Wednesday, 6 November 2013

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 231

There's a flashy bar across the top of this 'ere blog with buttons to press...two of them will explain how to WOYWW.  Not that it's a verb you understand, but oh, well.  
Stand back people.  
I may have been a bit absent from the blog (on my recruitment drive!), but not all my moments have been spent at real work.  Look and wonder...


Wonder at my inability to work tidily.  Or indeed, to fully tidy between things.  Look at the overflowing bin..good grief, you'd think I'd empty that before I swung around on my lovely stool and kicked it over wouldn't you?  Hmm...it would seem not...this is the 'after I knocked it over' look.  Wonder too that I'm almost  - almost - playing.  Just fiddling about with the germ of an idea that was blown to me via Pinterest.  I think.   You can see the old fashioned land line style phone.  I was pretending to be in the office! Now I can see two pairs of glasses...my workdesk glasses and the ones I keep at my armchair for iPad and crochet and reading.  Must relocate those before I forget where they are and have a tantrum! The basket in near front is a leftover from the workshop last week and an item unpacked but not put away from our Retreat weekend.  They are MDF bauble shaped blanks and I was going to decorate a few.  I may yet.  The idea of leaving it in the way is to force action.  Watch this space!  Or better yet, watch some spaces by visiting a few participants....and then join in yourself.  Link here, put WOYWW in your post title so that we can find you easily.  Scheduling a post for WOYWW is not against any rule as far as I know.  What I'm trying to avoid is the linking of posts that weren't written as/about WOYWW and dated days ago...those are just linked here to achieve more traffic I guess...but it doesn't pay off particularly..once I realise it's not a WOYWW post I click away, and I can't be the only one!
Anyhoo...link on Deskers, there's inspiration to be shared!

91 comments:

Deb said...

Had to giggle at your overflowing waste bin, mine looks identical tonight! Also, the 2 pairs of glasses! I have pairs scattered all over the house, in my car and also in my handbag! LOve your baubles, hope you get them altered soon! Loving your tidy desk, I am so impressed!
Debxx

Create With Joy said...

Wow, Julia, are you ever going to slow down? Every time I visit, you seem to get busier and busier!

I cleared my desk off this weekend - but have been too busy baking to use it! But, something yummy over at my blog awaits you!

Have a deliciously crafty week!

Create With Joy - 2
http://create-with-joy.com

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

I'm number 5! I would have been number 1 if I had a decent computer...... haaaa.

I also click away if it's not a WOYWW related post. Your desk looks quite busy (I've been knitting in my rocker/recliner). I can just see you dialing away on that phone!

Happy WOYWW
Peace,
kay

sandysewin said...

I know just what you mean about leaving things out to force action. It works, sometimes... eventually. ;-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #4

Laura said...

Hi, Julia, happy to hear that you are feeling inspired to create and play. My trash can usually looks like your overflowing one -- you're not the only one. :) Looking forward to seeing what you do with the MDF baubles! Happy WOYWW from Laura the Bookworm, #10

Daniella said...

If I don't keep it in front of my face I will forget. I have lists galore, but I manage to lose them!
Too many things going on in my head at once!
Have a wonderful WOYWW!
xxDaniella#7~I hope I stay #7, it is my favorite number!

Jackie said...

Could you decorate the MDF baubles and give me a few ideas as I have some waiting to be done also ... Untidy means your being creative !!!
Jackie 11

famfa said...

Oooh mdf baubles (auto correct had a field day with those three words today!!) - sounds intriguing
Famfahall 11

voodoo vixen said...

Lots of stuff on the go on your desk this week, so nothing new there, but it is looking organised as well, so obviously the Christmas panic hasn't settled yet... LOL

Regina Hamilton said...

One of these days I'll take a pic of my trash can, it's always full. Okay, I did empty it today. happy crafting #17

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I'm posting a bit early for our area but once I go off to dreamland I may not awake until late in the day. Dark, Dreary, Misty and possibility of SNOW..just pure depressing. Will be good for my camera class homework.
I like the old phone on the card, just like my grandma's!! Sounds like we all have overflowing things under our desk. And mine ain't just trash.
Have a great week #18

Nan G said...

