Wednesday, 1 May 2013

WOYWW And My Clever Dad


Happy WOYWW. Things are beginning to settle down and those of you who read regularly will know we had a bit of a crisis with my dad. He is on the mend, but it will take a while. So, I thought I would share some photos of why my dad is brilliant as I think you crafty lot will appreciate them. 

My dad (seated) is a Silversmith, who uses traditional methods. 
He has made very special things like this (Cuthbert's Cross) for very special people, like Bishops and Royal people and me.
A replica of St Cuthbert's Banner hangs in Durham Cathedral. Can you see all the bells and the silverwork and the cross atop? My dad did all of that.

There was a big ceremony to present the Banner and my dad was involved in the procession  (on the right with a dark suit and white hair).

The procession went right through Durham, up to our beautiful Cathedral. Can you spot dad now?
I am so proud that something my dad made will live on long after we are all gone...  and I am so glad that I still have him.
Give someone a hug today, jenx







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48 comments:

  1. That is awesome and you are one proud person and who can blame you
    Bridget #9

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  2. What a lovely post! Your dad is very clever! Please send him my best wishes.
    Thanks for dropping by,
    RosA # 49

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  3. Hi there, just popping in to say Hi. Loving your creative world this morning; thanks for sharing and giving us a glimpse into such a special thing.

    Hope you have a great week too.
    Neil #21

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  4. What beautiful work he does. Glad he is on the mend wish him well from us at WOYWW..
    Sandy :) #30

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  5. What a wonderful story, and such a fabulous legacy he is creating. You are very right, hug the people you care about every time you can, because you truly never ever know what the future holds. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #81

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  6. I can see how proud you are, and rightly so! What beautiful work. Hug him as often as you can... Helen 3

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  7. Awesome indeed! Clearly the talented apple didn't fall far from the tree :)


    Happy WOYWW!
    MA (2)

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  8. What lovely work.

    Enjoy the rest of WOYWW. Susi #67

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  9. Thanks for sharing your Dad he is brilliant - Thanks for visiting me already BJ#50

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  10. What a talented Dad! Durham is very dear to me so your post was extra interesting.

    Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx

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  11. Wonderful pictures, glad you shared them.
    Thanks for coming by my blog.
    Krisha #36

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  12. Your dad is one talented person. Glad he is on the mend. Definitely appreciate them as you can....Brigita #130

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  13. What a talent your Father has. Beautiful work

    Happy WOYWW, have a great week

    Candace #58

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  14. I lived in Northumberland for many years and know and love Durham a lot. I know exactly where Cuthbert is in the cathedral too, so I'm so happy to know that your dads work is there too now! You have every right to be a proud daughter and, as I lost my mum a year ago tomorrow, you have to make the most of parents while they're here.......
    Hugs, LLJ 27 xxxx

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  15. Oh wow ...what a wonderful creation ...and one that will, as you say,be around well past our life time....and the creater of this will be on record for anyone to read about.
    I am so glad to read he is on the mend' xx66

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  16. what a wonderful post and it is lovely to hear how proud you are of your dad and rightly so he sounds an amazing man. Wishing him well so that you two can spend time together
    Happy WOYWW enjoy the rest of your week and I hope you get plenty of crafting time
    Ria #113

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  17. What a lovely blog post and what a very special dad you have.
    Thankyou so much for visiting - hope you have a great week.

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  18. What a lovely post full of very special memories. Your Dad is so talented so no wonder you are so proud of him. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Caro x (#70)

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  19. Such a lovely post Jen. Your Dad is a treasure. We had one like that - so clever and so loved. x Jo

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  20. Great pictures! How neat that your dad was part of the whole thing. Happy Wednesday! SueC#107

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  21. What a lovely post, Jen. Those of us who have our dads are so lucky,
    Happy WOYWW
    Rosie x

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  22. Your dad is so talent very beautiful cross he made :) hugs Nikki # 39

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  23. Hi Jen, what fantastic pictures, your dad is very talented!! Hope he's better soon. Thank you for stopping by (and sending you a cyber hug) Cindy

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  24. What a wonderful tribute to your very talented Dad! I love his St. Cuthbert's Cross! I hale from the North East too and have loads of happy memories of searching for St. Cuthbert's Beads (Cuddy's Beads) on his Island off Lindisfarne when I was a child! I still look for them now but get much worse back ache these days! I miss the NE so much! Wishing you and your Dad all the best XXX Happy WOYWW from Sand #139

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  25. What beautiful work! It must be lovely to have other crafty people in the family.

