Well, if you have been following my blog for awhile then you know that I hate the cold weather. It did however start snowing this morning here in Ohio and I must say that it is beautiful. I do love the snow, but hate the cold weather. With the cold weather here, it makes it very hard for me to go outside and work on my crafts. We don’t have a basement so if I want to craft then I have to go outside and sand everything, bring it into the house to work on it and then head back out to sand it and stain it. It is just a hassle at times. I have so many new things that I want to make, but it is just too cold to go outside and be cold. I know…… I probably sound like a chicken, but the cold is just not a good thing for my lungs. My asthma makes it real hard and difficult to breath especially when it is real cold and the wind is blowing……Ughhhh!!
Anyway, I received some new stencils this past week. I was super excited because I have been wanting them, but haven’t had the funds to get them. I ordered quite a few and I am so wanting to get started, but we will just have to wait and see. I ordered a stencil that says “Homespun” and I am so excited to get that finished and put up. I ordered 3 new game boards so I could hopefully finish my hallway, I ordered 2 Christmas signs and I think there was something else too, but I can’t remember it right now. The cold is freezing my brain (lol). I do have a board that my FIL cut for me yesterday. I am going to get that finished and added to my game board hallway. It is really going to add. It says Game Boards, but it is a vertical stencil and it has a star in between Game and Board. I am anxious to get that started too. Hmmm, maybe I could get my sweet hubby to help with the sanding.
Oh – did I tell you that I have another light to re-finish? My Mom was going to pitch this light that was in her new home and well I told her that I would take it. Yep, I think I will have to re-finish it just like the other one. It will be prim perfect when I am done with it. Here is a picture of it. Definitely has the same potential as did my other chandelier that I found at the thrift store and re-finished for only $9.99, but this one was *FREE*. Can’t beat that – can ya?
Did I tell you that I took my Mom to North Shore Primitives on Saturday? Vicki has the place decorated so beautifully and they have so many beautiful things. Yep, we both had to splurge just a little and here are the things that I found while I was there. I absolutely loved this. Totally fell in love with it when I saw it so I have to find me a spot on my wall and of course fill it with some prim pretties!!
I also liked the candle that is hanging so I picked one of those up too. Here is a close-up.
I have been searching high and low for some bowls for my bowl rack and found this one. I would have preferred it in a different color, but I thought it would work for now.
Lastly, I also picked up another tree. I absolutely loved these trees. They looked so authentic and well I had to have one. I decorated with some simple items. I made some gingerbread star ornaments and put those on there along with a prim cloth ring garland made out of homespun. I will probably put some lights on it, but just haven’t made it that far yet. Let’s take a look at this. I just love how it looks so real.
So, what do you think? Don’t ya love it? Hope you all are doing well. I am going to run for now. I am going to go enjoy the snow falling, but of course stay inside (lol). Stay Warm!!
Until Next Time……Lisa