Wednesday 3 January 2024

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 761

Well I very much hope that 2024 will be kind to you all. Things will go on much the same as before for me. And that makes me happy!
Two of several work surfaces to show you today, I've been multitasking!
I'm de-decorating and at the same time, doing a bit of de-cluttering. In a bid to avoid 8 kerjillion unnecessary steps, I corral everything onto the dining table. This really helps avoid that moment in a March when I notice notice a stray decoration hanging from a door handle or on a window cill!  We have two Christmas trees up and there is a plastic toy box standing next to each one, waiting to receive the baubles and doodads. It's not a brilliant system, but it gets everything back into storage as quickly as I like. The decluttering at back right of the table is cupboard emptying of stuff we haven't used in the last two years, so it's not staying. Man I'm tough. And then, there's the desk....
I have had desk time over the holiday which has been lovely, I made some thank you cards and did some scrapbooking. No longer evident now because regretfully, I'm now in the process of making sympathy cards. There's evidence of a Christmas gift from my gal and the current squeeze..a little tower of Washi tape. And you may just be able to see my bargains from Hobbycraft at far right - two pads of card inserts for a pound each and a packet of gobbly eyes because you never know when the need will arise! 
So that's me, gentle desker. How about you? 


Helen said...

I have taken the cards down, and meant to photograph them for today's desk.. but forgot! Your retrospective atc post inspired me to create though before I went back to work. I bet you need the gobbly eyes before you know it! Happy WOYWW Helen

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Julia!

I am returning to WOYWW after a long absence! I really enjoyed playing here, but illness took me away from crafting for a while. I promised myself that I would return in 2024.

You have been busy and I can see it all on your desk! I love your wreath, and is that a quilt? It is gorgeous!

Good luck with your de-cluttering!

Chana Malkah, WOYWW #2

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Julia you’re way more organised than I. I’ve deposited the tree and decoration in the chair next to where it, it’s a small tree so easily all fits there, but the cupboard in which containers are is a perilous climb s I’m waiting till someone is here tomorrow to help me bring it down and back up, as it requires me climbing a ladder.

I’d really rather not!

Will gather up other items around the house as now reading your post that strikes me as a grand idea. I’m about to go to the beach for a swim, the first in 2024 as it’s not after 5pm and sun burning stage is passed, but won’t leave it much longer.
Am a tad chuffed at being numero uno on the first post in 2024!

Wow, it’s my twelfth anniversary on WOYWW TOO,
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X  

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz} {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Twiglet said...

Happy New Year Julia. Well done on the Christmas clear up. I did mine yesterday too. Everywhere looks a bit bare. Now I need to get into crafting mode as I have had a lazy couple of weeks.x x Jo

Mary Anne said...

Happy new year! Had to laugh! I’m the same…I find stray decorations in the oddest places all thru the year.oh well. I’m easing into crafting again as the holiday we’re all about family time so got almost nothing done. Woyww will soon provide all the inspiration I need.
Have a wonderful Woyww day
Mary Anne

Annie said...

Christmas has all been put away here too....and I love it. Now I just need to get back into work mode cos I've done nothing but enjoy life for 2 weeks...bliss.
Hope 2024 is a good one for you.
Annie x

Susan Renshaw said...

Happy New Year Julia! Our Christmas is still up - but we need to start packing away before the weekend when we are going away for a few days. Our bolw up koala sitting on the kangaroo unfortunately hit the dust - we had really bad weather - lots or rain and wind leading up to Christmas and it didn't survive. One less thing to store!

Kyla said...

Happy new year, loving the idea of clearing the cupboard of items not used in the past 2 years!! Sorry about the sympathy cards but loving the washi tower and also googly eyes (i still keep some in my purse cos you never know when you may spot something that can be made into a face!)
Kyla 10

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Julia sounds like we have similar thoughts and just hope I can be as strong as you to get sorting. I made sympathy cards yesterday as we are on our way soon to a funneral but it's of someone who has had a long happy life so not so hard to see him go but we want to be there to support the family. Better go as we have some travelling to do this morning. Wishing you a very happy woyww new year. Hugs, Angela x11x

Christine said...

Same old, same old for me but the good news is... there IS a plan to send me home!!
It may be March before I have a chance of getting my main decs down so I'm just a taj jealous.
Have a good decluttering week.
Christine #13

BJ said...

Oh gosh, not thought of de-decorating yet other than looking up when 12th night is and trying to set Friday in my mind to do it. Will leave the real tree up in the conservatory until Candlemas on 2nd Feb although not too sure it will survive that long this year, we'll see. I do however, do the big box thing, used to be the washing basket but we have loads of plastic storage boxes now which is great. Love the decluttering at the same time, think I need to do likewise although with continuing back pain not sure how much I can stand. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who hopes for much of the same in the year to come. that certainly stops me stressing that I ought to be thinking otherwise. Hugs BJ#12

My name is Cindy said...

HNY Julia! 2024! Can't believe we have almost nailed the first quarter of this century. Good luck with the de-cluttering - it is on our list for this year but I am trying to turn it into a mindset. I have told hubby to stop asking if I want to keep things. There will probably be rows when he throws away something important but I could say without fear of contradiction that 80% of the stuff in this house is not used or necessary. But who doesn't need googly eyes in their life? Love n hugs, Cindy xx

Sarah Brennan said...

We never really had much up decoration wise this year Julia. Sorry to hear you have a reason to make sympathy cards. A quick visit this week due to new windows being installed (and of course it has started raining). Stay safe and Happy WOWYW. Sarah #14

Crafting With Jack said...

Good morning Julia, my table looks very similar to yours and was used for the same purpose. I left some artificial poinsettia flowers out because I like them them, everything else has gone. I am hoping to post this morning although my husband has decided we are going shopping because it is raining and he can’t walk the dogs! I had better get on with it x. Angela. Happy New Year and happy WOYWW.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy New Year me old mucker, hope it’s a fine one for you all xx. Yay for having a sort out, as you know it’s my favourite thing to do and any old excuse for going to the Range eh? What’s the betting you come back with more than storage tubs, lol!

Happy 2024 and WOYWW!
Hugs LLJ 7 xx

rose AKA Walk in the Woods - she/her said...

2024 blessings to you. May the year be gentle, and overflow with peace.

And thank you for the reminder/inspiration to get some cards made - I'm running low!

Lynnecrafts said...

Mine come down on 5 Jan so you’re well ahead. I love a bit of washi tape myself.
All the best for the new year and happy WOYWW
Lynnecrafts 17 xx