Wednesday, 20 February 2019

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 507

Well I’m sorry to say it’s a bit boring. All the crafting has taken place elsewhere! I went away with The Coven for a couple of days of scrapbooking and eating and chatting. My desk this morning proves that I haven’t unpacked yet. And I came home on Sunday evening, so you are allowed to be shocked or mildly irritated, or just plain resigned. 
That lovely black box is gilded and silvered by hand, and now contains the photos I want to scrap. The very dear friend that gave it to me also included dividers so that I too could organise the photos by subject or year or occasion. Or in my case, not at all. Another epic fail, but it is lovely to have the pictures in a box instead of a variety of processor lab wallets! There’s also four little packets of Dolly Mixtures that I picked up yesterday, to put in my Mum’s sweetie jar when I go and visit at lunch time. Other than that, there is little happening. But that will change, not least because there’s a card deadline looming. Oh how inspiring a deadline can be!
Sorry about the missing Linky last week...way too high a temperature to think straight when posting in advance! It should all work this week. So link please, share and tell. 

26 comments:

Helen said...

Glad you are feeling better and had a good time with the coven, that explains the lack of visit last week. Love that pretty box (I am a sucker for a pretty box) Good luck with your card deadline (words that strike dread into a crafter!!) Helen xx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Ah nice indeed Julia to find friends that help you organise.. I've one too that recently brought me an item.. your bix is gorgeous and am sure mumma will enjoy her sweetie additions. My dad did.. he loved his chocs too.
Happy WOYWW Dear Julia.. warm sunny bit sandy hugs from Oz.
Shaz in Oz.x #3

Sarah Brennan said...

Glad you are feeling better and were able to make it to the crop. That is a beautiful box for your photos. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #5

Claire said...

What a gorgeous photo box! I have all ours in A4 envelopes... still awaiting album-sticking - one day, I tell myself, one day...
A very happy WOYWW, Julia!
Claire no 2

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Your desk isn't boring, I love the beautiful box and the color purple/lavender. Don't know why I don't make more things with it. I see darkness there, and I am in darkness now, wow can't sleep, the winter storm arrived and is howling. Seems everything is again cancelled. Yes those deadlines can come so quickly and make us wonder what went wrong. Empty handed and hustle bustle to get it done. I think it is an age thing on my end ~! Have a good week.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm glad you managed to get away in the end and enjoyed it so much! Hope you're feeling better now. That photo tin is lovely...I wouldn't have sorted my photos into categories either!!
Hugs LLJ 8 xx

Lynn Holland said...

I have a lot of my photos in the lab shop wallets in a box. I even managed to write on the front of them what they are. Wish I was that organised in other areas.
Lynn xx 9

Annie said...

Really glad you had a good time away at the crop and now have a challenge to get you crafting. I really love the guided box....what lovely friends you’ve got.
Hugs,
Annie x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Julia. I liked it last week, never been so high up on the numbers Lol! Sounds like you had a great time, so good to play with friends you lucky girl. I had wondered what the purple bags were, lucky mummy! Yes I have that card challenge, more birthdays on the way Lol! Have a great woyww, Angela x13x

Diana Taylor said...

So glad you are feeling much better this week and enjoyed your crop. I love the box, what a very talented friend you have.
Hope you have a great week,
Hugs, Diana x #14

Marit said...

I, too, have photos in a box and once they were organized and grouped... not anymore though, it's just one big pile now...oh well, even I (yes, really!) cannot be organized all the time. Enjoy lunch with your mum, enjoy the day, enjoy the week! Big hug from Holland, Marit #16

Heather M said...

Hi Julia, glad you are feeling better, and that you had a great time with the Coven. I have lots of photo boxes - I just never put photos in them! If I did I don't think they would be in any particular order lol. Have a lovely week, Heather #17

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Julia, good to hear you are feeling better this week. Thats a truly beautiful box, she's done an amazing job on that. I have a habit of leaving things till the last minute, waiting for inspiration to strike, lol. Hope yours grabs you soon. Love and hugs, Shaz XxX #15

Neet said...

I had a box full of cards I once made at a Heartfelt Creations workshop and am afraid that rather than keep them for inspiration I have had to dip into them of late. Ah well, someone might appreciate them other than me now.
Glad to hear you are feeling better - this virus or whatever it is seems to be really hitting people hard. Imagine if you had not been well enough for the Coven! You would have been totally cross. Love the idea of a weekend away with like-minded people - now when are we having a full weekend crop?
Hugs, Neet 7 xx

J said...

Hi Julia, I love your box, did you do it by any chance?
I can never resist a box or tin, funny they always seem to find their way to my craft room.
Lucky you managing a crafty meeting, one day I hope to be in the UK when you are all having a get together.
Have a great Week
Jan no18

Sue said...

Hi Julia, Glad you had a nice time with the coven.

I do miss Woolworths for their Pick n Mix.

Loving the box.

Hope you have a nice day.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #12

Kelly said...

The box turned out great! I am trying to get my photos more organized for scrapping as well. Starting with the ones on my phone and working backwards. Let's see if we can both accomplish.. not just relocate ;-) Creative Blessings! Kelly #20

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, time with the coven sounds like great fun and I'm sure your desk will be back to normal soon. Your photo box is beautiful - I love the finish - and so much nicer to store your photos in than the usual wallets. Dolly mixtures were among my favourite sweets though, as a child growing up in Scotland, I had, still have, a very well developed sweet tooth anyway. Enjoy your visit with your mother today and good luck with making the deadline. Hugs, Elizabeth x 19

Stacy Sheldon said...

HI Julia, that is a pretty box, I like how you caught the shimmers of it in the shot. and I am glad to hear you are feeling better :) ~Stacy #23

StampinCarol said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better and have been out and about! Sometimes it takes me a few days to unpack, too. That's a gorgeous photo box! Thanks for popping by... Have a great week!
Carol N #21

Monica said...

Hello everyone plan to visit later today as this is a doctor week and everything seems to come to a halt with that. Sounds like a good way to keep photos, fare better than grungy envelopes.
Monica

Mrs.D said...

That's a pretty box on the desk, and does it matter if you haven't unpacked yet. Sounds as you are feeling better and enjoyed playing elsewhere, good for you.
Have fun making cards for a deadline,
Chris

Mrs.D said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better, and were up to a bit of 'playing away from home'!! That box look amazing, never mind about not sorting the pics, just enjoy having the lovely box.

Chris

Lindart said...

Love the box - how sweet of her! And speaking of sweets, I hope my DD makes a sweetie jar for me when I'm older! Awesome! Thanks for your visit, sorry I'm late - work Wednesday, & bed rest yesterday, so that I can work today! Have a great week, Lindart #25

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Glad you are feeling better. I am rather late commenting this week due to a lot of urgent secret stuff. Hope everyone has a good week. xxx Maggie #22

AliWade said...

Happy Very Belated WOYWW. Glad your cough has gone. Mine (from before Christmas) is still hanging around. We haven't got plans to run workshop holidays in Spain, but there is a ready market for crafty activities there (lots of ladies from all over the world) and it might be something that we do occasionally. Basically I would like to do a workshop with Barbara, so I might as well invite other people too! Ali x #26