Wednesday, 18 May 2022

What’s on Your Workdesk? Wednesday 676. That’s 13 Years.

Welcome; week 676 means that 13 years worth of What’s On Your Workdesk is in the bag. If you have contributed to it by reading, commenting, or joining in, then we’ve connected. We may have nothing in common but our work desks, but they connect us, and any connection forms the basis for friendship. Pretty sure that’s why this desk sharing has some longevity, it’s really about so much more. Numbers have been crazy high and very low, it doesn’t matter. It won’t change the connections already made. If blogging and adding your desk on a Wednesday is something that you can remember to do and brings you five minutes of pleasure, then keep doing it! Despite Google and Blogger attempts, we’ll keep visiting and commenting for as long as we’re invited. 

So, this fine morning, you find me sliding under the wire in terms of ATC readiness for today’s swap. I have been commissioned to make some invitations and the mock ups and trials took me an age because I haven’t done work like this for blooming ages. Anyway, my desk is largely covered in WOYWW13 paraphernalia and that’s fitting, which makes a change. If you’d like one of my ATCs, please ask!

There’s other news too……Twiglet has done the paperwork and we are ON  for a WOYWW Crop on October 1st in Shrewsbury. SAVE THE DATE! We’ll talk a lot more about this very soon, promise. Just had to share the news, too exciting!

If you want to trade an ATC to mark this big fat 13th anniversary, don’t forget to add an *asterisk to your name as you put it into the Linky thing. Don’t worry if you have to do it more than once, I should be on hand to delete double (or more) link entries etc, it doesn’t matter! 


31 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was not stalking you, but I hit the refresh button at just the right time. I know I have been MIA for months, but I was NOT about to miss this annual anniversary. Happy anniversary, Julia/ You have certainly held this community together well. Thank you for all you do, for your support and encouragement. You even gave me courage to stamp! I'm still no good at it, but at least I now enjoy it. And that is thanks to you, dear friend.

Mary Anne said...

Oh I could not be more excited about a crop!now I will worry endlessly that something will get in the way of it. So me. So sorry I missed like a month but the in laws came and both the prep and the visit were crazy busy. Lucky I checked here on .Monday or I would have missed the fact it was the swap week,and been very unprepared. Care to swap? I have one set aside for you….
Big happy Woyww hugs…13 years is astonishing.
Mary Anne

Helen said...

Thank you for this amazing weekly event Julia, it is the highlight of all our weeks. I have sent you an atc already as host! Great news about the crop too. Happy happy WOYWW xx Helen who forgot her * first time round, doh!!

Sarah Brennan said...

Congratulations Julia 13 is certainly lucky for some. I won't be swapping this year but I do look forward to the crop - so exciting and hoping to bring Eva along too. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Neet said...

Oh My Gosh! Two goodies in one - the anniversary and a crop being mentioned. Date duly added and atc's all done ready for the swap. Yours will be on its way today Julia.
Thanks for being there for us for whatever part of thirteen years we have all been sharing our desks - and other things. True friendships have grown from the little seed you planted 676 weeks ago. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. For everything and most of all for being a friend, a true friend.
Hugs, Neet 7* xx

Ali Wade Designs said...

Happy Anniversary WOYWW. 13 years is a long time to be doing anything. Thnak you for your commitment. I would love to swap ATCs. Now all I need to do is make some! The Crop date is in my calendar, and I really hope I can make it this year. Ali x #8

Annie said...

Happy Anniversary gorgeous gal and thank you for your efforts for keeping us going so long...may it last for ever. It’s a glorious day here, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and all is well with us so what a perfect day for the celebrations. I’d love an ATC if you’ve got a spare one...Jo and I are posting ours together so feel free to do the same with ours.
Love you lots,
Annie x

Tracy said...

πŸ₯³πŸ’•πŸ€Έ‍♀️ Happppy Anniversary Julia 🀸‍♀️πŸ’•πŸ₯³ Wednesdays are a highlight of my week now, time I take just for me πŸ₯° to hop along and enjoy the visits, thank yoou for all you do.⭐Gooood luck with your commision πŸ’• I have an ATC set aside for you Julia to say thank you πŸ€— just need your address. Wishing I lived closer tooo you all for the crop but I will look forward tooo lots of photos popping up 🀸‍♀️πŸ₯°πŸ’• Wishing yooou a beautiful day ahead, love and hugs winging your way Tracy #10 xxxxx

Annie said...

I thought things were going too well. I remembered the * for me but have forgotten Jo’s when I linked her....please delete the one for me.
Sorry.
Hugs,
Annie x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I’ll raise a glass to the Number 13! I can’t remember exactly when Ijoined, should look it up really but think it’s about 11 years of fun and friendship. Thank you for a great idea and the chance to build friendships all over the world!
Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

Caro said...

Happy Anniversary Julia! I have so enjoyed this weekly blog hop over the years. Thank you so much for the fun, friendship and support. i would love to swap an ATC with you - I have one set aside for you and it will go in the post today. Take care, with love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#13)

Crafting With Jack said...

Good morning Julia, sorry bout the double link. I am very excited at the the thought of meeting everybody in October. I am not exactly sure what a crop is all about,but I am sure someone will fill me in :). Happy WOYWW Angela #14 and 15

Diana Taylor said...

