Wednesday, 1 August 2012

WOYWW? 165 (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday)

OK, well, before we go too far, let me wish Lunch Lady Jan a really happy Birthday - how good of her to put it on a Wednesday so we can all have a piece of cake with our cups -of-something whilst browsing the desks!  Happy day chum, and see you later!
Now, my desk.  It continues to be a mere work station rather than a crafting paradise.  This time you can blame the Olympics.  You can see wrapping paper...well, there's a clue for Jan!  And my October calendar...I was trying to organise a hall booking and realised that I needed to 'see' what I was doing so as not to double up; I can do that so easily.  Turns out I needn't have bothered, we can't have the hall till November! There's my mended spongeboard square sponge thingy and a box of pink ball headed pins.  Yep.  Pins.  4" (10cm) long and proportionally correct pink pearly head.  I went to a gift shop in Pewsey called China Rose.  Some of their jewellery was displayed on pin boards using these pins.  I HAD to have some.  They are perfect for putting on presents...big bows, big pin..you know. Like big feet, big hands.... And besides....they're lovely.  You may just be able to make out the green photo envelope too.  We had visitors over the weekend, Miss Dunnit's Godparents.  She came bearing pictures of her son's Prom night.  What a handsome devil I said, what lovely pics I said.  Keep them she said....I'd like you to make me a mini album!  Didn't get a chance to play the mug that never says no!!  Funny.  So that's me.  A couple deadlines to meet and I'm all caught up after illnesses, holidays and the like.  It's only taken 10 days.  Lordy, how grown up I've been about it all.  Time to get back to colouring cutting and sticking!
Show us how your work surface looks this week then - post a pic on your blog, include WOYWW in the title of your post and link here. Easy.  If you can bring yourself to, turn off the word verification...you'll get more comments!

97 comments:

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I wanted to be first on the 1st!! Thank you for the birthday wishes, see you later for cake and drinkies.
LLJ xxx
PS Nice paper!!

Candace said...

You know what they say....need something doing ask a busy person. I'm sure you'll do the prom pictures proud.

Bernice said...

Wow, Julia, those pink pins are huge - I thought they were those bath pearl things when I first looked! Hope you get some free time now to get back to crafting.
Bernice

Sarah said...

Thought that roll of paper was a funky Olympic torch in the make.

Glad to be back at WOYWW camp...you are psychic as your wonderful postcard was just fabulous and SOOOOOO on time. THANK YOU! I kept your story in mind too - normal or not, done by millions or not, this baby lark is a rough ride. Glad to be on the other side and concious! Have a good week... sarah and her hormones.

May said...

WOW those pin heads are huge.. they look brillant..good luck with the mini book & prom pics.. it will be fab..Now after your busy time... hopefully have some time for you!!! Hugs May x x x#12

Di said...

Laughed about the album - you walked right into that one Julia :) Give Jan a Birthday hug from me please today when you meet! Happy WOYWW! Di xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I woke up 3 am (our time) to watch the Olympics opening! How very British I thought, a little quirky! We have British guests here and I asked them why in the world were they over here when the whole world wanted to be over there in London?!!!
WOW! Those pins are huge! You'll need a huge bow too! Thanks for the snoop! patsy #15 (to think I had my post published at 5 in the morning! Peggy shouted WOYWW at about 7:30 am! )

Shoshi said...

You certainly have had a busy week, Julia. Sorry you had trouble with your wonderful foam pad storage thingy but glad you managed to sort it in the end! Gorgeous pins... Not seen them that big before!

Thanks for all you do for us, and happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #7

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Once again, I'm on deadline, but I hope to be finished with this project by Friday. Maybe you'll be able to stop by then, because I'm certainly unable to make the WOYWW rounds this week. Have a great week, dear friend and I hope to be back for 166!

EELS said...

Fabulous pins Julia, so mighty big!And what a busy busy little person you are, good on you.
Now I'm off to peruse some desks after posting mine.
Cheers,
Elaine

Helen said...

I was just off to bed after writing my post for tomorrow - trying to get ahead of the game when I noticed you had posted already - I like being nnnnn19! I sound so young. Those pins look good enough to eat. I made one of those foam pad storage thingies too! I spent ages writing all the names of the colours on the coloured oblongs I had painted and then I realised you can't see the names when your pad is in place or when you stick you bit of velcro on! It was one of those 'that was obvious moments!' Have fun with the Prom Mini WOYWW Hugs to your from Helen 19 Off to bed now or I will look nnnn91 in the morning - Laters!

