Wednesday, 25 May 2016

What's in your Workdesk? Wednesday 364

The link for today and for a few weeks is over at LLJ's.
Today is the SEVENTH anniversary of this WOYWW thing. I never thought it would last, well, actually, I didn't think about it at all. I most certainly didn't think it would create the community feeling that we have found, and that has been its success don't you think?
You're welcome, every week, when you can or just a few times.This is no clique, and as long as you stick to the very few rules, you will always be welcome. I've met loads of you, thanks to LLJ's super WOYWW Crops and her telling me to 'grow a pair'. Most of you have discovered that I am exactly what I say I am, no more no less than an average woman that really, really likes to talk herself up. Keep it up will you, I need it now, it's sort of become a Wednesday habit. This has turned out to be more enabling and fun than I'd have ever thought. And I'm up for more of the same!
Nikki C made these badges (well, you knew it wasn't me!), grab one for your blog if you're of a mind. Thank you to Nikki....as if she isn't really busy with her own life!
Go now, link up at Jan's blog and carry on!






49 comments:

Helen said...

Hi Julia, just wanted to say a thank you to YOU for starting - and, more importantly - keeping it going - this wonderful "thing" we have on a Wednesday.. but the rest of the time too. Nikki's badges are as always fabulous. I love my Wednesdays!! xx

jill said...

Hi Julia all this is possible thanks to you & I'm not sure what I'd do with my Wednesday now if this stopped. Jill #14

Lynn Holland said...

Thank you Julia for creating such a lovely community of bloggers who have become friends.
Take care of yourself
Lynn xxx

sue jones said...

Happy Birthday WOYWW :) Enjoy your holiday xx Hope you a feeliong good xx

misteejay said...

Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary Julia.
Nikki's new badges are fabulous.
I hope you are managing to relax at the moment.
Toni xx

Twiglet said...

Happy 7th anniversary Julia - just look what you are responsible for!! Long may it last and many, many more happy anniversaries to come!! x Jo

Lisa-Jane said...

Sending you much love for the next few days / weeks. I am thinking of you constantly xx

Diana Taylor said...

Happy Anniversary Julia and a huge thank you for making this such a special event each week. It's a wonderful community and it's been a real pleasure meeting and getting to know you and Jan. I hope you are relaxing and enjoying your holiday.
Thinking of you and sending love and hugs for the coming weeks,
Diana xx

BJ said...

Guess what? I found the mini dies you had on your desk a few weeks back and bought some, it would have been rude not to but I don't think mine were such a bargain as yours though. Happy WOYWW 7th Anniversary - BJ#20

Kathyk said...

Great badges, Happy 7th and how're you doing?

Happy WOYWW

Kathyk
About to hop over and submit my desk!

Debbie Rock said...

It's not just the WOYWW thing though you see, dearest Julia ... it is acquaintances formed and lifelong friendships made ... goes far deeper than simply sharing our desks whenever we can. Was an inspired idea you had 7 years ago and just look what you started! Well done you. Love you loads, Debbie xXx

Sue said...

Hi Julia, Happy 7th WOYWW. so glad you had the idea to start it, as I love checking in on blogs and seeing what other crafters are doing.

You take care.

Off to snag a badge:)


Hugs
Sue

Patsy Paterno said...

Hi Julia! It's been a party every Wednesday because of you! I hope you are feeling better. Did you get the painting? I hope it got to you safely. Happy Woyww! I'll be sure to send you one of my ATCs. Hugs from the Philippines!
patsy

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, hope you're having a great time. Badges are great. Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary with big hugs, Angela xXx

Anne said...

Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary So glad you started WOYWW Julia.
Hope that your surgery is still on schedule. Thinking of you. Anne x #25

Annie said...

We all have so much to thank you for launching that little seed all those years ago and for taking the timeout of your busy life to keep it going. I hope all the friendships made because of it will now carry you through the difficult time you have ahead and bring you out the other side of it so we can all enjoy many more years of desky madness together.
Huge gush my friend and thanks again.
Annie x

Jackie Mackay said...

Thanks for setting up the whole WOYWW thing. I've only ever toyed with a blog before but thanks to you I am now in touch with other crafty folks sharing ideas and stuff. Big hugs - Happy WOYWW Birthday x Jackie #31

Lisca Meijer said...

