Monday, 23 December 2013

Checking my list...

Hello friends
It's Christmas Eve..Eve!
We had a productive weekend in the Emberson household,
thank goodness otherwise Christmas dinner was looking very much like beans on toast! 
Elliott made Christmas cards....
yes that is Bella very much like a meerkat at the window!
These cards are going to the hospital with us today for the various members of staff there.
Some of the finished cards...
I got to the supermarket at 6am on Saturday morning - I don't like crowds
and I thought this was the best way to avoid them, it worked!

Apart from a few bits of grocery shopping I think I'm organised, the fridge is
bulging and there are post-it notes saying "do not touch!"
If you live with teenagers you will understand!

Note about knitted squares - I know some of you wish to knit some in January,
this will be great, I think it may take a while to join them all and it is bound to run
into quite a few blankets.  I will be delighted to receive them 
whenever you are able to post them to me.
Confession...I'm still only on square 5 - so grateful I enlisted all your help!

The Hope and Chances website has some new sliders/banners - 
Elliott designed these (I like to keep him busy!)
In fact after his treatment and between commencing college, 
Elliott is going to work with me.  His role is going to be varied but includes 
Video Production and Editor, Website Consultant, Stock Controller, Cashier
and Tea Maker!

Today and tomorrow are special Spellbinders offers on the website, 
to gain the offer code you just need to sign up to the newsletter.
My Twelve Days of Christmas Offers has gone splendidly - thank you to all those who
have purchased.

I intend to do a little post tomorrow - Christmas Eve, can you believe it!
Take care friends.


Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Great pics of Elliott and Bella. I love the cards you have made Elliott, they are beautiful. Yes, I do know what you mean about the post it notes Christine! I do exactly the same thing : ) You were wiseto food shop early. I am not organised this year at all so still have loads to do! Will get there in the end though. Hope all goes well at the hospital today. Take care.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Wonderful pictures Christine! Its good that you have lots planned for Elliott I am sure he will be a huge help to you! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all that is good for 2014, hugs Susan x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Fabulous piccies, Elliott is looking fabulous and so is Bella, (she does look like a meerkat in the first one haha).
Elliott's cards are gorgeous, I can see the 'Christine' influence creeping into them, they are gorgeous.
I still have lots to do yet, I am just about to get ready to pop to the supermarket for salad items, and then into town, not looking forward to it, they have forecast today being the worst day for shopping hordes, boohoo, haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. What a lovely post today. Beautiful photos and great cards. Glad everything is organised in your household - only two more sleeps.
Love Val x

Mary by the Sea said...

Good morning, just about to ice the last two Christmas cakes... 98% of wrapping done... now to deliver it all...and the rain keeps

Love the cards Elliott good luck at the hospital today...

Happy Christmas to all Clan Emberson..take care, xx

Rita said...

Good Morning Christine and Elliot, better not forget Bella. What a lovely post and that fantastic picture of your handsome lad. No children in this house and I still have to use post it notes. Elliot your cards are beautiful and I'm sure the hospital staff will love them. Wishing You All a Wonderful Christmas and Happy Crafty New Year. Hugs Rita xxx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Your photos are great. Elliott's cards are lovely,he takes after his mum.
I hope all goes well at the hospital and the weather is not to bad . Take care. x.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Love that pic of Elliot and Bella its gorgeous
as are Elliots cards, I bet the staff will love them
Managed to knit a square yesterday so will get that posted out to you soon

I have to put do not touch on my food too, no hungry teenagers at home but a hungry husband lol

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine, pleased to hear that all preparations are going well chez Emberson. Love the photos today, especially Elliott, his cards and Bella. I'm sure that everyone at the hospital will be bowled over by your cards Elliott, they are beautiful! No Christmas rush and hassle for me, we are relaxing in the sun!! Take care, love and hugs,
Maggie x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely post today, what a great photo of Elliot with Bella, his cards are beautiful, I'm sure they will be received. Good luck with your treatment today Elliot.
Wrapped the presents yesterday, food delivered just my meat order to come today, hubby does the farm shop run.
Wishing you and the boys a very Happy Christmas and a better New Year.

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, Sounds like all is running smoothly on the run up to your Christmas celebrations.
Elliott's cards are lovely, I really like the snowflake.
X Ros

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

Wow Elliotts cards are FAB ,boy have you got some competition ? but then again he could always take over some time to give you a rest or let you go on a cruise ??.

Lovely photos, hope this week goes well for Elliott.

Take Care
Elaine H X

hazel young said...

Glad you are all organised for the big day. love the do not touch post it's i have teena so understand. Great news about Elliott working for you. Have a great day xx hazel

AnneRD said...

What a lovely post today, full of good cheer. Anne x

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, good luck for your trip to hospital, the staff will love Elliotts gorgeous cards. I wish you all a Merry Christmas. Emma xx

Layerlass67 said...

Morning Christine. Wow! what beautiful cards Elliott. You obviously have inherited mum's artistic and creative talents. A career in the craft field perhaps? The staff will love those cards. Does Bella get a stocking like our Honey dog? She looks quite excited and ready for Christmas. My husband went shopping at midnight last night to avoid the crowds. Well Happy Christmas to all of the Emberson family and to all the crafters who follow your Blog. A Happy and peaceful New Year to you all. Gemma xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, love Elliot's cards he will make a good helper, hope all goes well at the hospital. My TV broke last night what a time to go but everything is for a reason they say. love Jean Z xx

Planetsusie said...

What really lovely piccies these are Christine - I love Bella posing in meerkat style - I just giggled at that one. Good on yer Elliott for those cards, very stylish! Have just finished doing the Christmas stuff so am quite chuffed.

I can see Elliott managing all the jobs you have in store for him, I bet he will be a wonderful help.

Lots of love and hugs to you all for a much better 2014!

Sue Pxxx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Lovely photo of Elliot and Bella - Elliot your cards are beautiful. I too have post its on food - I learnt that lesson the hard way!!!!!
Love to you all

LoraineC said...

What a cutie Bella is, probably not cool to say the same about Elliot but great cards he's made xx

Anonymous said...

Elliotts cards are fab ! Love the pictures x

Carole Z said...

Elliott is going to be getting commissions for his cards! Fabulous! Happy Christmas!! Carole Z X

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