Wednesday, 11 February 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 297

Well, Deskers, here we are, hurtling towards the 300th edition! Several have asked if there are plans to mark it...not really. I have a thing for the anniversary which is only about three months away, and it causes enough mayhem...although I can't get enough of it! Instead of a huge 'thing' on the 300th, I'll make a little speech and then we'll all go about our Wednesday feeling cheery - how about that?  Cool. Onwards then, theres loads to see.

The very best thing about this photo for me is that I took it yesterday at about 4.30 in the afternoon. Still light outside!  Man, that's such welcome progress. That turning world..it actually is starting to show that it's turning.  And in less profound news...the desk shows a card I 're-worked' for an upcoming workshop. Due to popular demand *snort*. Under that is the notebook listing ingredients and method.  Of course there's the glitter glues again - never mind Christmas...isn't glitter or pearly the law when you're doing butterfly stuff? The pile of boxes are china and glass bottles awaiting some paint and pattern.  The box on top which makes the whole thing look precarious is actually filled with printer cartridges and will be put into a proper location when I have determined that the person who is using the printer is satisfied with the supply. It caused some bad words late yesterday, see. Amazing how someone so unendingly patient with his wife and her follies can be so impatient (and rude) over an inanimate object! I think that's it in terms of interest here. Look at your own desk..photograph it, upload it to your blog and link here so that I can be sure that mine is as interesting as yours. It's important to me.

67 comments:

Krisha said...

Very pretty butterflies on your card. Yes they do call for glitter and shiny components!!

Helen said...

Morning Julia - how lovely to see your desk taken in daylight, (even if it was yesterday!) and yes, how noticeably longer the days are getting. Your glitter holder is impressive (mine are tumbled in drawers..)
Hope the printer is behaving itself soon, I still haven't replaced mine so still can't print any of my photos. hey ho!

Belinda Basson said...

Dont get me started on printers...my yellow ink ran out yesterday and now the whole thing is on strike till I feed it more ink! Love the butterfly card and who said sparkles are only for the 25th? I am a bling queen...all be it a grungy steam punk one!

Nikki C said...

Butterflies should always sparkle and your view from the Window looks so nice and green we've only got the white stuff here all over its not to bad just lots to shovel hugs Nikki 5

glitterandglue said...

Hi Julia. Of COURSE you have to have glitz and glitter!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret

Lynda Beazley said...

Morning Julia
You are right, lighter nights and mornings hold such promise dont they? I have already started looking at the little seed packets in the shops and planning my garden! Glitter is good and so is your butterfly card
Have a happy week
Lynda B 9

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia, glad for you all that there is some improvement to the daylight and hopefully the weather...much nicer here this week. Gorgeous butterfly card and of course glitter always goes with butterflies. Have a wonderful week - you being there every Wednesday for all of us - well just makes our day. Thanks RobynO#12

Annie said...

What is it about printers? It seems we are all putting new ink in at the mo. Do they all talk to each other? Or maybe they dry up in the cold weather?
Have a great week. Enjoy the longer daylight hours....I am :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Lynn Holland said...

Good morning Julia, I'm happy to be here again this week and see what everyone is upto.
You may have printer cartridges but I had a heap of red engineers boilersuits shoved under my lovely Singer sewing machine table in the hallway. They were there a week so yesterday I dumped them on the floor in the meet of the hall for hubby to fall over, which he did and on seeing my raised eyebrows shifted them.
He says nothing about all the piles of books and STUFF I have all over the house haha.
Have a good week.

RosA said...

No such thing as too much bling, or sparkly, or pearly :)
I can't see Mr Linky, but I've got a feeling it's a problem on my end, although I've got no idea why? Oh well ... will try again later :)

Create With Joy said...

I try to keep my shades open as long as possible to glean every last moment of sunlight. Of course, as luck would have it, there are workmen on scaffolds right across from my window - so I either have to keep my shades closed or risk being stared at all day!

I was thinking, as I studied your desk today, how yours looks so different every week - mine looks pretty much the same unless the cat has knocked over one of my many stacks! Lately I've been lugging things downstairs to the dining room table to craft...

Rambling on but stopping by to wish you a happy WOYWW!

Ramona & Magellan - 20 & 21
(Magellan shows off that messy workspace!)

