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September 18, 2021


 Hi Everybody,

This is a peaceful Saturday morning  after the incident yesterday. I was due to be on Craft Stash Facebook Live at 12.30 and I set off good and early for what is usually an hour and a half journey. I filled up with fuel and dropped Ruby off at Vickie’s house to play with Dougal and left.

I got on the motorway and was on the very busy M6 when I heard the bang. I thought at first that I had hit something lying on the road but there was nothing to see and everybody else was whizzing past me. But I knew something was wrong as my car is usually so reliable.

I made my way over to the hard shoulder and got out and my front passenger tyre had blown out and was as flat as a pancake. Scary prospect at 70 mph. I stopped next to one of the SOS boxes and rang but hearing what was being said was nigh on impossible with all the traffic noise.

Any way long story cut short a young patrol woman came out to me and we sorted out help. But I was stranded on the motorway for two hours. I rang Nicola at Craft Stash to explain what had happened and she said not to worry just get it sorted and she would alter the show times.

I eventually got there and at 2.30 the show went “Live”  If you where waiting  for me at the expected time then my apologies at the delay but there was nothing I could do about it.

It was a relief to get back home, but the breakdown had had to fit the spare Space Saver tyre and with that your speed is restricted to 50 mph. So I felt as if I had crawled along the motorway. At one point a woman driver behind me flashed her lights and shooed me on with her hands. I won’t tell you what I did back.

Anyway all is well and the winner for today has been chosen at random and the name this week is 

Jackie Allibone

Please could you email me your postal address to

and I will get it in the post to you just as soon as I can. I hope you enjoy the pack and be sure to let me know when it arrives with you.

More tomorrow…

Hugs xx


  1. Congratulations to the winner. Sorry to hear about your adventures on the motorway, pleased you managed to get rescued and eventually got to your destination and home again safely.

  2. sorry to hear that you had a hart time yesterday. i bet ruby was happy to see you when you finally got there.

  3. Scary moments for you, what a dilemma, but you are safe and sound, thank the Lord....luv Ursula xx

  4. Uf, what a day, I am glad you fixed everything and you were safe.
    Congratulations to the winner.
    Crafty hugs xx

  5. Really pleased you got home safe and sound and you were worth waiting for Christina 💕

  6. Thank goodness you were ok It must have shaken you .You did well to continue with the show. Unfortunately .I didn't manage to see it. Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

  7. Oh good heaven's Christina...that tire blowout at that many mph could have been far more devastating and I am so grateful you are okay. You looked lovely yesterday and I love what you did on your show. love the snowflake designs and your slim line cards are so elegant. You did a wonderful job yesterday and it really wasn't that long of a wait to see you yesterday. My mother always said "Good things come to those who wait!" You, my dear, are a prime example of that!

  8. Happy you are ok. Darn those flats. how dare they.

  9. Difficult time for you Christina but thank goodness it wasn't too serious. Relax this weekend - you so deserve it. Diana Lawton xxx Well done Jackie, enjoy.

  10. Christina: All is are safe and no one was injured! Take Care!

  11. Oh, my gosh..I am so glad that blowout didn't cause you to have an accident. Glad the patrolwoman came along and was able to help. Along with your other hand sign, I hope you were able to make the impatient driver behind you see your little spare tire and make her think twice before she did that to another driver. Glad you made it to your show safely, even if you were late. I'm sure the wait was worth it to the viewers.

  12. I caught the 'live' Craft Stash which worked out great where I am in the U.S. but I know how frazzled you must have felt! Never mind, you did great and I loved the cards you made and all of the new goodies. I am into stencils lately and yours are so versatile and lovely! Glad to hear today is better and look forward to your next video! Take care and a pet to sweet Ruby!

  13. Congratulations Jackie. Enjoy.


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