Wednesday, 28 June 2017

What's On Your Workdesk, Wednesday 422

Well gentle Desker, this week is the biggest treat. You know when you read my blog on a Wednesday and comment and link your own blog and we visit and you're familiar with the names and we think of ourselves as a community and we (I) love that? Well, brace yourselves....there are people reading watching admiring and learning from your desks who don't blog themselves so don't link up. It never occurred to me that there would be readers I didn't know.  Then Kathy made contact because she read that we were going to be in Idaho and we should meet because she's been reading the blog (at least the Wednesday portion) for about three years! Well colour me thrilled. And she and her lovely husband ONLY live five hours from Eagle, Idaho, so it's almost a certain meeting!
Turns out she was right. Once we got our heads around the distances involved in touring this country, we arranged to meet half way. And I managed to talk so much that to shut me up, Kathy agreed to let me use one of her photos as my desk of the day...behold....
Now let's face it, that is one interesting shot. I have seen others. Kathy has a genius way to store clear stamps. she's a Sheena Douglas fan and has all of her kit.....and of course, she gave me gifts. Which I will share when I'm over the generosity. ILl also be telling you more about our lovely meeting. standby.
Meanwhile, please share your desks and current makes...I particularly, need to come back down to Brisitsh earth and resume my procrastinating!

44 comments:

Bubbles said...

Oh, WOW! I so want to rummage around that room - it is amazing! :)
The internet certainly has made a small world seem even smaller - and when it comes to finding like-minded people and soon-to-be-friends like Kathy, it's a lovely kind of world too :)
Bubbles
http://patchworkapples.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/woyww-421.html

Robyn said...

loving your continuing travelog! Feeling right at home at this desk- lets see only, 2239 miles and 33 hours from Eagle, Idaho to my desk!
Robyn 2

April Story said...

Wow - that is a busy busy desk. It is so cool that you got to meet one another. Happy WOYWW.
April #3

Helen said...

Great to see a new desk, from a non blogger(she should be persuaded!) How fabulous you got to meet a fan of WOYWW. I still have no makes to share, but here are new stamps, so that is nearly as good, right?!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That's an even busier desk than yours, dear Julia.

I've had a conversation with an internet friend who was explaining to other bloggers the difference between British English and American English. For the life of me, though I can't figure out what Brisitsh is!

Hope you have a great week.

glitterandglue said...

Hi Julia. What a great time you are having. A fan of WOYWW - that's brilliant. I remember I used to come peek each week before I had a site and blogged too - even won a painting of Patsy's before I set up my own site!
Take care - continue to enjoy your time away. God bless.
Margaret #7

Helen said...

not sure how I've linked myself twice.. linked, went away and washed my hair, came back to see the link still in the bar waiting to be added so I did; only to find I had hit "enter" the first time...sorry!

Claire said...

Must have got my weeks mixed up - I thought it was 421 - Me and numbers don't get on so well nowadays...

Shoshi said...

Wow Julia, what a great post. The Internet certainly is a globe-shrinker, isn't it. How lovely to see a new desk, and for you to make a new friend through WOYWW. Perhaps this will persuade her to start blogging! I am sure everyone will join me in saying "Hi" to her! So glad you are having such a lovely trip away. Travel safely! Goodness this is early for me 7 a.m.! - I'm still in bed, having a cup of tea and on my iPad. BTW by my reckoning this is WOYWW 421 - but whatever number it is, have a happy one!

Shoshi #12

May said...

O my word my fingers are twitching I need to have a rummage through this amazing desk... so many Goodies to look at ... You are meeting so many great people on your Travels Julia making new friends and memories... I love America it been a while since I visited but I have nothing but happy thoughts when We visited their great country... Enjoy and happy WOYWW.... May #11

Nikki C said...

Oh how kewl woyww readers perhaps they should email you pictures so we can peek. at their places glad you had a fun time meeting up Hugs Nikki 6 this week and I have candy too

Patsy Paterno said...

Lovely story! How wonderful to meet someone with the same interests! :^) patsy

Annie said...

Now that's what I call a serious crafters desk.....oh to be able to rummage through it all. What a shame she doesn't join in each week and share some of the lovely things she makes using it all.
It looks like you're having a brilliant time....sooooo well deserved.
Hugs,
Annie x

craftyani said...

Wow that's one almighty desk, would love to have a closer look. Show what a small world the internet has made us, Enjoy your time there. anickoana#14

Angela Radford said...

Fantastic desk, thought you'd moved house till I read on. Have a great time away and happy woyww to you all, Angela x18x

Lynn Holland said...

I feel giddy for you and beyond excited as I know how lovely it is to meet up with fellow bloggers or readers.
It's such a wonderful thing this tinternet.
Lynn xx 19

Sue said...

Julia, Nice that you got to meet a stalker:)

Kathy sure has a busy desk.

Hope you continue to have a fab time.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #17

Diana Taylor said...

