Wednesday, 20 March 2019

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 511

Do you know that between last Wednesday and this, my desk has been an area of prepared intention, total and utter creative mess, and back to calm. It’s really amazing how the motivation forces the morph!
Impressive but oddly disturbing, huh! Well, I made a card and five scrapbook LOs since last weeks WOYWW but the place looked as if wild children had emptied all the cupboards. and shelves. And there was absolutely no sign of any rubbish in the bin, it was all over the cutting station worktop, the floor, the Big Shot...it was pretty bad. It only took a whirlwind to tidy. Note the expanding file on the desk. It already looks overstuffed (because it is). It contains ‘scraps’ from patterned papers, so mostly 12 x 12s that I’ve cut up. Bear in mind that every LO I make has scraps used on it. This then proves the truth that these things multiply when your back is turned. The red strip on the desk centre is for my mending attention. It’s the spine of a hardback, cloth bound catalogue belonging to Mr Dunnit. It’s about 50 years old and contains photographic listings of parts and spares for ironmongery and other interesting items. It was given to him as an old catalogue when he was an apprentice and he still uses it for reference. So we had a short discussion ‘bin it or mend it’, and I shall glue it soon. That will be it for desk action from me this week for this is actually scheduled; I am by now, enjoying a quick trip to southern Spain. There’s a bit of business to conduct, and then, well, you have to justify the flight cost, huh! Miss Dunnit is under strict instructions to photograph anything she makes at the desk (making fast and loose with my supplies), but I’m thinking it won’t happen. We’ll see! 
Meanwhile, make my morning coffee on a sunny balcony even more worthwhile will you - link your WOYWW post here and expect me when you see me! I thank you. 

30 comments:

Bridget Larsen said...

oh lucky you in the South of Spain, even if its for business. Yes sometimes we have to make those Bin or Mend decisions. I had to do a lot of culling in the unpacking and gave away lots of double ups of food from the pantry to the neighbour. Whats in the Red carry bag?

Helen said...

oh that is an empty desk! your scraps file is impressive though - it may be bulging but it is tidy and they aren't in an open box like mine (most of them not usable scraps at all of course) I hope you enjoy your break in the sun.

Claire said...

Ah, THAT's why I arrive at 6am and the post is already up and folk are busy linking - you're in sunny Spain! Enjoy your balcony breakfast, dear Julia :D
Happy WOYWW :)
Claire, no. 6

Sarah Brennan said...

Hope you are enjoying your break Julia (although if FB is anything to go by it looks as if you are lol). Happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Hola Julia what a lovely way to wake up, breathing different air and knowing that you have a super tidy desk to come back home too :D Hope you get some chilled out creative time whilst your away even if your just thinking about it it's all therapeutic.
Happy WoywW enjoy every darn moment you lucky lady Hugs Tracey #7 ?
P.S That old book is definitely worth the love and attention your giving it!

AliWade said...

Feliz WOYWW. You could have taken me with you! I am missing Spain so much and, as usual for this time of year, I am getting fed up of the UK weather. We are hoping to get away in April, but cash flow is not brilliant as we make changes to the farm business. Enjoy your time there - whether for business or not, the sun and blue sky always makes it more pleasurable. Ali x #9

craftyani said...

I looked at the desk and thought now that is tidied up ready for a holiday, then reading further down I see I was correct. Where in Sunny Spain are you, hope you have the lovely warm weather we are experiencing in Almeria province. ENjoy even if it is business always time for wine and tapa. (Craftyani)

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Ah Julia, I'm not saying much at this stage but you will notice that I seem higher on the list than usual which may be a sign that my own desk post was also scheduled. Hope you enjoy your time away. It is cold but very sunny where we are and that's all I'm saying Lol! Let's hope Miss Dunnit has something nice on the desk for us all to see when you get back. Happy woyww, Angela x11x

Sue said...

Hi Julia, Love the tidy desk.

I'm not taking part in WOYWW, as I am busy and don't like it when I can't get round to those that post on my blog.

Hope you have a lovely time in Spain. Sue

Annie said...

That’s one tidy desk this week. I hope you’re having a good chill ....and a glass or two of course.
Hugs,
Annie x

Anne said...

I am impressed with the desk. Oh how I would love to be there on that sunny balcony! Enjoy as I'm sure you will/ are! Anne X #14

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

‘bin it or mend it’ I would say alter it! Have a lovely time in Spain, Julia! I'll try and rustle up a WOYWW post today if I can make it!

My name is Cindy said...

