Wednesday, 25 April 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 151

Is there any one can help with why my scheduled posts suddenly don't post?  It says BST in scheduling time zone, but there's no BST listed in format time zones.....and using GMT plus one doesn't work.....any ideas?
It's not getting any better, huh!  
Button jar, by some miracle is closed.  So instead, the lid isn't on the gesso.  Actually, this is on purpose...Elizabeth suggests that allowing some of the water in the mix to evaporate will make the gesso more opaque.  She's right.  I'm being uncharacteristically patient about it too. Because it allows genuine procrastination!  You can just see my glasses, not safely stowed; my open glasses case is currently home to an ink pad.  Does it make ya wince?  Does it, does it? The red basket contains stamps, die cuts and other schtuff for a workshop on Thursday morning.  There's the plastic ziplock envelope containing a set of keys that have been bubble wrapped for postal purposes.  It looks a lot more interesting than the reality, huh.  Of course there's the finished ink cartridge from the printer - I could have sworn I had a recycling envelope....somewhere.  There's my phone and a can of fizz....it's staged to add to the casual ambience I'm aiming for in this photo.  The best thing about my desk on Tuesday afternoon.....SUNSHINE.  Can't argue with that, huh!  One last thing..THIS POST talks about WOYWWer Sarah's Mum who has had a nasty accident....if you'd like to send her a get well card, Sarah thinks she'd love it - check the post for details please!


So Week 156 will be the third anniversary of WOYWW and we're going to do a one on one on one on one ATC swap.  For ATC explanation and swap details, read the previous post.  CLICK THIS  it will take you there without the need to scroll.... I know how busy you are.  If you read it yesterday, please re-read it...there was a typo and wouldn't you just know it...it was an IMPORTANT detail type mistake....only the size of the ATC!!  


So meantime, please show us your desk.  Frankly, if I can show mine, you've no excuse.
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156 comments:

Kirsty.a said...

Hi Julia. I do love your desk - always so much going on. I've been a very part-time WOYTWDer this year as my supposedly part-time job has taken up all my time - especially on tuesday and Wednesday. But, since I was up at 6am this mornign, and have actually been doing some crafting, I thought I'd join in today.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Variety is the spice of life and I'd say your desk has variety!! It's funny how no matter how much is there we each know exactly what is there.Until we move it.
Thanks for sharing and Happy WOYWW, enjoy the week

kath said...

crikey julia...there's clutter and then there's julia's clutter...off to make a cuppa and then spend some time checking out all the bits and pieces on your desk..happy WOYWW hugs kath (16) xxx

sandra de said...

Your desk is always such an interesting collection of schtuff. ATC's have been on my mind so I can't wait to participate in your swap. Sandra # 12

Create With Joy said...

Happy WOYWW to you! I love your info post on the ATCs. I love how you give us so much advance notice. I love how so many of us will be scratching our heads at the last minute anyway (I'm already feeling cunfuddled by the weeks...lol!)

My cats would SO enjoy a romp in your room! Of course they might need their stomachs pumped afterwards! Happy crafting from #14 on the list!

Create With Joy
http://create-with-joy.com

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I must have gotten here late because the size of the ATC was right when I read it. That's why I couldn't figure out what someone was talking about. Now I see I missed all the hubabaloo.

Last year I didn't read the anniversary post clearly, and ended up having my piece ready, EXCEPT for not adding the letters WOYWW. Had to unseal it and add the letters before I mailed it out. I don't see that criterion this year. And yes, I've read it twice (grin).

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Desk looks busy, and creative, unlike mine as per usual!! and I do wish I could count as I thought it was next week for the ATC's and I didn't notice the mistake of the size, speed reading and I never read properly! doh!
Have a great day
xx
Jennie #19

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Desk looks busy, and creative, unlike mine as per usual!! and I do wish I could count as I thought it was next week for the ATC's and I didn't notice the mistake of the size, speed reading and I never read properly! doh!
Have a great day
xx
Jennie #19

Bridget Larsen said...

You should be using GMT+0000 London. I believe you are in England somewhere. +1 are the European countries. Not sure where BST is or how you have it, I can only see GMT time. LOL I have no idea what your ATC error was, I guess I have a bad memory. I am playing yippee
Bridget #1

Toodles & Binks Wholesale Blog said...

ohh I might try that with my Bob Ross gesso as it is really too watery

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Are you sure your blog time is right? I've had mine go off sync for various reasons (like testing a new theme) You need to consider both the time you chose as your official blog time and the time of your post. Also does blogger have Am and Pm settings, or do you have to do 00:00:01 for say 1 second past midnight?