Jodi H. said...

This week the mess just took over! It looks like a bomb went off!

Michelle Reed-Russell said...

Love those pins! And the wrapping paper looks so elegant.
Your desk always looks like you are such a productive person!
Happy WOYWW!
Michelle #17

Danielle said...

The wrapping paper is so pretty. The desk looks busy with life. Have a good week! Dani #26

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Julia,

I didn't show my desk this week - I did show off my secret project from a few weeks ago.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay
#31ish.....

famfa said...

Fabulous desk. Love the wrapping paper. Pins are great but don't understand how you make a bow. Can you show? Glad everything back to normal. Loving the Olympics too x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Dude, those are some SERIOUS pink balls you've got there! That has to be some SERIOUS bow to accommodate a 4" pin. Do take pictures of that!! Speaking of pics, sorry about your being blindsided by the mini-album request, but it is a compliment, after all, of your outstanding talents, and they are the missy's Godparents ...

Thanks a mill, as usual, for hosting this corner of hysterical in a world of hysteria! Hey, I should write that down.

VonnyK said...

Now they are some serious pins, love them. I might be able to use them to take up little misses skirts. At least I can see where they are going and not stick her so much :)
Beautiful wrapping paper for a beautiful lady, off to wish her a happy birthday.
Have a great week and enjoy the Olympics. By the way, we have a gold and you don't (na na) :)

Von #35

sandra de said...

The sponge board thingy is a genius idea. But then so was the opening of the olympics so it must be a Brit thingy. Love the pink ball headed pins. Best of all is the flash of light on the right letting us know you were tin the pic.
Sandra @ 36

Sandy Leigh said...

So glad you're finally catching up--what a great feeling! I think a crafting paradise is my goal too--but I really need an entire room (not just a corner) to make that happen! Happy WOYWW!

Neesie said...

Be afraid Julia...cos if you stab yourself with one of those pins it's gonna hurt! REALLY HURT!
They are brilliant though and I think I wouldn't have been able to resist either!
The wrapping paper looks very classy for a classy lady ;D
Have fun and enjoy your day.
Neesie #37

Unknown said...

Isn't a good feeling to get into creating...enjoy your colouring, cutting and sticking!

Monica said...

I just knew it was Wednesday somewhere in the world. So what is the spongeboard for/ Somewhat small for the shower! Since this is the second week it has been center stage you must be dying to tell us all about it. or have i missed a post? better go back to hunks leaping up and down in the Games!

Charlene said...

Goodness, how do you get it all done?!

We get the winners before we get to see the events so it's pretty much a spoiler here for the Olympics.

I think your friends have your number. hee,hee

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah fabby pins indeed, Julia and wonder how you will use them with bows - guess they are not from Lilliput land :D - loving your Olympics too great show Brits.. and yes am sure Lunch Lady Jan will know exactly what she is getting from the roll of wrapping paper - or not!! Happy WOYWW, love Shaz in oz.x #43 Oh yep, an' today is my big reveal too!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, those pins are huge! i've got deadlines too and hardly any time to go visiting! but of course i must drop by #1 and greet her today! happy WOYWW, Julia!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Gabrielle said...

Lots of busy activity this week! Fabulous to see! Must pop over and wish Jan a happy birthday - I hope she liked her present which was clearly beautifully wrapped!!! (#55ish - I forgot to look - oops!)

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

oh those pins caught my eye,and I am in serious NEED of them!! love that you are so organised..lol Not like me at all who couldn't organise a p..ss up in abrewery , as they say! Happy Birthday to Lunch Lady Jan, and enjoy your day
Hugs x
Jennie #50 ( my age of course!)

Redanne said...

OMG thos headpins are huge! You might enjoy doing the mini album but I bet you enjoy celebrations with Lunch Lady Jan today even more - have a great time. A x #58

RosC said...

Swelp me! It's just ten past four here - ten minutes late and half the crew is in ahead of me. ;-) Jeez they're fast.
I'm glad you're grown up about things; think I should emulate this fine characteristic. Mind you I'm still having a giggle. I've been following the state of the Sponge Thingy and saw it immediately, and those pins are Something Else.
My eyes are hanging out of their sockets because of the London Lympics.
Crikey!
Ros.

