline said...

Lovely desk Julia , very light and airy .I didn't think i had WV on my blog but will now scurry off to check . Please let me know if it is there . Have a great week it's good to be back !
P
Xxx

Helen said...

Thank you for the plea about WV it is such a pain! It really slows down getting round the desks, so I hope lots of people listen to you. I have emailed you for my badge. Love the union jacks - looking forward to seeing what you use them for.

Bridget Larsen said...

I had to try WV on one site 5 times, nearly lost my temper lol, but I didnt give up, now I leave a message on those blogs that have it and found that some of the owners dont know they have it or even how to find it or fix it and I've been able to help them turn it off via email.
Did I send you my snail mail for a Voyeur badge? Let me know.
Bridget #57

MrsC.x said...

loving the arty angle thanks for the heads up on that annoying word thingy i thought i was stuck with it ploughed through my settings and hey i turned it off with out balls-ing evrything else up!

happy WOYWW!
Mrs C.x

Annie said...

Thanks Julia. I'm sure you will get this message out to a lot more than little old me and maybe we can get more to change this WV thingy between us. I hate it.
Hugs,
A x

Twiglet said...

Got to agree with the WV thingy - its a real pain. I love the badges and will def email you. Thanks lots x Jo

Trish Latimer said...

ooooh badges!!!!!!!!!! looking good!
I agree with whoever said it may be an idea to let the person know they have WV on if you encounter it....I had no idea until someone pointed it out, so it could be that bloggers are carrying on not realising what a pain they're being! So easy to turn it off too!! Thanks for another WOYWW Julia!! Trish #63 ish

Jeremy and Samantha said...

wow I missed last week and things must have went crazy around here. I agree on the word verification but last I heard you were taking the road of to each it's own lol your buttons are adorable but I am sure it would be ridiculous to send one state side so I will drool from afar. Happy Woyww!

Kate said...

Badges!!! Where did they come from, what have I missed? Will e-mail you directly.

** Kate **

Lisa-Jane said...

I'm loving the Union Jacks I can see on your desk but where is the Yellow Monster? I am concerned for his welfare! And a big thank you for mentioning the WV - it literally gives me nightmares!

Di said...

Hi Julia. I did email begging for a badge last week, also about something you have for sale, I guess you've been swamped though which is perhaps why no reply? Also, you did comment on my blog about a HC meeting (Yess!!! Indeedy!!) so I guess you know how close I live - so perhaps the email got through. Took me a long way of getting round to saying that!

I hate the new (and old) WV with a vengeance too.

And, at what time are people poised to post their WOYWW these days? Yikes, I'm down at 87 at least!

Di xx

Chrysalis said...

Morning, peeps! Hope all is well in your world today. I'll take a WOYWW blog tour this afternoon. x

Emily said...

Good morning! I think this is the earliest I've ever linked up! Love the busy desk as always. And I will be emailing soon with my postal address - how awesome would it be to have an actual WOYWW badge! Thankyou!
Have a great day,
emily
xx

Erika said...

Hi Julia oooo liking the look of the badges. A very tidy desk too....I can only dream of that. Got some new furniture arriving for my craft room next week so maybe that might make me get a shift on!
Happy hump day!
Erika.

Ali H said...

Hi Julia
Now I'll have to shoot off & see if I have WV turned on ! Will I know if I try to leave myself a message ? It is so tricky I just can't see the letters on their new format !
Have a great week ! Ali

Ann B said...

Wrong link posted earlier Julia - it was 6:30 when I did it. Have put the correct one on but could you delete the one at #59 please.
Sorry about that.

Thanks
Ann B

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Julia have tried about for time to come and write this comment - ah am so with your on that pesky word verification arrgh! hat it drives us all bonkers and so say all of us - one go they get then I give up - really takes the joy out of a blog post when you find it has word verification and say so when i am game to do so..
Re the badge so fine of you to offer - and would like to give some toward post and cost please.. said so in email.. finally did it before I did this though few hours before I did this...lovely tidy looking desk - happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #32

Judie savage-lovell said...

