Wednesday, 6 August 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 270

Well.......not a lot!
Except there is a lot, it just isn't terribly visible. 
sorry about the glare...it turned into a lovely Tuesday evening....

Desert Island Discs on the iPlayer, and yes, that is a miniature botle of Bombay Sapphire gin.  It's one of my favourites and was a birthday gift. It's so pretty, I can't put it away..or drink it!  The pointy eared alien is from Mary-Anne, it was a WOYWW5Crop gift...and is actually a print of the pattern on this blog..she's so clever.  He keeps me company and never ever complains when I make him move house.  The plastic box contains the LOs I finished at last weekends crop..to be photographed and filed in albums.  Only four this time; I'm slacking.  The envelope...well, believe it or not, it contains 200 red buttons. After last week's picture, can you imagine me not having enough buttons?  These are for the Card Marathon. The envelope also contains some snowflakes, also for the Card Marathon.  I think.  So far, that's just a plan.  
So there, gentle desker..you can almost tell from this morning's desk what the plan for the rest of the day is.  Be so kind as to share similarly, it may take time, but we love to visit!
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66 comments:

Chrysalis said...

Hi Julia - glad to be back after MIA for several weeks. As soon as I'm washed and dressed, I'll be back to read all that's been going on in the meantime!! Have a great week xx

fairy thoughts said...

OMG how did that happen .... First and I'm not even properly awake yet
Janet

Helen said...

Dang it, Mary Anne beat me to top spot again!! Your desk may have lots on it but it's very neat, wish I could say the same - well my actual "space" is tidy, just the surround.. You can never have too many buttons... Have a good week.

RosA said...

WOW, you actually bought 200 buttons? :)
I think I've got one of those cute little blue bottles. I know this because the fridge went mad last week and had to be completely emptied!
Have a good week Julia,
RosA # 3

fairy thoughts said...

Ha ha .... See I said I wasn't awake I slipped yo 4th. 200 red buttons .... Glad to see you didn't tip them out I might have got button envy. I notice you have some little pegs standing to attention ... Except for one ... It looks cute funny how we all see things differently...
Janet @ 4

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah well done on being so organised there Julia of course after reading previous post do know the true story - hope you bought the tea bags :D .. red buttons eh 200 .. wow that is one large number! Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #10

glitterandglue said...

Morning Julia. Goodness - 200 buttons - all the same colour? Have fun!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret#10

Ali H said...

Justabittoo neat & tidy on your desk this week! Ali x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

So glad you found a home for him. :) I often have the iplayer on in a window too but usually radio. Gin on my desk would be useful, when it's in a state - as it so often is - so I could drown my sorrows...althought it would need to be a much bigger bottle! { sigh} it takes sooooo long to tap tap tap out a comment on the iPad...
Happy WOYWW
MA

Darnell J Knauss said...

Goodness that's a neat space, Julia! I love it, of course! Can you believe it's gone August already? We'll all be posting holiday makings before we know it. I so wish I could be there for the capital C Card, capital M Marathon! I'll bet it's a blast and a half!

I hope you have a wonderful week! Thank you for another WOYWW!! Hugs, Darnell #18

Ohhh Snap said...

Holy Cow! I feel so alone on creative chaos island lol. But seriously, it is sooooooo organized, doesn't it make you want to just stare at it? That is a lot of red buttons! Sounds like serious fun will be accumulating : D. And four layouts sounds like a goodly number to me : ). #22

Shaz Brooks said...

Hiya Julia, I;m being a nuisance! Can you remove my links at 6,14 and 20, lol. Don't know what my phone is playing at, the first one works, but went to an old post, then the next two wouldn't go anywhere. I'm really sorry- and very tech challenged, apparently. 200 buttons- Rudolphs nose, by any chance? Lovely to be by a window, but the sunlight does get a bit harsh, I agree. I had to put a blind up in mine.
Huge hugs, Shaz xxx

Mrs.D said...

