Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Black Cork Treats...

On this last day of February I am sharing Black Cork with you.  My blog friend Donna of Brynwood Needleworks sews the most wonderful creations.  I decided it was time to treat myself to this gorgeous Grab and Go Crossbody Clutch.  I actually had a special need for it at an annual high end car collection meeting and dinner.  I wanted my hands free and I wanted no chance of touching any priceless vintage automobiles with any purse.

These are the accessories I added to my request.  I put mints in the small case shown on the left.  The larger case on the right is what I put my Driver's License and credit cards into.  It works beautifully.

This Wristlet Clutch is another treat and I wanted it to use for those times when I just need a few items.  Phone and ID and lipstick.  I love the handy size and convenience of this.

Donna also sewed a new larger card case for my Blue Cork Clutch I already own. It works perfectly.  Thank you sew very much Donna for accommodating my wishes and creating exactly what I wanted.  Your workmanship is perfection.  I highly recommend anyone to click her link and see the amazing things she creates.  Yes, it is quite okay to treat yourselves!
February has just a few hours left.  We have had mild and gorgeous weather...until...Sunday night. It snowed and iced and made a mess of everything.  Two showings had to be canceled for Monday.  And our Open House on Tuesday had to be canceled due to the weather.  Heartbreak for us and for our lovely broker who worked very diligently towards this Open House including mailing out 260 personal invitations.   Mother Nature is due to dump more snow and ice on us tonight and right on through Saturday.  Mr. C worked so hard to shovel and snowblow and broom everything to no avail.  He fell several times on the ice and I am grateful he didn't hit his head or break anything when he fell on the slate steps.  No complaining here about the weather because we need the water table so badly.  Northern California had a five year drought and we do not need to experience that again any time soon.  So we put our planning on hold and stay positive and continue to work towards our goal.
Safe and Warm at least we have a roof overhead.  Prayers for all affected by bad weather.
March will come in like a Lion and hopefully leave like a lamb.  Blessings and Love to each of you... 


  1. Oh wow, the bags are all so gorgeous!! I love them!! She does an amazing job!! I'm so sorry the open house had to be cancelled :( And that Mr. C fell on the ice. We haven't had any snow or ice but it's rained almost non-stop. The rivers are overflowing. Just south of here, the Ohio River has flooded. Praying that the weather clears and the perfect buyer comes along soon. Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Wonderful to have bags personalised for you! Sorry about the open house, you've worked so hard. I hope the next time it's set the weather will be perfect.

  3. Hi Sherry, hopefully your showing people will come after the snow is gone. We had a wicked ice storm here too. But the next couple of days bring the promise of sunshine and warmer weather. So looking forward to it. thanks as always for sharing.

  4. Just the title was intriguing- cork?? I've visited the site, and her work is lovely. Your choices will be very useful. So sorry about the weather issues, and falling on the ice is a bit nerve-wracking! To say nothing of painful. I remember the "black ice" when we lived in the north. You were down in a flash, no warning. When the time is right.... the buyers will show.

  5. Lovely bags - she does such nice pieces. I can't get over the fact that the weather has decided to conspire against your home sale....what next!!! I know you badly need the moisture but why did it have to happen now. So glad that Mr. C. didn't hurt himself!!!

  6. So sorry to hear that the weather has put a hold on the viewings for your lovely home. We have bad weather here in the UK too which has brought most of the country to a standstill. Do hope that the weather turns soon. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Gorgeous cork bags! I was just pricing cork yesterday! Thought I’d like to try sewing with it. It’s a little too pricey for me, though.

  8. Donna's work is lovely. Sorry to hear that you had to cancel the showings and open house due to the crazy weather. My NY boy had a snow day on Friday because of the storm that hit the East Coast, so he got a nice long weekend. Next week is their spring break so I'm hoping he'll actually get some spring like weather. Warm wishes, Tammy


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