Wednesday, 20 January 2016

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 346

Grr. My desk smacks of the wrong sort of work! I've been turning 2015 into archive files for work, yawn. And because I'm so clumsy, there's a really cute dish to be mended. I bought it in Phoenix and use it to hold tomatoes. I dropped it whilst cleaning it, and I'm not ready to call it a gonner yet, so superglue will be wielded. Despite chinks and cracks, the pepper dish will have to go on a while!
See my Memorydex there under the door lock? Have finally worked out how I'm going to use it. (As a  memory store...I know how to use it, silly. You can also see my glasses case pinned to the cork board at left. Its really useful to have it there, it means I know where my desk glasses are at a glance. Cuts out all the hassle of finding them, and then when I pack for crop, they're ready and I don't have to use one of the pairs I keep in every other room in the house. It throws out my system if I do. Just me?!
Come and join the fun then, put WOYWW in your post title, make the post about your work surface and share it with us. Mine will be back to abnormality very soon!

64 comments:

Helen said...

what a very pretty tomato/pepper dish! hope you can fix it so it can go on being useful. Great idea with your glasses.

Neet said...

Oops, what a pretty colour the broken dish is. No wonder you want to mend it. Hope it fixes fine. Cannot see the glasses case on the board - but then it is night time here and I am sleepy, maybe I need to call back when it is morning here.
Hope you are ok
Hugs, Neet 3 xx

Bridget Larsen said...

I ALSO HAVE A a few pairs of reading glasses in strategic points around the house, because like you I mis place them or havent got time to find them. Oh dear that is a lovely dish, well join the clumsy club, I am terrible at keeping anything glassy.

Bridget #1

Helen said...

Errr 364 or 346? have I slept through? chance would be fine thing!

jill said...

I had to double check on the number of woyww , I think you have it wrong Julia. LOL
What a shame about your tomato dish I hope it can be stuck back together so you can continue using it.
Happy woyww Jill #2

Kyla said...

Good for you having a fixing session. I am often dropping things but luckily we crafters have a wide variety of glues to choose from!
kyla #7

Annie said...

I have to say that the only glasses I have stay on my face....cos I see very little now without them ;-)If I put them down somewhere I couldn't see them to find them, putting eye make up on is really difficult and if my glasses need cleaning [and they do often] I can't see whether they are clean or not when I take them off to do the job lol.
Hope you manage to repair your dish.....don't you just hate it when you break a fav dish.
Hugs,
Annie x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh no, I love that dish! Hope you can fix it ok. Tomatoes just wouldn't be the same.....
Hugs, LLJ 10 xx

Nikki C said...

Umm it's a big number for the pi now that's all I know lol and I real want to say your poor pepper dish is it's not all it's cracked up to be. How can one not say that that lol. Good idea for your glasses makes em quick to find
Hugs Nikki?? Forgot to put in my link

Nikki C said...

#8 phone didn't refresh and sometimes the auto correct loves to play havoc it wanted to change poor to poo....so wrong so wrong lol

Lynn Holland said...

Thought I was reading about myself there Julia for a minute. Mending dishes, glasses pinned to notice board, a pair in every room. I must be your twin.
I'm going back in now to have a look for more matching lifestyle tips haha
Have a great week
Lynn (oops I haven't linked up yet)
One I Made Earlier Today

Lynn Holland said...

Dropped a full carton of yoghurt last night Kyla. Grrr

Lynn Holland said...

Yes but why do mine all end up in one room haha

Clair said...

Personally, a break or two (or few) doesn't bother me too much. It means that an item has been well used and well loved.

I like the Japanese art of mending with gold mixed into laquer - maybe a little bit of glitter?

Clair @ Obstinate Pursuit

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Angela Radford said...

Good luck with fixing the dish. The colour and the finish on the glaze is very similar to some old pottery that I have. My grandparents were from Staffordshire and nearly all the family worked in the potteries so we have a few old pieces.
Anyway, have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 15

Clair said...

Ah, bad data connections are so irritating. My comment posted twice!

Linda Harris said...

Shame about your dish hope you manage to fix it. Good idea with your glasses case. Happy crafting. Linda #17

Catie Cuddles said...

I hate archiving... so you have my sympathy!
Happy woyww and have a good week. C xxx

Jill Kiln Fired Art said...

such a shame about your dish, I hate breaking things. Love the glasses case idea, I can never find mine. Have a good week.
Jill #21

Diana Taylor said...

Well I always know where my glasses case is but I just never know where my glasses are - they move around the house on my head and get put down all over the place! What a shame about the pepper bowl, it's lovely - good luck with mending it.
Hope you have a good week
Diana #20

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well done sorting out paperwork Julia, think I ought to take a leaf out of your book.