My desk is almost clean but wanted to share a last pic of FS waving Hi/Bye. Glasses I see and guess I needed stronger ones as I don't see any ol land line phone?! Oh well, I do love the ink colors you're playing round with tho.
WOYWW hugs, Nan G 20

Sharon Madson said...

I keep a small black square of a thing on top of my desk for trash. Too many times, wanted items ended up in the trash on the floor! I have to be careful that things that aren't supposed to be thrown away end up in the trash! LOL
It is fun to see that you have some of the same ink pads and other things that I have on your desk. I don't know how you came up with this WOYWW thing, but I love it and it is so fun! Thank you!
Sharon #21

Helen Campbell said...

I should have taken a picture of my trash can this morning... although I did not manage to knock it over. The recycle bin, however, did get accidentally dumped.
Thanks for hosting! Helen #16

Robyn said...

Waste bin? what waste? can't it be used for something?
Keeping my glasses on all the time is the only way i know where they are- and still sometimes I can;t find them!
Thanks for the snoop around
robyn 24

VonnyK said...

Ahh, the overflowing waste bin, know it well. I thought I would be clever and got two bins but now I have two overflowing bins, so you can't win. I did find if I leave it long enough, hubby gets fed up and empties it for me, you could try that. Those bauble blanks look like fun, something like that might keep my little miss amused in the school holidays. Love your messy desk, reminds me of mine :)
Have a great week.
Von #25 (I've got LLJ's bunting on show this week)

Hammers said...

Ah the joy of relocating your glasses to the wrong place :) I have what feels like a million pairs, all littered around the house - for safety and to prevent the temper tantrum. Curious to see how your Pinterest idea comes out. Cx #27

Andrea said...

looking forward to seeing what you do with the baubles ive some hearts to decorate maybe I need to follow your example and put them on my desk !..though I have a funny feeling the only thing they will attract is dust ! ...loving the bin...im so nosey... I spy a die package that looks suspiciously like a christmas stocking? or am I way off ! thanks for another opportunity to share and be nosey .. happy woyyw ...crafty hugs Andrea #26

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I see the tidy desk is history, but I have faith in you. All will be put in its place, just like the overturned chair. SO FUNNY!!

I'm not playing this week, but simply had to stop by and say hello, then catch up on what I've missed.

Krisha said...

I am with you on the eye glasses. I have a pair in the kitchen (need to read the mail) a pair at my end of the sofa (to see my cell phone), one pair on Betsy and one pair beside my bed (for just plain reading) and one pair in my purse. LOL to I'll see your two and raise you three!
Krisha #30

Mary said...

It's hard to believe another week has been swept under the rug. Time sure flies at this time of the year. Your desk is looking pretty organized to me...I hope you remember to put those glasses where they belong. I'm always hunting for my husbands I'm blind as a bat without mine, I guess that's a good thing, at least I know my glasses are always on the end of my nose! Have a crafty week! Happy WOYWW!

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Julia
My bin is leaving a trail now under the chair. Once I have finished with christmas I will have to have a spring clean and I am not looking forward to it! Have fun with your baubles!
Hugs Lynda B X

Nikki C said...

I'd be kicking over that bin alot and it's a little funny you knocked ur chair over to take this picture your desk doesn't look that bad at all I've seen it worse lol
I agree with you when peeps just link the blogs up randomly here I just go to the next person on the list :)
Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki 33

Annie said...

Busy busy busy....it seems we both are this week :-) The answer to the glasses not being where you need them prob I have now solved....I don't take mine off :-) Don't see a lot if I do now so prob solved lol
Hugs,
Annie x

Eliza said...

Hi Julia,

your desk is screaming at you to play and that bin can fit a bit more in it. I'm with you I click away.


Happy WOYWW
Hugs Eliza & Yoda 1

Donna Wheat said...

my bin usually looks like that as well, but I actually did get around to emptying it last night, mainly because nothing else would fit in it Donna #42

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia, I too like to leave new bits on the desk so I'm encouraged to use them...I suppose this week for me it's leaving the mangoes to ripen on the back balcony so you can smell them and not forget to attend to them before they're all over-ripe and rotting. My waste basket overflows all the time and I find it amazing how much more I can shove into it still. Cheers RobynO #40

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Julia
Good to see you 'just playing' for a change so much of what we do is 'need to' have you ever thought of putting your glasses round your neck, you know grandma style I'm told its difficult to loose them then hehe but maybe not a good look.
Have a good week
Janet @38

misteejay said...