VonnyK said...

Aww, pretty butterflies and I just love anything sparkly and shiny. Have a great week, I'm off to make dinner.
Von #26

Debbie Rock said...

Love the look of that card Julia and oh what a bloomin' good idea to store your Stickles like that! None of that giving the bottle a good shake and getting whiplash trying to get the stuff to ooze forth! Happy WOYWW'ing to you dear leader! Love Debbie xXx

Anne said...

Hi Julia pretty flutterbies! Definitely need the sparkly stuff! Happy WOYWW. Anne x #30

Twiglet said...

Yes the days are longer and Spring is in the air - I love it! x Jo

Sue said...

Days are definitely getting longer.

Lovely butterflies.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Diana Taylor said...

Gorgeous butterflies, and glitter is definitely obligatory! I just love the circular bottle holder for the glitter glues - I haven't seen one before, what a fab idea! Hope you have a great week,
Diana #35

peggy lin said...

I love love them ,very pretty butterflies on your card
Happy WOYWW hugs

Peggy

misteejay said...

Looks like you have lots going on Julia.
The lighter evenings aren't quite stretching to the time I travel home from work - yet - but the mornings are so much nicer. No more stumbling round in the dark not wanting to disturb anyone.
Toni xx

Angela Radford said...

Lovely busy desk Julia and yes I can see daylight too. Printers, oh boy! Told my one not to buy cheap cartridges for the laser!!!
Now we have some of the good stuff again thank goodness.
Happy woyww, Angela x

Angela Radford said...

Sorry Julia, I'm 37 (I wish lol!)

Lisca Meijer said...

Yes, it's so nice when days get longer. When I lived in the UK I used to go to work in the dark and come back in the dark. The day I came back in daylight was a celebration!
I like you card with butterflies. I suppose it's for a workshop. And the upside down bottles must be glitter or something. I don't posess any glitter apart from some Christmas red and green glitter glue from the 'pound shop'. It's nice to have glitter in soft colours.
Have a great week,
Lisca#38

Artatag said...

Butterflies? Green lawn? Glitter? Is it turning spring on your personal planet? If yes, I´ll move!
Hugs
Gabriele 17

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Love the glitter bottle holder, must get one! Yes, butterflies must have glitter! I love the change in light, how the days are growing longer. Asking for your wisdom on how to start a link party. Please stop by and impart any advice you may have. Diane #39

Patsy Paterno said...

Love your comment about your husband! I think that's very British!! Lots of cool things going on at your desk today!!! Can't believe we are going on 300!!! I have to say, Julia, that's a lot of work for you!! I tried putting a linky on once and I gave up after 1 try! Too much work! So thank you 300 times!!! An advance happy valentine to you and your husband who really is the nicest person. I can't believe he made a carved wooden stand for us a couple of years ago! I don't think my husband would make ONE even for me! Patsy

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I never find my desk as interesting as yours. You always have something that grabs my attention and makes me say...hmmm... I am always so curious and I love to visit! Thanks so much for hosting this little get together and for letting me peep over your shoulder!
Glenda #41

House of Bears said...

I spy stickles. I bought those once, didn't use them, sold them on then wished I still had them! I often do that with stash!

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, lovely to see daylight through your window- I'm sure you agree with that. It is nice the nights are drawing out, Loving the butterfly card, and yes glitter with butterflies (and dragonflies) is obligatory. I really, really need one of those Stickles holders. Can you buy them, or did some lovely handyman make it for you?
Have a lovely week, huge hugs, Shaz xxx
By the way, think I may have solved the crop problem, will be a short visit, but we should still be there!

Carmen said...

I have been known to let loose a few flying karate kicks at a printer, never mind a few rude words. They blatantly bait people. They do.

Love the card and am loving the lighter afternoons too!

Shel C said...

Oh how nice to see the green grass out the window. Must be lovely for sitting and crafting of a afternoon :) That is a cool stickles holder being able to store them upside down. Butterfly card is beautiful..love it :) Shel #45

Christine said...

Love that stickle storer! The light nights mean that we have dinner later - I stop crafting as the light goes, nearly five now, Spring is on the way!!

Have a good week, thanks for hosting again.
Bishopsmate #47

Sandy Leigh said...

