Wednesday, 1 January 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 239

New Year's Day edition!  Wow, the  planets aligned well for us this year!  Last year!  Wait, I don't know...but it worked nicely for Christmas and New Year's Day to be on a Wednesday. It's a good omen.  I'm sure.  Not an omen of tidiness though.  Or indeed, inspiration.

Taken at 4pm on Tuesday afternoon.  And untouched by human hand since then....except that I moved the ipad onto my lazy lap after supper.  There's some fab Kaiser 12" paper at left.  Hiding some other fab 12" papers that I bought in Christmas week and have just taken them out of the bag.  It may be another week before I put them away at this rate! The pile of stuff at right, topped with the christmas sticky tape is all work mail that arrived over the holiday.  I would not allow it to be opened; we had four straight days of a 'no work' policy, and so now it's waiting for my New Year attention.  Not the most interesting or exciting desk huh..but hey - you can at least rely on me on being consistent as the years change...particularly if like me, you find yourself becoming a bit change resistant. Argh.
So if you've got any better thing to show in terms of what and where you're working, do join us here - link your blog post and we'll try to visit.  Happy New Year.  Happy Same WOYWW.  

70 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Julia predictable is soo nice. I love the new DP. very pretty and so agree on jobs waiting to be done. One more day wont hurt then it will be knuckle down time for me anyway!
Thanks for the pleasure we have in WOYWW. You are appreciated. I started first week Jan. 2011. :)
happy WOYWW. Shaz in Oz.x#2 I think.

Sandy said...

Happy New Year Julia I missed Christmas week but thought I would catch you today and start off the new year in the best way with all the wonderful people on WOYWW. I started the day with a walk along the beach perfect start to the new year for me.. Hope you had a wonderful start to your year too..
Sandy :)

Nikki C said...

Happy new year and finally had the time to join in have a fun time with your new stash that paper looks wonderful hugs Nikki

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy New Year, Julia! Hey, even though I'm here in America, I have one of those products called a Lazy Lap, too! I carry mine everywhere!! Thank you for all you do! I look forward to a fun new year of WOYWWopping!! Mwah! Darnell #8

peggy apl said...

Happy New Year, Julia! I'm looking forward to another year of WOYWWing! Hugs and blessings from the Philippines!

Belinda Basson said...

Here's hoping that you and your family have a fabulous 2014! Thanks for the WOYWW, it is the only constant in my week, some days I would not know what day I am on without it!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I think it's a fantastic idea to have the "no work" time. It's hard when you are your own boss, but it's necessary. Glad you enforced the rule.

Another year down. It's not as dramatic as the WOYWW anniversary, but it's pretty dramatic seeing all the time zones celebrate the new year.

Now it's time to wish you a healthy, stampy, scrappy, and joyous New Year and happy WOYWW from #5.

glitterandglue said...

Happy New Year, Julia. Trust it will be a good one for you all. Well done for the no work policy - great idea!
Margaret #11

Jackie said...

Happy New Year Julia
I think as we get older we like change less..... Nice paper on your desk!
Jackie 13

Patsy Paterno said...

It's been a lot of fun WOYWWing with you Julia. Have a wonderful new year! Patsy

Create With Joy said...

Happy New Year to you Julia - Lovely desk!

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

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

It doesn't matter what is on your desk, there's always something to catch my eye! Today it's the paper. I can live vicariously, having not bought any myself in over two years.
Happy New Year to you Julia x

fairy thoughts said...

I'm guessing here but I think you wrote that on the iPad ... No pushing yourself too hard my dear if it doesn't get done .... I wouldn't want anyone else to do 'it' anyway, too much of an OCD control freak !
Happy new year
Janet

KatzElbows said...

Good for you having those days off. Here's to a wonderful new year.

Lots of love
Rachel

Spyder said...

Happy 2014! I looked back on last year and yes the planets were in our whatd'youcall it? Sectrum? No...maybe not...hope I haven't spelt something rude, anyway! I too have a favourites post but it's still in draft and maynot get done, so I'm already not doing what I've setout todo and it's only day one! Oh poo!! Must nip over and check everyone out today...Have the best crafty year ever!!
((Lyn)) # 25

misteejay said...

