Wednesday, May 18

Ye Days of Olde!

A long time ago on a desk not far from here ... OK ... it's the same desk in the same place ... but I am going for effect here ... *clears throat*
A long time ago on a desk not far from here ... before the wheel was even invented ... I used to pay weekly homage to Julia of Dunnit ... the illustrious leader of the desk march. Time passed and I lost my way ... I was trapped in a blinkered busyness that forbade me to enjoy the weekly desk perusal and the curse of guilt of not being able to return visits kept me trapped for a very loooooooong time! *Dims lights* Luckily I left a trail of Bedazzles and I managed to retrace my steps ... and here I am!
Yup WOYWWers ... remember me ... I am back! Well for this week any road! I have promised myself plenty of time to visit/nosey/heckle/envy my fellow deskians and I am unnecessarily excited about the whole prospect!
So ... fan fare please ... in true WOYWW style ... On my desk ... apart from the usual mess is the beginnings of a journal page and all the gubbings that I needed to get that far on said page! Obviously I have taken a break to chat to you lot ... but I may come back later if I get it finished!
I also have a little game for you guys to play ... see this glass jar ... gift from Korea ... and after the whole Green Tea Crisp fiasco ... if you missed it ... you can read all about it here ... I thought I would ask you ... What you think you should do with it! Answers on a postcard ... or just in the comments ... Yeah ... see ... this whole gift thing can be a bit of a minefield!
It really is good to be back ... look forward to seeing all your desks... and if you have no clue what I am on about ... all will be revealed here!
Have a good Wednesday ...
Laters!

57 comments:

misteejay said...

This made me chuckle...thank you for brightening this dull, damp day.

As to the jar - I wouldn't like to hazzard a guess LOL

Toni :o)

Gabrielle said...

Mmmm.... Looks like it may contain curious foodstuff. If in doubt baste it on top of chicken - that way everyone gets to share in the (potential) delights!!! Though my children did say if it was mine they'd rather I kept it on my desk!!!

sharon said...

It's Citron jam .. In Korea, it is used to create yujacha, a type of Korean tea. The fruit is thinly sliced (peel, pith and pulp) and soaked or cooked in honey or sugar to create a chunky syrup. This syrupy candied fruit is mixed with hot water as a fragrant tea, where the fruit at the bottom of the cup is eaten as well. Often preserved in the syrup for the cold months, yujacha is served as a source of fruit in winter. :) and it is way yummy iced too :)

Helen said...

Thank goodness for Sharon! Now you will be spared more blushes of the crisps/tea variety... lol.
Good to see you back WOYWWing!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

I did think Jam, and thank you Sharon fo the explanation, and my it si good to see your desk...can you swing to the left please.. cos it looks awfully tidy! lol

Elaine Harding said...

Your journal promises to be a object of beauty to be treasured - TFS - as for the jar? Wouldn't like to guess, with the lemons on the front, could it be some kind of marmalade? #4

Joanne said...

I would have given it to my DH to put on his toast, then if he is around the next day, try it myself!!!!lol
Hugs Joanne xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great fun post!! Jam..Visited there while son was in military and wonderful, wonderful place. Food is fantastic. Markets and Bakery's out of this world.
Happy WOYWW..Homage to Julia..great.Have fun journaling and Enjoy the day

Neet said...

Well Sweetpea - you scared me at first and then made me laugh out loud. I wondered what was coming from the side of your page. Fabulous! Has he seen it? Wot U Like?
Are you venturing up north to Warrington? #10

jeanetteguy said...

Bum Sharon took the words right out of my mouth( funny, as I do this one fingered on my phone I'm thinking of mr meatloaf)
Well it sounds scrummy. I had to do a double take as I read the post - BEjazzles- was thinking VEjazzles!! Lol
Netrix_
Cheerio

Hels Sheridan said...

you could always just use the jar as a doorstop lol neat desk... good to see ya doing the old WOYWW again x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm, no idea what to do with said jar welcome again to the merry crew! not sure how long you have been absent have only been here since Feb myself.. none of this two years for me did not even know what was a blog then that was really before the wheel.. love your page much to do yet thoguh I guess, happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x

Doone said...

missed you,

apricot tart

(what to do with it, not you...)