Thank you Julia for setting this thing up and continuing for all those years. I have been joining in the fun since 2014. And you are right. It has become a really nice little community. We try to support each other and friendships have grown. Really unique me thinks.
Wishing you a very well deserved break/holiday and best wishes for your surgery. I would like to know the exact date please so I can pray for you, your hubby and the medical staff on the day.
Happy 7th anniversary,
Lisca#16

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Awww, Julia, you made me tear up! I haven't been part of WOYWW for that long, but it has become an important part of my life and I have made some very good friends. Hope you'll be back to hosting real soon (not that Jan's not doing an excellent job, but it's your baby!) Love the top button - will grab it right now! Nikki is so good at this! Happy anniversary! xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Will continue to think about you loads these next few weeks. Without you and LLJ I wouldn't have made the friends I have and believe me my life would be so much more isolated without my WOYWW friends. Take care lovely lady. Hugs Zo xx

Marit said...

Happy anniversary Julia, I'm so glad I found your blog in 2013 and have been participating in the Wednesday-fun ever since. It has become part of my life... good luck and take care on the health. Sending you a big hug from over the North Sea... Marit #39

Sharon Koole said...

Happy Anniversary Julia.

I haven't been part of this community for long but I feel like I've been here forever. Everyone is so very friendly and encouraging. Thanks for starting this! I am keeping you in my thoughts, hoping everything goes well and you will be back at the helm soon.

Sharon K #45

Sharon Madson said...

I haven't posted yet today, but wanted to stop by and say Happy 7th Anniversary! Thank you for doing WOYWW. I wouldn't even have Blog posts it it weren't for WOYWW! Take care , Julia. Sending prayers and hugs.

Robyn said...

Ditto to all of the above and heres to many more! Great Love and Light to you Julia!

Scrapbook Lynne Mizera said...

@hat a lovely and wonderful piece of yourself you have shared for this the 7th anniversary blog post... you acutally made me all teary and stuff and THAT before 7:00 am in my part of the world! Love this, Love YOU and one day I will be at one of those WOYWW Crops too... ((Hugs)) and healing, prayerful energy being sent your way, Lynne Mizera from Canada

Stacy Sheldon said...

oh how cool is that! Thank you both Julia for starting this ( Happy Anniversary) and Nikki for the badges :)

( I don't yet have a number the linking is not working for me yet today) ~Stacy

pearshapedcrafting said...

Well, what a wonderful thing you started seven years ago! When I think of the folk I wouldn't have ever met if it weren't for you and this 'ere WOYWW!! Great badges from Nikki C too! Hope you are getting some rest sweet lady! Hugs Chrisx 57

Michelle Schratz said...

Wishing you a HAPPY 7th WOYWW! It's just a wonderful place that you have created here. I'm so happy to have found this lovely space in the worldwide web!
Hugs,
Michelle ♥

My name is Cindy said...

Hello my dear - well just look what you've done! No need to big yourself up, we'll do it for you, you and Jan are amazing!! Can't do anything to help but know I'm keeping you close in my thoughts, hoping all this annoying operation stuff is gonna be a breeze and all will be sorted for you very soon. Hugs to you and all the family, and, of course, lots of love coming your way! Happy Happy Anniversary, Cindy #48 xx

Sandy Leigh said...

Happy anniversary Julia. Thanks for sharing the desker icons...I am copying one to my blog right now! And thank you for keeping this crafty creative group of inspiring desks and deskers going strong for these years. I am, most definitely, a WOYWW junkie. Hugs, love, and thinking of you! Sandy Leigh

April Story said...

You rock girlfriend. I hope you are doing well. Sending prayers.
April

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks to you I have met many wonderful people, mostly on-line, but a few in person! I really do plan on some day getting over there for a crop session and meeting even more people "for real".

I wish you the best of luck on your surgery, and a very speedy recovery.
-K

Beverley Baird said...

Wow! 7 years! Congratulations and happy anniversary. So glad to be part of this wonderful community.

Nikki C said...

Happy WOYWW #7 Julia
Thought my notepad left my comment NOPE it choose to not post so here I am again now even later lol
May you be on the road to a quick recovery :)
Thanks for creating this fun little community where we can spy on everyone's spaces LOVE IT !!! and it's so much fun to see what everyone is busy doing each week
Enjoy the badges
hugs Nikki 1 this week should by a lotto ticket now ;)

Laura (Bookworm) said...

