Wednesday, 29 May 2013

What's On Your Workdesk, Wednesday 208



Welcome one and all, to the 208th time that we've posted pics of our workdesks for each other's entertainment, information, shock value.  THAT'S FOUR YEARS. 4. Count them people - one, two, three, four.  You should be incredibly proud of your staying power. Every Wednesday you surprise me by turning up.  The biggest and most thrilling thing to come out of this, without the need for any scientific survey, is the friendship.  It's there, all the time, new or old, regular or dipping in and out; Deskers are nice people. 


I don't think WOYWW has evolved much over 4 years..the basic 'ethos' is the same, to encourage visitors to have a look at your space and what you're working on.  Now and then there are those that think it's just another advertising medium and forget that they need to tune in to the idea that it's reciprocal and as far as possible, understand that over linking of their products is a huge turn off for those of us genuine deskers.  


What has evolved over 4 years is the difficulty in commenting. Despite having the number higher even than #1 on the list every week, I don't get as many comments as there are links.  This is not a complaint, it's an observation. Commenting is a time consuming job.   The list is long and no-one expects 147 plus visitors; we're all very realistic about the amount of time us busy Deskers really have. The evolution of the tablet and Lord knows how many platforms for writing online have contributed to a massive amount of confusion and difficulty in commenting too.  Disqus and Wordpress insist that you sign up, log in and tell them the colour of your knickers before you can comment.  Google insist on a GMail account for the slightest thing.  Using the iPad is a nightmare for using embedded comments boxes...no ability to correct typos etc..  and then of course...there's Word Verification.  I understand why it's in use, and am in no position to tell anyone what to do about using it or not using it.  Make no mistake though, it makes commenting harder.  If you aren't getting many comments, perhaps you are one of the Deskers that fall into these 'categories' - constant advertiser, difficult platform or WV user. 

So please, carry on as you were.  And today, if you're taking part in the Anniversary ATC swap, when you add your name to the lInky widget, add a * after your name.  Then look for the next name on the list with a *.  Last person on the list with * sends to the first person on the list with * - somehow that whole circle thing is perfect for this friendly thing.  Leave a comment for the that lovely * person,  and a way to contact you - you need their address, for it is they who will benefit from receiving that ATC which was made on your WORKDESK. Oh my - is that synergy?

Nikki made the Anniversary badges splashed liberally down the page..for sharing.  Please have one if you so desire.  I simply did the old right click and 'save image as' so they are in my photo folders. Enjoy.  Nikki will get a thrill out of seeing them dotted about the www.  Actually, so will I.  It' s lovely to be four.  

183 comments:

Helen said...

Congratulations. but where's the linky??!!

Nan G said...

Hi missing the link widget.

BJ said...

Where's the linky Julia? Happy WOYWW anniversary. BJ#???

Create With Joy said...

Happy Anniversary Julia!
Love those badges - will have to go back and add one to the posts!

Where's the linky?

I'm a swapping!

Create With Joy*
http://www.create-with-joy.com/2013/05/woyww-celebrate-the-occasion.html

Patsy Paterno said...

Where is the linky!!!! woe woe woe! :^)

Nikki said...

Awe Julia you make me Blush !!!
and WOYWW is just to much fun how can you not love this addictive hobby :)
Here's my post for the week Mr Linky is a little MIA
here

Sue from Oregon said...

Year 5 here we go!

Jackie said...

morning all
happy 4th anniversary
still no mr linky
Jackie

Nikki said...

I'm up for the swap too :)
with extra's !!!

Neet said...

Oh Hecky Pecky - no link. Happy Birthday anyway.
Hugs, Neet xx

Minxy said...

Happy Anniversary Julia and WOYWW, it has been a pleasure surfing desks with you these past 4 years and prob for many more to come xo

MY DESK

Neil said...

Happy Anniversary Julia,Raising a glass to the next! I won't state the obvious, Other than to observe that a certain sumthink is missing......
Neil # whatsit.

Claire said...

happy 4th, Julia!! love the badges :) I've got a few extras to swap x

Tertia said...

Happy Birthday! Mr Linky is gone but I am here, ready to swap!

voodoo vixen said...

LOL... this was probably NOT the best day to forget to put Mr linky up!!
Happy 4th Anniversary Julia!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hope this isn't the WOYWW post, because there's no Mr. Linky.

Judy McCarthy said...

You're doing a lovely job hosting this link Julia.
The woyww's are the only people who comment on my blog.Most just don't bother.
That means 100 follow and less than one or 2 comment.Oh well. I try and comment as much as I can!

Roudi said...

No linky! But I'm here to swap. Happy anniversary everyone! <3

BJ said...