Those are my best guesses:)

Have a good one.

MA

Nicks said...

I'm not wincing that looks like normal chaos in this house

Sherry Edwards said...

Hope you get your schedule postings sorted Julia, I'm afraid I'm no help. Loving that sunshine, where did that come from - lol.

Sherry - 28

Lynn Holland said...

Hi Julia, the time thing must be an issue at the moment. My blog comments never show the real time but in all my settings it does.
Ive been using my bookstand for my IPad and its been great, so thanks for that tip.
Enjoy your week
Lynn :)
One I Made Earlier Today

Sarah said...

Well, if we'd have all ended up with an Artist trading canvas - that would be just fine too. I hoping leaving the top off my bank account will also make it more opaque. No idea why your posts aren't showing...are you in the new Blogger template? Maybe have a mooch on Blogger help where the staff say nowt but the nerds have really good advice. Have a creative week and happy WOYWWing... Sarah at 12!

PS I want your handwriting....

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh no, so it didn't work again then? I wonder what happened between two and three weeks ago cos up til then, you had no problem....
That's a very 'creative'desk!!
LLJ #33 xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

sorry, can't help with the blogger scheduled posts. i hope someone else can.

i like the top view that you take of your desk, Julia. i try to do that but my picture comes out too dark so i end up with the same view all the time. i didn't notice the error in your ATC post, i guess you already edited it by the time i visited. but how funny that of all things, it was the ATC size that had a typo. they say that's the most important rule! we could have just named it a WTC (WOYWW trading card) if we all didn't have the right size!

happy WOYWW!

Neet said...

Did I spot a mistake in the ATC post - NO!
Thanks for telling me about the J&J bathroom - doh, I never thought of that one. So what does that tell me about the previous owners?
Thanks for the tip about the gesso - makes sense but then mine is that old ....
See you next week - not a clue about the timing - mine came on ok but what has happened to blogger - i can't find how to edit my post.
Hugs, Neet #3

Twiglet said...

Very arty aeriel view of the desk Julia. Everyone is complaining about Blogger in one way or another. Happy Wednesday. x Jo

Astrid Maclean said...

Can't help with the blogger issue, sorry. Your desk looks great as far as I'm concerned, about like the rest of my house....

Never noticed the ATC mistake yesterday, glad it's sorted and obviously I am well and truly hooked on WOYWW now...

Annie said...

Hehehe I thought 2" was small but was willing to follow your instructions to the letter :-)
Hugs,
A x

okienurse said...

I am sitting here scratching my head wondering what I missed regarding the ATC size cause it looks right by me. Love your desk...always do cause I feel right at home. It would be difficult for me to create with a bare desk or walls cause I am so used to them all being cluttered up!
Have a great week! Vickie @41

My name is Cindy said...

Busy looking desk as usual - like the aerial view!! Was up early and traumatised to find no post went and had a shower and came back to find there were 40 in front - amuses me to think of these hordes of people poised to link to your post every Wednesday. How does itr feel to have such power? mwahahahaha (That's a maniacal laugh not a big kiss though if it doesn't bother you......). Oh well, I'm off out in the rain ands have to use public transport today - yuk! Where's your sunshine now missus? Happy WOYWW Cindyx

craftymonki said...

My mess trumps your mess! Haha! I wish I could help with the blog times but honestly, I'm yet to try to work out how to even schedule them!
Looking forward to having a play with ATC's, it'll be my very first time!
Happy Wednesday!
Zoe (craftymonki) #34

Trish Latimer said...

Busy desk Julia...and my you're brave having a can of drink on there...any time I've dared let a drink of any kind near my desk its always got knocked over something really important!!!! Trish xxxxx

Neesie said...

Wow...I may need to sit with a cuppa to check out your desk this week.
Lucky you for having sunshine...my desk today is so dull and boring. See the sun doesn't always shine in Oz!
Can't help with the blog issue I afraid, although I may know when my brain gets back into gear. I'm not even sure what my name is just now. One more day of hostess with the mostess and I'm FREE!

Before I go I have to thank you Julie for sending my WOYWW badge all this way. It arrived safe and sound. Such a wonderful surprise. I just need to find somewhere suitable to display it now :D
Have fun with WOYWW ~ enjoy!

Ann B said...

I hear half of the crafting world is out buying alarm clocks since you moved to an early morning posting, now if only someone could invent one that's linked to your blog and goes off as soon as the week's WOYWW is up they would make a small fortune.