Happy New Year Julia. Wishing you & the family a 2014 full of all the things you hope for.

Toni xx

Peg Robinson said...

Happy 2014 Julia. Thanks for WOYWW. It gives me something to look forward to each week and helps get my motor running. Love the pretty new papers. I am sure you will have a good time with them. Peg R #26

Eliza said...

Julia Happy New Year to you and your family and a big thank you for all you have done in bringing so many people together around the world, gosh you are the clever one.

As for lists I do believe a diary is a form of a list and I live by mine, I have no choice. As for business have some time off before you know it, you will be back to the hustle and bustle of the everyday life, so enjoy some down time. Sorry I didn't join in last week, working Christmas day and catering for the family sort of burnt me out. I do hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 10
Happy WOYWW and Happy Crafting

Karin said...

Happy New year to you Julia, may your workload of envelopes be full of pleasant surprises.
Karin #30

Helen said...

Happy New Year, lovely lady! Well done you on your "no work" policy. I like your i-pad message, very true that! Hope 2014 is fabulous in all kinds of ways for you and the family. MWAH!! xx

Robyn Oliver said...

HNY, Julia and yes I agree falling on a Wed is definitely a good omen...my first post today for ages as I've been away and like you I have a pile of mail to open..it hasn't arrived yet as it's being held at the post office and I can't wait as it has ALL my Christmas cards - so my cards will be on display for at least another month. Cheers and all the best for the new year RobynO #31

Shaz Brooks said...

Morning Julia,Happy New Year! the papers caught my eye, I thought they were squares of fabric at first. Love the view from your window. Glad you managed to get a few 'no work' days, we all need a break now & then. Looking forward to a great New Year of WOYWW, Have a great Wednesday, Hugs, Shaz #32 xx

Andrea said...

Morning Julia and a very happy new year to you , good to hear your having some work free days... hope you enjoy them and haver a wonderful 2014 ,loving those papers I would keep them out a bit longer just to look at them. happy woywww and looking forward to many more in 2014...crafty hugs Andrea#34

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy 2014 my dear old mucker! May there be good times,sunshine and lots of boogie :-)
See ya later,
LLJ 29 xx

Lucy said...

A very happy new year to you! Your inspiration will be back soon. I sometimes find myself trying to force an idea just for the sake of making something. I'll completely leave my desk along for a couple of days if that happens and I'll get stuck into non craft projects. When I return, I can usually get a couple of things knocked out in quick succession. The papers look delicious. Nom. All the best for the new year, Lucy #28 x

Glenda Brooks said...

Happy new year to you and your family! I decided to play along today and see what everyone is doing. I want to take a moment and thank you for providing us this venue to share and allow us to snoop! I love visiting everyone's blog to see what they have been doing. Thanks again!
Glenda #33

Twiglet said...

Happy New Year Julia! I think the Christmas spirit must have got to me - I put up a post last week and then forgot to link it!! Wide awake and raring to go today - what else would I be doing on a foul wet day - perfect for a cosy crafting catch-up. x Jo

Anne said...

Hello Julia and a very Happy New Year. There's more on your desk than mine- nothing at all on mine!!! Sorry that my photos are not of my desk this week. Having missed a few WOYWW it's good to be back and wanted to join in at start of new year. Anne x #36

Lynn Holland said...

Happy new year Julia and I hope both your businesses flourish. Thanks for all the WOYWW

Kyla said...

Happy New year hun. I agree with Janet, don't push yourself too hard (I must admit there are always others wishing to push me harder!!). If its artistically pushing you need I am sure we can all come up with a project for you each week!!!! :-)

kyla x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR Julia and thanks for the fun throughout 2013. Love the papers on your desk. And what NO SNOW?...Still pretty green grass out your lush window. we have had a nice snowfall,about 4 in so far but it is light and fluffy and no WIND. More coming.. Best Wishes for much happiness and peace of mind in 2014. #39 and off to watch some college football games.

