Wednesday, 10 April 2013

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday? 201

There's a page here that explains about WOYWW, and a page here that explains the plan for the fourth anniversary ATC swap. And..brace yourself...a page here that tells about the WOYWW Crop get-together.

This is  a scheduled post, for I am out and about already, and I fear that I may not get to many of you this week..be patient and kind to me, huh.

Don't be afraid by this sight.  It's taken me an age to get it this tidy and I like it. For now.  On the iPad deckchair you can see a couple of pages from an Autumn Leaves calendar that is 4 years out of date. These are the last few that continue to inspire me a little.  it was great value!  I don't know why there's a piece of card so carefully balanced on it, but in the foreground is my pin book, made for me by Wipso and Twiglet.  It's a needlecase by real name, but I use it for my decorative pins and I love it.  It's one of a few continually used, practical and perfect-for-the-job presents. The button jar isn't front and centre of my line of vision for any other reason than I don't have the imagination to find it house room anywhere else.  I think on average I use about 5 buttons a month, and all those are at Crop, likely on one scrapbook page!  
So there I am, all tidy and smug.  Show us something far more interesting would you? Put WOYWW in your blog post title and link it here so we can all see what your working space is hosting at the moment. Lovely.

108 comments:

Nikki said...

Congrats on trying to use your buttons I know that feeling I rarely pull mine out and mostly for boys cards lol Happy WOYWW Nikki 2

MvM-design said...

Good morning,

Your desk is really tidy!
I'm impressed :)

Have a great Wednesday!!
Hugs Marleen <3 #1

Jackie said...

Good morning Julia.............well what a clean and tidy desk you have this week! Mine was like that 3 weeks ago, it's amazing how much mess (if that's the right word!) you can make in 3 weeks!!!
Jackie 3
http://scrapbangwallop.blogspot.com

Helen said...

I may be shamed into tidying at this rate... what a lovely desk you have this week! Have a great day, week, woyww; I know you will catch up with us when you can...

Maria said...

Hi Julia,

Just a question where is your workspace as I can see your garden in that photo... reminds me of my Nan's house in Ruislip...
Love your desk it's so tidy, I think I just need to get in my garage and clean out my craft area, for now I just moved what I needed into the lounge lol...
Have you started smashing yet.
Have a great week

Maria in Oz #6

Nan G said...

Aahhh it's nice to have space to breathe once in awhile. Isn't ?! Someday I hope to take a breath such as this. :) happy 201! Nan #8

Neil said...

Hi there Julia. Looks like the tidy bug has been doing the rounds as I was bitten too and spent a good amount of time tidying up my place. Don't you find buttons awfully difficult to use, I do.
Hope you have a great day. Neil

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I am impressed by this BUSY ARTSY Workdesk this week Julia!

HAPP WOYWW!

I enjoy this event now every week..
inspiring...

absolut great!

xxx
Susi

BJ said...

Super tidy desk there, just ready and calling you to craft when you get back. Love it, I'm really proud of you. BJ#20

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Hope your day is enjoyable. Fab tidy desk. Wish mine was like that. Ali x #19

The Taming of the Glue said...

What a wonderful tidy desk. Happy WOYWW. Pam#23

Dainty Diva said...

Yes, your desk is quite tidy. You've been working so hard to get it tidy looks good. Thanks for hosting this challenge I am enjoying this.

Queenie Jeannie said...

WOW!!! I've never seen your desk like this!!! But then again, I'm fairly new, so what do I know anyway??? I hope you are having a great day, wherever you find yourself off to!

fairy thoughts said...

All i can say is Oh My God what has happened? but as you asked us to be nice I will be, have a lovely tidy week.... and be back to normal soon
janet

Spyder said...

Morning!!! Oh yes I agree, o m goodness, a very tidy desk! (hope you are feeling okay!) mine is soooo bad at the moment I've commandeered the dining table again. I will try my best, to take a leaf out of yur book (Not sure what I'll do with it though...) and tidy my room. Have a happy woyww day!
((Lyn))
I was #25

sandra de said...

