Wednesday, 23 May 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 155


Here's a just turned into evening time shot...and there's progress afoot.I've been stencilling, inking, squirting, rubbing, stamping, colouring..my word, all that to make a handful of ATCs!  so you can see the detritus and just about the ATCs actually, but hey, can't move them now, picture's been taken!  That empty plastic bag used to contain the magazines that Mary Anne gave me..now they are in my aircraft carry- on, so they will be read!  The labels with the pink ribbons were attached to clothes that I was saving for my holiday.  They are also squashed into my carry-on.  We are making a very sudden journey to Turkey to help my blessed parents who are meant to be there on holiday; Papa finds himself in hospital with Pneumonia and Mama finds herself struggling, of course.  Hey, it's not all bad, he's being wonderfully treated,  and Mum, Mr D and I will enjoy some quality sunshine together! Did I mention how lucky I am to have a Mr D?  I know it.  
So next week is the anniversary of WOYWW.  The third for goodness sake.  I'm not sure where I'll be, but that won't matter, you don't need me to make the planned ATC swap work.  Instructions for the ATC swap can be found HERE.  I think this may be the point at which to say that I may not answer emails promptly, so ask questions amongst yourselves if there are any, huh?!! 

135 comments:

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Big hugs to you and your family Julia. xx

sandee said...

Best wishes for your dad's recovery, so glad you are able to go over there and help your mom out. I am sure she is going to be relieved once your there! Safe travels! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Good morning! Off to Turkey? Your poor parents must be feeling all adrift. Safe journey and hopefully you can ALL enjoy the sunshine.

See? I should have addressed my ATC weeks ago, when my printer as actually working. Because something will always come up.

Happy woyww

Mary Anne

Kathryn said...

Oh... So that was the reason for the earlier post about Turkey! Hope your trip is uneventful and Papa feels better very soon!
My ATC is ready and waiting. I would appreciate your mailing address as I want to send and extra one to you. Just email me please.
You ARE VERY LUCKY!!
Hugs!
kat (lucky #7)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wishing you a safe trip and Best Wishes to all. My your dad have a quick recovery and you all can have some fun and enjoyable time together. My ATC is ready, and I too need your address.
Safe travels.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Golly, this sounds like quite a big ordeal. And a Mr. D is perfect for you! Glad you have one. Don't worry about the visit. I'll be here when you get back, because I've been MIA for a week or so, myself.

Neesie said...

What a worry for you...but at least you'll soon be there to help and support your parents. I wish your Papa a speedy recovery so you can all have some quality time in the sun.
Huge Hugs Julie ;D

Nora CG said...

Thank you for hosting, I have been following but I have never participated until today. Have a great day!
Nora

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Julia,
hoping you find you find your Papa is a lot better, and enjoy your time in the sun as much as you can. hugs xxx

Sarah said...

Wow - such a cheery spirit and look on life. Have a safe trip and sending healing thoughts across the ether! Having you Mr. D is a precious thing indeed. Who knows, he'll be wanting to borrow the ipad to check on the world...

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Sending healing thoughts and prayers for your Dad. I hope he gets well right away and you'll have time to enjoy Turkey. I loved my visit there. hugs!

Redanne said...

Take care Julia (and Mr D) and hope your Papa has a speedy recovery, it would be nice if you could all spend some time in the wonderful sunshine. I would also like your contact address, if at all possible. Hugs, Anne x

MvM-design said...

Hi Julia,

Oh Julia have a safe trip and good luch with your parents!!

Hugs Marleen #19

Happy WOYWW

Dragon said...

Hope all goes well and dad is soon better... enjoy your sunshine and your lovely parents but especially your wonderful Mr. D!!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx

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

...oh gosh your poor Papa and your poor mum too she'll be feeling so much better knowing you guys are on your way...and hey you get to show off that fabby ipad case!...best wishes for a speedy recovery for your Papa & safe journey...Mel :) #21

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my...enjoy your visit and a speedy recovery to Papa. Take Care!

akilli melek said...

I've emailed you a couple of helpful phrases. speak soon

c

VonnyK said...

Hope your dad is okay and have a great time in the sun. Enjoy some time with Mr D.
Von #22

jude said...

Sorry to hear that hunni sendign best wishes for speedy recovery .Enjoy the time with your Mum .Ive been awol for while so nice tobe back missed you lot...lol and those desks.Started to get wednesday withdrawls
Hugs judex

inkypinkycraft said...

poor you wishing you a sfae journey and hope all is well soon! hugs trace x

kay said...

best wishes for a speedy recovery for your dad,and enjoy the time with your mum if you can,take care,x

May said...

