Thursday, 30 August 2012

Saved by the (telephone) Bell

I gathered from a few comments yesterday that the state of my desk was rather alarming - causing shortness of breath, palpitations and itchy teeth in some quarters.  And there was a hint of challenge in some of the comments about seeing the 'after' photos....well, brace yourselves!



Y'all have Chrissie to thank for this.  I made a long overdue phone call and whilst we chatted, I sorted.  And then, whilst we chatted a little more I cleaned the stamps.  And put them away.  Chrissie is an interesting person and we had some catching up to do.  And after we said our goodbyes, because I still had time, I started a card.  And that is the story of Wednesday, after the WOYWW event.  Standby for slightly more interesting posts.  If I say so myself.  But at least you won't have to catch your breath when you visit.

48 comments:

mamapez5 said...

Bravo! Now that I could work on. Kate x

Queenie Jeannie said...

LOL! Love it! I do this as well. It's amazing how much you can accomplish during a phone call!!

Rita said...

Julia, your very brave, I bet you can't find a thing now. Lovely craftspace. Hugs Rita xx

scrappymo! said...

It looks great...I am going through mine yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Hopefully it means you and I will be creating this weekend.

EELS said...

Now that wasn't so hard was it!
Well done you.
Cheers,
Elaine

Redanne said...

Brilliant job Julia, like Rita says, I bet you can't find a thing now - but it does look great! A x

MrsC.x said...

i normally tidy while n phone with my best friend Maria i still havent got round to even starting tidying up after declaring that i would in my WOYWW post yesterday! oops maybe once school starts again i'll tidy ....hmm maybe

Neesie said...

Now that's impresssive Julia...but where did you put all the stuff?
Your phone calls sounds a lot like mine.
Cheers Neesie ;D

April said...

Wow! what a transformation :o) I really need to sort my desk! x

Annie said...

Wahoo. Well done you. Pat on the back from little old me. Feel free to ring me any time if it would help :-)
Hugs,
A x

Glenda said...

What a transformation! If I didn't see those wonderful windows, I'd swear that was someone elses desk! Now just try and find something!

Twiglet said...

All neat and tidy - now can you still find everything? x Jo

Craftychris said...

Chrissie needs to ring you on a regular basis to keep your desk tidy! Looks cool! xx

RosC said...

Ha! Itchy teeth! Now that's something to experience but your desk wasn't thaaaaaat bad. Good to do bits and pieces whilst on the blower. I do get a good laugh reading some of your posts.
Thanks Julia,
Ros

Morti said...

Now that's what I call multi-tasking.... LOL..... I now have tidy envy.

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Wow! Julia - your workdesk looks absolutely awesome! Wishing you a happy day today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

jill said...

No that looks much better, but how will you find anything now. When i've had a tidy up in the middle of projects i'm working on to give myself more space , i then can't find anything. Happy crafting jill

Eliza said...

Thank you Chrissy. Congratulations Julia it does look a million times better, now my heart is starting to beat normal again. Keep it up, friends are good for you. LOL

Eliza

505whimsygirl said...

Wow Julia -- you multitasker! Talking on the phone AND picking up at the same time.

I'm still visiting WOYWW desks. You go girl!!

Hugs,
Kay

Helen said...

What a difference! You may not think it but I do like a tidy space - just need to have my stash close to hand!!!

BJ said...

Super Duper Job Julia, bet you are proud of your achievements and ready to do more crafting now. BJ

Mrs F said...

Wow, watch a difference a day makes :). Well done for sorting your desk :)

Big hugs xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Color this anal artist IMPRESSED!!

donnalouiserodgers said...

ha ha ha = see we skype/facetime, so we carry on making a mess, no stopping one handed phone jobbies, perhaps it is time to get a new land line phone - nah - still won't tidy my desk....

dxxx

Amy E said...

Oh my goodness Julia, you could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw that picture of your desk! I've never seen it so...clean! Now hurry and go get it back to it's normal comfortable state!

Amy E. #6
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

fairy thoughts said...

See this is why we say we can multi task. All Men out there watch and learn.
Quite a contrast, not sure which one I prefer, bet it doesnt stay like that long
janet

Samantha Elliott said...

Oooo Julia. The cheeky so and so's! It is YOUR desk and YOU work at it! But it does look good and well done for multi-tasking!!
xx

Judys Fabrications said...

Feels great to start on a cleared space doesn't it. Perhaps I shopuld get on the phone when I need a tidy up!hehe!!
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog Julia.
Judy xx

Bernice said...

Wow - maybe Chrissie should phone me! Now you'll be able to do lots of crafting with all that clear space.
Bernice

VonnyK said...

Nooooo!!!! I was so impressed with your desk the way it was, as it made mine look tidy :( Now I'll have to think about cleaning mine,....... thought over, nah, it can stay that way. Maybe I need a long phone call :)

I hope your desk will be full again by next wednesday :)

Von.

StampnInkLady said...

Julia, Your desk looks amazing! I know how hard it is to keep it that way. I have the same problem. Always in a mess! LOL!
Thank you for stopping by my blog for WOYWW and your kind encouragement. The dew drop pads are Memento inks and they stay in the containers they came in. those container make them much easier to store and the pad don't go all over the place.
I hope you will stop by my blog again. I will be having some giveaways and a blog candy coming up soon. Hugs Lori

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Great space!! I can't talk on the phone and make a card at the same time!! lol You are talented!!! Thanks for coming by my desk and saying Hi!! I am going to start following you!!

Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin #75

Kyla said...

OMG! I thought you had been burgled and all your crafting stash stolen!! But no, you just got the very infectious cleaning bug! Welcome to the infected club!!

Kyla

Lisa-Jane said...

Good grief, I hope Chrissie is on a local rate number ;-)

akilli melek said...

hmm, blogger being a bit iffy. was just saying that crafting helps us multitask, especially if we are doing something more interesting than tidying.
caroline

Brenda Brown said...

A happy desk for starting again. I tried that this week too, but it didn't last long, I need to do it again LOL.
Have a great weekend and thanks for your comment on my blog.
hugs {brenda} xox

scrappyjen said...

Very tidy! Wish mine was... It is still in the same state it was two weeks ago. Maybe by Wednesday I will see the surface! Jenx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Well done you! Mine is like the 'before' picture. Though I have actually felt like tidying it lately I haven't had time - rather I've had more interesting things to do ;-)
Anne x

Bridget Larsen said...

Well what a makeover!!! Don't you feel much better for it hahahah, trouble is when I do that I dont want to mess the craft area again.

Paula Gale said...

Julia - in a word... "PHEW"!

Bet you thought I was going to say something else - but seriously, thank goodness for Chrissie lol....

If you were on the phone to me, you'd have chance to redecorate too - perhaps that's why people text instead lol.

I must admit that I did raise my eyebrows because thats seriously the messiest i'd ever seen your desk in two and a half years (give or take a few weeks when I haven't joined in).

much love

Paula x x x

Katie said...

That looks much better :)

StampinCarol said...

LOL! I love it! You inspire me! But wonder when I'll get this done... Probably not before Wednesday!
Carol N #116

FiLoMa said...

The transformation is amazing. For a clean/organisation freak that I am, I could easily create in this space. Hugs! Cheers FiLoMa

Chrissie said...

...and there was I thinking you were hanging onto my every word, when all the time this transformation was occurring!
What a gal!
Chrissie

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