OMGoodness that is a tidy desk, got quite a shock. I have been away for a couple of weeks and you have had a tidy up. Buttons are pretty in a jar and I probably use about as many as you once a year. Your pin book looks and sound like a lovely gift.
Sandra de @28

scrappymo! said...

Your desk looks so pristine! And your grass is so green...does that mean spring has finally come to the UK?

scrappymo! said...

Me again...sorry I'm #19...still Tuesday...an hour more till midnite and officially Wednesday in Canada...off to read your page links...hoping the meetup is when I am visiting the UK...fingers crossed!!!

Sandy said...

Look how tidy and organised you are..
Love the case for the pins will have to make one of those looks a handy little item..
Sandy :)

Francesca said...

I can see desk! You have been busy tiding up. Great stuff. Francesca #29

KatzElbows said...

Good for you. Your desk is beautiful, tidy and not terrifying to us messy people. A little annoying, sure, but not scary!

I like all your pages and I can't wait to see you at the crop.

Have a fabulous Wednesday,
Love Rachel, #33

craftydebs said...

What a tidy desk this week! I'm a button addict had to go cold turkey a while ago!! They're good for all types of projects- hmmmm must get them out again!!Have a great crafty day where ever you are! x

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Julia, please remove #22 because it's my broken link. Love your tidy workspace.^_^

Twiglet said...

Thanks for the mention - yes - I am tidy and smug too today!! x Jo

Di said...

Crumbs Julia - at first I thought you'd been burgled by a burglar with 'desk-tidiness OCD'!

Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx

Annie said...

Aw so lovely to get a mention Julia. Thanks. Love to think we are just a little part of your lovely clean space :-)
Hugs,
A x

Mary said...

Tidy desk missy...It looks great, but won't it be fun to get it just a little messy? All this spring house cleaning can't be good! Have a wonderful week...

MiniOwner said...

Good morning, Julia. I did smile at your previous post - those darned white squares appear all over the place in our house, too, usually transported via my husband's socks. :o)
Have a good day.
Sue x

Elizabeth said...

Good morning, Julia. Tidy desk ... thought I'd come to the wrong blog for a moment there! As my no. 1 desk is equally as tidy, I've shown desk no. 2 this morning ... much more interesting, I think. Whatever it is that takes you out and about today, have a good one. Hugs, Elizabeth x #41

Lisa said...

Ooh a tidy space! Wish mine was- I do like a tidy space but rarely get it! Happy Wednesday Julia!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Excoos miss? How long will you be subbing for Miss Julia?

Actually, I thought for sure someone would comment, "Aacckk, has Darnell been to see you?!"

Well done!! And thank you for another fun romp. Have a super week! Darnell #48

Tricia @ Daring Hue said...

I love it! Tidy and smug. You should be. :)

Keren Howell said...

That is a very tidy workspace! I admit to clearing mine only when I can't find anything I just put down because of the mess but it does give me a good feeling when even I can't stand it any more and have to tidy up. Enjoy the nice, smug feeling! Hugs, Keren

okienurse said...

WOW awesomely tidy desk today. I love buttons and even though I don't use too many I love to collect them...a lot of them. I think it is a throw back from when I was a little girl and grannie let me play and dig through her's. Hope you have a great week. Vickie #58

Ann B said...

Nice tidy desk there Julia, all ready to get mucked up again.
Pleased to be able to join in again this week after MIA last week.

Ann B
#59

Angelfish said...

Now that is a scary sight! I have every faith that it will be business as usual very soon xx

Joanne said...

I've had to look 3 times to make sure this is your desk. Tidy Ms Dunnit, crickey!!!
xx

susibee said...

A lovely tidy space to come back to:)

I had to laugh at your last post and the little squares of backing that appear everywhere and I mean, everywhere LOL!

Have a great WOYWW. Susi #65

die amelie said...

so sorry I can't start visiting and commenting right now....am in a bit of a hurry. Will be back later for a better comment than this one ;)

Hugs,

Claudia

Maisie Moonshine said...

