Wednesday, 27 February 2013

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday 195


subtitle:  Is this the most boring desk in Britain?  Even as a twofer?

Actually, it may not be..at least I achieved something by doing the accounts and getting ready for month end blah blah.
But be warned my friends, I have found the most boring craft occupation in THE WORLD

Yep. rolling my ribbon collection onto dolly pegs.  It's mind numbingly boring, even with a play on the radio and a cuppa.  I can see this being short bursts of activity over many many days.  On the bright side, I have already found ribbon lengths that I didn't know I had.  Most of the ral craft work is taking place elsewhere this week - I'm about one third of the way through a quilt for Jan and Jo's scheme and am working up some crochet from my armchair.  Neither of which I'm going to photograph until they both look like something.  You know what I mean!
I've created two pages this week, find them in the top left margin will ya - about the WOYWW crop and the Anniversary  (yeah, WOYWW4!).  
Meanwhile please, spark my desk interest back to life - show me what you're up to in your craft space; put WOYWW in the post tile, load a photo onto your blog, turn off word verification if you can and link here.  Easy.  Be reciprocal in your visiting people, at least!









146 comments:

Minxy said...

Oh my, Looks like operation ribbon sort is well and truly under way, Well done you x You'll be so happy once it's done and there all looking pretty x Happy Wednesday chick x

Nan G said...

Holy Cow! How did I get the first spot! So cool! hey, ribbon rolling is progressing nicely. Happy WOYWW! Nan #1

Nikki said...

Look at you go Julia I've rerolled all my ribbons up too it is boring but once your done so rewarding not to have to do any more lol... till you buy more
hugs Nikki #9

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Your desk looks electronically challenging. And the ribbon projects look like what I'd do in our car while waiting for my hubby to return.
Will be nice when you have it finished.And I like your term Dolly Pegs. Haven't heard that before. Happy WOYWW

sandra de said...

Ribbon sorting ..... far too organised for my liking. Although once you have finished the job I am sure you will be happy with the system. I am far to scatty to sit still for that long.
Sandra @12

MvM-design said...

Good morning!
Wow so many ribbons :)
Have a great day girl!!

Hugs Marleen #11

Bubbles said...

Wow... I saw the ribbons in an earlier post, but not in context - that ribbon pot is HUGE!!! *lol*
Don't think of ribbon winding as boring, think of it as therapuetic (put some music on, have a relaxing time) and a voyage of discovery for all those ribbon pieces lost in that ma-hoo-sive jar! *lol*
Have a wonderful Wednesday Julia :)
Bubbles #14
(still not making it into the top 10, even after her kitty wakes her up at 5am! *lol*)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ohmygosh - what a job!! How will you store/display all those lovely little pegs when you're finished?? I love ribbon and lace, and buy most of it from England, because you guys have the most scrumptious stuff! :D

Have fun rollin', rollin', rollin'!

sandee said...

I couldn't imagine! I wrapped a wreath once in yarn and thought I'd die from the boredom of it, lots of drudgery...yet now I love it, and so will you once it's all wrapped and organized. Keep calm and wrap on! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

MaggieC said...

I have to ask what you do with the dolly pegs when you have wound the ribbon onto then. Where do you store them? Does it mean the demise of the beloved ribbon jar? We shall miss that. Have a wonderful week of winding, sewing and crocheting. xx Maggie #15

Jackie said...

I love ribbon but never thought of rolling them onto a peg .... Like you have a lot one play on the radio may not be enough..... Jackie 13

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

WOW Julia!!

I well remember when that ribbon jar made an appearance on one of my first WOYWW's and being blown away with the arrangement :D and yes can imagine as lovely as dolly pegs and ribbon are the two together for looooog periods of time would be mind numbing.

I loved your post below too read earlier today here and off to peek at other desks now!! love Shaz in Oz.xx #21 or so :D

Claire said...

sadly, sometimes fun has to come second, but well done for doing the paperwork! sadly you're meeting in burbage, wilts not burbage leics, so it's wayyyyy too far :( also, can i made a regular card rather than an ATC, as i can't work that small any more...