I think mine is off, butttttt with this new blogger i cant find much !! so if anyone sees it pretty please, hop over and tell me and ill get rid of it xx

Jaki Morris said...

Hi Julia

great desk this week.
I've just turned off word verification and would love to know how to add the cyber button! Also I have a Liebster award I need to post (or rather 3)

Happy WOYWW
Jakix

April said...

Ooooh look at those badges!!!!! eeeek!! exciting! love the union jack... is it fabric or paper... I can't decide! anyway it's lovely all the same. I also hope everyone can turn off WV as it really does do my head in! although I do wonder if some bloggers realise they have it on as when you set up a new blog it is on automatically and unless you try and leave a comment on your own blog you wouldn't know. Thanks for bringing the subject up again x

Joanne said...

I agree about WV. I can't even read some of the things Blogger puts. However, I do hate it but I had to re-install it on my blog due to some really distasteful things coming through. I doubt it's WV that stops us leaving comments, it's lack of time!!!!!
Hugs Joanne xx

Kathryn said...

Hey J!
Boy Howdy did you hit the nail on the head! Maybe you should forward all these comments to blogger. A petition of sorts. Champion all of us innocent, blind folks! HA!
Seriously, blogger is doing more damage than good. TURN UR BUTTONS OFF T-shirt slogan? Criky.
Hugs!
kat

Lynn Holland said...

Some of my Doodly Birds flew the next this weekend at the Antique Textiles Fair so I will have to get busy hatching the next lot.
But first I am going to sit on my lovely new chair with a nice cup of tea.
Have a good day everyone. The WOYWW badges are great. I will send you one of mine in exchange.
Lynn

lisa said...

Oh fabby badges, Julia, my e-mail is on it's way. It's like belonging to a real club like the ones we used to set up when we were kids!!!
Well done re WV. It is so hard to do now and can take several attempts. I took mine off about a year ago and went to comment moderation and have never had any problems re Spam, it's so easy to just delete them.
Why didn't I visit you before I took my photo. I have real glare issues this week!!! Will remember the long shot next time!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax

Cardarian said...

Looking forward to the badge - I sent my address - I think I don't have word verification on - I turned it off the first time you said we should! Why don't people listen to what our Queen has to say?????? Ha, ha...
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Pat said...

I agree - the word verification is a pain. Personally, I haven't used it on my blog for quite some time. So far - no spam.

Sam Healey said...

Hi - I am an avid follower of WOYWW and I trawl round everyone's desk as I am naturally nosy LOL but I never post my desk - usually because it is too embarassingly messy. Anyhow I love the idea of your badges so I faithfully promise to start posting my desk on a Wednesday! xxx

Redanne said...

It would be ideal if people could switch off the WV - it slows us down when all we want to do is have a good nosey round! Will e-mail for a badge.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Lots of wonderful badges! I'll not ask for one as I live in the US. I love the windows over your desk!

Fuchsia said...

nice tidy desk there Julia !
bet it wont last .lovely buttons
have a nice week x

Mary Pat Siehl said...

the buttons look awesome and i am hating the new word verification!!! drives me crazy!!

Debs Willis said...

badges- me me me!! And that can't be your desk - I can see actual desktop there! lol!

Debs #104

Bubbles said...

Wow... 14 weeks since I've managed to get a WOYWW post in! Your desk is always a hive of activity and fun... a pleasure to view always. It just makes my hands itch because I want to rummage! LOL

Jo said...

The badges look great. I really hate WV now!

Neesie said...

Apologies because I made a right whoopsie with my first post on your blog...#45
I've now corrected it #103 ~ sorry :-$

Nicola said...

Looking forward to a look around crafty desks this week after a couple of weeks off. #110

Oh and I hate WV too :)

Doone said...

yes indeed - must email for I want a badge, the capture rapture is odd, for sure I mistype two words but it has never rejected my submissions, once I deliberately spelled capture captcha and it still worked - see the capture gremlin is just having a larf wiv us

Dx

Polly Polkadot said...

