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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

WOYWW 364 : The Anniversary Edition

Rolling back the years ...

Should we even think about rolling them back or just go with the flow, pottering along our little journey's through life, changing and adapting as we go ...

Birthdays and anniversaries do this to me ... reflecting of the past and how quickly time is passing - well, that passing of time has brought me here - celebrating the 7th Anniversary of our What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday's blog posts ... the brainchild of our wonderful and very much loved host, Julia who came up with the idea in what must have been 2009 (had to Do Maths there so I could well be wrong!)  I only joined up for the ride in February 2011 after many aborted attempts at getting my dear little blog up and running and I remain eternally grateful to my dear friend, Margaret Craner (Silvercrafter) for her patience and advice and support in helping me battle through the technical stuff ... still no idea what I am doing much of the time but know enough to be part of blogland!

So, what IS on my workdesk today?  
Easier to say what is NOT on my desk as it is utter and complete chaos ... well, ok, it looks that way only because I prefer neat and tidy but that is never going to happen when I am crafting so I just go with the flow ...

seems I do a lot of that - suits me just fine

This was taken yesterday as I was taking a few minutes in my recliner chair  ... I looked up and was torn between Shock Horror at the mess and Ooooh Creativity - safe in the knowledge that by bedtime it would all be cleared away and my desk would  be clear to start all over again - except I hadn't cut enough trees so that plan went out of the window.
However, that desk WILL be clear before breakfast this morning as I left the trees glittered and drying last night all ready for a few minutes of assembly this morning.  

Well, it almost sounds like a plan!

The two boxes with the blue handles contain 150 Christmas cards all made and ready for storing away until the jolly festive season and on my desk are the ones for family and close friends which will join them in the boxes and then, come Christmas I will not be the mad, frenzied Christmas Crafter that I normally am.

Well, it almost sounds like another plan!

We are all linking up over at LLJ's as Jan holds the fort whilst Julia is off on her pre-surgery holibobs - can't wait for her op., to be well and truly behind her and to see her fighting fit once more.  

Am off to link up now and to see to whom I will be sending my ATC ... I have a few names on my list of swappers so have ATC's allocated for them and if anyone else would like one then I also have a few spare so just leave me a message in the comments box-thingy and I will get back to you!

SO time left to simply say



  1. Morning Debbie I'd like to swap an atc with you . Happy woyww Jill @14

  2. Hi there, happy 7th WOYWW!! Well, I for one am so pleased that you joined in Debbie, because our paths would probably neve have crossed otherwise and I'd never have met the lovely, generous person that you are :-)
    That is one busy desk - I do love those colourful boxes all stacked up. Very pleasing!!
    Hugs, LLJ xxxx

  3. Such a fab craft area there. I am determined to get round all the desks in celebration of the fun we have with all our mad WOYWW friends so here I am! Happy 7th WOYWW anniversary - here's to many more! x Jo

  4. Morning Debbie, Great work desk, must be handy having everything close,

    lilian B WOYWDW #36

  5. Good morning Debbie,
    What a fab desk you have this morning. I love it! I love the 'bees' brush holder, and the clock hanging on the wall. Also the 3 cards on the other wall. A really nice place to work in.
    You are my 'official' swap partner. Can you send me your snailmail address please via the 'contact me' box on the right. Then I'll send you mine. (For some reason I can't use the Outlook box you have on your blog, so I'll wait until I hear from you).
    Happy 7th anniversary,

  6. Hi Debbie,
    Wow, that's a lot of Christmas cards!
    Happy 7th Woyww! I'd love to swap ATCs if you would like :)
    RosA #30

  7. Well I am glad you've had help with the technical stuff and that we've been able to meet up all because of our weekly desk sharing! I'm grateful for the friends I've made and met like you! Very happy WOYWW 7! Take care Zo xx 41

  8. That looks like a wonderful crafting area. All those Christmas cards made already! You are far more organised than I am. I'll be the one scrabbling trying to get them ready a week before the big day.

    Happy WOYWW anniversary
    Sharon K #45

  9. Oh my! Well done for having Christmas cards done and dusted! I mislaid some I had made in advance last year - only to find them in the New year - I know where they are now though! I'm guessing that all your ATCs will have gone by now but if not I would love to swap! Hugs, Chrisx 57

  10. Hiya Debbie!! Would love to swap with you so let me know if you have any left - I'm a bit late getting round today even though I had planned to do nothing else today. You have even more christmas cards made than me - its a good feeling to know you wont have that mad panic in December when frankly, I'd rather be doing other things!! Happy Anniversary, Cindy #48 xx

  11. Hi Debbie and happy WOYWW to you too. what a wonderful time we've had since whenever we've been playing along (I tried to find my first post taking part one year and failed miserably, it's been a good old while for me anyway!) Helen #11

  12. Hi Debbie, nice work area. My plan for today is to visit everyone even if it takes till midnight! But you might know the one day when I planned to sit and do this people keep coming, post men x 3, friends x 2, workman x 1 and my hubby in and out, dogs decided they needed to go out more than usual but I will get there Lol! Have a great woyww 7th Anniversary, Angela x30

  13. Oh so taken by your coloured drawers and all those lovely brushes too. Happy WOYWW 7th Anniversary, looking forward to my ATC. BJ#20

  14. Hi Debbie, lovely to see your crafting space. Saw your bee welly brush holders yesterday, they are fab. ATC in the post, lol. Had a nightmare today, Internet been on and off all day. Have a great week, Happy Anniversary, Hugs, Shaz #8 xx

  15. Lovely busy desk...glad to hear youre so actively creating. Elaine no. 33

  16. Well I am pretty sure that at 9:40 pm my time (Pacific Mountain Time in Canada) all of your ATC's have been spoken for, but just in case you may have one left, I would LOVE to swap - smile. If you send me your address by e-mail at scrapbooklynne(at)hotmail(dot)com, I will send you mine! Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary! Scrapbook Lynne Mizera, WOYWW#58

  17. great desk and sounds like you are ready for Christmas!
    Happy anniversary!!
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #2

  18. It feels like it's been forever since I visited you. In fact, I would have been by sooner, but not long after I was finally able to link up, my electricity went out TWICE due to hail and thunderstorms that knocked the power out. Then my internet is having a meltdown, and I have to reboot after each person I visit.

    I still remember the beautiful ATC and tag I have from you for year 6, and I think you are doing great in blogland. Of course, I love the looks of your desk, too. It must be nice to have so much so close at hand.

    Happy 7th Anniversary from # 5.

  19. Oh my word you must be one of the most efficient crafters I know! 150 Christmas cards already made and we are in May????? Wow! I will never achieve that! I will send you my address and would also like to have yours so I can send you my ATC! Thank you for calling in and I hope to see you at one of the crops or other meetings the WOYWW ladies will have!
    Lots of hugs,

  20. Hi Debbie, I'm sorry I haven’t managed to comment earlier, once again life got in the way! However, I have promised myself to get round all the desks this week to celebrate our 7 years of WOYWW friendship - so here I am. You definitely have a couple of plans. I like the one for the Christmas cards. To not have that last minute panic just before the big day, that's the last posting day, will be lovely :) Have a great weekend, Elizabeth x #66

  21. Hi Debbie!

    I did ping you a message through FB about swapping ATCs but haven't heard back from you? The message might be hiding.....