Tuesday, 23 July 2013

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday

This is a wing and a prayer posting. The internet and cable tv provider that we use has made a mess of some new cable work. This means several vans dotted around the village, lots of head scratching by engineers and incredible frustration for I don't know how many customers who haven't had access to TV or internet services for 48 hours. Yawn. Meanwhile, thanks to my tarting some WiFi from Laura, here's my desk.


it's tidy! I was going to show you the before shot too, but to be honest, it may be a little too traumatic. Instead..enjoy with me the new gelli plate..the last time you'll see it clean, for sure. Got it from our Jennie at the Artistic Stamper. The other stuff is not very clear, but it may well scare you to know that it's Seasonal. Yep, with a capital S. Urgh. shopkeeper Gal made me, she wants Seasonal workshops - soon. join us then will you...assuming that scheduling and the Link list work. If it doesn't, ah well, it won't be for the nt of trying!


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93 comments:

Lynda Norton said...

omg, I am earlier than my usual number 84!!! I might even be FIRST.

Sorry to hear of your internet connection Julia, hope its sorted soon. Hurray on the Gelli Plate though, must admit I have done little with mine - need some inspiration I think, look forward to watching your creations. x

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hiya - cant believe you have posted sooooo early - well I am glad cos I just love WOYWW - internet issues - so glad all the problems I had cleared up - soooo frustrating not being able to connect... [oops fingers crossed]... Happy Woyww - waiting to see what # I am... hugs Mxx

airing cupboard crafts said...

Pop on round any time. The desk looks interesting with the Gelli plate x x

Ali H said...

Ooh - you are linking us super early this week :) So glad the pilfered Wifi did the trick ! Ali #6

Helen said...

Well I just happened to be checking my blog when I saw you'd posted - so have advanced my scheduled post myself to join in - hope it means I won't wake in the wee small hours now!
Can't believe you're going seasonal on us - but I guess you need to plan ahead... have fun with the gelli plate! Helen, 6 ish.

Annie said...

If you can post early then so can I :-)
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x

Lisa-Jane said...

LOL! Even with the knowledge of the early posting I didn't get to number 1! Still 2 is more than I ever expected. Poo bums to internet connections and exciting to see seasonal stuff. Apparently I have some of my own coming very soon but I don't know what as yet. Have a good week x

Sarah said...

We can pretend to be as Artisan as we like but no Internet just ain't funny. On my hols with the most prehistoric connection ever! My post has taken eons to write and I only got it to load a few minutes ago when a random breeze of www blew my way... And there was your post on FB. Wow! What a miracle. Cor blimey been waiting all day for Blogger and a peek at the prince!

Anne said...

Oh my word I am on here so early. Brilliant as tomorrow I have a full day- GS's coming for a few days so good to get a head start!!! Only by chance that I looked and noticed you'd already posted. Hope everything gets sorted soon. Can't wait to see what you do with the GELLI PLATE. I should be getting seasonal as well - having trouble doing anything really. Happy WOYWW Anne x # 9

Zeffy said...

Hi Julie...not having internet is SO frustrating...we realize how addicted we are......Enjoy your GP...it is real fun,check out Julie-Fei-Fan Balzer's video on lettering and the GP....Zeffy#10

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Flippin' internet....boo! Being in the top 20....yay!

voodoo vixen said...

Boy, you caught me on the hop this morning Julia! I'm still in my jammies and had to come up with my post toot suite!! LOL

Julie Ann Lee said...

Whew! I just saw you'd posted! I bet this is the earliest I'll ever have linked, although my daughter has to get up at 3.30 am to go to Cyprus tomorrow so... Anyway, sorry to hear about the Internet playing up! Grrr! I really must think about a gelli plate. They look so much fun!!! Have a great WOYWW xxx

StampinCarol said...

It just sucks when you can't get internet. Thanks to Laura for her assistance! And I just took my desk picture and was working on the links when I seen you posted your desk! So now I'm a day early here in southwest U.S.A. And don't worry about seasonal.... I've been making Christmas envelopes! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #19 (oh my gosh, I'm under 100!)

Hettie said...

Err! I am in the UK and it is still TUESDAY!!!!
XX

Regina Hamilton said...

So sorry to hear about your internet problem. Glad to have a early posting. Happy crafting #12

Krisha said...

