Wednesday, 10 August 2016

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 375

Well, taken yesterday mid afternoon, my desk is one of beauty. Seriously. It's bathed in sunlight. It's not piled high. It's not filthy. There's a pile of new stamps.
Yep. And there's evidence of actual work having taken place. The calculator is a left over from the quarter-end VAT that I've just done for work. Yawn. The drink is a caffeine free Diet Coke. I have had the pleasure of my gorgeous American nieces staying with me, so I bought stuff like Diet Coke, bagels, you know, things they would like. Seems that now they're both in their twenties they're over cans of fizz. So I'm doing what mothers often do. Finishing up. All 12 cans! Then there's the big red stone. It's in the process of being painted, obviously, hence the painty water at right. It'll become another doorstop, outdoor ornament, you know, a 'thing' . Don't know when though, because there's new stamps to play with and suddenly, I feel quite inspired! New stuff and the agreement with Shopkeeper Gal to try the odd workshop again. Nothing like it to get me going!
Share will you, let me see what your up to while I procrastinate. Leave you link here and as usual, please don't take this as an opportunity to promote product or advertise. Oh, and put the kettle on will ya - that Diet coke is out of fizz!

44 comments:

Helen said...

great red rock!! Glad you're thinking about crafting again (I am shopping again today even used them last night too!) shame your nieces didn't want the cans of coke, but hope you enjoy them! Fab that they came to stay though.

Nikki C said...

Looks like someone is going to be playing with some new stash bd and Christmas cards. Glad to see your getting your creatively back and have fun finishing off those sodas but I'd prefer the tea instead hugs Nikki 2

Neet said...

Oh shucks Julia, I have praised Tracy and her workshop and said about her new stamps. is that advertising and promoting? So sorry, did not think, just got carried away telling folks about her as I so enjoy her classes. Sorry.
Well, I wondered at first what the heck you were drinking! Thought the paint pot was your beverage of choice - then I realised it was the same as the red rock - doh. But then it is early.
I'll drink the fizzy stuff, hope it is "light" or even "zero".
Well done you on having had the surgery and already thinking of doing a class - good luck with it but please make sure you are well enough first.
Have a good week and enjoy those new stamps.
Hugs, Neet 3 xx

Judys Lace Creations said...

Yes, I thought that drink was your paint pot too! So glad you've had a happy week so far.great to be feeling creative gain. Good news Julia.

Sue said...

Hi Julia, Loving all the colours on your desk. Thought the cup of red was tomato soup:)

Have fun with your new stamps. Glad your mojo has returned.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #5

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I'm so pleased to see you getting down and dirty with the stamps again, woohoo! And considering doing some workshops...even better 😊😊😊. Hope you had fun with your nieces.
Hugs, LLJ 7 xxx

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Julia I thought you had some tomato soup there! I'm chuckling at you trying to pre guess what your nieces would like and then being left with it all! Lovely that you are feeling like you want to craft again and enjoy theose new stamps.
Hugs
Lynda B 9

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I'd rather drink the paint pot than the diet coke! How lovely to have your nieces staying. These kids just keep on growing up while we're not looking. Glad to see all things stamping on the verge of happening here.

Kathyk said...

FAB desk this week, loving the little sausage dog

Happy WOYWW

Kathyk
#11 2nd week running!

Annie said...

My kettle is on any time for you my gal. It's so good to hear the old Julia emerging from your blog again now my friend. New stamps and crafting....wahoooooo. Keep it up :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Twiglet said...

A colourful desk today Julia - I love that little rainbow set of colours. So good to know you are getting back into the swing of things.x Jo

misteejay said...

What a lovely view of your desk in the sunlight. Lots of goodies to play with. Good job your drink was in a can - I've lost count of the times my paintbrush has ended in my coffee instead of the water pot LOL.
Have a super week.
Toni xx

Diana Taylor said...

After all that Diet Coke you'll be buzzing, and crafting at double speed! Glad to see your mojo is back and hope you had a lovely time with your nieces.
Have a creative week,
Diana xx #16

Peg Robinson said...

Awesome. Looks like you are ready to roll. Yup, soda, especially diet, is getting kicked to the curb these days. Tea is always better. Wish I could take some fun inky classes with you. Have a great week. I probably won't get a blog post done. It has been hectic here. Peg R.

Jackie Mackay said...

Don't make the mistake of drinking from the water pot - done that several times myself and it has a chalky taste. Glad to see you back in production. Have a lovely week x Jackie 17

Angela Radford said...

I bet they are kidding you and they still drink diet coke and stuff just don't want to let on as they think it's just for kids! You're never to old to enjoy something like that or maybe you get to a certain age and just do it Lol! Pleased to see you playing at your desk but the Christmas stuff is a bit scary and getting me worried that I haven't made any cards yet. Happy woyww, Angela x 15

BJ said...

Oh Julia, your desk gets the sunshine lovely, mine is tucked round the corner so I still need my SAD light to shine on operations! Been out and about again hallelujah so not so much crafting this week. Glad to see you getting back into stuff, hugs BJ#18

Elizabeth said...

well this must be a happy day with all that drink and material...;-)

Tilly Tea Dance said...

I can see a sneeky peek of a sausage dog in a stripy jumper and I love it! Glad you're enjoying some crafting and fizz after the tedium of VAT returns! Happy crafting, Max, #22

glitterandglue said...

Morning Julia. So glad to see how much you are doing - you must be feeling fairly good. Well done, dear heart! Great looking, busy desk. Fun red stone "thing"!! Be encouraged - kettle is about to go on ready for John's breakfast... Join us?
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #23

Marit said...

