Wednesday, 2 January 2013

WOYWW 187 The arrrgh! edition

Happy New Year, and Morning all.  And  I know it's morning, because even though this is a scheduled post (I'm off early to tackle other things).....it's still morning.  I went to bed on Tuesday night and woke up with a start after midnight....because I'd forgotten to set this post up. Am I the only one still thinks it's Sunday?  Yep, schlep downstairs, fire up PC (because blogging from the iPad is a monumental pain in my derriere), load up the photos and compose.  In the middle of the night.  No, it's not that I'm obsessed. Much!

Not exactly a 'start as you mean to go on' pose for the New year, right?  No, I'm too old to make sweeping resolutions and comitments; I know myself too well!  At least there's evidence of some card making...I was asked to create a sketch and a sample and some instructions to contribute to a charity's website....I will of course blow that particular trumpet at some stage - meanwhile, I have at least managed to get it done.  Christmas miracle I think.  No idea why the mammoth hole punch is on my desk, but as it's been holiday week, I'm guessing it has something to do with that panic that arises with the arrival of visitors - you know the one - where there's no surface space left upon which to stand so much as a mug of tea. Usually because of un-put-away Christmas presents. So you shift stuff to another, temporary surface.  Doing a lot of that.  Figure at some stage there'll be hysteria and clearing.  You won't escape the fallout, obviously.
Meanwhile, please show us how your desks have fared over the Season of desk neglect and mojo restoration.  Leave a link here so we can come visit the post you put on your blog - please factor WOYWW into the title, and please, if you can, turn off the word verification, it's very difficult and time consuming.  Frankly, more time consuming than deleting spam!

108 comments:

Nikki said...

Happy New Year Julia and it looks like your using flowers at least your looking productive me I've just tidied it up and gone thru everything let's say a early spring cleaning :)
hugs Nikki #2 wow that's lowest I've been

Gabrielle said...

Hahaha! That hole punch mystery is one I seem to have all the time! How does something appear when you know you didn't put it there?! I'm guessing that's just one of life's mysteries like odd socks! Happy New Year Mrs D x

Helen said...

Happy New Year, Julia! I am also up early as it's back to work day here... really don't want to go, have had long enough off to get used to being at home and lazy! Helen, 4

Create With Joy said...

Happy New Year to you, dear Julia! I cannot believe it - I am first on the list this week! I am still having fun with Nikki's buttons (I see Nikki is #2) - I might just have to change out the Nikki button I posted for that "special" one, lol!

But, of course, I digress. As always, love seeing what you're working on... hope you enjoy your day!

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

Redanne said...

Hi Julia, no, you are not the only one who has forgotten what day it is! I think it is put the decorations away kind of day today and definitely time to put the gifts away too...... Happy New Year to you, hope you got some sleep after you posted WOYWW. Hugs, Anne x #7

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Happy New Year miz Dunnit! You know me, I love Macs, but over the last couple of weeks, while lying prone on the sofa, I tied to comment on desks from mt iPad. OMG it was a nightmare. It doesn't help that blogger makes you click to revert to the web version of a site every time you visit and makes the mobile version the default.

I am determined to get my desk to a usable state today. Yours is looking very reasonable, despite the hole punch, but the you DO have crop to prepare for. I am so sad to miss it but will imagine you all having fun and scrapping without me. {boo hoo}

Happy NY

Mary Anne

KatzElbows said...

Gosh, you are right about the mojo restoration time. I do feel all fired up and ready to create, even though it's January and the world looks very bleurgh. Hope your mojo is raring to go.

Happy New Year. Here's to a good one,
Rachel #6

Andrea said...

good morning and happy new year ,its great seeing non christmas cards I do love it but a bit "festived out"now ( not a word I know !!!)...LOl your'e right re christmas take over and all surfaces in use ..clean up begins at the weekend and even managed to make a start yesterday ...looking forward to the year ahead hugs Andrea x
ps made it in the top ten woopiee

Andrea said...

i will rephrase that... first 10 not top 10 !!! similar I know !..dont want to upset anyone x

Sue from Oregon said...