Well, you snuck this week in very early, even by California time..LOL
I had just gotten on to check my blog and noticed your post too, had to grab the camera and be quick about it! I did have to look twice to make sure that clean desk was yours. But of course you had to make room for your new toy!!
Krish a#22 up to double digits this week

Bernice said...

Oh dear - that's awful not having tv or internet for the past 48 hours - especially with all the Royal baby news! Hope it all gets sorted soon. Have fun with your new Gelli plate.
Bernice #23

fairy thoughts said...

Cor that put me in a panic because I hadn't even written my post when Lucy text me to say you had posted. But not as much of a panic as seeing your desk tidy!
hope you gt your internet fixed soon... what did we ever do before www.
janet ps have fun with your gelli plate (I brought one too my homemade one went mouldy

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Not as early as last week, but not bad. Blessings!

famfa said...

Wow, I have been away for soooo long and am so happy to be back. Things have changed. Your blog looks different but looking good. I have to go and read it all and see what I have missed. Hope you get your wifi etc sorted soon
Famfa #30

Brenda B said...

Ha, you're really going to throw everyone off with this early post, but it sounds like it's been quite an effort to get it here, so thanks for that at least! Hope they get the internet sorted soon, and if you want any help with the Seasonal stuff, you can ask someone else cause I'm buggered if I'm helping you!!!!

Hugs
Brenda 28

glitterandglue said...

Think I need to go lie down - I'm so much earlier in the list this week!
Well done for getting through to the world at large!
Thank you for your comment last week - I still can't take it in that someone thinks I'm patient.... I realise it means going the extra mile to get through to someone on webeden - thank you for being prepared to do that.
Margaret

My name is Cindy said...

My gelli plate has been out once and I am still using up the bits I made as it turned into a bit of a session. The desk won't be tidy after that!! I am pleased I got it though, it feels arty LOL. Have a good day and hope t'internet is sorted soon.

Cindy

Elizabeth said...

No TV, no Internet - disaster! I forecast a baby boom in your neighbourhood - in about 9 months time. Thank goodness for WiFi or there would be no WOYWW either ... it would be life, Julia, but not as we know it! Hope all is sorted out soon but in the meantime have fun with the gelli plate, mess up your desk again, and show us what you make of it :) Hugs, Elizabeth x a miraculous #39

MaggieC said...

That is seriously sneaky, Julia, posting so early, especially as I am so late finishing my post for this week. Hope you soon get your internet etc sorted properly. We now have the British Gas working their way up our road, creating mayhem as they go. I fully expect them to cut our cables at any time. Have a good week (I am off to bed now to see if I can actually sleep tonight.) xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You caught me with my big girl pants down. Actually, I was at my neighbor's helping clean her kitchen. Back home, I didn't even think about things until I noticed Voodoo Vixen had people who had visited who left numbers. Dread set in, as I realized I would be far, far down the list this week (grin).

Sorry about your internet. It's good to have a friend who has WiFi, though.

Had to look. I'm a very, very late 42 this week.

akilli melek said...

hmm, not sure about gelli plates, but i did like your layout from last week. Did you get it finished? I might actually get a chance to play this week.

Ria Gall said...

Hi Julia
technology is great for us when it is working but once there is a problem we forget how to use any of the old stuff (pencil & paper)
That is a lovely tidy desk you have there and I am looking forward to your gelli plate backgrounds.
Sending big hugs for WOYWW and hoping you enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #45

Daniella said...

I'm glad you were able to get the link up!! Everyone is having trouble with one thing or another lately. grrr indeed!!
Happy WOYWW!
xxDaniella#46 Can you believe how late I am! I WAS trying for #1 last week!

LiliansArt said...

It's been so long cant wait to check out everyone's desks

Nan G said...

Holy smokes! Thought I would be way early and look at all the peeps before me! Yep been doing seasonal stuff for weeks. It pays to beat the rush at the end of That month. Hope the techies get you up and running sooner than later. Hugs

VonnyK said...

Wow, it's not often I can post before lunch on a wednesday. I didn't finish my drawing, so you get what you get :) Bummer about the internet but typical though. Very nice of Laura to let you pilfer her internet. I keep seeing these gelli plates around, they look like fun, but seasonal things, seriously, ouch. Don't want to go there, although it feels cold enough to snow here.
Have a great week and mess that desk up, it looks obscene!!!
Von # 53

Robyn said...