I wish your Dad a speedy recovery.. enjoy some sun with Mum and Mr D... Hugs May x x x

Joanne said...

Special thoughts are with you this week Julia. I hope daddy recovers well.
Hugs Joanne xx

EELS said...

Have a safe trip Julia,
love this WOYWW blog which I've just discovered.
Cheers from Aussie
Elaine

Sheilagh said...

Best wishes to your Papa for a speedy recovery, I am betting you mum will be in need of a big hug from you. Hoope you all return home safe and well very soon xxx

sandra de said...

Hope your dad recovers quickly and it will be such a relief to get there and be able to help. Looking forward to the 3rd anniversary. What a lot of activity on your desk for those teeny little atc's but all worth it in the end I am sure.
Sandra @ 41

Li'l Pidge said...

**hugs and healing thoughts** from Bristol, hope your folks are ok and you and Mr D have safe travels xx

Kyla

TeddyBobCrafts said...

I hope that Papa is feeling stronger soon and that you are able to enjoy some sights/sunshine in Turkey (a country I have always wanted to visit). Keep us updated. Ali x #41

Ann B said...

Hope you have a safe trip and find your Dad much recovered when you arrive.
Ann B
#40.

nerllybird said...

Hope your pa gets better soon, hugs n things! xxx

Samantha Elliott said...

Hey Julia, Hope your Daddy gets better soon and you and Mr D have a safe trip. Give your Mummy a huge hug and one for yourself too.
Hettie xx

Lynn Holland said...
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Lynn Holland said...

Alex of Blue Chair Diary Illustrations is moving house today so I am posting her WOYWW page for her. Good luck with the move from all of us here. X

Trish Latimer said...

Hope everything goes well in Turkey Julia, sorry to hear about the health problems :( xxxxxxxxxx

Queen Of Toys said...

Oh my goodness Julia I hope your dad feels better soon, have a good trip and get some sunshine whilst you are looking after your Mom. Sorry my post is a little long I'm at work and thought I would do it from there, I didn't want to miss out this week because of work.

Hugs Eliza #49

Helen said...

Hope your trip to Turkey is OK and your dad recovers quickly so he can enjoy the rest of his holiday! Love the desk, all action stations there!!

Tuire Flemming said...

How sad, what happened to your parents holiday. Hope your Papa is already better!
Enjoy your journey to Turkey!
Now I have to hurry, first with the bloghopping and then with the ATCs...
Tuire #34

kassa said...

Morning Julia, I will pop Back laters and read - but skool run dash now. Something in stripes looks interesting on your desk!
Kxoxo

kath said...

safe journey julia and I hope your Dad is feeling better soon...thanks for today's crafty snoop...always so much on your desk to ogle at...sending hugs kath xxx

Helen said...

Hi Julia

Nearly made number 50 - not quite! I hope your parents are ok and that your Dad feels better soon. Looking forward to the ATC swap next week. You are ahead of me on the preparation! Happy WOYWW on a sunny day!!! Helen 53

Spyder said...

ohooo crumbs, what a journey to make! And there was me moaning about trying to wheel-chair my two M & D around Bournemouth Hospital, Dad insisted on coming even tho he knew mum would be there for about four hours, (drop her off, do a bit of shopping, nip back, take her home...but no...) luckily I had a MR Lyn to help as I kept crashing th wheel chairs!

I spy you have my glue and syringe, so useful, now that I've mastered the art of filling it!
Happy woywww, take care!
(Lyn) (was #54)

Twiglet said...

All good wishes for a speedy recovery to your Dad - have a good journey. x Jo

Kirsty.a said...

Hope your trip to Turkey has the best possible outcome

Suzanne said...
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Annie said...

Safe journey Julia. Hope your Dad recovers well and you really can enjoy some sunshine while you are over there.
Hugs,
A x

Suzanne said...

Hope your Dad gets better soon. #60

Claire said...

sending love and healing thoughts to your papa and the rest of your family... safe journey... ***HUG***

misteejay said...

Safe journey Julia - wishing your family well.

Toni xx

RosC said...

Oh my heaven, pneumonia in Turkey! Nobody needs poor sick lungs in a foreign country. Do hope your Papa is doing okay.
I'll get onto the ATC thingy. Never made one before - they mystify my a bit but what a good opportunity to get going with it.
Travel safely,
Ros. #64.

Chrysalis said...

Take care and we're all thinking of you. x

Marie said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. Have a safe journey and I hope your dad feels better soon. xxoo

Emily said...

