Wednesday, 19 December 2012

WOYWW? 185


What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday.  See this post for as good an explanation as I could muster.  Then, join in!  it's free, fun and friendly.  FFF.  In fact if you scroll down too fast, you might think it's silly.  It is that too.
My desk, cleared and cleaned to allow for sewing over the weekend, has become a place of yawn.  I'm not here again today, so please don't be to hard on my lack of visits..I promise it's for a good reason. Back to the desk.... I'm doing book work so that it's as up to date as possible before I ban the mention of work for the holiday.  This will happen on Friday, and in order to  maintain the ban, I must be ready myself, huh!  So I regret a boring desk...iPad in place, and a tidy looking scrap box right at the far end, huh!  Am super happy with this arrangement so far.
So, although this isn't the nearest WOYWW to Christmas, it's the last before hand, and I  wish you a really happy and peaceful Christmas.  And apologise for the card you find below....Jan made me.  And she's publishing it too, so I kinda hope that you're over the shock before you see it again!  By the way, that one photo shoot on the beach - gorgeous.  Almost worth it. However awful/bizarre/funny you find the picture, the sentiment is true! 





97 comments:

Helen said...

oh, I thought I was going to be no 1 - still 3 ain't bad! Love the pic of you and Jan - much much love to you for a stupendously Happy Christmas, never mind the boring clear desk - good on you!

Nikki said...

Merry/Happy Christmas Julia
and have a fun and festive time... looking at the picture you've posted your already getting your drink on :)
hugs Nikki C

Create With Joy said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Julia! Thanks for another fun year of WOYWW!

Create With Joy - 5?
http://create-with-joy.com

BJ said...

Had to refresh a couple of times, just to make sure, but it was worth the disturbed night to finally get #1. What a Christmas present - horrah. Have a great Christmas Julia. Love BJ x

Neil said...

Happy Christmas Julia, hope it's a good one, love the photo/card! Wish my desk was so neat!

RosA said...

A tidy desk is fine. Think of it as a boring, but useful kind of Christmas present to yourself.
I'm glad I'm not No.1, that would really feel like I've been stalking you! Anyway, I can go home now :)
Merry Christmas Julia and thanks for the wonderful world of WOYWW! Great photo :)

KatzElbows said...

Seriously? You're showing us a tidy desk just before Christmas? I could have sworn there are laws against that kind of thing! I hope you get all your work done before Christmas and then have a wonderful time. I'll see you on Boxing Day, if not before. Merry Christmas.

Neet said...

I spy a new holder for the iPad - where is the little deck chair? Is it 'cos it's Christmas?
Love the photo and returning the wish for you and yours to have a Merry Christmas.
Hugs, Neet 12 xx

Sandy said...

Tidy desk all ready for sewing.. Think I might do a bit of that as well, make one of those tote bags or an ipad cover on the link you gave us to that wonderful blog yesterday the cottage home.
Oh look at you both in that photo don't you look like you and Jan are having a good time there.. Have a great Christmas
Sandy :)

sandra de said...

And a merry christmas to you too. Love the pic could almost double as an easter card. Enjoy you holiday break.
Sandra @17

Bella said...

Blessed Christmas to you and your family....can't quite get my head round the fact that it will be here this time next week and we know how fast Wednesdays come around!

Queenie Jeannie said...

LOVE the photo!! A very, merry Christmas to you too!!! I don't think I've ever seen so much desk, on your desk, lol!!!! Getting ready for a new year of fun projects I'm sure.

Redanne said...

Loving the card Julia! Merry Christmas to you and yours too, hope you have a wonderful time! Hugs, Anne x

Ann B said...

Well for once my desk is even tidier than yours - there is nothing on it at all this week , well it is Christmas.
Thanks for the Christmas wishes and the same to you and yours and a huge thanks for all your work, and early mornings in organising WOYWW every week without fail, much appreciated by all of us.
Now all I want for Christmas is an iPad stand as mine is sliding about a on the duvet cover while I try two type.
Ann B
23

Spyder said...

I've managed a little clearing too, only of course the bits you can't see are still very messy. Wishing you a happy Christmas too, and hoping this next year will be better for everyone.
(Lyn)

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW and Merry Christmas. Clear desk - I have one of those. Except I do need to make room for the new pc. Loving your sunny Xmas card. We could do with some of that blue sky. Enjoy your day, whatever you are doing. Ali x #31

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh my toots and tittles, what a riot you two are! Love, love, love! Happy Christmas and Happy New Year, Julia!!

