Wednesday, 27 May 2015

WOYWW 6th Year Anniversary edition

Remember gentle Desker, if you intend to be in the ATC swap, you need to add an asterisk * after your name when you type it into the Linky thingymabob. Then the next person on the list with an * will be the person you need to get in touch with to send your ATC to. I hope that's easy and clear!

Nikki C has again come up with a choice of badges that you may like to choose from to add to your blog. Or collection. As always, huge thanks to Nikki; because I can't do this sort of thing, and whilst there's generosity like Nikki's about, I don't have to learn!
Your desk/space is definitely a reflection of your personality, your art style, your craft passion and your life. No doubt. We've said before that a psychoanalyst would have a field day, and here's proof...

Seriously, letting us see your desk is as good as taking us on a tour of your home and daily life. We see that you've been too busy to tidy, or indeed to create. We see that because you were poorly, you've lost the energy and mojo to do much but browse mags and pinterest. We see that you've been shopping and then need to see what you do with your new toys. We see when your family have birthdays, babies, graduations and sadly, even funerals. You can't consistently let us see your desk without striking chords of empathy and therefore friendship. And dear reader, gentle Desker, what 6 years of revelation has done is granted each of us a  guaranteed cheer squad, shoulder to lean on and defender of your craft.  And so, if we don't make it to your place every week, or there are times when you can't fit in a reciprocal visit...we get it. We understand. Because we're friends, and this is about enjoying that which we can share across the miles of internet.

Thank you, thank YOU for being a part of it. Please enjoy it. 
Don't forget that *!



69 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I didn't forget the asterisk, and I look forward to seeing who my PIF is. Thanks for putting this wonderful party together. If it weren't for you, this would never have happened. And it just gets better over time. You are the glue that holds us together.

Happy, happy 6th WOYWW anniversary. May it last forever and a day.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

It's been such a lovely journey thru the years and around the world, desk hopping every week. I've got my dancing shoes on for this week's hop and say once again, thank for the party. Happy WOYWW

MA

Kristiina Majuri said...

Ok, so I forgot the *... and clicked the removal, it just didn't seem to remove the link, so there's two, sorry and happy woyww!

Kristiina #5 or 6 or something :)

Patsy Paterno said...

Hi Julia! I am so sorry, in spite of your many reminders, I forgot the asterisk!!! I think you are going to have some work (like last year) removing our names again!!! I love what you said in the last paragraph!!! Yes sometimes I feel so bad because I can't visit as many deskers as I'd like :^((( I remember the first year I joined, I could visit every single one! We weren't so many then of course. Thank you Julia- I know a linky party isn't easy because I tried it once and never did again!!! Happy Anniversary! If anyone should celebrate it's you!!! patsy

Helen said...

Happy Party!!! Thanks for encouraging this friendship thing, which is the most important part of this after all... much love and may it continue as long as you can face it, ha ha!! at least your desk today shows signs of activity, mine doesn't!!

Robyn said...

Happy 6th, and heres to atleast 6 more. I have an ATC with your name and crown on it! Off to desk around the world thanks to you!
Robyn* 14

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Woohoo, party time!!! Congrats on an amazing achievement, me dear ol' mucker. Enjoy today :-)
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia...well I'm laughing my head off 'cause I forgot the asterisk and then I checked and half the ladies have done the same - we must've been so eager to join in or maybe we're all getting a bit old. A big congrats on 6 years, well done, pat on the back and THANK YOU hugs, you're a gem...ENJOY the day RobynO#18

voodoo vixen said...

Happy Anniversary to you and all the lovely deskers for the last 6 years!! Who would have thought eh? That sheer nosiness could endure and friendships forged and countries covered... it is truly amazing this little group that meets up each week!!

Eliza said...

I did forget the asterix 'ah stupid me' ah well have done it now and maybe I will adopt both numbers, I feel greedy this week LOL. Love the messy desk shot a bit of a reflection of mine I think. Happy Anniversary, truly you are a magnificent person to keep this blog hop going all these years, a real credit to you and your character, or just a glutton for punishment. No seriously thank you for uniting all of us. Yoda loves ya too.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 22 & 23
Happy WOYWW Anniversary

Claire Grantham said...

Aaah - I forgot the asterix...I was too busy welling up at your beautiful, accurate post. What wonderful WOYWW friends I have made, they make me happy even when I feel blue and when I am happy they make me soar. Cx #25

Eliza said...

