Wednesday, 25 June 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 264

Well, in truth it's not my desk.  Its the table-cum-storage box next to my armchair in the Lounge room.  
It's seen a lot more action than my work desk this week, for sure! I am still in that phase of thinking about doing stuff, and then not having the energy to actually do it.  It's an incredible waste of time, but what can ya do?!
So there's the notepad from real work with the 'to do' list on it.  There are 25 entries and 4 ticks, so all is not quite lost!  There's the home-made crochet hook roll and inevitably, some cheerful crochet work.  Fab yarn for a simple project, very cheering.  You can just see, bottom right, where I store my scrapbooks under the wooden unit.  The barely visible white envelope is a gathering of really old photos that I go through now and then. I'm definitely in the 'scrapbooking the now' club!
Inspire, inform and fill me with beans please - show your desk, or wherever it is that you're crafting this week. It will be so nice to be at your place instead of mine!

74 comments:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh Julia, the yarn has such fun colors. Should help for a happy mood. Glad to know you are taking caution. Hope you soon are back to the normal routine...drives me nuts to be tied down.
Have a fun week.

Kyla said...

Hey at least you have something crafty....I didn't even make it to my craft room....photo taken on the sofa!
Kyla

RosA said...

Enjoy your comfy armchair, take it easy and don't lift anything heavier than that pencil or crochet hook :) With portable electronic devices, the world is your oyster :)
RosA # 2

Robyn said...

Welcome welcome, to my place- you have a friend in Montreat, NC, USA!
enjoy you down time- while it lasts! and take a stitch in time!
robyn 10

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Julia
I am glad you are taking it easy. Lovely colours for your crochet, very cheerful. Enjoy this quiet time because you will soon be back to normal!
Hugs
Lynda B X 11

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Grrr. iPad not cooperating so I had to come to my desktop. Nice, tho', cause I got to see the lovely colourful crochet a bit bigger :) LOVE it, so pretty and summery. A list of 20 with 4 ticked off? Not too bad, given how you've been feeling lately. Pat yourself on the back, lady, and keep plugging away. You'll soon have them all ticked off...even as you add more to the bottom of the list LOL! I have quite a long one myself....see you Saturday!

MA

Stacy Sheldon said...

That is such a cheerful arrangement of colors in that yarn and I hope you are feeling better. ~Stacy

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah, energy beans, Julia, now if knew where they hid would gladly share .. but you have good reason for yours to be sadly depleted so rest up and and yes prob would say be patient but not good at it myslef.. do love the cheering crotchet, tho', very nice indeed! happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x #14 at the mo!

Helen said...

I think 4 ticks are pretty good too, knowing your lists!! The yarn looks beautiful. Hope you feel better very soon and get your energy back. xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

4 ticks are signs of progress!
See ya later :-)
LLJ 16 xx

Nikki C said...

Silly blogger some days wouldn't let me get this comment box on my phone for a while. Glad to hear your on the mend and you'll feel better soon and font worry about the list it will get done eventually hugs Nikki 12

505whimsygirl said...

hi Julia. your chair looks nice and comfortable. The crochet looks wonderfu;l I love those colors. Congratulations on making a list- I need/ to do that too
happy WOYWW,
Hugs. Kay

peggy apl said...

Hi Julia! I like the look of your armchair! I would be happy with 4 ticks, all things considered. Happy WOYtable-cum-storage boxW!
Hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Regina M. Hamilton said...

Take your time getting well, enjoy your chair, and do some crocheting. That to-do list will get done in due time. #4

glitterandglue said...

Hello Julia. What fabulous colours in that yarn. Lovely crochet. Take your time recovering - take heart with the four ticks - the rest will come.
Love n hugs
Margaret #20

Claire said...

My Word for ths Week is 'Patience'... I'm having to practice it VERY hard with the vagaries of my internet connection *ggrrr* You need to be patient as your body heals, dear Julia... take it steady and gently...
Lovely to have you back :) x
**hugs**

Chrysalis said...

Morning, Julia - I hope your hooky and visiting all the desks takes away some of the frustration. You'll soon be back in the saddle, wishing for that extra hour/day so try to enjoy the forced leisure time - at least the sun is shining now, so you can relax in the garden. Take care xx

VonnyK said...

A desk is what you make it, mine is often the lawn outside so a sofa is a great desk. I am so in love the the colours of that wool. Whatever you're making will be spectacular. Hope you're feeling okay now.
Von # 28

Mrs.D said...

Poor Julia , still not bouncing like Tigger! Don't push yourself too hard, let your body get the rest it needs.
Just remember that hosting this party for up to 100 crafters earns you a massive tick, there can't be anything else on your list that gives so many people so much pleasure.
Relax and Bless you
Chris #25

Twiglet said...

