Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happily creating...

I just can't help myself. I keep making these little lace chickies and they keep flying off to new homes. This little lady is still here as she hasn't decided where she is off to.

This little gal just left on a very long trip. She has chosen to fly clear across the ocean to a far away country. Far away from here in California. In fact she is surprising someone who is celebrating a birthday. Little Chickie knew before I even knew. Funny how a real personality comes forth as you are creating something. Bits of paper, lace, trims, a button and some twine and before you know it her little heart is beating and she is full of wonder and smiles. She has a long trip and then must endure customs so when she arrives I know she will need a tender loving hug. Fortunately her new home will give her lots of hugs and love. A dear sweet lady will take very good care of Little Chickie.

This little beaded heart leash is for a lovely lady who gave me these pretty floral needle nose pliers. I use them everyday it seems. They are so handy and also add a flair of floral femininity to my workroom studio. This photo really does not show how pretty they really are in green and pinks. Her beaded heart leash is in pretty yellows as that is the color she was wearing the day she gave me the pliers and she looked so pretty in yellow. Yellow is a difficult color for some to me. I love how sunny and happy yellow is but it looks awful on me with my skin tones. So I like to craft with yellow and that satisfies my love of the color yellow.

The studio and sewing rooms have been busy of late. Lots of creating and making of gifts for thank yous and birthdays.

Is it just me or are these longer sunshine days just evaporating all too quickly? I have so much more energy with the sun shining however I seem to be so far behind in every area of my day. Before I know it the sun has gone to bed and the daylight has changed to darkness and I am still not done with my list of daily items to accomplish. I do know I am spending lots more time outside enjoying the great weather. After seven months of super cold, wet and snowy winter I am loving the outdoors with all the green grass growing, flowers blooming, birds flying from tree to tree, and lizards lounging on warm rocks or pathways. I can literally spend hours hand watering plants and just enjoying the calmness of it all. Mr. C always reminds me that he installed complete drip systems and I do not need to hand water however I always tell him I don't mind doing it...I actually love it! Hmmm...maybe this is where I am losing time each day. Well if so, I am not going to complain as it is a wonderful way to wile away the hours enjoying nature and all it has to offer.

How are you spending your time in this glorious season of ours called Summer?

Or Winter where you are in the world?

May you enjoy every moment of every day and feel good about what you are doing...


  1. Sounds like sunshine has inspired you! It is Winter here and there is another big storm approaching. But this is my favorite time of the year. I love the green that surrounds us here then, so fresh and clear. I can bunker down in my studio without feeling guilty, or in front of the fire doing needlework or reading. I love it!

  2. Yay for sunshine have been busy... and creating up a beautiful..all that you create is si charming...and it is so lovely you create special gifts for special occaisions!! Wonderful!!
    Shine on...and keep creating!
    It is summer here too..and I LOVE it!

  3. You've been busy! Wonderful creations you've made, and how nice you are having good weather. It's supposed to be summer here, too, but we've had days of rain and grey skies. Still, it means I'm indoors doing my art.

  4. Such a cute chick! I'm sur your frioend will Love it. Those plyers are really cool. never seen any like that.
    Glad your enjoying your summer Sherry, We finally have nice weather this week, have spent a couple of days working in my garden and loving every minute of it, Also taking my fur babies for daily walks, doing all of us some good.
    have a lovely weekend
    hugs Lynn

  5. I love this post - it is so you!
    Winter was long and cold here as well and I am thankful for the return of the warm weather.
    Since we arrived home I have spent countless hours in the garden, planting and pruning and enjoying myself thoroughly. I love hand watering too but I think it also has much to do with the watering can - there is nothing better than an amazingly dented and worn watering can that you have had for years!
    I'm also glad to hear you are having some creative time; I have not yet made it in to my sewing room and am getting terribly antsy!

  6. What a lovely post Sherry - I felt as though I was walking beside you in your garden watering the plants - and you have lizards lounging on rocks - WOW!! I only ever see lizards when holidaying in Spain or Cyprus. I've been in our garden this morning - and the sun was out - yay!! doing a bit of trimming and weeding - it's so good for the soul.

    What a generous lady you are - sending out surprises. Love your little chickadees and the charm too.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend and I hope your weather remains sunny and warm (after all, it's been a very long time coming) x

  7. AW! I do remember when the first flower bed went in and early morning waterings. Yes! Luv it. Now if the rain could slack off, I could water! LOL

  8. Beautiful summer weather always gives me more energy, but also makes me want to go play instead of stay home and work... especially after days of clouds and rain!

    Your 'new' white chair looks lovely at your kitchen desk...

    Have a fabulous weekend!
    ~ Violet

  9. Such an adorable chickee! I am glad you are so busy having fun you still have stuff left to do at the end of the day! I am the same way lately, a lovely long list of "things to do" and by the time I climb in bed I have not come close to doing them all! But they are all delightful tasks! The long summer days are helping out with giving me added energy and hours of light.
    I am enjoying the early morning hours when the temps have not risen yet. It has been super hot here for a while now.
    Loved your post!

  10. You are right, our creations do get personalities. It is so crazy because it is so hot here in Florida that this is the time of year we stay inside at least in the middle of the day. I limit my painting, because just like up North when it is to cold in winter to paint it is to hot here in the summer to paint. i am loving long days though


  11. I'm inside creating when it's to hot outside and outside playing when the temperature drops a bit. Lord knows I hate hot!Thinking of you and leaving some ♥ on your blog, have a happy weekend!

  12. Oh my gosh! The chicks are SO cute!!! Just put a huge smile on my face!!

  13. Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog. Much appreciated. It is amazing how just by placing the lace differently on your chicks that they have each have their own identity and character. Loved reading your previous post on the little chair. A real bargain.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  14. So cute I love those pliers too!!! I agree about yellow makes me look jaundiced! eek! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. I've had WAY more energy now that the sunny days are here, too! I keep wondering if my fatigue over the winter was just winter, or something else, but, whatever! I'm better...except for this flu that won't quit.

  16. How adorable is this sweet little chick! Love your creative design!!

    I just want to take a little minute and say that I so much appreciate your visits to my blog and your gracious comments. That you are a part of my blogging family means the world to me.

    I wish you wonderful success with your crafting and I hope you have a fabulous summer!


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