Wednesday, 25 July 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 164

So sorry this is a late post.......loooong story about boring computers!
Which is most impressive? Yesterday's beautiful sunshine or my practically unused desk?  It shows signs of use pre-holiday...some stamps to put away (OK, to clean) and the button jar in the wrong place.  There's no bowl of sponges thanks to my extraordinary life changing organisation.  Which hit a snag this week actually - more later.  The ipad is so positioned because I want to listen to it while I sit under the window outside, so thoughts of working at my desk are a little premature....the paperwork you can just see relates to the business and I'm catching up with that.  Do you spy a different ladder?  That's a really long one to aid the controlling of a vine that grows up and over the back of the house.  SInce we were away for ten days, it's trying to take over the windows, so we're preparing to be aggressive!
That's it in my world.  Show off yours, do, it's bound to be FAR more interesting.  Upload a  photo to your blog of where you work, put WOYWW in the blog title, if you can and don't need it, turn off the Word Verification thingy and then link here.  Visits will be slow and steady!  I thank you.

117 comments:

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh lovely and tidy and all ready to be messed up! Have fun trimming the plants - when we came back from the States our front garden was a jungle and we found a tiger!

Helen said...

Glad you made it at last!! Love the sun streaming through your studio.... and good luck with the agressive vine treatment... Helen, 6.

inkypinkycraft said...

a beautiful sun bathed desk!have a great week trace x

voodoo vixen said...

Oooh, had almost given up on you ever waking up Mz Dunnit... was just off for some much needed shut eye!! LOL
Be backlater for the rounds....zzzzz

Robin Panzer Art said...

I like your ipad stand! I let my Son stay up late with me to wait for your post....he thanks you! Happy WOYWW!

KatzElbows said...

The poppies were so fabulous, real art. The desk, well it sits there awaiting greatness!

Have a wonderful WOYWW,
rachel

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Well, as a UK person, it is not late here at all - in fact it is not even 7.30 am! I had just finished typing my blog post when your Mister Linky appeared, so good timing all round. Jealous of your sunny desk - cloudy here now, but at least it means I may get some indoor stuff done. Ali x #12

May said...

Sunshine.... lovely clear desk... good luck with that vine. have a happy week, Hugs May x x x

fairy thoughts said...

Wow is that table I can see?
Just think what fun it is going to be to get it messy again.... enjoy the sunshine it's been a long time coming over here.
janet..... off to work now

Amy E said...

There you are! I was starting to wonder about you! It's late here so heading to bed soon. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!!


Amy E. #14
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

PS...that sunshine on your lovely clean desk is just beautiful!!!

Neesie said...

Morning Julia,
What's going on...windows open, sun streaming in, near clear desk?
I always have to have music playing no matter what I'm doing.
Enjoy the sunshine and thanks for keeping us motivated with another fun packed desk hop ;D
Neesie #20

fairy thoughts said...

I am intruigued to know the problems with the sponge storage I was going to do that next weelend!
janet...
really going to work now might miss the train. have a good day

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

WOW! life changing indeedy, Mrs Dunnit! what happened? LOL I must admit tidying up is always a "cleansing the soul", sort of thing, and yours looks fab, and isn't the weather gorgeous? Nice to be able to open the windows:))
have a sunny day
xx

Victoria said...

Looking clean and tidy... but gosh, look at that sunshine! We had some sun on Saturday, then it was overcast but yesterday and today.. rain! Looks like the Mister has moved those windows (were they window sashes, I'm trying to remember!) from outside! Have a great week!

Eliza said...

I thought something was wrong with me and the computer as I kept getting the poppies LOL They are so beautiful, your desk is so nice and ready to be crafted upon. Have fun in the garden tormenting the plants.

Eliza #16

Pam said...

That's one tidy desk,mine hasn't looked like that since the day I put my craft room back together . Hugs Pam x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Glad the ladder's made a reappearance!! Have fun messing that far too clean desk up again :)
HUgs, LLJ '27 xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Funny, *I* tackled an aggressive vine over the weekend, as it had taken over the little bit of fence near the patio. Honestly, it was at least 3 huge bin bags worth! I, too, want to know of the snags you hit with storage. My little cut n dry pads are in a horrible state so need to know before I even consider another huge task.

Happy woyww. My Internet is playing up ( I lie - with DS home and DD off school, our usage is up over 60 gig and our so called "unlimited" broadband is capped at 40 gig! After that they start slowing us down.) so it will be a struggle this week ... And I was getting so good till now.

Grrrr.

MA (4)

Annie said...