Hope things go smoothly for you and your family x

toni said...

Sorry to hear about your dad, positive vibes reaching out from Walsall x Looking forward to ATC swap,you've certainly been busy this week Happy WOYWW toni 72 x

Rita said...

Sorry to hear about your dad, but I'm sure that your appearance will help and make them both feel better. Enjoy some time for yourselves too. I love your desk this morning Jula, the table barring the door made me smile. Hugs Rita xxx

Queenie Jeannie said...

Hi! I'm a brand new player here! Thanks so much for a wonderful blogging/linking idea! SO MUCH FUN!!!

Di said...

Oh Julia, what a scramble for you. Hope your Dad makes a good recovery and that you all have some time to soak up a little bit of sunshine.

Safe journeys and fingers are crossed here - Billy No-Mates is also waving :)

Love, Di
xxx

craftymonki said...

Big hugs to you and your family, I hope your father has a speedy recovery.

Zoe #76

Virginia said...

Good Morning Julia - sending you hugs, hope your Dad is OK and glad he's receiving good treatment!

france charles said...

have a safe trip! sending your dad some healing vibes!

Kim Dellow said...

Hope your dad gets better really quickly Julia. Kim

CraftygasheadZo said...

Take care Julia, best wishes for your dad, hope he recovers quickly & you're all enjoying the sunshine together. Busy desk as always, sounds very productive does all that squirting & ink etc. Take care on this wonderful sunny WOYWW day. Zo xx 78

Amanda said...

Here's hoping your dad has a speedy recovery. Enjoy the sunshine. I won't be asking part this week as off fr an operation today so won't be able o comment as much. Hugs to you all, Amanda x

Bernice said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad's illness Julia. Hope he gets well soon.
Bernice

Tertia said...

Hugs to dad, hope he gets better real soon. Enjoy the unplanned holiday!
Happy WOYWW

Lynn Holland said...

Prayers for your Dad for a speedy recovery and for your Mum to stay strong. Keep smiling Julia.
Best wishes
Lynn. 48 x x
One I made earlier today

Cardarian said...

Sorry to hear about your parents - I wish your dad a quick recovery! I hope all goes well and Have a bit of sunshine while you are there - there isn't much of it in England or where I am at the moment!
Thank you for the beutiful gift of WOYWW!
Lots of hugs and love
Cardarian

Caatje said...

That's a bit of an unexpected adventure. I hope your father feels better soon, what a way to spend a vacation. Good luck.

JB said...

Sorry to hear about your parents news Julia. I hope it all goes well over in Turkey. On a crafty note I like taking the ribbons off my clothes too, oh and never forget the spare buttons.
Jane xx

ScrappnBee said...

Goodness! Take care in Turkey! It almost sounds like one of those facebook scams or something (although, I realize that it must be serious). Good luck with the trip. Will keep your family in our prayers! -Amanda x89

Erika said...

Hope your Dad is ok? Mine hasn't been great of late either. Better get my first ATC made ready for next week!
Crafty hugs Erika.

Rachel K said...

I'm sure we'll all be thinking about you. Good look and be safe.

cheers,
rachel

Sandy said...

Hi Julia I got my WOYWW badge in the mail its peeking out on my desk for all to see. Thanks so much for that its so cool feel like I'm officially part of it all now. Sandy :)

SueH said...

Don’t fall off your chair….I’m back!
It’s been so long and I’ve been missing you but judging by your post this week you’ve been having a rough time too. It must be so worrying for you Julia with your mum and dad so far away but it sounds like he’s being looked after very well. I hope he’s on the mend soon.

Love
Sue
x x x

Anne said...

Hi Julia hope that your dad will recover quickly. Your mum will be so rlieved to see you. Take care. Anne x

JoZart said...

Safe journey and I hope your dear parents are soon home. So glad you are managing to join them.
It proves what's important in life and it's certainly not our desk although we do have fun because of them!
Love joZarty x

April said...

Sorry to hear your dad is poorly, I'm so glad you are able to get out to see them. I hope he's better soon. Your desk looks like you have been busy, like the look of your ATC's sneaking in the edge there :o) x April #97

Jacqueline said...

Sending hugs Julia and hope your dad will have a speedy recovery, such a shame for it to happen when they are on holiday too .

Take care and best wishes,

Jackie x

Zeffy said...

Julie i hope your dad will be feeling better real soon...enjoy Turkey...If you get a chance please mail me your addie as i would love to send you an ATC!!
otherwise I will do it as soon as you get back...sending healing energy across the sea....