Kyla said...

Well you're certainly getting through the ribbons! I cannot knock your determination and I am sure they will look fabulous when all done (though I would have given up the will to live by now!) :-)
Kyla

Janene McAnally said...

Your desk just looks like a work in progress Julia! I love to see mess around as it means that we are constantly thinking of what to do next lol! At least that is my theory and my excuse! Happy WOYWW :-) Janene #26

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Ribbon rolling should be an Olympic sport! I am limbering up for another session after buying more dolly pegs yesterday. Yes to the Crop (trip to Scotland for the mountain biking world cup is the following weekend) and I will be making ATCs. Ali x #24

Cathy said...

I don't envy you the ribbon task - not sure I could do that with all mine!!! And accounts, I ate saving to do men too - so double sympathy!
Hgs
Cathy xx

Krisha said...

Hi Julia, well what can be said about your project that would make you feel less bored. I got it!! Just think of it as decorating your dolly peds with ribbon!!! LOL
Krisha #32

Mary said...

I feel your pain. Been wrapping mine on boards. Argh, I'd much rather watch paint dry! Have a most wonderful week! I hope you find time to play.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Trust me, you do NOT have the most boring desk!! I love your heap of pegs that really do look like dollies. I can image a little 3-year-old spying them and squealing with delight! (Horrors after all that winding.) Also, I spied "will show my knickers for chocolate." LMAO! Not boring! Darnell #35

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Julia
Sorting out is GOOD! Just think how organised you will be when its finished... Happy WOYWW!
Lynda B #37

okienurse said...

Busy desk both for the business and pleasure! I think putting the ribbon on pegs would be just about as boring taking stamps off blocks like I have been doing...OMG! I was hoping someone would shoot me the other night cause I couldn't seem to find a stopping spot! Like the new links. Looking forward to the swap! Vickie #39

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I bet you're secretly enjoying every single second of the ribbon rolling........ :). NOT! Like all things worthy, it'll be w good job done when you've finished!
LLJ 39 xx

LuLu said...

Howdy Julia,

Good luck with those ribbons.

I gave up trying to find a system for my ribbon a few years ago. For my purposes, as soon as I bring my ribbon purchases home, I just cut lengths from each spool 6" or 12" long. Then I store the cut strips by color family in large gallon ziploc bags.

It was driving me crazy to find a storage//travel system that worked for my purposes.

Would love for you to visit my blog when you have a moment or 2. This week I have a freebie tutorial!

Peace,
LuLu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2013/02/woyww-2272013-lucious-lovely-fabric.html

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Sorry, Julia!!

I have realsied just now that my first link was to an earlier post!!

- which incidentally was a tutorial on method Maggie Silvercrafter showed me, with ink and plastic wrap - accidentally linked over to wrong one!!
Shaz in Oz. #21 or #42 take your pick :D

Andrea said...

oh dear sorry to hear its not an enjoyable task but will be so worthwhile and it will look great too happy WOYWW Andrea #45 x

Ria Gall said...

Hi Julia
So you don't see sorting your ribbon as real craft, just think how pleased you will be when working on a project you are able to lay your hands on that piece of ribbon needed without a problem.
Also all your ribbons are going to look so pretty on those pegs.
A job well done I say
Happy WOYWW hope you have a great day
Ria #48

Sandy said...

Looks like you are having some creative thinking time. Doing something mundane is the perfect time for me to be thinking about my next project.. You will love it when it is done.. Looking forward to the next ATC swap have read all the info and will be so lovely to get into making them again..
Happy WOYWW
Sandy :)

EELS said...

Well we've all been there done that, the sorting I mean, has to be done and what a relief when it's all accomplished.
Elaine #51

Helen said...

oh gosh, those ribbons are going to take some winding... will all those pegs fit into your jar or will you end up with 2?! You have the patience of a saint. Good luck, lovely lady, you will need it. I read your pages on the crop and swap so I'm geared up. Helen, 8

MrsC.x said...

the ribbon rolling will be worth it in the end im sure cant you multi task and do it in front of some car crash telly?!? the other desk looks like a desk to avoid but good on you for getting it done i always put paper work off to the death!