Not so silly, I have gotten up in the middle of the night to finish a post too...crazy girls are we!!!

Bella said...

I am in your camp when it comes to knowing what day of the week it is...Two Mondays a week are really playing with my head. Hope you have a fabulous 2013.

Claire said...

you poor bunny!! well, we certainly appreciate all your hard work to host this mega desk-hop!
i was up writing in the middle of the night too... couldn't sleep... hubbie snoring... so i got up...
body clock's still awry from the holidays, methinks!
anyway, wishing you a truly wonderful 2013!!
BIG HUGS xxx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

a blessed New Year to you Julia! I left for a vacation before the new year and left my desk a mess! Patsy from
HeARTworks

sandee said...

No resolutions here, other than wanting to see what the natural color of my hair is, lol Not a very lofty goal, and probably kinda scary!waving hi from the "not gonna' color my hair" hills of North Carolina :)

Lorianna said...

So glad to see my desk, doesn't look like the only one that THREW UP!!!
okay I feel better now!
Cleaning it up as we speak!
Hugs

scrappymo! said...

Happy New Year Julia! Sorry you had to get up and run down to set up for us all...but glad you did.
Haven't been by to visit for a few weeks...missed everyone!
Your desk looks quite good methinks...if you just use your elbows a bit you could slide thinks over to fit the tea!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Julia and already said but sying it again :D

Happy New year and yep must say that punch did draw my eyes when they lighted on your desk basically cos thought what a lovely punch not that I mad about stationary or anything like that ;D


Oh, and love the word "schlep" but sorry you had to "schlep" downstairs at all hours of night ...true dedication indeed I call it, and dips me lid to you, I do!

and totally agree about word verification.. love Shaz in Oz.x

voodoo vixen said...

LOL... I can picture you waking up and thinking 'oh carp, it's Wednesday'!! I had no idea till I saw your post... so you are not alone!!

Happy New Year to you!!

sandra de said...

Lovely to see you back in 2013. Objects of unknown origin or destination always turn up on my desk. usually because "they" know I will put it back in the right place.
Sandra @24

Annie said...

I must confess to have had to clear my desks in my sewing room but only cos it's what is seen by Joe Public. I had become a real dumping ground over the last week!
Hugs,
A x

BJ said...

Oh Julia you poor thing forgetting the post! I too had to fire up the main PC last night as DH had gone to bed and I needed to upload my photos. I'd already scheduled my WOYWW post but in the meantime and after midnight I had finished my January Timmy Tag and just HAD to upload that and link in too. HUGS BJ#27

scrappyjen said...

Happy 2013. I dont even know how to schedule a post! Hope you had a great festive time. My resolution is this 'let the past make me better not bitter'. I think I know what that means lol! Jenx

MrsC.x said...

Happy New Year Julia!! and i like you have no idea what day of the week it is just that hubby has left me after 12 days to go back to work :(

i have been doing the whole misplaced presents thang why do people dump their stuff on my space!?! off to tidy good luck with your to do list.

Happy WOYWW? TFS Mrs.C.xx

MvM-design said...

Good morning Julie,
Happy new year!!

Neet said...

Happy New Year!
And there go I. Yes, it is Sunday, has been for ages now. Didn't know that at certain times of the year they could be so repetitive. And there was I thinking it was time to do something about the memory because of my age and I find that a much younger version of me has the same problem.
Not just that but she also has the 'shift stuffs' just like what I have. How heart-warming.
I wonder if she too has the getting up problem because visitors are doing when other days she is up at unearthly hours for no reason!
HNY (oops, said that at the start).
Hugs, Neet xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It was the lovely Sunday type lunch get together that threw you! Thanks for yesterday, it was fab :)
I am tackling the long room today.... Oo er, I may be some time......
LLJ 31 xxxx

Sandy said...

I am doing multiples of the same card in different variations to try and get back into the swing of it. Get that darn mojo flowing again.
Happy New Year
Sandy :)

kath stewart said...

happy new year to you Julia and join the club...if it wasn't for WOYWW I wouldn't have a clue what day it is either...best wishes for 2013 kath xxx(37)

Twiglet said...

