Wednesday, 7 February 2018

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 453

Here's a magical twofer for you. It's what I did on Tuesday, because I wont be near my desk on Wednesday - this is scheduled so that I can get going without side-tracking myself!
First thing on Tuesday, it all looked like this, and I have to admit, I could have sat at this and carried on without hesitation.

The necklace looking thing is actually a floral die and I didn't use it. It slid from the over- full die file at left. The glasses are sitting on a card I was working on; trying to use some scraps, nothing major! Then it was all change and this is the last of the book work that I intend to do this week! It took an act of will to tidy and re-arrange to get the books out...month end, VAT quarter and here you see some work I was doing on my lovely Mama's file after I'd tortured myself over our business stuff. 
The blue thing is a Bluetooth speaker and the clear tubes at right are from a haberdasher's - they usually hold buttons for individual sale, and will make carting stuff like buttons and brads etc to a workshop very much easier.
If you've read the post about a new badge, then thanks for asking, it will be on it's way very soon! Meanwhile, link your desk and explanation here. I hope we aren't all doing the books. Yawn!

31 comments:

Helen said...

Ha! BJ and I were refreshing like mad and then Neet goes and beats us to it!! Those button tubes look very useful... hope you got the bookwork done and your week now involves play.... was hoping for ScanNCut stuff!!

BJ said...

Well Helen and I were up chatting on your Facebook timeline awaiting linkup and Neet pips us both to the post - LOL. I guess work has to take precedence hope you've sorted the books. I've gone and hurt my back so not sure what I'll be doing/not doing today now! BJ#2

Neet said...

No chance of me doing the books - I aint no book keeper - couldn't even use the fancy dancy adding machine at my friends - much to her disgust. OK so I used a calculator but not one of those shop adders.
Enjoy doing your momma's file, am sure that is much more fun than figures.
Love the button holders - and I do know what they are.
Hugs, Neet (no 1 'cos she is still up) xxx

Claire said...

TWO desk pics - showing two sides of your life..
I confess I prefer the 1st one - lever-arch files make me nervous... Always seem so officious :/
Happy WOYWW :)
no. 4
PS Can't wait for my badge :D xx

Sarah Brennan said...

Morning Julia. I'll be linking up later when I get to my computer. Hope you had some chance to go back to fun stuff once all the paperwork was finished. Have a good week. Sarah. #?

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Too early for an intelligent comment, so I won't say much! I think an email should be in your inbox re. a badge. However, our internet keeps cutting out this morning, so let me know if you don't receive my address. Ali x #5

Vicky Fisher said...

Hello Julia,I totally screwed up linking up,are you able to delete the wrong 3 links??so so sorry

Lynn Holland said...

My deepest sympathies dear Julia that the horrible VAT return has come round yet again. Saying that it does keep the brain cells ticking over as I do mine the old fashioned way, writing it up in a book.
I’m impressed you do the Bluetooth thing, that’s something else I’ve not updated myself on yet. We have a wireless in every room haha.
LYNN xx 13

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Off for walk shortly before day fades, Julia, so commenting will come later, all being well. no book work here but prob should be doing some file sorting! :D
I love you assorted tasks and piles of goodies et al.. love desks, they're so much fun to poke around, like re-purposed button holders great idea!
Mm, .. off to walk, will say hi to the beach for you all, in sunshiny Oz!!
hugs, Shaz in oz.x #12

Annie said...

No I’m not doing my books but if I’m honest they are well overdue so it is on my to do list....when I can shake off these bugs that is!
I hope you’re not working too hard today and can find time for fun later.
Hugs,
Annie x

Angela Radford said...

I Guess it has to be done Julia. Hope you've finished the boring stuff and can get on with some crafting next. Off to gym now so speak to everyone else later. Happy woyww, Angela x17x

sandra de said...

Well done for doing the dreaded task. I would of procrastinated until the absolute last minute.
sandra de @19

Christine said...