Just thinking about your comment about comments and no mr linky is a sure good way to get those comments rolling in. I always try to reciprocate unless there is no number or I can't find the blog to reply to but as you say not everyone does the same which is a right shame really. Hugs BJ

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Waiting waiting and still no linky so thought I'd better comment too. Happy anniversary to you all. Love the badges
Hugs Annette In Oz

Spyder said...

I've nipped in and grabbed a badge!!
((Lyn)) No # yet...

Spyder said...

I'm HERE! Happpy 4th WOYWW!
(Lyn)

Nan G said...

I'm back to say Happy Anniversary! I agree about the commenting, heaven knows I do try to leave comments. I've added a badge to my post. Here's my linky as mr linky is still Mia and I need some sleep. http://froggydesigns.blogspot.com/2013/05/woyww-208.html?m=0
Hugs, Nan G* (no # yet)

Francesca said...

Happy 4th Birthday, and here's to many more. You know what is missing. Hugs xxx

Andrea said...

Congratulations Julia and happy 4th anniversary .A very big thank you for beinga superb hostess and a wonderful blog hop.I hope you have and we get to enjoy many more years .I've done my ATC but no mr linky will check again before i leave and if not when I get in from work have a fab day and again a huge thank you... hugs Andrea X

RosA said...

Happy 4th Anniversary Julia and WOYWWers! (ATCs to swap.) Will come back later for Mr Linky who appears to be missing in action. Must have worn him out, eh?

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Congrats on #4 Julia, it's been fun and you are a great hostess. Will check back after I have a few dreams.

Queen Lightwell said...

And here I am actually on time for once! :) I guess I'll just leave a quick link: http://giftsfromdeeyll.blogspot.com/2013/05/happy-4th-anniversary-julia-and-friends.html
And a big "Thank You!" and come back later for a number, right? Well, even though I've only been celebrating this WOYWW thing for a little over a year I have to agree with you that one of the greatest things to come of it, for me, has been the friendships...I've just met the nicest people through you, and including you right 'round the very top of the list! :) Thanks so much and may we enjoy many more years together, crafting and snooping, snooping and crafting. ~Deeyll, a.k.a. Queen Lightwell

P.S. I didn't realize blogger was such a pain to comment through...is there any way to make it easier do you think? See, I just sign in to get my blog up and then almost everywhere I go posting with my google account ID is an option, except like you mentioned WordPress, which is just about the very worst to try and get a comment through on! lol :)

Sandy Leigh said...

Happy anniversary!! I've stayed up late, but no linky, so off to bed I go, and I guess I'll see you at the bottom of the list tomorrow. http://www.eatwritedreamstitch.blogspot.com/2013/05/happy-fourth-anniversary-woyww.html

Roudi said...

Oops! Forgot to leave the link to my post!

http://c-is-for-craft.blogspot.com/2013/05/woyww-208-its-big-day.html

Hugs,
Roudi (no # yet)

JoZart said...

for once I;m up early but Mr Linky is still in bed!!
Happy Anniversary
Jo x

Annie said...

I'm up early too so please get out of bed Mr Linky :-)
Hugs,
A x

Lynn Holland said...

http://oneimadeearliertoday.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/whats-on-my-workdesk-today_29.html

Congratulations and thanks from us all I'm sure for the time and effort you put in Julia. You've brought a lot of people together
Lynn x

Cardarian said...

He, he Julia is playing a trick on us (no linky) well she can as she is the boss! Oh Julia you have done a wonderful job starting this WOYWW and I thank you with all my heart as I have made so many lovely friends through WOYWW!Happy 4th my dear! See you Saturday!
Lots and lots of hugs
CARDARIAN

Helen said...

ok got to sign off now as am out the door to work, will try and link when I get there!! in the meantime here's my desk..
http://stampingbyh.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/woyww-208-4-years-old-happy-birthday.html

okienurse said...

Congrats on the 4th Anniversary of WOYWW! Did you ever think that it would become as big as it has...Awesome make Julia. Vickie aka Okienurse #?

peggy apl said...

happy 4th anniversary, Julia! the colour of knickers, LOL!!! mr linky, are you on vacation?

Krisha said...

Happy number 4 Julia, yep I grabbed abadge too. Now just waiting for Mr linky..........LOL

Belinda Basson said...

I see it is all us usual suspects up early (or in some cases from Oz - late) to celebrate and Mr Linky is not at the party yet. Well, the blog loving goes on regardless! Where is the view of your desk today Madam Leader of the WOYWW Gang? Off with Mr Linky?

jill said...

Happy 4th Anniversary & big thank you for making all this possible .