I'm a bit confused what day it is, and happy to be pack after a brief MIA.
digital distress is always a downer!
I'll hold that in the Light.
Have fun with your Gelly plate and keep us posted with pix!
Blessings,
robyn 55

Bridget Larsen said...

Well didnt your photo shrink today and what a surprise we all got when it went up pretty early, so early I didnt even have my post ready hahahah
Bridget #24

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Julia
oh wow can you come and tidy my desk for me too please :). Jealous re the Gelli plate and have fun with that. I hope the net nuts get you all sorted soon
Hugs
Annette In Ox #60 I think

Hammers said...

Your desk is so tidy!!! You confused the hell out of me :) I hate not having internet, it's a real pain. Happy WOYWW Cx #63

trisha too said...

Well I've fallen to 66 this week, but that's still better than my usual 100-something . . .

Mmmmm, Gelli--good fun!

:)

peggy gatto said...

I made 2 new cigar boxes for keepsakes
Available for purchase

Patsy Paterno said...

Hi Julia! You should have heard Peggy shout at me, "WOYWW is there already!" At work too! My sister Tina just shook her head at us!
Have seen Gelli prints all over the place but no Gelli plate available here! :^(( Maybe one day! Have fun with it! patsy

Lynn McAuley said...

Great to see the Gelli Plate on your desk! I plan to pull mine out to play this week as well!

I just discovered your blog last week and this is my first time to share my workdesk! I so love seeing what crafters are working on.

scrappymo! said...

Hopefully the internet troubles get sorted as fast as possible!

Have fun with the gelli plate. I am just dropping by...did not submit a desk piccie as I will soon get too busy to visit properly...packing my suitcases now for my trip!

Jackie said...

Have fun with the Gelli plate looking forward to seeing how you get on hope Internet tv etc gets sorted out
Jackie 72

Shaz Brooks said...

Must be mad internet gremlins around! just got back from work & couldn't get out on the net. Good old Tech wizard Hubby to the rescue. Oh my, is that Seasonal as in the 'C' word? I swear, it should be like the Olympics, every four years. I might stand a chance of being ready then. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #73 xx

BJ said...

Sorry to hear of all the troubles with the internet. At least there are guys around looking into it, last Summer we had enormous troubles but as it was just us it took weeks of phone calls to get them to even go to the exchange where the problem lay!
I bought some Christmas papers this week too but it hasn't got me doing anything with them yet, far too hot. BJ#74

okienurse said...

Great looking and tidy desk this week. I just got told I need to at least get some ideas on the drawing board for classes this fall and not let it ride too long. New papers etc should be out soon so I will be a busier girl then usual. Have a great time playing with the Gelli Plate.
Vickie #71

Twiglet said...

The only Gelli I know about is the wobbly stuff - hope you show us what you do with this. Nice tidy desk there. x Jo

Dawn said...

Joining in with my first WOYWW! I'll be back during my lunchbreak to visit lots of other desks.

Also to investigate gelli plates as I'm not sure what one is :)

misteejay said...

Very tidy desk Julia. I'm still not sure about Gelli plates as I tend only to do 'messy' stuff when at a class or workshop.

Toni xx

Karen Ives said...

Your life will be so different now you have a gelli plate!
Karen #77

Queen Lightwell said...

Ugh on your internet and cable issues! Glad you were able to get some access though so we could all party, linky-style! :) Your desk is quite a sight...I bet the before wasn't too bad...I mean, you've seen mine at times and it certainly gets ugly! lol This week I provided a rare pic of the left side of my desk/floor area. Its rare for a reason! :) Thanks dear and enjoy WOYWW when you can get some internet, eh?! :) Deeyll #79

Sarah Evans said...

Ooh - glad you have managed to sneak a bit of internet access. I hate it when ours conks out!

Thanks for hosting!

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Kimberly Hogan said...

Happily, you got a post up. My internet kept going out on me, the cable wires ti the house were rotting. They had to replace them. I noticed your buttons are much like rabbits and reproduce quickly. Your jar is chuck full. Do you buy them in bulk? I have an 8x10 Gelli. I really need the size you have. Gelli prints are so cool looking, but I don't do well creating them. Maybe I need a class, that way I can LOVE my plate. I'm only in LIKE with it right now. Have fun with yours. (((HUGS)))
Kim #44

Winnie said...