Emily said...

Love the pink pins and I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has the inability to say no. I'm sure you will do a fab job of the mini album.
Emily #59

Helen said...

I love those pin heads too.... off to wish Jan a happy birthday - love that she got top spot today! Have a great week - sure you'll make a fab album for Miss D's Godparents.. Helen, 24

Eliza said...

Pink Big Bsall Pins how wonderful, they sound great and a must have LOL Sorry I didn't post earlier, Wednesday is my charity electrical working day and I was there at the crack of dawn and fitted in the post in between jobs and business. Now just getting home and ready to surf the blogs for awhile. I say no to housework for the moment. LOL

Eliza 16 again, LOL although last week you moved me to 17

Annie said...

Please give Jan a big hug from me later when you see her and wish her a very happy birthday.
Sounds like you're gonna be pretty busy this week!
Hugs,
A x

LuLu said...

Howdy Julia,

I like your desk this week! Hope you can stop by mine when you have a moment or 2.

Peace,
LuLu
www.lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2012/08/woyww-08012012-fabulous-finds-from.html

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, those pins are fab and, as usual, your desk reflects your busy life. Still chuckling about the album ... I think you talked yourself into that one :)) I'm afraid I've wittered on a bit in my post this week, sorry, but I had a lot to catch up on - I'll try to aim for brevity next week :) Have a fab day with Jan, give her an extra hug from me, and enjoy the cake and drinkies :)) Elizabeth x #63

Twiglet said...

I'm just a gal who can't say "No" too. It gets you into all sorts of trouble doesn't it!! Have a fun day. x Jo

Victoria said...

I'm glad you managed to get your foam storage sorted out in the end, even if it turned out to be more stressful than anticipated. Those pins looks beautiful! I'm sure you will do the photos proud with your mini album -- didn't really give you a chance to say 'no', did they?!

scrappyjen said...

Busy busy work desk - but at least you have a work desk! Mine is a kitchen table lol! happy woyww, jenx

Lynn Holland said...

All dried put again now after our brewery visit last week. Which more than you will be later by the sounds of it.
Have a lovely time at Jan's.
Lynn

donnalouiserodgers said...

you caught up? really I need instructions - how is it done???

I constantly drag (my) behind..

do advise..
desperate Donna of derby

dxxxx 74

kath said...

I love your desk Julia...I could spend hours sitting ogling all your bits and pieces...those pink pins are just amazing...happy WOYWW kath (76)

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Have fun with Jan today. Wish her happy birthday from us all. x George for Max. x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh Grr. I would have commented last night but DS (and I do not mean DARLING) must have been uploading a file, thinking he could get away with it in the middle of the night. Happy Birthday to LLJ!! And shame I'll miss seeing the mini in progress at crop :( Have a most excellent day!

MA (8)

misteejay said...

You are going to be busy (even more than usual) - all the best with the Prom album.

Now those are some serious pins Mrs D...I thought you'd been raiding the bead box or something...

Toni xx

Mrs F said...

Hi Julia

Think not being able to say NO is a fault of all us girlies!

Love the pins, I thought they were those bath pearls that make your bath all slippy lol. Well bathing at your craft table would show commitment in not soggy cards!

Happy WOYWW xxx

kay said...

wow am impressed by the size of your pins......lol,anyway super desk and shame about the album :)
have a fab week
kay #82

Kate said...

Nice wrapping paper! Can see black and silver looking good with a bow and one of those bright pink pins.

** Kate **

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW..I thought those pins were Christmas tree ornaments. Could imagine lots of fun things to do with them. Is the Black and White wrapping paper kinda an Over the Hill theme? Have a fun time and act like kids again. Enjoying the Olympics at this end too..Enjoy your evening and have a great WOYWW.

toni said...

Hi Julia, those pin heads look amazing, huge never seen those before.Enjoy your lunch, I'm out with my crafting buddy tomorrow Lunch at a garden centre which also happens to have a craft shop, so expect some new goodies next week x

Tracy said...

What a delicious mish-mash of creative hootenany going on there! :) I won't be able to participate this week yet couldn't resist coming over for a peeksie!

That "no" mug is hard to pass out isn't it though!

Warmly, Tracy

Francesca said...

Wasn't going to show this week as hadn't done much, but Mr Man persuaded me. Love the giant pins. Francesca #90

Sheilagh said...