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  26. Fabulous work! Hope all goes well for him and you. Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW. Nan G 5

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  27. Hi Jen, thanks for showing us the wonderful craftsmanship of your dad. Wow, you've got something that bishops and royal people have- and it's all because you are special to your dad. Glad to hear he is better and a special thank you for the reminder to give my parents a hug today! My dad is 86 and he too makes things with his hands and also a plasma cutter. Very busy. I am so happy he is still enjoying his work. Blessings, patsy

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  28. What awesome pictures of your father and what beautiful craftsmanship in the metals and banners. My husbands father was talented that way too but unfortunately we don't have pictures like these. I was involved with scouts in the 90's and got to visit with group in the UK in Burnley...St.Cuthbert's troop. Found out about the saint through them. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my desk and commenting. I like that! Vickie #41

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  29. Fabulous pictures - glad he is ok. Thanks for visiting me yesterday. Sunshine Girl 31.

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  30. Oh Jen that's amazing work that your Dad creates and now in that gorgeous Cathedral and yes celebrating what he does now is so important!

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  31. Sorry I am so late calling by but life has been manic here. I've been chasing my tail all morning trying to catch up with my sewing work.
    What a fab post. We were lucky enough to have a dad like yours.
    Hugs,
    A x # 37

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  32. Ah that is so fabulous no wonder you are proud what a great thing to have been part of and you still have your dad too. Treasure h while you can
    Janet @32

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  33. How neat that your dad is a silversmith, must be where you get your craftiness. :-) Glad to hear he's on the mend.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind comments.

    Happy creating and happy woyww!

    Sandy #16

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  34. Your dad is one creative guy! Really great pieces he made. :) jules no 57

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  35. Super post Jen, what a wonderfully creative man your dad is - I'm glad things are getting better, hugs Carole Z X

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  36. Wow, how lucky you are. He seems a very talented man. No wonder you are so proud of him.
    Thanks for your visit this week, and for being so nice about my little Ellie - I'm Gran so of course I'm biased, but she is a cutie.
    Sorry I'm so late.
    Alison
    #50

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  37. Happy WOYWW!

    Glad to hear your dad is on the mend, he's amazingly talented ♥

    Thanks for popping over to visit me. XXx

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  38. What a clever dad! Glad he's well again.

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  39. Wow... your dad is so talented. Thank you for sharing these great art works. :)

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  40. That was a beautiful tribute to your Dad, Jen! His work is awesome and well worth celebrating. You are very blessed and I'm glad he's doing well!

    Thanks for coming by to see me earlier! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #60

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  41. Wowza....what a wonderful insight into to your Dad. It must have been a great day not only for him, but everyone who loves him as well. Hope he continues on the mend.
    Sara j

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  42. Wow what a talented dad you have. Glad to hear he is on the mend. Thanks for your visit and Happy belated Woyww Liz@55

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  43. So good to know that traditional silversmithing does exists.
    Happy WOYWW :)
    Jana
    108

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  44. That is so neat. I love heirlooms - especially those that are meaningful to others as well. April #122

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  45. That is just the coolest story! What wonderful talent your Papa has!!! Gorgeous details and all! Thanks for popping in to say Hello-so glad I made it over to read this great post-my best to your Dad!
    Sue K #14

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  46. Jen what a fabulous quote. No wonder you are so proud of him - that is amazing and how fabulous to leave a legacy like that too.
    I wish we had seen it.
    xxx

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