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Happy WOYWW 4 everyone .. and well it is never dull on WOYWW is it we can all visit one antoerh now but Mr Linky is not terribly helpful..

thanks anyway Julia for the wodnerful worldwide blog hop so many friends made..and thanks Nikki for those lovely badges already put them in my post :D Shaz in Oz.x

four years and forty comments so far..tee hee

Lucy said...

Happy 4th birthday! Still no sign of Mr Linky. x

The Taming of the Glue said...

Happy 4th Birthday...here's to many more! Pam (Taming of the Glue)

Diane said...

Congratulations Julia! Well done everyone!

fairy thoughts said...

hi julia happy anniversary.. what a week for mr linky to go AWOL. no time now will ppop back later
janet #???

Lynda Beazley said...


Happy Birthday everyone.
Mr Linky's obviously not ready for the party yet!
Have a happy week
Lynda B

RosA said...

I was in such a hurry to link, and then the phone rang :( and I forgot the asterisk :(
Anyway, fixed now :) and WOW I will get an ATC from Neil! Too cool!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy bloggaversary me ol chum.....sorry about the very early phone call......
May the love and fun continue for another four happy years,
LLJ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

peggy apl said...

sorry, but in the excitement to link,i forgot the asterisk. so now i have 2 names!

Kyla said...

Happy anniversary. No linky so I will pop back after work.
Kyla #

Patsy Paterno said...

Dearest Julia! I am sooooo SORRY I forgot to put an asterisk the first time I linked. It was from waiting so long for the absent Mr. Linky!!! I got so excited when Peggy said he was there already that it completely slipped my mind! Do you think you could remove the first one? your faithful and blushing follower! patsy

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you, Julia! Thank you, thank, thank you! Here's to year five!! Your post was very well said, BTW. Darnell #35

Hettie said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday/Anniversary Julia!!!! Thank you for hosting this wonderful thang on a Wednesday! I have so many new buddies cos of YOU!! See you on Saturday!
Hugs
xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, crap, I forgot to put the asterisk. Dangnabbit. What do I do???

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hey, I think I saved it!! That was easy if it worked. Sorry. I should have tried to do something on my own b/4 I raised my hand and disrupted the whole class. Typical me! As you were.

RosA said...

Hi Julia,
I am SO embarrassed! Can you please remove the asterisk against my name at No.28? The link is correct, though.
RosA

Queen Lightwell said...

I did the same thing Darnell! And then just linked again with an asterisk...perhaps the lovely Julia will delete my unasterisked link? :) Darnell, maybe she'll put you a new one up with an asterisk? I don't know...were you just super excited like me?! lol :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Well, my dear, I feel a bit silly. After all, by the time you read my comment, you would have known the Linky didn't work. Leave it to me to state the obvious.

Now I can come back and say just how delighted I am to have gotten to know you these past 3 1/2 years. Although I can't make it to your WOYWW crop (too much water between our residences), I promise to be there in spirit.

Happy WOYWW4 from # 21* (Would have been earlier, but Mr. Linky fooled me).

Mary said...

Happy 4th Anniversary....I look forward to Wednesday and spending just a bit of time with you. Thank you so much for sharing a bit of your life and allowing us to do the same. And now, on to year 5...I hope to spend the next 52 weeks with you....Again, Happy Anniversary!

fairy thoughts said...

back again... i forgot the * too i totally agree aout the comment thing and really if you dont comment then whats the point ?
janet # 36/37

Gabrielle said...

Happy, happy anniversary! So chuffed that you've kept this going for all this time with barely a grumble or complaint! Some achievement! So very sorry this stupid elbow of mine means I can't play along at the moment but I'm trying hard to get back match fit so I can join in again! Again, thank you for being our amazing hostess with the mostess - we love you! xxx

Belinda Basson said...

Looks like an admin nightmare for you today what with all the missing * but we will get there in the end! Thanks for all you do for us, hope you didn't plan on doing much today as you will be baby sitting all of us by the looks of things!

inkypinkycraft said...

Happy birthday , so sorry haven't been here tomplay along for a long while sometimes real life gets in the way...enjoy your special day and iwill be back ...love trace x
Xx

Kaitlynne Roil said...

Wow 4 years!! Congratulations that is quite an acheivement!Thanks for letting me play along xx

MaggieC said...

Congratulations on reaching such a fantastic anniversary. Four whole years of great friendship is so special, and constantly proves how generous crafters are. Julia, your constant support and friendship are greatly valued by us all. Thank you from me. xx Maggie #44

KatzElbows said...

Julia, thank y so much for creating the loveliest spot on the Internet. I'm not the most consistent WOYWWer, but I do love it. Thank y so much.

Love Rachel, #49

mamapez5 said...

