Monday, November 29, 2010

Baby It's Cold Outside!!!

In the past 8 days it has snowed 5!  So why doesn't it snow like this at Christmas?!  Maybe this year it will, or we will still have the same snow out there we have right now--it's 24 degrees outside, so it's not going to be melting anytime soon!  So when the weather outside is frightful, I stay in and create!  Here are some pic's of what I have been working on recently. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! 


This is the cover of a paper bag mini I am working on.

Here is a close-up of the bottom right-hand corner.

It's not always paper and lace--vintage buttons are wonderful also!  :-)

BRRRRRRR!!!!  All the more reason to stay inside and create!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I have so many things to be thankful for on this day!  One of the things I am thankful for is that the electricity has been restored to our home and I get hot showers, dishes washed and laundry too!   I guess it's the little things.  We are going to a large family gathering for dinner and will get to see our newest family member, my little grand-nephew!  He is so cute, he looks just like his daddy.  So on this day I am most thankful for my family and I wish you all a blessed holiday!  Nicole

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

No Electricity Since Saturday!!!

So we have been without power since Saturday estimated time from the electric company when power will be restored.........  I will be thankful if I just get a hot shower for Thanksgiving!  We are making do with the generator and that is how I am able to blog right now.  So no new pictures for now, except this one of the tulle flowers I made on Saturday, when the power first went out.  This pic shows the centers better than the other pic.  Have a great night!  Hope you are all cozy and warm!  It's going to be 8 degrees here tonight!!!  Brrrrrrr!!!!!!!


You can see the pearl and vintage button centers better in this pic!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Power Outage

So the power went out at 6:45 this morning, not an unusual event, but always inconvenient!  Got the extension cords hooked up to the generator and piped in through the window.  But we only had less than three hours of gasoline in the generator and hubby had to leave for work.  So I got the fire going hot in the wood stove and cooked some scrambled eggs and re-heated last night's beans, (while the kids played outside in the snow).  The power ended up coming back on at about 1:00 p.m. and then the snow plow went by about a half hour later.  I saw the mail truck drive by a few minutes ago but he wasn't stopping at any of the mailboxes on our street.  The mail is never dependable here, but that's a whole nother story!  While the power was out I made some tulle flowers.  I love how simple, yet elegant they look.  When the power came back on I made this sign for my creative space.  Thanks for stopping by.  It's snowing again!  Nicole

Tulle flowers I made when power was out.  (It's hard to see, but the centers are pearls on some and vintage buttons on others.)

                                              Sign I made when power came back on!

Close-up of my handmade cabbage roses.

Winter Wonderland


                   Here is our frontyard this morning after last night's snow!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Winter Storm Warning !!!

So we have a winter storm warning in place from now until Sunday!!!  Just looked outside and it's snowing!!!  I hope you are all warm and cozy tonight.  We are all warm here with a nice fire, a fresh loaf of bread from the bread maker, and a pot of beans--another blessed country night in! 

Be well,  Nicole

Thursday, November 18, 2010

All in a Day

So today I started my blogspot!  Woo Hoo! I have some detailed pictures below of my Valentine Mini Album I completed and have a video of on my YouTube channel (papernlace123).  I hope you enjoy viewing my pic's and thanks for stopping by!