Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Mid-Week Bulletin!

Hello friends

I am pleased to say the tree is decorated - hurrah! 
I even manage to wrap gifts yesterday and look what happened....
They might be teenagers but they cannot resist sneaking a peek under the tree!

More beautiful squares have arrived for the Blanket of Love....
Thank you so much, I promise each and every one will be used.
My mum and I are going to set aside some time to sit together and join them all.

Update on the shop leak... it is drying out and looks HORRIBLE!
I've got a mass of paperwork and quotes to organise before this will sorted.
I don't feel there is any point in rushing what with Christmas around the corner
and it is going to take a loooooooong time for it to completely dry.
It will get sorted but I have to admit I've shed a few tears of frustration over it all.

Now to something nicer and festive...
Need a quick gift or a little treat for someone? 
Fill a jar with some goodies and make a decoration. 
This was one of my Friday Die Day projects and I found the jar in the shop the other day and
thought I would mention it again.
I've used Classic Scallop Circle  to cut an assortment of die cuts, but any circular dies 
would work, including pretty edged ones like Stately Circles.
 Fold each one in half.
Then into quarters.
 Until you have 8 in total.
 You then arrange them as shown.
 This is the reverse, place a full circle so that you have a base to stick them to.
You then add another layer, once dry open out the 'pockets'.

For the middle, a couple of buttons and twine.
 Glossy Accents is just the job to keep the buttons in place.
Attach to ribbon, paper or fabric to wrap around your jar.
Today is clinic day at the hospital, we will meet with Elliott's consultant Henry to
chat about how things are going.  I had better not tell Henry that his 
Christmas card is still in the very early stages of preparation 
(aka just a blank piece of card and envelope!)
Time is really rushing by now...just one week - eeekkk!!

Take care friends.


Inkypinkycraft said...

Take care x don't know howyou manage to get everything done! X hugs x

Lacelady said...

Pretty decoration Christine, and good luck with your visit to Henry.

Magzeeann said...

Hi Christine,I never cease to be amazed by how much you pack into each day!I love the decorated jar. Fingers crossed for good news from Henry.Love and hugs,
Maggie x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Your tree looks gorgeous. I love how Christmas brings out the child in our teenagers : ) Good luck with Henry, hope it goes well. Take care.

Mrs B said...

It's me again! Forgot to say that I love the jar decoration, so easy to make but it looks beautiful. X

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
Fab jar decoration will be trying this later for a box top.
Good luck at the hosp hope all goes well.
Its not only teenagers who look under the tree I have had a good feel and shake and so has my husband - its a given if pressis under tree they need to be touched...

Sue Yorkshire said...

Love the tree Christine I actually managed to do mine yesterday too. Not easy with one hand!!!
Cant believe there is only 1 week left

Love the goodie jar, great pressie

Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Oh dear Christine I hope it drys soon for you I am sure it will all get done and looks just as lovely again! Hope today goes well! Susan x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Great piccies of the boys, and Bella has to be in on it too haha, tree looks fabulous, and the decorated jar is gorgeous, love the papers you have used too.
I know what you mean about time !! I still haven't written the cards to post yet, I will have to get a move on. You amaze me how much you manage to get done aswell as your hospital visits with Elliott. Good Luck for today, another day nearer the weekend.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Mary by the Sea said...

Good morning, love the flower on the jar. Think this could be the way to decorate 4 little bags.

three of the five xmas cakes made, and two decorated and will be delivered this morning. Next Christmas I will be more organised... ha ha

Tree looks good, I too am guilty of checking out the pressies..

Loved Bellas jacket, very stylish.

Take care, xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Your tree looks lovely,I see Bella is with the boys looking for presents.
Your jar looks great too.
I hope all goes well at the hospital today. Take care. x.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine.
Love the idea of the jar.
The tree looks beautiful - Only 1 week to the big day-yeh!
Good luck today with Henry.
Love Val x

pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine

It must be very hard this year to keep all the balls in the air. What with Elliot's visits to the hospital, keeping the shop going. And the disaster of the leak. At least you seem to be keeping your chin up, even though it might only be on the outside. Just keeping positive helps. Love the decoration you've done on the jam jar by the way.

hazel young said...

Lovely jar. Hope everything goes well today for you and Elliott. xx hazel

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely photo of the boys and Bella had to gt in on the act as well, I remember years ago one of our dogs found the wrapped presents in the spare bedroom found her own,tore off the paper and enjoyed the treats.
The jar decoration is lovely.
Hope all goes well at the hospital.
Take care.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely photo of the boys and Bella had to gt in on the act as well, I remember years ago one of our dogs found the wrapped presents in the spare bedroom found her own,tore off the paper and enjoyed the treats.
The jar decoration is lovely.
Hope all goes well at the hospital.
Take care.

nattyboots said...

Boys will be Boys Christine ,whatever the age.
Glad you got your tree sorted and i love your pretty jar decoration.

Take Care
Elaine H X

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine. Glad the tree is decorated and the boys seem delighted with what's under it! Sorry its taking a while to sort out the leak in the shop, very frustrating. Good luck today and im sure Henry will forgive you not making him a card. There are only so many hours in a day and you have more important things to concentrate on this year. Lots of love and hugs. Emma

Jean Z said...

Lovely decorations Christine, hope all goes well with Henry love Jean Z xx

Laura O said...

Good luck with Henry today,nice tree and this jar decoration is so nice ,great to see all the lovely squares.Laura O

Janice said...

Lovely jar Christine, great idea for a present. Hope your studio dries out soon, so you can start getting it back straight.
Hope Elliot got on well today at the hospital.
Janice x

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, Love your decorated jar, hope all went well yesterday, hugs Carole Z X

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