Wednesday, 25 January 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 399

Three hundred and ninety nine. Seriously that's a lot of weeks and I've really only just realised. How many times you've witnessed the mess and read of the  excuses. Oh my word. Well if nothing else, I'm incredibly consistent.
Taken just before 4.30 yesterday, after a sort of tidy. You can still see the precarious piles at right, but at least they aren't just piles of same old. This time they speak of work that has been carried out. I wonder how long it will be before I move that little pot of water. Away from the table edge would be good, if not into the kitchen! So you see the detritus of workshop sample making, and I've cleared a bit so I can now cut and prepare the cardstock etc. There's a small canvas at left that I made for a sweet friend years ago. It needs some attention to the photo and I'm now at the stage of not wanting responsibility for it any more, so it shall be on my to do list this week!
Last week's comment box problem was fixed for me by Leelou Blogs, who designed this new look. I love it, hope you enjoy its lack of clutter as much as I do. Show me how it's going on your desk then...put WOYWW in your blog post title and link it here, fab.

47 comments:

glitterandglue said...

Morning Julia. Ooo - all those gorgeous looking pots in that box. You have been having FUN.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

Helen said...

Morning! indeed I do like the new uncluttered look - especially with the restored comments box!! that pot of water does look a little precarious; but at least you don't have carpet on your floor if (when?) it topples... my rug is still blue! (mainly cos I haven't tried to clean it..) Love that tin on the right, it looks like it is full of chocolates with the bright contents!! Have a great week, and hope you're not missing Jan too much :( Helen

Neet said...

i thought that was a tin of chocolates to the right of your picture and that there was a chocolate by the side of the blue tray. Guess what? I have my glasses on too. Put it down to tiredness at this late hour (11 pm where I am and just back from an 8 hour drive)
Love the orangey glow on your picture, and the new look!
Hugs, Neet 2 xx

Vicky Fisher said...

I like the new look of your blog and glad we can comment again :-) Knowing me I already would have spilled that water on the floor if it was that close to the edge of the table. That box filled with little pots look yummy.

Anne said...

Bonjour Julia! I last played WOYWW about 2-3 years ago!You know, inmany ways I wish I had a desk like yours, it looks so arty and creative but my little corner is shared, (okay dumped upon), that it has to be kept clear for one and all. Like you I am down with a cold after 4 weeks of a Christmas virus followed by a throat infection. Time of the year! Get well soon an thanks for letting me join in on WOYWW even though it isn't much! Anne #7

Robyn said...

So, any stir for 400? new piles indeed ! One of my NYR was to change that little pot of water atleast once a week. that's all I'm going to say about that!
robyn 8

Judys Lace Creations said...

Love Neet seeing chocolate everywhere! I saw the goodies (paints) in the tin and thought sweets!!)It's post Christmas.We must still be on Sugar Highs!.
I really like the uncluttered look, and I often achieve it (hmm..for about 2 days!!).THEN creativity strikes and I'm off to those drawers and boxes, pulling things out, and finding those pens...Oh dear!

Have a good week "Julia".

SumBunneh said...

Good morning Julia... great to see you crafting again and making workshop samples... tidying up can be a good thing sometimes.

Hope you enjoy your week x
Erika #9

craftyani said...

Really had to laugh at first glance I thought there was biscuits in the tin on the right hand side of the picture. Congratulations on the 399 edition keep it going.

Kathyk said...

That's one seriously interesting desk space this morning, WOYWW #399? WELL DONE TO YOU

Happy WOYWW

Kathyk
#10

Annie said...

Eyes not what they should be this morning.....I was certain I could see chocolates in the tin on the right of the picture! ....and diabetics don't eat so many sweets lol It's good to see prep for your workshop....hope it goes well.
Hugs,
Annie x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah dear Julia finally made it over here ... been bit snowed under or really "warm-summery-weather" under with visitors etc but good to catch up in between them. wow nearly up to the 400!!!!
Well done indeedy, for hanging in there that long, and so faithfully! I joined in Jan 2010 so been here a while too.

Totally loving the new cheery and yes also uncluttered look, love the colours been seriously well actually meybe "half-heartedly" thinking about revamping my blog too.. one day ;)

MM your desk is very familiar as I have a precarious pile (just out of shot) on mine. This time last year my pile was oh so tidy I seriously need to do something again soon.
I also have Scrappy Mo's Rudolph day challenge and a NUBUS challenge on with WOYWW so very very busy post...

Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #15

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

misteejay said...

Looks like you have been very busy Julia and I love the new blog 'look'.
Toni xx

lilian said...

Julia, Great desk.

I have entered twice as the first link comes back here and not my blog, Could you please delete my Number 14, Thank you

Lilian B

Sue said...

Hi Julia, A busy desk. That pot of water caught my eye straight away.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #18

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, now the comment box is back we can tell you how bright and cheery the new look is, love it. I'm back home now so further down the numbers as I'm up one hour later Lol!. Have a great woyww and happy crafty week, Angela xXx 20

Christine said...

Mornin' - your desk is certainly looking a lot healthier today, lots going on as in work and not just dumping as on mine!
Have a good creative week
Christine
about #21

Kyla said...

Sorry the weeks have flown by and didn't realise it was Wednesday until your FB prompt popped up on my account!! Love the precariously balanced guillotine again!
Kyla (I am not a number) *large inflatable ball rolls past (hope you get this reference!!)

sandra de said...

Loving the new look.... lots of white always looks great.
sandra de @23

RosA said...

The new blog look is very nice!
That's a box of twinkling H2Os on your desk, isn't it? Love them! I wish I had that many :)
RosA # 25

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, saw the pics of your samples yesterday, some gorgeous cards there. Love the tin of H2O's. Never use mine half as much as I should.Thinking I need one of those funnel thingys- I had so much mess with micro beads the other week, I was sat there thinking 'Now I know why they are such a good idea!'. Love and Big Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX

BJ said...