Enjoy your 'play' - the desk looks pretty organised at the moment so obviously no panic deadlines on the horizon (yet).

Have a great week.

Toni xx

Zeffy said...

Good to see your desk again I have been MIA...Love the old phone..and i am afraid to say but Christmas frenzy is about to knock on our doors! Zeffy #45

glitterandglue said...

Morning, Julia. Be encouraged - take a peek at my desk today, and you will see how tidy yours looks!! Overflowing waste bin? Been there - nearly always full, no matter how often I empty it.
Have a great day.
Margaret #49

Morti said...

LOL - posted to my blog this morning and then forgot to link!

Glad you had a good time at the weekend by the way - looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Karen Busby said...

Hi Julia, you always have so much stuff on the go! Love reading your post every week. It is a shame about the few people that don't get or abuse WOYWW. I have come across a couple and just click away so not sure what they get out of it. The fun is def all in the sharing...and snooping!
Love Karen no.50 x

Bernice said...

That desk looks quite tidy to me - at least you have plenty of space to work on. The bin looks fairly familiar - if your weather is like ours it's probably far too wet to go out and empty it!
Bernice #52

Lynn Holland said...

No matter how many pairs of poundshop glasses I have they all end up in one room.and I end up looking for a pair. How frustrating !!! Perhaps I should tie them to the desk, the chair, the table, my car, the cooker, the bed .......

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh my goodness! Your bin looks exactly like mine!!! Usually our cat manages to tip mine over in a bid to gain my attention and feed her! Have a great week! Julie Ann xx #43

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. The overflowing bin syndrome is obviously spreading throughout the land! Ali x #55

Christine said...

Thank you for hosting this desk viewing - I feel much better travelling round desks than being outside in the murky wetness which just feeds my aches and pains! lol
I was very proud when we eventually had one of those phones, just before mobiles became 'must haves'!!
Look forward to seeing the finished baubles ...
Bishopsmate #54

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Brilliantly bare bauble blanks....blingification beckons :-)
LLJ 57 xx

by Gill said...

your desk always looks great, if mine were bigger id be messier too bit i can only fit a few things on at one time. I could do with thwo pairs of glasses mine are never in the right place.

Gill x

Joanne said...

That looks a very tidy desk to me Julia although I think I spy a bag of bits under it??
x

Winnie said...

Love that phone card! I think i can never get enough of those images (I think it is the receptionist in me). I only have black versafine I am loving your colors! At least you know where your readers are, mine are somewhere, not sure where! Enjoy the day! Winnie#65

Mrs.D said...

Morning Julia, I'm going to show your pic of an overflowing desk to OH and point out that it is not just me whose bins (yes 2 of them) always seem to be over flowing with bits.
Well you are being strict about posts, doing the head mistress bit properly. For some it must be quite difficult getting a pic of Wednsday's desk and writing a blog about it and getting it posted on Wednesday, especially for those whose lives are cluttered up with a 'proper job'. However I agree that seeing someone's Sunday desk may be nice but not entitled Wednesday.
Thanks for hosting.
Blessings
Chris #65

Glenda Brooks said...

It seems there are a few of us that have a trash can that looks exactly like yours. However, this does not mean we are trash makers, it just means we love to craft and emptying trash is the last thing on our minds. I just keep shoving it down and down and when I finally do empty it it is jammed in there! Love your desk this morning. Have a happy Wednesday! #67

Anne said...

Hi Julia your desk is full of stuff like mine - though your s seem to be slightly more organised than mine which I keep pushing back, to the side and then piling up!!! Ah well never mind eh it's what us crafters do. :-) Anne x #63

Anne said...

Hi Julia your desk is full of stuff like mine - though your s seem to be slightly more organised than mine which I keep pushing back, to the side and then piling up!!! Ah well never mind eh it's what us crafters do. :-) Anne x #63

Laura said...

Bin? Empty? No comprende!! :D
Thanks for hosting as always, hoping to be inspired by todays desks...
Laura
68
x

Avril Ann said...

