Wednesday, 13 November 2013


I'm home at the moment(who said  "For a change"?)so no problems with connections. I don't know why but we seem to get very poor reception up at our caravan during the day and early evening then suddenly at about 10'o'clock it seems to stay on for longer!!(just as I'm beginning to nod)

We've had an interesting three weeks - but not a lot of crafting done! My Italy journal still needs bit of tweaking, Christmas cards started but a long way to go yet and following my attendance at a Coptic Stitch book workshop I've had no time to make another while it's fresh in my mind. We've had lots of lovely outings and walks, playing with our grandchildren and a few social events.

So back to the day - Wednesday - not just any Wednesday but the day to reveal our desks to anyone who wants to peep - all courtesy of Julia at the Stamping Ground.

Not a great deal here - I did start some Christmas cards up at the caravan and intended making more here but since I was voted on to our Board of Directors(sounds grand doesn't it - until you realise its only our retirement complex and a bunch of owners I'm talking about)I've been busier than I'd expected as within days of being voted on I was asked to form part of a new committee involving the catering! 

So what can you see? Paint splattered cards stamped with Lindsay Mason's little reindeer from last years 'Christmas Tinchies' and a lot of surrounding mess.

Here is the lovely book I made by the way - I am looking forward to putting it to use!
The book has lovely watercolour paper in it and opens flat
The cover paper I designed using stencils and stamps and the stitching
which wasn't as hard to do as I expected
So, it's great to be back but I'm afraid I'll have to come and visit later, hubby and I are off to see 'Gravity' in 3D (as you know not my favourite way to watch a film but Hey! George Clooney in 3D - I can do that!)
See you later, Chris


Zue said...

A coptic-bound book is top of my list of things to try. I watched a video yesterday and it looks possible even for me.
Yours is very bulky.....well done, you! Really impressive!

Annie said...

Really love the book you've made and look forward to seeing what you fill it with :-)
Hugs ,
A x. # 47

Neil said...

Hi there. Just popping my head round the door to say hi.
Thanks for the peek into your creative world today. Your book looks fab.
Hope you have a good week too.

JoZart said...

You've made a beautiful job of your book and I love the colours and decoration of the backing.
Jo x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! Chris! I love your stitching and the cover of the book is lovely too! I've made a few mini versions of these from a Youtube video and I love the process. You do sound grand being on the Board of Directors - like a high-powered business woman! I know what you said, but it's nice to have my illusions and dreams of friends in high places - he-he! Have a good time with the 3D George. C!!! Julie Ann xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Sorry so busy thinking about George in 3D I forgot my number! It's #33 this week! Julie Ann xxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Gorgeous book, amazing for a first attempt!The cards are looking good too- you are one busy lady( sorry, Director!) Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #21 xx

Jackie said...

The splats around the deer work I really like the cards on the Kraft
Jackie 15

Christine said...

Think you're very brave, I am terrified of heights so not my film, but then again I could shut my eyes and just watch the George Clooney bits!!!
have a good week
Bishopsmate #99

glitterandglue said...

That book is beautiful - well done. Enjoy using it. Trust you enjoyed the film!!
Margaret #42

famfa said...

I used to hate the 3d but I think it's got better. Hope you enjoyed the film. Lovely book, can't wAit to see what you do with it
Famfa 11 - thanks for your lovely commemt

Neet said...

Must make a note of that film - GC in 3D - sounds wonderful. Drool!
Love your book, how good is that that the pages open flat? Looks a lovely spine too with that fancy stitching, now where did you go to learn that?
Hugs & thanks for visiting me earlier, Neet xx 22
ps congrats on the new appointment

Twiglet said...

Your book is fab Chris - I love the fact that it opens flat too. x Jo