Ahhhhh sunshine. We need this don't we? Just hope it stays dry on Saturday for us....I'm keeping everything crossed here [and it's not easy steaming dresses with everything crossed!].
Hugs,
A x

Di said...

Good morning Julia - isn't this sunshine absolutely wonderful?! Betcha love the stable door right now.

Lovely tidy desk missus, Happy WOYWW!

Di xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

for a while i was wondering if it was a Wednesday, Julia! wow, sunshine!

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

A clear desk from you is a bit scary, lol! I think yours looks more natural with crafty stuff on it.

Aeryn @ #27
(I've completely re-done my blog this week!)

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Oh to have a workdesk! Sunshine streaming through the window too - perfect. x M #32

MrsC.x said...

O em G!!! i dont think i have ever seen your desk that neglected Sorry i mean tidy! ;) - quick mess it up!!

tfs happy WOYWW! :) Mrs C.xx #33

kay said...

have to confess when i saw the ladder i checked for your husband....lol Your desk is so clear but strangely doesnt seeem right that way as i love nosing around.enjoy tackling the vines,x
kay #35

Gabrielle said...

Look at you, tidy gal! Impressive! Love the new ladder but dont love the vine! What a beautiful week we're having! More sun please!!! #37 I think!!!

Helen said...

Hi Julia Isn't it great to have all the windows and doors open again? I too have been out in the garden cutting back all manner of over grown greenery. I have two hedges that need a serious hair cut. Have fun in the sun. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 39

Craftychris said...

sooo tidy and so lovely for you to look out on a sunny garden! Good luck with the vine. #44 ooh the earliest number I have ever managed!!

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

...how loVely to see your desk awash with sunshine & casting long shadows too & Mr Dunnit is in on the scene his ladder ready & poised for what can only be a tribute to the Olympic Gymnastic Team's balance beam, as long as he doesn't don an Olga Corbut leotard (that could be a step to far!)all is good...have a wonderful snoopy day...Mel :)
Alas no desk for me this week.

scrappymo! said...

Finally back to check out the desks...yours looks so tidy! I think you will soon be creating again!

I know what you mean about catching up in the garden when you return from holidays. This summer we have done a rotation of 2weeks up at the lake and then 2 at home. With all the rain, we weren't able to get out to catch up the garden. By the time the sun finally come, the garden looked like a jungle. We are still catching up!

kyla said...

I was worried, 06:30 getting ready for work, sat down with a drink ready to blog.....no WOYWW! You caught me out! It was the sun wasn't it...I am blaming it for not crafting or doing housework!

Twiglet said...

Neat desk Julia - amazing how that drop of rain and a bit of sunshine makes the weeds grow!! x Jo #50

Tuire Flemming said...

I was waiting this week´s WOYWW in the morning... went then to the market and now I´m back with my shoppings - time zone +2, you see :)
Your desk looks lovely and sunny! We also are going to have a warm day. The sun is not shining, but the air is so moist, that it feels quite tropical...
Regards from Finland!
Tuire #49

Lynn Holland said...

Away from my desk this week Julia, but managed to link what I am upto.
Enjoy the sunshine
Lynn

Shoshi said...

Don't think I've ever seen your desk like that before, Julia! And with the sun shining on it - now that's most unusual!

Thanks for organising us yet again! Have a great week, and happy WOYWW,

Shoshi #51

EELS said...

Beautiful sunshine streaming through the window - love it. Good luck with the taming of the vine.

Cheers, Elaine #10

Trish Latimer said...

Tidy desk!!! i do love a tidy desk...just waiting for inspiration to hit and get messy again! Sadly, the tidy days for my desk are very few and far between!! Trish #55

Spyder said...

after all that rain, I've had to soak all my plants in water, they are flagging already! Nice picture, of work to be done inside and out...I hope Mr D didn't fall off the ladder!
Lyn ...can't remember the number, somewhere in the middle!

Kate said...

Nice to see the patio doors open and the sunshine flooding in.

** kate **

The Crafty Chick said...

Beautiful day! Make the most of it. I have sister and her bf over for lunch, we shall be lounging under the trees with several pimms. Didn't bother to put the pool up this year as got no use the last 3, but it's days like this we miss it!

scrappyjen said...

Spending today scrapping! The whole day - determined to! Happy WOYWW. jenx

RebeccaJaneHoy said...

A very tidy desk- well done. Means you have lots of mess yet to make. Nice to see you have some sun, us in Blackpool are not so lucky.

Rebecca x

Dragon said...

Woo are you moving house and have packed up???? tee hee... hardly recognised the old place, but just think how you can make it messy again in about five minutes!!!
Frankie
xx

Mrs F said...

