Saturday, March 12, 2022

What I have been up to Yep!

 Sorry it has been  3 months since I posted any thing. Time seems to truly fly by. 

I have been working  my blog and completely  Redoing /Updating 

Breathing New Life In to it,  Will be doing a lot of sharing, !

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I am still loving enjoying learn about water color painting.. Here are my newest ones..

Please enlarge to see them. These are my first painted on canvas ..

Today we are have really really unbelievable high winds, and it is snowing and icy also.We are blessed to be able to stay home and just enjoy the beauty and not have to drive in it.All last week was beautiful spring weather and our Daffodils, are out in full bloom, The trees are budding..We had the the house wide open in the day time..Then boom came this winter snow storm !! Sure is a lot different from FL .

I am in the process of emptying out my Sewing / Computer room ..I am really down sizing all sewing

.Hubby wants to do a garage sale...He also is down sizing on computer things and tools..

Stay Safe and Warm!! until next time!!

Hugs Sherrie 

2 Peter 1:24

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

I Love Bottle Brush Trees !

 Make These Adorable DIY Bottlebrush Trees

Christmas is officially on its way, which means it's time to decorate! Fill your home with holiday spirit by making these DIY bottlebrush trees.



Saturday, October 09, 2021

Mug Rug Blog Hop

 I Love Love Love Mug Rugs.

To me each Mug Rug is a piece of art. They are small quilts, Great way to learn quilting .But most of all they are such personal , awesome gifts to give with a matching mug!!

Read more and sign up !!! Go to

Sunday, August 01, 2021

Yeppers I am hanging in there !!

The weather man is saying for here in NC,Next week will only be in the 70's to low 80's for our high, But we all know this forecast can change in a second !

I am trying my hand at Water Color painting,

 I am learning to use a lot of different, Techniques.

 I have no idea what they are,

Water Crayons, Gelato. Paper all kinds of different kinds of paper, 

I did learn to stick with one or two teachers, Because every one has different tools they use some use big time $$ , I am far from that.I like the teachers that say for those who are just Beginning  use so and so,. That helps keep the price down....Sharing my first 3 water colors, Please remember I am brand new to all this, My style that I want to learn is whimsical, fresh, pastel colors, When you look at it ,it makes you smile..I know it will take time and a whole lot of practice , which I am trying to do every day

My First One ,Using water color paints

My Second One, Love Birds,I used water crayons, I need to really practice using these to get the softer look I want:This is my first time using the water crayons, That is so cool to use,
 I want to do the Love birds again Because I am now seeing I need softer lines, more shadowing work more with the back ground, Just knowing I can see this, shows I am learning TaDa~
My Third: It is called "A Quirky Bird" I am Taking a class by Used water colors
"Quirky Bird" I did in water colors.
I am on purpose  showing my New Adventure ,because I always think what ever I create is not good enough, I am determined to get pass that!  

Saturday, July 17, 2021

WOW Some New to do with Vintage Linens

 I have to share this with you all, Several years ago I bought on eBay, Vintage Hand sewn . embroidered

Tea Towels, I say from 1930's 1940's. I was using them to create my doll aprons, 

Like I did with this doll here, She sold. I actually missed the Vintage Tea Towel.

Wondered if the buyer appreciated the Vintage ,hand appliqued and hand stitched Tea Towel,

I always Place on any of my creations, all the info of the creation.

 I have several of the Tea Towels left over, Since we have moved from FL to NC,

I have been using the Tea Towels, But I really want to preserve them, I came across this web site:

She has some great idea's !!

Monday, July 12, 2021

Let's find out what Shou Sugi Ban is !!


Shou Sugi Ban

How to burn scrap wood and add colour to your wall hanging using Shou Sugi Ban.

I am in Love with  "Shou Sugi Ban"

Anita Holland of

Unique Creations By Anita

is a self taught DIY and Craft Fanatic,

The above picture is Multi-coloured Wood Wall Hanging 

Anita has created using the Shou Sugi Ban Style,

What is Shou Sugi Ban?

Originating in 18th century Japan, Shou sugi ban is a particularly striking method of preserving wood by charring it with fire. Traditionally, this practice is used with Japanese cedar in order to weatherproof it. The wood is burned until the surface is charred, and then coated with natural oil. The result is a scorched finish with a magnificent charcoal black colour. The surface of the wood can take on a crackled or alligator skin look depending on the wood species and the burning intensity. Traditionalist utilizes only Cryptomeria japonica or Japanese cedar because it can take the heat for a deep burn resulting in pest, rot, and fire-resistant as well as becoming a natural water repellent and sun shield.

 Go on over to Anita's web site and see her beautiful creations ,Read about Shou sugi ban tutorial