Wednesday, 12 June 2013

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 210

Well, less of a desk today and more of an outside table and a message of thanks.  Just look at all these marvellous ATCs that I've received since the WOYWW Anniversary hop.
I devised a really clever way of making sure that I sent an ATC to those that had been promised one.  A list.





And an equally clever way of making sure that I emailed or messaged or commented my thanks for these beauties.  Another list.  But it failed, because I started to use a little symbol against names and after two days of working for Mr Dunnit, I had completely forgotten whether the symbol meant 'sent', 'thanked', 'to send'...Yep.  I'm embarrassed. 
All of these came little gifts are works of art and I am not yet over looking and admiring them - my word, you Deskers are hugely clever.  
THANK YOU.  You have no idea how much I appreciate and enjoy your art.

So now, show and tell time..my desk outdoor or indoor is actually a joinery bench this week....so show me what's on yours, inspire me huh!
Put WOYWW in your blog post title, link here and visiting is enabled.  Easy.  

111 comments:

Nikki said...

Look at all your little wonderful Art on your desk you traded with so many peeps I thought I was doing well at 11 lol WOW you Rocked it Julia ... as always and congrats on getting published too
yah to WOYWW!!! hugs Nikki #1 :P
and I have some candy too

voodoo vixen said...

I did a list too! I had a sent list and to send list (cos I had to make some more) and then I copied and pasted from one to other and started a recieved list... yep, mine worked as well as yours did!! LOL

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Julia,

Wowsers! and double wow!! what awesome selection of little atc's you have and am not surprised your little list has failed - happens to me all the time..
its called trying to push too many things into a day! happy WOYWW dear Julie, Shaz in Oz.x #

Ps please remove first link as it is wrong! last weeks! VERY sorry so that will make me #5 I think..

Regina Hamilton said...

Wow...That's one nice collection of ATC's you have. Happy crafting #8

Nan G said...

Oh WOW look at all the gorgeous ATCs! I'll have to come back later and really study the pics. I'm just in awe over the ones I've received so far. And I'm so thrilled to be considered a "desker"! Have a wonderful week Julia! Hugs Nan #9 or maybe #8

Ohhh Snap said...

Oh my! I'm not used to signing in with so few names ahead of me lol. Such gorgeous ATCs you've received! I'm so impressed you are learning joinery! And I can't help but think of the crafty possibilities joinery will add to your projects : D. #10

Maria said...

What beautiful atc's how are you storing them Julia? Do you have an album for them?
Just wanted to say congratulations I saw your post below and how amazing that you were featured in it with WOYWW...
Thankyou for letting us all be apart of this wonderful weekly adventure of your's....

Maria

RosA said...

FABULOUS collection of ATCs there! I don't imagine that they would all fit on one desk, either indoors or outdoors!
Ditto re. list making. I'm a compulsive, obsessive list maker, but it rarely seems to help much, sigh.

Happy WOYWW, RosA # 11

Helen said...

Your ATC's are gorgeous, all of them. Hope you still have all your fingers. Enjoy the week, Helen, 13

Janene McAnally said...

Wonderful collection of ATC's Julia!! You had definitely started something wonderful 4 years ago!! Thank you :-). Have a wonderful week and happy WOYWW!!
Janene n#16

Claire said...

Wow! what a stash! You lucky lady - no more than you deserve, Ms Hostess with the Mostess! Pre-ordered my copy of Featuring :)

Angelfish said...

Wow! That is one fantastic collection. Congrats on the article. I 'know' someone else who has contributed to Featuring previously. It looks like a gorgeous magazine.
Have a great day at the joinery bench!

Fiona xx #20 (for now!)

PS The blue Bigshot? It's not an SU thing, just a very old thing and not in either of the fancy new liveries :o)

VonnyK said...

They are all such gorgeous ATC's. I've spent ages looking at each of them. You are a very lucky lady, bummer about the lists. That is just the sort of thing I would do :).
Von # 23

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are all incredible. How awesome. All those mini art pieces.