The difference 24 hours can make!
I have a small red speaker ... marvellous things aren't they?!
Enjoy your week
Christine #21

Anne said...

Oh bother, just realised I didn't publish my comment again! Hello Julia. I hate paperwork- maybe cos there was lots in a former life :-) Hope you get chance to play later. This is a shorter version of my original comment as I must go and get ready - still in PJs :-) I will be back later to comment on desks. Anne x #20 ( at the moment)

Sue said...

Hi Julia, Very busy desk, then very tidy desk.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #22

Twiglet said...

Good luck with your book sorting - hope it goes well. xxx Jo

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia,Always a lot to see on your desk! Interesting looking die. Agree with the others, those tubes are great. Love & hugs to you both, Shaz #11 XxX

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hiya lovely gal, glad you've wrestled the books into submission, that was a task I didn't envy you doing! Those tubes are going to be so useful, you'll think of our Grand Day Out every time you use them.... :-D
Hugs LLJ 15 xxx

Marit said...

I hope you keep warm Julia, doing the books usualy is a task to get the shivers and it's cold outside as well.. that's double! Those tubes are wonderful, I used to have a few but never knew what to do with it so I gave them away... have a great week! Happy woyww, warm hug from Holland. Marit #26

Latane Barton said...

This is my first link to your Workdesk Wednesday as I paint, not so much stamping and other things. But, I do love to look at what you all do and will join in when I feel that I have something to offer.

Stacy Sheldon said...

no, I actually got the copy of the books off to the CPA last week so, I have some down time right now. which is good for puttering around.
The floral die looks interesting like it could tuck around corners or something :) Happy Hump Day Julia.
~Stacy #35

Kyla said...

Hurrah on the accounts being done (I have 3 mates who are accountants and we never see them this time of year-hectic time)!
I have some of those tubes too! Like you said perfect for transporting (and take up very little room).
Kyla

Lindart said...

Books are the very last thing you would ever see on my desk! LOL! I'm absolutely terrible at math or anything resembling keeping track of numbers! Your desk looks nice and creative, and I can see why you could have carried on for a long time! Once you get in the "groove" it's hard to stop! Have a wonderful week, Lindart #38

Kim said...

eh, yes, I do have to get after our year end taxes soon, and my Mom's also. The last thing I want to do when I work with numbers all day! But the top photo looks promising! I hope you get back to that aspect of your desk soon! Have a good week.
-K

misteejay said...

Lots of lovely crafty activity - shame 'life' has to get in the way sometimes.
Toni xx

Sandy Trefger said...

Ugh I hate doing business books. Need to work on some now. Don't want to and probably won't. Have a fabulous day!
~Sandy from Texas #40

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, I'm so fortunate as I no longer have to do the books. It's a job that needs to be done but it's also a real pain. So, I may not be doing books but I'm having a grand old time listening to them. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #30

Sharon Madson said...

Hi Julia! I am not doing the books; luckily my hubby does the books and the taxes! He did that yesterday, so I don’t to mess with them. I just play! And blog! LOL. Those are sure great containers for buttons and things! Happy WOYWW! #37

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I thought I left a comment 1st thing, but I don't see it. My son gave me a Blue tooth speaker and I totally love it. I am so glad to be retired and not have to go thru year end tax, payroll, inventory and here the final State, and Federal Government reports. It's all computerized now and the govt's way of doing things are totally ass backwards. Can't believe the stress I've lost and I get a mess thinking about it all now. 43 Years of accounting and audit work.
I like the tubes would they hold washi tapes? Enjoy a lovely week

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Julia, sorry I'm late doing the rounds! I prefer the first desk picture ... looks like fun. The second one looks too much like work! My bluetooth speaker is bright pink ... so i don't lose it! Have a lovely week, Heather #31

StampinCarol said...

Ugh, book work. I'll be starting ours for tax season soon. But today I play. And from visiting I see you're playing! Hope you have a great time!
Carol N #27