I could cope with word verification if they were real words, but they aren't so that makes it even worse! I'm delighted you have enough sunlight to justify the move around.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I'm totally with you on the WV thing! I did post a couple of weeks ago about it and gave instructions on how to turn it off, but I don't get many readers!

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Hi Julia,

WOYWW is becoming addictive, you know! Your desk looks very tidy this week - and is that rain I spy on the window? Pesky stuff, its been pouring down here! Best wishes, Deb's Pen Pot

ikki said...

Morning Julia, couldn't agree more about WW - I did a post on it recently. Looks like you are very organized this week, I could do with a lessen from you on "how to acheive what you want to and not waste time!" ikki

Becky said...

Lovely desk today! As for the word verification, it had thrown me for a loop! I think mine is turned off though.... :)

Peggy said...

Looking forward to the challenge of getting around to all the desks today I made it to 100 last week WOW so many talented people out there Thanks for doing this I love it

Sheena said...

Lovely to see your desk from a different angle - makes me feel like I'm peeking around the corner at it!

I agree with the word verification thing, I hate it! especially now that you have 2 "words" to try to decipher!

Sheena
xxx

Barb King said...

Love those badges, how nice of you to make them! When you said badge, I thought you meant the little boxes on the side of the blog, I never thought you were putting together actual badges. Really enjoyed your Chocolate post. I agree with you about Herseys-my philosophy is buy expensive chocolate-it's well worth it. Know what I wish we had here, though? Those Cadbury flakes that go in ice cream in cones. Had one in Devon, it was delish!

Angie said...

Good Wednesday all. WV is a pain, however I find the link not linking directly to the WOYWW post aggrevating. I try to get around to many blogs and when I click that link and it takes me to a post that isn't WOYWW I move on. There are a lot of things to see and while I love visiting other blogs having to search for a particular post is also a pain. Direct linking is so easy too!
Julia did I actually see wood on your desk lol???

Tammy said...

Happy Wednesday! So glad I have something to share today. The buttons on your desk look fun!

Misty's Mum said...

Wow! I have had to stop reading the comments so that I can make my own.
I too didn't realise the badges were for real - email on its way to you.
Thanks for this great get-together each week.

craftymonki said...

My very first WOYWW. It feels almost momentous. Or something. :D
I love your blog, and find it hugely inspiring surfing other crafters work desks. Thank you ever so much for making it possible.

KAT said...

I don't know how to check if I have W V on my comments I don't think I do ? I hope I dont I hate that thing so much.
Happy WOYWW

-KAT-

Judie savage-lovell said...

i know i have already left a comment, but just in case we have lurkers that read the comments ((not you Julia)) there are soooooooooooo many now, that i cant even begin to try to get round them all, i have got the first 30 done but its taken me all morning lol, so from now on im gonna do the numbers that i am, so im 86 so anything with an 8 and a 6 in and any that leave me outside these i will comment on, hope this is okay for you all, hugs - Judie xx

dix said...

Totally interesting...all the things on your desk,,especially the buttons. I will email you very soon. And I will be researching blogger as well. Thanks for hosting. dix---

Jingle said...

The badges look fabulous!!! I will most certainly email you! :-)

Ashley Rock said...

I recently learned about your bolg! I LOVE WOYWW!! I will have to join in on the fun soon, I cant wait!! Those badges are super super cute too!!!

Lindsay Weirich said...

great fun! thanks!

Katie said...

The badges look great!

Yogi said...

love your stash of papers on the side. See you're prepared with little rolled flowers. pretty neat desk. Mine's a disaster, can't move anymore.
Have a great day
Not sure what the badges were for, but Hey I'll send you an email.

PS I agree with word verification - turn it off. Hate those new word things.
Thanks a bunch

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh Lovey! I am so bringing you over to answer my switchboard for awhile to see if we can change your mind about no stupid questions. Although Mr. Mackey in South Park said it best: There are no stupid questions, Eric, only stupid people. Ooh! That's my evil head showing up. Nice to see a different view of your desk.

