Wednesday, 19 February 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 246

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Welcome to WOYWW .  I thought my desk was within reasonable control until I uploaded the photo. It's quite hard to complain at myself, but really - why don't I put stuff away when I've used it instead of apparently and quite literally, dropping it from my hand?  The scissor sharpener being the case in point. Well, one case in point. 

I managed an hour long daylight session on Tuesday afternoon...you get to enjoy the fall out.  The card is for a workshop on using batik principles to create backgrounds.  I know you can't see much of it, save that Paper Artsy stem image.  That's one of my all time faves. You can't tell either, but having done tax returns, new vehicle paperwork, VAT returns and a year end analysis, my pile of scratch paper is about 1" high..it's not convenient when you work all over the place like this..things keep falling over the edge!

What are you working on today? We'd love to see the what and the where...put WOYWW in your post title and link the post here so that we can swing by and visit.  It helps ENORMOUSLY if you can turn off word verification...try comment approval instead?  Do some reciprocal visiting and enjoy!

87 comments:

Bernice said...

Oh I am feeling so smug that my desk it tidier than yours this week - I now have even all the clutter on the top cleared up - mind you I think that must be it now sitting in the middle of my lovely tidy desk!!
Bernice #2

Robyn said...

True- hard to see the card. not much desk in view either, so that's a good thing.
Taxes, don't get me started.
thanks for the snoop aroung.
blessings,
robyn 6

Robyn said...

True- hard to see the card. not much desk in view either, so that's a good thing.
Taxes, don't get me started.
thanks for the snoop aroung.
blessings,
robyn 6

Regina Hamilton said...

Why don't we put things away after we've used them? I don't know? One of these days someone will have the answer the that questions. Until then, leave it there until you need it again. And you'll need it again right after you put it away.#1

Nikki C said...

At least you managed to drop your stuff on your desk instead of the floor better chances of finding them :) hugs Nikki I have some candy too
#5

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had that same problem when I took a bunch of supplies to my office when I watched the NBA all-stars game over the weekend. Things kept falling off the hope(less) chest I was using for my desk. So I can definitely empathize with the papers falling off the edges.

Sounds like you are in the middle of a tax nightmare. I hope it went well. Happy WOYWW from # 3.

Daniella said...

My desk is pretty messy too. I will try to "fix" it tomorrow. But, like you, I have way to many other things going on to worry about it. And I have many desks to visit first! Thanks for hosting this every week for us!!
xxDaniella#7 I'm getting closer to #1 LOL!

Daniella said...

My desk is pretty messy too. I will try to "fix" it tomorrow. But, like you, I have way to many other things going on to worry about it. And I have many desks to visit first! Thanks for hosting this every week for us!!
xxDaniella#7 I'm getting closer to #1 LOL!

Daniella said...

My desk is pretty messy too. I will try to "fix" it tomorrow. But, like you, I have way to many other things going on to worry about it. And I have many desks to visit first! Thanks for hosting this every week for us!!
xxDaniella#7 I'm getting closer to #1 LOL!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

It's part of life...my simple conclusion. And scratch paper it's either available or not to be found.
I like the color of the 12x12 paper. New Vehicle?...photo please Happy WOYWW. off to enjoy some visits. #10

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

My desk isn't looking much better these days, so there's no need to apologize. Have a blessed week!

Sandy Leigh said...

You are accomplishing so much you make me want to get a burst of energy here at 9:40 p.m. and go back to my desk and make something, or pay something, or fill out a form! Well done. I always love seeing your glasses laying there too, because I feel like you're right there, snapping the photo! Is that an envelope score board laying there? I love mine! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #13

glitterandglue said...

Morning Julia. You have no idea how heartening it is to see your desk piled high like that - mine was so very similar about an hour before I stopped work and took my photo. Have a great week.
Margaret#17

StampinCarol said...

Your desk isn't so bad. I have a tendency to miss the garbage can so trash ends up on the floor. And I did manage to get some of my work desk cleaned for the next round. Happy WOYWWW!
Carol N #18

Roberta B said...

Ok that's a lot!

Jackie said...