Sorry to hear about your internet service. Funny how much we really on this stuff now. After Hurricane Sandy, I had no power for a week, so yep, no internet either. Got a lot of reading by candlelight done! Thanks to Laura for helping you! What a neat desk! I am not all that familiar with the Gelli plates, I see a lot of them on my desk hoping adventure. Maybe sometime I will learn! I see snowflake paper, and hope you enjoy a seasonal class. Sounds fun! Winnie#84

Anne said...

Paper, pen, tin cans and string...who said technology has advanced?...:O) Got here LATE...wasn't going to enter but hey, this is somewhat addictive! Happy WOYWW everyone!

die amelie said...

I hope that your internet service will soon be fixed, Julia! Sometimes I wonder how man could ever live without the internet... and sometimes I find that I can do better without it than I had expected ;)

Have fun with your new Gelli plate!!!!

Hugs,
die amelie x

Silvia said...

ack Internet trouble is horrid. Lovely tidy desk. I am sitting WOYWD out for a few Wednesday......at least until the wether turns horrible agin. While it is so nice I don't spend any time in my room. Have a lovely week

sandra de said...

Enjoy your gelli plate and I must get mine out and start having some fun. They are so easy to clean that it wont get too dirty. Will be lovely to see what you create with a seasonal flair. Have a lovely week .
Sandra @89

House of Bears said...

We had to look twice to make sure we were at the right desk. ;)

Have fun with the Gelli plate, we love ours

CraftygasheadZo said...

Tidy desk lovely, I look forward to seeing you Gelli plate makes, am sure you'll have great fun playing. Take care Zo xx 91

Karen said...

Do my eyes believe what they are seeing? A tidy desk? I knew you could do it! Only joking with you! Hope you have fun with the new toys! Happy WOYWW! ♥ Karen ♥ 92 x

Becky said...

No internet net, or TV??? Suck! The desk does look nice though :)

Ali said...

I hope your internet woes have now been properly fixed?

Thanks for your comment on my post.. landslides are a definite possibility... especially when I have to start excavating a pile to search for something.. :D

Ali #10

SMYLING said...

do you want to pop by my house - clean up my desk for me ! hope internet/ tv issues are resolved - it only takes teenage kids and sniping to mess mine up - hope there bored of that one very quickly or summer hols will be really tedious!!! #95

Gita said...

I think this might be the cleanest I've seen the desk. LOL. But with the new gelli plate I definitely don't see it lasting that way for long. Yup, it's definitely getting that time of year - Seasonal! Brigita #95

Pyro-jack said...

Thanks for the congrats message. We had a great day in the lakes - well, not actually IN the lakes, but you know what I mean! Sorry about your internet connection. Computers are a bit like cars - their great, until they go wrong, then they are a pain. I've just been watching a 'how to' dvd on using Atelier Interactive Acrylics, which played fine on my PC, but now I can't watch any You Tube videos! Don't know if the two things are connected - ah well, just something else to distract from art and craft. Have a happy WOYWW. john-w #35

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh my goodness--really, there are not many things worse than losing the TV and the computer. I have to say, technology kinda drives me crazy sometimes...it always goes down or something breaks. And when our TVs go out...we have DirectTV dish...it could be the dish, it could be something gone wrong with the flat screen, or the DVR. Ah! When I was young you just turned the TV off and on. Of course, we only had three channels...and we wouldn't have our lovely blogs and be able to have friends across the pond without technology mostly...I just keep remembering that. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #46

Cazzy said...

I actually made it before it got to 100 today Julia, I could have tidied up and been late again I suppose!

Didn't make it at all last week, due to illness.

Cazzy x

Katie D said...

Love my gelli! It's so much fun just to play with :)

Thanks for hosting as usual!

Katie

Angela Coles said...

what is seasonal? put your own slant on it and then you'll enjoy it. Shame I can't come to any of your workshops.

I've not tried Gelli Plates yet, let me know how it goes.

Blessings from Angela

Heather Alger said...

Hope your Internet is soon all fixed and everything back to normal x
Heather #100

Laura said...

Julia, hope your internet and cable are back soon. Thanks for taking the time to procure wifi to post WOYWW -- and thanks to Laura for providing it! That is a scarily clean desk -- you will likely scare more people with this shot than the "before" shot. lol I was so pleased to hear about the new baby prince's healthy arrival -- the new Mom & Dad look so sweet and happy. Happy WOYWW! ~ Laura #101

Fandhmum said...

