Monday, 1 September 2014

Jill of All Trades!

Hello friends

Firstly congratulations to Chris from Norfolk 
who is the August Charity Kit winner - start to stalk your postman!

Also Pat asked yesterday what die created the pointed circle on the card, that is all 
part of the Exquisite Circles die - there is 6 in the set and assorted circular shapes.
I've just sold my last one of these but always drop me an email and 
I can order them in.

So did you all have a nice Sunday? 
This is what I did.... (not craft related at all!)
With the help of Mitchell and my nephew James we laid a new greenhouse base for my 
parents.  Dad had planned to do this before his accident and as he now needs to take 
a while to recover and rest we wanted to get it done.
I discovered that I really liked laying block paving!
 I'm rather impressed for a first attempt -  
it doesn't wobble when you walk on it either!
Everything was overseen by the building inspector...
And there was a real sense of satisfaction when it was done.

Stop by tomorrow - it is definitely craft, Tuesday Tip/Technique.
Can it really be September already?!

Take care friends.


Bea said...

Hi know what you mean about enjoying such a task as I used to before my hands became less flexible. Looks like great weather down your way.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Morning Christine
Congratulations to Chris on winning the August Charity kit raffle.
Is paving going to be a new career then Christine? It looks very professional, my patio is looking rather tatty if you would like to travel north!! I suppose it could be classed as a craft. The weather looks wonderful - not like here - it was wet and murky for most of the day.
Enjoy your day, it's my first day back at work today. Hopefully it won't be too stressfull.

PharmacyMichele said...

If the weather stays nice, your Dad will be able to potter in the greenhouse. The "building inspector" looks exhausted-lovely oic of Bella.


Carole Z said...

Congrats to Chris!!! Nice to see you all keeping busy yesterday ::) Loved the pic of Bella! Hugs Carole Z X

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. It looks like you did a great job, well done. I hope you're not too achy today though!(I bet your poor Dad was itching to help though, bless him. I do hope he is recovering well, please give him my best wishes) At least he will be able to get the new greenhouse organised once it's up. Bella looks so sweet. Have a good day. Take care.

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marg said...

Hello Christine
They say if you want something done .....ask a busy woman!
Clever girl I'll bet you were proud of yourself!
Lovely yesterday... looks like the kids are going back, and the Summer is coming back too!
Take care
Love Marg

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
You done a great job yesterday I bet your parents are really pleased,love the photo's,Bella is so cute.
Take care . x.

Chris said...

Good morning Christine,
I had a lovely surprise yesterday when I found that I had the winning ticket, thank you so much.
Gosh what a busy girl you were yesterday, I hope it's not a career change and lovely Bella looking on is adorable. I bet your Dad will be chuffed and hope he is making a speedy recovery.
Chris xx

val jones said...

Well done you. No easy thing to lay them straight.
Love the photo of Bella. She looks as though she's paciently waiting for you all to finish so you can play with her.
Love Val x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Is there no end to your talents, great job. Bella looks hopeful that somebody is going to play with her.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Is there no end to your talents, great job. Bella looks hopeful that somebody is going to play with her.

utilitygirl said...

Well done Christine & o - looks like you did a great job. I bet your dad will be so thrilled.

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Just doing a catch up ,

Congratulations to Chris ....

I really like your Christmas card and Butterfly card from yesterday .

A lovely job you all made and Bella too of course , bet your Dad is right proud of you
Take Care
Elaine H X

Wendy L said...

Work well done, xxx

AnneRD said...

A good job Christine, if it's not classed as 'craft' it certainly has a design element. I am sure you dad will be pleased with the result. I hope he is on the mend. Anne x

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine , Well done looks good I love being busy in the home and have always done these jobs. I can not do as much now but still have ago. Love the pic of Bella so cute. love Jean Z xx

ElizabethS said...

Hi Christine, I love your building inspector...
You did a brilliant job and I can imagine you were very good at it too. Satisfaction indeed.
Hope your Dad is on the mend and pleased with your efforts.
Elizabeth x

Lacelady said...

Well done on the block laying Christine, do you fancy laying my drive for me next? I'm impressed with the non wobbling, LOL.

Jacquie said...

WOW! brilliant Christine, I know where to come when we want our driveway done lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
Thanks for letting me know that the die was in the set. Must have a look at the set.
Looks like you did a good job laying the bricks, are you branching out now?. Hope you dad is feeling better now, and I hope the supervisor wasn't to hard on you.

Maggie said...

Hello Christine, well we know who to call if we need a bit of paving done. Bella says it was a really professional job! xxMargaretxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Glad you had an 'industrious' weekend, your Dad will be so pleased that you have all done this job for him, now it's bring on the greenhouse eh !!! Bella was taking her job very seriously haha.
Congratulations to Chris.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Christine, well done to you, Mitchell and James! How lovely to see your family all pulling together. I am in Denver having a crafty time with a friend. On my return, finishing the 'you know what' will be my first project!

Love, Belinda. X

SusanP, Kent said...

Wow, I'm impressed! Would not know where to start with laying paving for any purpose. Well done to you, but PLEASE don't give up your crafting day-job :)

hazel young said...

Fantastic work Christine xx hazel

LoraineC said...

Wow is there no end to your talents!! An amazing job, and Bella is doing a great job too. I do hope your Dad is doing ok x

Elaine said...

What a fantastic job you have done. Amazing x

Janice said...

Another form of crafting Christine.....well done! I'm sure your Dad was very proud of all your efforts 👍
Love your card from yesterday, very elegant. Great combination of dies and techniques.
Janice x

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