Wednesday, 9 July 2014


Welcome to Wednesday everyone, or Thursday if you are running late.
Lets get the housekeeping done first this week, if you haven't arrived at this blog via Julia's wonderful party where we all go to snoop at other people's desks, do take a look and see some wonderful crafting from all over the world.
Before I show you mine and then I look at yours, I have a bit of a confession to make. The ordination service was wonderful, the weather was not, so all our plans to take pictures on the lawn, outside the cathedral, were all washed away in the rain so we didn't get any of those 'proud mummy with clever daughter' pictures that we like to display around our homes. Instead, what I got was soaked as I was sent back to the car, without waterproof or umbrella, both left in the car, to get the picnic lunch, which didn't get eaten on the lawn, but in the conference centre, and I put camera in OH hand to take pictures and all he managed to get was pics of people eating.
So for all those people who said they couldn't wait to see the pictures, I'm sorry, the best I can offer is the diocesan informal post ordination picture: Judith is the one right next to the bishop with her hands in the air,
and then this one taken in her home later so that you can at least see the stole.
She doesn't get to wear it to the front until she is ordained priest next year, she is only a deacon at present.

Right so back to the main purpose of the party of deskers, what is on my desk this brightish Wednesday morning?
Well on Tuesday I went over to Margaret and John's for a bit of a play at the Northern lights technique.
So I did a couple of Northern lights and then we both played at sunsets, and then I did a bit of stamping and heat embossing with the free Indigo Blue dyes that came with a magazine recently. So now all the pieces are on my desk as I decide what to do with them.
Then, over on the righthand side you can see the doilies I dragged out of the cupboard to make a doily dress for a niece's birthday card, after seeing one on Gillian's  blog last week but the doilies I had were too big, so disappointing!
I feel a trip to Sainsbury's, to buy some smaller ones, coming on, but that's OK because the birthdays are two weeks away.
Well that's me for another week, bless you for visiting and have a great day blog hopping,


Sue McDonald said...

I love to play with different mediums....but haven't for a little while now seeing your beautiful sunsets has inspired me to go have a play around today. Happy WOYWW Sue #23

Karen said...

What gorgeous cards! I love the doilies too. Shame they're too big. If you find any in Sainsbury let me know as I'm looking for small ones too. Happy WOYWW! ♥ Karen ♥ 46 x

sandysewin said...

Those are some lovely pieces you have on the desk. I especially like the one with the sun on the bottom left.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #52

glitterandglue said...

Well, Chris, I have absolutely no idea what happened to my original comment - so here goes again! Great photo of Jude. Glad the weekend went so well. It was great to have you over yesterday - we had fun. It's good to sometimes have a bit of company when crafting. Gives the opportunity to try out new ideas. Hope you haven't suffered from having your favourite lunch food!!!
Take care. Love to A.
Margaret #15

Caro said...

I love the look of pure joy on your daughters face in the photo of them all. Wonderful to see the stole. So glad that you had a wonderful day and that you had fun crafting with seems to have been a very successful crafting session from the looks of your desk! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#77)

Anne said...

Hello Chris I love the joy displayed by your daughter!!!! Just wonderful :-) How lovely that you and Margaret had chance to play. Lovely makes on your desk. Anne x #35

Annie said...

Love the photos of your daughter. Thanks for calling by at mine earlier. It's been a busy day but thankfully I've cleared my sewing mountain now :-)
Annie x # 30

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Your daughter looks so happy.
I have some small doilies and I think I got them at the Range.
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x #41

Robyn said...

lovely pieces on the desk, and I share the joy on the faces of those dedicating their lives to God! So many blessings!
thanks for visiting and welcoming me to your place!
Robyn 26

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Chris... thanks so much for popping over and saying hi.... was so thrilled that you and Margaret were able to have some inky fun... do you ever see the northern lights in UK?? Have fun making your other card.. love Shaz in Oz xxx#13

BJ said...

Your daughter looks so happy, I love the group photo. Your play at Margaret's looks great and the doilies are super regardless to size. Not found any that pretty here. I could send you a few of my small ones if you like. Oh and the paper you liked is a décopatch one. Thanks for visiting me BJ#9

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Nikki said...

Your doilies may be to big but they sure are pretty thanks for the visit and happy late woyww hugs Nikki 2

Neet said...

What a fabulous photo of your daughter, she looks so happy.
Love your Northern Lights. Hope you got your doileys.
Hugs and Thanks for visiting me earlier in the week - sorry I am so late - my blog explains it.
Neet xx