Feeling a little smug this week as had a massive tidy up in my craft room at the weekend !!!! Driven by the storms we had and the 'what if' the wind blew the roof off my crafty conservatory!!!!!! All that paper flying around etc etc .... So I did a mass tidy up!
Jackie 15

Monica said...

When you find the. Answer to the question. Why can't I put away.... Let me know.
It sounds very philosophical
Monica 24

Monica said...

When you find the. Answer to the question. Why can't I put away.... Let me know.
It sounds very philosophical
Monica 24

trisha too said...

Compared to my mess, your desk definitely looks reasonably tidy. Mine is so bad I didn't even bother taking a pic of the actual desk, but did start an art room sort out today, so maybe next week will be the real thing--not even the tray table I usually show!

:)trisha
#21ish this week

sandra de said...

I tend to put things away after I have finished a project. But then I forget where I put things and have lovely discoveries months later!
Sandra @25

Create With Joy said...

Wasn't sure if I'd get a post up tonight - spent a stressful day at the hospital with SIL - but it's nice to know that, in the midst of it all, there's a place you can go - a "Cheers" for crafters of sorts - to hang and relax and chill...

Happy WOYWW to you Julia. Thanks for hosting for us each week!

Create With Joy - 27?
http://create-with-joy.com

Hammers said...

Tax..ugh...I have to do mine. I like a messy desk, the joy of tidying it days later is way too good to pass up. Cx #28

Claire said...

I love a desk pic taken mid-melee!! So much going on...
Lovely to be back again :)
Happy WOYWW!
no. 1

Claire said...

I meant to write no. 31 - sorry!!

sara j said...

WOW...all that paperwork is done! I'm more than envious. I detest doing that kind of thing. Don't know why, because it's not hard, but it's just the thought of it I guess. Congrats on having some time at your desk...I love getting chunks of time! And not that I understand, but Randy is fine thank you! :)
Sara j #32

Eliza said...

I run my business from home too so I know where you are coming from, I really feel for you. Look on the bright side it is done for now.

I am really liking the card, it should be a brilliant workshop. Nice to see a productive desk this week.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 34

Lynda Beazley said...

Ha my desk is quite tidy but you should see my drawers!!! LOL!
Have a happy week
Lynda B no 37

Shaz Brooks said...

Putting things away when finished with? What is the world coming to! Thats the sort of shift that could cause earthquakes and hurricanes if we all started it. Most unusual stamp there, not actually seen it before. Lots of interesting bits to poke around in though. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #38 xx

Helen said...

The only things I put away when I'm done are my stamps... the one you've used is one of my all time faves too, I love it! Good luck with the paperwork.. Helen 10

Annie said...

I have just turned round to look at my table and I have to be honest....mine looks very similar. Maybe I really should shame myself and show the world what is actually on my desks here at the mo :-)....maybe not!
Hugs,
Annie x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Taxes and paperwork...shivers...my idea of hell so well done for getting it all finished. Batik backgrounds sound fun!
Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

misteejay said...

Messy...but not awful. Well done on getting all the grotty paperwork done.

Have a super week.

Toni xx

Carmen said...

I always, always tidy up after myself Miss. *smug* Only cos I have no room otherwise. Now if Craig could only get me to translate that to the house... his Monica-ism would be so happy ;)

Gill Edwards said...

nice, busy desk today Julia. Thanks for hosting this each week its always such a laugh to take part in.
Gill x

Sue said...

I'm like Carmen and have to tidy up after myself.

Julie Ann Lee said...

It's great to be back snooping again after weeks of being busy then ill! I love that PA stem too! And Batik effects: that sounds interesting! As you may remember, I don't have a desk as such, but that doesn't stop me filling all available space until everything tumbles to the floor and I can't find that tiny little rusty rose that was the perfect finishing touch! Happy WoYWW. Sorry for the absence! Julie Ann #52 xxx

Anne said...

Wish I knew the answer Julia. Though at moment mine is not too bad - it was a different story last week. Had mammoth putting away session! Sadly it will all happen again though!Anne x @51

Diana Taylor said...

I love your desk, and am incredibly impressed that you know where everything is! I am OCD about tidying up as a I work and can get the scissors out of the drawer about 20 times during a project rather than keep them on the desk while I work!

Fuzzie Fingers said...

I missed last week but glad to be back again. It's great to see that some peoples desks are more untidy than mine.