Cripes - I've never seen you so tidy! MMx

Anneliese said...

Besides showing what I am doing there is not much on my desk today.
I did some stitches - yesterday - on a very restricted table (again in France).

My name is Cindy said...

Gosh almost zen!! I like a tidy desk, much less stressful, but can't keep it that way as I am just naturally messy in the same way some people are naturally tidy. A trait my daughter has unfortunately inherited but without the early warning system that says 'I must tidy up before the whole place descends into chaos'. Have a good day, Cindy x

Karen Ives said...

Love a tidy desk!
Karen
http://frayedroundtheedges.blogspot.co.uk

Heather Alger said...

I have to admit to not using buttons very much, although Love them.
I think its because whenever they fall off clothes or need sewing back on they end up with me ;) Rob and Jordan seem to think its my job LOL
So I am going to train them up he he
loving your tidy desk looks Fab x
Happy WOYWW Heather #73

Angie said...

Made it ...two weeks in a row ...wow ...a miracal for me ...but I will be away for the next one at DS's wedding.
Is that really your desk ??? so tidy but still has character and heart iyswim.
Hope you are having a great day ...out and about. xx

Cardarian said...

Ah what can I say - everybody needs to tidy up every now and then - looks good!!! I am looking forward to our crop but also excited about Ally pally this weekend! Any of you girls coming???
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Winnie said...

Love it when I find time to tidy my desk, so I know the happy feeling! I love the pin book, what a great idea! I have a "collection" of buttons, and sometimes I get on a roll and use them a lot, and then they sit for awhile sometimes. Loving all the sun in your room!! Have a great week! Winnie #76

Janene McAnally said...

Wow Julia your desk is...well tidy lol, I thought I was looking at the wrong desk and I miss seeing bits and pieces of your work on there...Please make a mess again lol! 4 years you have be hosting WOYWW, Wow that is just wonderful and it is so much fun to join in and see what others around the world are doing. Thank you so much for coming up with this idea!
Janene #77

House of Bears said...

Wow that is tidy. You can see the view from the window well now :)

Tammy said...

Wow - so tidy today! I have to tidy up my space in between projects so I know how good it feels. But I hope that you will be getting in your space soon to dig into a new project! Happy Wednesday!

Fandhmum said...

Oh my goodness so that is what a tidy desk looks like! I wonder if mine will ever come close.
Have a great week.
Rosie x

Lisa-Jane said...

Wowzers, I had to check it was really you LOL! I love a tidy desk but those darn putting away fairies don't come past very often so its a rarity. Well done you!

Karin said...

Oh my goodness me, what a clear desk you have! I have to find any clear spot in the house to craft in so I'm going to have to start on a clear up myself. Happy Wednesday :-)

Christine said...

Glad you didn't leave anything out for the 'fairies' to finish while you were away.
Mind you - I'm sure I can hear them whispering.......... come back soon ......

Bishopsmate #86 (I think)
x

Regina Hamilton said...

Your space is so tidy. Happy Crafting...#87

Andrea said...

you are right that is one tidy desk im sure it wont stay that way for long though.and at the rate you use buttons they will last forever so saving money for other goodies
have fab week Andrea #89

zue said...

You look really organised today Julia!
xx

Lindsay Weirich said...

Tidy yes, smug no LOL! Your desk looks greant and it will be waiting for you to have time to play! I mentioned your blog and WOYWW in my video blog today, so much fun here! Lindsay #93;)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Julia!!!

... well you make me blush with shame such a tidy and impressive desk well done you :D

... am not really here either or should not be but going to be away for few weeks after 22.4.13 with cataract surgery so thought must make the effort today.. so sharing new method I just learnt and like..

- well hope you enjoy your time away from crafting and relax somehow too!!

:D and smiled at the post below and finding crafty bits all love the house does make you wonder doesn't it?

Happy WOYWW! love Shaz in oz x.
#85 or so.. yep, very slack today..