Happy New Year Julia! My desk is piled high with the left overs of yesterday's dining table craft session - boy does my daughter know how to spread throughout the house! I loved it!!!! x Jo

Eliza said...

Happy New Year and thank you so much for providing this wonderful link to the fab ladies out there in desk blogland. Thank you also for a great 2012 you really helped me come out of my hidy hole and meet some really wonderful, loving ladies. You are a gem.....

Dont worry about what is on your desk some fairy or goblin might come along and put it away for you. Pigs might fly as well.

Hugs Eliza

slowlaneblog.com said...

Happy New Year, Julia. I think there is quiet a few people that got their Days mixed up..I know I have!!!
Silvia WOYWW#40

okienurse said...

Been busy trying to get stuff picked up and put away around here and it seems never ending. It was easier to make myself when I worked full time but now I keep saying MaƱana...
tomorrow and it never gets done! Hope you have a Happy and Prosperous New Year! I look forward to seeing your posts in 2013! Vickie #17

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Julia, and Happy New Year. All I've dome for the last week or two is move random stuff from A to B and then back again. Off to get coffee then coming back to visit. Hugs, Shaz #41

Glenda said...

I'm trying to do a little organizing in my craft room. The picture I'm posting shows a clean desk, but I didn't show the rest of my space. Not a clean surface anywhere. But the new year brings thoughts that I might actually get the organizing done this time! Happy WOYWW!

Li'l Pidge said...

Happy new year. Now, I hope you are sat down because I have not only had a clear out (with photos to prove it) but.....wait for it......threw some stuff away! Yep! Get me :)

Kyla #10

MaggieC said...

I am among the totally confused too, Julia. I always get it wrong and think that New Years Eve is the same day of the week as Christmas Day. Added to which the Borrowers have pinched my camera cable and I am finished before I start this year. My hysteria and cleaning starts today - well maybe .... xx Maggie

Buttons said...

So much ringing true here Julia! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you and the rest of the Dunnit family the very happiest and best New Year possible. Hugs, Jenny #47

Tracey said...

Happy New Year Julia and all other WOYWW's. I hope to be joining you more often in 2013. Heres hoping we all have a great year Tracey R ±48 (I still dont have a hash button) x

Sheilagh said...

Happy New Year ;)

I am back looking for some MoJo resurrection and maintainence. This year is do or die in my Scrappy Shack. So all inspiration will be graciously received.

Happy Crafting

Sheilagh 49

Francesca said...

Happy New Year to you too, Julia. I'm just trying to keep myself organised with my crafting this year...don't know how long it will work. Love Francesca

Sharon said...

Happy New Year to you too Julia. Thought I'd pop by to share what's going on my side of the world today. hugs Sharon x

Marie said...

Happy New Year! It looks like a brilliant work in progress to me! xxoo

Erika said...

Julia I am glad I am not the only one who doesn't know what day of the week it is. Working odd hours and the holiday season has sent me all to pot...hope you had a super time and all the best for a fab crafty 2013, hugs Erika.

Ann B said...

I'm glad you forgot to post, gave me the chance to post this morning and still be #57, and as for thinking it was Sunday yesterday, silly sausage- it's Sunday today, isn't it???
Happy New Year.
Ann B
#57

Bernice said...

Happy new year Julia - yes I know that feelig when you haven't a clue what day of the week it is - I keep thinking its Saturday - it will be a shock to have to go back to work next week!
Bernice

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Julia, Happy New Year!! Did ya miss me? I have absolutely no idea where we are timewise (although I did remember it was Wednesday today!!), have been off work for 11 days and ever so slightly losing the plot. Thought I would have acres of time to craft but this is first day I've had to myself really and gess what, there are loads of chores before I go to work tomorrow. bummer. Anyhow it feels good to be back.

Hels Sheridan said...

Happy New Year Julia! Hope 2013 is a good one for you and yours. I have joined in today... well, I am outing myself because my Room of Stash is SO bad... tis the only way lol

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I know exactly what you mean Julia. I'm always the same in the school holidays, when all days are the same!

lisa said...