Gorgeous sunny desk Julia, it's raining here today :(

Happy WOYWW xx

SueH said...

It’s extremely difficult to not take advantage of sitting in the sunshine isn’t it, especially when it’s been so long in coming, so I say make the most of it.
I’m sure once you do get started it won’t take like you get your desk back in it usual ‘ productive’ state.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

donnalouiserodgers said...

I am one of those saddo's that can find the most mundane life interesting, the little things that can bring tears of laughter... when you really think about it, a life less interesting is also probably a life less demanding and I like to have the time to be a little bit lazy...

dx

VonnyK said...

Such an empty, tidy desk but who would want to be inside on such a glorious day. It looks so beautiful outside, I'm jealous, we have a cloudy cold day here. Hope you get that vine down before it starts creeping inside. You should take some things outside to do in the sunshine.
Have a great week and enjoy the weather.
Von #48

Karen said...

Sun - what is that strange thing shining through the window?!?!?! Also a clear desk, what has taken over the Craft Room I need to ask?!?!?! Keep cool and carry on!
Karen T 65 x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely sunshine, Julia - we even have some here this morning! I'll be following the tale of that ladder closely now that you've pointed it out :) Time to enjoy the sun and the music. Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #24

lisa said...

I'm getting in the car and coming to sit in your garden in that gorgeous sunshine, Julia, so get the kettle on, we'll be there in about 5 hours!!!! It's so unfair that this flipping cloud won't shift off Yorkshire. I think I need to get an industrial fan out to try and blow it away.
Enjoy the gorgeous weather and don't you dare go indoors to mess up that desk!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #67

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh wow that is some tidy desk. Love the open window and the ladder, hmm very useful I'm sure! Like you I have streaming sunshine this morning which is beautiful. Makes me feel a whole lot better than I have been feeling. Take care, enjoy this week's hop around oh so tidy/messy desks! Zo xx 69

Glenda said...

I'm so glad you are finally getting to see the sun! It looks wonderful streaming through your windows! Glenda 71

Jaki Morris said...

Lovely to have the sun again, isn't it.

What a lovely clear space, I wish I had the same!

Take care and enjoy hopping

Jaki number? That's why I should link before commenting!

Jaki Morris said...

Seventy Two!!


Jaki #72

Laura said...

Beautiful sunshine, enjoy it!
Laura
78

Redanne said...

Hi Julia, seeing that ladder reminded me again of the pic with your hubby underneath - lol. Thanks for your visit, no we did not get tickets either but I much prefer to watch on TV anyway. No traffic conjestion that way! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #21

Charlene said...

I think this is the first time I've seen the bottom of your desk but it compares not to the beauty of that field of flowers, Julia.

I couldn't get your comment link to open unless I left clicked...hmmmm

Modern Day Disciple said...

Julia,
I confess that sunshine washed desk and open window so appeal to me and make me jealous!What an inspiring place to work! I want to thank you for this wonderful place- I am awed and inspired by the wonderful community of artists that are here. A treasure trove of blessing! I have linked a couple of times but I am inconsistent as of yet! But I am trying to visit and follow many here! I am also attempting an altered book (but it is so simple compared to all I see here. I will post about it hopefully later. And share my messy desk...just wanted to say thanks with appreciation, Dawn @ Beneath The Surface: Breath of Faith

Joynana said...

Hi Julia, another great week for being nosey and snooping around the world. I love that you started this. Julia your photo from yesterday was gorgeous. I would love to see that in person. Enjoy the sunshine while you can. #81

Belinda said...

Hello Julia,

One can't help but smile when you see sunshine streaming in and lush green grass outside your window. Your desk is super tidy. And let me wipe the drool as I glance at your Ipad. Very lucky girl you are indeed. Have a great day!

Belinda (82)

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Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I'm glad you're OK Julia! I even visited LLJ and asked her about you! I don't think i'll ever have a linky party- too much responsibility! :^) Patsy from
HeARTworks and
papemelroti

Keren Howell said...

Taking a quick look in my lunchour again...impressively tidy! Happy WOYWW!

jan spencer said...

Lovely view from your desk, and sunny too.

Lauren O'Donovan said...

Just posted my desk, will pop back this evening for a browse x

Tammy said...

It looks like a lovely day in your world. That sunshine makes me happy! May you be done quickly with your paperwork so that you can move on to something more crafty! :)

Jingle said...

Wow! There is a lot of empty space on that desk! Nice and tidy!

Kim said...

I thought I was in the wrong spot...this tidy is far and away your tidyness!! Have a great weekend.