Not only is glitter the law when doing butterfly stuff - a trail of it around the house allows your family to find you! I know this from experience. Love your desk today! Sandy Leigh

Nannie4 said...

The very first thing I noticed in your photo, Julia, is the GREEN GRASS. the GREEN PLANTS. The BRIGHT, SNOWLESS DAY. Ok. I'm getting over it. {sniff} Oh yes, the desk. The card is beautiful. The more sparkly the better for butterflies -- goes without saying. Still loving your Stickles holder. Happy WOYWW.

Marit said...

the 'person using the printer' must be a man.. I recognize the things you describe, ha! Yes, isn't it lovely that Spring is really near... I too love that I have daylight in the atelier almost untill dinertime! I'm looking forward to get creative in the evenings too (but we will be way into Summer then...) Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #43

Cardarian said...

Isn't it funny how little things like cartridges upset our boys?? Ha,ha
Love your card and I have no Glitter glue - no actually at the moment I have one glitter glue and I think it will do me for a while!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Kristiina Majuri said...

The green in your pic caught my eyes straight away...we wont have green for a month yet, but the sun has been shining for a couple of days and actually with the snow the enlightening effect is double. Besides I had time to watch the sunrise today (and just half an hour ago my son complained that its too hot, when the sun shines on him through the window!)

Maxine said...

Glitter can be used all the time! I am sure I use it far too much, but who can get bored of pretty sparkliness!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I liked that card when I saw it in t'flesh yesterday! Butterflies and glitter are synonymous, aren't they - it's the law that they have to be used together :-)
I've started knitting a Hooter in Cadbury Purple tinsel yarn at SW this morning. It's good colour therapy, a really happy colour!
Hugs, LLJ 23 xx

Laura said...

You are right, it became law to use glitter on butterfly projects some when in the 1990's :D
Thanks for hosting x
Laura

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh you are so right, having the daylight lasting a bit longer each day is fab when you are crafting. Even tho I have an Ottlite you can't beat proper day. Your desk looks very pretty love your glitter storage. Perfect! Take care Zo xx

jan spencer said...

Lovely to see your desk in daylight, always makes you feel better when the lighter nights start arriving.

Jan S no 54

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

Your posts always bring a smile to my face! Butterflies are gorgeous on anything aren't they?! I too am loving the changing "light"!

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful card! And ohhhhhhhhhh how I enjoy vicarious your garden view with all its green! I am loving the longer days too. Your Stickles organizer looks to be da bomb! Beautiful card : D #50

Lindart said...

You have such a lovely view from your desk, it must be so nice to slowly see Spring coming everyday! My view is a wall, which is why I have a TV to look at while I work! Lindart #59

Nan G said...

Cool butterfly card. Love that hide tape gun! Lovely to be able 'to see' out your window today. Yea, Spring is on the way. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #62 p.s. Can't tyoe today my name only shows Na G.....ugh!

Eliza said...

Printers are going to be the death of me, I have one with bloody gremlins in it. I also purchased one of those stickles caddies, stupid thing you have to leave one out or the bottles get stuck in the lid. I took it back and got a refund. I hope you are doing well, nice to see some light beaming in your window. Sorry posting late this week, it hasn't been a good week for me.

Hugs Eliza & paws from Yoda

itsamistry said...

I spy butterflies!!! and yes glitter needs to be added to them. Isn't it lovely we're getting to that time of year when the days are lighter longer? Anita 63

Lizzie said...

Yes, I definitely like it when the evenings begin to be lighter. Just now, I'm driving to my mum's at tea-time in the daylight. Coming back, after I've made her tea, it's still dark - but that won't be for too long I hope!

The butterfly card looks interesting... And of Course butterflies Must have sparkle and glow - or they just wouldn't look right! Enjoy your course :-)

There's a little bit of shimmer on my desk this week too (can you spot it?)

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Lovely butterflies, but my favourite thing about your desk this week is how light it was at that time of day. Hooray for lighter evenings.

Stacy Sheldon said...

I think its a given that butterflies have to sparkle so, your good ;) I have some cleaning to do before I can make a new mess again. ~Stacy

Laura (Bookworm) said...