Happy WOYWW tfs Mrs.C #49
www.craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

Luke said...

oddly when I find a task boring (and have managed to avoid doing it until it just HAS to be done) when I actually do do it, I daydream and find it deeply relaxing, and they do look pretty on your desk, and you will liek the end result, and if you need help why not invite round suckers (ooops friends) and have a dolly winding party?

Comment for the 'boring desk' -

I find even with the guide I can never hole punch two pages in the same place...I think I may be defective....

dxxxx

Di said...

Crumbs Julia - what a ton of ribbon!! Keep winding and Happy WOYWW! Hugs, Di xx

Annie said...

Hehehe how did I know?....do check out my blog on Friday to see what I mean :-)

You look so productive there with those ribbons Julia....and what an amazing amount you have there too. :-)
Hugs,
A x

Lynn Holland said...

Hi Julia
I don't know about boring but annoying I can do. Putting threads onto a spool then dropping it on the floor and it all unravels or dropping your tin of sorted buttons or the bottom falling of the hole punch and the bits going everywhere. You get the picture.
How do you secure the end of the ribbon once you've finished putting it on and where will you then store them.

Carol Yates said...

Oh my, that's a lot of rolling and a lot of pegs needed, but these things have got to be done. I didn't get round to everyone last week, I will try to do better this week!
Carol.x #56

Twiglet said...

I wonder how you will display all those ribbon dolly pegs - they would certainly fill a long washing line! Have a good week. x Jo

Anne said...

This is my first time entering WOYWW! I was panicking because I couldn't find the link yesterday...so now I know it comes up on a Wednesday...derrr! Oh you will not think me creative as my desk is way too tidy compared to yours...what fun you seem to be having though...all those ribbons in a jar!!!!!!!

scrappymo! said...

Your ribbon is going to look great. I'm working on getting all the ribbon i bought at the thrift shop sorted. it is sitting in a huge heap on the right side of my desk...just out of camera angle...I'm saving it for next week or my post would have been too long.

lisa said...

Goodness, you've more patience than me with that ribbon rolling, Julia. I think I would have given up on that by now, well done for sticking at it.
Accounts!! Well they have to be done and as my Mum used to say you can't play until your work is done!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #70

Spyder said...

O M Goodness, I now want to get out all my ribbons and dive into them! Roll in them! Jump on them and then...by that time, men in white coats will appear.. I have most of mine in jars, but they get tangled, and then need ironing, which is about the only thing I iron, (poor hubby) Other peoples piles of stuff always look soooo much nicer. Happy Wednesday!! I was 72, but by the time I've typed all this out I'll probably be 109


((Lyn))

Scrapcat 1 said...

the ribbons that have been tided away look fabulous and just think how good you will feel when it's all done :)

susibee said...

I'm sure once the dreaded job is done you will be pleased but how will you store all the pegs?
Have a great day.

My name is Cindy said...

Morning from one one of your nutty followers!!
Poor you having to do accounts, certainly one thing I don't miss about working for myself. I thought about using pegs for ribbon but find my big deep drawer works betterthan any ther system I'vetried so far. But I may still resort to using pegs for the random bits which are always getting tangled. I'll just remember not to start that job when I haveotherthings to do!! Good Luck..

scrappyjen said...

Look at all that ribbon!!! I spied the show knickers for chocolate mat - need one of those! Happy woyww, jenx

VonnyK said...

Gee, I think ribbon rolling is as boring as watching paint dry, yuk. I would see if you can convince some poor sap that it's a fun job and let them do it :) Looking forward to the ATC swap again.
Have a great week.
Von.

Sue said...

I can see you are going to be busy with all that yardage of ribbon
xx

SusanLotus said...

Thanks for organizing this fun event each wednesday! :)

I can see you have alot of ribbons and lace´s to orgnize.