Carolyn Phillips said...

Hop-e your dad recovers soon and your mum is able to relax. It is so good you are able to get out there to help. Take care.

Lisa-Jane said...

Oh good grief! What a nightmare. I hope he recovers very quickly and that you can enjoy a bit of sun while you are there. I love the look of the pieces on your deckchair by the way, much pomp and splendour to you and yours! xx #52

Gabrielle said...

Gosh! I hope buy the time you read this your dad will be much improved and you, your mum and Mr D have a golden tan. Much love and hope that all goes well xxx

Jaki Morris said...

Hi Julia

I checked with my Turkish friend and unfortunately, her family who lived in Antalyia have all passed away, she is going to see if any of her husband's friends or family are still there but I see you are going there yourself.

Turkey is a wonderful country and the people are really friendly, I used to live there.
I'm sure your parents will be relieved to have you with them
Take care

Jakix

Polly Polkadot said...

I wasn't expecting you to post today. But I know WOYWW cheers me up, so I am sure it is helping you and your family too. Best wishes for your trip.

Karen said...

Fingers crossed everything works out fine for you and yours. Enjoy spending time with each other. Family is precious. Karen 110 x

Glenda said...

Wishing your Dad a speedy recovery and hope you are enjoying some time with your Mom! Your desk looks very busy this week.

Tracy said...

Well wishes for your Papa! You are so lucky to be able to go and be with them. :) I always love the peek at your desk and its delicious creative messiness! Warmly, Tracy #110

Kate said...

Hope all goes well. My sister & my niece had asimilar situation when the nieces appendix had to be removed on a holiday to Turkey and they weren't allowed to bring her home on the plane for ages after the op. Knowing my sister she won't remember much about it but if you have anything you want to ask her I will pass the message on.

** Kate **

Darla said...

Several of us seemed to be dealing with issues concerning "our" elders...good luck to you and them.
I like the busyness of your work space! Safe travel mercies as well.

Doone said...

tis fun is it not, we cannot believe they even let Niall's Dad on the plane... but still he comes , long haul, and survives every time, I think I hold my breath for the entire length of the flight - parents eh who'd have 'em?

hope your Da is well again soon.

dxxxx

kassa said...

I said I'd pop back in Julia, got to say your desk is full of colour this week, stripes, buttons and ribbons. Hope your Dad starts to feel better soon and a big hug of love for your Mum to give her strength. xoxo
Kxoxo #54

Becky said...

Love the ambiance of a nighttime photo. Ha! Looks like you've been busy!

butlersabroad said...

Bad situation for your folks to be in so I hope everything turns out alright. Antalya was a beautiful city when I was last there but that was 23 years ago this week as we went for our honeymoon! The desk looks brilliant, slightly tidy but very busy.

Hugs
Brenda 123

Keren Howell said...

Hope your father gets well soon.

Laura said...

Julia, Wishing you and your husband safe travels and all the best for your Mom & Dad. Glad you have Mr. D -- husbands who can be your rock in times of stress are to be treasured more than gold.

famfa said...

OMG. What a nightmare. Ope all gets sorted and you can spend some time together in the sunshine x. (great desk btw)

Liz Black said...

Hope everything is ok with your family and hope you enjoy some relaxing time together. Thanks for your visit last week and the Andy Skinner recommendation, I've been on a couple of his workshops, he has great ideas! Thanks and have a good week : ) Liz at 132 x

Shoshi said...

Sorry to hear your dad is ill, Julia, and I hope he recovers soon.

I'm afraid I've got nothing of interest on WOYWW this week, but just thought I'd show my face... Been alternately busy and poorly.

Shoshi

belinda said...

Thanks for posting on my site last week. I felt pretty special when I saw your name.

I will have you and your family in my prayers. It's wonderful you can go to them and Mr. D. is pretty darn lucky to have you too! Don't forget that girlfriend.

Hugs and blessings your way,
Belinda (#133)

Serendipity Stamping said...

How wonderful that you are able to pick up and go far from home to help and support your parents! Hope all is well real soon.

Serendipity Stamping said...

How wonderful that you are able to pick up and go far from home to help and support your parents! Hope all is well real soon.

Daniella said...

You are so awesome! Finding the bright side to what could have been seen as a tragedy!
Enjoy your unexpected holiday, and best wishes to your dad!!
xxDaniella

Elizabeth said...