Dx

Elaina said...

I think you make a tea with the contents of the jar. Congrats for starting WOYWW again, keep up the good work lol

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great start o your journal pages, love the colour. Now the jar, mmmm do you put it on your toast LOL. Tracy x

Minxy said...

YAY lovely to have you back this week, Have missed seeing your desk in all its gloriousness.
I'd say the jar looks like marmalade but I could be a sauce for you to cook with too! Who knows!
Happy wednesday Linda *wave*

Bella said...

looks every bit like my marmalade I made the other day...will try making tea with that and see what it tastes like! In essence it sounds the same to me...

NatashaMay said...

A great begining od a journal page. Hope to see it finished. :) Happy WOYWW!

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

I love art journals -this looks a good start for a great page. Happy WOYWW
Rebecca(51) x

Sunshine Girl said...

Nice to see you back :) - I took one look at that jar and immediately thought about making it into a mannequin that looks a bit like a russian doll but after reading other comments looks like I missed the point! have fun with it whatever you decide to do with it! Sunshine Girl No. 40

sasa said...

Slap it on either cellulite or rusty brake-pads....
Sarah

JoZart said...

Methinks it's a Korean copy of our lemon marmalade. I know they love it!
JoZarty x

Dawn said...

Tim can be scary when your not expecting him to turn up (Crown and all) ;0) Loving the jornal page I am really in to this now (journalling) I even started a new blog just for journalling. you page looks cool look forward to seeing the rest of it.

Love Dawn x

The Crafty Elf said...

Welcome back! Enjoyed your post, very creative. Thank goodness for Sharon awesome expanation. I was thinking some kind of fruity jam thingy for something. Love the peeker!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Great desk Linda. Thanks for visiting mine already!

Love the way King Timmy keeps popping up on your blog!

Hugs, Sandra

triciasconfetti said...

Has to think marmalade for the jar but the whole tea thingy sounds interesting.
Love the journal. Tried to do one myself but am afraid I stopped after the front cover and really just use it as a sort of diary and challenge book but as it is nearly full now maybe I ought to try being more adventurous.
Thsnks for stopping by my desk (53)
x Tricia

Emma said...

Great to have you back...have missed the sneaky peeks of all your wonderful creations and this is no exception...a fabulous desk and I can't wait to see the finished page!! :)

As for my desk...thanks for the visit and as I said, that was the organised bit...you should see the bombsite that used to be the spare bedroom!! lol

Enjoy your "marmalade"? Hope it turns out to be something nice...
Love Emma xxx

Sue said...

Hi Linda
lol fabulous post made me chuckle,lots goodies on ya desk, the journal looks fab, welcome back, thanks for the snoop, happy WOYWW, sue,x

kath said...

hi it's me...your biggest fan and hey loving the journalling...is this perhaps a new addiction...big hugs kath xxx

butlersabroad said...

LINDAAAAAAAAA. You're back! Thought you might be to hifallutin' to join the plebs these days!! Great to see you again. Whatever that stuff is in the jar, just splodge some on toast and er, see what happens?? Do you know you've got some weird stalker type bloke keeps popping in and out at the bottom of your blog!!

Hugs
Brenda 84

Anne said...

Loved reading your post Linda , and will be back to see the finished journal.
Anne x

Ohhh Snap said...

so glad you jumped back in the pool :D. Bedazzles are sooo useful! And I can't tell you how tickled I am that you liked the lark joke lol. Love the journal I haven't ventured down that road yet. I'm going to guess orange marmalade, because it looks like orange marmalade and I've seen korean films where they had orange marmalade I'm sure lol. Perhaps a small cautious spoonful to make sure?

Ohhh Snap said...

*tutting at myself* forgot to say how completely in awe I am that your blog avatar is with the Crafty Superhero Himself!!!!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Pretty page. That hot pink clock face is so refreshing - but not too sure about the fuity tea. could be very dodgy. Do let us know ho it tastes! :)

Mary Anne

Twiglet said...

Oh we have missed chuckling at your witty little posts! It looks like marmalade to me - slap it on toast and let us know what it tastes like!

Julia Dunnit said...

Lemon marmalade. And I'm with Brenda, thought you'd been 'touched' and decided WOYWW was a bit trivial..and then I remembered - you were already 'touched!! Glad you're not so busy - a journal, surely that means you actually have time to make art that isn't for demos lessons or giving away. Result!

Andria said...

Won't venture a guess on the jar, but wanted to let you know that I love the start of your journal spread. Would love to know what stamp that is in the corner...fabulous! Happy WOYWW!

Sam said...

I am with Joanne - feed it to 'im indoors and if he survives you know it is ok!! As for the busy in flop mode, my mother always told me that "the devil makes work for idle hands"!!! He creates enuff trouble in my life without that as well!! Thanks for your visit!! Will have to check on your journal now!! Nice to see you back!!

Chrissy said...

Welcome back! I about died when the T!m Holtz with a crown started coming across my screen! hahahahaha
Chrissy

Hazel said...

Good to see you back at WOYWW. Hope the journal pages go well. Lol to Tim with his crown. x Hazel 130

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

How does it taste? I never saw chips in a bottle before! Your journal page looks promising! Patsy from
HeARTworks

akilli melek said...

the jar looks interesting, but i'm much more interested in all that crafty goodness you have to play with.
Hoping this week will be the last of no playtime for me
thanks for popping by earlier
caroline

Angelfish said...

Tim in his crown made me laugh as he popped in! Thanks for the birthday wishes for my daughter. Fiona x

Mrs A. said...

Jar could be jam or some kind of chutney or even some type of new TH distress crackle goo to play wit!! I'd let the dog sniff it and if he walks off try it on your journal page. Never know you might start some kind of new graze. Hugs Mrs A. #65

fairyrocks said...

The tea story is a good one!! Love your TH tag and does he know he keeps making a royal appearance here. Too cute. I am no expert, but the jar looks like marmelade..I say give it a go on toast, and good luck!!
Keep sminling and creating

SueH said...

Good to see you back Linda and I love your story…………..and you lived happily ever after it seems…..well at least until the next WOYWW hopefully!
I loved your comment on my blog about you and Captain Jack….priceless. Lol!

Happy WOYWW!
Sue
X

Carola Bartz said...

The beginning of this journal page looks really good. I would love to see the finished page.

Joyce said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! The start of your journal page looks lovely. As for the jar, hmmm, I would taste a teensy bit first. It looks like a jam? Have a great week! :-)

MvM-design said...

Hi Linda ,

Loved your comment ♥!
Great journal you're working on.
I'm sorry I've missed you @ the Craftorij , I was on Holiday!

Hugs Marleen ;-)

Di said...

Hi Linda, Thanks for calling by my blog! Glad Sharon knew what was in the jar and that guy seems kinda familiar! :) Di x

lisa said...

What a brilliant post. It's lovely to see you back and thanks for visiting me.
Your desk is fantastic with a stunning journal page taking shape.
Love Tim popping up, he made me smile.
Your jar looks intriguing, could it be chutney type stuff.
Hugs Lisax

minnie_mac said...

Tim doesn't seem to have noticed the Korean lemon marmalade !

Marilyn

jude said...

I say eat contents ,Recycel reuse the jar.Get decorating it and keep buttons ,brads,ideology bits in the worlds your oyster.
Have creative week
hugs judex

Sue from Oregon said...

Linda is back!!! ...along with peepin' Tim too! Glad to have you back. Had to read through all the comments to read about your tea jam! Learned something new today!

Dragon said...

Hey, glad to see you back WYOWWing AND visiting my desk!! Woo I put out the flags and bunting, so do pop round again and don't be a stranger!! As for that ucky yellow stuff... I spose it might be jam but beware cos you KNOW what happened to Alice!!! tee hee - you at THE weekend thingy next weekend???
Frankie
xx

Aud said...

Thanks for the peep at your workspace lots happening, your journals look interesting and love those tags. Hope you enjoy your weekend. Audx

Morti said...

ROFL - well, good to see you back stranger! Thanks for stopping by my blog. King Tim is making me chuckle....

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