Happy Anniversary and a big thank you Julia - you've done an amazing job keeping this going and I really appreciate it. I'd love to swap if you have a spare.
Have a great week,
Hugs, Diana xx #18

Christine said...

Happy Anniversary!
Thank you Julia for all you do . . . just remembering to set up this meeting point means so much to us all.
Great news about the Crop . . . I will see how I can get there . . . .
I would love to swap with you if you have enough ATCs to go round.
Have a wonderful day.
Christine #20

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Julia, Happy Anniversary. I would love to swap with you but I was sending you one anyway. I don't think I would have carried on blogging had it not been for this group. I know blogger has been a pain recently but generally people do respond to comments which is so nice and has been a God send for many during the awful Covid as we know there are many people who haven't been able to see or speak to anyone else. So long may this lovely group continue. Happy woyww, Angela x19 but maybe 15x

BJ said...

Yay the week I came back is THE week. All I need to do now is make said ATC, I'd love one of yours so I best make 2. WOW can't believe it is 13 years, no idea when I first came along but it was quite a while ago. Thanks so much for such a wonderful place to come a share. Hugs BJ#22

Lynnecrafts said...

A big fat cheers to you my dear for keeping this going for thirteen years! It’s really magnificent! Take care and happy WOYWW
Hugs
Lynnecrafts 23

Anonymous said...

Not blogging today Julia but wanted to say once again thank you for thinking of me and for the lovely doodly bird card. Hope you got my email. Lots of love Lynn xxx

Spyder said...

Happy Anniversary Julia, what would we do without WOYWW!? I wish you a big creamy cake (zero calories of couse!) with 13 candles...just for you! Happy to swap! Need addy though, have a great day...I'm late as usuall as couldn't log in...not even at five this morning! ((Lyn))#20 *I think!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Happy Anniversary Julia, thank you for all you do to make this happen. Wishing you the very best. Of course I'd love an ATC. Mine to you will be mailed today. Time is flying by and Summer is here....spring was only a few days but that could change by tomorrow.

Lillianb said...

Thank you Julia for all you have done and will continue to do, without you this would never have happened. Thank you again,

Lilian B #20

Robyn said...

Yay! WOWWW! Yay all deskers! Yay 13 years and here’s to 13 more, and of course Yay to you Julia for keeping us all together in desk!
Robyn 28
ATC in the mail to you!

Helen said...

Hi, am definitely up for the crop and thanks for your offer - count me in, please. Helen xx

Anne said...

Hi Julia. Long time no see and a bit late to the party. Couldn't let today go by without popping in to say hello. Have thought of you often. Anne x 29

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, happy 13th anniversary! This blogging was all so very new back then so it felt like launching myself into space when I joined in that first time all those years ago. We've seen people come and go too. A few who will always be sadly missed. However, WOYWW has proved to be enduring and much of the credit is down to you, Julia! You keep on keeping on. Long may you continue. Thank you for all you do. Hugs, Elizabeth x #26

Stacy Sheldon said...

Happy Anniversary Julia! ( and everyone ) Yay for me I remembered it was Wednesday on Wed. haha ( that is a thing ) ~Stacy #30

Susan Renshaw said...

Well done on 13 years!
I so wish I could join you in October!
Happy 13th WOYWW Anniversary!
Stay safe and keep well!
Susan #20
If you want to swap an ATC with me here in Australia please email me at
susanrenshaw0404@gmail.com
Calling All Crafters! – My Blog!

Tracy said...

Hellooo Julia πŸ₯°❤πŸ’•πŸ’› coukd you send me your address please πŸ₯°❤πŸ’•πŸ’› my email is tracyeasson@hotmail.co.uk thank yoooou ❤πŸ’•πŸ’›πŸ₯°⭐🌈😊🀸‍♀️😍❤πŸ’•πŸ’›

pearshapedcrafting said...

Blogger blocked me again from my computer but my trusty old tablet allows me come and say well done for keeping these connections going. I got bogged down for a while and knew I couldn't get around to visiting desks but having given up a few things I'm back - maybe not every week - but back to one of the very best link ups! Oh! A crop - looked at dates we will hopefully be able to come! Big hugs, Chrisx #27

StampinCarol said...

Happy belated 13th! I'm working my way around and playing catch up now that I'm done painting. I still don't have everything put back but getting there.
Now I'm trying to get some cards done for swaps with our local stamp group and getting ready for class next week.
It's amazing this desk group has been together this long! There's a few names i remember from when I joined about 9 years ago (I need to check).
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Carol N #24

My name is Cindy said...

Hello my dear!! In my excitement to get involved I forgot to leave you a comment - just as well as I would be back again!! Definitely interested in going to the crop, had a quick look already and was thinking maybe going up Friday and coming back Sunday. It is a bit of a trek, and I really doubt (75/25 at the mo) I would want to drive so I was already considering asking Helen if she was going and how she would get there. So please do keep me in the loop, I'd love to get there. Off to Evesham on Monday for a week so probably won't be online much. Was hoping to keep June clear to get my head round 'stuff' but it's filling up already. hey ho, be careful what you wish for..... Cindy xx