Best wishes to your father for a speedy recovery ... glad to hear that he is doing well in hospital. Wishing you and the wonderful Mr D safe journey and hopefully a great time with you mum, when you are not visiting dad, in the sun. I'm sure your mum will be happy to have you both there. Elizabeth x #127

sandysewin said...

Hope your trip goes smoothly and Papa recovers quickly. Hugs!

505whimsygirl said...

Sorry to hear about your dad - but it sounds like he is very good hands. The distraction of you and your husband will also be very good for your mum. Bless her heart.

Have a safe journey.

Hugs, Kay (141)

mommyle said...

All my best to you and your family. I must say, though, if you are going to be sick, it might as well be in a glorious environment!

Hugs.

Jingle said...

You have all kinds of wonderful pretties going on!

Judith said...

Keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Judith, Texas

MOONFIRE DESIGNS said...

Sending lots of love! And intrigued by the syringe LOL
Rachael (moonfire) xxx

dix said...

Congratulations on your third year....fabulous. I just enjoy reading your posts and seeing all your lovely creations. Thanks for hosting us. dix---

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Oh Julia! What a nightmare for you all. Wishing your Dad a speedy recovery xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

How nice that you can help out your parents. Such a bummer that your dad is ailing. Hope he feels better soon. I'm quite excited about the 3rd anniversary and the ATC swap.

debby4000 said...

Wishing your Dad a speedy recovery and you get to enjoy a few days away.
luv
debby

Laura said...

Best wishes to you, Mr D, Mama and Papa x

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh my goodness--you have so much going on in your life! Praying for your safe travels and your parents--also--love how you mention that making just a few ATCs requires a lot of workspace. Isn't it so true? I am making just a few paperdolls, but it all gets so spread out! Happy WOYWW!

Kim said...

I hope your Dad gets better soon; nothing worse that being hospitalized;made worse by being out of the country!! I do hope you all get to fit in some R & R as well!

Lisa said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. Hope he is better soon! Prayers for your family, your dad and safe journeys!

Annie Smith said...

Safe travels, Julia! I hope you will come home with photos of Turkey. :)

RebeccaJaneHoy said...

Hope you Dad is on the mend soon, Rebecca

Pixie Moongazer said...

Just made my first WOYWW post :)
Hope Papa is soon on the mend and you can enjoy your time over there x

fairy thoughts said...

hi julia
sorry to hear about your dad. i hope things work out and he is soon better and you can bring him home
janet

Jackie said...

Take care and sending best wishes for your dad
Jackie 96
http://scrapbangwallop.blogspot.com

Craftgirl said...

Have a safe trip.Hope your dad recovers soon. Your desk looks busy. I spy lots of creative goodness..
Carol C

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

You can tell that lots of fun things have been happening at your desk! Sorry to hear about your dad being sick - wishing you all a safe journey to Turkey! (((hugs))) ~Jen

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Wishing you a safe trip and prayers that your father recovers his health soon! I know that you will be happy to be there with them. Take care.

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

dottielottie said...

Hope everything turns out ok for you all, safe journey and see you ( your desk) when you return.
Hugs
Lottie x

Sandy Trefger said...

Busy day for me but I got my blog post up. Enjoyed the peek once again of your desk!

Tracy said...

Looks like a lot is going on on your desk :)
Hope you dad feels better soon.

Barb King said...

Thinking about you and hoping your Dad is ok. I linked up this am, but I don't see it now, so I did it again. Barb #170

Barb King said...

Oh no, now I am on here twice, just found myself at 121. So sorry! Barb 121 and 170

BumbleVee said...

awww what a shame...but, like you say .... treated wonderfully....that sounds very good and almost reassuring somehow. Try to enjoy a bit of warmth and hope he feels much better very soon.

Vee
171

Queen Lightwell said...

Looking forward to next week! And I managed to link in before midnight this week...yippee! :)

laurie said...

its me! Laurie from When the bough breaks, I have started a new blog, I had too! I ahve changed the name as well, if you click on my name here it will take you to my profile and my blog is just a click away then , I hope you will find me,
I called it In my dreams I see,

Valerie said...

I see lots of crafty goodness in your workspace. Valerie #172

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Whew! I was late yesterday when I jumped in on the fun. Now I'm just rudely late since I apparently messed up my link. Can't say I used the extra time wisely, to clean up, or finish anything. So sad!

LuLu said...

Howdy Julia,

Haven't been able to play lately due to my illness, hubby's knee surgery and computer problems! Whew! Hope to be able to play again in June

Meanwhile, Happy Anniversary. WOYWW is a huge help to my procrastination.

Peace,
LuLu
www.lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com