Lisa Richards said...

Sunshine is ALWAYS impressive, especially in your corner of the world! Glad you got out in it even if only to wrestle with that old vine! :)
Have a great WOYWW!
Lisa #95

famfa said...

Very tidy and organised desk. Yay, ladder is back. Good luck with the vine removal.

Lizzie said...

Ha! I'm number 100 today!
Very busy here, planning and writing a course for 16 children in August. Will try hard to get round and visit as many fellow "WOYWW" people as possible - after tomorrow's meeting. I'm not panicking... not much anyway - but back to work!
Love the tidy desk by the way Julia, but it looks a bit sad, with only some paperwork on it. Have a nice holiday and I hope you come home prepared to make loads of mess (and projects!)

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Windows thrown open = glorious
Desk cleaned off = breathtaking

*grin*

How wonderful to see the sun shining bright. Good luck with that vine. Now I have to gaze at the poppy field photo below. Wowza!

Cheers,
Susan #100

Zachary said...

Just linked my blog post - my very first WOYWW!

Your workspace looks so inviting - all that glorious natural light from the windows is so helpful, I bet! Thanks for presenting this each week, I've really enjoyed WOYWW!

Sandy Leigh said...

Your desk is clean and lovely! Sitting outside though...especially in the morning before it gets hot...that's the best choice! Sandy Leigh at 103

dix said...

Thank you for always hosting us on your blog. Enjoy seeing your organized desk. You inspire me. Perhaps I will make time this afternoon to begin in my studio.
dix---

Deb said...

how lovely to come home to a nice tidy desk, that is what I am hoping for too!
Debxx

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Your world looks wonderful - that lovely window to the outside right where you work! The green grass is amazing to look at as it is a faint memory - we have yellow and brown here! Today is to be 100 degrees again! Your desk looks so clean and organized - all ready for you to begin to create!

Wishing you a happy day today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Missy said...

Hello! First time participating! such a fun idea! I love seeing other people's work spaces! Looks like you have a great spot for your desk. I stare at a wall!

Katie said...

Very, very clean! Our grass is all dead over here in Missouri! Not enough rain :( Thanks for hosting!

Katie

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

I just love your big window there right by your workspace! And I have to say the sunshine is nice :)

Just want to thank you for hosting every week! :)

LiliansArt said...

Can't wait to check everyone's messy spaces today

Gita said...

From when I was here many months ago...your desk does seem a little more organized. :-) Still love all that light you get into your little craft space.

toni said...

Your desk looks nice and ready for action when the sun goes down, got to make the most of this good spell! You'll have to let me know where to find good things to listen to on the ipad. I'm a radio 4 addict but get fed up of all the bad news and politics! happy WOYWW x

Macpurp said...

what a lovely sunny, tidy desk!
I can never find anything after I have cleared my space!

love Teen x

Macpurp said...

what a lovely sunny, tidy desk!
I can never find anything after I have cleared my space!

love Teen x

Caatje said...

My desk is pretty unused right now too, just because it's too hot there to work! But is sure makes for tidy pictures!

Monica said...

A concerted effort to make it before noon Julie, that's the witching hour and I cannot even start on cleaning up desk and getting on with my sewing. Your desk invites a project. So gratifying.

Sandy Trefger said...

Look at all that sunshine! Lovely, Yes? I say that as I've seen others commenting in the past about all the rain over there. :) Which to me is odd as we have sunshine 99% of the time here in Texas! Ha, ha. Nice and neat desk and a longer ladder can be a good thing. :)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I think your bike ride and the poppies were much more beautiful to enjoy. And great that you took advantage of it. Sometimes a little break from the workspace is good. We come back more energized and refreshed. Thanks for sharing your open window. We can't do that here...too hot to humid.
Enjoy and Happy WOYWW

Mary said...

Your craft area is so inviting. Love the window facing all that beautiful green. Have a creataive week...well, after you get that paperwork taken care of!

Darnell J Knauss said...

We thank you! I'm so happy you have some sunshine!! Enjoy it while you can and don't you or Mr. D hurt yourselves on that ladder showing that vine who's the boss!!

YoriとYayie said...

I was late... to think I kept on refreshing to see if you've posted already... hehehe

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So clean and sunny in your craft area today! I did think that ladder looked really long. Good luck trying to tame Nature.

Daniella said...

blogger wouldn't let me leave a comment, so i'm sorry if you have 2 of my comments. UGH blogger.
I'm sorry I couldn't play this week, we have had thunderstorms and we had no power the last 2 days so I couldn't get my post done! And today I am packing for vacation! We leave tomorrow morning. I will be back next week, and hopefully I will get to join in!!
Don't forget me!!
Have an awesome week!
xxDaniella

Jodi H. said...