RosC said...

Hi Julia,

Hope you're pleasingly engaged in fine activities. The desk is just frightening - at first I thought "Oh lord, she's jumped ship. Maybe the bomb dropped". It will be a pleasure to you back with your usual lovely all-over-the-place desk.

Happy days,
Ros. #100

Laura said...

Good morning Julia, hope you are having a fun and/or fruitful day while your tidy desk awaits you back home. Happiest of WOYWWs to you.

~ Laura (Bookworm) #101

Caz said...

I have tidy desk too!!! Been doing charity work so not much paper stuff going on!!
Have a good week

Caz
#102

Zoe Ford said...

My desk looks like a bomb hit it! I wish it looked like yours. Happy WOYWW!
Zoe #103

Hettie said...

OMG! I thought I was at the wrong Blog for a moment! That is one tidy desk!
I have put the bookmark on today that I am proposing to do at the Crop if I get any takers.
Hugs
xx

kathi17 said...

This is the first time I have participated, although I've been looking at everyone's desks for a while. It's really fun!

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

I'm later this week...your link shows while I am at work on my evening shift here in Oz Julia...problem with today was I was sssooo busy I didn't get a tea break...so here I am at 11pm at night and my post is up at last. Love your tidy desk and hope one day mine can be the same LOL
hugs
Annette In Oz

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW I did a double take! Clean, Spic and Span, and I like the green grass. Enjoy messing it up and have fun with WOYWW.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

What a nice and tidy desk! Mine is totally bare right now.

Snow is falling as I type this - but not enough to have a snow day at work. :-(

Happy WOYWW
Peace,
Kay (12)

sandysewin said...

What a nice neat desk. It's waiting for you to come back and make a mess!

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #91

Deb said...

Wow, your desk looks amazing, ready to make very untidy! love a nice clean desk, it is so inviting to start on something new!
Debxx

Sandy Leigh said...

You desk is such a clean, serene, calm sight! And I think we all need a button jar sitting around for inspiration! Hmmm...Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #52 (I just love it when my place in the list is the same as my age)

Carole Z said...

OOh your desk looks tidy today, can't remember the last time mine looked like that, lol Carole Z #116

Gill Edwards said...

what a lovely neat and tidy desk you have this week, i wonder how long it will last ;-D

Im looking forward to taking part in my first ATC swap soon. And yes im guilty as charged of being a nutter!

have a good week
Gill x

Angela said...

Hi Julia, hope ur spic-n-span desk gets back to normal soon!

Have a great week

AngelGreetings #117

dix said...

How in the world do you get that workdesk sooooo clean and free of bits and pieces and fragments?? Looks great to me! Thanks for hosting us and for sharing. dix---

pat said...

Doesn't it feel good to have a clean desk, for about 5 minutes, then its of to creating again!

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a good start to your next session of crafting! Looks good but here's to a slightly messier desk next time! Chrisx

Sarah said...

Wow! Super tidy desk!! All ready to get creative again!! x Sarah #125

Tamika said...

Super late joining! It's spring time its OK to start fresh!

scrappyjen said...

Missed last week... promise I will return the visits for all those who left lovely comments before we went away! Happy woyww, jenx

Robyn said...

Hope you are enjoying being out and about!
Patience and kindness , understood!

Shazsilverwolf said...

I'm running incredibly late today, love the whole 'tidy is our friend' thing you have going on. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz#127 xx

Kaylan said...

I love this series so much, it's a great addition to my blog and I love seeing what others are up to. Thanks Julia!

Debbie said...

Love this only my second week here, but sure enjoyed visiting desks last week...I hope I made it to everyone who visited my desk and I know I made it to a few of you who haven't yet made it to my neighborhood...wow...what a creative bunch we are hey?

Have a blessed week all!!!!
Deb @ Daylee's Creative Doodles #135

Sarah Evans said...

Linking up some art this week - yay!

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Gita said...

