Wednesday, 20 May 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 311

OK people, get your Act into gear and line up your Mojo. If you're planning to take part in next week's WOYWW ATC swap to mark the anniversary, you need to be ready to post your ATC on the day! There's all sorts of info to be found on separate pages at the top of this blog. Specifically, HERE.
OK, I can't put it off any longer. My desk is a man woman and child made disaster and smacks of neglect. Couldn't really be worse! Whilst I was at the WOYWW crop, is was a little untidy. I took this photo on Tuesday tea time so that I could brag this morning about how tidy it is. hmm, not so gentle Desker. I did not get back to it.
I unpacked after the WOYWW crop..which explains the upright envelopes at the back. Peeking out under them is an SU! stamp set I bought from Fiona at the Crop. No time yet to play. That was supposed to be last night, but I was too preoccupied with other stuff. The scrapbook papers flat on the desk are covered in printed off bank stuff placed there by Mr Dunnit to aid my book work. Miss Dunnit dumped my box of patterned scraps on top for the want of anywhere else. There's a scrap of left over wrapping paper at the back, the list standing up at right is the first page of Shopkeeper Gal's new workshop schedule. The rest of the stuff is just that. Stuff. Stuff that needs putting away so that I can actually approach my desk without losing the will to live. Ergh.
Enough about me...show and tell your own desk stories please!
Put WOYWW in your post title and link her for some international desk viewing. Thank you!

55 comments:

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Lol! Having put so much effort and attention into the crop, I think we can forgive tha mess.

:)

MA

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You make me laugh. Man, woman, and child disasters. And only YOU to clean it up. Hope this finds you still aglow in the aftermath of the crop and still "up" enough to clean up the mess on your desk!

Helen said...

Hope the stuff disappears soon so you can play with those birds!! wonder which pile they're in... lol! Twas a fab day as always and much love to you for turning up and making tea... xx

Kyla said...

Ah the classic my desk is full of stuff! Something I think many of us suffer from :-)
Kyla #8

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

We had a great day, who cares about the mess? I was packing up boxes on Monday evening, unpacking them after class yesterday afternoon, then repacking last night for class this morning. Made me mighty glad I travelled light on Saturday!

MrsC.x said...

good luck with the tidy mission and the book! eep! rather you than me book work gives me the willies!!

Happy Woyww! Have a great week :)
Charlie.x #11
or find me here
http://craftroomdiary.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/woyww-may-19th-2015.html

Annie said...

After having the special day that you had on Saturday who cares about a bit of mess? It was just soooo lovely to see all the photos and share it with you all.
Hugs,
Annie x

Nikki C said...

I know there is a desk somewhere in there you have so much going on at the moment may you find a little time to play with your new stamps what a great way to get some new ones to play with Hugs Nikki 5

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Holy Moly, that's impressive! You could run a Where's Wally' type competition...... ;-)
Hugs, LLJ 15 xx

Sue said...

Certainly a busy desk:) LOL

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue #18

Bridget Larsen said...

Its funny how we can dump stuff on our desks but no one else can hhaahahaha, you desk looks as messy as mine, however I just move to another area lol
Bridget #2

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Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, I can easily relate to your desk today as it resembles my own. Pleased you had a good crop day, ATCs at the ready. Have a great woyww, Angela x 21

Twiglet said...

Mess what mess? Thanks for posting those lovely photos of your happy day - you will soon clear the decks and be up and running. x Jo

Lynsey McGreavey said...

Oh dear, it's busy in a good way though Julia! :o) Lyns xx #23

Lea.H said...

A messy desk is just a mass of craft which is always a good thing! :)

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I'm afraid you are going to have to use the push back method or at the very least the pile-it technique and clear off enough space to play! It doesn't have to be large, just a small area to add something else! Have a great rest of the week! Glenda #28

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Great messy desk this week! Truly doesn't look all that bad. Most of the stuff simply needs a home.

Christine said...

I'm here ..... just about!!!
Coming down to earth now and so glad to see that 'normal life' is continuing!!
Your desk made me grateful for the fact that I can shut my door and no-one enters to put anything anywhere!
Have a good week
Christine

Bishopsmate #31

pearshapedcrafting said...

I wish I could blame someone for my mess!! Sadly it's only me - I don't know what Rita thought when she came to do my ironing! Even worse was the fact that a duty manager came in to do a health and safety check too, she gave me a bit of a withering look!!! Do I care - still enjoying memories of the weekend! Chrisx36

Lizzie said...

Sounds - and looks - as if you have been far too busy for such mundane things as tidying your desk. It looks interesting and fun to me. And my own work areas are very untidy, so who am I to criticise - other than with encouragement!
I'll try to pop back and see if you post about the busy crop you went to.
Just for a change, I have been card-making at LizzieMade studio. Haven't done that for months, so it's been fun.

Morti said...

LOL

You're not alone! Mine is a mess too....

RosA said...

It doesn't really look that bad. Honestly, there's just a bit of stuff there, and stuff always gets sorted out ... eventually. Doesn't it?
Big congrats on the crop, it sounds like it was fabulous fun :)!
RosA # 41

Nannie4 said...

I now have mess spread upstairs in the kitchen as well as in my craft space. I explained that in my post today. I need to tidy both areas, but I am just too busy right now! I guess many of us are partners in crime....er....craft mess!

Beverley Baird said...