I almost forget every week to post my photo- one week, I accidently cleaned up the morning before! This time- I made it-LOL!

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Ohhhhhhhh A 'day' shot. My favourite!! And a new ladder! Oh things are all going swimmingly and the way I imagine them to be. And that desk! I can see the surface. This is the first time I think, that I've seen the surface. Everything looking all neat and tidy...waiting for the next whirlwind of creativity. Awesome Julia! *smiles* Norma

Annie Smith said...

I love the way your window opens out to your yard! Putting that idea away for a remodel someday. :)

misteejay said...

Wow...that is tidy. Doesn't the sunshine look lovely although I'm wondering how long said ladder will be redsident on this occasion **chuckle**.

Toni xx

Becky said...

This week, I think my desk is messier than yours! Wahoo! :)

trisha too said...

Very tidy and ready for fun!

:)trisha
#137 this week

Scrappydiva said...

Don't you love sunshine!!? And tidy desks? Bliss. Mine's not too messy today, but I have got the sewing machine out. I'm hoping that LLJ would be proud of me, and I think I'm going to blame my sudden urge to sew on the fact that I recently started following her blog.

Thanks for hosting Julia!
Anthea

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

It's so lovely to have the sun streaming in the windows at last. Only trouble is it shows how sadly neglected my windows are!

Caz said...

Nice tidy desk and wonderful sunshine!!! Managed a second week of WOYWW just - now going back for another 40 winks I think!
Happy WOYWW
Caz
#137

butterfly said...

Oops, I think I forgot to say 'hi' after linking in - please forgive me, I'm a newbie! I've been hovering around the fringes for several weeks now, and finally decided to take the plunge! How glorious to look straight out in to the garden like that - but I guess draughts can be a problem! I'm loving my first WOYWW, thank you so much!
Alison x
#128

Queen Lightwell said...

I don't think I've ever seen so much of your desktop! But I've only been popping in for a few months now so... :)
That poppy field below looks glorious! I think I would want to run leapy like through it and imagine I am at least 10 years younger and 100 pounds lighter and a handsome prince was waiting on the other side for me and...well, I guess my imagination is still with me today and here I thought it had gone on vacation! lol
Have a lovely peek around the world! And thanks for hostessing us!
Deeyll #144

Mari K. said...

I don't know how I do it either, lol. I guess I just do it. But I love being busy and with 4 little ones, I never have a shortage of busy. The orajel worked very well, they took such a long nap I was able to pull down the kitchen wallpaper border and primer the walls!

House of Bears said...

What a nice place to craft, looking out onto the sunshine :)

Anne said...

Love the sunshine streaming through-such a lovely change from the rain isn't it. Our garden also resembles a jungle- but now we're back it's too hot to garden :-)Anne x

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your visit and comment, Julia - you might well scoff at the used kitchen paper, but you just wait lol! I shall certainly be using it to make Beautiful Things with! when you end up with lots of it, all beautifully coloured, you just CAN'T bin it.

I wear gloves when I remember. Since starting with the Dylusions inks I've been wearing them - after my first attempt my hands were in a terrible state and it took days to wash off.

Don't worry about the bikes - when you're ready will do fine! I know how busy everyone is. I've got a To Do list as long as... my leg. (I've got short arms.)

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #51

Tracy said...

Your desk looks so clean and organized. And such a great view while you create. Beautiful.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I couldn't believe it! The one week I don't join this madness and your desk looks as clean as mine! Way to go, girl.

Jeremy and Samantha said...

Well I am way later than you but it is still Wed my time but barely. It looks gorgeous weather and desk wise

Kezzy said...

Oops I'm late this week, mine was a woywthursday!!. So loving the sunshine it's gorgeous, your really brave if your doing the whole ladder thing, I get up a couple of steps and panic lol. Love the tidy desk, all nice and clean ready to be messed up with lots of craftiness. Happy woyww :-) Kerry xxx

butlersabroad said...

I don't know what I'm liking the most, that lovely tidy desk or all that great sunshine pouring in through the open doors. I just looked on the official House Mouse website..... there are 559 stamps available in wood mount!! I have 58, so I'm about 10% of the way there! I can't imagine what 559 stamps would even look like.

Hugs
Brenda

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I'm celebrating my 1st year blog anniversary, so I hope you'll stop by and visit. Blessings!

laura said...

Mine is all cleared up and ready for my August Studio Calico kit (and all 4 addons) to arrive today.

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