Wednesday, 5 October 2016

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 383



The beauty on my desk was a birthday gift from Jan and I've decided I need to do something to the frame. I've only had it hanging for two years, so this is a bit of a rush decision. I'm probably going to just give it a wax polish, so a major alteration isn't on the cards. And it's on my desk because it's a thing I plan to do this very day.  The corner of the box at left is filled with some more wood mounted stamps from my Mum's collection - waiting to be photographed and put up for sale. The wrapping paper is there because I have several birthday presents to wrap....it may look a mess, but it's all a sensible mess! The pink thing underneath the picture is a file, filled with print outs of card ideas that my mum has collected. I thought it would be nice to browse her library of cuttings and clippings before just consigning them to the bin - it might prove really inspiring!
And talking of inspiring...drag yourselves away from the glory of autumn for a mo will you - make a nice blog post about what's on your work desk, and link it here, we do want to see.

47 comments:

okienurse said...

WOW if I am not first I came close! First…Your desk is so nice and neat! Love the LLJ picture. Hope you are having a great week. Vickie #1

Helen said...

I can't believe on a week off (did I mention that?!) I still woke early and was browsing FB when your link came up,(very early today!) so I jumped out of bed to come link up.. going to make tea now and go back to bed for a while.... am off to London today to enjoy the autumn..
The frame will look great waxed and polished. do share when you've done it later...

Bridget Larsen said...

It's always nice to see ideas and I like your mother do the same thing and collect ideas into a file. It's really good to have you back and almost 100%
Bridget #3

Neet said...

Nice gift and I think the idea of waxing the frame is a good one as it will not detract from the colours inside.
Cannot believe I am on here when I should be having a shower and a bit of something to eat - doctors appointment at 7.40 - eek!
Hugs Neet 5 xx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Those letter pictures are great, aren't they? Jan kindly sent me one, with my boy's name, that was about to be discarded. Have fun waxing the frame.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

A busy day ahead then! Have fun waxing and don't forget to do the frame as well ;-)
LLJ xxx

Annie said...

A sensible mess and a waxing this week? Don't think I've ever had a sensible mess....ever. Mine are 'pull it all out for inspiration' sort of messes and it happens most days lately. And as for waxing....Jo did my legs once when I was 3 months pregnant!! never gain I say lol.....Oh you mean wood waxing? Sounds perfect to me....hope we get to see the results.
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x

sandra de said...

A touch of wax will bring the frame up a treat. I am sure you will find lots of inspiration in those photos and clippings .... a holiday back in time.
sandra de @12

Sue said...
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Sue said...

Julia, Love the framed image.

Hope you find lots of ideas from your mums clippings.

Sue #13

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia,you could do all kinds of things with that frame but the sentiment is so nice it would be a shame to do anything else than wax it. Have a great woyww, Angela x 14. Early this morning as I'm off to the Health Club, if I still have the strength when I get back I will visit the other desks Lol! xXx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, I see a few comments about leg waxing, so I'll be restrained, lol. That'll be a first, then. Some wax should make it look lovelier than it already is. Isn't she a wonderful friend? I don't think I've ever had a sensible mess in my life, I may have to try that. :) Have a lovely week dear lady, Love & Hugs, Shaz xxx

Christine said...

Just slipping in (is it wise to say that on here?!!) before little soldier arrives. When you've waxed the frame will it repel dust? Just interested .......

Have a good week
Christine
aka Bishopsmate #18

Morti said...

Helllooooo!!!!

I'm here this week, after a quiet couple of weeks away with nothing doing on the desk.

Am laughing my socks off at LLJs comment above....

Marit said...

I think the frame will be lovely once you've waxed and polished it - I love the colors and feel of the total art-piece in that wooden frame, gorgeous! Happy woyww and a big hug from Holland, Marit #20

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love the framed photo from Jan, Your desk makes me feel good. I can't even find mine. Totally buried and I couldn't even make way to find it at the end of the room through all the stacked up mess. Maybe birthday parties also ? Have fun with it all.

My name is Cindy said...

Was aiming to be very early but it's taken me 3 hours to finally post! Love that artwork, is it a textile piece? This late summer/early Autumn weather has been glorious. But then, I'm a sunshine, blue sky kinda girl. Happy WOYWW Cindy xx

RosA said...

A "sensible" mess certainly sounds manageable! And I guess you'll have a nice clear space when you finish with the waxing of the frame. Have a good week, and enjoy those pleasant Autumn days, as we head all too fast towards the heat of Summer.
RosA # 25

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Yes, that frame will look glorious with some wax on it. I do enjoy having a practical task to get completed, as long as I have the time and energy. Ali x #26

Elizabeth said...

what a great present... It is allready nice I think

pearshapedcrafting said...

What fabulous present - good decision to waxI think! Chrisx 28

misteejay said...