Morning Julia, so many buttons please show when they are in use.
Chris #7

Jackie said...

Wow is see the wood of the desk!!!!!! Seems rather tidy to me! Four layouts done is good... Look forward to seeing them when you have photographed them!
Jackie 23

misteejay said...

A very tidy desk Julia bathed in beautiful afternoon sunshine.
Have a great week.
Toni xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, I can't say anything about buying more buttons, can I? I don't exactly need new stash but enjoyed my little splurge yesterday!
I like Bombay Sapphire for the colour too...sad, huh?!
Hugs, LLJ xx

Tertia said...

So nice to be back! I have missed you and the rest of the WOYWWers more than any of you will ever know. My weekly snoop is what keeps me going.
I am trying to purge some of my stash, but then I keep finding so many awesome things that I forgot I had, Not working out so well this purging thing. LOL
Of course you need more buttons! Who doesn't?
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #15

Sue said...

Looks like your desk is ready for you to get down to a marathon crafting session.

Hope you have a lovely WOYWW.

Sue 29

Debs Willis said...

Ok, tried the scheduling thingy again, had a play & yay it worked!!

Happy Woyww

Debs xx

Annie said...

Sorry but no photo of my desk today....cos there is no desk....but trust me that really is good news....no that is very very good news....the move is nearly upon us....wahooooooooo
To make up for the lack of desk I'm just sharing a few pics of our boy's wedding on Monday. Really hope you don't mind. :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Lynn Holland said...

Good morning Julia,
200 red buttons to me is better than going in a toffee shop.
I had the buttons for the workshop on Monday all prettily displayed in my charity shop cut glass bowls.
Have a good week xx

Debbie Rock said...

Of course you can never have enough buttons you noodle ... especially if you actually plan on using them. I am as guilty of the next crafter I am sure of buying stuff and then never being able to bring myself to use it ... that one charm you can't bear to part with or that sheet of paper you just have to sniff and stroke. Times that by a million and you have my craft cupboard. Happy WOYWW'ing dear Julia. Love to you from Debbie #33 xXx

Sharon Madson said...

HI there Julia. What a clean desk you have this week. You have a great stand for your tape runner.
Just love to see all the desks, so will go see some now. Thanks Julia! :)

Diana Taylor said...

What a lovely organised desk you have, and well done for not breaking into the gin - not sure I'd be able to sit looking at it for that long!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, your desk is looking incredibly tidy and organised this morning. You don't say how many LOs there is in that box but, judging by what I can see, I'd say there's more there than I have managed in 6 months, sigh, ... I should attend a crop. Buttons, 200 red buttons, lovely :) Have a great day and a fab time at the Card Marathon whenever that takes place. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Twiglet said...

Buttons and a card marathon! Sounds like fun! x Jo

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Lynsey McGreavey said...

I think your desk is beautifully organised this morning Julia, I wish mine was! I tidy it and then CHAOS just falls on it. Happy Wednesday! Lyns #35 x

My name is Cindy said...

200 red buttons!! I once had about that many donated to me by someone who said 'I thought you could make something pretty with them'. Well I did rise to the challenge and I ams u re you will too. Have a wonderful Wednesday, Cindy xx

Kate said...

All a bit too neat this week! My eyesight must be going I can't make out the alien thingy, a close-up needed I think?

~Kate~

Angela Radford said...

It's funny but what I have noticed since joining in, is that the numbers everyone ends up with hardly varies Lol!
My dear Julia "You cannot never have enough buttons, ribbon and card" and that's the law LOL!
Have a good week and happy crafting, Angela x 38

pearshapedcrafting said...

Nothing wrong with a shedload of buttons - but all red - intriguing!! Have a great week! Chris40

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Great desk this morning! 200 red buttons? How wonderful is that! I can't wait to see how you use them!
Glenda #42

Laura said...

Only 200? That's a bit disappointing!! :D
Happy Wednesday
Laura
43

Mrs.D said...