Karen said...

Some beautiful desks againt this week!!! Your desk is lovely and neat, sun or no sun! Thanks for sharing. Karen 139 x

debby4000 said...

Love the bit spring sunshine streaming through the window make the most of it, cos it probably is our summer!!!!
luv
Debby

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Lovely crafty desk. Re. WV - do not even know if I have it on my blog (only recently started it), but will check and get sorted ASAP. Apologies to anyone if they have had to complete the dreaded 'word box'. Ali x

Erica said...

I love getting a weekly view into everyone's space!

Lisa @ Lisa's Craft Blog said...

Thanks sooooo much for hosting!! I LOVE participating when I can!!
Have a great week!!
~Lisa
Lisa's Craft Blog

Sarah said...

The badges look fab!! I will try to get around as many desks as I can!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another week and another fun peek at everyone's crafty areas. Thanks, as always, for hosting this fun event!!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Hugs,

barbara Diane

Caatje said...

I took off word verification a few weeks ago because of the changes blogger made, but am still bummed about it. The point is: if you want to receive your comments in the mail, you also get the spam. It may now show up on your blog, but it does show up in your mailbox. So now I have turned the mailing of comments off too that way at least I don't have to deal with the spam. But I do miss getting the comments in my mailbox and hate having to go to blogger to see if anyone commented on my posts. I hope blogger will soon find a way to only post the 'real' comments on the mail and keep the spammers far away from us.

Sara S. said...

After seeing others linking up here for some time, I'm joining in! It will be fun to see others workspaces and projects.

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

your desk looks like fun today, and I like the photo angle.

wow those badges look cool!

Many blessings to you from Angela

Karen said...

Thanks for putting up the piece about the WV as I am so with you on that one, it drives me nuts! A great desk this week Julia, love the angle and is it my imagination or have you had a tidy up??

Have a fab WOYWW and a great week, Luv Karen xxx

Linda said...

Happy WOYWW! I haven't joined in for a while, so I thought it was about time:)

Julie said...

Hope you are having a great week Julia!! :)

Julie

Lynn Holland said...

I just had to do another posting, because you are never going to see my studio this tidy again. Seemed a shame to waste it.
Lynn

Lizzy said...

I didn't play this week, getting ready for vacation. Just wanted to say I love this place and thanks for doing it. Norma/Lizzy

DW Peot said...

Every day technology is changing. I hope that in my spare time from creating and being a housewife, I can keep up with it all! Have a fabulous Wednesday and a Word-impressing Week!
Hugs!
Deb

Yours Artfully said...

Finally took the word verification thingy off my blog too after one lovely visitor told me that it took her four attempts to leave a comment. Thankfully she stuck with it until successful.....most people would have given up for sure.

Lin

Jennifer Nowell said...

Your desk looks so nice and tidy! I have to get faster at posting my desk.

MaggieC said...

Thanks for your visit today and your encouragement. As you may have seen by now, I ended up contacting Barbara Gray direct and asking her, as it was her show that made me try it. She answered me very quickly and it seems that it should have been Perfect Pearls (which have a binder in) rather than the cheap mica powders I was using. I would like to ask on e question. is there any way to join into Mr Linky in a scheduled manner. I am usually still up at the time it goes live, but not always, and I would like to continue even when we are away on holiday. Have a good week. xx Maggie #8

fairy thoughts said...

yep, totally agree about WV it's a pain in the bum.
I'm thinking of not bothering to leave comments anymore, I trouble reading anything 'small' anyway if it is fuzzy I dont stand a chance
I hope you have a lot of stamps for the badges.
janet

SuziesImaginarium said...

My first link up to WOYWW....love this! Following you now and I hope to remember to be here every Wednesday!

Scrapcollectr said...