Julia, you desk is just so busy looking and I love your Waste bin, I have a wee empty washing tablet box, for mines, LOL...Happy WOYWW, hun xxx Avril#69

Lisa-Jane said...

I'm the very same Julia - I won't comment on a post that has nothing to do with WOYWW and it irritates me greatly. My trick with the bin is to use a kitchen sized one then I can't knock it over ;-) Have a great week xx (#44)

Carole said...

Hello Julia..I find your desk quite tidy...as long as you have a clear space to put things down...now about putting things away...anything within my line of vision will get my attention...out of sight out of mind.
Do you have an assistant that changes your your blog background? I don't know how you could find the time. Be well Carole

mutaban said...

Julia, I find your workspace quite tidy! Just yesterday my husband told me, that it amazes him, no wonder how much I tidy my studio, I always seem to have a workspace not bigger than a plate. :-)

Cheers
Gabriele 71

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I have the overflowing wastebin too! I've been scrapping and the whole room looks like a bomb hit it but I'm making progress!

StampinCarol said...

Your desk is fairly tidy to me! A bit scrunched for the work area but not bad.

(My finger slipped as I was linking and #75 is the wrong link.... #76 is today's post... sorry.)

Carol N #76

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I don't think anyone that's a serious artist can work tidily. Your post cracked me up, because it seemed like you were using your photograph to find lost items. Have a blessed week.

Angie said...

Julia you do make me tired! Though I suspect you get as much done as you do because everything you need to do anything is at your fingertips. My confession is that I'm a neat-nick and I just can't NOT clean up in between projects. Have a great day!
Angie #80

Lacey Lynne said...

Lovely workspace yet again this week!

Cazzy said...

Hi Julia, you and I have so much in common! I think my brain works like yours, don't put it away or I won't do it, use it etc, and most likely will forget about it totally and buy another one, or find it years later when looking for something else!

Carol x

Kim Ferguson said...

You are so descriptive in your posts, love it. you give me a laugh each week. Thank you. It is only going to get harder the closer we get to Christmas to keep tidy and on task. At least I have lesson plans to follow at work, maybe I need to at home. Kim #86

Lindart said...

Your desk is so neat! I wish I could work like that, but once I get going, I just don't stop. The next day I will go to my desk and find lids not on inks, tops not on glue. . .aaaach!! I will now go and check out blogs with #7 in them. Happy WOYWW! Lindart #87

CraftygasheadZo said...

As always your desk is a hide and seek of things to spot!! Hope your recruitment drive is going well. And I promise I'm resting and not doing anything other than blog hopping and crafting. Take care Zo xx 77

Marit said...

Hahaaaa... my bin looks the same, but is in a place that I cannot kick it over. Smart? Not really, as I keep on 'balancing' paper and stuff on top. Happy woyww and a hug from (rainy) Holland. Marit #88

Jules said...

I think your desk looks great....happily cluttered. In my opinion, that makes it the most conducive to creativity! I am back after a long hiatus.... #89

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, love the overflowing bin- a true crafter, lol. I see lots of Versafine inks there, and Pinterest- like we needed anything to take away more of our time!Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #28 xx

Whimcees said...

Hello!

It is always fun to see your workdesk and all that you are creating! Thank you for offering this wonderful way of sharing and visiting - such great bloggers in the world of paper! Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Belinda Basson said...

Pity you cant phone glasses...that way you could avoid the tantrum!

Lorraine said...

funny post..just discovered WOYWW through the frugal crafter videos

Sandy Leigh said...

Happy Wednesday Julia! I love your busy desk, and your pairs of glasses--I have about ten around the house I think. And I still need new ones! I'm going back to bifocals. No likey the progressive lens. I barely made the list today, after a crazy week of taking care of my mom (she's still in a healthcenter recovering) and having my little nephew all weekend. But, as usual, I couldn't miss out on the fun, even if I haven't been crafty for a few days. Hugs dearest! Sandy Leigh #97

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I think it's the law that crafters can't ever tidy up completely and they certainly can't work tidily. I have to say that after you mentioned old-fashioned phone I went back and looked for the landline before I figured out what you meant. The bin on the bottom looks out of control but everything else looks like business as usual.