#399 what an amazing achievement of WOYWW weeks! Managed to get up and do my post eventually! Dance fever. BJ#28

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

At least you don't have any brushes sitting in that pot of water. I've been known for letting brushes soak for days - which is not how you're supposed to look after them - still better than letting the paint dry on them though! Loving the new look of your blog! I've just given mine a makeover too! Happy WOYWW! The big 400 next week - sounds incredible! Will make sure not to miss it! zsuzsa #22

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW - and so glad the comment box is back. I am terrified of knocking over my paint pot, so take it away whenever I am actually not using it. I have my drinking water in a bottle, so again there is no risk of clumsy me making a big mess. Ali x #30

Shoshi said...

Love the new blog look, Julia. A nice busy desk, too.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #31

Patio Postcards said...

A desk tidied of fabulous creating ready for the next project(s)

Anne Williams said...

Hello Julia. I'm not joining in this week, wanted to say thank you for popping by last week. Obviously I wasn't able to comment on your blog! Love the new look, am contemplating changing mine. Hope to be back next week. Anne x

Marit said...

Oh yes, the new comment box look is definitely an improvement. And please, mover the pot of water... I can see it wobble (but maybe that's because I don't have my glasses on...) Happy woyww and have a great week! Hug from Holland, Marit #27

Sharon Koole said...

It looks like you're getting back into the crafty swing of things! The desk looks very busy. Love the new blog look!

Sharon K #35

Kim said...

Love the new blog look, and I like that tin of colors being closer! I only have a few, and if I get them out, maybe I'll use them more. Have a great week.
-K #37

Sarah Brennan said...

Love the new look of the blog. The big 400 is creeping ever closer. Happy WOYWW Sarah #37

donna garner said...

For some reason all I can see it that Upward Lunging atg gun (pink no less) and thinking ooh, you would NOT want to slip and land on that and have to explain it to the A&E staff.. ...I can hear the line of enquiry - So you regularly craft naked do you Mrs Garner????

It may be my attention is drawn because I dug mine out of its packing and have had endless gluing JOY this week...really a crafter is not complete without one however they choose to attach it to themselves or other objects...And it was through WOYWW that I learned of its many wondrous purposes....

Cardarian said...

I am loving the new look of your blog - I wish someone would make it for me! I saw your makes for the workshop on Facebook and wish you wouldn't be so far away so I could attend!
Love and hugs,
Cardarian

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

You do have more than a 12x12 space to work...that little pot of water did catch my eye. It would have been tipped on my desk, I've a clumsy tendency with liquid. I do love the look of your blog. WOW 399, isn't it amazing how much fun we've had, friends we've made, and thoughts we've shared. LOVE IT.
Enjoy a lovely week dear lady.

Melissa said...

Oh, that little pot of water would make me nervous as I'm sure I'd knock it right off the edge there. Looks like you've been busy creating and tidying! Have FUN tidying this week!

Kelly said...

Love the new look, though the 'clean' really doesn't match our workspaces, does it? LOL Glad things are running smoothly in spite of precariously perched items. Creative Blessings! Kelly #41

donna garner said...

sorry I have posted an old link at #40...I must stop slipping on things....

Sandy Leigh said...

Hi Julia! I've missed you all so much--I am back today for the desking. And I'm shocked that it's number 399! That's amazing. Sorry I'm not showing an actual craft desk today but instead, I'm at the "desk" in the theatre...my dressing room. Hugs! Sandy Leigh

Lindart said...

Looks like a nicely creative desk today! Sounds like you are busy! Lindart #48

Lynn Holland said...

Listen Julia at least you've got something going on on your desk and have had for nearly 400 weeks. Don't think I can confess to that.
There's a definite plan needs making in this house to get me firstly to do the filing on a daily if not weekly basis so that it doesnt touch the ceiling and secondly an anchor putting on my brain to make me focus on one thing at once. Aaaargh !!!
Congratulations though on nearly 400 fantastic weeks, I think it is wonderful and so great that you keep us all together.
Lynn xx 50

donna garner said...

I'm just going to say this and then I will shut up, apparently there are ATG videos out there...I am thinking extreme close up. working girl, mother, wife , etc etc, still finds time to shove her ATG where the broom usually goes and STILL manages to get her layout one before tea.. what do you think?

Beverley Baird said...

I always love looking at your desk - so much creativity there! Have a wonderful week!

okienurse said...

great looking desk! I try to keep my water container to the upper left because my coffee cup usually sits to the right and if mine were sitting where yours is I probably wouldn't have to worry so much about it spilling as me drinking it...yuk! Love the box of all those twinkling water colors! I own some but not for sure exactly where they are right now...Have a great week. Vickie @53

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hello...we have Interwebs..woohoo!! Nice to see that your usual standard of deskery has been maintained. Don't knock that water though!
Even though I won't have much to show, I will definitely join in next week...400 desks, wow, that is a real achievement πŸ˜ŠπŸΎπŸ’
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Monica said...

As usual your desk fills me with warm happy thoughts. A perfect mess of creativity! Thank J for all your time talent and energy
Monica #36

Annie Claxton said...

phew!! what a relief!!! for one moment I thought that was something you were in the process of drinking :o) Loving the new look. Annie C #11

Michelle Reed said...

Your desk doesn't look too bad at all Julia.
Had to laugh at the pot of water. If I left that on my desk, it would be all over the place. My granddaughter loves to "help" Nana by handing her things (usually never anything I need lol) and I'm sure that would be the first thing she would go for!
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Michelle