Have a great day!
SusanLotus, nr 16

Alison Scott said...

It'll be worth it in the end.
That's all that can be said for the ribbon rolling, though, like everyone else I'm curious as to how you will store all the pegs?
Have a great week.
Alison
#80

Elizabeth said...

Ah, the accounts ... a necessary evil! In my working days, days I no longer yearn for, I sorted out too many carrier bags of invoices to number ... your way of catching up monthly is infinitely preferable. I so wished my clients were as disciplined.

Having just spent far too many of the precious hours left to me on this mortal coil sorting out my ribbon hoard, I have got to agree that it is a boring - probably the most boring - occupation, albeit worthwhile. And one of the real benefits was discovering those forgotten beauties and the prospect that when a certain colour, width and texture is required, it can be found in a moment :))

Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x - this week a shameful #79

Karen K said...

Operation Ribbon seems to be going well - there seems to be a lot of delicious looking ribbon in your stash. I am currently not purchasing anything - other than card stock which you can't do without so that I use up the stuff I have - by the look of the desks and craft rooms we all have a huge amount of stuff and can't resist buying more... I am sure us crafters are keeping the economy going LOL.

Good work with the accounts !

Not taken any photos of my workspace, there isn't anything on it (being a tidy freak), hopefully I will do something nice on it tonight if I get home from the business a bit earlier than we have been doing.....If not will enjoy looking at everyone elses.

K

Antonia said...

Great ribbon storage, now did I really throw out all my dolly pegs!!
at least you have the accounts sorted
Happy woyww
Toni :) #82

pearshapedcrafting said...

Such Fun! What a task you've set yourself but Oh! when it's all ordered it's going to be pretty sight! Chris (83?)
ps linked to last weeks at first-Doh!!

Ann B said...

Looks like a task and a half to me Julia. How long do you think it would take you to a)sort all those ribbons, b) use them all?
Still they will look very decorative once you have finished. My task from hell is cleaning all my stamps and sorting them back into their original boxes, tend to give up, throw them in any-old-how and complain like mad when I can't find the ones I need later.

Ann B
84

Heather Alger said...

It will be great when all the ribbon is rolled x
Happy WOYWW Heather # 85

Lisa-Jane said...

Do you know I actually like those sorts of jobs? They are ones that you can still maintain while you are chatting to someone and so you can be doing crafty things while other people are there! I would all mine around little cards last year sat in the garden - very therapeutic ;-) xx

Kate said...

What's that? Oh, it's a hole punch! With the accounts and the ribbon tidying I happily award you the most boring desk award!!!

** Kate ** #87

Anne said...

Ribbon Organisation !!! I still haven't found one that is completely to my liking /easy to get at. Ah well. Will carry on with my system such as it is. Love the peg though. Used to have great fun making little dolls out of them. Happy WOYWW. Anne x # 88

House of Bears said...

Our ribbons live in two decorated coffee mate tins, comfortably entwined around each other, so comfortably that hen you want one, the others refuse to give up their companion!

Jackie said...

I hate the job of untangling ribbons but it still doesn't stop me chucking them into a jar instead of rolling them up as I finish with them lol

I have my accounts to do too but I seem to be spending a lot of time thinking about doing them...time which I suppose could be used doing them (iyswim). xx

Winnie said...

Wow! That is organized. I am glad you found some that you didn't know you had! Always a plus! I should do this too, but I don't think I have the patience! I just keep my scraps in jars by color. Dump and dig kind of gal! Have a fun day! Winnie#91

SueH said...

Ribbon Rolling….almost a mind numbing as sorting buttons and brads into respective colours but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do if you want them to look pretty. Just keep reminding yourself how easy it will be to find what you’re looking for when they’re all done.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Charlene said...

Goodness, I typed up my post early, checked your blog, still showing the lovely bracelet, then fell asleep and now I'm at the bottom of the stack..again...sigh.

I don't envy you that winding task. A big basket would be a lovely storage bin for those pretty pegs though.

Debs Willis said...

