Wednesday, 26 October 2016

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 386

Shocking isn't it, how fast that week went by. For me it's because by Wednesday I was already planning Friday and my weekend of Crop Retreat. And I didn't get home till Monday lunchtime, which is as good a chunk of the week a I usually take to blog and do things to blog about! So my desk today, der Desker, is a transfer to the floor. Where my weekend waits to be unpacked and transferred back to my desk. This will be later this morning when I get sick of tripping over stuff.
I should add that this is not all I took. There's a rolling tote full of stuff too, I'm not exactly sure where that is at the moment. I suspect it was moved by Mr Dunnit to make some room for real work! And of course I took a weekend bag filled with too many clothes, I was equipped for all weathers. I didn't take any will power though, and have had an incredibly indulgent weekend. And so to pay for that...a fight with the newly washed jeans tomorrow, I bet!
I'll show you the fruits of my labours just as soon as I unpack 'em. Meanwhile, please show me yours. Post on your blog, with WOYWW in your title and link here for maximum exposure to those who love to see what you're doing!

52 comments:

Patsy Paterno said...

We should have "What's on your Floor Friday!" I'll have a lot to show for that!!! ha ha ha LOL

Helen said...

wow, you're playing me at my own game!! looking forward to hearing more about your weekend... good luck with the newly wash jeans ... hate that!

AliWade said...

I also have lots of things on the craft room floor - despite having lots of storage, I just always seem to run out of space! Good luck with getting all that put away. Ali x #7

Kyla said...

Ooh weekend crop retreat? Sounds fabulous (but not the unpacking):-)
Kyla

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Good luck sorting that little lot out! If we don't see you by tomorrow, we'll send out a St Bernard 😊
Hugs, LLJ 4 xxx

Neet said...

I'll be boring and say "won't take you long to sort that little lot out once you set your mind to it". I am so good at not practising what I preach. Maybe I should say "I will if you will".
Hugs, Neet 2 xx

Judys Lace Creations said...

Glad you had a lovely time on your Crop Retreat. Those sorts of do's always have wonderful catering! That's more than half the fun I reckon!
Looking forward to seeing what you did there.

Nikki C said...

That's a lot of stuff to take on a retreat. I'm sure you'll get it all sorted soon hugs Nikki 8

Beverley Baird said...

How lovely to have a weekend away - and to be able to create! Can't wait to see what you created.

Lynn Holland said...

I will be mightily impressed if you shift that lot Julia, mine never seems to get off the floor or out of the basket it's been in when I've been to our craft groups. So as you can imagine there are WIP all over the house. Not that I have done much this year it's been real hit and miss.
And I'm saying nothing about your overindulging as we've just downed to tins of shortbread in three days eek !
Lynn :13

Vicky Fisher said...

o my, all that packing and unpacking, can't wait to see what you've made over the weekend though, have a great wednesday unpacking, Vicky

Annie said...

Looks like you've had a wonderful weekend with all that Julia. It's a good idea to drop it all in your way on the floor....it forces your hand when it comes to putting it all away :-) Enjoy your week.
Hugs,
Annie x

Anne said...

Hi Julia I have lots of stuff on the floor at the moment and that's just preparing for one day of craft!!I always take too many clothes where ever I go - you just don't know what you will need do you!!! :-)
Happy WOYWW Anne x #17

Sue said...

Julia, Glad you had a nice time away. As to partaking of the lovely food, it would have been rude not to;)

Hope you can get everything put away soon.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #19

Angela Radford said...

Have fun with the tidying up. Can't wait to see what you brought back. Off to the Gym now. Have a great woyww, Angela xXx20

Morti said...

Oh LOL - seems to be a week for it, between you and H, and I've got a shot of my floor too..... Hehehehehehe!

Glad you had a good time at the Crop Retreat. I look forward to seeing what you managed to produce while there!

Morti xx

Jackie Mackay said...

