Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Day 21: Desko Fever

There is a groovy weekly game played by lots of crafty blogs that I read called "On my desk", hosted by kootoyoo. I love seeing little glimpses of everyone's crafty inspirations and projects, watching the glimpses turn into wonderful creations, but I'm much to shy to play along.

D'you think this could be why?

My desk, 2pm today.

I think "shambles" is generously understating the reality of my desk. I long to be organised and inspired, to have a desk like other people. I'm organised on the inside, but sadly it never seems to manifest on the outside.

PJ likes to come and play while I'm on the computer, and he's as bad at cleaning up after himself as I am. The last few days my desk has been his construction site, and you can see his roller, bulldozer, trucks, racing car and workmen. Oh, and a forklift.

There's also my diaries - yes, two, one for the desk and one for the handbag - Bendy shadecards (I may have bought some yarn recently - wanna make something of it?), the cutest owly quilt pattern I bought the other day, 4 different USB cables and three separate piles of filing. No one can call me unorganised when I've got three piles for my filing.

There's also a notebook where I've started jotting down important stuff, like phone calls with government agencies, lists of things to do and what patterns I intend to make with yarn purchases. I was writing those on scrap paper, but for some reason I kept misplacing them.

Turn 90 degrees to the left and this is what's beside my desk.

Beloved allocated me a whole bookcase for what he very nicely calls "my things", but what is really all my crap, so I don't leave it in piles throughout the rest of the house. I'm still getting used to that system.

There are numerous bags of yarn - the most recent purchases - and fabric, my pattern folders, and a box of...wait...oh, look, more yarn! No, this is not the stash, this is just the customs lounge where new arrivals await processing.

Today I finally got jack of the whole debacle and spent 2 hours tidying my desk. A generous contribution to the recycling bin was made, and I even did some filing. I'm down to one pile, yay me!

Tomorrow I will tackle the bookcase.

And then Thursday - the WORLD! Mwhahahha....

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The Blogtoberfest Inspiration Word for Wednesday is habit. I'm starting to wonder if PJ can actually read....

10 comments:

knitting sprouts said...

Oh thank you so much. I have followed that theme a little and wonder what kind of freaks have such neat desks full of such gorgeous things and picture how mine looks in comparison. Surely they can't be real and if they panned out it would look more like a real desk with all the crap shoved to the edges. maybe?

sweetp said...

you have a desk!! i have the kitchen table :O and my wardrobe stuffed full of yarny crap and I can hardly shut the door lol

Bells said...

ha! I wonder if we all imagine everyone else has picture perfect desks and really they just tidy up for the camera. Love the debris of your ideas and stuff there - the shade cards etc. But I bet you feel a whole lot better now!

The notebook idea is such a good one. I have now got two notebooks for that purpose that I carry around. If I rememembered to write in them more than once a month, they might even be useful!

2paw said...

Oh I love the title!! I am definitely less organised than most, but unless I actually really tidy up, I can always find things. Once I try to be more organised, I am suddenly not!!! I appreciate your 3 piles.
I write everything in my Buffy Diary, I like lots of notes and ideas and reminders too!!!

kms said...

i really like the look of a busy desk, i can handle mine being like that for about a minute and then i have to tidy. and no im not going to make anything of your bendy shade cards, tho i think your processing area is probably more like an overcrowded detention centre...

TinkingBell said...

STOP TAKING PHOTOS OF MY DESK!! Oh - sorry - its' YOUR desk - I know that because mine has a book of birthday cakes on it too. and a zebra and 3 telephone dierectories - but otherwise they are the same! INcluding the toys and shade cards! I like liesl too - I have almost finished one and will start another soon!

And favourite films - Star wars, Ladyhawk and the Princess Bride - Oh and the Draughtsman's Contract!

Kirsty said...

I've spent a bit of time trying to tidy up my space today too. Yours doesn't look too bad at all.

Lynne said...

Will the new cleaner look become a new 'habit'? [It is Wednesday after all].

Good on you. I'd ask you to come and do mine but I don't like other people tidying my desk - at least I know where everything is!!

Dave said...

I'm so glad to learn that I'm not the only one who has a "customs lounge"!!! Once through customs, I also often let new arrivals curculate in a bit of a "meet and greet" before deciding on their final new accommodations.

Alwen said...

The only reason my desk has less stuff on it than yours is that it is just a little triangle-shaped corner-computer thingie.

Stuff in front of me includes an empty printer cartridge (school turns them in), dog nail clippers, dog comb, IRA register, Bionicle parts, DVD boxes (some with DVDs), Terry Pratchett's The Truth. And so on.