Thanks for all you do Julia. I have loved my couple of years sharing my work space, and I've made so many wonderful friends through it. I simply can't comment on everyone, every week but I have a system, and get to as many extras as I can. I love the badges and have grabbed one for my post. happy Anniversary! Kate x

Di said...

Happy Birthday! Bwahahaha, one good way to get comments is there being no Mr Linky :) I slept through all of that little rumpus but did have a good giggle looking back at the excited comments.

I grabbed a little badge - the mauve was the closest I could find to pink!

Thank you so much dear Julia for all the fun, and also for the friendship.

I'd blow you a kiss except I think you know I can't make the crop on Saturday due to the selection of a totally unsuitable date so am taking that into account - snigger :))

Hugs, Di xx

Almo said...

Hi Julia, Happy 4th birthday to WOYWW. Thanks for this weekly jaunt we all love. Hug Mo x

My name is Cindy said...

Well that's odd, today you have more comments than people linked!! Really wish I wasn't at work today but will try to pop in over the course of the day. Well done Julia for keeping this up, it's a pretty huge commitment on your part as well. See you Saturday!! Cindy x

sara j said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I look forward to your posts every week, and in the in-betweens too. Your writing style is so wonderful...down to earth, humorous and straight forward. Your willingness to host us all each and every week is SO APPRECIATED!!
Sara j #42

Rebecca said...

Thank you Julia, I love WOYWW as its a way of connecting with. Rafters without taking part in a challenge AND your anniversary celebrations have encouraged e to make my first ever ATC.

Thanks so much,

Rebecca x

Ria Gall said...

Hi Julia
Happy 4th Anniversary wow this is an amazing day for all us blog hoppers. You have created such a wonderful place for us all to want to be at, we have made so many friends from being a part of WOYWW and that is all thanks to you.
Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
Ria #50

Twiglet said...

Happy 4th Anniversary and thanks for being such a brilliant hostess - I love your buttons - I will grab one - oo sounds cheeky!! x Jo #53 (Wish I was!)

Joanne said...

Congratulations Julia and many happy 4th returns of the woyww day. Time flies when you are having fun so thank you for the joy and sneaky peeks.
x

Sandy said...

Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happpppppy Anniversary Happy Happy Happy Anniversary.. Singing along with a little song its my 60th time at joining in as well.. Gee its such an awesome time and enjoy looking at all of the desks every week so much information out there and people are just so wonderful to share. I have learned so much and made some awesome friends..
Happy WOYWW
Sandy :)

airing cupboard crafts said...

Happy 4th anniversary. I can't believe it's been that long. Enjoy your day x x

Redanne said...

Huge congratulations Julia on 4 years!! Thank you so much, I have made such wonderful friends through this medium. Here's to 4 more! Hugs, Anne x #61

Fandhmum said...

Good Morning Julia
Happy Anniversary. Thank you for making it possible for us to meet so many new friends
Rosie x

Jan Ltc said...

Loved your post Julia, I don't get to join in as much as I would like but thank you for a wonderful idea (WOYWW) crafter's love to share even if it's just their mess! A Very happy Anniversary.
xx Jan

Caro said...

Woo Hoo! 4 years! I have written a little poem about it that is on my blog. Thank you so much for hosting for all these years... I looked back over my blog and realised that I joined in for the first time just after the 1 year mark. Caro x (#68)

EELS said...

Julia this was a fabulous idea of yours and wonderful it's been going on for 4 whole years, wow, happy 4th anniversary.
Cheers,
Elaine

glitterandglue said...

Congratulations!! 4 whole years - here's to the next 4. Great badges, Nikki.
Margaret #70

Angie said...

I made it ....it is so great to still be part of this all...if a little off and on this year ...will try to do better next year.
Bet you never dreamed that your idea would go global ...4 years of fun friendship and creativity and still counting...Well done you.
I know I broke the rules and have not completed my swap yet...but it will be all sorted by the end of the week. xx

Lisa-Jane said...

Happy Anniversary dear Julia! We're away shortly so no ATCs from me but I shall enjoy seeing others go around the world. Thank you for this platform for sharing and friendship! xx

susibee said...

Congratulations on your 4th anniversary. I wish I'd been there from the start. Here's to another 4 years:)

VonnyK said...

Happy Anniversary, I borrowed a badge for my post today. I've really enjoyed joining in with WOYWW and hope to keep going for many years to come.
Have a wonderful anniversary.
Von #68

RosC said...

Hello Julia,

What a great celebration of all the friendship and fun we have every Wednesday. A very big thank you for being the hub of it all, EVERY week for so long. You're a Briton!

I'll pick up one of Nikki's badges after dinner and that glass of champers.

Hugs,
Ros. #28.

Alison Scott said...

Congratulations on 4 marvellous years. Well done for giving all us nosey so and so's the chance to be nosey with no need to hide it.
I have met some wonderful friends through this event and thank you for this.

