Wednesday, 4 January 2017

WOYWW #396 - Looking Forward

Hello Fellow Deskers and Blogland Friends,

Happy First WOYWW of 2017!! If you've no idea what I'm on about, pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground to find out all about it and join in the snooping fun.

I've been almost completely AWOL for weeks - sorry I never even got back to visit after my last WOYWW post, it felt like my life was in total chaos. It wasn't just the whole Christmas malarkey, but lots of stuff going on which I won't bore you with ... but I'm back, this is a time for looking forward, and I feel sure that this is going to be a wonderful year.

It got off to a good start when I spent several hours on Boxing Day tidying my crafty room. It was in a shameful state, to the point where I couldn't even get in the door and had started throwing stuff in without even looking. Ick. Made me feel quite miserable so I was avoiding it altogether. The Boxing Day Blitz was not fun, but it was SO worth it.

Here's my desk now, all ready to go (complete with two Quirky Kits in Waiting) ...


This year promises to be full of creative adventures - Wander Lust starts in a few days, GoGo Getaway scrapping retreat in late March, Mixology mixed media workshop in April, Stampin' Up! card making classes with a local demonstrator, plus our regular crafty days at a nearby pub. AND I got some new crafty toys for Christmas and found a whole lot of stuff I'd forgotten I had.

So I'm raring to go - what's everyone else got planned for this year? Pop over to Julia's to link up and show us What's On Your Workdesk :o)

Thanks for visiting me today, see you again soon.

Annie xxx






14 comments:

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Nice to have you back on WOYWW, Annie! Sounds like you have a creative 2017 ahead! Hope to see you lots in Wanderlust - will try to find you in the forum. It's always fun to have a buddy to follow along with! zsuzsa #25

Valerie Thorpe said...

Hiya Annie... Happy New Year I am sure it is going to be an awesome one if 2016 is anything to go by. I am hoping that I will have to play this year. My way anyway. I am done with all the competing. This year is just for me. I know I will always find loads of inspiration here. Mwah

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Oops, I almost forgot to link you Annie, but got you in at #32!

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Annie, it seems we've all been tidying, sorting and organising this last week. I too found stuff I'd forgotten about. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #3 xx

glitterandglue said...

Happy New Year, Annie. Sounds like you are going to have an incredible amount of arty crafty fun this year. Enjoy!!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

lisa said...

Happy New Year, Annie. It's nice to see you. I was missing for most of the last half of the year so know how nice it is to get back amongst the deskers again.
Your tidy up was definitely worth it, what an amazingly tidy desk...would you like to come and tackle mine, lol.
Hugs Lisax #38

Tertia said...

Sounds like you are going to be very busy and creative this year. Have fun.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #8

Lindart said...

I love to see a desk, tidy and raring to go! I know you will have a wonderful crafty January, and I would love to see what's in those kits! Happy New Year! Lindart #37

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh poor you, being bogged down in everything is just horrid. The argh of the clearing up and out in your room is definitely replaced once done..and I think it's a bit cathartic too. You certainly have some nice plans for a crafty year, I shall very much look forward to seeing you enjoying it all!

SumBunneh said...

Tidying sounds like a theme for the start of 2017.. I also have a room and was dropping things into it for ages without thought so took a weekend out before I went on holiday to tidy it up and was so happy when I came home to it being lovely and welcoming :)
Happy New Year
Erika #27

Angela Radford said...

Hi Annie, sounds like you have plenty of crafty plans for 2017 and I look forward to the results. Happy New Year and happy woyww, Angela x 18

April Story said...

It sounds like you are ready for a wonderful year. Happy New Year.
April #37

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

The holidays can definitely get crazy, so I fully understand your absence. The Salvador Dali looking clock on your shelves caught my eye... did you make that? Have a blessed new year, my friend!

okienurse said...

I think we all take time off once in awhile...only one that doesn't is Julia and she had to this past year! I empathize on the clean up. It seems to be an ongoing thing around here! I like the sound of all the card making and crafty goodness that you will be attending. I do so much better with my own crafting when I hang with crafty people. Happy New Year! Vickie #12