Monday, December 7, 2009

Hate the Cold, Love the Snow, Miss Being Able to Craft!!

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.

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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



Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

Hi Lisa...I woke to our first snow as well.
I agree, I hate the cold!
We have an order for a firplace mantle and I hate the idea of going out in the garage to paint it.....BURRR!

Willow said...

Lisa I agree with you about the cold lol. I love the snow but I just don't like the really cold days ! Makes me have cabin fever. I'm like you place to paint and sand where it's warm =( Love all your new goodies. Hope your week is off to a wonderful start.
Prim Huggs n Blessins

Linda said...

Hi the time the snow got way over to me it is barely enough to even see the flakes falling. But, oh it is so cold! I can't work out in the garage because the concrete floor is too cold.
I do like your new little tree. I need to make a trip over to North Shore Prims sometime.

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Love your new tree and the head picture. Just beautiful.

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

I WISH it were snowing here! Or at least for Christmas Day. That would be wonderful!
I know what you mean abot the weather dictating your crafting. I do a lot in my kitchen, but always have to be in a hurry to finish so I can clean everything up to cook, etc. I can't tolerate the heat very well and it is HOT down here 2/3's of the year! We are just now getting a cold snap and I am loving it! Makes it feel like Christmas!
Love your new tree and your light fixture. I'm sure you will make it wonderful like the other one.
Have a great week!

Carmen C. said...

I know what you mean with the cold, I have asthma too and it's no fun! Can't wait to see that chandelier, everything looks wonderful!!!!

Farm Field Primitives said...

Yes, the snow is beautiful here also. If it could only snow and be about 80 degrees out, I think it would be perfect!!! Love your goodies. Can't wait to see your light. Take care.

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Lisa, I absolutely love that new
tree! You have decorated your entry
way, so cute! I am wanting to decorate
more prim, but it sure takes time! It is supposed to
be warmer tomorrow, so I want
to paint my chandelier...I am thinking pewter, if I don't like that, I will paint it black...Did you put primer on yours first? Come by for
a visit!

Bear Hugs~Karen

DarKilp said...

I feel your pain!!! I too live in Ohio...I hate the cold weather too. If I want to build something I have to go out in our un-heated fun!!! My neighbors think I'm crazy...well, I guess my family does too. But,I don't care...I can't wait until summer to get the things I need/want done. So, I'll suffer jus' a bit...LOL

Sandy said...

I can't get over how many people are getting snow and us Maritimers have yet to get anything. Normally this time of the year we are covered but nothing yet. Mind you the cold weather is here instead. And like you when I want to craft it has to be done outside. And like you said, when it's too cold forget it. Not for me! If I could be like a bear and hibernate for the winter, I would...LOL.

I just love your tree. I can't get over how real it looks. I have never seen any around here like that. And your goodies look nice also.

Can't wait to see the light fixture all primmed up. I know it will look just as good as the other.

Have a great week :)

Susannah said...

Hi Lisa...I just love it when I come to your blog. You are always working on something and it is good! Love your light and love your tree! I really like the snow but the cold just gets to me for the last few years. I always try to find some craft or sewing that keeps me busy right up until spring. (Makes the cold winter go by faster.)

Say hi to Mom...


Christine said...

I was so excited when I got to my client's house this morning- I pulled the drapes on the sliding door to go out and feed the squirrels (a requirement of me working there! LOL) and it was SNOWING! It still isn't really sticking, but we have had flurries all day :) Love your new purchases! Can't wait to see some of your new stencils!

Anonymous said...

It snowed here also...was very pretty. I've been decorating the snow make it seem more like Christmas time.
I put the game-board you gave me with a couple that I made, with a Christmas pillow tuck and some greenery...and I love how it looks. I put a photo of it on my blog if you want to take a look.
Take care and stay warm,
hugs, Cindy



the primitive country bug said...

You sound like me, Lisa. I love to look at the prettiness of the snow but I hate going out in the cold too!
I love all your new goodies and I can't wait to see that light all primmed up. I know you'll do something wonderful with it, as you always do.
I'm anxious to see some of your new gameboards too.
I enjoyed catching up on all your Christmas decorating too.
Have a blessed day and stay warm.
hugs~ Birgit

Anonymous said...

The matchless phrase, very much is pleasant to me :)

Lisa said...

I don't like the cold either. It's actually COLD in our apartment so I am reading prim blogs to keep warm. hehe That tree looks so real!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Hi Lisa, I just came by to tell ya
that I am having a give away,
come by to sign up soon!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love your blog and see you on all the comments on other blogs..I love your header and decoratin style...can't wait to get to know you..:)

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