Take it easy and enjoy that cheery crochet - it's lovely. Well done on the 4 ticks!! x Jo

Carole Z said...

HI Julia, hope you'll soon be back to full energy and zest, but take time to completely recover, hugs Carole Z X #32

Annie said...

So good to see you're resting [not so good to know you have the need though!]. At least your recovery will be as quick as nature will allow.
Really love the colour of the wool...so cheery.
Hugs.
Annie x

misteejay said...

Glad to see you are taking things easy.
Lovely yarn and the resulting crochet is looking so beautiful and cheerful.

Toni xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Morning Julia- good to see you still taking it easy. Almost forgot it was Wednesday, I was just about to go to bed,lol. Huge hugs, Shaz xxx

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Dear Julia, I know these times very well. But your solution is wonderful, colorful and romantic.
Greetings and hugs from Erika

Sue said...

Loving the bright wool.

Hope your mojo soon get's you motivated to get through your list.

Have a lovely WOYWW

Bridget Larsen said...

Lovely colours on that crochet. Rest up well and get better soon, sucks to be sick
Bridget #35

lisa said...

Glad to see you are still taking it easy, Julia. Surgery can take a long time to get over, believe me I know. I think I sat in the garden doing absolutely nothing for about a month after mine. You'll know when you're ready to face the world again.
Take care. Love that crochet wool.
Hugs Lisax #38

okienurse said...

ah Julia you need to be kinder to yourself. After all major surgery like what you had isn't gone the next day and viola you are fixed...takes a while. Good looking crochet project you have going on. I love that yarn so bright and cheerful! Have a great day and hopefully by this time next week you will be a little further to being back in the saddle again! Vickie #40

Anne said...

Hi Julia you are doi g the right thing! I know it's hard but you need to rest to recover properly. Loving the bright crochet you have there. Take care. Anne #39

MrsC.x said...

Feel better soon Julia

At least you have some crafting to keep you out a mischief xx

Mrs C. x

Mariane said...

Great to have places for your scrapbooking things - I feel it can grow very fast ;) Thanks for sharing

Angela Radford said...

Just relax Julia and take it easy, the chair looks as though that will not be difficult.
Happy crafting, Angela x #44

Christine said...

Love that wool - I want some for my baby blankets!
Love the badge - love desk hopping.

Thanks again for making my Wednesday Wonderful
Bishopsmate #47 ish
x

Carmen said...

My eyes are playing tricks on me! I just had my nose up close to the screen trying to spot a crochet hook loo roll! Then I read it again! Doh!

Such gorgeous colours you are using there :)

Emma Broughton said...

Glad to see you are taking it easy! That yarn is lovely! I love bright colours which you will hopefully see in next weeks post once I've done the fabric for my cushions at the weekend. You never know I might even get to sew them together!

Emma x

Laura said...

Welcome to my world! If your body needs to rest, let it rest. Patience is a virtue. You've heard it all before no doubt.
Your crochet looks super yummy with all the bright colours.
Happy Wednesday
Laura
52

Annie Claxton said...

It's never a waste of time if you're recharging your batteries, sometimes that's just what you need to do. Love that yarn, like a rainbow in a ball. Try to relax and take care of yourself and thanks for keeping WOYWW going through thick and thin! :o)Annie C #55

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I'm glad to see you are resting a bit. Crochet always makes me happy! You are working with such pretty colors! Feel better soon!
Glenda #56

Andrea said...

hi Julia I sense you are mssing your workspace and hope you start to feel better soon; but it does look like you are making the most of that comfy chair and contininuing to take care of yourself which is the most important thing right now, I love the bright crochet which I will learn to do one day!... sending you big get well soon hugs Andrea x

Ohhh Snap said...

Sometimes it's enough to just get better : ). I see it as 4 things ticked off the list, but my lists are usually long and difficult to tick off lol. Love the colours you are using. Perhaps today's unlisted theme is cheerful yarn? Hope you are feeling better soon! #51

Jackie said...

The wool you are using made me think of sweets like Opal fruits, lovely colours ! Pleased your doing lots of Scrapbooking, I think it's a legacy we leave our families, when we are gone it's the one thing from our 'crafty lives' they may just keep!!!!! I think when I'm not here anymore my daughter will e bay the lot and just keep the albums!!!! Lol
Jackie 48

Lisa-Jane said...

Any sort of craft is wonderful and your crochet is in such cheerful colours! You'll soon have loads of energy again and then wish you had taken the time to sit while you could ;-) xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Well it's lovely to see you are resting up, list writing and crocheting are fabulous ways to spend your time. Be good, don't rush to get back to full on active running around mind! Take care lovely. Zo xx

StampinCarol said...