Happy New Year, Julia. I hope you had a good time over Christmas. Your desk seems to have fared a lot better than mine. I must have dumped everything on my desk when quick tidy for unexpected visitors happened.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #65

MiniOwner said...

Happy New Year, Julia. Me too with the muddling of the days! In fact I lost the plot when I retired last year. Looking forward to all the Wednesdays 2013 will bring.
Sue x (MiniOwner@67)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Happy New Year! Hee hee I did wonder what you were up to with that huge punch, well now I know. I do find I do the same though, things turn up and I am kept guessing why and how! My house all seems to be a temporary surface at the mo with many things not quite right in their place, ah well it'll get sorted...sometime! Take care lovely. Zo xx 69

Karen said...

Happy New Year to one and all...!! Let's hope it's a healthy one as well - I could do with a break from ill health that's for sure. Lots of fun to look forward to with WOYWW!!! Karen 69 x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Yes! I know what I'm going home to! We just left the piles of "stuff"! Your desk looks great though! Nice looking card! Happy New Year, Chris67

Angela Coles said...

happy new year Julia, and many blessings to you and yours.
Lovely blue card in the making, and i know what you mean about Christmas presents all over the place. I'm going to make sure the kids stuff is all put away somewhere tidy before the school term starts.

Zeffy said...

Hi Julia...happy new year...I am sure you will have everything under control once life returns to normal....in a day or two..
Zeffy 67

Di said...

Happy New Year Julia! Yup, am mighty relieved the little pea coloured thingy mystery is resolved - I truly lay awake during the night worrying meself over it!

And I'm up to come and play anytime - ripping deccies down this week but thereafter I'm free as a bird to come and play :)

Thank you again so much for WOYWW - what a great bunch you've gathered to your buzoom indeed :)

Hugs, Di xx

StampinCarol said...

Happy New Year! Sounds like some mojo is happening! Maybe that punch will be involved at some stage... And buttons! Thanks for this great get-together!
Carol N #76

Elfcrafts said...

Happy New Year Julia. Hopefully have time to pop along more often this year. Having a good sort out today so not much crafting going on yet. Em x

Monica said...

happy new year, I spent mine as usual cooking . it seems that in the bliss of a glass or 2 or 3 or.... of wine I invited folks over for drinks, cocktail hour. I hope this is not an indicator of the years to come. thanks Old dear for the fun weekly encounter.

Laura said...

Happy first WOYWW of 2013. Your card looks very pretty -- looks like it might have felt rolled flowers on the front? Oh, yes, I'm familiar with the style of company-is-coming chaos you describe. My last resort is shifting things down cellar . . . and then it can take some time to recall where I put the so-and-so after the holidays are over! ~ Laura #79

Angie said...

Happy New Year to you! My mass cleaning has begun, got to get back to it so that I can actually be productive and use my room!

Keren Howell said...

Ah, yes, how well I know the problems caused by un-put-away Christmas presents, usually belonging to my husband (in fact, he still hasn't put away some of his pressies from last year yet!) During an emergency tidy-up everything gets thrown onto the bed (and has to be found another home when I want to go to sleep) so I'm glad it's not just me...
Hope you had a lovely new year and looking forward to visiting you in 2013! xxx Keren

ike said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR.... I hope you have a healthy and happy one.
I am going to try and remember to participate in WOYWW this year :-) I always forget :-(
Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

A chuckle as I read of you thinking it was Sunday. As least you are thinking, me not so much had no clue what day it was. Love the little blue flowers on the card. And green grass in the background!! Ours is all white with snow. Below zero, but no wind.
Inside jobs of Christmas packing, and dusting!! Have a great WOYWW and a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, and Happy New Year to you too. I don't do resolutions either, if I did I'd have remembered to leave a comment as soon as I linked!!! Anyway, just a tad too long in the tooth to believe that I'd stick to any resolution beyond the first 4 weeks. I reached the point of hysteria yesterday and cleared away holiday pressies, etc. The craft space looks so much more inviting now :)) Hope you've had a lovely day doing whatever prompted you to rise and work on the WOYWW post sooooo early :)) Elizabeth x #54

Tammy said...