I just did a test scheduled post and it shows SMT on the posting page but when I go to Tools and Format the timezone shown is (GMT +0:00) London - think the London bit is important.
Hope this helps.

Ann B
#37

Mummylade said...

when you schedule a post in the new format on the right side of the blog layout you press done when you have set the time to post and then you think you're done BUT after that you have to press the publish button in the top middle of the layout otherwise it won't work.
Been there, done that =)

BJ said...

My schedule didn't work either! Blogger has CHANGED and it took me a while to even find the post to publish it. Really must get going now BJ back to #51

Jacqueline said...

Sorry I can't help with the Scheduled post thingie... I can't even get my links right let alone do a scheduled posting!! lol

Great desk and soooo brave to have something to drink on it.....I just don't! Cuz I know I'd spill it!! lol

Take care

Jackie x

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Ooh good tip with the gesso. You're not the only one experienceing difficulty with scheduled posts. I've noticed a few other bloggers complaining about it.

madebyKarla said...

oh no! I posted my link on a previous WOYWW! Glad I caught it! Now it's here :)
#56

Kate said...

Not tried scheduling under the new blogger yet, having enough troubles with the blooming thing. How close is the publish button to all the editing buttons!!!

** Kate **

Minxy said...

hope you figure the scheduling out, im still clinging onto the old interface till it makes me change, i dont like the new set up at all, don't know why they think they need to keep changing it. Hope your well, happy wednesday sweetie
Minxy x

Redanne said...

Don't know what the answer is with the scheduling, some days mine works and other days it does not. Great untidy desk today, love it. Looking forward to the ATC day.

The Weekend Artist said...

Yey! It's my first time here and am a bit late! I'm making the rounds soon! Thanks Julia for the warm welcome! My table looks a bit tidy though(the only part which can be seen on the post! =)

#54
K

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow is that a sour patch on your desk with a soda. Love It and so many good tools! Love the card that's slightly hidden in the red basket.

MrsC.x said...

Morning Happy WOYWW!

love your messy desk Julia means you've been creative this week love the big A keep meaning to do these for my girls room ..one day eh? lol

Happy WOYWW! Mrs.C.xx #63

VonnyK said...

Great mess on the desk, but soft drink??
Not good for you, I would rather see chocolate there, it has medicinal properties you know.
Excited at the ATC thing. lucky I didn't start one as I looked at the old post. I will find an old ruler with inches on and do it 2.5 x 3.5 inches, hope I got that right.
Von #61

Jan McC said...

Love your messy desk this week. By the way I reached in there and grabbed your drink. It is 3:06 a.m. and I need to go back to bed and try to sleep. This has become the norm for me, good thing I am not working. #58

Rita said...

Love your desk Julia, its like a storybook every week. I see that you have left the lid of the Gesso or is it finished after painting. Great desk for a rummage I bet. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita xx

Erika said...

I always loss my recycle bag for printer cartridges too. Another fab busy desk Julia, can't wait to try my first ATC.
Happy hump day, Erika.

nerllybird said...

Hi Julia, I've been a bit naughty this week and posted photos of my end-of-degree experience. Hope I don't have to go and sit on the naughty step; it's very relevant to WOYWW and even involves O-wires...ATC swap sounds like a fabulous idea!
Helen S

Lisa-Jane said...

I can't work out this scheduling thing either - sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, especially now blogger has changed its format - gah! I'm trying not to wince at the ink pad but I'd be more anxious about "thing" falling in the open Gesso never to be seen again! #36

misteejay said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one who uses their glasses case for other things LOL

Toni xx

Karen said...

I always love to see your desk Julia as so many interesting projects going on. Sorry I cannot help with the time zone issue, although I would like to say a big thank you for posting in the morning last week, rather than midnight Tuesday, it really made a BIG difference for me :)

Have a great week and take care, Luv Karen #75

mamapez5 said...

Hi Julia, as usual on a Wednesday morning my desk is clear. I may tidy up between sessions (because of the sun and my cats) but when I am working my desk is pretty much like yours - organised chaos! I hope mine will be a hive of activity again later too.
Thank you for my WOYWW badge. It arrived safely in Spain last week - I had my son out here so didn't get around to posting thanks then. I shall wear it to my sewing group today to spark some conversation.
Kate x

Di said...

