Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Before Power & After Power...

First and foremost I wish to thank my wonderful blog family who all wished us safe and warm during the last storm. We finally got power Monday about 3 pm. Now we are having another storm warning however I am confidently using all the power I need. Computers are on, lights, heaters, vacuum cleaner, washing machine, and we are very content and happy.

Here are a few photos of what was on my work table when the power went out:
The red is a piece of white watercolor paper that I painted red for a project. In doing the two step paint process I used my handy Lysol cleaning cloths and therefore got some extra fun red to work with in future projects. I just let them dry completely which took a while.

On the opposite end of my huge table (Mr. C made it bigger than 4' x 8' and I love it!) are these wonderful wool fabric pieces. I am using them and will show finished projects soon. Working on Christmas gifts.

On one side of my work table is this fun jumble of items. Hardanger cloth, fabric scraps, dryer cloths, paper scraps, buttons, tape transfers, string, ribbon...all the things I love to use in my crafting. I think you can guess these will end up being tags. I will also machine stitch and hand stitch before they are completed.
For now I am trying to catch up on needed household chores before I get too much involved in the studio.
It is so wonderful to have power and water and conveniences we take for granted each and every day. I am truly grateful.
May each of you be safe, warm and happily creating your art.
P.S. I am trying to also sneak in time to catch up on all of your blogs I missed.
Happy creating...


  1. Glad to hear you are back up and running! Love the red! Do you use your lysol cleaning wipes on these?

  2. I'm so glad you have power again. Stay warm!


  3. Sorry to hear of the storms you've experienced but am glad the power came back to you. Happy creating and stay warm! Theresa

  4. Yea! Power!
    I love the deep red paper you have created and I look forward to seeing what you are creating with it.
    The tags are going to be fab! I too have stuff set out all over my table to work on.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. Thank you for stopping by today.....boy YOU ARE THE REAL CRAFTER.....I just took a peak at all you have been doing and how you recycle...and I am so impressed.

    Took a peak at your shop too and those BOAS......!!!!
    (O:(O: Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.



  6. Thank you for leaving a comment re my giveaway - so lovely of you. I wish everyone could win. I would love to give something to everyone as I feel so supported in my creative work. I must say that your work table is looking just soooooooo like mine at present with Christmas card making.
    Looks like you are having as much fun as I am.
    Hugs, Suzy

  7. Thank goodness the power is still on, not a good time for it to be off with Mr. winter here! and looks like your making good use of it with all your crafting! Enjoy your creative time!

  8. I can't wait to see what you do with the wool - i Love wool and tweed! I love your jumble of things that will tags - it looks like a wonderful pile of creativity.
    I am so glad to hear the ordeal is over and you have lights to your heart's content!

  9. Love your big table, how great with place to work on several things in one time...-
    and I`m happy for you, you are warm, and cosy again,dear-
    love the red paper you made, looks so wonderfull vibrant.
    Happy thanksgiving,

  10. Great news Sherry that you are all systems go once again - that must have been such a worry for you.

    Love all the creative goodness on your desk and look forward to seeing what becomes of it all!

    Take care,

    Sherry x

  11. Wonderful news! Your creativity room table looks like SO much fun! Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. I am so glad everything turned out ok and you are safe
    hugs June xxxx

  13. It's fun to see your works in progress! So much creativity and inspiration at hand!!! Glad you got your power back! We had snow on Thanksgiving, but Thursday night it warmed up and poured down rain and washed the snow away. Was glad I got some photos first!

    Enjoy your weekend!
    ~ Violet

  14. Wow look at those adorable tags! Love those! Happy crafting! And Happy Holidays!


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