Friday, 8 June 2012

The Chocolate Spoon effect


How much would a chocolate spoon enhance your coffee break? Compare it with WOYWW.  A silly idea, born of being nosey..of being in a panic in case other crafters have got stuff that I haven't....of wanting to see what I'm missing...all of those reasons.  So once a week, many of you join me to post a desktop picture for each other to look at and pick over.  There's the morning coffee.  It happens that weekly is enough for many of us to recognise similarities and interests and become real friends, locally and across the world. Contacts are made, daily life is enhanced.  There's the rich and enjoyable taste that a morning break brings.  And then, the WOYWW thing gets onto being another year older and because we can, we offer each other a small piece of art, handmade in our own unique style.  Much pleasure is derived from 'real life' mail arriving...and stories of meetings.  Much pleasure.  And that, surely is the effect that a chocolate spoon has on your coffee break. 

36 comments:

CraftygasheadZo said...

Ooo yum! Just finishing my coffee, but a chocolate spoon would've been fab! Glad too you got your ATC, as to the smell/flavour/aroma of washing tablet boxes, that'll be Orange Blossom! Take care Zo xx

kay said...

well said julia though i would have my chocolate spoon in a hot chocolate as i am one of the few who doesnt like tea or coffee!

Annie said...

What a beautiful post Julia.....and it's all thanks to you that so many of us have linked up. You really can be thanked for making the world a friendlier place to be....now where is my chocolate spoon? :-)
I'm sure the Dr said one of those would make me feel better :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Darla said...

I am slowing getting into all that is art around here (your place)...it's just contagious!!

mark gould said...

lol, love the post, I dont like coffee but a chocolate spoon sounds pretty good to me. thanks for your comment on my post, Happy late woyww as well.

Twiglet said...

Great post Julia - so true. Isn't that often the case though - just a little idea can blossom into something brilliant! Who would have thought that WOYWW would become such a happy, loving, sharing place bringing fun, laughter and much, much more into each of our workspaces. Thanks lots x Jo

Artyjen said...

Ooh er....how decadent and scrummy no doubt! :)
xoxo Sioux

Sheri said...

What a lovely analogy, Julia! By the way, I'd like to send you one of my ATCs. Could you email me your mailing address?
Have a wonderful weekend!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

And, my dear Sangria-toting ol' chum - it's all down to you :D

Hugs and much love,
LLJ xxxx

Rita said...

Hi Julia, I'm all for the chocolate spoon effect too. Its been a great journey for me since joining WOYWW too, you must be so proud of bringing us all together in friendship & art. Thank-You again. Hugs Rita xxx

Kim said...

How poetic! Thank you for adding that chocolate spoon to our lives!

fairy thoughts said...

what type of chocolate was in that spoon, it's got you all poetic, Ah :)
I'm all for chocolate anything as for WOYWW I think you know the answer to that
janet

Glenda said...

I found you through a friend about 1 year ago. I remember the 2nd anniversary of WOYWW! I can't begin to tell you how much that Wednesday break means to me. I'm retired and this gives me a window onto the world. I feel like I have a small visit with so many wonderful crafters! So a chocolate anything is super nice as well as WOYWW! Thank you Julia!

misteejay said...

Mmmmmmmm, choccy spoons with lots of wooshy cream - heaven!!!

Toni xx

Bella said...

Where can I order a box of those chocolate spoons? I would eat everything with it! Life would be just a little sweeter that way don't you think? Oh and there would never be any washing up either cos you could just eat the cutlery, now to find a chocolate plate and dish...can you tell you have made my mind spin and i just looked at the spoon, imagine if I stirred something with it....

Glad you got my ATC and it was a real pleasure to make for you too. I am Dyslexic and so you might have recognized your own hand on the envelope...LOL

Carmen said...

Sorry - I didn't read much after 'chocolate spoon' nummmmmmm.

No really, most of my closest friends were made online (including my Craig) and a fair chunk of them through your WOYWW so I have a lot to thank you for Julia :)

But instead I shall be cheeky and ask... can I have a badge lovely lady? *flutters eyelashes*

Shoshi said...

I've never heard of a chocolate spoon but it looks SUCH a good idea!! Lovely post, Julia, and I am certainly one who has made new friends online because of your fabby idea of WOYWW - something which attracts me because I am Terribly Nosey and always want all the gorgeous crafty and arty stuff that everyne else has got!!