I was puzzling about your drink until I noticed it was the painty water I was looking at... and the drink is in the can... ha! Your desk looks indeed inspiring, love the new stamps! It may not be that sunny today but enjoy playing at your desk anyway: happy woyww! Big hug from Holland, Marit #26

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, good to see that inspiration has struck. Stamps look cool, is that penguins I see? Wasn't the sun through the windows glorious? Although I have to say, I could have chosen a better time to try working with embossing paste & heat embossing, lol. Love and hugs, See you Sunday. Shaz #4 xxx

sue jones said...

oooo those stamps look great. Kettle is on here - get rid of that nasty coke . Enjoy the workshops.
Soojay 27

CraftygasheadZo said...

Loving the red rock, though obviously I'd prefer blue!! Your paints always grab my eye and thos estamps too. I love having the sunshine on my desk as well. Take care Zo x

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Julia, how lovely to see the sun streaming onto our workdesks isn't it? And how lovely to hear you're feeling inspired to play again - new stamps do have a way of doing that to a person :o) Happy WOYWW Annie C #29

Christine said...

Super pot! Sounds like your nearly back to yourself - note I didn't say old!!!
Your pretty card arrived safely this morning, love it..... showed it Peter - just in case I wanted to buy that lovely die!!!
Have a good week
Christine
aka Bishopsmate #31

StampedbyChris said...

Hi Julia,

Love the red rock. It would make a great fox.
Enjoy your Diet Cokes!
Chris P # 33

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. It is so difficult not to advertise and promote in my WOYWW post, as I just get so excited about new purchases or things I have seen. I do keep away from including any of my 'business' stuff though. Lovely to see your desk being used - except for the VAT. Thankfully Rich does all of that himself for our farm business, so my calculator can stay covered up by lot of stuff on my desk! Loving the new stamps. Ali x #34

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I had to smile when you mentioned your nieces were in their 20's, because I have a couple of American girls of my own. It's hard to keep up with their dietary likes, because of organic and vegetarian lifestyles. LOL! Anyway, it's good to hear your creative mojo is back in full force. It's always fun to get new artsy toys to play with too. Blessings!

LisaDV said...

So happy to hear that you are inspired to creative pursuits - nothing like creating a new workshop or getting new stash. That wiener dog stamp is so cute! Diet Coke is evil. I find it super addictive, more than any other brand of soda. I've quit a couple of times. Hubs just quit a month ago, so I have an occasional one to get rid of them. Don't want it every day though or I'd get hooked again. Blessings, LisaDV #28

Sandy Leigh said...

Julia! Your desk is beautiful today. But more importantly, you just gave me the best idea!!! I have this huge scalloped stone that used to be part of a fountain in my mother's back yard. It's just laying up against my house now. But wouldn't it be fun if I wrote some inspirational words on it and painted it? I have no idea how to go about it, but maybe if I sent you a picture of it, you would have some thoughts? I know it's a stone...but it's special because it comes from my mom's. Anyhoo...best idea ever. And so fun you have American nieces! My daughter is 22 and she can't even drink soda anymore because it just messes with her stomach. Hugs! Sandy Leigh #37 or so

Mrs.D said...

Pleased you are feeling crafty again. Those stamps look fun,especially the sausage dog. No desk today, Internet access very limited but thought I would have a quick nosey.
Chris

Beverley Baird said...

Can't wait to see what you create with the new stamps. Wonderful to see you getting back into creating.

Stacy Sheldon said...

You are totally right, your desk looks like so much fun today. the new stamps look like they will be fun to color :) I am working on a second post with more garden shots and I did edit last weeks post with about half of them.

~Stacy #42

Scrapbook Lynne Mizera said...

Julia so exciting to see your creativity level rise! Your desk looks like Christmas morning to me today... happy sigh. Enjoy your nieces... they are a precious gift and if you have time please do pop by my blog and have a peek at the special corner of my garden that I am sharing today! Happy WOYWW! Scrapbook Lynne WOYWW#43

Kyla said...

No desk from me this week as work got in the way but popped by to say hello (waves like a loon in your direction).
Kyla

Kim said...

New stash always gets me inspired!!! I'm so glad you're feeling better! Have a great week!
-K #44

Shoshi said...

You must be feeling better if you are up to having family to visit! Well done you, and it looks as if you are nice and busy and productive on your desk, too. Keep up the good work!!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #46

Cara said...

Great to hear that your mojo is making a return, new stamps often help I find, in fact I think they should be classed as medicinal. Cara x

Chidkid said...

Great to see what you've been up to..apologies for the late arrival. Elaine no. 40

StampinCarol said...

How fun to see you getting crafty again! Cool stamps! And a red rock...interesting! And don't save any diet cokes for me... I prefer coffee! LOL! Hope you have a great day!
Carol N #36

Bernice said...

Glad to see you feel like crafting again. Also glad you explained about the painty water - I was just trying to work out what on earth you'd been drinking!!
Bernice #48

Sharon Madson said...

So sorry, I linked earlier and just realized I didn't comment! And this morning when I read your post I remember thinking the red stuff didn't look like a fizz drink and then got down further, and realized I was looking at your paint for the rock! LOL Your fizz was in a can. We buy stuff or our grand kids come and Christmas and then are stuck eating things like Cherrios after they are gone. Not a fan of that cerral at all! Anyway just saying "hi, Julia". #41

April Story said...

Glad to hear you're inspired. :-) I want to see what you do with the weiner dog stamp - it's adorable.
April