Wednesday, 29 July 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 321

Well thank you for asking...it's a bit messy but there is actually some work in progress. A minor miracle. I injured my wrist at the end of last week and have been splinted and off work. And bored. But the lack of use is working and my fingers are good to type now, so it's all good. And if you have me on your Facebook friends list - I'm sorry. I did whine; I felt sorry for myself. But I'm over it now, so it should be safe to look at your feed again!
It's a bit dull in here, the light's not ideal for this, but hey, we can see the main horror! An old book that I continue to use the pages from for inking and stamping upon projects. Sacrilege for some, fine for others. Better than sitting unused and unloved on the shelf of a charity shop if you ask me! The tree landscape is for a workshop next week..am dithering over the mount colours. That accounts for the spillage of gel and felt pens too. The tin is full of pieces of cut and dry foam, and you can see two ATG guns, rolls of tape and two pairs of scissors. Seriously, I have a problem. How marvellous! The little book with the house shape on it is actually an address book of Deskers...I promise it's in safe hands!
Come on then, join the others, share your desk, floor, lap table and views of what you're doing...we need to know. OK. I need to know. There are links at the top of this page to tell you how if you're contemplating for the first time...either way - jump in, we don't bite and the water's always bath warm!

55 comments:

Robyn said...

Ohhhh. an address book of deskers. I hope I'm in there just incase you ever find yourself in the neighborhood of my desk!
Sending lot s of healing light to your injury (no insult added!)
Robyn 3

Helen said...

I don't think you whined much.. only once that I saw... glad the wrist is getting better. Always our dominant one, isn't it..though I suppose it would be (doh!) Great desk, love the spill of pens.

Bridget Larsen said...

Sorry to hear of your mishap, hope it heals well. Is your outside table broken?...whodunnit? AHh old books for the thrift shop are my favourite as well. How many ATG guns do you need LOL
Bridget #1

RosA said...

I broke my wrist nine years ago, and I can, and do, still whinge about it! And am still contemplating having the op to remove the metal pins, so you are more than entitled to a little more whinging.

Yes, better to use old books than leave them to go mouldy on bookshelves, which is what often happens, sadly.

RosA # 10

Artatag said...

Ha, I am just drooling over your old book. Perfect for art journaling! That is what I do with mine.
Your desk looks just fine and the place outside looks wonderful!
Happy WOYWW!
Cheers

Gabriele 12

Tilly Tea Dance said...

The tree landscape is lovely! I can empathise with your dithering regarding mounting - I have many unfinished projects which hit the buffers due to dithering over the right bead, button or card to finish the job! I'm sure you'll choose something fab. The workshop sounds great, have a good one! :-)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Julia... well am sorry to hear of your wrist it can be incapacitating but glad it is on the mend..

Always love your desk it always seem to smile at me .. with its wonderful outlook!!
And how nice is that book with the addresses of WOYWW-ers and the card to be.. what fab image, HAPPY WOYWW!!
Shaz in Oz.x #6 I think.

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm glad your mitt is on the mend, otherwise you'd be unable to lift your coffee later this morning! See ya soon :-)
LLJ xxxx

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia, also sorry to hear about your wrist accident..never good but hope it's well and truly on the mend now. I do use old book pages but still find it difficult to do the first rip out of the book - suppose I should find one in the Op shop written in another language. Your desk is definitely not messy just busy. Enjoy your week Cheers RobynO#15

Sharon Madson said...

I stayed up until one in the morning, so I could post! LOL Is my address in your little book? I am sorry about your wrist, but glad you are on the mend. #18

MrsC.x said...

i didnt think you moaned only one post that i saw and you are allowed to moan when you hurt yourself....its in the rules! Glad that it is on the mend now
Fairly tidy desk for you Julia espesh whilst in the mist of a project :)

happy woyww
Charlie :) #20

Annie said...

Glad the wrist is on it's mend and I for one are happy to listen to the moans....we all have to have a moan now and then and a poorly wrist is just reason. It sounds like your off for a coffee with Jan later...give her a hug from me please and have a big healing one for yourself.
Annie x

Peg Robinson said...

Whining is allowed when you hurt. Sorry you have been dealing with this. Love your desk. those tape runners are impressive. I love the little whatsit thingy you have holding your glue bottle. very clever. Peg R 23

Lisca Meijer said...