That is a beautiful picture from Jan.
Plenty of method behind what is on your desk this week Julia - and hasn't it been lovely still having some sunshine to take us into Autumn.
Toni xx

Sarah Brennan said...

I really like the picture and look forward to seeing what you do with the frame. Just a quick visit this week as I have to go into work later! Sarah #31

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Glad to see the sunshine extends to your part of the country as well, Julia! It's lovely that you give all that TLC to Jan's present from two years ago! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #22

Kim said...

What a nice painting; finishing the frame up will enhance it nicely! And I like the Sensible Mess clarification; I may start using that as well! Have a great week.
-K #35

CraftyHope said...

Oh, I do hope you find some inspiration in your mom's things! It sounds like it would be interesting to sort through all of that and see what inspired her. Wrapping paper. . .it seems like there are so many birthdays this time of the year doesn't it? I know we just had something like 5 in the past two weeks. Here's hoping you get to it all and have a good time doing it!

BJ said...

Great to see you have good intentions and hope you get the frame done today as planned. I seem to be thwarted by life's little traumas at the moment and don't have the inclination for anything much. Made myself do my WOYWW post though despite the lack of crafting as somehow I think it keeps me sane.
Thanks for being there for us all despite everything yourself. Hugs, BJ#36

Anne L said...

Good Morning Julia. I adore the picture frame Jan gave you a few years back simple sweet and right to the point. FRIENDS. Enjoy all those clippings from your mom I know I just got rid of a ton and wow the ideas that begin to run though my head....the fun begins. Have a fantastic WOYWW. Hugs ~Anne L#8

Stacy Sheldon said...

That is very cool that you have your mama's inspiration file :) Love the frame too
Me, I should have shot an after shot... I did an during a sequin organizing attempt shots of mine last night.
~Stacy #42

Bubbles said...

After being awake super-early, I forgot to post my blog and join in on WOYWW? lol
Your gift from Jan is stunning - and as for waiting only 2 years to have fun with the frame... well, that's not very long - I've been planning on papering the top of my stairs landing and hanging 2 pictures for nearly three years :)

Diana Taylor said...

I love the framed print from LLJ and I'm looking forward to seeing you and Jan whenever you fancy an excursion my way.
Happy waxing,
Diana x #21

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, well, I have dragged myself away from the glorious autumn sunshine as ordered and finally joined in again ... don't ask me how but I forgot it was Wednesday! By now, you have probably waxed the frame from LLJ. Two years isn't so bad, in my humble opinion. I have UFOs that go back at least 3 years! I have a file of clippings too - very useful when I'm all out of inspiration. Happy WOYWW and hugs, Elizabeth x #45

Sharon Koole said...

Beautiful picture! At least your desk is looking productive. Has been beautiful weather here so enjoying. I did drag myself away to post though!

Happy WoYWW
Sharon K #46

Mariane said...

That picture is so so wonderful and yes wax could be so fine :) - I am happy you are back again ever I am not that much here or online thats it. Thank Julia for everything

Kind regards
Mariane

Sandy Leigh said...

Your mom had a stamp collection? That is so cool! I can't even imagine what all the stamps were like. Can't wait to see what you do with the frame! Sandy Leigh

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You know what is on my work desk today? Not photographed, mind you, but a bad cat. I walked in that there was pudgy Poppy chewing happily away at some papers that she pawed out of one of the cubby holes. I tell you those cats will be the death of me yet.

I applaud your sensible timeline for framing your wall hanging. One mustn't be rash. I also understand the bit about the "sensible mess." If you know what is there and can access it--it's all good.

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely gift! Can't wait to see what you do to the frame.

Angela Radford said...

Just me back Julia to reassure you that when I cleared the box out all I did was move the stuff to another box Lol! I haven't thrown anything away other than some waste paper so no need to worry! Have a great week, Angela x

Shoshi said...

What a beautiful picture from Jan, Julia. I am sure that a wax polish will only enhance it even more!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #50

StampinCarol said...

I love the picture from Jan! Such a beautiful way to show her friendship for you! Your desk is fairly tidy but I see you have many things to do. Hope you get all done that you want. Have a great week!
Carol N #32

Dorlene Durham said...

What a great gift. Love it!

Susan Salyer said...

wow. such a beautiful desk..and such a cool project.
Have a awesome day.

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Heather said...

I love to alter objects - and frames are one of my favorites. Vickie (Okienurse) is my mom and she's the one who got me into crafting in general. I've just started posting on my blog again after a couple years - I hope to participate in WOYWW!

LisaDV said...

A simple waxing on that frame will be perfect. It won't detract from the design. It's a fantastic present. Hope you got some inspiration from your mum's cuttings too. Sorry I'm so late getting to commenting, but we were off enjoying some art for the last few days. thanks for visiting me. Have a blessed week, LisaDV #34

Nikki C said...

Julia that is one fantastic gift sorry so late getting around hugs Nikki