Uniflame said...

You have been busy Julia! Now that all the paperwork is done, I hope you will get more time to play :)
Uniflame

Karin said...

Sounds like you've been really busy this week Julia. Hoping you'll get more playtime soon.
Happy Wednesday,
Karin #59

Ann B said...

Quick visit as my little dog is sitting by the door waiting for her walk. Busy desk as per usual Julia and lots more on yours than mine today.
Ann B
66

Ann B said...

Oops, 61, not 66
Ann B

Zeffy said...

a belated Good-morning...why is it that craft spaces always looks more untidy on filM? I did a video of my tidy craft area...only to delete it after watching it.....because it was so untidy on video ha ha...gues my area will never be tidy....

Zeffy said...

sorry xxx Zeffy #64

Christine said...

Thank you Julia for hosting these Wednesdays - I really look forward to visiting and chatting with as many as I can visit.
Glad you managed to find time to craft. My desk was covered (dumped on) for most of yesterday, but today is another day .... and the sun is shining!!! remember the sun?
Bishopsmate #67

Jan Ltc said...

It's looks like a busy one this week Julia! Happy WOYWW xx Jan (68)

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia, thanks for your visit. It's a shame those everyday task keep intruding into our creative time, we all have to do them, sometimes here it's a bit scary that they get covered over with my craft stuff so I'm practicing keeping them on the fridge out of the way. I'd like to see your batik piece too. Cheers and thanks for hosting WOYWW RobynO#51

Marit said...

A batik technique to create backgrounds on paper... that intrigues me! I love seeing piles and stuff, that means you are not without inspiration. Keep it that way! Hug from Holland and happy woyww, Marit #70

Glenda Brooks said...

Since I have such a small space to actually work in, I try to put things away after each session. Love your busy space. You can just tell you have become one busy lady...hoping you have time for just playing soon!

Glenda #72

Shoshi said...

Why is it always easier to make a mess than to keep tidy? Lol!! I'm another one that tends not to put things away after use... It takes a lot of discipline.

Shoshi

Peggy Cain said...

I haven't done a WOYWW for a very long time and I decided now that I have a really cool thing to show and the desk it cleaned up LOL I'd share and get back in the swing of sharing and see what everyone is doing out there. MISSED IT!!

Michelle said...

Hello Julia, I haven't taken part in a while but today is the day again. I love seeing other people's desks and rooms. Mine is usually always tidy, I do try and put away as I am going but it doesn't always work out like that does it? Thanks for sharing as always x

BJ said...

I made my post at last. My son has a friend round using the main PC and I needed that for my photos so I had to wait a while for their game to finish (did some harp practice in the meantime) Oh I have given the game away, yes that was what was in my big box of last week, a few people guessed including LLJ.
Think I ought to get a scissor sharpener, your desk is so informative in an informal way LOL BJ#77

Michelle Reed said...
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Michelle Reed said...

Ohh, I wish I had a messy desk this week, but as I posted, the studio fell by the wayside.
Okay though, because once I get some photos printed out I'll make a mess scrapbooking!
Hugs,
Michelle #79

Brenda B said...

True to form I see, but after all of that horrendous paper work I think you're allowed a creative splurge.

Hugs
Brenda

Helen Allen said...

Hi Julia - you sound like you have been busy with admin stuff - time to play I think! That Batik background sounds fab. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 84

Nan G said...

Hello Julia, now don't faint when you see my desk. :) it's good to be back visiting. Please delete #85 ...sorry. A little shaky from the bronchitis. Looks like all is well and busy in your world. Hugs and happy WOYWW. Nan 86

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Ha ha! We like a messy desk to have a good nose around. Mine is doing a good impression of a landside so I decamped to the kitchen table.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

I love those huge rolls of tape but I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to lift one! I can see the batik style paper; I love anything that has that look to it. Maybe you would share your technique with us some day.

I managed to finally link up (bad day yesterday) and thought I'd be in the triple digits but I'm not! Only 90!!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
kay

Pat Langley said...

Always in a hurry. Going to my class, but will be back this afternoon to look around and see what everyone is doing.

Krisha said...

Thanks for popping by this week Julia.