Karen Ives said...

Congratulations on the anniversary!
Karen #81

http://frayedroundtheedges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/whats-on-your-workdesk-wednesday-208.html

Alison Scott said...

Congratulations on 4 marvellous years. Well done for giving all us nosey so and so's the chance to be nosey with no need to hide it.
I have met some wonderful friends through this event and thank you for this.

JoZart said...

Nothing more to say today than a HUGE THANK YOU and Happy 4th Anniversary.
Love Jo ****** xxxxxx******

Anne said...

Happy Anniversary and thanks Julia for starting this.Enjoy the party ***!!!***** Anne x #84

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Julia - Congratulations on the 4th anniversary of this wonderful institution and a huge THANK YOU for being our wonderful hostess. WOYWW has re-awakened my interest in blogging and for this I am truly grateful. Thank you MMx

Christine said...

I FORGOT TO ADD THE ASTERISK!!!
I have lots of ATCs to swap - 10 in fact - well nine plus my asterisk partner!!

Bishopsmate #89 or 90

Alison Wade said...

Happy Special WOYWW. Sorry, sorry, sorry. Forgot to put the asterisk on my first link - I see that I am not the only annoying one! Thank you so much for bringing this to us every Wednesday. Have a fab time on Saturday. Wish I could be there, but not up to travelling far - and hubby is off to Scotland next week, so not free to bring me up. Oh well, I will try and have a crafty day in your honour anyway. Ali x # 93

lisa said...

Happy 4th Birthday, Julia. Thank you so much for organising us every week and keeping order over all the shouting, you are a star and without you we wouldn't have come together like this each week. I'm raising a glass to you, well a mug of tea anyway. Cheers!!!! Here's to another 4 years.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #95

Christine said...

I added the *******K.
Don't know where I am now! Also managed to add the loverly, made by Nikki, purple badge to my blog.
Thank you both for treating me to a bit more brain fodder, very pretty fodder at that.
I will not be joining the meetup this weekend as I will be in Leighton Buzzard at a meet up of DH and friends (long story - check my Recollections blog) They will chat, I will walk round so if you're in LB - give me a shout out.
Bishopsmate #91 at the last count!!

Laura said...

Hip hip hooray!!
Happy Birthday WOYWW and huge thanks to you Julia for hosting and being lovely! :)
Laura 94

Sheilagh said...

Congratulations on producing this amazing phenomenon. The simplest of idea's can produce the most beautiful reactions.

Dipping in and out of WOYWW gives me inspiration and encouragement.

Thank you Julia and everyone who takes part in this wonderful gathering.

xxx

dottielottie said...

Happy 4th Birthday Julia, I wonder if you could ever have thought it would be so popular. Three cheers for you! xx
Hugs Lottie #92

Marit said...

Goodmorning Julia, and happy anniversary!!! I love coming in every Wednesday and share the joy of visiting desks and get inspired - thank you so much for hosting and putting all this work into it! big hug from Holland, Marit #88

Winnie said...

Hi Julia! Happy Anniversary! I have just joined in the WOYWW fun this year, but have been having a blast! Love the badges Nikki made. I am not techie, but will have my brother put one for me... I cracked up about your post about comments, as some are easy, some make you go through hoops etc. I got my first smart phone yesterday, and it is smarter than me, so I have to figure it out. Siri is laughing at me (LOL) all over the place. Enjoy your swap! Sounds like fun, maybe I can do it next year! Thanks for making this all possible. Winnie #98

House of Bears said...

A very happy anniversary to you. Thank you from a bunch of very inquisitive bears, for the chance to have a legitimate nose into other crafters' workspaces, and worlds.

Buttons said...

Oh heck! Another one who forgot the * and had to do it again! You would think we were all capable of following a simple instruction but I'm clearly not:(
Happy Birthday to you Julia and huge congrats on your superhuman efforts over these past four years. Couldn't miss this one (ATC's at the ready). Hugs, Jenny x

Hels Sheridan said...

Hey sweetie, just popping in to say a mahoosive congrats on your 4th anniversary... can't quite believe that so much time has passed since you started this fab weekly hop... wish I had more time to join in ... will try and pop by soon xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Congrats!!!! How exciting to be there for 4 years!!!!! So glad to be able to participate this year.

Hugs

Crafting Vicky
Entry #107

Karen said...

Happy WOYWW Julia!!!! Wow four years is an achievement well done you! I love ATC's, but haven't had a chance to make any with too many hospital things going on. Have a great WOYWW party! Karen 104 x

Joynana said...