Just having a look at the sign in ledger and it seems I am not the only one whom forgot the * what a giggle. Thanks for the smile girls it just goes to show how eager we are to sign in.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda

Create With Joy said...

Happy Anniversary Julia! Here's to many more years of desk-hopping, friendship, and "creating with joy"!

Belinda Basson said...

Happy 6th anniversary! Thanks for being the glue between us all every week. It is true that friendships have formed here between us around the globe, I even got to meet a fellow desker AliH all the way over here in South Africa not once, but twice because of the fellowship created here on a Wednesday. When I don't get my desking in, my week just feels off kilter. Thanks for having your crazy thought 6 years ago and sticking to it. I for one am grateful.

Nikki C said...

Yippee to Julia and her want to snoop around the world at all our desks this is always fun to check out others stashes. Of course I forgot the * 1sr time around so I've added my name in twice lol. Not sure what # I will end up happy woyww to everyone and enjoy the buttons hugs Nikki 10 or 12 at the moment

Beverley Baird said...

Happy 6th WOYWW anniversary - what a wonderful achievement! Great idea for the swap.
Love the creativity happening on your desk.

Kyla said...

6 years!! Bet you never thought you would still be doing this 6 years later? So glad you did though as I know I have made many new friends via this weekly get together, so thanks from me :-)

Kyla

Twiglet said...

Such a simple but totally brilliant idea - congrats on 6 years of fun, friendship and craftiness! Your words sum it up perfectly Julia. x Jo

Shel C said...

Wow...6 years of a great linky party. Congrats to you :)

Sue said...

Sadly I am not taking part in this weeks WOYWW. Not been well, so no crafting.

I love seeing the work areas of others.

Hope you have a happy WOYWW. Sue

Artatag said...

Congrats on that great anniversary! Sadly I had so much to do the last weeks, that I totally forgot about this important date. I hope you do a lot of celebration today and I wish you a lot of fun!
My anniversary is tomorrow (better not tell, how many) and I am on tour, so for me everything is still mixed up.
Hugs
Gabriele 36

misteejay said...

Happy WOYWW 6th Anniversary - fabulous achievement.
Toni xx

MrsC.x said...

happy anniversary!!
charlie #35

AnyOldCraft said...

Morning Julia.
You are absolutely right.
We don't need to visit in person lol

Carole Z said...

Sorry I haven't had a chance to take part this week...life as overtake craft at the moment, but happy 6th anniversary! Hugs Carole ~ Z X

Neet said...

Thanks for all the fun and friendships you have forged over the last 6 years. It is nice to see some folks still on here who I first met through your blog when I joined.
You really are the Queen of Deskers and we all thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Hugs, Neet 29 (if only ...) xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah, a very beautiful post Julia, really captures the heart of WOYWW.. and you are there at the heart... Am fighting another tooth infection but wanted to join so made the effort ...now must go and make my atc as it in not done. It wouldn't make today's post anyhoo, as it is late here already, your 6am is our 5pm... funny world.
Thanks for being such a wonderful hostess down through the years have been here for all but WOYWW 1.
hugs and happy 312, Shaz in oz.x #33

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Annie said...

Such a lovely post today Julia....we have so much to celebrate today. Thank you for holding us all together and making it all possible. Here's to the next 6 years ;-)
Biggest hugs,
Annie x

Angela Radford said...

Just here to wish you a perfect day. If it hadn't been for you I may have stopped blogging before I got started properly. Meeting you and making so many great friends has been a pleasure thank you so much, have a great day and another brilliant woyww year, Angela x 37

lisa said...

Happy Anniversary Julia. You started a wonderful thing 6 years ago, that has put us in touch with some wonderful friends. Here's to another 6!!
Have a great day
hugs Lisax #38

itsamistry said...

YAY Happy anniversary!!! Time to pop open a bottle or two or three of Champagne - cheers. Sorry I've not been around the last few weeks but I just got a "proper" job on a contract basis so had to do some training for it. Glad that I got to help celebrate your anniversary though. Anita

RosA said...

Hi Julia, Your comments are spot on. I sometimes feel like I have more "friends" on line than IRL :) Thanks for keeping us all looking forward to Wednesdays in blogland :)
(I will let you know when my ATCs arrive. Can't wait!)
So, a very happy 6th Woyww Anniversary! Hooray!
RosA # 40

Oh, and for the first time I managed to link up correctly, with an asterisk, first time around :)

My name is Cindy said...