Hi Julia
Apologies for such a late post. I look forward to seeing some projects with that Gelli plate, I can't decide whether or not I need one,
Have fun
Rosie x

Ann Strecko Koeman said...

Just linked up with my first WOYWW :)

April Story said...

I hate it when I don't have internet - tv I can live without. I have also come to the conclusion there is nothing I enjoy doing that doesn't require electricity. Sad, but true. So glad you were able to borrow some wifi. April #107 (for the third week in a row)

Christine said...

oooooh! how I know about internet inning and outing! We are changing our ISP after 15years cos we is fed up of not being able to get online.
Looking forward to your Gelli plate exploits - do let us share.........
Bishopsmate #76

Anna said...

Internet is a great thing, you can easily find new interesting places (like this one ;) Just uploaded my first WOYWW, but hopefully not the last.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

My t.v. is hooked up to an antennae, which means I get only four channels! I can't imagine being without both a t.v. and the internet for 48 hours..... no wonder your desk is so clean!

Have fun with your gelli plate.

Peace,
Kay

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow that really is a neat desk lol and already preparing for Seasonal stuff... oh man... it goes to fast!!!

Hugs

Vicky
#109

Jan Ltc said...

Wow Julia wanna come and tidy mine? it looks great xx Jan

peggy apl said...

you got me so surprised with the early posting that i forgot to leave you a comment. thanks for dropping by my desk. even your comments make me smile, Julia. I will try not to drink the painty water LOL! happy WOYWW!

ike said...

Oh I am so looking forward to seeing what you do with your Gelli plate !!! I hope you get your internet problems sorted soon :-(
Thanks for WOYWW :-D

Happy WOYWW 216

IKE in Greece xx #13

Danie May said...

Aren't technology problems so frustrating as we take it all a bit for granted don't we. I am loving my Gelli Plate but haven't played with mine for a bit as I am wanting to use up some of my previous prints first before making more. So happy to have joined your link up and to see what everyone is working on.
Danie #72

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Hi Julia, I'm back....but I'm late again! Scheduled the post but forgot to link it later...I am so silly at the mo! Lovely tidy looking desk...bet it's not like that now, eh?! Take care, Deb #115 xxx

Lemon Paper Designs said...

My first time linking up !!!!

Looking forward to stopping by some blogs later today

Claire x

Neet said...

Another day of crafting outdoors although it was not as warm as it has been. One has to take the opportunity when one can.
Can't imagine life without access to the tv and internet - mainly internet. Hope normal service is resumed by now.

Hugs, Neet xx

Sandie said...

I hate computers when they don't work!! Hope your internet gets sorted soon.
Look forward to seeing some of your Gelli plate creations. I am resisting so far!

RosC said...

HI Julia,

Made it at a pinch! What a pain to have the internet messed with. Sometimes it concerns me that we are so dependent on it. I don't subscribe to on-line billing because it's too capricious and they love to punish late payments.

Love the Gelli plate - you encourage me to do more with mine. Hope you're enjoying the warm weather.

Cheers,
Ros. #118

Lucy said...

Thanks for getting your post out! Janet (Fairy Thoughts) and I have started calling that seasonal thing 'The festival at the end of the year' to help us cope with the start of the onslaught of festival products in our shop. The festival man beginning with an S has now been renamed The Man in the Red Coat. It's all very spy novel. We feel your pain! Lucy 20 x

AnnieC said...

Sorry to be such a latecomer, but the photos really were taken on Wednesday - just couldn't get to post them before now. Hopefully will get chance for a good old nosey at everyone else tomorrow, HAPPY WOYWW EVERYONE! XXX

Nikki said...

So late getting around to visit everyone yet again all this home repair will catch up with you lol but it's getting there I'm happy to have a space finally back with chair that's the best and proper lighting too I feel so spoiled lol
have a wonderful weekend hugs Nikki

ibalady said...

I was gonna go and visit all these folks desks, only I didn't realize there were that many .that being said today being saturday already i will try to get to everyone before the next WOYWW . and in there somewhere I will get some more pics for y'all (hopefully). ya did read how I been trying to play since kel(kelly henkins) got the grand babies for 5 weeks. dont ask I dont know when the 5 weeks were up .

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