Happy New Year! I'm not one for resolutions either - I'm totally gung ho for about a week and then life kicks back into gear and resolutions go on the back burner. Sorry to hear your sleep was disturbed - now that the holidays are over, you'll get back into the routine soon! :)

AllAbout Jillzy said...

your desk looks like mine. it's the sign of a creative and imaginative mind and it should never be disturbed! happy new year!

Dainty Diva said...

Happy New Year Julie. It's ok to be obsess with something. What about dedication.

Kim said...

Oh no! Don't tell me its hard to blog from the IPad...in a few weeks work is shutting our online access down, that will be my only way to go. Too funny about the punch; I personally feel they (or other odd items) get lonely from where they were, and walk themselve out into the open...its my only explanation! Have a great New Year!

Laura said...

This is the first time I have done this so hope I've done it right! Number 94 :-)

donnalouiserodgers said...



happy nude year ,

I wrote a long and witty ( i think) comment and it dissipated or something, so it can remain in the ether whilst I wish you just a nude year instead...it is more fun that a new year and requires no resolutions at all

dxxx @95

Linda said...

The card is looking pretty. Happy New Year.

jellinacreations said...

Happy New Year!
I wish you a very creative 2013!!!

Lisa said...

Only remembered the day, because hubs is back to work. Maybe the giant hole punch was feeling left out and wanted to play with the other punches. Happy New Year! LisaDV#99

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Julia!

Happy New Year!! I want to thank you for being a wonderful blog buddy! Not joining in this week (first day back to work today) so I'm unorganized.

Hugs,
Kay

Spyder said...

Happy New Year Julia, I'm very late this week, I was up at 3 in the morning but decided not to go completely mad looking for the lost camera...(It was in my bag all the time, I'd taken it with me to take new baby pictures) but I'm #100 which is only two noughts more than #1 ! Hope you had a lovely Christmas...Happy Crafting!

((Lyn)) #100

Gita said...

Happy New Year Julia!! Been MIA again but here I am in sickness and all. :-)Here's to a great crafty year!!

Caz said...

Happy New Year Julia. Had a mini clearout to try and encourage Mr Mojo back but not really helping much - hence the nearly finished projects to try and get going again - thought that might be better than starting something from scratch!!
Let us know when you remember what the hole punch was out for!!!
Caz
#103

thefrugalcrafter said...

aww, getting up at midnight to post:) It doesn't look that bad though, esp considering Christmas! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #104

Karin said...

Happy New year Julia, I hope you've recovered from your disturbed night.
Karin 105

Mary said...

I'm with you on the resolutions. I'm now calling them goals, that way if I don't reach them....I don't feel quite so bad and I can recommit whenever I don't follow through. I agree with you about posting from an ipad. Much as I love mine, that needs to be something that is improved...Apple are you listening? Commenting is a problem too, when people have those darn security thingies. Ok, I'm done complaining. Wishing you a most Happy New Year....hope to see you many times in 2013.

Peggy said...

missed a few weeks after surgwey... trying to keep my sanity while not crafting have a great day...

Princess Judy Palmer said...

A messy desk is a happy desk and yours looks downright jolly to me.

butlersabroad said...

I only knew what day it was because I had to get up and get to work, didn't like the 6am wake up call I can tell you!! My desk is pretty good and I gave it a tidy up at the weekend, but the rest of the room became a dumping ground for everything we didn't know what to do with before and during Christmas, so I sympathise with you there. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and all the best for 2013.

Hugs
Brenda

ellie said...

happy new year julia-dont worry you'll get all tidied away from christmas soon-at least thats what i keep telling myself!

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

I have missed a few weeks, illness etc. Hopefully I will manage to keep it up in 2013, create more art and use some of this mountain of stuff I have acquired.

Carol x

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh the things that end up on our tables, and later we have no idea! (like your giant hole punch) Well I hope you know how the creatives from all over the world appreciate the trouble you go to in order to bring us all together once a week. It's a highlight in my week, dearest, and it's really the most amazing linkup. And I'm like you...I'm still on my holiday--not going back to the office until Monday--so every day feels like Saturday or Sunday right now! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #63

belldoubleyou said...