I'm OK Julia with the scheduling (but that's a surprise 'cos if it can go wrong for me it normally does). Loads of folk are in the same boat - just as well with all this rain - and are screaming at Google to fix it pronto, the internet Help Forum is a seething mass of irate bloggers right now. Not a real help I know but at least you're not alone - I could be joining ya soon, just as soon as I find that flipping paddle :) Happy WOYWW! Di xx

Amy E said...

I was just going to say that the sunshine looks lovely on your desk, but then you beat me to it!!

So, a gesso question. Are you leaving the lid off for a few minutes or like a few days? I've never heard that trick and would love to try it...but not sure how long to leave it off for.

Your desk is looking like fabby fun!!!

Amy E #24
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab crafty desk as always - I haven't sussed the scheduling either so can offer no help am afraid. The open Gesso is interesting, will see how that goes before I explore the idea! Take care Zo xx 77

Sandy said...

Your desk always looks like a busy happy spot :)

Diana Taylor said...

Love your desk Julia - it always looks so interesting. I have the same story with my specs - although mine usually have to have dried paint spots or glitter scraped off them before I can use them! Have a good week

Suzanne said...

Hi Julia, Bit of a frustrating post this week, Blogger won't upload most of my pics! Seems like you're having your own problems! Your desk looks very productive, and I spot sunshine! Thanks as always for WOYWW, I love it! #82

Diana Taylor said...

Hi Julia, me again! I somehow linked to my previous WOYWW and can't delete no. 79. I think it's because the link already had my details and I forgot to change them - Durr! I've linked correctly now but any chance of deleting the incorrect link please?

Anne-marie said...

Hi Julia, I love your desk it always looks so busy and creative, sorry can't help with the scheduling either as I have never tried it hope you happy a fab week.
Anne-marie no 85

SophieNewton said...

Morning Julia, gorgeously busy desk as usual, I love it! The ATC idea for week 156 is fabulous, can't wait.
Sophie x
no.87

Helen said...

I am getting so confused about when you will publish and there you are having issues with scheduling, lol!! I hadnt noticed a problem but will look out... I am going to try your trick with the gesso cos mine is soooo runny! (although I don't much like the smell of it so it's hard to keep the lid off...)anyhow, happy woyww. (22)

lisa said...

It's worth looking at your desk for the sunshine alone, Julia, we haven't seen that for a long time here in Yorkshire.
Hadn't heard that about gesso!!!!
Love the ATC idea. I shall definitely be playing along.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Finally . . . my scheduled post turned up at the right time today . . . but not been doing so for around a week. May be they fixed the bug?

Great messy desk Julia . . .

Happy WOYWW xxx

April said...

Lovely busy desk, the items for the workshop look interesting! Thanks for the explanation of ATC's I didn't realise they were so small??!! :o) April #87 x

Minxy said...

Oops i forgot to say, i'm #39 on the list :P

Fuchsia said...

Well a very creative desk for you this week Julia good tip about the Gesso thanks !
Better get me thinking head on for an ATC havent done one for a couple of years now .
Have a good week
fuchsia 88

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Thank you for sharing your crowded desk, Julia. Lots to look at. Have added ATC to my to-do list. Ali x # 88

Hels Sheridan said...

I been having issues with the scheduling too... not sure what is going on, tried changing time zones etc and still it won't work... chuffing Blogger changing stuff all the time makes my brain ache lol IF you find out what the prob is, please can you let me know!!! Ta! Gonna try the Gesso trick... thanks for that!! x

Shoshi said...

What a glorious mess, Julia!! At least you know where everything is, even if it's not in the right place (glasses in the glasses case? Not a hope lol!!)

Thanks yet again for organising us all!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi

SusanLotus said...

I love this hopping around the desks! :)
And looking forward to the ATC-trade.
Happy WOYWW!

Susan nr 92

Carolyn Phillips said...

I can't help with the scheduled post thing either - sometimes it works for me and sometimes it doesn't.

Love the sunshine on your desk, tis rather dull here today...and why would we be wincing at ink-pads in your glasses case, isn't that normal?

Lisa Richards said...

Nice messy desk! I can tell you're working! Yikes, it's 3:40 a.m. here. Back to bed! Have a great WOYWW!
Lisa #92

Artyjen said...

Have not had time to join in the past few weeks!!! Will try harder and plan to join in with the ATC swap for sure ;)
xoxo Sioux

Claire said...

Wow! What a contrast to my almost bare desk - i'm awaiting inspiration...
You are one busy bunny, julia!!!
no. 95

Jaki Morris said...

Sun? What's that?
Seen as I need an Ark to go out today I might just see how many desks I can visit!