Happy Anniversary Julia, I am so glad that I came for a visit just over 2 years ago. I have enjoyed this trip more than I thought I would. Going around from desk to desk each week and getting to know so many wonderful people. Thank you for the chance. Joyce # 110

SueH said...

Well Julia, you’ve done an amazing job keeping us crafty snoopers in order over the last four years. Thanks to you I’ve made some wonderful new friends via our weekly meetings and all I can say is ……bring on year 5!
Thanks for all you do because without you what we all do on Wednesdays!

Happy Crafting!
Sue @82 (well I was the last time I looked)

Neesie said...

Hey...long time no see Julia...and just look at you! Your page looks fantastic and I've certainly picked a brilliant week to visit.
Congratulations on your 4th Anniversary. That's an incredible achievement and you must be so proud of your baby ;D
I'm not able to participate in the ATC swap but I'll be watching :D
Have fun and thanks for being a superb host!

Donna Rodgers said...

Argggh third try at a comment lmao

scrappyjen said...

Happy birthday... I love joining in... I try to return visits... I am a bit hopeless at that... I like to see all the creative ideas... and learn about gelli plates and so on! Happy WOYWW, jenx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Happy Anniversary Lovely! Bet you didn't think you'd meet such a random bunch of friends when you started this!! Look forward to seeing you Saturday. Take care Zo xx 79

Heather Alger said...

Happy 4 Year Birthday, I made a Beautiful Celebration page, hope you get time to see it x
Have a Beautiful week Heather WOYWW# 116

Kate said...

Happy WOYWW 4th birthday. Luckily I didn't have to name the colour of my knickers in order to leave this comment! Thank you for enabling this wonderful weekly system for creative sharing and friendship.

~Kate~

Lisa Richards said...

Pumped! Yeah, not diggin' the ads that pop up, but I'll push on with determination! :) Love the new buttons. Congratulations on being such a great and intrepid host, Julia!
Happy 4th birthday, WOYWW! :D
Lisa *
#119

Silvia said...

Happy Anniversary!!
I am so glad that I decided to re-join:) Only took me most of the morning to decide Yay or nay. But Yay won out in the end!

~Sue C said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Although I'm pretty new here, it's been so much fun reading your posts and getting to see all the desks from around the world. Thank you for the job you do and have done to make this a fun place to blog with so many talented women....you included. Best wishes for many years to come. SueC#123

ike said...

YaY !!! :-) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY... what a fantastic achievement and such fun snooping into other people's houses :-D
I'm in and got extra ATCs if anyone wants them :-)

Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx #124

Sue - said...

Happy 4th Birthday!

Sarah Evans said...

Happy 4th Birthday!! Linking up some step by step art on my desk today - thanks for hosting :)

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Laura said...

Happy 4th anniversary, Julia! My daughter saw the ATCs on my desk and pronounced it "wowee" -- wowee, we do have fun with this, don't we? :-)

Best,

Laura (Bookworm) #129

MiniOwner said...

Happy birthday WOYWW - thank you for putting us all in touch every week, Julia. I've grabbed a badge, Nikki. :o) Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@86)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Happy 4th Birthday! My granddaughter Emily is looking over my shoulder and wishes to be known as bananaemily (because she's thin!!!) I have loved being part of this for only a year, if only I'd known what I was missing, Thanks Julia, Chris 129

Hettie said...

I had to laugh at your comment on my blog!! I am a Gemini! What do you expect?

Off to get some jelly babies in ready for Saturday!
Hugs
xx

Anneliese said...

http://anaslua2.blogspot.hu/2013/05/woyww-208-4-years.html
Julia,hi, I am working hard these days, hahaha!

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Congratulations Julia - and everyone... will be back as soon as I find my camera... LOL Mxx

Angie Secrest said...

Big Congratulations to you Julia!! I love going out to see everyone's desks, it is such a neat idea! I don't know how I found you originally but so happy I did! Much love and cratfy hugs for you and all the other 'deskers'!
Angie

Gill Edwards said...

Hi and happy blogging birthday Julia. Please thank Nicki for the lovely badges, i have grabbed me one and added it to my sidebar.
This is just so much fun. Have a fab week

Gill x

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Found the camera - #137 Yay!! Off to visit now... Mxx

Anna said...

I came late to the party...only joining in during the last year, but I am looking forward to many more years!! Thanks Julia for giving us a place to gather!

Monica said...

I made a toast to you last night to celebrate this fun idea. I do not make a comment as I usually forget and then have to race around. I do follow you and all your post from wood working to Vacations. Please send me you address!

Anna said...

...Hey Julia! You didn't show us YOUR desk! "Grin"
Anna #138

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary Julia!! And may there be many more to come! And thank you,by the way, as it really is a wonderful way to start a Wednesday, and connect, even virtually, with other like minded people around the world...