Lucky you in Spain. Just got back from 10 days in Tenerife and would cheerfully get back on a plane, though I would love to hear your thoughts about lifestyle abroad for a longer period. We are considering between 4 and 8 weeks, but this year it became obvious that what works for 10 days is simply not sustainable for a longer time, so back to the drawing board on that one. I think my hubby was a little alarmed at my joy at finding two art shops in Los Christianos - not that we would necessarily be in Tenerife of course. Love your tidy desk, much as I love to craft, I get almost as much satisfaction when everything is back in its place and tidy. I have two of those folders - one patterned papers, one plain and both are bulging. and I still have a bin full for recycling each week. The stash never seems to get any smaller though. Have a wonderful holiday!! Love n hugs, Cindy

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well blogger is ungentlemanly tonight! Just ate my long comment..
Love your tidy desk.. in fact love my desk when its tidy! It does happen but not as it ought! Love the red expander box.. clever idea for snippets.. mine are in baggies in colours segregation and a couple of drawers.
Hope you really enjoy hols to Spain, lovely to have an excuse to jaunter, I'm off to big smoke next week for few days from Wed but its for medical reasons.. not quite as exciting as Spain.
Happy Hols and happy WOYWW.
Shaz in Oz.x #15

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

BTW I regularly mend books.. it's grand to preserve them! Well done! Nothing like a bit of glue!

Twiglet said...

Enjoy your break - the desk looks ready for action on your return! xx Jo

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Julia. hope you're having a fab time, pretty sure the weather is going to be good. Love & hugs, Shaz #10 XxXx

Lynn Holland said...

Crikey, thought I was never going to get here today. Blogger giving me jip then the dentist even more when he stuck what felt like a mammoth needle in my mouth. Now I'm dribbling tea down my front and my nose keeps running. Anyhoo I'm here now and thats all that matters.
We've got some sunshine ourselves up here in the north. Not as much as you mind you. Have a pina colada or two for Julia. It'd wasted on me at the moment, probably ending up down my cleavage haha.
Happy holiday
LYnn xx 23

Lindart said...

Have a good trip! Lindart#25

Kelly said...

Enjoy your trip! I'd love to visit Spain. One of our WOYWW girls, Jan, is in Spain. So pretty. Beats the dreary weather here today, I'm sure lol Hugs & Creative Blessings! ~Kel #26

Stacy Sheldon said...

oh how fun Julia, my son is actually stationed there. and he has been enjoying their winter weather in Spain. Love that your desk is all tidy and it will be fun to see if it gets used while you are away. Have a good trip! ~Stacy #27

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Julia,
I hope you are enjoying your holiday. As for me, I'm waiting for Spring to show up here in the mountains of New Mexico. I know how paper scraps seem to multiply when our backs are turned. They are almost like rabbits, aren't they. Can you believe it's my third week in a row! Woo hoo. Hugs, Kay (28)

Caro said...

Had to laugh at your description of tidy to chaos and back again and the ever expanding scraps file... I have two drawers filled with scraps! Thanks for hosting as ever. Take care and have a lovely week. With love & God Bless. Caro x (#30)

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Lucky lady enjoying a quick break in the sun. Have a great time and make the most of every second. xxx Maggie #19

sue jones said...

Have a wonderful trip xx

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Julia, hope you are enjoying your holiday in Spain. And you have a lovely tidy desk to come back to! I have a similar expanding file, but there isn't too much in it at the moment. Mr Dunnit's catalogue sounds like it is a much treasured item, good luck with fixing the spine. Have a lovely week Heather x #32

Kathryn Frantz said...

Enjoy the sunshine and your coffee, which I am sure tastes better there.
Do you craft on these trips?

Neet said...

Spain and sunshine sounds wonderful. If only we could have another day like yesterday here - it was springlike and very pleasant - but today is forecast to be dull!
I know what those little boogies are like for coming and scattering stuff all over your craft room. So annoying and it makes it worse them being invisible to the human eye.
Just enjoy the sun and relaxation (and shopping if that floats your boat) and on your return you can glue that sine on the book and remember how lovely Spain was.
Hugs, Neet xx 5

Marit said...

While the Netherlands lay under a grey cloudy blanket, I imagine you walk through sunny streets in Southern Spain, oh lucky you! Enjoy enjoy! Big hug from Holland, Marit #20

StampinCarol said...

Enjoy the sunshine and coffee and any thing else you're doing! Appreciate the "work" you've done with WOYWW but know a rest is needed at times.
Carol N #24