Take care
jaki

kay said...

sorry cant help with the scheduling bit as not been brave enough to try it yet :)
love your desk and its clutter,gives me more to nosey at,happy crafting,x

Doone said...

I love your desk - no wincing invocation here, and I like that when you make a mistake you make it Bog and you make it Proud - so glad I lag behind so I get to read it with the sequels...

ah that's a typo I meant BIG, nothing boggy about typos eh?

Dxx

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Chrysalis said...

Whoops - forgot to say I was number 100. Hope you are all managing to dodge the April 'showers'. I love your desk, Mrs D - a woman after my own heart! X to all, Chris

inkypinkycraft said...

You always have such a busy desk!!! Have a good week hugs trace x

Tracy said...

I've missed peeking at your desk the last two WOYWw's! Nice to see it's in my favorite stage of delicious creative messiness. :) Have a great week!

Spyder said...

I didn't notice your typ-error...yesterday when I read the post.. I'm always making them. The word wrong always gets put and I don't notice till it's posted. Poor Sarah's mum, will check on that. So late today, after noticing that MY WOYWW went way early, Poooof! Blue scene and then no internet, I was expecting to see smoke!! Finally got it all working again this morning, very scarrrry! Deck looks fab today, the more I look the more I see, perfect crafty! Happy WOYWW. I was 102...and ageing by the second.
(Lyn)

Carmen said...

Rain, rain, more rain and a bit of rain here!

I PLAYED! WOOHOOOOO!

If you don't find that recycling envelope - I have loads for Macmillan nurses if you want one.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Love your desk this week! Looks like you are being very creative! I always love seeing those windows and with sunshine coming through, it just makes it all the more wonderful! Have a Happy WOYWW!

JoZart said...

Great snoop on your desk and I SPY a capital A letter form... well I hope your's doesn't stay on your desk as long as mine has been lying around mine. A's birthday was FEb!!!
A few badges will get an airing at Aintree show this weekend, Yeah!
Look forward to the ATC swap!
JoZarty x
Thanks for popping in too.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Entering a very messy desk today! I haven't entered this for a long time,as you can see there is even less space now!

Franka Benjaminsen said...

I'm sorry to be a very clean crafter. But while I'm working on a project I clean up my desk in between. I simply can't work with all these mess around me. But I try to make a bit more mess now and then. :-) Just for the picture... Thanks for visiting me and hope you have a crafty week too. xFranka #9

Nancy Wethington said...

A little time to play along this week!

Laura said...

Ah, if your going to have a drink on your desk make it a can, that way you can't dip/clean your paintbrushes in it!
Looking forward to getting started on my first ATC :)
Laura 111

Becky said...

I love the bird's eye view if your desk! ;) Hope you got the right keys bubble wrapped, that would be a shame if you were in a hurry to get or the door, huh? Ha!

Gabrielle said...

Flipping heck! Where are my manners? I linked and didn't comment... don't think badly of me... I was dripping wet from the shower and a gazillion other excuses! Thanks for letting us visit, you are an inspiration! Gabrielle #42 x

MvM-design said...

Hi Julia,
Short message.... Happy WOYWW!!

Hugs Marleen #119....

Joynana said...

Hi Julia, happy Wednesday. Please delete #120. I linked back to you instead of my blog. #121 is the good one. You have been busy. I wish that I could find some workshops here. You seem to always be doing some very interesting things. Here there is nothing like that. Well, It is off to finish getting dressed for work. I am so running late. Back this evening to start checking everyone out.

Helen said...

Hi Julia Happy WOYWW to you. I laughed at your treatment of your glasses. Does the world sometimes look cloudy to you? Me too. Glue smudges or inky stuff I bet. Our glasses should get together and compare notes on how we treat them! Our names will be mud :-) Helen 125

Sue said...

Don't leave the top off too long:)
xx

butlersabroad said...

I've seen a few people moaning about the blogger scheduling very recently, Blogger always seems to have funky issues. Always! Love the inkpad in the glasses case, I mean what else are you going to use it for???

Hugs
Brenda 118

Tertia said...

Hi Julia
Your desk looks so very inviting. I could just come there and feel right at home.
Thank you for remembering Cindy. She is still very pale and still doing chemo, now once every 2 weeks, but as ever the lady and faithfully smiling right through it.

Tertia said...

Hi Julia
Your desk looks so very inviting. I could just come there and feel right at home.
Thank you for remembering Cindy. She is still very pale and still doing chemo, now once every 2 weeks, but as ever the lady and faithfully smiling right through it.