Popped across yesterday trying to link up to WOYWW on Tuesday thinking it was Wednesday, and discovered your travel post - you had me laughing and reminiscing in equal parts - just loved reading about it and it sounds like you are having a fab time - what amazing scenery.
Loving the desk - it looks a very serious crafter's desk and I would love to have a rummage. Hi to Kathy and great that you met up with her.
Sorry, I think I've done what Helen did!

Diana x #25

Christine said...

Hello Kathy! Love your desk, I'm sure we must be related somehow!
How wonderful for you both to meet up ..... so exciting! Sometimes 'secondhand' holidays are the best, all the adventure from the safety of your own home, thank you for sharing your road trip.
Sooo pleased you're having such a wonderful time.
Safe journeyings
Christine #27

Anne said...

Wow what a fabulous desk and craft stuff. How wonderful you could meet. Hello Kathy. Anne x #28

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, what an awesome craft room. Could spend hours looking through everything. How cool you got to meet an non- blogging follower, thats just ace. Hope the trip is going well, Love & Hugs, Shaz XXX #10

donna garner said...

Yeah we are stalked - if you look at your footfall for your site you will see there are gazillions more visitors than the number of us linked up show offs... Love that the shy brigade have the wonderful courage to drop the invisibility cloak and meet in person - which let's face it - is far more brave than hiding behind the edited, cropped (pun intended) life of the blog...and yes land, jet lagged and full to brim with ides, and spend forever getting around to anything, at some point, for we love you as you are, actual productivity on an industrial scale? ...such stuff is a ridiculous idea...and leads to exhaustion at the mere thought...

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

That is so lovely! I think we need to get Kathy into blogging! We would ALL love to meet her! Look forward to reading about your meeting - what's 5 hours by US standards, huh? Hope you're having the time of your life Julia! xx

Diane Futrell said...

It's so cool the friendships you make through this site. Thank you so much for that! I enjoy meeting people from all over! So much in the picture, I'm going to have to go back and zoom and check it all out more later! Have a super day!

Diane F #30

BJ said...

WOW - what an amazing story and meet up, I'd be well thrilled too. I met up with some bloggers at the Tim Holtz workshop I did in 2013 that was cool too so I get your excitement. BJ#31

Elizabeth said...

That is so nice... Groeten uit Nederland.

Sarah Brennan said...

Yep, I reckon it's 421 as well, but whatever! So glad you managed to meet up with a non blogging fellow desker. Great to finally see Kathy's desk! Sarah #36

Kim said...

Wow! Get that girl to blog...I need to see more of that room! Idaho is one of the few States I haven't been to yet. I hope you had a great trip. Enjoy the week.
-K #37

Monica said...

Unable to post images so just stopped by to see how US trip going. LOVE that desk. If anyone knows what is stopping photos , I have tried clearing cache etc but there must be something else I am not aware of. Love that you are enjoying the USA, heat and all.
Monica

Lindart said...

How nice to be able to meet her on your trip! Her desk is awesome - wow - so much creative stuff! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #39

Kyla said...

Wow that's brilliant. No desk from me this week but wanted to stop by.

Dorlene Durham said...

What fun!

Nancy Wethington said...

Fun time on hump day!

Stacy Sheldon said...

oh my gosh, what a cool shot and that is so neat that you did get to meet up :)
Stacy #42

Cheetarah said...

That is so fun you got to meet up! Meeting up Online friends IRL is super fun, I actually had a meet up with some friends this past weekend :) Happy WOYWW xo Cheetarah #43

misteejay said...

How lovely to meet up with someone new. Fabulous desk photo.
Toni xx

Andrea said...

hi, Julia that is one busy desk..love it so much too see been catching up with your other posts too looks like you are having a wonderful time and making the most of every minute.i have never tried Airbnb but sounds like you're having a great experience with it.. isn't it fab meeting up with people you know through blogger for the first time in the flesh.Be safe and enjoy the rest of your holiday crafty hugs Andrea x

Sharon Madson said...

Oh, that is so great that you are getting to visit this crafter! Oh, how I wish I could meet you. Close, but not close! :) Continue to have a great time, Julia! #40

Jan Ltc said...

TFS Happy WOYWW xx Jan

Lm Collis said...

How good to be able to meet up with her! Sorry I'm in twice btw, it didn't seem to load the first time. love Lynne #44

Carol Norby said...

Wow! That is one well-stocked desk! Glad you got to meet up with Kathy, how fun! And sounds like your visit to Arizona was good. Hope your return home journey goes well!
Carol N #33

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, your trip sounds so much fun. How we perceive distance here in the UK is way different from folk across the pond. Love Kathy's desk and would have a great time rummaging around her stash. Apologies for being so late this week - I'm writing this from my DH's new tablet and it's a bit hit and miss whether you'll even see it. Keep enjoying your holiday and safe journey. Hugs, Elizabeth x #43

Lm Collis said...

The right week this time, Lynne #46

Neet said...

Did I really not comment? Sorry! Just been playing catch up with everyone else and thought I would check on your blog too. Meant to and did read about the loaned desk.
Wow! That desk is really busy, and I mean really busy.
Hope you have a safe journey home and feel better for this holiday which seems to have been for simply ages.
Trusting it has done you good.
Hugs, Neet xx