Great pins, like the sponge board idea, might give that a bit of a go.


Sheilagh 93 x

Kezzy said...

I really love the spongy board what a fantastic idea, and those pins look lovely. You certainly have had a bit of a crisis year and coped really well, think I would be like the spongy board on a hot summers day, I would slide down to the floor and wither in a corner somewhere lol, only joking, it is amazing though how us women can cope and think straight in a crisis or difficult situation. Love the wrapping paper, I need to pop on over to Jan and wish her a Happy Birthday. It's great that I'm able to be early, sort of an achievement for me lol. Hope your desk soon becomes more of a crafty paradise rather than a work station. Happy Woyww :-) Kerry xxx

Becky said...

Funny how the Olympics will suck the craft right out of you, isn't it? Ha! I absolutely love those pins! They are WONDERFUL! Made it before 100 today, first time ever! That's a sign, going to be a fab day for Becky G! :)

Peggy said...

a big bunch of stuff is what I have this week getting ready for a class at a stamp convention. Oh my ... my desk looks more like a packing station than a work space LOL have a great day!

Craftychris said...

I love those pink pins and that wrapping paper looks fab! Oh dear, you were too slow with the album! Never mind, it will be appreciated lots I'm sure! xx

JoZart said...

Oh, I'm worn out reading all that's going on there as I've already had so much to do with my big loft, garage, workroom clearout /clean up.
Have a fun day with LLJ and if she doesn't like her gift... I'll have it!!
love JoZarty x

Keren Howell said...

Popping in in my lunch break again - nice to see a well-used workspace!

Claire said...

i've missed a couple of weeks, but so good to be back!
wishing you a fun, creative week :)
with love xx
no. 67

StampinCarol said...

Those pink pins - would love a closer look! And your desk is very busy! Thanks for this fun blog hop and looking forward to your creativity!

Barb King said...

Missed a few weeks, so glad to be back! The sponge board sounds like a good idea on your last post, glad you worked out the kinks. Mine are all over the place, and usually only find 1 and it's never the color I need. Have a great week.

fairy thoughts said...

I wish someone would do classes on how to say no, ask a busy person they say. Bet you don't say no to cake and drinkies
have a good day

Cath Davidson said...

First time entering this, :) don't know if I'll manage every week but I got here in the end :)

So glad to see I'm not the only one with desk-crisis!!!

Jaki Morris said...

Glad to see the creative mess is back!

Yay for Wednesday's child, that's me and this year my birthday is also on a Wednesday. Happy bd LLJ

Thatnks for popping by last week

Jakix #112

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Hopefully you will soon be caught up and have some breathing room to create! You are a sweetheart to make the prom mini album. I look forward to seeing it! Wishing you such a good day today Julia!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Zachary said...

Thanks for the glimpse of your great desk! These Olympics just get in the way of creativity, don't they? I'm having a case of that myself. But it's so much fun to watch all the feats of amazing skill and discipline! Which is rather ironic that it seems to completely obliterate my discipline...just one more commercial, then one more, then just ONE more...LOL!

Erika said...

Sounds like you're very busy Julia.
Hope you get everything sorted. Hugs Erika.

Lindart said...

Been watching this on other people's blog for a long time - thought August 1st would be a good day to join up!

Gita said...

Goodness Julia, you seem to have your hand full with all sorts of projects to finish!!

Spyder said...

Oh I wish I could catch up...is there ever an end to everything, or does it just keep going for ever! happy woyww...

trisha too said...

Well I just read Spyder's comment--it pretty much just keeps going, doesn't it?

:)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Yay for being all caught up!
And I am loving those big pink pins :)

Shoshi said...

Thanks for the great comment, Julia - I know I sometimes (well, frequently if I'm honest!) sound plum crazy but as I keep telling my hubby, there's method in my madness! Wait and see what else I come up with lol!!

I'm seriously thinking of doing some blog posts on using up our old rubbish - we throw so much out without a second thought and we could give it a new lease of life and create an object of beauty!

As for the Olympics, I can't say it's particularly restful! I'm on the edge of my seat, and it's surprising I didn't burn the ironing this a.m. watching our lovely ladies rowing their way to Gold! Awesome. Just watched Bradley of the Golden Sideburns going for Gold too - how much more can I take, I wonder! Think I shall take to my bed after this is all over... Lol!