Sorry to hear you hurt yourself. I don't see you on Facebook (wanna be friends?)so I had no idea. Hope it heals quickly, Some time off work is nice but darn inconvenient if it's your own business.
Nice busy desk. I hope you have the opportunity to do a bit more before you go back to work...
Have a good week,
Lisca#23

misteejay said...

Hope your wrist is well on the mend Julia.
Good to see you are managing some crafting.
Toni xx

sue jones said...

Hope you are well on the mend now.((hug)) The crafting is actualy pysio really ;)
Have a great week xx
Soojay 27

AnyOldCraft said...

Good morning Julia.
I love address books.
Still carry one around in my handbag.
Hope your wrist gets better soon :)
#30

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, sorry to hear about the wrist and hope it doesn't give you any bother in future. Like the idea of using the old book, you have prompted me to have a look at what I have before I send more to the charity shop. Have a good woyww and happy crafting, steadily.
Angela x 29

Twiglet said...

Glad you are able to use that wrist again! Have fun at coffee time and give Jan our love too! x Jo

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

So sorry to hear of your wrist and very glad it is on the mend. I always love looking around on your desk and am amazed at those wonderful windows in front! Glenda #31

Christine said...

Wish I had the forethought to save all the addresses sent to me by the deskers!!! Well done you.
Glad to hear you're up and running, although only the craft desk I hope.
Have a good week
Christine

Bishopsmate #34

Lynsey McGreavey said...
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My name is Cindy said...

Good to hear the wrist is on the mend - though I should milk for all its worth - don't want to risk it happenning again lifting planks of wood in the workshop!! Happy WOYWW, Cindy x

Lynsey McGreavey said...

Hi Julia, sorry to hear about your wrist - if it makes you feel any better I sliced my arm at the weekend and had to have 4 stitches it it, so you're not the only wounded one. These bodies just aren't durable enough! ha! Agree with you on the book, no point in it gathering dust or feeling lonely in a charity shop. I like the tree landscape, very pretty! Lyns #35

Lynsey McGreavey said...

Hi Julia, sorry to hear about your wrist - if it makes you feel any better I sliced my arm at the weekend and had to have 4 stitches it it, so you're not the only wounded one. These bodies just aren't durable enough! ha! Agree with you on the book, no point in it gathering dust or feeling lonely in a charity shop. I like the tree landscape, very pretty! Lyns #35

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, glad to hear your wrist is on the mend.It's a bit of a shocker when you discover how much you can't do as easily, isn't it? Funny, I still use my mouse left handed since I had my arm splinted, and thats 2 years or more ago now,lol. Love the treescape card- gorgeous colours. Hugs,Shaz xxx

Sue said...

Hi Julia, Glad your wrist is improving. I get so frustrated when I have to wear my splint due to Carpal Tunnel, so totally sympathise.

So not a little black book then?:) LOL

You take care.

Happy WOYWW
Sue # 38

CraftygasheadZo said...

Here's to a speedy recovery lovely. Am glad your wrist is allowing you to do some stuff at least. Glad you are making use of the old book. I used to hate tearing into them but have got over that and am trying to do some book art! Take care Zo xx

Anne said...

Ouch re the wrist. I too would be very bored! Hope it's soon completely recovered. Happy WOYWW Anne x @ 41

Barb said...

So sorry to hear that you've injured your wrist Julia. I do hope it heals properly soon. The view from your desk is so peaceful. Happy WOYWW. Barb#33 xx

Sandy Leigh said...

You got a pink ATG gun! I do love mine, and it currently needs a refill. That's how much I love it. I also enjoy using pages from some old books I have for crafting. I dipped below and read your Tuesday blog. My lonely only daughter is 21 and just starting her senior year in college. No boyfriend by the sea. That sounds delightful! Prefers ice coffee, but really loves hot tea. She's at home today, knitting hats and working on her BookTube channel. Aren't daughters the best? I wish she had been twins! Hugs! Sandy Leigh

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I like the idea of using an old book to stamp and do your distressing on. Do you ever use the pages for background on projects? Blessings!

Kim said...

Glad your wrist is getting better; being braced up is no fun!! Good luck with finishing the cards...looks good so far!

Monica said...

Hi there juli, Not able to post as photos on ipad and mobile will not move to PC. My drop box is full. Why I do not know. But just wanted to say Hello. Spent 7 days in North Carolina on a mountaintop, 4000 ft,with 11 other women who I met online 6 years ago. we all tend to be multi media types.It was enormous fun. Alas the Boiled Books projects resulted in a massive dose of Poison Ivy for me. I am one itchy dame. Aparently it will take two week to go away. So meanwhile sorting out my stuff and will "scratch out" some art in my various incomplete projects.
Hugs Monica

Shoshi said...