Queen Lightwell said...

Lookee how clean that desk is! Woohoo! You must be so excited...just think how much fun it will be to go crafty crazy on it and get it all messed up again! lol Thanks for hostessing us snoops again this week, and every week, you are a "WO"nderful insert "Y" word "WO"man! :) Deeyll #33

donnalouiserodgers said...

Happy Christmas Julia,

a b movie style card - Fabulous,

and yes it is full tiltthis week so we can ban that four letter word for a few days next week...
dx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thanks so much for WOYWW Julia and for being a wonderful encouragement throughout the year, and for hostessing the great fun learning time which is WOYWW! and happy safe God Christmas time, love Shaz in Oz.x {not linking but wanted to say hi.. still zero on craft scene...}

Lynn Holland said...

Thank you Julia for hosting WOYWW, I've enjoyed joining in. Hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas. I'm away to my bed now, not to sleep just to see if there is anything else I can do to my room before my new crotchet blanket arrives.
Lynn //36

Kirsty.a said...

Oh what a card! Love it! Have a very merry Christmas

Annie said...

Love the card Julia :-)
Hope you and yours have a really wonderful Christmas and a well earned rest too.
Hugs,
A x

EELS said...

Love the drinky card and happy christmas to you too Julia.
Elaine #35

Twiglet said...

You certainly know how to get that party started!! Have a wonderful Christmas. x Jo

slowlaneblog.com said...

Enjoy a wonderful Christmas. I love the 'Card' One can see that you had fun!!!
Thanks for WOYWW, it keeps me Posting
Silvia #40

Kate said...

Happy Christmas!!!

Love the card.

** Kate **

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Me???? It's you that's the bad influence...*grin*

Love ya!
LLJ #25 xx

MrsC.x said...

how tidy is your desk!?! like seeing from diff angle thou.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
TFS Happy WOYWW Mrs.C.xx #34

lisa said...

You look as though you have already started celebrating, Julia. Good on you both!!
Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy and Crafty New Year.
hugs Lisax #44

Di said...

Brilliant card Julia - Merry Christmas to you and yours!! Hugs, Di xx

MiniOwner said...

LOL just love that card! Happy Christmas and thank you for bringing us together every Wednesday for our WOYWW party.
Sue x

Elizabeth said...

Your neat and tidy desk has put mine to shame this week and that accounts book gave me a moment of deja vu ... worked on a few of them in my time :) Love the Christmas card! Happy Christmas to you and your family. Aye yours, Elizabeth x #46

Shoshi said...

Not a boring desk Julia - just a tidy one! And it's nice to see it from a slightly different angle. I love those little cube shelves you've got. Thanks for organising us yet again, especially at this busy time of year.

Shoshi #47

MaggieC said...

I thought I was going to be way down the list today, just shows how busy everyone is. Have a wonderful Christmas, Julia, and thank you for your warm hospitality every week. xx Maggie #47

Charlene said...

Merry Christmas, Julia...love your clean desk and that cute picture!!

Li'l Pidge said...

Clean desk!! Thought I was at the wrong place for a moment!!

Remember....you are one person, and that one person is not wonder woman (regardless of whether you may or may not have the costume in your wardrobe!!).

Enjoy the sewing, and run up to Dr Who day!!

Kyla

Hammers said...

Ha ha, my desk is tidy today too - it must be the post Christmas aftermath...

Antonia said...

so clean desk, Have a Happy Christmas
Toni #51

Laura said...

And a Happy Christmas to you too Julia!
Laura 54
x

April said...

Hi! not taken part since September!!! thought I'd pop in before Xmas. Desk is looking mega tidy! Have a Great Xmas x April #52

RosA said...

Thanks for dropping and for your kind comment re my backgrounds. The challenge is, of course, to actually put something on top of the backgrounds. That will be the hard part!
BTW, I don't think anyone is nosey to zoom in and see the fine details! That's what WOYWW's all about, I reckon. Luckily, I don't need (or want) any big ticket kitchen appliances. I use all those sorts of brochures as "drop sheets" to work painty stuff on! That's good recycling, what? :)

Joanne said...

At first I was shocked to see the tidy space but then realised, mine isn't all that bad either. Happy Xmas lovely lady.
xx

Carole said...