So pleased you had a great time at the crop and I hope it gets you really buzzing. Stuff on the floor waiting to be put away is normal in all homes isn't it - well creative ones anyway. Have a lovely week x Jackie 21

Christine said...

Can't see my floor to show you, there's just a path to my desk!! lol That's what it feels like as I am still sorting boxes ...
Pleased you had a good weekend, just what you needed. Enjoy the week ahead.
Love
Christine

aka Bishopsmate #27

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Sounds like you had a very busy weekend, Julia! I spotted those huge Basic Grey diecut initial in your pile. I used to love Basic Grey - not sure what happened to them! Look forward to seeing your pages later! Zsuzsa #24 (looks like my streak of #22 ended today!)

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time! Trust me, those bags will wait for you just don't trip!
Glenda #26

Marit said...

Sounds like you had an awesome Crop retreat... YAY for creative friends and gatherings. Newly washed jeans??? Ohmy... laying on the bed usually helps (but the first hour wearing it isn't that pleasant....) Good luck sorting the bags, enjoy your week. Happy woyww, big hug from Holland, Marit #28

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, I'm seeing lots of exciting stuff in those bags. I'm pretty sure I have that Fiskars border punch I can see in the top of the bag!Looking forward to the reveal! Love and hugs, Shaz xxx #1

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

The first comment "what's on your Floor Friday" ~~ made me smile..we are all guilty, just not brave enough to share it. I relate to the newly washed jeans. The cold weather seems to bring on more tasty foods. I spoke too soon about nice weather...we have had a storm thru the night with high winds and lots of rain. I cannot see out there as yet as it is the wee hours of the morn, but we'll sure be gone and enjoy leaving the branch and leaf mess til a nicer day. Actually cold and the furance kicked on. Enjoy the retreat. Those are some BIG letters on that floor.

Twiglet said...

Just chuckling at the thought of you bending down to clear your floor in those newly washed jeans! I know the feeling! x Jo

Sarah Brennan said...

I too think that WOYFF would be the next great thing - except I've actually just cleared mine up! Happy WOYWW

LisaDV said...

I never seem to put the mess away that soon. It sets for weeks and weeks. As for those jeans, you need yoga pants for those indulgent weekends. Happy Wednesday! LisaDV #36

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I know what you mean about time. I hadn't realize it had been almost a month since my last post, until I was writing it last evening. Blessings!

Kathyk said...

Thought I'd come to the wrong blog .. WOYFW COULD catch on, I'm sure we all have stuff on the floor!

Happy WOYFW!!

Kathyk
No. 34

Claudia N. said...

Looks like you had a great creative time out, Julia!
The unpacking is always the part I like to adjourn too ;) But you're right: the tripping over stuff is really very annoying. Maybe this is a built-in mechanism with after-travel times: you reach a point where the unpacking and re-organising almost seems the most wonderful thing to do...lol

Greetings from Vienna,
Claudia x

BJ said...

Sorry a bit late today, my room is in turmoil as the lounge ceiling below needs rescuing! Looks like you have a lot of sorting to do too! BJ#39

misteejay said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend.
Seeing all your stuff on the floor I have to ask..."isn't that what the floor is for?"LOL
Toni xx

Sharon Koole said...

Can't wait to see your new goodies! Looks/sounds like you had a wonderful time. I'm certainly glad I don't have to show my floor lol.

Sharon K #42

CraftyHope said...

Oh, I hope the weekend was lots of fun at least!! Here's hoping you find the motivation you need to get it done. I know the feeling for sure as I'm looking for some motivation myself. Happy Wednesday! :)
Hope #43

fairyrocks said...

It looks and reads like you had a good time. Thanks for hosting and sharing this fun peep into like minded creative people. PS about the jeans.....I say blame the dryer!

Sandy Leigh said...