Crikey, that ribbon project looks mammoth - rather you than me lol!!

I'm rather taken with the button jar behind it though :-)

Happy WOYWW

Debs x (think Im #95)

Glenda said...

I did the ribbon deal about a year ago. Since then I have fell by the wayside and have another drawer full to be done. Talk about a lazy crafter. I hate organizing the ribbon...you are so right about it being so boring. I would rather watch paint dry!

Hammers said...

Gah! Accounts suck...I did a similar thing with my ribbon, but using embroidery thread cards...mind numbingly dull, took me about 2 months, but it looks amazing and makes the ribbon so much easier to find and use. It's worth it. Happy WOYWW. Cx #96

Jan Ltc said...

Your space & goodies looks great xx Jan Ltc

Maisie Moonshine said...

Cripes that's a LOT of ribbon to wind! Poor you, glad you've got some "proper! crafting going on too! Have a great week. MM x # 97(I made it in to double digits this week - whoop whoop!)

Marit said...

Winding thread and ribbon is something I would LOVE to do - I'm weird like that, yes... I find 'boring' work like that a bit meditative... if I lived close, I could come over to help, ha! Happy woyww and enjoy your week!

Cardarian said...

Oh I know how boring that rolling ribbon on pegs is - I have actually given up for a while because it was sooo boring - I am not sure I will ever get back up to it again! Doing accounts can't be less boring either unless you find that you have suddenly earned a million pounds! Huh! Anyway your desk is colorful and I love color!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

BJ said...

Oh dear having a bad day, not only did I post the wrong link at first but forgot to note the second one was the correct one and then forgot to comment then when I just tried to post my comment it all died!

So here I am again. Please could you delete link #54 ~~~BJ~~~ as it is wrong. Thanks

And as for the ribbon winding, rather you than me. Mine are on a jailor's ring, or in boxes. Where do you intend to keep the dolly pegs?

BJ #58

Tuire Flemming said...

Hi Julia! Thanks for the lovely comment. I have purchased my metal tape from local hardware store. And I looked that it´s made in England. I don´t know if "Advance" is the name for the tape or manufacturer.
Happy Wednesday!
Tuire #3

Christine said...

O what memories! I used to 'dress' these pegs as my dolls house people when I were a young'ne .. spent hours with ribbon and lace ...... is this the grown up version? will you be drawing faces and hair? what about boots - they will have cold feet!

Bishopsmate #106

Joynana said...

Hi Julia, rolling your ribbons may be boring, but it is a wonderful idea. I have a boat load of ribbon pieces in a box and rarely use them because I don't know what I have. I am going to try this. Now just to find the dolly pegs. Have a great day. 107

Gibby Frogett said...

Photo 2 was the best of course.. ribbon rolling...mmm? my new years resolution to get fit on excercise bike is still being kept up.. wondering if I could attach a peg to get it to wind up the ribbon as I rode a few miles...soon would be done LOL... Happy WOYWW Gill x

Dymphie said...

such a familiar sight. Good luck sorting :)
It's my first time participating WOYWW, fun!

Tracy said...

I loved your post today, I spent hours doing exactly the same once, so frustrating xxx

Laura said...

Just a thought, and not that I'm encouraging child labour, but don't you have any small people who could wind ribbon for you? My Miss 11 and Miss 7 would enjoy this for a while, and then a couple of cakes or small pile of stash would ensure another few pegs were filled...
Have a good week
:)
Laura
111

Fandhmum said...

Hi Julia
Ribbons and buttons - my idea of heaven,
Rosie x

StampinCarol said...

I thought organization just meant you get to play later.... That's a lot of ribbon! And look at all the buttons in the jar! Lots of fun coming.
Carol N # 115

Brenda B said...

A desk with ribbon on can't possibly be considered boring, not in my world anyway! It's good job at least, when it's done you can feel all virtuous!!

Hugs
Brenda

Lisa said...

Good luck rolling all that ribbon. Can't wait to see your quilt and crochet pieces for your chair. Happy Wednesday! LisaDV #116

Carolyn Phillips said...