Giggles and chuckles came out after seeing your picture card. Have a very Merry Christmas filled with joy and laughter.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Ha ha what a super card, tidy desk for sure but then getting organised is always a good thing! No desk from me today as I've got DT projects on there and I can't share it yet! So Merry Christmas and take care lovely. Zo xx

Minxy said...

Oh my a clean desk for christmas, was that what you asked santa for lol
Great pic, wishing you a very merry christmas too xxx

House of Bears said...

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas from The House of Bears. Thanks for hosting such a fun challenge and introducing us to some great crafters through your blog.

ellie said...

Happy christmas julia-thanks for all the craic(as we say here in ni) xo

Eliza said...

Great desk all cleaned up. Merry Christmas to you too, thanks so much for your wonderful link for everyone on your site, it surely does connect many people with a lot in common.

Hugs Eliza

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oooh! I'm 64 again! Lovely tidy desk! and what a great card!! Chris 64

butterfly said...

Too tidy, too tidy!! Thank you so much for the wonderful hopping this year - I've had an absolute ball discovering this wonderful crafting community. Hope all the book work gets done in time for the ban, and have a wonderful Christmas!
Alison xx

JoZart said...

That photo card make up for the boring tidy desk..... both a shock to the system. The card is fabulous! Chill out, have fun and it will soon be 2013!
Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year to you and your family!
Love jo x

Francesca said...

Wow I'm impressed, but how long will it last... Love the pic. Have a good Christmas Francesca #67

butlersabroad said...

Ah, lovely to see a clean and tidy desk, sort of puts the finishing touch on Christmas, like saying you're all ready, peaceful and calm before the big day. Hopefully that's true!! Honestly, you and Jan shouldn't be allowed out together!!

Have a wonderful Christmas,
Hugs
Brenda 69

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I saw the card first on Jan's site as she had posted early. Both of you were in high spirits obviously and painting the town all colors of the rainbow! A blessed Christmas Julia! You're the best! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Karen McAlpine said...

LOL Cute picture of the party bunnies. Nice and clean desk. Book work--well, that can be fun too. Happy Holidays!
Karen 71

Roudi said...

Clean desk? Yes please!
Have yourself a merry littlee Christmas dear Julia! ♥
Hugs,
Roudi #72

StampinCarol said...

Merry Christmas! Looks like your desk is ready and waiting for your next bout of creativity! Your card is a hoot!
Carol N #73

Becky said...

Free, fun and friendly are the best ways to describe WOYWW! I'm so use to seeing your desk from the top, it doesn't even look the same. I rather like the card :) Have a great Christmas :)

Krisha said...

Merry Christmas Julia, I think the card is cute........and why not? Besty got a good cleaning this week too, even the scrapbokk area is neat again :)Now the rest of the house is a different story....LOL
Thanks for hostessing WOYWW
Krisha #78 (?)

Shazsilverwolf said...

Happy Christmas Julia, love the card!

Lisa said...

I love the card. And a Happy Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh how I wish I could insert my face right in there with you and Jan!!! Love it!! Sorry, my first linky didn't work--I was bleary eyed at 6 a.m. and I don't know what I did...but I tried it again. Crafty hugs! --Sandy Leigh

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Julia,

Oh, I do love the photo of you and Jan. I can see myself joining right in, bunny ears and all!

It's definitely a busy time of year for all. We hard core WOYWW must go on!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay #84 - NOT triple digits this week!

Linda said...

Fun card - have a wonderful Christmas holiday.

Nan G said...

Now that's the way to celebrate!! Blessings and Happy Holidays! Nan 75

famfa said...

Fabulous card - love it. Great desk. Wish mine was tidy. Happy Christmas xxx
FAMFA (87)

Sandi McLean said...

And a Merry Merry to you! That must have been a fun time at the beach! I have only just been playing here for a couple of months but it has been a great time and I thank you for your efforts in keeping this going!! Best wishes and hugs!!

Andrea said...

A merry christmas to you too thanks for visiting and your advice re the embossing powders i will perceiver.best wishes
Andrea x..#6

Andrea said...

A merry christmas to you too thanks for visiting and your advice re the embossing powders i will perceiver.best wishes
Andrea x..#6

Tam Hess said...

Just found this fun place to be! HOORAY!!

Monica said...