I'm so glad it isn't just me that hates the new verification system in place. I already wear magnifiers and for the life of me, I can never get the code right the first time around. Whew. That's a relief. Nothing should impede our right to joy through the snooping of workspaces! *smile*
#162

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Love those buttons Julia! Love that graphic of the flag beside it. Wonderful stuff. Have a blessed day! *smiles* Norma

pat said...

Traveling today; almost forgot to link. I think I turned off my WV. Couldn't agree more. It's a pain.

Anne said...

Hi great to see another view of your desk- lots of lovely stuff to have a nose at. I have turned off word verification it's a pain in the rear!!!!! Anne x

toni said...

I love the idea of the badges, what fun to bump into someone wearing one!

LuLu said...

Howdy,

Neat desk today! So is mine! I want a badge - will send my USPS address. Thanks for doing this!

Would love for you to visit my blog when you have a momnet or 2!

Peace,
LuLu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2012/03/woyww-3712-shhhhh-glazing-chemist.html

Sheilagh said...

My first WOYWW for a while, hope to be a regular from now on. Those badges look wonderful:)

Carolyn Phillips said...

The badges look wonderful I must email you!

Another agreeing about WV. I turned it off on my blog a year ago and have had no problems. I find increasingly that I can't read the silly things - maybe I need an eye test.

PS, missing the ladder!

Caz said...

Ooohh badges!!! Don't they look fab!?!?!?! I will send you my addy after I've done this.
I must admit, the verification has been getting on my nerves lately so other people must be getting fed up with mine too! As several people have commented on here that they haven't had problems without it on, I will turn mine off too!
Happy WOYWW everyone!!
x

Craftgirl said...

Love the badges. I got rid of WV last week after a kind WOYWW told me it was on. I hate the thing too. I will email for a badge.
Happy WOYWW
Carol x

Spyder said...

Yes!! (My novel...) if put together is about 5 inches thick, so yes...I can lose a few papers (they are discarded ones) punches were left out from a card/cards I made earlier...they do get put away but I keep using the same ones. and I keep hold of the Babycham because it still bears the name of my old employers and I miss their dogs! ...and the chickens...and the cats..... and...they had a HUGE pot of Nuttella...

Spyder said...

ps...do we really get a badge"

<]:o)

Sheri said...

I didn't get a picture up today, but just wanted to say I enjoy your take on the whole word verification thing. I've turned it off on mine because there are other weekly blogs I sometimes submit to that have flat out stated their design team will not comment on entries who still have word verification. It can be a royal pain in the you-know-what! Have a great rest of the week!!

karen said...

Ooh, I want to see the British Flag plaque-thingy you have on your window/door handles.
Your desk is looking very neat this week but still at the ready for your next flurry of activity!
xoxo Karen #179 (it's still Wednesday here in Canada, lol)

kath said...

don't get me started on WV...can't believe how many people still have it...the proverbial pain in the ass...thanks for addressing the problem...hugs kath xxx

Diana Taylor said...

I've only recently discovered WOYWW but hope to come back regularly. I'm enjoying being nosey and looking at other people's work places - Love it!

Danielle said...

I enjoyed seeing your desk this week. I love looking at all of the bits and pieces on everyones desk. The bottle of liquid pledge on my desk is for glittering the inside of glass ornaments. That was the smallest bottle I could find. I think it is used for linoleum floors.

Ohhh Snap said...

Lovely badges! And to paraphrase Blazing Saddles, We so need some gorgeous badges!

Your desk looks well prepared for the Jubilee! Happy (belated) WOYWW!

Jennifer Nowell said...

I feel like an idiot! I thought that I had turned off the WV, and didn't know I hadn't until one of the lovely ladies told me. I hope I've fixed it now.. SO sorry about that everyone!

Kezzy said...

Loving the badges and wow the flags are fab, is it tissue paper? I would love to have a closer look in the clear boxes, I'm sure I can see lots of flowers!!! Kezzy x

DW Peot said...

Lovely Badges!Fabulous Flags! Always a blast to travel around a bit and gander (and drool, wish, want, hope for)at all the talent that is just a hop, skip, and a jump away!
Big Hugs!
DWPeot
Debby