Wednesday, 30 November 2016


So I am back again for one of my haphazard visits, still in the throws of moving , or not, and thank you everyone for all your sympathetic comments last time I talked about our move.
So to clarify about our move, we feel God is telling us that this house and garden are too big for us if we are to do what he wants us to do, which we believe is working as Waterways Chaplains on the canals. For that reason we have sold the house and are looking for a smaller one with a mooring at the bottom of the garden, however we have not found the right one, so will, at some point, be moving onto our narrow boat. But I sincerely hope it will not happen before Christmas, we are out of the country from 19th December and are certainly not moving in the week before that, so I am desperately hoping our buyers cannot sort out their legal problems until the new year. So 'Yes we are moving' but 'No I am not not tearing my hair out waiting for it to happen'
So my work top this week, just the  usual chaos, not really worth taking a picture of it 'cos it looks like so many times before. However what is not on my work top any more is the 70th Birthday for my OH. I  spent many hours planning, thinking, discarding and generally worrying over this card and could not decide which idea was best, so in the end I went for them all, so here it is, on the coffee table, (not enough space on the cluttered worktop.)

I have tried to make sure you can read most of the pages.
If somehow dear reader you are wondering why I am bearing my soul, visit the lovely Lady Julia 
who hosts these crazy Wednesday get togethers, and see what we all try to share on our desktops.
Well I'll not blather on for the sake of it, Thank you for visiting my page and if you make a comment I most certainly will get back to you.
Bless you


Neet said...

What a wonderful card you have made for your husband. It must have taken a very long time to make all those pages but so well worth it - and the thinking behind 70 is unbelievable. A truly wonderful card.
So you still have not found a new house? Not to worry, when the right one comes along He will guide you to it.
Neet xx 2

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I adore that card so much - it's the sort of thing my husband would love too!!! Thanks for sharing, that made me laugh :-). I know what you mean about things happening at the right time, am sure you'll come back from holiday and then things will go smoothly. We are in the weeks where we can do nothing except wait for surveys, searches and the like...even if we complete before Christmas we won't move until the New Year.
Hugs, LLJ 8 xxxx

Kathyk said...

Blather away, as a fellow "desker" it's always so much fun to see how (and sometimes why) we do what we do - fab makes shared today



shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Mrs D, lovely card, very clever. Hope the moving gets sorted when you need it to. Have a lovely week,Hugs,Shaz #10 xxx

Sharon said...

Good luck with the move. I love the card. What a wonderful idea!

Sharon K #33

Robyn said...

I know how it feels to answer a call- when the way is often unclear, we learn to walk by faith. Blessing to you and thanks for sharing your creativity with me today! and for visiting and your kind words.
Robyn 3

Helen said...

good luck with finding the house of your dreams soon, and your new venture - how exciting! Love your OH card - that is fabulous! Helen #1

Anne said...

Great card Chris. Clever. Hope you find the right house and everything works out well. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and work out right. Anne x #19

Lindart said...

What a wonderful card! I would never have thought to put all of the sentiments together when I couldn't pick a favorite! As for your new home, all will happen when it is supposed to happen, as I'm sure you already know! Good luck, and thanks for sharing, Lindart #41

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

What a clever card Chris indeed its a brilliant combination! Well done, and what a blessing that hubby reached his big 70. Praying fir your move that the Lord would bless and guide you in all things, and keep you in perfect His will for you in each day ahead.
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Ginny Maxam said...

Great card, I enjoyed reading every page!! I will keep you in prayer regarding your move, we are moving to in 7 days, cross country. We believe God is leading us too! Have a great week! Ginny#45 WOYWW

Morti said...

Wow, that's such a fab idea for a card, and beautifully executed...

Don't worry about the house move, maybe you're not meant to buy a proper house at all, but are meant to live on the water. Adds a whole new slant to being fishers of men. I guess now you'll be water shepherds. :-D

Keep well!

Morti @ 35

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

It's late and I am way behind. But wanted to thank you for your sweet comment s on by blog last week. I couldn't imagine moving around the holidays, it is such a job. Lots of pretty cards and a good idea !! Enjoy