Peggy Cain said...

well, missed last week but back. looking forward to seeing as many work desks as possible. have a great day!

Polly Polkadot said...

Are you supposed to make me laugh so many times in one post? I particularly like the link at the end - I often comment on the wrong week because I get carried away with my scrolling!

Kim said...

Wow..so many steps now to get the link to err, link! LOL! Silly Blogger! I'd be afraid I'd forget to recap the gesso, and it would dry up like cement! Have a great rest of the week.

Daniella said...

Hi Julia!
Sorry I can't help with the posting problem. Blogger is still a mystery to me!!
Happy WOYWW!!!
xxDaniella

Scrapcollectr said...

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date.... so, hello, everyone! Julia, love the very artsy look of the desk this week with that early morning sun casting shadows across the space. I'm sure that's what you intended! *smile*

Scrapcollectr said...

Ditzy me. I'm way down at #136. Helllllllo, up there! *smile*

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

Happy WOYWW! I had so much fun last week for my 1st WOYWW, that I was excited to try again!

Looks like lots of great things in the works in your space! Personally, I would forget all about the gesso and it would be dried out-- I would need reminders all over the place not to let that happen (what will I be like in my 80s if this is how I am in my 40s???) But it does sound like a great tip to make it more opaque.

Happy day!
Nadia 117

Danielle said...

Lots of different things going on on your desk today. The drink by the phone has me a bit nervous, I must say. dani138

sandee said...

Julia, my scheduled pots haven't been posting either, I thought it was just me so glad to see it's on bloggers end, AGAIN!! Glad you got some sunshine, we are suppose to have rain on and off again all week over here! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)#139

Artie said...

This is my first WOYWW! I have enjoyed the links for the last couple of weeks and finally decided to join in. Thanks for hosting this!

Ohhh Snap said...

I'm gravitationally impaired so the can of fizz has me on alert lol. Lots of craftiness otherwise. Thanks for the link to the ATC :D. Hoping your Wednesday is splendid! #134

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Ms. Julia,

Hee hee. Your desk is a great start to the hopping about that I'll be doing the next several days! Isn't it funny where those stamp pads migrate to?!?

As for me, I'm bringing up the rear at #144 today. (Oh, I also tried to link up to last weeks post - I swear, I don't know what came over me.) As for scheduling posts - I have no idea how that works....

Looking forward to the ATC swap!

Hugs,
Kay
#144

Jingle said...

Wonderful creative mess! I love it! As for your scheduled posts...I'm guessing someone answered already, but Blogger knows about the problem and is working on it. Last I heard they didn't have a time table for a fix yet.

Darla said...

This is my first time participating. I have been looking at some of these posts the last few weeks though.

Joanne said...

I tried scheduling a few weeks ago, didn't work, so tried getting up early to post on woyww, that didn't work either. Next trick is to move - literally - to a new time zone. Surely that will work???
Hugs Joanne xx

Helen said...

Just been reading the comments WOYWWers have left today as I didn't stop to do earlier. Didn't notice the typo re the ATC's yesterday but as I know the size and have some pre-cut packs of ATC cards I probably wouldn't have anyway! Just take one out the pack... Re the scheduling, hope you got it sorted now - there was some advice way back up the list about setting the schedule time and then hitting post (new interface) which is what you need to do, it took me a while to find it the first time too. Good luck next week anyhow!!! what time are you aiming for and I'll lurk then!!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, I've had problems with scheduling too ... I did figure out how to do it then Blogger changed the interface so I think it's back to the drawing board :( You'd think the obvious, GMT+1, would do it but we are clearly not in on whatever is Blogger's secret method! Your desk does not disappoint today ... lots to peer at. Don't you end up with a skin on top of your gesso by leaving it open like that? Hope you sort the scheduling problem out and have a lovely week. Elizabeth x #113

BumbleVee said...

Hey...two weeks in a row....my posting is short .... about as short as Olaf for that matter.... and he is the problem.....or...just a second ...... maybe he's actually my answer for how to make my posts short.... hahahha... hmmm.....

Karen said...

Love the idea of ATC's, not made one before, so this will be a first. Please don't expect much from a beginner! Karen 151 x

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Love it all! Wishing you a happy, happy day - enjoy your sunshine!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Angie said...

So much fun and creativity should be illegal on one desk!
Angie #154

Sarah Cooper said...

