Tuesday, September 12, 2017
In all my downsizing and sorting and purging and rearranging I am finding clever uses for some of my things. I had this wonderful canvas tote sitting in a cupboard filled with stuff. I donated most of that stuff and repurposed this fabulous tote. I emptied a desk drawer that was overflowing with all my Random Acts of Mail cards, stickers etcetera and my Love Notes postcards etcetera. I also now have easy access to my mailing supplies and fun pens and markers. I can now carry this upstairs or downstairs or in fact to a class if I were taking one. This is so much nicer than digging through an overstuffed drawer.
Another day recently I decided to get ahead on some little gifts I like to give. Now even though my bead drawers are packed away and my bead podium is gone I still have access to my beads. Not too easy but doable. I decided to concentrate only on Millifiore glass heart beads. I made lots of earrings and charms for my gift cupboard.
Here they all are ready for gifting. I use simple place cards for keeping them ready to personalize and gift to someone. I was feeling quite accomplished. Just a small "mess" on my large table and one that I could quickly hide away if need be.
Next up were some very easy ribbon bookmarks I created. I was invited to join a group of very talented and creative ladies and I was not going empty handed. Shopping from my supplies I came up with fun buttons and stitched them onto some fun grosgrain ribbon and the plaid ribbon. The ladies were thrilled (my word not theirs) and I must say bats were way more popular than the spiders. This button on ribbon bookmark is an easy and quick gift anytime of year or occasion. The buttons vary so much and so does ribbon. Have fun with making these. If you don't hand sew you can always glue the button to the ribbon.
Mr. C and I finished the garage and it looks amazing. He painted the entire ceiling and it took two gallons of high gloss white. I tried but my arms just weren't strong enough so I was the ultimate Schlepper! Bring on our "one" special buyer...Please! Due to the economy here in small town America Mr. C and I are preparing to hunker in for yet another Winter.
Prayers and continued Healing Energy for everyone affected by storms...Fire or Water! Mother Nature is NOT happy with us at all and we need to do something to get her happy once again.
Creative Bliss my friends...<3
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
America just finished Labor Day Weekend. So Mr. C and I decided to LABOR!!! We emptied most everything out of the double car garage. This garage is large and completely drywalled.
Mr. C had to do some prep work and that was two days. This large wall had a boo-boo from the time I drove in and was trying to park my truck. Oops...I hit a wooden shelving unit that sat against the wall and had lots of wood mouldings and pieces on it. Well, the shelving unit got stuck into the drywall and made a long hole. As you can see here Mr. C worked his magic and now the wall is good as brand new. This is only the primer spread on. Thank you Mr. C for fixing my boo-boo.
We worked all four days of the holiday weekend and it was HOT! Not only HOT but not a spec of breeze and at times very smokey from the fires in CA and humid from Storm Lydia coming up from Baja. I think Mr. C lost a few pounds and that is a good thing.
He stayed well hydrated with water and Peach Snapple he likes. Wine had to wait for the evenings. Did I mention this garage is large? Very large. Two gallons of paint just for the side walls and the garage door wall. We will need another two gallons of paint to finish the back wall and the ceiling. No we didn't finish the garage and hope to do so this weekend coming up.
We are painting gloss white and it has totally brightened up the garage. Of course it is fresh and clean also. None of the Real Estate people we interviewed ever said a word about this garage but we believe it is going to help with a sale. When Mr. C and I are out searching for our next home, the garages are a top priority and we want large and finished and clean. After all Mr. C and I both love cars and vehicles and take pride in what we own and drive. Mr. C's garages are very important!!
Enough about this.
September is rushing along just as quickly as the previous months of this year. I might even try to make a list of what I need to accomplish this month. I am not very good at list making however I feel it might help me "discover" (my 2017 word) the priorities of what I want to actually get done.
I missed getting my new box of Crayola crayons or anything else related to Back to School. I seem to do less shopping and hoarding since the reality of downsizing and purging entered into my routine.
I believe you all are busy creating and decorating for Fall and Halloween. I love seeing what y'all are making and decorating.
Prayers for all of Hurricane Harvey victims and now for Irma that is happening. <3