Sunday 15 January 2017


Well what a week it's been !
The camera is still being fixed for a hefty price but much cheaper than buying the same level of camera new. But it's meant that I have been reduced to using old photos all week and also taking more with the ipad.
Although the ipad is good for taking photo's if the light is not right , you don't have the facility to adjust before you take the picture.
Then every photo needs to be sent across via email ! It took almost all afternoon for some photo's to arrive one at a time ,spaced out!
I am considering buying a smaller, not quite all singing and dancing camera, depending on just how long it will take for the other camera's repair.

(Old Photo )

Yesterday and this morning Paul's continued to put the large stained glass panel together and it's now almost finished , just needs a couple more things done to it and then he can fit the new stained glass into the front door and side panel.
But before he can do that he needs to remove the door and fit the letter plate, so none of this will happen until next weekend weather permitting.

So below are the photo's I've taken of most of the process of Paul making the glass panel.

cutting the glass to size.

Making sure you have enough of each size in each colour you are using

Checking against design to get size correct.
Once all glass cut to size it's time to put it all together.

Paul working on large stained glass panel.

on quarter in place

Half the glass in place with leading.

view from above of design in progress

once it's all cut and in place and leads been added, it's time to solder all the joints of the lead.
After which  special lead cement is added and brushed into the lead to fit glass in place and make watertight, then whitening ( crushed chalk) is sprinkled over whole of window to set and help dry cement. everything is brushed off and then left to dry overnight.

now needs to dry before final clean and finishing.

Paul holding the glass up so we can see it .

How it looks with light behind, still needs to dry and be finished, then  it along with the side panel can be put into door.

We are very pleased with how it's turned out and are looking forward to seeing it in place.

Once I have access to a camera I will sort out the webpage for this years Chat N Snap which will be on the 21st October. I'm hoping to start selling tickets at the end of this month. I have a theme in mind which I've wanted to do for a couple of years, so hope to do it this one.

Still lots of sorting out and selling of Sasha things that need doing plus also the household items no longer needed. Was able to give two large bags of china and ornaments to the local flying ambulance service who had left a sack to be filling and collected and I have a large bag of old but good towels to go down to the vets when Izzy as her next blood test in a week or so.

So it's slowly , very slowing making a difference but still a ways to go before the house will look very tidy without a massive clear up.I'm looking forward to getting through the winter and into the spring so I can get a few things sorted out re my studio etc.

Well I need to go and sort out a few things to sell, even though If I bought it I love it but I may need to fund a new camera....

Have a great week ahead.




  1. This is looking so great; Dee! It really turns out beautiful.
    I like the colours and there are placed with taste.
    Nice to see you working together!

    (I bought stained glas as well, last year, for the round window at the shed. Wasn't that easy to find really versicoloured glas. The glasser cut it for me, but it still waits for my friend who'll put it into place...)

    1. Thank you Anne, we are really pleased with it :) We are a good team :)

      Sounds nice a round stained glass window, we want photo once your friend puts it in :)

  2. The window looks great, well done Paul for doing a beautiful job on it, he's so clever! Can obviously turn his hand to anything!
    I look forward to seeing your photos of it in place, it is going to look great with the door.

    1. Thanks Sharon, the man done good :) But I don't let him near any plumbing...definitely not one of his talents ;)
      I cannot wait but must as hole for letter plate needs cutting first and the door needs to come off for that, so for safety glass will go in once that's done.

  3. The door stained glass panel is looking great! Can't wait to see them both in place. Must be so wonderful to have a man about the place with skills such as this! Alterations/renovations can be done just how and when they are needed without costing a fortune.
    What's next on the list?

    1. Thanks Kendal, we are pleased with how it's worked out. It is wonderful to have someone who enjoys making things around :)
      finish painting ceiling and getting light shade up out the way! Then he gets a rest.. for a while... :) But I need to keep his attention indoors as soon as the spring arrives he'll be out side in the garden and that will be that for months...

  4. I come late so I have to echo post but the window really is looking so good. How clever of Paul. I am so looking forward to seeing it in situ now.
    Thank you for the date of this year's CnS *exciting*

    And good luck with all the on-going sorting and tidying and cleaning that is still going on.

    1. Thank you, I think the colours will go well with the door :)
      Once I get use of a proper camera, I'll sort out the website.

      Thanks again, I'm enjoying the fact that I am keeping on track with the get rid theme and have yet to fall by the wayside!

  5. Wow, Paul is just amazingly talented! The stained glass panel is gorgeous! I look forward to seeing it in place. Thank you for the happy week's wishes! 😊 xxx

    1. He does have the knack for this :) I will finally get the letter plate fitted because he wants to get that glass in ! :) xx