KatzElbows said...

I think I'll have to get some of those baubles and see what I can do. Sounds like fun. There's always something inspiring on your desk. Love it.

Cheers,
Rachel.

Robin Spitzer said...

I can relate to the multiple pairs of glasses! I even have a pair in my glove box!

I am loving that old time phone stamp!

Have the very best week Julia!

Hugs, Robin #99

Carmen said...

Back finally! Both to play and to comment. i linked up earlier and then had to go stop a rampaging small child and only just remembered to come back and comment ;)

More than one pair of glasses - now there's a good idea!

I was actually sat here thinking how today your desk looked! oops!

Twiglet said...

Had a day with Annie's muchkins so I am late commenting Julia. Your desk looks action packed. Pop over to my blog and join in my 500th post giveaway! x Jo #56

SusanLotus said...

Thanks for arranging this every week! :)

I hope your are doing just fine.
Hugs
Susan in Sweden.

JoZart said...

Well I'm back but nearly didn't make it as I ran late this am and then later forgot to post. I'm No 100 so that's special as I've never been there before.
Lots of inspiration on your desk but paper isn't the magnet to me as it once was. I'm back to my roots and addicted threads, fabric, stitches etc., and loving it. Your life seems to be a whizz just lately but would you have it any other way?
Love Jo x

Monica said...

I do not always comment to your post but I do read all your posts. Everyone seems to be abandoning blogs for FB. It has a place but does in no way replace a blog so it is wonderful to come to your site and see your write ups on life in the messy lane. And where oh where does the universal idea that tidy is so great come from. Glossy magazine and the unreal world they create.
I know women who live to clean. you can stop by their house any time and every thing is in it's place and spotless. Shudder the thought.
Thanks for comment will now return to stirring up more mess.
Monica 18

~Rasz~ said...

Hi Julia! I can understand keeping things on my desk to get them done, however I get distracted from one project to the next before anything gets done. I think lots of us have the overflowing trash basket...just push it down again, lol! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Rasz #101

dix said...

You always inspire us! Enjoy seeing the vintage telephone card in the brown/sepia colors! And love always seeing your tidy work space! Thanks for sharing and for hosting us! dix --- #103

Ann said...

WOW Julia - how do you manage to do so much??? I envy your energy levels and boy does your desk look tidy too :D
Have a fabulous week, take care, Hugs
Ann-R #104

Emma Made said...

Nothing better than pinterest for inspiration! X

BJ said...

Better late than never BJ#108

Liz B said...

Happy Wednesday! Enjoy your crafting!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Would just love to go to a retreat. It must be craft heaven.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

lol that's one area that I haven't photographed... the bin... ;o) Love the desk and it's so fun to see it in different lights... you always see mine in the same one... hmmm but then again if I photograph it before going to work there's nothing to see. Hugs Vicky # 113

DeDe Haysom said...

Awesome blog, I couldn't help but giggle when I saw your bin overflow, I am now convinced you bin and my bin are identical twins LOL.

Love your work and congratulations on creating a fabulous blogging community. I'm glad I followed Eliza's orders and joined WOYWW'ers.

Happy Crafting & Happy WOYWW
De De 109

peggy apl said...

So you've decided to go back to posting a bigger picture! All the better to see what's on your desk... and bin!

Belinda Basson said...

Thanks for the visit. I promise you won't need them all...I didn't any way...They are available on line from Dy's store Art from the Heart. http://shop.afth.co.uk/tim-holtz---layering-stencils-565-c.asp Hows that for a little enabling? At least postage wont be as bad as from Simon Says Stamp where we got ours. International postage is always a killer.

JoelMcBride said...

May your bin floweth over...!

Joel (aka, Barf Snoodlefart) #115

Anna Stillwell said...

This is such a great idea, so glad I found your blog.
Hugs

Spyder said...

Desk is looking very projuctive...I have a big recycling bag and a box for all my 'bits' I have to sort through it before I through anything away just in case there's something that's 'fallen in there by mistake! it's becoming hard to tell what is rubbish and what isn't! Happy WOYWW
((lyn))#36

Peg Robinson said...

You make me laugh. I don't think I can craft without making a mess. I hope your tactic brings you good results. Peg R #118

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