Katie said...

Happy Anniversary! Congratulations :)

toni said...

Thank You Julia for being an amazing Hostess for this brilliant weekly post. I wonder if you thought it would run for so long when you first started.Its a really great idea, providing a chance to 'meet' like minded people from all around the world. Hope you have a happy day Tonixx Duh! just realised I forgot to asterisk my name sorry it will appera twice as I try and rectify this x

Bridget Larsen said...

Thanks for starting this craze and may we be around for 4 more years and then some
Bridget #37

Nicole said...

Congrats! And thanks. WOYWW is a lovely thing.

Nicole #143

Kerry said...

Finally made it back :))
Congratulations on 4 years and thanks for letting me join in :))

Monica said...

thought I left a comment to "da boss" but today is a problem as keys sticking on the PC and I am rushing.
Love what you have achieved and meeting everyone. You even make me want to visit UK and risk contamination and the bad guys(flying).
Please send address etc to
info: www24groups@gmail.com
Monica Smith, 136 & 136 senior moment forgot *

Robyn said...

Yes, comments are legal tender on the Web!
Your ATC is in the mail.
Thanks for everything, Happy 4th and many more!
Blessings,
Robyn 122

Angelfish said...

Congratulations! I bet you never imagined that very first week where it would all lead. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday. Yet to post on this auspicious occasion. My USB thingy is playing silly beggars and I cannot load my photos. Boo hoo!

Fiona xx

Lisa-Jane said...

Julia, so sorry! Can you remove my linky in the 70s please as I forgot to remove the asterisk! I did out a note on my blog though. Thank you!

Carole said...

Happy Anniversary.You deserve a degree. Carole

Kath said...

sorry I couldn't take part this week Julia but just wanted to wish you and all the lovely WOYWWer's a very happy 4th anniversary...hugs kath xxx

StampinCarol said...

Congrats on your 4th Anniversary! I've enjoyed taking part the last few months and have been so inspired! Thanks for the opportunity of viewing other desks, projects, and meeting other crafters!!
Carol N #151

BJ said...

Hi Julia, All seems a bit manic on Mr Linky today, I am quite overwhelmed by it all.

Loads forgot to add their * so have duplicate entries, namely quite a few before me on the list!

The first person before me on the list with a * apparently added it by mistake!

I think I need to forget it today and come back tomorrow when hopefully you'll have deleted all the wrong entries and we'll know where we are.

Perhaps I just need to lie down in a dark room. BJ#76

Carole Z said...

Happy 4th Birthday! I'vw on;y started taking part this year and have really been enjoying it...Thank you! Carole Z #154

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Julia . . . here's wishing you a VERY happy 4th Anniversary. Hope you have a fabulous time at the Crop too.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Elizabeth said...

Happy 4th Anniversary, Julia, it really doesn't seem so long since we were celebrating the 3rd. And such a lot has happened over the last 52 weeks, not least meeting yourself, with Jan and Di, whilst on holiday down your way last summer - that would never have happened without WOYWW so thank you for taking the time out of your busy life to do this every week. Hope you have a lovely day. Elizabet x #155
PS: I'm so late I may be the one to close the circle :)

Debbie said...

Hello....I forgot to ***** my link.....I have an ATC to trade......will try connecting with # 155.....off to visit as much as possible under trying conditions...see post #156.....party on!

Fay Iseminger said...

What a great 4th anniversary party! It is wonderful to see so many creative people adding beauty to the world. So glad I found you all.

Blessings,
Fay

Dianne said...

This is fantastic, I didn't get a chance to post this morning, you're right the friends we make in blog land, are amazing so supportive,you're the best Julia for making this possible.Big hugs to you. Happy anniversary to you and all the participants, hope everyone has a wonderful day...

505whimsygirl said...

Happy fourth anniversary Julia! Once I'm home and on my own computer I will grab one of the 4 Year Anniversary badges. I'm brining up the rear at 158!

Hugs,
Kay

Keren Howell said...

Happy 4th Anniversary. Late as usual at 160! Keren

sandysewin said...

Congrats on four years of a fun idea! But where's your desktop pic for today?

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #146

Shaz Brooks said...

Happy Anniversary Julia! Thanks for so much awesome fun, and new friends. Looking forward to meeting you & the others on Saturday, Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #150 xx

Morti said...

Helloooo! Got here at last myself.... Happy Anniversary my dear. Well done for not only having a good idea and running with it and letting it be such a success. Here's to the next 12 months. And the crop next week!

~Rasz~ said...

This is my second week and I am addicted!!! I LOVE it and Happy Birthday WOYWW!!!!! When I leave comments today, do I use today's # from my post or the # I signed up with? Thanks and have a great Anniversary week!!!