I was at the airport when you went live. It's too bad you had to post so early this week, the one week I was not at home (grin). What can I say? I'm number HUGE this week (21).

Patsy Paterno said...

Gorgeous times 1,000! How wonderful are these cards! I am ashamed to say my plans to send you one have not materialized as yet, I've been sick and in bed the past week. But I am up and about and have been working on putting the promised ATCs in envelopes. :^)Patsy from
HeARTworks

Maudieroff Roffey said...

I will definitely be partaking next year - the ATC's everyone is showing are exquisite - Mxx

The Taming of the Glue said...

Beautiful collection of ATC's and many congrats on the magazine article. Pam#28

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow what a beautiful collection and each unique to its creator. Hope you have a fab day lovely. Take care Zo xx 31

Chrysalis said...

What a lovely collection! It shows how much everyone appreciates you, Julia. Well done, and have a great week xx

Shaz Brooks said...

What a gorgeous collection of inspiration you have .Love the pink one with the butterflies. Have a great week, Shaz #38xxx

MiniOwner said...

Oh wow such a lovely display of gorgeousness on your desk today, Julia. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@34)

Kath said...

WOW indeed Julia...what a gorgeous array of crafty talent...Happy WOYWW to you...hugs kath xxx

okienurse said...

Awesome lot of little art treasures there! I love all the ATC's I have been getting! Congrats on the Featuring article. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #26

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, at least you made a list and didn't have to make bunting instead of more ATCs, like some people I could mention.......cough.....
'twas good to see you on Monday ;-)
LLJ 41 xx

Gill Edwards said...

such a range of gorgeous ATC's you were a lucky lady. I would have gotten confused too with that many.
Have a great week and thanks for the fun

Gill x

Maisie Moonshine said...

Morning Julia! Fab stash of ATCs - going back for another look. Have a great day. MMx

Mary said...

My goodness look at all the ATC's and the talented folk who made them deserve a round of applause! Great Job!

Karen Ives said...

How lovely, all that happy post!
Karen #49

Annie said...

I had a list too but now cant find mine! What a beautiful collection of ATCs you've had.....lots of love coming to you from all over the world and so it should be. :-)
Hugs,
A x

KatzElbows said...

You mean to say you didn't write a list of what the symbols meant? And a list of lists? Shame on you!

Good news, thou, there's not a single person alive who hasn't done this, even if they're not honest enough to confess.

Happy WOYWW,
Love Rachel

Spyder said...

They all look like fantastic miniature works of art, I love the sewing picture and atc to match, a masterpiece! Happy WOYWW! #51
((Lyn))

donnalouiserodgers said...

see this is one of the reasons why I don't do lists (other than being lazy) if I do a list it quickly becomes incomprehensible, for example what the living daylights is WUL???

Dx 55

Almo said...

Morning Julia,Great looking at your fab collection of atc's. Hugs Mo x #51

Di said...

Great ATCs there Julia! And well done on the magazine article - you didn't say if it'll be available to buy in newsagents such as W H Smith rather than pay more than half as much again for postage?

Di xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a beautiful collection of ATCs. Wonderful news about the magazine article too. I must buy a copy. xxx Julie Ann

Twiglet said...

What a fab collection - so much crafty talent out there. and the little cross stitch set at the bottom is perfect. x Jo

peggy apl said...

What a wonderful collection of ATCs you've received! I had plans of sending you one but only got so far as putting your name on the envelope before I left for abroad. I have a list on Google docs but maybe a plain paper list is more effective! Unless I lose it in the mess of my desk!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your ATCs are brilliant, Julia, and so wonderfully displayed! I'm sorry that your clever system failed you. I'm quite familiar with that failure process. You'll be delighted to know that as you march inexorably on in the aging process, the embarrassment becomes quite minor!