That is a lot of ribbons. Dare I ask what you will do with all the pegs once they are full?

famfa said...

The first picture certainly does not look like a crafters desk but well done you for getting the accounts in order. Desk two is pretty, lots of colours even if it was a bit tedious. Another job done though xx
Famfa 113

Anna said...

Whew...it's been forever since I posted! Off to the Day Job...hope to check out everyone's desks later tonight!

Becky said...

Ah, think about how good it will feel when you're all done with that ribbon though!

Gill Edwards said...

Just think how good you'll feel when they are all wound up though. I keep thinking the rolled ribbon pegs look like little dollies.

have a good week

Gill x #123

Kim said...

I commend you on the ribbon sorting; yes, it is nice to find that hidden/forgotten piece. But I've realized I'm only going to hoard it anyway, and now keep most of them in a big basket, with the yarns!

scrappymo! said...

Whoops! My #64 is not linking to my blog...Readers kindly updated me...I have resubmitted under number 126...sorry for the confusion!

Belinda said...

Hi Julia!
I am hoping to work on my finances too. At least you can check it off your list.

Let me know how you like this system for your ribbons. I am in search of one too.

Have a blessed day!
Belinda (103)

Deb said...

yeah, office work is no fun! love seeing your ribbon organisation coming along nicely! that is one huge jar!
Debxx #124

Rebekah said...

Look at that lovely ribbon stash! I did some of this awhile back when I went to sorting things into color jars! You'll soon be organized and back to making something! ~Rebekah #126

Kim said...

Hi again,
My link on #125 didn't work, can you remove it, as the one after does? Thanks!

Cheryl said...

Creativity isn't tidy!

Gita said...

Oh boy, that looks like alot of work rolling all that ribbon. I was sitting on the floor this weekend trying to somewhat organize my ribbon. It had exploded all over the floor and was tired of it.

Sandy Leigh said...

Dearest Julia, I completely admire the determination and stamina it takes to tackle such a mind-numbing project--and the results are going to be so completely adorable!! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #52 (my place in the list is my age!--I happened to wake up at 1:30 a.m., and thought "hmmm...I should link up now!")

Buttons said...

Totally feel for you winding up those ribbons. I can't be bothered with mine frankly so I am mucho impressed by your determination. Hugs, Jenny x

Sharon said...

Don't think I would have the patience with the ribbons.Good luck with it. managed to link last weeks desk again this week always doing everything in a rush. When I have gone back to re do again the link and all the names have disappeared?

Angelfish said...

I think it is job best done in very small doses. I remember winding embroidery thread onto cards years ago and after an evening of it my hand was like an arthritic claw! So great to meet you the other day. Looking forward to the crop.
Fiona xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

Now, I've thought of winding my ribbon around some of my clothes pins. It would probably look a little neater (well, no doubt about THAT).

You sound like me -- I have knitting going in my comfy chair and a messy canvas on the table.....

Happy WOYWW
Kay (oops, forgot to look at what number I am.....)

505whimsygirl said...

OMG. I can't see anyone..... where's Mr. Linky?

Kay

trisha too said...

Oh no, I wouldn't have even wrapped the ribbon--but it sounds as if it's worth it in the long run.

For whatever reason, the linky list is not showing--maybe it's just me?

Will check back later to see if it's reappeared, but here is my link to
bridal banners and snow.

Gill Edwards said...

oh glad its not me then that cant see the Linky, was about to sit and have a read.

MaggieC said...

I have lost Mr Linky too. Who has he gone to play with? xx Maggie #15

Marit said...

Yep, here too... lost Mr. Linky. I've visited about 20 ladies and came back for more - but the list is gone... Marit #100

Daniella said...

Hi Julia!
Fortunately, the boy linked me up at 5am so I made the party, but the linky is missing for me now too.
Hopefully, everyone who visited left me a way to get back to them!!
xxDaniella#91

Neet said...