Hi Julia, sorry you've hurt your wrist and hope it's better soon. I'm not joining in WOYWW this week because my desk is bare and I'm feeling awful, midway through 1st week after a chemo treatment, but thought I'd just pop in and say hi.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Running a little late tjhis week. Glad to realize it's already Wednesday. A little loved is great. I bring those books home and can't cut them up! And I get them at our fair, which will be next week. Free donations Always enjoy that window view.

Stacy Sheldon said...

I think everyone who has a hurt owwie is entitled to whine just a but at least once, maybe with some wine too :) love the view out into your garden from your window so much Julia :)glad to hear you are feeling better. ~Stacy #48

KraftyKaren said...

I would be whiney too if I had a wrist injury and couldn't craft - many years ago I had RSI in both wrists and was banned from crafting and typing for 2 months - I was a right miserable wotsit but did get a lot of books read in that time. Look forward to seeing the card once it is completed. And sorry I haven't WOYWW in ages - hopefully I am back now

Elizabeth said...

I don't think you whined much at all, Julia. Certainly no more than I do when writer's cramp is giving me grief and I can't craft. In fact, I'm so impressed that you've managed to type up a post at all for this week ... shows dedication above and beyond the call of duty! And your desk looks very busy despite the splint. Apologies for not being around for a few weeks - life and all that - but I'm hoping things will have quietened down now allowing me to participate fully again. Hugs, Elizabeth x #52

Elizabeth said...

Just a quick answer to your question about the picture on my desk. My grandson and his partner are pictured with their newborn son, my great grandson, Callum John. Our local papers publish photos of all newborns in the area ... a lovely thing to do. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

StampinCarol said...

Good to hear your wrist in on the mend. I'm sure being in the splint made things quite difficult. Your desk is interesting, especially the address book of deskers! I've been vacuuming and mopping today along with making a card for a challenge, finishing the gazebo, and other mundane things. Hope you have a great week!
Carol N #39

catiecuddles said...

Hope the wrist is better soon Julia.
Take care.
Catherine x
#55

April Story said...

I hope your wrist heals quickly. I really like the colors of the background of the trees. Looks like you've really been at it. ;-)
April

Neet said...

Glad to hear you are being good and resting as told, so hope you are carrying on with that for the rest of the week at least. You should be wining (note the missing 'h') whilst you have the time to do so, so sit back fill your glass and get those feet up and use the other hand for the glass.
Hugs, Neet 25 xx

Diana Taylor said...

Ouch! Hope your wrist gets better soon. I love the tree card and the pink tape gun - my yellow one gets in a hopeless mess and I barely use it now - all the tape seems to slide about and become glued up! I hope you have a good week and are able to do some gentle crafting.
Diana #49

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Always enjoy the view from your desk, looking out into your yard. Photos of desk are always great to see even if sunlight doesn't cooperate! I like the idea of having an old book to use for inking and stamping on. I see Pinterest photos of artists who draw of stamp on pages of books and color/watercolor them in. Tried it but not my thing. Enjoyed my visit, as always. Hope your wrist is better!

sandra de said...

No problem having an occasional whine or rant gets it off your chest and spreads it out in space. Which makes room for recovery. have a lovely week.
sandra de #37

Lynnbobscrap said...

I'm so excited to finally join you again!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Ohhhh... a bum wrist is no fun. I hurt my right wrist one time and it was so weak I couldn't drive with it. I drive a manual, so I'd have to reach over with my left hand to shift. Very awkward... and never mind all the crafting I couldn't do. I'm glad that is behind me now. I hope yours heals up soon. Thanks for the visit already! Judy #50

Kristiina Majuri said...

That tree image looks great, wouldn't mind hearing what stamp it is (supposing it is a stamp?) the background has so many colours, I guess several mounts would work, each making the result different :) Perhaps whoever is in the workshop would like to dither over the same problem and the effects of that narrow line around the image... Hoping you have your hand back by now, happy belated woyww!
Kristiina #17

AnyOldCraft said...

Morning Julia,
Thank you for visiting.
That candle is one the hubster bought for me.
I usually only use yankee candles but he though I might like this.
I have to admit it does smell glorious :) #30

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