Wednesday, 28 October 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 334

The clocks have turned - we moved back an hour into Greenwich Mean Time last weekend. Which means it's dark at 5pm and already I hate it! I took the photo yesterday in the late afternoon - oddly, it wasn't as pitch black outside as it suggests. My desk remains cluttered with unpacked stuff after being away for a crafty retreat with some girlfriends.
I haven't even managed to put away the LOs I made, let alone all the stash. Or move some of the stuff actually across the threshold into my workroom. I mean, why clutter up my desk area when I can leave it all to languish in the lounge! 
This is a scheduled post this morning - up and at it a bit sooner than I'd like to be really, but hope that bodes well for an early finish! If you're coming to the Crop at the weekend - we're looking forward to seeing you! Please welcome Marcie to your blogs will ya? She doesn't (yet) blog, but reads here regularly and that makes her a desker, donchafink?
Join in do....put WOYWW in your post title please, link here and we'll busy ourselves with a little visiting. Mine's without sugar, thanks.

44 comments:

Kyla said...

Boo to dark shorter days.....hurrah to crafty retreats :-)
Or even crafty days in Burbage ;-)

Helen said...

I'm totally with you and Kyla! and you needn't unpack now surely,just put it all in the car for Saturday!!

glitterandglue said...

Morning, Julia. Can't believe I've made it this early - something must have gone wrong with my sleep pattern! But that's changing the clocks, for you, isn't it? Have a great time at the weekend - and your desk and lounge look just great - so encouraging. I really ought to tidy mine both up -,but....
Have a good day.
Take care.
God bless.
Margaret #1?!

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Julia You sound as if you have had a lovely crafty time at the retreat and can look forward to more on Saturday! I wish we lived a bit closer. Maybe next year! I am on half term but still manage to be annoyingly awake at 6 o clock! Oh well, cup of tea in bed and a snoop around lots of lovely desks!
Hugs
Lynda B 4

Annie said...

Looks like you had a fun time at the workshop Julia. Hope the next one is just as much fun. Please give my love to all....I will being entertained by a magician at Phoebes 7th birthday ....fun times .
Hugs,Annie x

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I hate it when the clocks change in Autumn. Leaving home in the dark and not getting back 'til it's dark again, is very draining and I wake up far too early! Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Our clocks don't turn back until this weekend. But my body clock and the time clock are always out of sync after the change. I'm not playing again this week, but will be at the crop on Saturday in spirit, if nothing else!

butterfliecrafter said...

I don't think my husband would appreciate if I also took over the living room with all my stuff :-)

Twiglet said...

Ha! Up early today so I have even beat Wipso to signing in!! Cute little bag on your desk today - looks like one of those exclusive and totally unique LLJ creations? x Jo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wotcher! Putting craft stuff away is SO yesterday's news. Think of it as being extremely prepared for the next one :-)
Hugs, LLJ 13 xxx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, I'm early today too. We are awaiting the arrival of a new washing machine (boring I hear you say) and this is the second time they were supposed to deliver so it had better happen or I shall start to get very cross Lol! Have a great crop on Saturday, wish I could be with you. Not long now till the NEC (Hobby Crafts for those who don't know what it's all about)so need to make some space ready for that too. Happy woyww, Angela x 14

Lynn Holland said...

Morning Julia, I've still not put things away from my last run of workshops, it's all forming an unorderly queue on the floor.
Off to Argos now to pinch some more catalogues for next week's workshop - bookfolded christmas trees
Have a good time on Saturday
Lynn 18 x

sue jones said...

Not a fan of dark days either :( I am hoping that my desk has as many pages on if after this weekend as your does. Enjoy the crop at the weekend . Soojay xx19

Sue said...

I don't mind the evenings getting darker early, but I wish it could stay bright early in the morning.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #20

misteejay said...

Dark mornings, dark afternoons...makes the day seem so short.
Toni xx

Neet said...

Got the kettle on, no sugar noted but is it tea or coffee?
Ah, good to see someone else closes the door on weekend stuff not put away. perhaps you can leave some of it packed for this weekend - gosh, two weekend crops (ok this coming one is only a day but I bet you are busy with it all weekend). Wish I was coming - I know I keep saying "one day" but I will make it one time.
Have a wonderful time and lots of piccies please.
Hugs, Neet 17 xxx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I actually quite like the shorter days! We've already got our Christmas lights up - my son insisted they had to go up when the time changed. They turn the darkness magical! I don't do Christmas crafts, but I do fairy lights with abandon! Happy WOYWW, Julia!

Hettie said...

Hello Julia and Marcie.
Hope you have got extra bags so you can pack your stuff up for Saturday!! looking forward to the Crop!
xx

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

We haven't changed from Daylight Savings Time here in the States. It comes this weekend. I feel like I need to go to bed at 4:30 or 5 PM cause it is getting dark. No shame in not unpacking. I'm forever more just closing the door on my "stuff"
Glenda#24

Diana Taylor said...