Love your desk and your description! I don't feel so bad for mine! lol have a great day!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

OH you make me feel so good. You only need a 4x4 spot to work on ATC's, been there done that. You no doubt will find one thing you've been looking for on there but you do have an excuse. My whole house looks messy after we come home from a long weekend. Bet Saturday was awesome.

Sharon Madson said...

Hi Julia! Your husband is brave, mine won't go near my space. He is afraid of it! Happy WOYWW! # 50

Laura (Bookworm) said...

Better tie a rope to a tree trunk and then around your waist before you go wading into your space . . . lol. Or drop bread crumbs in case you need to find your own way back? A messy desk is a sign . . . of something, I'm sure. A sign of fun that was had, a busy life being lived, and trying to carve out time for creativity in the midst of it? I'm babbling a bit, so I'll stop now and just wish you a happy WOYWW. :)

Mariane said...

I believe there is a lot I have missed since last time I was here ;) There is so many articles out there about scrapbooking and mix media - so what to read? - Well I decided to buy something to my self and start something for myself?... Thank you ever so much for sharing
Kind regards
Mariane

Lindart said...

Lovely messy desk - shows that something's happening! Better than a clean tidy desk that never changes!
Lindart #54

Sandy Leigh said...

The crop sounds like it was such a wonderful time! Totally worth a messy lose-the-will-to-live desk top. My problem is, after a big tidy up, I can't bring myself to mess it up right now--but nothing will be made if there's no mess. Oh well. Hugs! Sandy Leigh

jill said...

Thanks for pointing out my spelling mistake Julia, . Spelling is not my strong point & struggle sometimes with it. Happy woyww Jill #10

Elizabeth said...

Chuckled at the 'man, woman and child made disaster', Julia. It's not one I've heard before but it's good :) I'm not a bit surprised that you've not been able to do much since the weekend - I've seen the photos and read the posts so I know what a great success it was, and it takes a lot preparation to have that much fun! Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #56

jan spencer said...

You have a good excuse, organising the crop!
Have a great weekend, ATC on its way and my post is scheduled
Jan No 38

AnyOldCraft said...

Good afternoon Julia.
I think you have enough on your plate without having to worry about tidying your desk :) #58

sue jones said...

am a bit late today but got here eventually!
Your desk looks fab! would love to rummage though it :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Thank you for sharing your large mess with us and restoring our faith in humanity. Seeing tidy desks like mine (not used is why) is so depressing. I'm glad you could cheer us all up!!!!!

Neet said...

That's not a mess, it is the sign of a busy crafter. Glad everything went tickety boo for you at weekend, You were on my mind and hopefully next year you will be on my left or right side because I am hoping to be there. It's just such a long way for me but I think we might have a holiday in your neck of the woods (if you get my drift).
Hugs, Neet xx

sandysewin said...

Gosh, the mess I make on my desk is bad enough without the rest of the family adding to it!

Thanks for the blog visit earlier.

Happy creating and happy woyww,

Sandy #26

Michelle G said...

I'm in a messy desk phase too and of course determined to tidy everyday, but then I find something interesting. Thanks for hosting a great hop.

Ali H said...

More mess =less stress - well I think it is a motto to aspire to !!
Glad the crop went well sorry we didn't make it this year - just so much on ! Take care Ali #9

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Desks do show that we are busy with better things than tidying :)

Love and hugs
Maarit

SARN said...

Just see the photo's from Sam (Hettie's) blog re the WOYWW crop. Looks like you all had a whole heap of fun as usual.

Happy WOYWW.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

misteejay said...

But at least you had a wonderful time at the crop - you can tidy up and put stuff away when you finally come down from that high.
Have a great week.
Toni xx

Lindart said...

For some reason Linksy does not like my #311 post, and has changed it to #307. Even when I tried to add another Link to #311, it wouldn't take it. Very odd. . . Lindart #54

Hettie said...

T'wouldn't be you without a bit of a mess on your desk and if we don't mind by now then we aint gonna 😄
Great day Saturday.
hugs
xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Morning from Australia Julia...have to finish off my desk visits today with the birthday thing happening last night. Anyway from all accounts it was one successful, fun, creative, friendly etc etc time at the Crop...the photos I've seen tell me with all the smiling faces. Hope you managed to get to your desk for a tidy up and then some crafting - never mind the weekend is looming fast so you'll be at it by then. Have a wonderful week, cheers RobynO#16 and thanks for visiting my desk.

Shoshi said...

Nice lot for you to tidy up, there, Julia! You must have had fun at the crop.

Just popping in at the end of WOYWW to celebrate the return of my mojo and to give an update! No desk photo, but a couple of cards I made this week.

Shoshi

April Story said...

Your desk is a MESS!!! Welcome to my world. ;-) April

Stacy Sheldon said...

Ha I took my photo on Sunday while I had a disaster going on so, there were more piles than normal anyways so, now that its clean. I don't have time to play.

Eliza said...

Hey I can relate to that desk. Did you have enough ATC's. Did you and Jan get one each?

email me if you have the time.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda

Marit said...

OK, I get it... you were very busy LIVING so never mind the mess... enjoy life dear! Be happy! Love from Sunny Holland. Marit#35

Carmen said...

You call THAT a mess? Pfft. :D

Kim said...

You've been busy...I'm sure it won't take half as much time as you think to get it all sorted and back to normal. Have a great week!

Pat Brennan said...

Thank you for popping over to see me. I am so enjoying belonging to this group. I hope everything in your day goes well my dear. Love your creative messy desk.
Pat x