Laura said...

What is happening? I'm coveting other bloggers mess now!
Happy New Year Julia
Laura
41

Cazzy said...

Hi Julia, my desk is looking consistent too! The paper is lovely!

Happy WOYWW and New Year, I posted at midnight and refreshed a few times then gave up and went to bed, getting into a bad cycle, late to bed, late up tired!

Cazzy x

SARN (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you Julia.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Maisie Moonshine said...

Happy New Year Julia. Your desk is looking remarkably tidy, but I bet it wont last! Can't play along today as I'm not at home but wanted to wish you all the best for 2014. MMx

Christine said...

Thank you for a wonderful WOYWW year!
You stabilise my week so that I know what day it is!!!
Hope you can still see that view today and you are not blinded by the wind and rain.
I would hate to see a really, really tidy desk - would worry me no end.
So glad you had a few days off work to enjoy family time.
Happy New Year!
Bishopsmate #45

Nan G said...

Happy New Year Julia! So cool isn't that Christmas and the new year joined us for WOYWW! I think there'll be a few desks taking a short rest this week. :) Nice to see iPad reclaimed it's chair. ;) HNY & happy WOYWW! Nan #48

Neet said...

Right, am putting the laptop away now and signing off for a short while.
Thanks for being you, for bringing such a wonderful community together and for keeping us on our toes trying to hit the number one spot now and then (have given up but have done it).
May you and your family have a wonderful 2014 filled with happiness and good health. To hell with the prosperity, there are some things more important (but an odd windfall will help).
Happy New Year, Hugs, Neet xx

Hettie said...

Happy New Year to you and yours Julia.
That desk is awfully neat today. Wasn't sure I was in the right place. Busy and full but neat! LOL! Love Kaisercraft papers.

Hugs
x

Robyn said...

Happy new year!
Lovely paper, pile, and pad!
Thanks for another wonderful year of desk ing.
Here's to a creative 2014!
robyn#50

StampinCarol said...

Happy New Year! I hope you have a fabulous 2014. Your paper is lovely!
Carol N #50

SueH said...

Sorry I wasn’t around much last year Julia, but hopefully you’ll see a bit more of me this.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year and a great one on WOYWW.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Whimcees said...

Hello Dear Lady!

Wishing you a wonderful new year with all good things ahead for you! Thank you for offering this space for us to share!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Laura said...

Happy New Year, Julia! That paper *does* look nice. Sometimes it's nice to keep something lovely out to admire fully before putting it away with its friends. :) I'm glad you had some days with "no work" -- I've been off since 12/24 and am still off this week -- very rare that I take this much time at once. Unfortunately husband is away visiting his parents, so it's not quite as nice without him. I've got Gabi to keep me company and rile me up, too. lol Happiest of WOYWWs. ~ Laura the Bookworm

Lea.H said...

Happy New Year! I am glad its fallen on a Weds, a day off of work in the middle of the week! :) Love the paper on your desk. Lx

Sharon Madson said...

Happy New Year, Julia! And Happy WOYWW! :) I love the view out your windows! I have no windows in my space as it is in the basement! LOL
Sharon
#56

Alison Wade said...

Happy New Year and WOYWW. It is lovely to be slowly getting into some sort of routine. Hubby is still sitting watching rubbish tv most of the day, but I am determined to get busy, sell a lot of stash and concentrate on what I want to do in 2014. Must go out now in this horrible weather and feed ponies etc. That paper on your desk looks fab. Ali x. #58

Kleurrijk said...

Happy New Year Julia.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Beautiful Kaiser paper! You may not think your desk is tidier than normal but that was the first thing I noticed! It looks under control and nice and bright too. Gee, maybe it is just the lighting, but I think it looks like you are read to have a bit of a play.

Annie Claxton said...

Happy New Year Julia! Your desk looks more productive than mine (although to be fair that's not saying much! hehehe) Love that paper on the top of the pile and the quote on your iPad is perfect! Enjoy geting back into the swing :o) Annie #62

April Story said...