I rather suspect if I had a pair of glasses pinned to a pin board, I would not always pin them back up so efficiently.
One benefit of wearing glasses all day means I have them on from dawn to dusk, surely helps :) with memory .. But do use computer glasses so the system can break down and send me bonkers too :)
Happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x #22

Lisca Meijer said...

I have no idea what a memorydex is, but my task for today will be Googling that...
What a shame about the dish! It's very pretty. I love the colour. Superglue here we come!
Have a good week,
Lisca

My name is Cindy said...

Nice dish, hope your mending works! I find those kind of things are still sitting on te side of my desk a year later.Relieved to post at last, only taken me an hour. Really not feeling the love for technology at the mo!! Cindy xx

Twiglet said...

Oh shame about the dish - if anyone can mend it I am sure you can!! x Jo

Sue said...

What a shame the lovely dish got broken. Once you have mended it, you'll have to keep it full up, so you can't see the crack.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Hope you can fix that lovely dish Julia! So frustrating when that happens. Happy crafting, Max #29

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Morning Julia! Hope that dish is good as new very soon. I hate giving up on things I love. Glenda #31

RosA said...

Hope you can soon finish the "work" work and get back to some crafting work :)
I only need glasses for long distance, which is great, but I do have very large floaters in my right eye which can be extremely distracting with close up work.
Oh, and happy new year, from sweltering heatwave Sydney.
(Meeting Shaz in Oz in the city tomorrow. As well as catching up, I look forward to the air conditioned train trip!)

RosA said...

Sorry, out of practice ... @ 34.

Christine said...

Carry on Fixing .... sorry, DH has pulled a muscle so he's been watching old films .....

Looks a very attractive bowl - I would recommend hand washing after fixing..... just a suggestion ....

I'm with you on the glasses situation - change is as good as a rest.

Have a good week

Bishopsmate #33

shaz said...

such a pretty dish, hope you can fix it, personally i've boxed everything pretty up and sent it to the loft, i have some particularly clumsy family members here who would seize every opportunity to break things - unintentionally of course- so i've given up on pretty things till i know i can keep them safe!

Clemencia R said...

Hi Julia, that pepper dish is too cute, I wouldn't let it go either :) but I have to tell you every time I look at your desk there is always something I like and this time is that beautiful tin box on the left on top of the green lid container. I just love that tin box, what do you keep there? hugs, Clemencia

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh no and such a pretty dish too, I hope you can recover it. I love your way of putting things where you can find them. I only have 1 pair of glasses. Mainly cos they cost too much for me to have a 2nd pair (cos of my conditions I have to have varifocals even though I'm considered too young to need them!!)but I love how you say you have pairs everywhere!! I hve to wear mine all the time so I know they are on my nose so can't lose them!! You take care lovely. Zo xx

Jane Willis said...

That dish looks lovely, my husband colle4cts anything chilli-pepper themed so he would love it! I'm "lucky" in that I have to wear my glasses all the time, so I'm never in danger of losing them

Jane

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hope you can mend your dish, Julia! Why is it that it's always your favourites that break - never the one that you hate! Well, I guess, we use the favourites more often so bigger the chance. When I saw #364 I thought I went down a wormhole and lost 18 weeks along the way, LOL!

Marit said...

No, not just you... I spend a lot of time looking for my glasses too - even when my desk is cleaned... my glasses are just too small and with a silver frame too 'invisible'. I should either buy me a pair with a real colorful and thick frame or, like you, nail a case to my window sill... great idea! So sorry about your dish, it looks awesome (I'm a hoarder of cute dishes, bowls and vases...) Hope you can repair it to your satisfaction. Have an awesome week dear, hugs from Holland, Marit #41

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I'm sorry to hear about your keepsake bowl from Phoenix, but at least it looks like a clean and easy super glue fix. I hate it when something meaningful shatters beyond recognition. I also like the idea of pinning glasses to a cork board by your desk, since mine often getting buried in my under the creative rubble that is left behind after working on a project. I hope you share look on what you do with your new Memorydex in the future. Blessings!

jan spencer said...

Don't you just hate wearing glasses, I also have glasses in every room, I just bought cheap ones for crafting seeing as I can never find them.
Jan no 40

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. What a shame dropping that dish. Hope it repairs ok. I also hope that your desk can return to the more important job of crafting soon! You have reminded me that I need to get some more A4 folders to put the 2016 invoices into for the farm. Ali x #45

Beverley Baird said...

I just broke my favourite mug - I would have loved to save it - I can see why you want to save your plate. Happy WOYWW.

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, I have reading glasses in every room too- much easier than trying to figure out which room I left my pair in. It does get so hard to bin a favourite thing, even when it's seen better days. Sentimental daft bunch aren't we? Have a great week, huge hugs, Shaz xxx

Laura said...