Well remembered the comment this year but blogger isn't behaving today, had to re-write my post in another 'platform' as apparently I don't exist. Still nothing would keep me away from the celebrations! Have a good day, Cindy xx

Marit said...

Dear Julia. Congratulations with the 6th anniversary. Joining in WOYWW is one of the best things I did online (well, starting a blog to begin with...) Your post explains exactly why I love this bunch of online-desk-friends so much... keep it going and keep on rockin'. Love from Holland, Marit #43 (and #44... forgot the *... oops....)

Christine said...

Just passing through ......... catch you later .........

Bishopsmate #46 ish

Jac Desordre said...

Good morning Julia,

Congratulations on your 6th Anniversary. Ive not long been blogging and noticed your WOYWW a couple of weeks ago, so i sat in the shadows watching, today I have taken the plunge and joined in with an "*" so I am really looking forward to sending an ATC to someone (im excited) Thank you for taking time out every week to do this, I am really enjoying going round and hopping and noseying at all the spaces.


Thanks for the snoop on your workspace
Jac x
N0.39

pearshapedcrafting said...

Happy Anniversary WOYWW! Been having a few days at the caravan with our grandchildren but will be here later! What a great way to get to meet up with friends each week this is! I don't know how you came up with the idea but so glad you did! Hugs, Chrisx

Lisca Meijer said...

Happy 6th anniversary!
I haven't put an asterix after my name as I haven't done any ATCs. I'm travelling as you might remember. Today I have internet so I'm visiting as many as I can without being rude to our hosts.
Have a great anniversary week,
Lisca#45

sue jones said...

Happy 6th anniversary from a newbie xxx
Already to send off my ATC - Have a great day - heres to the next 6 years xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia. Little did you know when you started this what a monster you were creating! From the bottom of my heart I thank you for this, for all the wonderful friends I've made,and all the ones I've met 'in the flesh' at the crops. You and Jan make a great team, love you both. Happy 6th Anniversary, Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #17 xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hello lovely! Well bet you didn't think this would all be happening when you started this. But I'm so grateful you do because I have made online friends and real life friends now and that's down to you. The kindness and warmth that WOYWW brings is unparallelled I reckon. Be proud, very proud. Take care Zo xx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Happy Anniversary! Who'd have thought what that little idea would turn into. Thanks for beginning it all. Blogger is playing silly beggars and I can't actually publish my post at the moment. Will try again later.

Annie Claxton said...

Thanks so much Julia for bringing WOYWW into being and creating this wonderful, creative and supportive community. Sorry I put my name on twice as I forgot the asterisk first time :o) Here's to many more WOYWWs! Annie C # 48/49 xxx

jan spencer said...

Happy WOYWW from Poland, I managed to do a timed post but can't get in to link it up, ATC on its way
Jan s

Elizabeth said...

Happy 6th Anniversary, Julia. I've been around for much of those six years and had so much fun participating ... indeed, if I have to miss a week or so I get withdrawal symptoms. Crafting is such a solitary activity but through WOYWW I've made so many wonderful friends, so thank you Julia for hosting WOYWW :) Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #54

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Happy WOYWW #6...Nikki did a fantastic job on all the badges, Each one is unique. And you dear Queen of the BlogHop, are special...thanks for the fun. It's been like you say, our everyday life displayed and the friends from it have been so gracious. Here's to many more !

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Happy 6th WOYWW Blogaversary! I love your touching and right on-target words about what WOYWW has turned out to be. Thank you for hosting this marvelous venue which has helped me grow as an artist and blogger. I've made many friends along the way, and for that I am very thankful too. Blessings!

Nannie4 said...

Happy 6th, Everyone! I screwed up and forgot the asterisk the first time, so #58 is my correct number. I have ATCs ready for those who agreed to exchange and for the next asterisked person on the list. Thanks to Julia for this fun WOYWW activity and for this anniversary swap. Thanks to to Nikki for the badges, and to all of you who participate and exchange visits regularly. I really enjoy this every week!

Sharon Madson said...

Happy anniversary! Thank you for the lovely time! I didn't know what I was doing when I started my Blog, but thanks to you I keep posting anyway! Still don't know what I am doing, but meeting a lot of wonderful friends! Hugs! #59

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary Julia! Thank you for 6 great years of snoopdom! You statement was beautiful, and so true. So here's to many more!