I love the craft bag - it looks like a Lunch Lady Jan creation if I'm not mistaken? Lovely! I'm definitely not a fan of these darker evenings, I don't get nearly as much done. Hope you have a great week,
Diana #25

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I thought everyone changed their clock on the same day! I hate the darkness the time change brings as well. I often leave for work in the dark and come home in the dark, often missing seeing daylight at all! Your post gave me a good chuckle. Hope you will show those layout you created in a post. Would love to see them!

Lisca Meijer said...

Have you got all your stuff still packed? You might as well leave it until this weekend when, I understand, there is a crop.
I love you fabric tote. Did you make it or was it one of our fellow deskers...?
Have a great week,
Lisca#16

Marit said...

We changed time last weekend too in the Netherlands, and it took me two days to adapt! I don't mind the early darkness though... now I can burn candles in the afternoon! It's my own 'winter-ritual' and makes me feel all warm and cosy... Happy woyww and a big hug from Holland. Marit #30 (Oh, and my blogpost turned out rather long today, sorry!)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Julia,
Well, your cuppa with sugar is here piping hot and waiting downunder :D
...and have just edited my post with special welcome for Marcie, too.

Well can so relate to the Vesuvius like proportions of items around the place.. yesterday was cleaning day, it was tidy.. for one day.. Do love your pink crate though very eye catching hard to miss another huge plus ..

Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #31

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ha!! just realised it a cuppa it was WITHOUT sugar, and as Neet said .. coffee or tea? bit slow here .. it is after 10 pm time for bed I think .. peek around desks on morrow it has been a long day.
Shaz in oz.x

Ohhh Snap said...

Every year the US spends a little bit longer on DST (except for 1976? when the entire year was spent on DST). So next Sunday I'll get back the hour that was stolen from me : D. I'm a morning person, so I like the earlier light. It recently occurred to me there are adults who have never experienced the gradual shifting of seasons for an entire year.

That is an impressive stack of completed layouts you have there. And one of LLJ's bags holding all those goodies? I agree with everyone who said why unpack if you are just going out again lol.

Welcome Marcie : D.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,
I hate when the time changes. We are going through that in a few weeks. I'll be coming to work in the dark and leaving in the dark.

Your desk looks organized in it's clutter!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, waking up frequently during the night at least means I can link in then go back to sleep,lol.I swear, I almost feel like I'm going into hibernation! Looking forward to seeing you Saturday, I've even bought a hat for the occasion,rofl. Huge hugs, Shaz #10 xxx

Kelly said...

Have a great time at the crop! Wish I were able to be there. Sounds like fun!
Creative Blessings to all! Kelly ~41

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh Julia, we have to turn back the clocks this weekend and I am dreading, dreading, dreading. I prefer longer evenings over the early early sun! Oh well. I guess I have to put on my big girl panties and get through these next two months when it is dark at 5 p.m.! Sandy Leigh

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

I hate it too that it's dark so early! It's so depressing!

Have fun this weekend at the crop!

Greetings, Sofie #42

jill said...

Enjoy your crop this weekend Juila. Happy crafting Jill #45

Cardarian said...

Looking forward to the crop, I think it is quite good that you won't have to pack for Saturday - all is done - just pick up the bags and go!!!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Marcie :) let us know when you get your blog up and running. ( it really is a fun thing to see who all stopped by and what they notice about what you share.)
I am in my own head swamped with all the things I want to get done before the booth happens so, I am now in hurry up and stamp mode but, I have been taking photos and my post has lots of them.
PS I am glad to see I am not the only one who sometimes does not hurry to unpack all the loot and stash. :)
~Stacy #47

Christine said...

Shorter days! Boo! Boo! but it does mean cosy evenings in front of the fire .....
Hope you're just starting work earlier and finishing earlier...
Take Care
Christine
Bishopsmate #49

Nikki C said...

I feel asleep right after I added my link your desk is looking really big from this angle with lots going on as always
hugs Nikki 15

Create With Joy said...

Home sick.. linking up late... but popping by to wish you a happy WOYWW ! :-)

April Story said...

You already 'fell back'? We 'fall back' this weekend. I'm with ya on why clutter the desk when you can leave it where you set it down when you walked in the door. ;-)
April

peggy aplSEEDS said...

How nice for you to live close enough to other crafters and have these crafting events. I would love to meet some WOYWWers. Anyone coming to the Philippines? Enjoy your weekend!

Wen Sylvestre said...

Hello Julia, how wonderful you went to an art retreat with your friends. That's on my wish list too :) Now I do love Autumn and I don't mind an extra hour sleep during the clock change (we have it here in the Netherlands as well), but dark at 5 pm? Brrr. Wishing you a beautiful day!

Candace said...

Wish I could gl have a crafty week. One of the down sides of living here in the middle of Wales

RosA said...

How lovely to have a whole crafty weekend! And now another special day this weekend! Have fun :)
RosA # 28

reclaimed wood dining table said...

Ha! You're crafty! Sounds like fun! Have a great time at the crop!

Nannie4 said...

Hello, Julia. I can hear from here your iPad's indignance at being tossed like that. LOL It's nice to be visiting again. I have a lot of catching up to do and I will work on it. Have a wonderful day! :)
Nann #35