There's sunshine in your yard! Sunshine! Or at least there was yesterday. I'm envious; we seem to be covered by a grey cloud for most of the winter.

SandyD said...

Happy new year . Thanks for making Wednesdays fun. Sandy Dallas

Anne said...

Hi Julia at least you have crafting on your desk. Happy New Year. Anne x #120

Ali H said...

A very Happy New Year to you & your family ! Thanks for being such a dedicated hostess to us all that you think of us even in the middle of the night !! Looking forward to our Wednesday's together in 2013 !
Hugs Ali x #121

TeddyBobCrafts said...
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TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. Haven't joined in this week, as been out taking SD back to uni. Couldn't resist coming on and having a look around some workspaces! Well done for doing some actual crafting. If I get in my craft room, I am spending time getting new PC/Cameo etc, etc working properly. Ali x

Jane (J-bug) said...

Happy New Year to all WOYWWers - I've tried to join in this before and just not managed it - but going to try and be better this year. First I have to tidy my craft room so that I can get to my workspace!!!

Michelle Reed-Russell said...

Happy New Year Julia!
I haven't posted for a while, but I'll be back at it for the new year.
Thanks for keeping this going as I love to see other peoples crafty areas.
Hugs,
Michelle

fairy thoughts said...

Happy New year Julia looks like I'm not the only one who got caught out by the holiDAY confusion.
Your desk looks like a great way to start the year to me.... crafting
janet

misteejay said...

Well it seems that most of blogland has lost track of the days so you are not alone.

Hope 2013 brings you all that you could wish for.

Toni xx

RosC said...

Happy New Year to you and all the esteemed Dunnit Family, Julia.

I'm a tad late, an hour or so strictly speaking but I couldn't miss the first WOYWW for the year. I do understand about resolutions not being the go. I also know myself well enough to have chosen a much less imperative idea which is to have a list of intentions. They can always move to next year if other things come along, a bit like the piles of things that move about.

BTW that is a lovely photo of you with H. on her blog at the WOYWW crop.

Happy days.
Ros.

Liz B said...

Happy New Year! I have followed your blog for some time now, but this is my first time that I have been brave enough to link! Have a great week!

Stamper Gyrl said...


Thanks everyone for the great comments last week!
Tracy

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

Happy New Year! I don't do resolutions either. just make my goals and plan monthly and adapt as time go. lol looking forward to many more of WOYWW..

Krisha said...

Happy New Year Julia, thanks for popping by my blog. Yes, the granddaughters took over, but what a fun day we had together. The oldest is a born crafter and teacher!!
Krisha #114

Jeanna said...

I am always impressed with your level of activity :)
Have a great Thursday!
~Jeanna~

Caro said...

It is all to easy to forget which day of the week it is so well done for getting there despite the rather last minute panic! Ilove the way you can actually see some of the surface of the desk at the moment. Will that last? It certainly doesn't on mine! Thank you for sharing and hosting. Have a very Happy New Year. Caro #57

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Happy New Year Julia - I, too, have un-put-away presents littering my desk...so much so, they've held me captive for a day and made me WOYWW-late! Best wishes, Deb's Pen Pot #131

SueH said...

Crafting already…….It’s looking like you’ve hit the ground running this year Julia!

I’ve as yet to get the crafty stuff back out of the cupboard where it was hidden over the Christmas break but I can’t put it off any longer because I’ve just realised I have two birthday cards to make for my SIL’s birthday on Sunday.

Happy New Year to you and………
Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Paula Gale said...

Oh Julia

It took be until around tea time to realise it was Wednesday. I just haven't had any energy these past days - hence me only starting to comment on blog posts now (I'm trying to go through my emails backwards)!!

Thank you for bringing WOYWW last year - and the dedication you clearly have to posting in 2013 if you are willing to give up your warm bed in order to ensure you post in good time for your faithful followers.

I salute and thank you.

big massive hugs for 2013

Paula x x x

Tamika said...

Happy New Year Julia. I see WOYWW is still going strong I hope to participate again soon just stopping by!