Thursday, January 12, 2012

The snows are coming....sleet...thunder...hail... now snow is here

We live in Ohio so we are really used to the fluctuations in our changing weather fronts...but today was totally perplexing. Right now at 9:00 pm we are receiving the snowfall that could bring us a variety of predictions in how many inches. I have been very lucky lately so I will see "what will be...will be" and go with the flow. If my old precious paid for car can make the trip down the hill and down to my studio safely I will go. I do have a great back up plan so ...I may work upstairs and have a snow day /work day!!! I have an apron to finish and some small vintage pieces to work with and clean and dry for use in a possible purse design. I promised Ken I would use my common sense....and we shall not panic right now.

I worked on my selection of premium Valentine cards with a new special touch for the five senses. I have beautiful laser punches and pretty romantic colors but this year I have added fragrance to my cards. I found scented rose petal papers in a vintage print and have incorporated this into my designs. I asked my lady friends if they could actually smell the soft rose fragrance and surprisingly they were delighted! I do not have any idea how long the fragrance will actually last but packed in their acid free plastic slides I think they should last for the next four weeks.

My sister fell today and has a slight concussion and is terribly bruised...she hit the ice when she was walking between her high school buildings this morning. She spent the most of her day in the emergency room and is finally home for now. She lives alone so I am a little concerned...I am hoping she will be home tomorrow so her body can rest and find time to recuperate. This is when I do wish we were living closer... a five hour drive divides us and I won't be able to just get up and go over and fix her lunch. Say a prayer ...and I keep you posted! Be safe and embrace the may be frosty white here!!! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. Well I hope you got lots of cards made - I envy your lovely equipment. a prayer from the UK for your sister xxx

    1. Dear Clare, Today I am snowed in so I will work from my home studio. We have had an unusually warm winter season so far so I have nothing to complain about. I do have plenty to do here in my home studio. Thank you for your every kindness and gentle thoughts for my sister...she is struggling with pain and bruises today and I do wish we were living closer. Blessings to you in the UK. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  2. I'm sorry you're snowed in! Hopefully it doesn't hang around too long! So sorry about your sister's mishap .... You be careful too! Ice is treacherous!