Thanks for your very understanding post on my blog. I am starting to feel a lot better now, after a good rest (it's the only way) but still feeling disappointed that I missed the ATC fun. What I'd like to do is join in late! Yesterday I cut a whole lot of ATCs and am starting to do zentangles on them, and if anyone is interested in swapping, I'd be very, very happy! One or two absolutely lovely people have sent me ATCs just because - and haven't asked for anything in return, which I thought was so sweet, but I DO want to reciprocate!

Would it be possible to keep the ATC swap open for a bit longer? Seeing what people have done - I'm really envious!

Hugs,
Shoshi

Tertia said...

Well said!

Redanne said...

What a lovely post Julia and so true. When I got poorly and had to leave a wonderful job behind, I thought 'that's it for me now - don't want to bore people with my problems' so I cut myself off and started crafting. It has made a huge difference in my life and then I found you and WOYWW and life will never be the same again! I love all the friends I have made and DH thinks it is pretty wonderful too! thank you so much. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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

...the chocolate spoon is the enhancer, the icing on the cake, the gift behind the paper...5 & half months ago I didn't craft, didn't have a blog but I did have my dear friend May who encouraged me out of my shell...so woyww is the chocolate spoon, the sugar coated window that lets new friends be seen & met, you have given so many people a view they want to see Julia = the Cratfing Angel...Mel :)

mamapez5 said...

What a lovely friendly post Julia. I too am very sad that I missed the ATC swap. It came at the worst possible time for me when my days were filled with family matters which always come first for me. I have lost most of my ATC contacts so i would love to have been involved with yours. Hopefully i will get back into WOYWW over the summer while my Wednesday afternoon class takes a break.
I don't ever drink coffee but a chocolate spoon sounds good to me! Kate x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Ah Julia . . . what a lovely post. And you are the wonderful enabler of all this fun each week.

Who knew?

THANK YOU so much

laurie said...

mmmm, chocolate, I'm in!!!!

Lynn Holland said...

Sweet, is what new blog friends are.
Caring, too.
Empty, my purse as I buy things I've seen on people's desks.
Brilliant, the new techniques we pick up through WOYWW.
Fantastic, Julia for bringing it all together
Thanks
Lynn xxx
One I Made Earlier Today

EELS said...

Hi Julia, great post and I couldn't believe my eyes when I spotted that spoon, I think I would like a carton of them please!

I've only been participating in WOYWW for 3 weeks and already have made some new friends and followers. It was truly a wonderful idea that has brought together so many crafty people from all around the world and also thankyou for your welcome comment to me.
Cheers,
Elaine

sandee said...

great analogy, you are the chocolate spoon that stirs us all! Good thing I don't want to lick ya! lol and waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Michelle Webb said...

I think if I had a chocolate spoon to have with my coffee I'd be happy too. Michelle x

Neesie said...

I'm for ANYTHING chocolatey!
I've seen those spoons and now I want them!!!!

Thank you sounds so lame Julia, but that's what I need to say because you have ensured that my Mr Mojo has had his wings clipped and doesn't look like he's going to go anywhere for a long time to come!
All the inspiration, creativity, and wonderful, colourful personalities out there in the land of WOYWW make blogging so special and enjoyable.
I've not been involved in WOYWW for long, but I'm so happy to have been welcomed so warmly to a very special group.
Enjoy your weekend ♥

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh Julia, I agree. WOYWW really IS like a chocolate spoon in my coffee. And YOU are the icing on the cake.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ohmygosh! What a lovely, and TRUE, post!!!! Thank you for hosting this fabby feature. I'm new around here, but I love it already!!! Hugs!

Spyder said...

ohooo, I'd love a chocolate spoon, I quite often put a flake in my cocoa or froffy coffee! OR (even better) a spoonful of Nuttella...you have to drink the coffee with a spoon...mmm, aw dam, I'm all out of Nutella...

Paula Gale said...

I'll tell you what it means to me.... I want a drawer full!!!

I'm Not greedy at all.

Great post Julia. xxx

Paula x x x

Sarah said...

I've been trailing through my blog and piccies - taking a look back and said to hubby, "Hardly any of this would have happened if it wasn't for Julia and WOYWW? Tis both a door and cosy chair (urban taupe, not poo colour) of many delights...

Angie said...

What a lovely post ...your thoughts made me think ... and maybe like chocolate, woyww is an adiction and brings so much pleasure too....I do get withdrawl symptoms if i take a few weeks off.....now look what you started ....a new drug ...just for the creative soul. lol xx

KatzElbows said...

Nothing can make coffee taste good, but I think I'll be calling all lovely little moments chocolate spoon moments from now on!

Sandy said...

Really a chocolate spoon how yummy. Sandy :)