As I kid I could never understand why my Nan had a pair of glasses in each room... I get it now of course!
Happy Wednesday!

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Mrs D. I'm so glad you're still here even though I was AWOL for ages. Such a shame about your dish, but I'm glad you're giving it a second chance! It's good to be back MMx #49

misteejay said...

I'm sure your repairs will be fine (alcohol pens are great for touching-up white edges where the cracks are).
Toni xx

Sandy Leigh said...

Is a memorydex the same thing as a roledex? I have a little tiny roledex I love, and I actually have a punch to turn any card into a roledex card to fit right on it. Anyone, that looks like a roledex, love it! Happy Wednesday! Sandy Leigh

Kim said...

It always kills me when I break a dish or vase; like you they are either mementos from trips or gifts...I hope you get it fixed up! Good storage tip for the glasses...I may be needing it soon; as my "bobble-head" action with the trifocals is starting to get old..

Brenda Lee said...

I have a fair few dishes that have seen their share of superglue too! That's a brilliant idea about the glasses. Happy Wednesday Julia!

trisha too said...

Super glue is a wonderful thing, best of luck with the mending!

And why do I not have a pair of desk glasses??? Thank you for the helpful hint, Julia. I'll be implementing Operation Desk Glasses today!

<a href="http://easilyamusedhardtooffend.blogspot.com/2016/01/whats-on-your-workdesk-wednesday-346.html>:)trisha
#56 today</a>

trisha too said...

Well I made a mess of the post link, and for whatever reason, it's being difficult about deleting it--I apologize for being untidy in your comments!!!

Elizabeth said...

There's a few scarred dishes/pots that wouldn't take too close inspection around this house too. When they are treasured, as your pepper dish is, it's better to repair than to toss! And I can see (pardon the pun) that having to wear varifocal lenses saves an awful lot of searching - I know exactly where my glasses are from morning to night, on the end of my nose :) Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #48

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Pinning your glasses case to the cork board sounds like a marvellous plan. the only flaw I can see is forgetting to put the glasses back in there. Would that just be me then?

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,
Poor dish. As long as you have the pieces and your talent at gluing things, I bet it will look brand new! Your desk looks nice and busy. I think I'd be more into cardmaking if I had a group here to do it with and if I was teaching classes. I was a Stampin' Up! demonstrator a decade ago and really loved it. I had two monthly clubs and it was so much fun. My markers are actually THAT old and they still work great. It's been a tough decision and one that has been stewing in my brain for a few years.

I may try weaving but we'll see..... keeping in line with the fiber arts.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay

PS. I think I have those same glasses! tee hee

Evalila said...

I love your tomato dish. I´m sure the cracks will add to it´s personality :) Happy WOYWW, Evelyn

sue jones said...

aww what a pain - hope you can fix it okay.Hope you get to do the sort of work you like on your desk soon. Have a great week . Soojay xx 28

April Story said...

Don't you hate that when you break something that is your favorite and you can't even blame it on someone else? I hope you're able to do more crafty stuff soon.
April

lisa said...

It's awful when you break a favourite dish or mug isn't it. I reckon the glue will work a treat and give it character!!!!!
Hugs Lisax #14

Sharon said...

Thanks for hosting WOYWW Julia! Very busy desk. Sorry about the bowl. Hopefully it won't take much to mend it.

Have a great week
Sharon K #52

Stacy Sheldon said...

I had to laugh about the glasses having a hanging slot to hide in. ( my own hubs is that way with 6 pairs he keeps stashed ) :) the first thing I noticed was the bowl though and my mind was oh, I am so sorry Julia. ( I hate breaking dishes)
~Stacy #64

Sharon Madson said...

I am sorry Julia. Besides being late, I posted twice! I feel the fool. I don't know what number I am now 67 0r 68 or maybe you will ban me! The first link took you back to my 344. So I cleared out the cookies. So sorry! Sorry about your dish, too.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh, poor dead pepper dish. Hopefully you can revitalize it. I had a chili pepper spoon rest and while washing it one day realized that it had been glued back together (and not by me). I'm pretty sure the cats don't have that kind of dexterity.

butterfliecrafter said...

the glasses on the memory board got me cracking, have a lovely day Vicky#66

MadeByKarla said...

oh no! what a pretty dish! and what a shame that there is no crafty mess on your desk this week!

Peg Robinson said...

I hate braking dishes I care for. I hope it can be mended. I must wear my specks all the time so they are hard to misplace. They are on my face unles I am sleeping. I am glad you found a system that works. Nothing worse than not being able to see. Have a good week and thanks for the visit.