Isn't anything not crafting boring? Sorting out, tidying etc is almost as bad as the word beginning with "i" and we all know that the "i" has nothing to do with clothing really.

Cheer up, do a little at a time and it will be done soon, like next year ...

Hugs, Neet xx

Laura said...
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Laura said...

The ribbon definitely looks neat and tidy on the clothespins -- this should make it easier to see what you have. Last year I took all my ribbon off the spools and stuck it in a jar simply because I wanted to free up a drawer. Now it's a mess and I can't see what I have. Ha, ha Hope you're having a lovely day. I'll link up to Mr. Linky when he decides to return from hiatus.:) ~ Laura (http://bookworm.typepad.com/lens/2013/02/woyww-195-3-cards-and-a-tag.html)

Sarah Evans said...

I find those sort of tasks oddly therapeutic but then I am slightly OCD :)

I can't seem to get the linky to load when I come to your blog this week.

Here's my little post anyway - I'll check back later and see if I get lucky!

Sarah

http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/woyww_27.html

Keren Howell said...

Linky's not working for me, either! Never mind..
Ribbon rolling may not be the most inspiring activity, but think how wonderfully organised you'll be when it's done! xxx Keren
http://ailego.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/woyww-27-february.html

Angela said...

Having Linky probs too!http://angelgreetingsblog.blogspot.co.uk/
I am very proud of my ribbon rolling over xmas. It's a great feeling when u can see what you've got! Good luck! :) Angela xx

Liz Black said...

Accounts ... I'm very impressed, that's far too sensible and orderly for me! Really admire your patience with the ribbons too, it's a constant dilemma on how to store such things so they are neat and tidy, but also accessible! Sounds like the clothes pins are just the job. Thanks for hosting and have a great week.
Liz at Applejack Crafts (www.applejackcrafts.blogspot.co.uk)
ps Linky not working for me either ... so will have to pop back too!

Barb King said...

Oh no, did I miss the party? My link is ready to go!
http://king-designs.blogspot.com/2013/02/runway-inspired-and-woyww.html
I'll stop by later and try again!

akilli melek said...

How are you going to store them? Are you going to have dolly peg ribbon bunting across your desk when you are finished?
mr linky has disappeared so i think my web link needs to be reset. will link soon i hope
caroline

Alexandra said...

There's no way for me to link in. :( Mr Linky is not showing.

sandysewin said...

Oh, I can sympathize with the ribbon project. I did all mine, plus the ones I inherited from my mil AND my grandmother. It took for-evah, but was well worth it.

This is the first time I've done WOYWW since November and the linky is missing. Bummer!

My link is http://keepsakecrafts.net/blog/2013/02/27/woyww-lotsa-ufos/. I'll check back later.

Happy creating!

Dainty Diva said...

I had my GD wrap my ribbons. It was just too much for me. Trying to get back in the swing of things and there is no linky showing for me either.

Helen said...

Where has Mr linky gone? can't visit any more desks!

Bernice said...

This ribbon tidying looks like a big task - but it'll be worth it all in the end - I think I'll stick to the craft mates ribbon boxes - I just buy a new one each time they fill up - they stack up on top of each other - simples!
Bernice #72

toni said...

hi julia, i seem to be missing Mr Linky and 'link within' seems to have replaced him,not sure what this.can't see anything to add my post. have I missed something?
love toni x

Caro said...

Mr Linky has gone and hidden! I was hoping to comment on everyones, but now can't. I thought that the ribbon task would be boring when I saw it on Friday...well done you for persevering! Caro #65(ish!)

jo burton said...

Hi - here is what is on my desk today - http://mrsbeee.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/woyww-195.html

fairy thoughts said...

I linked up this morning before work but where has it gone ... anyone interested I am here http://janets-fairythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/woyww195.html#comment-form
I think I would go crazy winding all that ribbon but probably not as boring as accounts hee hee
janet..... enjoy your crochet my, you are versatile

Queen Lightwell said...

