27 Mar 2012

Getting the hang of things ...


I surprised  myself this morning, I managed to open the  cupboard door without a struggle.  It has taken me all of two weeks to remember that  everything  works  opposite here in the USA.   Door knobs turn anti- clockwise, light switches are different,  cars drive on the right hand side of the road instead of the left my brain is continually challenged. 
I have this issue every time I visit here, you would think I would  get it quicker huh?  
I tell you what though, the one thing I do get,  is how to shop in some of the wonderful craft stores (insert huge smiley face here).   I have been to Hancock's, Michaels and AC Moore. 

 I have a problem though, I actually start to feel quite ill when I am in these stores.  I get dizzy at the sheer choice that  I have and cannot actually concentrate on any one thing.  I start thinking ..... maybe I can make this  or  should I do that .... or  maybe I will crochet this, or  scrap that ..... really it is too much for me,  but wow,  it makes me happy, I just wish I had a few million dollars ..... wouldn't that be nice.

My granddaughter told me on Saturday morning that she would love to decorate her initial to hang on her newly painted bedroom wall.  So off we went to buy some supplies and alphabet letters for both of them.  My granddaughters have very  distinct tastes and I was a bit dubious at the choice of embellishments, stickers and papers that were being chosen, but excited to see what  the end results were.  We spent  most of the afternoon playing.  I decorated a letters that I had bought  to give the girls  some ideas  - that is my excuse and I am sticking to it,  I just couldn't resist  
 and with just a little guidance from Granny and help with the glue gun they created the most  amazing Altered Alphabet letters! 
 Emilee loves music and wanted hers to look 'old worldly', her  description of her E
Olivia wanted hers to be 'pretty' 
I  think they achieved their  goals.  We ended up going back to the stores and buying some  alphabet hooks to decorate and I bought another letter to decorate for a gift! 
 My time here as been so cathartic, I am so unstressed and my days are quiet and peaceful and I sooo love being with my girls it is amazing!
Hope you are all having  a happy and  peaceful a day
Hugs
Cheryl
xxx

7 comments:

Marydon said...

Obviously you ALL are having a grand time together. Love the beautiful alphabet's ... the girls are very creative.

Have a lovely day ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

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Rebecca said...

I feel this way when I go into my own studio. :( So much to look at and always a challenge to decide WHAT to do next.

Some days I think... I'M NOT GOING TO SEW ANYMORE, ONLY PAINT!

The next day I think...I'M NOT GOING TO PAINT ANYMORE, ONLY SEW!

Ack!

Love your letters!

xoRebecca

Vicki said...

These are so cute! Love them. So glad you are enjoying your time with your girls!

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful grandmother you are :-) Those letters your grands made are fabulous, they have a true gift... I'm glad to see your encouraging them to be artsy :-)

Jillayne said...

So funny to hear about things being backwards here in North America - me thinks it's the other way around!
I hope you're having a wonderful visit - it looks like you've found a few treasures!

fairyrocks said...

Cheryl, these are gorgeous. Your girls did such a wonderful job on personalizing their initials.
I enjoyed your post and am going to look at the crock pot packing idea. That just sounds so smart!!
Thanks for popping by and leaving kind comments, keep smiling and creating

Red Rose Alley said...

The alphabet letters are very cute, and I especially love the polka dot E. Michaels is one of my favorite stores. I find so many goodies in there. These are very festive and fun.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley