Wednesday, 9 April 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 253

My word.  The FIFTH anniversary of this ridiculous idea swings around at week number 260.  If you want to join in with the ATC swap, the details are HERE.  Seven weeks notice feel s like a long time doesn't it.  Yeah.  Mary Anne made hers at our Crop last weekend. Puts me in a mild panic I don't mind admitting.  Meanwhile, back in Juliaville, my desk is staying ordered...I am cutting counting and kitting for the Card Marathon that takes place this coming Saturday.  I know, you'll be delighted about this, because I'll shut up about it. Until the next one.

Yes, even I have to admit to a bit of shame..two empty mugs.  Well ya see, in the course of the day and for a change, someone simply made and brought me a drink.  Lovely..but I was too busy to think about giving up the other mug and getting it out of the way.  And if I'd made my own, of course, I'd have re-used the mug.  Logical slobishness, non?
My little individual photo printer is about the only clue as to my work really - I stick a photo of each card on the front of the supplies packet so that people know what to look for....here are the ones I've done - spent all day Tuesday doing them. 

Only another day's worth to go I think.  But you see..on the day, I get to walk around and make tea and not do too much because the Marathonistas have to do all the card making. It's a good trade off!
So my desk has gone from riot to quiet - invite us round to your place for a look and some rummaging will you?  Put WOYWW in your post title and link here..we'd love that.

83 comments:

Sandy Leigh said...

Well my goodness! I was about to take a bite of my strawberry with nutella and happened to check, and here you are! I love the neat, ordered Juliaville almost as much as the creative madness and mess Juliaville. I think the card marathon sounds sooo fun! Wish I could be there. Hugs! Sandy Leigh

Robyn said...

Tidy is as tidy does! How lovely to have your own personal kit to create with!
Robyn 5

Daniella said...

I wish I could join the marathon! No such luck. And of course, there are no such things where I live. What do people do here? *sigh*
Have a wonderful time!! I can't wait for the ATC swap!
xxDaniella#2 i always feel weird about being #2.

Nicky said...

Loving the tidy desk - and the little photo printer - sounds like Saturday is going to be busy - have a great week - Nicky 6

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh Mr. LInky just up and nabbed my link before I got the correct line entered. So #7 is an error. Sorry. But a clean desk. I love the green on the trees, we are still waiting for buds. Our flower season will be very short this year. So not buying much. As fast as the weeks fly by I best start with my ATC's..Happy WOYWW

Nikki C said...

Hey Julia looks like we almost made it all in a row 3 Nikki's lol Your desk is looking very tidy this week minus the dishes of course :) hugs Nikki 3

Create With Joy said...

Five years? Wow. Your card workshop sounds like fun Julia!

Shoshi said...

Really, really tidy and organised this week, Julia, despite the 2 dead mugs lol! Mine seems to be perpetual chaos with so many different things on the go.

Have a great week, and thanks again for organising us unruly deskers.
Shoshi

StampinCarol said...

Such a tidy desk! It belies what all you've accomplished with your kits! I'm seriously contemplating the ATC swap. Sounds like fun!
Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #12

trisha too said...

This is the most quiet I've ever seen your desk, Julia!

Hmmm, what to do for the atc . . .

Thank you for voting for my piece for the Altered Arts Magazine cover, I really, REALLY appreciate it!

:)trisha
#13 this week with
fairies, a please, and
a thank you!

April Story said...

Your desk is lookin good. :-)
April

Roberta B said...

I think I have done this twice.. im having a hick=up sorry. # 15

Krisha said...

Betsy is quiet this week too! You are one organized lady, but the trade off during class time must be worth it.
Happy WOYWW

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Hi Julia and all the WOYWW folks. After a BIG six month plus break from being creative and in joining in here I am finally back!. Wow I can't believe its almost another anniversary of WOYWW. Love the neat tidy desk...wish mine were tidy. Dirty drinking cups...yep I acquire those too. hugs Annette In Oz xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hi Julia! It's nice to be back with something to show for a visit! I've missed everyone! I'm not sure if showing Andrew's rack is kosher. If not, please forgive me and feel free to delete my link. Good luck and enjoy the Card Marathon! You look very organized and I wish I could be there!! Hugs, Darnell #28

Hammers said...

It's so tidy!! Love it. I like slobby logic! Good luck with the Marathon..wish I was there :( Cx #31

MaggieC said...

What a seriously tidy desk and floor, just ready for the next round of creating. Can you please send the tidy fairy over here now, please? xx Maggie #30

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia, yes your desk is looking tidy and isn't it a relief when you seems to be all organised for a big event...well done, I can't imagine doing that now, enjoy your Saturday. You have a cheery view outside your window so hope spring is brightening your days. Cheers RobynO#29

Jackie said...

Everything at your desk is back to being ship shape and tidy! .... Not so mine!
I thought the two cups were because you had been so busy tidying up last weeks creative desk you needed two cups of tea to keep you going!
Jackie 24( I think, can't quite remember!!!)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow dear Julia took a breath when saw the neatness that pervades the air chez Julia.. well done on all that organisation..
I have made four atc's thought would start early this year.. and exploring new methods with them, fun thus far! must send them off as have folk in mind.. funny how it's easier to make the item than post! I'm sure all will enjoy the marathon! Shaz in OZ.x #32 i think..

Janene McAnally said...

Hi Julia! Lol I know what you mean about the work when you teach a class...I am getting organised for my class this Friday and I am in a mild panic to get all the bids and bobs and hand out done! But I do get there even if it is by the skin of my teeth lol! I always love checking out your desk and I used to have one of those little photo printers too, but I have moved about 3 times and it has been lost somewhere in the travels :-(. Happy WOYWW and have a great week!
Janene #36

Lynda Beazley said...

Goo

d luck with your card marathon! It sounds a lot of fun but also a lot of work on your part.
Have a happy week
Lynda B no 38

Belinda Basson said...

Oh boy, do I know all about that kitting process. Now it is your turn! I had it last week. Enjoy Saturday. I will be thinking of you as I sit at my market and you walk around the marathon.

Ann B said...

Your desk may be tidier than mine this week - both of them - but your iPad screen is definitely murkier ha ha. Must be the sunshine. Looks like a good few days here so more dog walking and a bit less crafting for me. Enjoy your marathon on Saturday.
Ann B
40

Helen said...

I am glad someone does sometimes bring you drinks, I have visions of you sitting there gasping! when you're on a roll, you can't stop! Great desk shots. Off to Ally Pally on Saturday for me...

Shaz Brooks said...

Morning Julia. Uber- tidy after last weeks desk- the tidying pixies obviously visited. Mild panic? I'll say, I haven't even started mine, and we're going on holiday for two weeks at the beginning of May. Better get myself sorted out, I think. Hugs, Shaz xxx

RosA said...

Your supplies in baskets all look very organised. If you get rid of those coffee mugs you will have more craft space :) :)
I can't believe the WOYWW anniversary is so close!
Have a good week,
RosA #45

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oooeeeerrrrrr......mild panic is setting in now! Am looking forward to the Marathon...idiot that I am :-)
That desk is too tidy for you though!
Hugs, LLJ 47 xx

Donna Wheat said...

A lovely tidy desk ( but not for too long I suspect?) have a great time at the crop, Donna

Anne said...

Looking very neat and organised there Julia! My space is as well at the moment - still not doing a lot on the cardmaking front. Have fun at the 'marathon' Anne x @ 50

Annie said...

You are so superorganised......I'm real impressed :-) ATCs all made here....just hope I can fund them when they are needed :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Twiglet said...

ATCs all ready here too - I think I know where I put them! I can see your desk Julia! x Jo

catiecuddles said...

card marathon sounds fundabbydozey!

VonnyK said...

You did give me a start, such a clean desk, I thought something was wrong. The two mugs were the only thing that made me feel normal. You've been really busy and now you get to sit back and watch the others do the work, that's clever.
Hope it all goes well on the day.
Have a great week,
Von #55

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

The organisational skills required for the Card Marathon, would be beyond me I think! In class everyone works on the same project at once and I can just about cope with that. Seven weeks eh? That means the woyww crop will be coming around very soon and my baby girl will turn 15. How this time flies.

misteejay said...

Your desk looks lovely sitting there in the sunshine. Gosh you've been busy with all those kits. Hope you enjoy the rest of the week.

Toni xx

fairy thoughts said...

It all looks very organised in Juliaville. I wish it was the same in Fairythoughts grotto and I have my own
Marathon this weekend with wedding stuff, moving stuff, oh and my new man to visit again :/)
Janet @20

Elaine Hughes said...

Ok, I wasn't expecting to see such a neat and tidy desk, took me quite by surprise (even with the two mugs). ;)

Happy Wednesday! :)

Elaine #57

Sue said...

Had to laugh at your mugs:)

I like that you can look out your window to the garden.

Mary said...

Hello Miss Tidy, Your desk is way too clean. Love looking out to see spring...You have two mugs...I have 3 water bottles. What's with that? Oh well. Off for now. I need to take the bottles to the bin...So nice to see so much organization.... you are my hero!

glitterandglue said...

Hi Julia. That card marathon looks so much fun - even checked where Amesbury was in the hope I may be able to get there... but, no... too far, I'm afraid, especially as hubby isn't so well and couldn't be left for as long as this would all take. Oh well, another time, maybe..
Your desk looks so beautifully organised - wonderful - can I borrow your "tidy fairies" please??
Have a really great day on Saturday.
Margaret #25

JoZart said...

What's a dirty cup when your desk has the OMG factor. How on earth it's like that after prepping for the Marathon, I really cannot comprehend. Well done!
Jo x No61

Kyla said...

Wow you are really organised, baskets for the cards too. Card Marathon sounds like fun, shame I am busy :-(

Yep, Mary Annes post about the ATCs sent me into a mild panic too! Mind you, they are fabulous and I love her stamp.
Kyla .#61

Lynn Holland said...

I found a full cup of tea on the window will the day after our Easter Playday, I had forgotten I'd made it.
Good luck for Saturday Julia.
Think I'm number 62
Lynn

Sandy said...

I asked at the store today about one of those photo printers today.. They said that they know they are still made but they have no idea who sells them.. What do you think of your one, do you think its worth having?
Sandy :)

Helen Allen said...

Wow Julia - that is a tidy desk! I have a habit of piling up the odd mug or two now and again! I love to see classes and kits all ready to be used. There is a great sense of satisfaction - I actually feel so organised when I get mine done. Happy WOYWW to you, Hugs Helen 63

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Boy your desk is so clean; even the floor looks nice. Wish I lived close and could be a part of your marathons! There doesn't seem to be much like that going on in these parts!
Glenda #66

Angela Radford said...

So glad to hear other people are still keeping up the tradition of ATCs so many people seem to have stopped making them. Must have a look at the swap details.
Lovely tidy desk Julia, you are lucky you have room for a mug lol!
Happy crafting, Angela@ Felix the Crafty Cat #64

Neet said...

Love the double mug - I am a rinse and use again gal (shh!)
Nice to see the iPad back on its deck chair and that is a lovely glass mat you have. Must remember to get mine out as it stands there in splendid isolation ready for "clean crafting" (doh) when it cleans beautifully.
Have a good marathon - and then some rest.
Hugs, Neet (was sweet sixteen but now moved) xx

Julie Kirk said...

Hi Julia - I had a go at WOYWW for the first time today ... but I might not have exactly followed the rules ... I've gone under my desk instead! How nice to be brought sustenance while you're kit-packing! I've often thought that the single thing that would improve my workroom would be one of those instant hot water boilers. But then ... I'd probably OD on tea!

Winnie said...

That is a lot of work Julia! Bet it will be such a fun event. Glad you are done with all the kitting, and hope you have a blast! PS. I have been known to have more than one drink on my desk at a time too. I just get sidetracked and forget and bring myself a second one! Winnie #67

Karen Ives said...

Well you look amazingly organised so it should run like clockwork!
Karen #71

Mari Kocjancic said...

Two mugs! Yesterday I took 2 cups and 3 dishes out of my craftroom. Madison and I have started having an afternoon snack in the craftoom everyday and we're bad about taking our dishes back to the kitchen when we're finished. Other than the mugs, I can't remember ever seeing your desk so tidy! Have a great day. #74

butlersabroad said...

Nice! I must remember to show this to Andrew as proof that you do, occasionally, have a tidy desk! I like the idea of walking around and directing people instead of working, somehow I think you'd be very good at that, lol!!

Hugs
Brenda 75

PS. Do you realise you have all manner of commenting turned back on, even anonymous?

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the neat desk, envious of the coffee cups, if I had a cup on my desk I'd be sure to knock it over -still, walking to the kitchen is exercise isn't it?? Apologies for cheating a bit! Chrisx
ps looking forward to crop - hubby has already booked b and b!!! Way hey!!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Hi! Cathy at #80 here. I had to laugh when I saw your two mugs. My computer desk, next to my art table, always has two cups of tea on it. Plus there will be one in my bedroom, my living room ....... you get the picture.

S said...

Well, it is tidy in Juliaville. Stacked mugs could never be considered messy, don't you know. I've managed to have a clean desk on a Wednesday, so I'm joining in again this week. I can't believe you've been cheering us on for 5 years - thanks for that.

Kelly said...

My first thought, this can NOT be Miss Julia's desk. hehe. But you've been really busy. I wish I could be one of your marathonists. Sounds like such fun! Creative Blessings!

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your nice comment, Julia - the knitting project is long overdue for finishing but it went into abeyance all last year because of all the busyness associated with our move. I'm enjoying taking it up again! As for the nappy liners, I can't remember where I first came across the idea but they are an excellent choice for mixed media as they are cheap and easy to obtain, and they melt beautifully while still remaining fairly soft, so you can add embroidery etc. I'm looking forward to experimenting further with them.

BTW I like to keep my "real" name anonymous online and much prefer Shoshi which is the Hebrew version of it. Thanks.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi

Elizabeth said...

So unusual to see your desk looking so clear Julia. I do exactly the same with cups but it's such a rarity for Alan to bring me a cuppa that it doesn't happen too often :) I hope the prep for the marathon continues to go well and that you have a super day. Hugs, Elizabeth xx #77

sandysewin said...

What a lovely clear desk this week. You HAVE been busy. I use the same mug for my tea all day long as well.

Hope the card marathon goes great!

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

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #16

Christine said...

Cutting, kitting and counting .... is this the new Mantra?
I have .. finishing, posting and packing!!??!
It's good to be busy AND organised - it wont last long if you want some fun.

Bishopsmate #86

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I must have come to the wrong desk or entered some weird parallel dimension. This doesn't look like the desk I'm used to seeing from you. There is so much space...... I hope you fill it up with great creations soon. Have fun doing up the kits. I know that can get tedious.

Sharon Madson said...

Well at least you know where your tea mugs are. I find mine in the micro-wave when I least expect it! LOL
I like how you have your iPad sitting up on your desk. I will have to see it I can come up with something like that. :) Thanks for another fun Wednesday!
91

Sarah (wonderstrumpet) said...

In looking at this picture, I find my attention most drawn to your tape dispenser... how weird is that? I suddenly have dispenser-lust.

BJ said...

Just realised I forgot to leave you a comment, really not with it with this cold :( BJ

Andrea said...

it is a n unusually clear desk but I suspect not for long hope hope the card marathon is a great success. sadly I'm not taking part this week was working late an didn't get the time to do a post for today;but still going to have a nosey around tonight crafty hugs Andrea x

glitterandglue said...

Julia - thanks for your comments. I do understand you can't often comment, so really appreciate it when you go that extra mile on my behalf. Joining up with WOYWW has been such fun - I've made friends all over the world - so precious! Thanks for instigating all this, and for your perseverance in carrying on when you are so busy with everything else. Have a great day on Saturday.
I think you are right - relaxation on the landing will be extremely important as I set to on the REAL fabric of the dress - been given the go ahead this evening!! Gulp, swallow!
Take care.
Margaret

Kim said...

Ahh, Ummmmm...your desk frightens me.....the mugs at least assure me you're you! LOL! But major Kudos for getting the kiting done!

Karin said...

Oh my goodness me you look so organised! If only I could be like that ..............
Happy Wednesday
Karin #94

Pat Langley said...

Must be something in the air; all this card making!At least you have someone attending to you; bringing you drinks. :>)

Cardarian said...

I am happy to be back with the WOYWW gang - too much was going on to be able to cope - I hope that next time you have a card marathon I will be attending!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Nan G said...

Faint...close mouth the flies are coming in! I see a DESK! Whew what a relief it's all on the floor in the kits. Mustn't startle us like that Ms Julia. :) still trying to get myself pulled back together... Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G (just visiting no # this week)

Lisa-Jane said...

Well will you look at that?! I had to double check I was in the right place! I wish I could do the card marathon - maybe next year. I am definitely heading for the WOYWW crop though - yay!

Stacy Sheldon said...

I am grinning because, I can actually see you have a desk today :) so, I didn't notice two mugs until I read the words haha.
~Stacy #98

Lindart said...

Very tidy! I love the mugs stacked on each other - reminds me of myself! I must go through at least 3 mugs a day. Which of course I wouldn't if I didn't have a dishwasher! But I find them everywhere around the house!
I am a late poster today, but post I did! #98

Sandy Trefger said...

I'm a bit late joining in today. It's been hectic at home and in the office! Your desk is looking very tidy, Julia! Are you okay? :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I admit that the desk was super tidy and organized for once. But what impresses me is the length to which you go to make sure people who take your classes have a good experience. So, you would never know you have a messy desk based on the way you organize for your workshops. That's super impressive.

I'm like you, and haven't even started my ATCs, but I'm not worrying, either, even though mine have a lot further to travel than yours do (grin).

Kyla said...

Nice and tidy desk....and love the idea of having a view, especially on a lovely day. Thanks for letting us have a peek. Kyla#32

Laura said...

Happy Thursday! Another late linker . . . but I didn't want to miss another week. :) Best of luck with the Card Marathon! It sounds like you've kicked into high gear in your preparations. Best, Laura (the Bookworm)

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

Very neat and tidy!! How nice to have hand delivered drinks too! :)

Nicky said...

I love the ebosser - find it much more versatile than my old big shot - it takes A4 size so although bigger than the big shot because there is no handle it fits in the bottom drawer of my old desk - thanks for visiting me - Nicky

Jana TangledPen said...

Always when i see your desk I love the look out the window... (besides the things happening on your desk ;))
Happy woyww (belated - just hopping a few desks every day)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Cheers, Jana #65