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Monday, 9 December 2013

Monday - News Round Up

Hello friends

First thing, big thanks to the amazing response to 'The Blanket of Love'.
Many people are clickety clacking their knitting needles creating squares 
I am certain it will be more than 30 so perhaps a couple of blankets can be 
created, wonderful stuff - thank you all so much.

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas...all the lights are up 
outside the studio/shop. 
Yesterday was my one and only class - despite the water leak, hospital trips and more,
I chose to go ahead.  I wouldn't have been able to do it without my brilliant mum who 
spent the entire day before helping me get organised.
We were making Christmas trees...
not traffic cones!
Here is everything set up ready to go.....
I meant to take photos of everyone crafting but typical me, I got busy chatting.
Valerie very kindly forwarded a picture of her tree once she was home.
Beautiful and I love how she has placed sparkly jewels between the flowers.
We all agreed this project could be adapted to other occasions, imagine it in white
flowers for a wedding table centre, perhaps detailing table numbers.

It felt so good to be back in the swing of things and I cannot wait to get going
again next year with all my plans.

A little reminder - if you haven't already done so, you might like to sign up to receive
my Newsletter - there is going to be a little flurry of them soon...
12 days of Christmas - some very special festive offers.
Click here to visit the website and there is a 'Newsletter' tab under the header.
Take care friends - my Christmas decorations should be out of their boxes tonight!

27 comments:

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, these trees are gorgeous! You are right, they would make a wonderful centre piece for weddings or indeed any occasion. Hoping this week goes well for you and Elliott, hugs Carole Z X

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. So glad that you could do the class. I love the tree, it would look beautiful for any event. I will make one, just not looking forward to all of the handle turnig:) Once I have decided on which papers and flower dies to use I think I will have them sat by my Grand Calibur and just add one any time I have room on my cuttng plate. That way I won't notice how many I have done! We are half way through getting the decs up. Had some new lights for the tree, hubby tested them before putting them on then 20 mins later they went out! Not happy, luckily our daughter had only just started to put tinsel on, no other decs, so could have been a lot worse as we put LOTS on our tree :) the replacement lights are now on along with lots and lots of decs around the bottom 2 layers of branches as the 2 and 4 year old grandaughters came round and helped put the decs on, fantastic to see their faces but now need to sort it out properly :)) That's part of what the Christmas preperation is all about isn't it! I hope Elliott gets on well this week, and you too of course. Take care.

Maggie Phillips said...

Morning Christine,I'm so pleased that your class went ahead in spite of all that fate threw at you.The Christmas trees are really beautiful.
Well, I finally finished making my Christmas cards yesterday, now I just have to write them!
Hope this week goes well for both you and Elliott~by the end of the week he'll be half way there.Love and hugs,
Maggie x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a gorgeous tree Christine. I am so pleased you managed to hold your class despite everything that was thrown at you. Here's hoping 2014 will be a lot kinder to you, Susan x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I am so glad your class was able to go ahead after all, the tree is stunning, and a fabulous centrepiece for any occasion.
I am being 'run-ragged' since my eldest Granddaughter has got a flat, and also her Son is 7 next Monday and I haven't even made his card yet, haha, there aren't enough hours in the day !!
Another week starting for Elliott and yourself, it will soon be Friday, keep uplifted, and well done Elliott.
Lots of love and huge hugs from Patricia xx

hazel young said...

Glad you had a great day at the shop yesterday crafting the tree looks stunning a great center piece for any occasion. Well done to your mum for helping to prep. Hope this week all goes well fro you all xx hazel

val jones said...

Hi Christine. So glad you had a good day yesterday. It was a little bit of normality in amongst your busy life.
Love the tree - I bet all the class were delighted.
We put up our decorations yesterday. The outside looks like Blackpool illuminations but hey, it's only once a year!
Love Val x

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
I just love your beautiful trees,what a great idea ,and yes i think they could adapt for any occasion, i bet an all black and red would look great for a valentines table .

I hope all goes well for Elliott this week { then thats another one crossed off the total }

Take Care
Elaine H X

Maggie C said...

Good morning. Wow. Those trees are fantastic. I feel very sad that I shall never get to one of your classes but I'll have a go at making one once the cards are finished! Hope you have a calm and restful week after your rushing around. xxMargaretxx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Love the tree,and as everyone has said it could be made for many occasions. Really pleased you could go ahead with the class,I am sure everyone enjoyed the day.
I hope all goes well for Elliott this week. Take care x.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
I'm so pleased that you were able to go ahead with your class, the trees look amazing.
No decorations up for me yet, can't seem to get in the Christmas mood.
Hope all goes well for Elliot this week and he sails through his treatment.
Lydia
X

Elaine said...

Looks amazing glad it went well, xxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, the trees look really lovely and I agree they can be used for lots of occasions.
I am so glad Christmas is back on track in the Emberson household.
X Ros

Lacelady said...

Love the trees! Well done for not letting the leak etc. get your down.

SusanP, Kent said...

That is a beautiful creation. It must have taken hours to die-cut all those flowers! Well done everyone.
At this moment I have some (very nice) chaps from South-East Water in my house trying to locate a leak. Talk about coincidences! At least it's outside - so we think. May yet have to dig up the floor! Eeeeek! Happy Days. Hope your week goes well.
Susan

baconbits said...

Hi Christine
I love these trees, they look fun to make. Might have to give this a go.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Janice said...

Hi Christine
I'm so pleased you all had a lovely day crafting together, gorgeous tree! The festive lights look lovely outside your studio.
Great to hear the squares are being knitted for you....can't wait to see them made up 😊
Wishing Elliot a good week this week, will be thinking of you both.
Janice x

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, beautiful tree I bet all your ladies loved making it, so glad you were able to have a class shows what determination can do. Good luck to Elliott with his treatment all my love Jean Z xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

HOping things go well this week for you and Elliot x, the trees are gorgeous...xx

Janice said...

Glad that you were able to go ahead with your class. the trees are brilliant. Will do some knitting just as soon as i'm over this cold that I've got. Janice xx

Laura O said...

wow, Christine how do you keep up with everything ,this tree is fab looking ,well done to all.Saw your cards in Cardmaking and papercraft mag ,they are fab ,another well done for such nice projects.Laura O

Anonymous said...

The Christmas Tree is stunning one of the nicest decorations I've seen. I have sent off some squares for you today and will be thinking of you and Elliott this week. Take care. Claire

Carolyn H. said...

So pleased to hear that you were able to have your class yesterday.Your right, your Mum's very special.
Love the Tree, yes, it would look good as a table dec for lots of occassions.
Love to Elliott hope all goes well this week for him, take care travelling.
Love Carolyn

Teresa said...

How fun and the trees came out just beautiful. They would be nice for spring and maybe a wedding too :) Hope this next week goes really well... lots of hugs.

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine
Love the tree, so pretty. You must have had a very enjoyable class.
Went shopping in Wilkinsons for wool and a new set of needles. It has been such a long time since I have done any knitting that I think my old ones must be hiding in the attic! Noticed that the new ones are very long, so might be able to knit two squares at the same time; now that's a challenge! Pattern has been printed out, so all ready for casting on. Incase I missed the message, can you give a deadline for sending in the squares? Anne x

Mary by the Sea said...

Morning Christine, the flower tree looks spectacular. So glad you could do the class.

Might try a smaller one first....so many things still to do.

Mums really are wonderful aren't they.

Hope Elliott has another good week.

Take care, xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine

Lucky lucky people who took part as these trees are gorgeous.

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