I think it is very good luck that Christmas and New Year's fell on Wednesday this year. Happy New Year
April #60

peggy gatto said...

Happy Happy HAPPY new year!!!!!!!!!!!

Sue said...

Just found you via Laura at Beads, Buttons and Birds.

If I remember, I will hopefully take part in your WOYWW. Off to put a note in my diary, so I don't forget:)

Robyn said...

Happy New Year, and thanks for all you do!

Pat Langley said...

It is always fun to see the projects that get priority for the new year. Happy New Year Julie! Thank you for hosting this site.

Hammers said...

Happy New Year Julia. How awesome is it that WOYWW is the first day of the new year! I think all of our desks will be a bit quiet today. December is a crazy craft month for us crafters! I have enjoyed the break from real work..wish I could play at my desk all the time :( Cx #67

Dawn's Stamping Garden said...

Happy New Year, Julia!
I think your ban on working for 4 days is awesome. Everyone needs some down time!

I LOVE that patterned paper on top. Who is the manufacturer?

Thank you for a lovely year of WOYWW posts and I look forward to this year's fun!
Dawn

Audrey P. said...

Happy New Year! Great view! I haven't created in a few years and started again today. Found out about this from a friend and made a post. Thanks for providing a place to share views of the workdesk!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Happy New Year Julia! Enjoy your new papers! Chris#73

Mary said...

Happy New Year, and I trust you are enjoying your 4 day holiday! The paper on the top of your stack is beautiful. I know you'll make something gorgeous with it, unless you are like me and you just hoard it! :-)

Until next week. Enjoy your time off and again, Happy 2014!

Judys Fabrications said...

You do a lovely service having this space Julia.I really appreciated WPYWW over the Christmas break.I've had a few tough decisions to make, but I know they;re right for me. Thank you for the lovely diversion during that time. Wishing you happiness, and health during the coming year.
Judy #18

Mrs.D said...

Happy New year from Germany and thank you Julia for a wonderful year of WOYWW.
Your desk looks very inviting, I am itching to get home and get creative. Unfortunately I have not been able to get any crafty bits over here so nothing new and unusual to play with when I get home. Probably time to play on Saturday.
Blessings
Chris

BJ said...

Hope this isn't an omen for the year to come but I clear forgot the day yesterday. Hope you don't mind me joining in a day late - so sorry. I guess I'm not "back to work" until DS goes back to school next Tuesday! Happy New Year to you Julia, BJ#77

Hwee said...

Happy New Year, Julia! Hope this year brings you much joy and creative moments!

Kim said...

I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year as well! And I love that paper-probably wouldn't use it! LOL! And so true about become change-resistant...odd isn't it?

Elizabeth said...

A bit change resistant! Describes me perfectly, Julia, but I thought that was the province of grumpy oldies like me, not whipper-snappers like yourself :) Lovely paper lying on the top of your desk - calls for a lot of stroking before actually using. Have a great week and a wonderful 2014. Hugs, Elizabeth x #79

Paula Gale said...

Hello my darling... I'm on a roll... right, not having a post to link up etc (HaviNG not written one in a while), im just a─Ćmiring how organised your desk looks... it means business (well, at some point anyway) lol. Also, I can't believe how light it is at 4pm. It's not that light here (up north) at 4pm - not yet anyway. Love the DP btw. V pretty.

Big hugs
Paula x x x

Sandy said...

Answer to your question with the stickles holder on my desk. Its called a dazzle caddy and it holds 10 5oz bottles. Its stackable too so you can get more and stack them on top of each other.. Thought it was cool, made by Best craft organiser.
Have a great day
Sandy :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

My "workdesks" were primarily various dinner tables, including my mother-in-laws, which I set for the various family Christmas celebrations. Happy New Year!

MaggieC said...

Well done for getting that time protected from work. Not as easy thing to do, but very valuable. Hope you have a very good New Year in 2014. xx Maggie #83