Okay, according to the above comments I am not the only one who can't see Mr.Linky and all the other links...I'll keep checking back though...but sorting the ribbon seems like an extremely tedious task, I do not envy you! :) ~Deeyll from giftsfromdeeyll.blogspot.com

dottielottie said...

I think your ribbons look great in their jar as do your buttons, though I can see it could be a problem finding what you want lol. I have kept checking back to see if Mr Linky is working but alas no luck.
so this is me
http://lottieluvslilac.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/woyww-195.html

Almo said...

Hi Julia, Not sure which job is worse accounts or ribbon winding. I did the ribbon thing 2 years ago it is worth it in the end but so boring. ps please can I have a WOYWW badge Hugs Mo x

Sarah Evans said...

Yay! The linky is there for me now and I can link up :)

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Craftychris said...

You are getting on so well with your ribbon tidying! I need dolly pegs! xx #137

Lauren Costello said...

I can't say I'd enjoy ribbon rolling or accounts much either! But think of how lovely and neat all the ribbons will look when your done! Happy WOYWW

Lauren x #140

Caz said...

Glad to see Mr Linky's working again!
Love the ribbon storage idea but not sure I'd have the patience to put all my ribbon collection on pegs!
Happy WOYWW
Caz
#144

KatzElbows said...

I love your ribbon jar; it's a work of art. Good luck with the ribbon rolling.

Kim said...

Ooh lady you are very patient! Mind you it will be worth all that time spent to have everything displayed perfectly. Those dolly pegs look gorgeous entwined with your pretty ribbons. Happy WOYWW xx Kim #146

Marnie said...

Love your spools they will be so cool when you have them all done, no matter how long it takes. Marnie#148

Samantha Elliott said...

Believe me Julia, when you can find the exact ribbon you want at the time you want it, you will be glad you undertook the ribbon winding! BTW 20 pegs are only 70p in Wilkinsons at the moment!
Hugs
xx

April Story said...

Since I've never been to Britain I can't really answer your question, but since I don't see any glitter, buttons or designer paper - I'm going to have to guess - yes. :-) But you redeemed yourself with the ribbon. LOL April #151

Liz B said...

Happy Wednesday-I know about the creative block when you're drudging along- but it will come back! Blame the winter-I do!

YoriとYayie said...

Ooohhhh... That's what I do with my loose ribbons too, except I don't use dolly pegs, I use wooden clothes pin...
Happy Crafting
Riya

RosA said...

I'm just wondering where you will put the ribbons once they are all on the pegs? Actually, I really want to know ... won't they take up lots of room?
Late this week, but don't want to miss out :)
RosA # 155

Anneliese said...

There is a lovely lot to do on your table. And this idea to roll the ribbons on the woodden things is very good. A work, certainly to relax.

die amelie said...

I have to admit: I wouldn't even start rolling up all these ribbons if they were mine. I really admire you for doing this! And the idea is absolutely brilliant!

Don't drink too much coffee! ;)

Hugs,
die amelie x

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Hi Julia, I tried to link yesterday but as Mr Linky had gone for a cup of tea, I had to come back today! Shame you've had to do boring account stuff, then boring ribbon-rolling! Best wishes, Deb # 161 xxx

Robin Spitzer said...

I think I am after the last spot! HA. Ribbon rolling, I must find out what you do with the pegs after to roll all of them....I missed that, but knowing you...I doubt if you just throw them into a laundry basket! have a wonderful week,

hugs. Robin.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

A couple of days late, but here I am. Blessings!

Lucy said...

Well, I think I can sympathise with you this week regarding your dolly pegs. I have started the massive project of getting all of my DMC floss onto stitchbows and into clear pockets in lever arch files. I've just filled up one file so I have to buy another. It's a carthartic process as I can only afford to spend £10 a month on this project. here must still be another hundred or so to go! Keep ging with it:) Lucy #29 x

Leslie Hanna said...

I have most of my ribbon on those pegs, and I LOVE the ease with which I can find just the wrong color blue or green.

The most I can get on one peg is 5 yards, so I only did the smaller spools of ribbon. It IS a mind-numbing activity, but so worth it!