A SPECTACULAR card and an idea to beg borrow or steal. a years from now will be frenetically web searching for 'where was that great...." This is my second "0"week as far a # posting this week 90 it is obviously the sign of an impending Mayan event or a need to buy tequila for this year's holiday drink!
thanks Julie for a spirited year.

Renee said...

Merry Christmas Julia! Love the card & I am so happy I found this awesome place! I'm having a great time visiting around the world!
Hugs, Renee

Coleen said...

Well, I've wanted to join in for sometime now and finally have. Now off to catch some eye candy.

Coleen, an American in Ukraine
www.vintageterrace2.blogspot.com

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love your Christmas card! And the tidy desk looks good too, although horribly unnatural. Happy days!

scrappyjen said...

Merrrrrrryyyyy Chrrrrrristmas and a happy woyww! jenx

Neesie said...

Happy Christmas Julia,
I was determined to visit this week but changing time zones threw me a little but I'm here at last.
I just wanted to thank you for a fantastic year of visiting WOYWW. It's been brilliant ;D
What a giggle of a card! Brilliant.

Have lots of fun and laughter.
Hugs Neesie #93

Anne said...

Hi Julia my desk not looking very interesting - trying to make the room tidy and festive- long way to go yet :-) Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Anne x #97

jellinacreations said...

What a neat desk!
I wish it was so neat to me :-)
I also wish you a Merry Christmas
greetings Jellina

misteejay said...

ing you and the family a wonderful Christmas Julia.

Toni xx

misteejay said...

In case you weren't sure...the first work on the previous comment should be 'wishing' (the refresh keeps cutting off the beginning of my typing grrrrr).

Toni xx

fairy thoughts said...

Wow that is a neat desk!
I hope you and yours have a great Christmas
janet #21

caz said...

OMG - thought I was in the wrong place!!! That is wayyyyyyyy too tidy!!!
Just a very quick visit this week - am shattered after driving 8 hours today!!
Wishing you a very, very Happy Christmas - thank you for all your hard work during the year keeping the WOYWWers under control and giving us a meeting place each week!!
Love n hugs xxx
Caz
#99

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okienurse said...

Oh no! That card is scandalizing....NOT! I have more then a few of me on beach with a drink in hand! No better place to have fun. Desk does look rather sad and lonesome. Maybe next week it will be more like it normally is. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and enjoy the time with family and friends. Vickie #100

Karin said...

Happy WOYWW and Merry Christmas. Karin #101

Opps the number changed and please ignore 102 the memory content in Mr linky popped up too.

JoZart said...

Julia, you are so sweet, thanks so much for your lovely comment. I've gained so many friends through your blog!
Jo x

belldoubleyou said...

Well, that's an unusual angle for your desk! I like it. My table is pretty uncrafty too; I cleaned it up to have dinner on it (gasp!) and now I'm just sorting out some stamps... nothing inky in sight. Maybe I'll fix that tonight...

peggy gatto said...

WISHING YOU ALL A MERRY HOLIDAY AND THE BEST IN THE NEW YEAR!

Stacey Merrill said...

love the card! Enjoy your holiday & your tidy desk :)

Caro said...

The picture of you and Jan is priceless and definitely cheerful! Thanks for sharing and hosting and I hope you have a very Happy Christmas. Caro (#65)

Sunshine Girl said...

Very tidy! I am impressed - hope you have a wonderful Christmas and thanks for visiting me :)

Laura said...

I was in such a rush to post and get to work yesterday that I forgot to comment, sorry! Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas next week!! Thanks for the "gift" of WOYWW that keeps us crafting, keeps us honest, and provides a little bit of sociability for those of us more comfortable with distress inks than large gatherings. *grin* ~ Laura #77

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your visit and lovely comment, Julia. I am not nearly as exhausted after this bout of sorting as I was after the last, but of course it could be delayed till tomorrow! Ernest now has one new paw and a second one in progress. Hopefully there will be some pictures soon! My hubby is thrilled that he is being mended.

Shoshi #47

Alexandra said...

It's so good to be back! I really like your workspace and all the little cozy spots to put things. :)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy WOYWW, Julia!
may you and your loved ones have a joyful Christmas season
and a blessed new year ahead! judging from your picture, i'm sure you'll be having a grand time, LOL!
hugs,#10
peggy aplSEEDS

Karen said...

Happy WOYWW and also have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - bit late joining, but better late than never! Have fun! Karen 109 x