Your work space looks like it had some good exercise (grin)

You'll have to check back next week to see what the round copper/brown thing was he! he!
Krisha #9

Queenie Jeannie said...

Your lovely "mess" seems to work for you, so no sense in changing, right?? I hope you have a wonderful week! :D

Twiglet said...

So late today! That's what comes of having crafty time with my big girl! x Jo

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Looks like a bit of debris gathered on the right corner of your desk but other than that it looks like creative fun is being had or was had. It's all good here at WOYWW.

Sherry said...

Long time, no play for me Julia, but I'm back if you'll have me! Your desk looks as busy as ever x

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I hope this finds you well! I have not created for so long now that your gloriously busy workdesk makes me long for the day. Soon, I hope! In the meantime I am sharing photos of my sweet new kitten. Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Kim said...

LOL! If only putting things away right away were that simple...
/sigh...
Love the idea of a batik background, please show a close up when you can!

Karen Ives said...

loving the chaos on your desk. Made it by the skin of my teeth this week!! Karen #101

Lisa-Jane said...

Batik principles? That sounds interesting! Will you be posting more details on that? I do hope so! I love that you just show it how it is and don't tart things up for the camera. Like me! Too many people stage their desks and that's not in the spirit of the thing I don't think. #63

Susan said...

Just getting started with this Wednesday "challenge"...and loving it already...so interesting to see others' projects "in the making".

Deb said...

Every time I have a mass clear out I tell myself I will tidy after every make but alas, one melds into another until I can't see the table. LOve that stem stamp, no wonder it is your fave!
have a great week, happy WOYWW, Deb xx #11

Kyla said...

Phew made it this week!
Your desk is looking fabulously busy and crafty (and I am not referring to your VAT returns!!).

Kyla 104!!!

Peg Robinson said...

Hi Julia,
I can really relate to your desk this week. I am so bad at putting things away. I guess we just have too much fun playing to be bothered. Peg R 105?

MaggieC said...

Taxes are a nightmare. My son-in-law went freelance after being made redundant with all the other editors at BBC Birmingham, and has just finished his first full year, so he has been busy with the accountant, just sorting out all the paperwork. Hope yours is all done and dusted. xx Maggie #97

Chidkid said...

Better late than never! I've blogged a short blog on my latest challenge and my (yet again) newly organised desk.

sandysewin said...

Those workshops are keeping you busy, hope the all go well!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #4

Nikki Davey said...

I love the mess on you r desk - makes me feel better about mine!!

Nikki D
88

Neet said...

Hi Julia - it was only 24 lbs and not 26 lbs - Sadly.
I need another 3 lbs now and then it will be 2 stone. Wish fat came off so quickly and easily LOL.
Love your busy busy desk and wonder where you get all the time from to do so much, you seem such a busy bee all the time. You must pluck it from thin air. Oh for the energy!
Hugs, Neet xx 49

April Story said...

I know what you mean. It seems to be a problem when I'm in the middle of creating something - I don't have the time to put stuff up. Mostly because I will forget what I was doing. :-) April #113

Angela Radford said...

I find it very refreshing that I have found other people who are just as messy as me.
I look forward to many more messy visits.
Angela x 114

Nelle said...

Well Julia this is my final destination this week. If you get chance to see my post you will understand why it has taken me so long to get to you.
WOYWW 196 (I think) I had to abandon my desk. Not responding to comments left for me. So I made a promise I would visit every desk 115 of them, and leave a comment as my way of saying sorry to the ladies of 196.
Mission now accomplished I feel I can move on and create again.
I spy a stamp I have been thinking about getting Keiserkraft (spelling ?) The coat stand.
Putting away is not always a good thing, If I drop it down I see it, if I put it away I can never find it again. Too many wrong places to use when in a hurry, then it is in the lost category and I end up pulling the place apart until I find it again.
So dropping wins for me.
I have really had a ball looking at all of this weeks desks and Thank you for hosting such a fab crafty place for us all to come and play..xx
Nelle 71 xx

DeDe Haysom said...

Paperwork....Grrr! Unfortunately it's something we have to do...Paper Artsy, must have.... My new toys await, hope you have a great week and happy crafting
DeDe #19

Nelle said...

OOPS! it was 193 not 196
Nelle 71 xx

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