Hello, Julia, I'm enjoying the benefits of the earth's rotation over here, too. It makes such a difference to be driving home from work in daylight/dusk versus dark. I agree wholeheartedly -- butterflies & glitter or shimmer definitely go together. :) Happiest of WOYWWs to you! ~ Laura #53

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Julia! My interview went quite well - thanks for the good luck wishes. I'm just concerned that if I get the job, I won't have that much time to do arting and WOYWW-ing any more :( So true about the day light! Is it at all possible that winter is behind us now? Shhh, let's not jinx it! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #27

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Hey sunshine! That's a huge bonus as I know it makes this girl happy. The boxes do look a bit precarious but everything else is nicely stable and ready for action.

Mariane said...

I envy your garden, I have none what so ever :) - AND Yes !!!! You ARE allowed to use glitter all around the year and counting the nights even. He he. It is a lovely place you have Julia and men sometimes think they can make all technically things without even knowing what they are ... I say no more lol... Thanks for this and all the other great things you are doing

Kind regards
Mariane

Kim said...

Forget the daylight...it's the green!! We'll have snow on the ground through April at this rate! And while I don't think butterflies are mandatory glitter-users; I do find them one of the acceptable subjects! I do like the look of that card...

sandysewin said...

Well, if a certain someone is so picky about their printer ink, then perhaps they should go pick it up their own gosh darn selves. Just sayin'. Sheesh.

There are things I never, ever buy because I'm sure to get the wrong thing every time.

Yay for more daylight and yay for glittery butterflies!


Happy creating and happy woyww,

Sandy #19

Margie said...

I love glitter!Linked up today, and I am a new follower!

Shoshi said...

Nice busy desk, Julia, and what a pretty butterfly card! Sorry to be so late in the day this week, but still a few minutes of Wednesday to go! Not having a great day today, but seeing the surgeon tomorrow and hopefully we'll have some more definite news about hospital admission and surgery. At least the cancer has not spread beyond the bowel which is good news.

Shoshi

pearshapedcrafting said...

Sorry! Missed the WOYWW boat today! Couldn't resist a peek though! Oh how I love that stickles holder!! Chrisx

Lavinia said...

Hello Julia! Its been ages eh! I see your desk is full of ideas as usual. I would like that Stickles spinner, did you make it? And I always like a perspex box. Hope to be back Blogging if and when! Good to see WOYWW still rolling on, well done Julia & nearly 300 posts! Fantastic! Have great week.
Lavinia
x

Jennifer Stahr said...

Love your butterfly card! Don't get me started on printer ink...I'm so loving this WOYWW! Thank you Julia!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

A creative chaos - you are one busy woman! :<) I am so late today but didn't want to miss! Wishing you a great day tomorrow!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Morti said...

Got here eventually! LOL

Neet said...

Have got a new Kindle so am addicted to reading at the moment so yesterday was spent doing that plus we had no heating as the boiler had to be fixed so that's my excuse and I am sticking to it.
I thought it was a rule that butterflies had to have sparkle on them somewhere - or am I mistaken - don't think so. Shoes, I think come into the same category - am sure there are others.
Keep sparkling!
Hugs, Neet 28 xx

Shoshi said...

Thanks for a lovely comment, Julia, and for your encouragement for my coming ordeal. The anaesthetist pulled a face when I told her about the primitive post-op pain relief I experienced 20 years ago and said, "We can do a lot better than that now" and outlined all the measures they will take to make me comfortable. I have discovered a hilarious thread on a health forum I'm on, shared by what they call "ileostomates" (love it) full of poo jokes. The guy who started it told me that before I know it, poo will start to dominate my life, and poo jokes lol! Funny how poo brings out the child in all or us, isn't it! I think humour, as well as being mentally strong and having a positive attitude, is half the battle. Someone else said I had guts in my head. Must get my surgeon to dust off his anatomy books and check out that weird bit of anatomy lol!!

We'll get through it somehow, however unpleasant it may be.

Thanks for passing on my message to Zsuzsa. I have emailed her. It's strange, but the whole comments section on her blog is missing for me - I don't think it can be any Firefox settings or anything, because hers is the only blog this is happening with.

Shoshi

Tocoart said...

glitter is the Law, I worship glitter. I put it on everything, cant stop myself. I have envied your glitter rack and contents since I first set eyes on it! xx

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