Shoshi #7

Darla said...

What did you mean when you commented about being patient with the alpha stamps please? #109

House of Bears said...

Is that a deck chair style holder we spy on your desk? We want one. :)

nerllybird said...

Hmm, I've been turning off all sorts of things on my blog lately - not sure anything's working, lol. Can see why you love those pins, they're gorgeous!
Helen S #72

Dotty Jo said...

There's big pins and SERIOUSLY big pins! Glad to hear that you are also a girl that can't say no. Wednesday hugs Julia, Jo x

dix said...

Your blog is always so entertaining and informative. Love the "ball headed" pins. Very cute! thanks for sharing.
dix---

CraftygasheadZo said...

Thought I'd say hello even though I've not posted today, just too much going on and nothing really to show. Your desk always makes me smile with its constant activity. Hope you have a fab day and help Jan celebrate her birthday! Take care Zo xx

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

Hello, love your desk.. really love that pins what a great idea...

BJ said...

Hi Julia, sorry forgot to comment after linking this morning probably due to internet going down again! DH was fiddling with the phone lines!! Then I went to badders and then watched the cycling. Whatever next. Hope you have had a nice day. Love BJ#76

Carolyn Phillips said...

Those are amazing pins. You seem very busy at the moment, hope you are enjoying summer.

Anne said...

Same as you can't say no!!!! I never seem to catch up.Fabulous pins. Right I'm off to have a nose. Anne x #129

Caz said...

You've got some big pins there!!!! :-)
As usual, a busy and interesting desk!! Look forward to seeing the album you make - glad someone else walks right into these things!!!!
Happy WOYWW
Caz
#131

Lisa-Jane said...

Gorgeous looking pins, did you just ask the jeweller for them? You have wonderful taste in wrapping paper if I might be so bold.

Queen Lightwell said...

Well, that's quite an honor! I mean, that someone feels you are talented enough to put together something for them always makes me feel tickled pink. Doesn't happen to me much, but still! :) Probably happens to you all the time, huh? Well, don't let that numb you to the compliment it really is. She is really saying, "You're just brilliant at these things dear!" And you are! Also, thanks so much for hostessing this lovely blog linky party. You're such a dear. :)
Deeyll #134

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

Very interesting. Can't see your specs or Ipad this week.
Love the wrapping paper too.
Carol C

VonnyK said...

Dear Julia, I would like to officially take back my na na about the gold medals. I watched the two British girls row into the history books last night and they really deserved to win. I was even cheering them on. Well done GB, I hope you get many more golds, just not more than us :)
Von #35

Amy E said...

I hope you and Jan had a blast! That wrapping paper is lovely, she's a lucky girl!

Those pink pins are adorable! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Isn't it like us paper crafter/artists...we just can't say no to anybody when they ask us for a scrap-related favor? One of the girls I was crafting with yesterday had to make 13 cards for a friend who just asked her for some and didn't offer to help with expenses...and that's just a few weeks after my friend had made the woman 12 cards already! We just can't seem to say no!

Amy E. #30
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Scrapcollectr said...

I'm sure you'll be back to creating at that desk very soon! Love those big pink pins! Great idea for them... jewelry, huh? Cool.
#139

Lindart said...

Hi Julia! Thank you for the welcome to WOYWW! it will be interesting to see how everyone's desk changes each week! I do sometimes have trouble opening the drawers because of all the stuff in front, so i only put seldom used things in the bottom drawers. This seems to help! I'm a very visual person, I have to be able to see everything or I forget I have it!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Thank you. This is such a fun and not threatening way to share what your working on. Blessings!

Ohhh Snap said...

Belated Happy WOYWW :D. LOVE those pins! Lots of craftiness about to happen I think. Glad your crafty routine is near :D. #23

Paula Gale said...

sorry I missed posting on Wednesday... I've actually written my post - but got soooo many interuptions and distractions that it's still in draft at the moment. I maybe finish it off - before next Wednesday!!!

Hugs

Paula x x x

Karen McAlpine said...

This happens to me too. My friends and family have decided that they no longer like "store bought" cards...they are so spoiled. I keep them supplied with all occasion cards.

Mary said...

Love your desk. I have it's twin, however, I chickened out and took a photo of the clean one. Shame on me...I guess I should go clean my room for next week! Have a wonderful week.