Sarah Keerie said...

A bit of a flaffing around day but got there in the end!!

http://wp.me/p3wFxJ-CL

Kim's Creations said...

Happy 4th anniversary, I think this is my 5th Wed. and I love it, thanks for hosting! Kim #165

Carol Hornby Clements said...

Happy Anniversary. I can't make the crop as every first Saturday is Stamp Club. I am sure you will have fun.
Have a great weekend.
Carolx

Marianne said...

Thank you for 4 years of fun !
WOYWW friends are the best!

Ali H said...

Hi Julia Just wanted to send a big hug to say thanks for hosting us all this week - I would have loved to come to the crop but have tickets for a concert in London this weekend so no joy ! Hope there will be another one soon ! Happy 4th anniversary & thanks again for this happy community that you have created ! It's a highlight of my week ! Take care Ali #23

Sandra Castle said...

Linky must be fixed - I went straight there! Happy Anniversary Julia! Thank you for starting this lovely 'lets nosey around' for us 4 years ago. I love taking part and love making WOYWW friends from all over the world! Love Sand #172 xxx

Lucy said...

Happy 4th,Julia!

Thank you for hosting WOYWW every week. It is a lot of fun. Thanks for popping round today. I have a routine whereby one evening I work on one piece, the next evening I'll work on a different piece and then the last piece gets done the day after that. Then I cycle them. This is so that I don't get bored of them. Have a great week, Lucy #22x

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Ailsa Cordner said...

Congratulations on 4 years!!! Quite an achievement!!

Jackie Kirner said...

4 years - congratulations - and I've just discovered your weekly list of wonderful workspaces to explore!

Many thanks!

JoZart said...

Re your message... I've already told Elizabeth that Flat Susan and Wendy should visit each other! Now that would make a story.
I so was touched by your kind comment too. Thank you!
Lovely news for you that our fraulein is going to have a baby brother in Oct!! Thrilled is the word and it's due reward for DD2 after all they went through. A few know but I have played it low key after all that happened.
jo x
Have a great day on Saturday. I'll be thinking of you all

Kezzy said...

Congratulations on your 4th woyww birthday and a huge thank you for bringing us all together. Sending my ATCs out tomorrow. Happy 4th woyww :-) hugs Kezzy xxx p.s I found my photo of my very first woyww on 12th January 2011 I popped it on my post for a laugh lol. Xxxx

Ohhh Snap said...

Happy 4th!!!! Kudos Julia for starting and maintaining this wonderful weekly event : D. Gee it seems like only a few weeks ago it was the 104 lol. And despite herculean attempts to distract me from my task, I am leaving this comment to thank you : D. #166

famfa said...

Wow Julia I am impressed. Impressed it is year four. Impressed by how many people are participating - just impressed by the whole thing. I never realised how big this thing would be, I only joined to get my Mum's cardigan finished two years ago I think now. Congratulations on starting such a phenomenon xx
Famfa 121

scrappymo! said...

Congratulations on year 4. What an amazing idea you had and look how we have all embraced it!

I have made you an ATC Julia. Do not worry about swapping back. This is just a little thank you from me to you for all you do with this fantastic site. I have your addy from another blogger so will post it tomorrow.

Hope I am not too late. I had to babysit the grandkids today and didn't have my post set to automatically go. Had to rush home to release it!

Cazzy said...

Happy 4th bloggerversary of WOYWW!

My desk is almost tidy, good job I didn't show you the floor!

Cazzy said...

Linky did the usual, can you delete me from 178 please, it is an old WOYWW. 177 is fine now I can see it is there!

Sandy Leigh said...

Julia--I am a little confused about who is the next person under me to do the ATC. The next one with an asterisk doesn't go anywhere when you click it--so do I go to the next person? If you could just take a look...I'm no. 78. Sorry to be a bother--thank you for a wonderful fourth anniversary! Sandy Leigh

Luscious said...

4 years! Wonderful accomplishment!

Gloria said...

This is my first link to your site. I see many left a comment after your comments about not many comments! LOL! But I see too there was a Mr.Linky problem and everyone wants to congratulate you for your 4 years of incoming posts. My photos of my workspace are at the bottom of my post today, so I hope that is all right.

Sande said...

Just wanted to wish you Happy 4th Anniversary. I don't participate in WOYWW but I stop by your blog every week and attempt to check out those blogs that are on Mr. Linky.

Fantastic job!

akilli melek said...

well I can hardly believe that i managed to get sorted for the anniversary hop. I had actually booked time at the hospice to let me come to the crop, but little miss A put paid to that idea. Still, just glad to have her home. I'll be thinking of you all.
caroline

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I'm about 3 days late, but I made it. Blessings to you and your family.