What is my Big Shot doing in the floor across the ocean!! (just kidding) I just never get tired of seeing my crafty buds with the very same things sitting in my craft room, even though they may be thousands and thousands of miles across the globe from me. It really is like we are just down the street from each other in the same village! I'm sorry I've been missing for a couple of Wednesdays--sometimes my actual job gets a little busy and wears me out and I don't get to do my Wednesday desker thing! Which makes me not happy. But today I get to hop around and visit, right after I go to the kitchen and grab some coffee and breakfast. Just seeing all your lovely packed goodies though, makes me realize what a lovely time you had. Hugs! Sandy Leigh #44

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, now that's an interesting floor. I'm feeling the need to rummage through those bags - there's sure to be something in there that would be oh so useful :) Apologies for not being around for two weeks - too many other claims on my time, sigh. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #45

Elizabeth said...

I meant to say good luck with those jeans. I find the easiest way to persuade jeans on is to put them on whilst lying on the bed :) Elizabeth xx

Stacy Sheldon said...

I am like trying to express the words of how amazing that looks to have hauled to your retreat. You even had a die cutting machine in the pile.
I am really impressed that you would have done something with all these tools and have stuff to show for it later.
( every single time I have ever been to a crop, I pack this things to do, and spend all my time listening to people talk of answering their how do I questions.) so, I have never came home with things that were made during that time and eventually I stopped taking much of anything to do.
So, that part that you hauled so much is like WOW to me hopefully you can wiggle into those jeans quick too :)

~Stacy #48

okienurse said...

Doesn't matter does it if it lays about a day or so...fact is you had a good time and that is what matters. I wouldn't worry about the fight with the jeans that too shall pass! 🙂Thanks for sharing. Have a great week Vickie #11

Lindart said...

Reminds me of all the stuff I had to carry around when DD was a baby! Always worried I would forget something! I'm sure it's the same way going to a Crop weekend! Sounds like fun! Lindart #49

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! You do not travel light, do you? I totally understand. You never know what you might need.

Sharon Madson said...

By indulgent, you mean you ate too much? I guess that is why you will fight with the newly washed jeans. Well, I had an indulgent 10 days cruise and haven't blogged in over a month!!! Good to be back. :)

laurie said...

sounds like a wonderful time away,, I hope you show us what you created while away,, I always love to see all the tools and things you use to create what you do,, such beautiful creations,

Suzanne Alexis said...

Sounds like you had fun on your retreat! I haven't had a chance to attend one yet, the prices are usually too high. I unpack the way you do, a little bit at a time.
Suzanne #54

Anne L said...

Hello Julia. Sounds like amazing fun weekend you had and never the fun part of putting everything back. I am always an over packer of things better to be safe then sorry......lol. Looking forward to seeing all the stuff you worked on. Have a wonderful afternoon. Hugs ~Anne L#9

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Julia, what a busy floor! :o) Mine looks like that most of the time - my long-suffering hubby dutifully hoovers the foot-square space in the middle on Saturdays, I think he despairs of me sometimes! Glad you had a fun weekend :o) Annie C #15

~Rasz~ said...

Wow! That is a lot of stuff! You pack like me. Just think, if you unpack and put everything into it's place, it will be tidy...even just for a day! My art table is a perfect example of not putting anything away through several projects and the 8"x8" mixed media can barely fit.
I am so glad to be coming back WOYWW! The Creatives here are the sweetest ever! Hope you have a great week and I plan on being back next WOYWW! Hugs, Rasz

April Story said...

With going to crops I often feel discombobulated because I don't unpack. I can totally relate to the floor situation. I hope you get it back together soon. ;-)
April

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's good to see that you went, you conquered, and you returnth, Julia! I'm sure everyone had a marvelous time! Also, lovely to hear you pampered yourself while you were at it!! Love and hugs, Darnell

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

Looks like you're ready to craft on the go! I bet your crops are fun.

I'm hoping to get some visiting in today and tomorrow.

Happy WOYWW

Hugs,
Kay

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Sue said...

Julia, I have sent you a message about the cushion on my office chair. Sue