Congratulations, my dear, on reaching 1300 followers!!! I hope they got that part in your article. It's SO fantastic!!

Have a wonderful week! xxoo Darnell #64

Lynn Holland said...

How nice to have all those lovely envelopes to open instead of bills. Cup of tea and a sit down sounds like the order of the day so that you can enjoy them all.
Lynn //67

Jan Ltc said...

They all look great. Happy WOYWW xx Jan (68)

Joanne said...

Those little wonders are just amazing and you have so many to admire. Thanks for woyww Julia, it's such fun.
xx

Linda said...

Fabulous ATC's.

Linda #65

glitterandglue said...

Good morning, Julia. What a lovely collection of ATCs - beautiful gifts.
You were kind enough last week to leave a message of encouragement for Mrs D over the news of her DH's operation. I've put an update on my blog this week.
Thank you from Chris for your prayers for them both.
Margaret

Uniflame said...

So many ATC's! Wow. And some many different techniques used! I really like them :)

Diana Taylor said...

What a gorgeous collection of art. Thanks for WOYWW, I really enjoy it and I've found some fantastic people here - you do a great job!

Andrea said...

Happy WOYWW wishes and what a fab selection of ATC's on show .. I did LOL re your list... it did have the makings of a grand plan ...almost!... thanks for giving us the opportunity to share and enjoy the work of so many wonderful and talented people,as without you we wouldn't be here!... have a fab week...Hugs... Andrea#72 ( I think)

BJ said...

Some super ATC's there Julia you lucky girl. The cross stitch is superb. BJ#74

Anne said...

What a fab collection you received and very well deserved!!! Happy WOYWW Anne x # 75

Winnie said...

Such lovely ATC's! I love how unique they are just like each of the participants. So fun! I am loving the needlepoint too! I plan to learn to make one so I can participate next year! Thanks for all you do! Winnie#79

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. What fabulous craftiness. Love the cross stitching. Ali x #83

Marit said...

Oh wow, you received fantastic little pieces of art! I see mine in the top photo, Yay! Have a great week and happy woyww!

scrappyjen said...

wonderful little drops of art. Happy woyww, jenx

Buttons said...

This swap was such a fantastic event Julia. Thank you for all your hard work arranging it. Hugs, Jenny #87

Fandhmum said...

How wonderful to have a desk covered in fabulous art,
Happy Wednesday
Rosie x

Crafty Lark said...

Hello Julia, Waw, what a great diverse collection. I think your WOYWW never fails to give me a smile, love it. xx Flora

Robyn said...

Glad to know my ATC arrived by spying it in the photo!
Yea postal services and yea Deskers all!
Thanks Julia!

Silvia said...

Love all the ATC! Makes me wish I had participated!! Maybe at the next WOYWW Anniversary/clebration???!!!
Silvia #95

Belinda said...

Julia thank you for sharing all those lovelies! I am blown away by the amazing talent among this group.

Girlfriend I am a list queen and still manage to botch things up. So no worries.

Have a blessed day!
Belinda (#88)

Dianne said...

WOOHOOO fabulous ATCs absolutely gorgeous, and I will be playing next year for sure,thanks for sharing these and for being the best hostess in blog land.Have a wonderful creative day...

Sandy said...

Congratulations on the article, how wonderful.. Love your wonderful desk of ATC's such wonderful work WOYWW people are such a clever lot.
Sandy :) #48

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Julia thanks so much for fixing up link and sorry for hassle more haste less speed as mother would say

..and to my horror just saw on my earlier comment that I ended calling you Julie!!!!!.. that surely is akin to someone calling my mother "Joy" - Joyce! (she hated that!)


..so hopefully things are "sort of back to normal"

:D happy WOYWW - and thanks for popping over twice! Shaz in oz.x #4(now!)

Christine said...

Woo! Hoo! What a smashing display! So deserved and what a great time was had.
While you are doing your joinery, machine power tooling etc. you be careful and wander back here soon.
Bishopsmate #98

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Julia . .. fab collection of ATCs you have there. The WOYWW connection is wonderful.

