OHMY…. Julia’s What’s On Your Work desk Wednesday reached #700. WHAAAT? Yes, the blog event that our lovely hostess started as a nice “I share a photo of my desk on my blog, what’s on your desk?” kinda spontanious action back in June 2009. The idea spoke to a lot of people and the event turned out into this long-lasting desk sharing every Wednesday. People connected through blogposts: learned to know each other because of this weekly sharing of desk (and live) stories and became friends. There are even real life crops every year (in the UK, ’cause that’s where it all started and where most ‘deskers’ are based. I never had the chance to visit a crop.)
I joined and posted my first ‘woyww-desk photo’ in week 193 (February 2013) and kept on posting a desk photo almost every week until September 2019. That’s when I got a job and had less time, but I still squeeze in a (scheduled) Wednesday post every now and then. I noticed #700 was coming up and how could I not be present on that date and celebrate that milestone with the other deskers… so here I am to CONGRATULATE JULIA and send a big hug to all of my desk-friends that I never met but feel I know so well…
I looked up my first woyww-post and here’s the desk photo I posted back then…
It seems like a lifetime ago – another house, another city, but some things stay the same. Look!
I still use that yellow cutlery tray to store pens and pencils, the cup that contains water and brushes is the same one and I still have that rotating tool-holder on my desk! I do own the same sewing machine too, but I don’t use it often. I should though; I like sewing on paper but I mostly work in bound journals these days and sewing on pages in a book isn’t easy.
Before this blogpost gets too long (I guess everyone wants to visit everyone this week!) here’s my latest art journal spreads.
Chronicles, week 40
Chronicles, week 41
Thanks sweeties, for visiting my desk, for all the fun I had (and still have, although not that frequently anymore) visiting your blogs and peeking at your desks, diner tables, garden spaces and all the places where you create. Thanks for being my blogfriend for all these years! I hope to visit you later this week, see ya!
Sarah Brennan says
Such a great place to meet up Marit indeed. 327 was my first link so you have been joining in far longer than me. Loving the latest Chronicles. Stay safe and Happy WOwyw. Sarah #1
Helen Lindfield says
Happy 700, Marit. the number of desks are certainly a lot more manageable these days! Seems I’ve been taking part since January 2010 so for quite a long time! Thanks for sharing your latest chronicle. Helen #3
That’s really interesting Marit, I must have a look back at when I started. This is what I like so much about blogging, being able to look back at things you did years ago especially when my little brain gets stuck for an idea. It’s no good I shall have to pop back and find out when I started………but for now wishing you a lovely creative woyww, Angela x8x
Mary Anne says
Fabulous chronicles, I always really enjoy seeing them and I think maybe you doing them so consistently over so long really prompts me to have a go. I am always amazed by how WOYWW has shaped my crafting over the years – so much inspiration! Loved seeing your first post! Wish I had done that. I think we should all hunt them up so when it is the 14th anniversary we can post the first one and the days :). How much fun would that be!?
Happy 700th WOYWW!
Mary Anne (4)
I really love the fact that you’re still using the same equipment! So am I mostly though I did have a new sewing machine a few years ago. It’s still fun checking out what people have made each week and being inspired by their creations.
HUgs LLJ 6 xx
That looks like an interesting project on your first WOYWW. Our crafts do change as time goes by. Your journal pages are always so interesting too. Happy WOYWW. Angela #13
Well Marit, I had to do it!! I looked up when I joined . . . . #189 for me and yes, I read a few of those early posts . . . . different Blog but same sentiments.
Lovely to ‘see’ you, love the journals.
Have a good week
Ah Marit, you say lovely things but remember, WOYWW is nothing without you! Love seeing that you’re still using the same tools despite the changes in your life, it’s like the inspiration you send out to everyone, your artistic streak is consistent! Your chronicles are amazing, and I still think of your desk first when people ask me about organised and clean. Even with paint!
Your sashiko jacket was one of my earliest inspirations to join in with WOYWW, apart from my friendship with Jan.
Your chronicles are gorgeous and it’s lovely to see you’re still using the same tools.Take care and happy 700th WOYWW
Cindy Ashplant says
Happy 700!! Really like 41, something about it speaks to me. I had to chuckle at the thought of trying to get a bound book through a sewing machine!! Certainly a struggle but maybe not impossible but who needs that much aggro! Love that you still have things on your desk from way back when – I’d hate to think how long some of this stuff has been here!! Have a good week, Love n hugs Cindyxx #14
Tracy Easson says
Happy 700th Marit, I love you still have a few of the same items on your desk ❤️ adore your chronicles, an inspiration they are. Sending love and hugs Tracy #15 xxx
Only 2 days late in visiting!! Everyone seems to think I am a bit mad doing all this visiting – but it is honestly only the second time this year that I have done so much!! Have hardly seen my family and friends all year.
Loving the fact that you still have your yellow tray!!
Take care. God bless.
Hi Marit, your post had me looking back to when I joined in with Julia’s WOYWW and what my desk looked like back then. It was week 71! The desk has changed, albeit temporarily, since then, October 2010, but, like you, items used then are still being used now, or would be if they weren’t still waiting to be unpacked. It’s nice to see you’re still using the yellow tray – some things are made to last. Have a great weekend. Elizabeth x #23