Oh my, such a clean desk this week. Wait til you see mine!! Scream in horror, lol. I hardly use buttons either. :-)

Sandra Castle said...

O.M.G! I nearly fell over! That is so tidy but I can understand why you like it!! I'm loving joining in with WOYWW! See you next Wednesday! Sand #140

glitterandglue said...

WOW!! I am impressed at your lovely tidy desk - mine's a complete tip this evening!
Have a good and exciting week
Margaret
glitterandglue #143

Kezzy said...

Wow super super clean this week, all nice and neat, wish mine was lol. I so love looking at your button jar each week and so loving the needle book. Happy Woyww :-) Kezzy xxx (i'm off now to visit the woyww links to see what we are up too lol) xxxx

trisha too said...

i fear,Ms. Julia, that my desk will never be this tidy.

~Sue C said...

Your desk is so inviting...just calling me to come and make a mess by snooping around. hee hee! ;) Happy Wednesday! SueC#98

scrappyjen said...

Ther you go - I did it! It is ten past one in the morning but I have visited everyone, drank a glass of wine, and left a comment on each one! Happy woyww jenx 129

Rhonda H said...

This time it is not such a messy desk! And I have had a pretty productive week so it was fun to see what was on my desk today!

Anna said...

Here I am running late in the day again. Well, at least I got it posted before the day was over. Now I'm off to take a look at a few desks before I call it a night!

Sue from Oregon said...

Every right to be smug Mz Julia-your desk is indeed tidy! No WOYWW for me this week, just getting home from vacation and getting unpacked! See you next week!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

It's a pleasure visiting your blog!

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Hi, Julia. No, no. A neat workspace is NOT boring. I've neatened up my space, keeping it that way, and I am enjoying the process instead of dreading the mess. However, you are of course in good company no matter the state of affairs. ps i'd like to see what's inside your pin/needle case?! Charlotte #124

Belinda Basson said...

If it wasn't for the garden view, I would have thought you snapped some one else's desk here! WOW this is impressive!

aworkofheart said...

Your contribution to this crazy community is outstanding! I have only been here for a month, but it is obvious how much everyone enjoys being curious and peeking around into the lives of other artists/crafters. Thank you for all your hard work you have done over the years, for your commitment and passion for this blog. I simply love it! Hugs, Cathryn #146

akilli melek said...

julia doesn't a clean desk make your itch to get messy crafting.
caroline

Lynn Holland said...

You've cleared,your desk now I need to clear my brain cos I've tsken on far to much and given myself a headache.
Enjoy the start of a clear desk Julia
Lynn 49 (I think)

Brenda B said...

Gosh, well that's a shocker! Looks like the impossible is sometimes possible! I used to use a lot of buttons but don't seem to use them so often these days.

Hugs
Brenda

Sapphires-Crafty-Cards said...

its been a while since i last participated in WOYWW..so have done this week.. i don't seem to have the time these days to craft.. guess thats me being a nanny to 3 grandchildren..lovely tidy desk Julia :) x

Eliza said...

OMG Julia I am in total shock and cardiac arrest that desk is amazing and so neat, you should be proud of yourself.

Happy WOYWW
Sorry I am so late into replying I clearly forgot too.

Eliza 46

HeatherM said...

Your desk is so neat and tidy! That and the sunny and green view out of your window were the first two things that I noticed. I have some sunny weather envy going on here since it's been dreary and rainy here all week. :-)
HeatherM #105

Sparkly Engineer said...

Wow! What a neatness has happened here. I thought mine was looking better but you definitely have me beat.

RosA said...

Wow! I'd be smug too, if my desk looked as good as that!
And the button jar makes a lovely colourful decor statement! :)
RosA # 84

Cazzy said...

I managed to get round random workdesks for a few days, I still have this post up intending to visit a few more before the next one, and then I realised I hadn't commented on your lovely tidy desk and garden view! My room faces front and I keep the blinds closed most of the time, one so the neighbours don't see the mess and two so the burglars don't see the computer and TV (both now getting on a bit)!
Cazzy x