Happy WOYWW

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Carolyn Phillips said...

What a wonderful collection of ATCs you've been sent. I am so glad as it shows how thankful people are for the massive commitment you have put into WOYWW and the community you have built.

Debs Willis said...

Lovely collection Julia, and had to laugh at your coded list - so funny!!

Debs #100

Elizabeth said...

loads of fabulous ATCs, Julia. That's the problem with devising a system, whatever it is you have to remember it :) Happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #78

Laura said...

Wow! Gorgeous stuff!!! There are some amazingly talented WOYWWers, that's for sure. Hope you have a productive week with your work so you can whittle out some time to play. Happy WOYWW! ~ Laura

Debbie said...

Good-morning all...having issues with my server this morning and have not (yet) been able to post my desk shot! Wow what a wonderful collection of cards! Such an amazing display of techniques and styles! A truely talented bunch!!!

Well, I am going to desk hop and hope I can get my own entry written and linked in a bit!

Debbie ( aka: DayLee Doodler)

Angie said...

Phew ....nearly missed this week ...showing my exchange Atc's ....wow you had so many ....how wonderful xx

lisa said...

What a beautiful collection you have, Julia. WOYWWers are certainly a talented and generous lot aren't they?
Hugs Lisax #105

sandra de said...

I am sure lists are more trouble than benefit, your example proves this theory! Congrats on being published .... very well deserved.
Sandra @104

Gibby Frogett said...

What a fantastic collection of ATCs Julia. I was so sorry I missed the anniversary but did swap a few ATCs anyway, so that was lovely. Congratulations on being published too. Happy WOYWW Gill x

StampinCarol said...

What a great batch of ATCs!!! I love the diversity and creativity. And the cute stitched picture and matching card... just too cool! And congrats on you and WOYWW being published, that is amazing! Way to go!
Carol N #115

Tamara said...

Julia, what lovely ATC's!!

Sandy Leigh said...

Julia, I finally have my WOYWW anniversary ATCs stitched up (yes, mine are fabric ATCs) and I just want to send you one because of all your hard work and kindness in bringing this group together. Please email me your mailing info: xstitchdiva@msn.com. Hugs! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #103

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

What a wonderful collection!! I know what you mean about the asterisk.... I thought I would be more organized than what I was last year about sending out ATCs and again, I feel as though I've failed in some way. I'm planning to do a proper post about all the lovely ATCs that I received as I noticed I'd left one special one out of my desk photo....

Happy WOYWW
Hugs Kay (93)

Heather Alger said...

What a Gorgeous collection of ATC's
Congratulations on your Feature in the magazine too x
Have a Beautiful week Heather #81

Serendipity Stamping said...

You are one precious lady! So many ATCs you received shows how much you are appreciated. I sadly did no do any extras, but hope I can send more next year. And thank you so much for keeping us all connected for a 5th year. Looking forward to another great year. You surely are a good apprentice for your hubby. Till next week. Hugs!

SandyD said...

What a wonderful collection of ATC's.Love this opportunity to peek. Sandy

Daniella said...

Hi Julia!!
Lovely ATC's! You deserve them all because you are AWESOME!!
I bragged about you and your featured article on my blog today!!
xxDaniella#111

Zoe Ford said...

I always seem to come to this late in the day and end up really far down the list. I must try harder next time ;) All those beautiful ATCs, lucky you!

Lisa Richards said...

Gorgee-oso ATC's, etc! I'm inspired! When looking at other's ATC's I sometimes wonder, "Hey, why didn't I think of that?" And then I remember, "Oh yeah, it would be pretty boring if we all came up with the same card..." ;)
Have a great WOYWW!
Lisa #125

Sarah Evans said...