Julia, thanks for visiting me, I have editted my page witha pic showing how sturdy the worktop is so no dangers of collapse, but yes getting down could be riskiy.
What's happened to the numbers on here this morning, almost everyones has changed since 8.00.
Chris #6 now.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

It's always fun to see what you're working on for the week. Thank you for hosting this marvelous venue every week, Julia. Blessings!

Christine said...

A tidy -ish desk!! What is that all about? Hope those buttons have all been tipped out and admired ...
SNOWFLAKES?!??!? It's 22C here and the sun is shining ...snowflakes ... Bah! humbug!

Bishopsmate #47

Neesie said...

Now this is just between you and me Julia...but I've got one of those blue bottles but mine's a Daddy size. If you drink the contents and replace with water then it looks just the same ;D (hic!)
Your desk looks tidy this week and glare is good isn't it? Well other than when you're trying to take a photo. More buttons...I'm speachless.
Thanks for hosting and have a great WOYWW

(p.s. I do hope that the WOYWW gang will know that the sentence above is a joke??!!?!) :D

Angie said...

Good morning and happy Woyww. I can't imagine every running out of buttons, I hardly ever use buttons and have a jar full. I at one time had them all in their own jars by color, but that took too much space, now they are all jumbled together in an old peppermint jar. But, they are pretty to look at none the less!
Angie #49

Mariane said...

One day my desk will looks like yours today.. I hope ;) - It is nice to have a tidy desk I think and it will be easier to find things as well?.. Thank you so much for sharing your desk today. I love it
Kind regards
Mariane

StampinCarol said...

200 red buttons? You must have a special purpose for them being all red. You desk is so tidy but then you said much isn't visible. Hope you have a fabulous day!
Carol N # 53

Marit said...

After a long, long time of absency, it's good to be back to find you ánd everyone else still going strong on the workdesks... it's nice to dive in this week... hope to be here more often in the (near) future. Keep on rockin' my friend!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Well look at your desk, looks so organised and ready for action! 200 buttons, sounds fabulous but not red, don't do red if I can help it!!! Lol Thankfully I remembered to take pics while working away last night as I put it all away and the desk is bare now. Take care Zo xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I've catching up to do, but I hope I'm back on a weekly basis. I could use a Big bottle of that gin about now. Red button project sounds fun.

jan spencer said...

Hi Julia, we just love Desert Island Discs, we usually listen to it before dinner while we are sitting in the shade with a cold drink!
Have a great weekend
Jan x no 55

Laura (Bookworm said...

Happy WOYWW, Julia! Glad your Tuesday evening featured some sunshine -- always a plus. Four layouts isn't anything to scoff at, when completed during a time of fun, food, and friends. Alliteration, anyone? I need to dash off to work, but had to do my WOYWW post first. Priorities! ~ Laura

trisha too said...

A Card Marathon--that sounds like lots of fun, my friend used to host those for Christmas cards, it was always a great time!

Thank you for the desk tour, Julia, and for being such a gracious woyww hostess!

:)trisha
returning to the WOYWW fold
#62 this week


Hammers said...

Hey Julia, I like to listen to Desert Island Disks, it reminds me of Sundays spent with my maternal Grandmother. Bombay Sapphire is very pretty..needs drinking ;) Cx #64

Krisha said...

Feels good to be back in the fold after being MIA for almost a month.

July was so hectic I didn't think it would be fair to post and then not have time to visit or return visits. BUT it's AUGUST now........really?

For being the "Queen of the Deskers" yours is rather neat and tidy.

Kim said...

Hmmm..hoarding Alcohol...nahh, never! err..butt here is the bottle of Merlyn Cream liqueur...And sparkling mead from the Fingerlakes...OK. hoard away! It is a very pretty bottle!
Have fun with all those buttons!
-Kim #65

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Stacy Sheldon said...

that is just silly.. NO ONE ever has "enough" buttons... gasp, that is like "enough" ink and stamps ;) lol. ~Stacy

Katie D said...