Neet said...

Your query: yes, I do have more room, about 6" wide but it is something. If only I could figure where to put the stuff that is piled up at the side of my stamps (in the drawer towers) I could claim a bit more back. Of course I fill it up with work but then that is the idea,more work area, as long as I move it afterwards.
I do have the perfect solution though! Elasticated walls!
Hugs, Neet xx

Angela said...

Congratulations on your 6th anniversary Julia! What a fantastic achievement. Thanks so much for bringing us all together, that's what Wednesdays are made for! Hope you'll be celebrating!

Have a lovely week

Angela x
Angel Greetings #59

Sandy Leigh said...

Julia--you are just the best. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! This weekly desker party, is as you so wonderfully put it, much more than that. I do adore my crafty friends I've made here, and I wouldn't be the same without it. And, I love your desk today. Hugs. Sandy Leigh

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I am slow getting round visiting today. I hate trying to do it on the tablet, far too many chances of messing things up. Thank you for hosting us all on this great 6th birthday, and for your visit to me. Sadly it is not a teapot you can see. In fact, it is a special cup with an inhaler lid to try to get rid of the last bit of my cough. Glad you like my backgrounds. I love making them and then finding a good use for them. Have a great week. xxx Maggie #8

sally said...

I finally decided to jump in and link myself... A first not a last LOl

Sally

sandysewin said...

Congrats on 6 years of WOYWW! You know, some time back I had a similar idea, of getting folks to share what was happening in their creative spaces, but then said, "Nah, who'd want to see that?" lol

You've managed it beautifully, which it why it's done so well. :-)

Thanks for the blog visit earlier.

Happy creating and happy woyww!

Sandy #24

Ayala Art said...

Congrats! Wonderful 6th anniversary. A busy table makes a happy artist/crafter :oD

Hettie said...

Happy Anniversary Lovely Lady!! Congratulations on your 6th Anniversary.
Hugs
xx

Laura (Bookworm) said...

Happy anniversary, Julia! It's not everyone who invites dozens of people from across the globe to a party every week. Thanks for your perseverance and humor and showing us *your* space every week, too. ~ Laura the Bookworm #64

Lizzie said...

What a great post today, Julia! I have found a few "kindred spirits" through your meme (and I was so sad I didn't know about the get-together the other week... I'd have loved to have been there!).
It's fun seeing what others are doing and it does make me feel part of a community of crafters and makers, reminding me that I'm not the only one.
Thank you so much for hosting WOYWW for such a long time - cheers!
Your desk looks busy this week!

alice k. said...

It's my first time - I love seeing other desks and what people are working on. And I love atc's and that was a reason for me to enter today.
It is my first time, but it won't be my last.

Lea.H said...

Wow 6 years! Such a fab idea! Lea number 72

StampinCarol said...

Happy 6th year!! I'm so glad to have been a part of this for 2 years! I've enjoyed looking around and hope to be around a lot longer!
Carol N #55

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Six years is a lot of WOYWW-ing. Indeed psycho-ologists could have a field day with us! For instance, what do we make of that suspiciously pale pink blood splatter looking thing on your desk, eh?! hee hee Happy WOYWW!! Judy #73

April Story said...

Congrats on 6 years of great fun! Here is to 6 more!

April

AnyOldCraft said...

OMG I just saw where you are from.
You are only a few miles from where I lived for many years when we lived with my Nan and Grandad in Tidworth.

The promarkers would have stayed where they were but I needed my chair back lol #35

Kelly said...

Happy Anniversary, dear Julia! So sorry I've not played in awhile. I'll be back soon... just as soon as I have a desk to dirty. LOL Hugs and Creative Blessings! Kelly

Pat Brennan said...

Being a newbie I'm just catching up with what goes on here. Congrats on the anniversary you are brilliant for hosting a space where we can meet people like ourselves. Thank you

Pat x

Belinda Basson said...

I do like your idea of gluing the lids of the glitter jars to the underside of the shelves...that would stop them bing knocked off into the back of beyond on my desk...as for wanting to be organised...you did a great job on the stickle storage solution! Pity your DH keeps you busy, those could sell quite well I imagine. Thanks for visiting my desk. I am slowly getting to as many as I can before the next Wednesday speeds up on me. I swear they come round with velosity!