Your yarn is so "springy" and, yes, cheery. Take your time, we'll wait for you! Just get well! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #62

Monica said...

You sound like you are on the mend. So make the most of your invalid time. Soon the cleaning starts to magically appear as if fairies were keeping the house clean and well run!
Crochet is lovely colors so bright and happy a portend of things to come!
I love watching names on Linky as it is almost like a trip around the world!!
Monica 65

Gillian Pearce said...

Glad to hear you got four ticks done off your list and that you're resting Julia. The crochet looks really cheering and seems a great choice whilst you're taking it easy.
Love Gillian #66

Sarah said...

Ooh, loving the colour of your yarn ... a lot!! Glad you're resting up!! xx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

When I'm in that kind of set of mind/body, I just have to jump in and do it. My work is not always its best during these periods, but it personally makes me feel better to be doing something. LOL! I hope you get the energy to do whatever your heart desires. Blessings!

Hammers said...

Love the wool Julia, very cheery. I am crocheting right now with grey wool shot with silver sparkly thread..yum. Cx

Sandy Leigh said...

Julia, you are doing great! More than what could be expected during this recovery. Your crochet makes me envious (and makes me think of the elephant story). I need to get back to trying to learn how to crochet! Sandy Leigh

Sharon Madson said...

Oh, i love crocheting. I haven't done it in years. The colors are bright and cheering for sure, and I hope relaxing for your. Four ticks off your list! You are doing better than me! :) Happy To see that you are finding something to do in your recovery. Hugs.

Eliza said...

That yarn is so vibrant and lovely, I am so pleased to see you are resting and not over doing it. Take care, sending cyber hugs.

Eliza & Yoda

Nan G said...

One day at a time one item at time...if they all get great if not...oh well. Enjoy the rest which is difficult I know when we are all so used to being busy busy and on the go! Take care. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #77

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh, love that crochet - those colours are so summery, they are the colours of childhood sweets! Glad you are mending and taking it easy.

Caro said...

I hope you feel better soon. Those really are gorgeous colours, and at least you are able to do a little something crafty. Take care my friend. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#48)

dottielottie said...

To do lists or even try to do lists are all well and good but if you don't or can't get through them it can just make you more miserable. Put it away and let your body tell you when it's ready. Love your colourful crochet. Do hope you feel well again soon Julia, take care.
Hugs Lottie x

fairy thoughts said...

hI Julia
don't worry about the long list .... you will get to it as soon as you feel like it. Enjoy the sunshine while you can.
love the crochet
janet

Sarah said...

Nice crochet. I love the colours.

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia, happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting my desk. I'm glad to read you are taking it easy. Crocheting is allowed :-) and I love your colours Cheers and have a recuperative week RobynO#29

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Welcome back. All the good energy from this group is being sent your way. Do as much or as little as you feel like doing. Don't worry about what you think you "should" be doing. It can all wait. Love the view from your new workdesk.

MaggieC said...

Thank you for your visit and I am glad to see you are safely back home and taking things easily. I have every faith that Doug will be able to sort my computer for me, but he is taking it home so that he can do it as and when he has time and where he has everything he needs to hand. I have one more workshop, with Maria Simms, before I head down to Sussex to Barbara's Gray's two day crafting retreat. Two whole days of bliss (apart from the M25). My garden furniture has arrived and my lovely gardener has put it together for me, in addition to all the other things he has already done today. Have a good restful week. xx Maggie #60

Kim said...

I;ve been in that state for years! 4 ticks are a definite plus. Im loving the colors of that yarn...fell better soon.

Krisha said...

I read your long list of "to dos" from last Friday. They quite resemble the list I have going, but I have NO excuse, except to get out of town and the heat.

Recuperating can be SO BORING, but hang in there GF It will all still be there (and probably more) when your back on your feet, at least you like to knit, and you CAN do some journaling whilst sitting in your lounger, and who needs clean windows to look out of???? LOL

Get well kid-O, but don't rush it!

Peg Robinson said...

I'm glad to hear you are taking some down time and healing. Enjoy that easy chair. Love the bright colors in your crochet.

April Story said...

So glad you're feeling better. Sometimes we need to mix it up craft wise. Keeps our ideas fresh. :-)
April

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, Angela back, is there a problem with leaving a comment on my blog, I noticed I seem to be the only one you have not left a comment on this week.
If there is a problem can you let me know so I can sort it.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Georgie C said...

Just been recommended this site and I love this WOYWW, I think I'm hooked. Have uploaded mine, not much to look at though, but I'm working on it ;)

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