Thanks for the mention again Julia! I posted an update on Mum and the end of my WOYWW posting... Blogger is bad about the scheduling. I have to do it for my Scrap Our Stash postings and sometimes (Like 1 in 6-ish) it just doesn't 'take'. Tres annoying! Hopefully someone has an answer I'd love to know what might fix it too! <3 Sarah

france charles said...

hey, you're the one who's having all the sunshine! enjoy it :)
have a happy week
france
#148
xx

SuziesImaginarium said...

Oh , I am looking forward to the ATC trade on your anniversary...how fun! Thanks for the therapy this week Julia..it was needed very badly!! #159

Est xxx said...

Added my mess, I mean desk xx

Cottage Remnant said...

Happy Wednesday!!

I started out as #153 but mr.linky changed me to #156....oh well it's all good....

Blessings,
Cindy♥ #156 I think :0)

Marnie said...

Noooo flinching here as I never keep my glasses in a case nor can I ever find them when I need them. Your way ahead! Thanks for the tip about the gesso I did not know this! Love learning awesome things here every week!
Happy WOYWW
Marnie#153

Angela said...

Hi Julia, your desk is intriguing to say the least! Thank u for sharing, wishing you a great crafty week xx Angela #161

Caatje said...

It's been a few weeks since I participated, but finally had a workdesk to show again. Can't believe you're almost celebrating a third year anniversary. And what a huge success it is. Thanks so much for keeping this thing alive!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Sorry I keep getting distracted by shiny things and not reading your post. My brain is all over the place today. It must me the 40 allergic pills I took this morning. Did you hear that? Whoa. Who knew hair could talk?!??! You totally nailed the casual ambience with the soda can. If you hadn't told us it was stage, we'd have never known.

toni said...

Hi Julia looks like you're pretty busy and what did happen to that ray of sunshine? I work as a peripatetic teacher and have gotten wet about half a dozen times today! Looking forward to the ATC swap, have fun xx

Rachel K said...

Ah, procrastination. I love it. I mean, why do today what you can put off for several weeks?

As to the thicker gesso, I've decanted some of mine into different pots: one I've thickened and the other I've added loads of water to so I can use it for washes. It's definitely my must have crafting supply.

Ginger said...

Ohhh, I love a messy Desk, it always looks so productive. X
Carol #166

trisha too said...

Julia, I've found that pretty much EVERYONE's desk is tidier than mine, but that's fine, I'm having fun.

Will read those posts, thanks for the heads up.

:)

Sara Jansen said...

Julia,
I just loved your post this morning. I lose my glasses all the time, so it didn't make me crazy at all. I used to blame it on the cat (which is still a very real possibility) but I finally just went to the warehouse store and bought the 3 pairs for 15 bucks and have them scattered everywhere around the house. I do try to keep the prescription ones handy for work and outside the house, but occassionaly lose them as well.

Love the ATC idea; will get cracking on the concepts. Have a lovely week.

Annie Smith said...

That ATC thing sounds really fun! I hope to have some free time by then with the semester finally closing... :) Thanks for hosting, Julia!

Annie 171

Caz said...

Late again - 174 this week - that's the latest I've been I think!!!
Lovely messy desk Julia! Very interesting for nosey people like me!!
Will go and read the ATC post - I can manage them! - about the most I can manage just lately!!
Happy WPYWW
Hugs
Caz

Hazel said...

Always lots of interest to see on your desk, Julia. Thanks again for such a wonderful place here - (Hazel, #173) x

Monica said...

I put an asterisk after my name OK. It is always a relief to read your blog and find you are not the only one to have a messy desk. After a week of visiting people who not only have tidy desks they have organized all their stuff, yours is a relief.

Scrappydiva said...

Hi Julia!

Sorry I'm late today. It's been a bit hectic around here. I only just got to taking the photo of my desk while the kids were in their pre-bed bathtime!!

I think I need to try that trick with the gesso too, I've never heard of it before but have had the same problem. I'll give it a go, but I'm wondering how long you leave the lid off for??

See you soon!
Anthea

Craftgirl said...

Made it this week. I keep trying to be the last. LOl I was worriedas I couldn't see the specs just the case with an inkpad. I was also wondering about leaving the top off the Gesso. Did it leave a skin? Your desk is always interesting.
carol

Sandy Trefger said...

Love your desk! Can of Fizz! I'm learning new English wording all the time. Will use that on my Texas friends at the next crop. "I think I need a can of fizz." :) Have an awesome day!

Anne said...