A little peek at my desktop today - in lieu of my messy workdesk :)

So more of a WOYDTW (What's on your desktop Wednesday). Not as catchy really :)

Sarah

Sandie said...

That is an amazing collection of ATC's. I am sure everyone will understand your confusion with who you thanked and didn't - sometimes all best plans go wrong! Happy WOYWW :)

toni said...

A fabulous collection there Julia! thankyou so much for organizing the swap it has been a lot of fun. you are very much appreciated by us all xx
Toni 129

AnnieC said...

Wow! what a wonderful collection of ATCs - are you going to put them in a little book or something? happy WOYWW x

Keren Howell said...

Oh my, what a lot of ATC's you got! Happy WOYWW!

Caro said...

Running late this week! I love all your gorgeous ATCs, what a lovely lot of artistic treasures you have there. Thanks for hosting and sharing. Caro x (#133)

Emma Made said...

Lol! I absolutely love the WOYWW cross stitch!

Thanks for hosting, sorry I'm so late to the party!

scrappymo! said...

Hope you have a bundle more still to come! They look great!

Not playing along this week as I can't post a photo from up here...just stopped by to see your ATC's and say a friendly hello!

Sarah Keerie said...

Mine for today, eventually! www.esellek.com

Carol Clements said...

Love all the ATC's.
Happy WOYWW
Carol x

Belinda Basson said...

Just so you can mark my name "thanked" You did send me an email! LOL Sometimes lists can backfire!

Queen Lightwell said...

Oh, you are so right! Such talented people join in to this linky party! :) Thank you for hostessing it and sharing all your lovely ATC's and that embroidered wall hanging, too, just gorgeous! Hugs, Deeyll #140

kathi17 said...

Those ATCs are beautiful. I'm fairly new to WOYWW, so I didn't participate, but it looked like great fun!

Kezzy said...

Oh wow you have received some gorgeous ATC's and some beautiful gifts. I do that, write little notes and lists, sometimes even craft ideas, then a few days later look and think 'what the heck did I mean by that' lol. Happy Woyww :-) Hugs Kezzy xxx

dottielottie said...

Had to laugh Julia, I did the very same thing, next time I must make a note of what my symbols mean. Gorgeous mini works of art there love the cross stitch ATC and picture.
Happy art making
Hugs Lottie #143

Ailsa Cordner said...

What fabulous cards!!! I have so been there with lists myself lol!!

Ailsa #145

Kat Griffin said...

interesting art
lots of artistic talent in this world !
-KAT-

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow those are totally fabulous!!!! ;) Yup even the best systems can fail...

sandysewin said...

Wow, what a wonderful collection of cards, tags & ATCs. Woywwers sure are a talented bunch!

Happy Woyww, :-)

Sandy #113

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

How fun!

Jeanna said...

Those ATC's look great! We have quite a talented group here. :)
Have a happy rest of the week!
~Jeanna 149

~Rasz~ said...

Wow Julia! Those are all so pretty. Yes there are a bunch of talented artists here at WOYWW! I can relate to the LIST! Usually the farthest I get is to think about writing one! Your story is so cute! Also thank you for all you do every week to keep this going. You are amazing!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

What a creative way to celebrate your 4th anniversary. Congratulations!

Sandra Castle said...

What a gorgeous collection! Enjoy the rest of the week! Sand 97

CsqDesigns said...

They're all so beautiful! I've tried to make ATCs, but apparently I'm not much of a collage/scrapbooking type. I'll start them and abandon them.

JD/ Jill said...

You have received some wonderful Atc's and the cross stitch is really neat!

Cazzy said...

I'm back from my short break in Torquay, and although I posted on Wednesday I couldn't link up but here I am now!

Happy WOYWW (belated).

Carol

April Story said...

Wow - lots and lots of ATC's. You should make a big collage of all of them. April #110

Sue from Oregon said...

Although I did not have time to make ATG's this year(won't let that happen again) I do have a card I would love to send to you if you would so kindly send me your address!