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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday # 189

Hello everyone, it's Wednesday again - how the weeks fly!

Here's my desk this week, a little valentine project on the go today.

A different type of flower (with the button) on show today as well as some of shabby ones I made last week. Fairly tidy for me (if you ignore the box of stamps to be cleaned)



I also thought I'd share my new ribbon storage idea - after years of having them all in different boxes that exploded every time I looked for a piece of ribbon I decided to clear out two of my desk drawers and do this. It may not seem that big a deal but for me it's right up there with putting my DI blending pads on velcro. Can actually see what I've got and the messy bit can be rummaged through without everything going on the floor. Much better.
Anyhow I've shown you mine, will you share yours? If you want to join in with this week's nosy shennanigans then hop on over to Julia's blog and put your name down. You never know who will come and visit!!

30 comments:

Francesca said...

What great flowers, re ribbon I'm not allowed to buy anymore as I have so much. Happy WOYWW Fracnesca #75

Frankiesue said...

Hi Cindy.....Long time no speak, haven't been over to your blog recently. lots of lovely things going on on your desk.

Frankiesue #77

Karen said...

Oh your wonderful ribbon selection is just gorgeous! What a lot of choice you have. Happy WOYWW! Karen 90 x

MaggieC said...

Thanks for your visit today, Cindy. The Clarity half price sale is only open to members of the Clarity Club. It is well worth joining. You get a new stamp every month together with projects to do with them and a lovely chatty newsletter from Barbara Gray, and 10% off all orders. There are also 2 half price remountable stamp sales each year. Well done for getting at least part of your stash re-organised. xx Maggie #37

Hammers said...

Love the flowers and the ribbon organisation. I keep my ribbon in embroidery thread boxes, wrapped around card bobbins - sorted by colour, I'll take a pic so you can see. Happy WOYWW. Cx

Helen said...

Love the ribbon but was confused by the mention of drawers because they appeared to be suspended - then I realised the picture was sideways.... Have a good day! Helen, 10

Shazsilverwolf said...

You can tell it's January, we are all tidying/sorting & organising, lol. We all know too that it won't actually last very long, but it's the thought that counts, right? Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx#65

Glenda said...

Love the way you store your ribbon! Love the stuff, but what a mess for me!
Glenda #97

Morti said...

It's funny, everyone seems to be having a bit of spring clean at the moment, bar me! LOL.... Perhaps I should go away and consider it carefully.

Thanks for stopping by - hope you have a good week.

Glenda said...

When you visited my blog you inquired about the big white thing...I think you are referring to my photo box. Love that thing although it takes a lot of room!

MiniOwner said...

Wow! Such lovely organisiation woth your ribbons! Such a neat desk too. Thanks for visiting my workdesk. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@104)

jill said...

Ribbons are so tidy now you should be able to fine what you want right away. Hope you show us the heart when finished Cindy . Jill #40

MrsC.x said...

everyone is tidying lately?!

Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #46 {i think?!}
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Ria Gall said...

Hi Cindy
Great minds think alike as I the start of two valentines cards on my desk.
I like your tidy ribbon idea should make life easier.
Ria

Krisha said...

Your flower looks great. I too didn't look close to see the ribbons were in a drawer, too busy looking at the great stash!!
Happy WOYWW
Krisha #122

toni said...

Just looking at your previous post which is gorgeous, and the work you've got on the go looks as though it is going to be equally lovely. If you want to see the flower tutorial, type in...hand made flowers pinkaboo6691. I used a slightly different petal shape, but once you see the basic principal you will be able to adapt it to suit the supplies you have thanks for the visit x

Sara Jansen said...

I'm intrigued with all our flowers, but particularly the shabby ones....they are yummy. Congratulations on the ribbon drawers!!!! I so understand the frustration of not being able to find what you want, exactly when you want it!! I'd love to see your Valentine's project when it's done...subtle, okay, not so subtle hint! Have a great week.
Sara #144

JoZart said...

Well that's all looking very neat and tidy and VERY desirable to me!
Thanks so much for your message and I'll be posting full info re LillyBo quilts in a day or two so take a read and maybe something will give you an idea of how you can help. Maybe make some little cards to go with each one as someone else has offered to make tags to go with them. We'll think of something.
love jo x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Everyone is sorting their stash! Your ribbons look fab & easy to find now! Take care Zo xx 80

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely valentine stuff going on there...funky too! You've been having fun, I see x:)
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxx
Ps, did you see that there is WOYWW2 on 01.06.13??

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh, loving the new storage and another blog with Valentines makes....I really need to get my act together!!!

Thanks for visiting my desk
kyla #17

Pam said...

Lovely flowers. Hugs pam

okienurse said...

great looking desk and post today! I used to keep my ribbon in a drawer until I got too many and now hanging them on the wall is my way of sorting them out! My excuse for so many is that they don't spoil and except for a few "trendy" ribbons they never go out of style! Thanks for sharing and I and hoping you have a great week! Vickie #43

Lori said...

Looks like the beginning of a very cool project.

Sorry I am a day late. Fighting the nasty flu.
Lori #84

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great idea for the ribbon storage, Cindy! I like to keep mine cornered, too. They too often get unruly, otherwise. Thanks for coming by the Playhouse and for the anniversary wishes! I'm returning the flavor and making my slowly around the WOYWW world. Have a wonderful week! Darnell #64

Neet said...

Looking forward to seeing the Valentine project develop - wondering if the flower is part of it?
Love the organisation you are doing but not sure I have seen the velcro DI's. Mmmmm....
Thanks for visiting me, sorry I am late but being away plays havoc with my normal schedule. It is Friday morning here.
Hugs, Neet xx 7

Anne said...

Fab flowers and I like your ribbon storage - I am constantly trying to orgnise mine- GOT TOO MUCH ACCORDING TO DH. Thanks for visiting me. Anne x #137

Nicky said...

Love your flower and valentine project - great ribbon collection all sorted now - I am not sharing a desk as away from home looking after my friends cattery but enjoying having a good look around everyone else's desk

Jules said...

Love your flowers and would love to see that card when it is finished! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Julie #134

Nelle said...

looks very busy on your desk, I much prefer made flowers rather than bought ones. Well done you...
Nice ribbon storage too.
Regards,
Nelle xx

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