Hi Julia a great interesting desk from you. I went away at weekend and came back to a 'New Blog' as it were - I was still trying to get to grips with old format :-) Looking forward to the ATC swap - hope to join in!!! Thanks for sharing. Anne x

fairy thoughts said...

lots going on on your desk today, the sunshine is great shame it didn't last till wednesday!!
I tried to schedule a post too. . . gave up doh
janet

Darnell J Knauss said...

Yes, yes, yes, it does bother me that you have an inkpad in your eyeglass case!! You goofball!

Angela Crandall said...

Hi, Julia! Have missed playing in WOYWW. Posted on my blog and then forgot to link up...lol

Love the light in your room and the 'stamp pad holder' is fab! :)

Happy Day!

Angi 💜 #148

karen said...

Fun and busy desk you have! And the sun streaming in looks so nice! Yay for Spring!
I am off to read the ATC post!
xoxo Karen #188

RosC said...

Just realised I haven't left a note for you. Love the desk, better still the commentary in your post. Actually you remind me of my Mother who painted flowers. She used to get so involved that the tea got cold and turned a queer colour with the brush going into it! Heaven know what the tea did to the water colour!
Enjoyed a chuckle, thanks.
Ros. #27

Sue from Oregon said...

Hi Julia...I am with you...none of my posts are posting on time either. Had to get up at 3am this mornign to post a blog hop creation...Insane I know, but did not want to let down the rest of the group. Silly (and oh so frustrating!) I would hate to be Mr Blogger this week! Thinking of my ATC...wont be artsy though, will be more polka dotty :) Enjoyed my browse today!

RosA said...

Lovely messy, oops sorry, creative desk! Would love to take part in the ATC pif. Getting behind in everything else but I will make this a priority. RosA #106

Angela Crandall said...

Oops...apparently I need to get back into the swing of things...forgot to refresh the page to see what my link number was...

it's ♥186.

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Queen Lightwell said...

Hey, I just made it in! ;)
Your workspace isn't looking too shabby this week at all. I posted a new space this week, my sewing cabinet in the living room, it's really organized. ;-) lol
#189~Deeyll

THERESA said...

Girl, if you think this is messy, lol, check mine, just don't get lost......hehehehe
Super tip about the gesso, gonna do it with mine too, just worked with it this weekend.
lotsa luv #191

mommyle said...

Hello Julia!
I had to laugh, as I thought that the can of fizz was to make circles with, not just for ambience!!!

I am VERY jealous of your sunshine. We haven't seen any for 3 days now, and it's not in the forseeable future, either. YUCK!!!

have a wonderful week! Thank you again for hosting us all!

Zeffy said...

Julia I would forget the gesso top off I am sure...a messy desk is a busy desk!!Love the sunshine....

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I just read your edit. I am having the same problem with scheduled posts. Mine are not necessarily on a given hour or half hour, but whenever the time seems to fit for whatever day I'm scheduling it for. Lately, when I've tried to schedule a post, it doesn't post. It's happened twice in the past week, but thankfully I was around not long after it was supposed to go "live." Apparently another one of those lovely "improvements" in the new blogger. I'm glad I'm using the original blogger, since I get less headaches, although it hasn't helped with the scheduling.

Liz Black said...

Hi Julia
Thanks again for another great WOYWW week and HUGE apologies for my lateness! Thanks for visiting and your lovely comments on my toybox - it's finished now ... woohoo!! Liz no 194

Scrappydiva said...

Hi Julia!

Thanks for your comment on my blog! In answer to your question there, the holding bits on the desk side are magnetic. They're actually magnetic 'knife holders' from IKEA! You're supposed to put them horizontally above your kitchen counter and then attach your knives to it. However, I've mounted them vertically and then I use bookrings on the ribbon cards to hang them on the magnets. It works a treat and keeps it all neat(ish).

I hope that answers your question? It's clear as mud to me!!
Anthea
xx

Michelle Webb said...

Maybe I thought about leaving you a comment and didn't do it! Well here it is. I like your scalpel, it looks like a posh one. Mine keeps on snapping. Good tip about the gesso. I have the same make of gesso, and I find it a bit runny too. I notice you have a a decoupage letter in the process of being altered, which reminds me I need to finish my project off, but I wonder what your's turns out to be. Michelle x

Nichola said...

Woo hoo! I'm totally taking part in this and looking forward to it!

Mary said...

Your desk looks great. Very organized. Love the Ipad.... :-) Your comment about your basket of stamps. I thought I was the only one who let them stack up. I'm glad I am not alone. Have a fantastic week....it's good to be home and back in my play room!