It's been forever since I played! I'm so glad you're still hosting :)

Katie 66

Eliza said...

Hey Julia,

Good to see you hitting the plonk early LOL gosh that is one really tidy desk, have you been resting? doesn't look like it. Buttons you need more buttons, of course you do.

Happy WOYWW
Yoda & Eliza 66
the devils number

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Lots of space on your desk. I think I'd just sit and stare out your window and enjoy the view today. And I know what you mean, you might have enough buttons but you they might not be the right color. Or size.

April Story said...

Your desk isn't nearly messy enough. You need to take a swig of your sapphire gin and get to messing up that desk! LOL April

Amy E said...

Oh Julia, how I wish I lived closer to you!! In the same country even! A card marathon sounds like so much fun! And you always seem to be a part of the best crops!!

Thanks for your sweet words about my daughter's wedding pics. I love that they waited until the ceremony to see each other...that hardly ever happens here anymore. They just had a "cocktail" hour for their guests after the ceremony, so that people could snack and drink a little to keep them busy while all the photos were being taken. Totally the way to do it, if you can afford to!

So yes....all of my really old photos from film cameras, especially ones I don't have the negatives to, get scanned and put on to my computer and then I print them out. It serves two purposes for me...#1, I won't possibly mess up the original, and #2, sometimes (rarely, but occasionally) I like to scrap the same photo twice, like if I'm making a wedding book for me and one for my daughter. You can't do that with just one original photo. Let me know when you write your blog post! I might just do one too. I thought everyone scrapped photos that way!!

Happy WOYWW
Amy E. #7
Scrapthissavethat.com

Jane said...

I have never tried gin in my life!

Belinda Basson said...

I see you have our sunshine! Was beginning to wonder what it looked like, have not seen it in a while! I have been inordinately busy and life will hopefully resume normality next week. I have been trying to knock off a ton of things on my to do list...just 2 left! Not bad for a girl whi is a people pleaser and who could not say no and is learning FAST that NO is the sweetest word, it is 9pm and I am proud to say that although I have been flat out busy since 7am, I can now go peruse the inside of my eyelids which had a very short viewing last night!

Sandy Leigh said...

Julia - that's a fairly tidy desk there...I'm so jealous of the lovely crops you go to! But yes, I see you have a master plan going on and I like it. Somehow I've lost a little mojo with some of life's busy-busy lately, and I need my master plan back! Hugs! Sandy Leigh

~Rasz~ said...

WOW! 200 red buttons? Do you have a plan for all 200 or are some for a stash just in case? Your desk looks lovely with the light shining through. I'm glad to be back at WOYWW finally, it's been a while, especially when I saw #270! Have a wonderful WOYWW and thanks for keeping this going. Hugs, Rasz #72

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Oh my, you desk is soooo neat today Julia! Wow, more buttons! Well at least you really use them. I just have lots of buttons and hardly ever use them. Happy WOYWW!

RosA said...

Hi again Julia,
Like I just told LLJ, if you can knit with 2 needles you can knit with 4. It's not as hard as it looks and it's worth mastering so you never have to sew seams up again :) If you decide to have a go, ask me for some handy hints :)

Patsy Paterno said...

Hi Julia! I would love to see a close up of the alien! I have a LOT of buttons too! I am starting to make my paper and cloth flowers again so just this morning I took out my box full of buttons from old clothes. Can't imagine what you would do with a huge bag of red buttons!!!! This is what makes WOYWW interesting! Our foibles out for everyone to see! Thanks for the fun party, patsy

Cardarian said...

Although the desk doesn't look busy it is in fact showing that things will be happening - he, he as long as you have a plan...
Lots of hugs
Cardarian

Robin Spitzer said...

200 Red Buttons? Oh my oh my! I'm like Peggy, I have buttons, but hardly ever use them...

I love them on projects, I just never think to use them..must work on that!

I'm late today, as a new toy came in the mail yesterday. I was up working on it until the wee hours.

Have a wonderful week Julia!