Happy 7th anniversary WOYWW, Julia! Even though the party is being hosted over at Jan's, we're thinking of ***you***. Thanks for your dedication in hosting all these years!!! ~ Laura #37

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, running late today, of all the days in a week, and Wednesdys in a year, Virgin had to pick today to muck about with the internet connection. Been up and down like a brides nightie, all day. Bet that made you laugh! Big hugs and lots of love to you, and lots of good wishes fro a speedy recovery. Doug said we'll come down and visit when you want visitors, if thats ok? Bet you never thought this blog hop would be as staggeringly successful as it is, nor how many friendships you'd be responsible for.Big hugs,and loads of love,Shaz & Doug xxxxxx

Chidkid said...

What a star for staring this..although I'm a newcomer, I'm looking forward to getting to know you all better. Good luck with your recovery and have a great holiday beforehand.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Hello Julia! WOYWW is your baby so it is nice that you can sit back and see what a fabulous community you have created and nurtured. Thanks for all you do! PJ

Diane Futrell said...

Those badges are awesome..I just can't figure out how to add badges.
I hope you are doing well. Good luck on your upcoming surgery. Prayers and hugs!
Happy anniversary!!
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #2

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Dear sweet Julia,

For me it has NEVER been about the desk. Mine is nearly always clean, because I'm such a neat freak. For me it's about the kindness you and others I've met through you that has been so important to me. Even before I started posting every week, you were so encouraging and kind. Then you made me feel right at home, even though I have never created a scrapbook page and am not very good at stamping.

I think about you constantly, and would LOVE that you return back as your "old" albeit "new" self. And even though I'm busier than I've been in a long time, I still had to take time this week to honor your "baby." Thank you for being YOU, and thank you for making me (and many others, I'm sure) feel like we belong to something really special. Now all that has to occur is for you to get through the next few weeks, including your recovery.

Bleubeard and I are SO glad we met you over seven years ago, and we, along with Squiggles, look forward to many, many, many more. Bless you, dear friend.

Anne L said...

Hello Julia. Happy 7th WOYWW anniversary and yes I would love to swap with you send me your address at chinadoll7474@gmail.com and I will pop one in the mail for you. Hope you are feeling good and my prayers are with you and your family and all the best with your up coming surgery. I will have to put a badge on my blog or maybe I can get Nikki (my sister ) to help me out with that as I am not computer savvy....lol. Have a great week hugs~ Anne L#3

Andrea said...

Hi julia and avery happpy anniversary.i am so pleased I started blogging angain and I'm up for many more years.wishing you well for a speddy recovery and lots of hugs andrea #6 x

StampinCarol said...

I want to thank you for starting this fun weekly get together! I have enjoyed taking part and have loved "visiting" through comments. Also, thanks to Nikki for the badges as I grabbed the Junkie one for my blog. I hope your upcoming surgery goes very well and you'll be back healthy!
Happy Anniversary!
Carol N #4

Neet said...

Lately I have turned into a "better late than never" poster on here but it is something that I really feel I must not miss and especially now I want to support you whilst you go through such a worrying time. If love and prayer works as well as I believe it does you should be up and running in no time because there are lots of prayers going out from all around the world for you and your op and there is so much love with it.
Hope you are having a super time with lots of sunshine and remember we will all be there for you when you get back to the uk.
Love, Neet (not taken note of number - doh) xx
Found it - 28

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, everybody has said all that I wish for you already this week ... well, I'm so late they would have! ... but I'll say it anyway. I hope you are enjoying your break, that the surgery goes well and you make the best of recoveries and, finally, thank you for dreaming up WOYWW and being such a lovely friend over the years. Jan reminded me that it's a wee while since we all met up - almost 4 years - but it almost seems like yesterday so fresh is it in my mind. Mind you, I'm now at the age when I recall what happened years ago better than what happened an hour ago :) Hugs, Elizabeth x #66

SusanLotus said...

I´ll grab one! :)
And thank you for creating this WOYWW fellowship.
Best wishes to you.

Sussie

sandra de said...

All the best Julia for your surgery. Thinking of you and praying all goes well:)
sandra de

Michelle Schratz said...

Thank you dear Julia for creating such a lovely community full of creative fun. I love this space ♥ Hope that you are doing well after your surgery. Take care of yourself.
Michelle ♥

Elizabeth said...

Hallo... dit is gewoon een goed idee. This is a good idea... Dus vind ik het leuk. So i like it.
Een mooie dag toegewenst. Have a nice day.
Groeten uit Nederland. Greatings from Holland.