Thursday, April 1, 2010

cloudy skies, sunny gingham

Well, thanks to some swimming pool pumps, our basement flood is down to puddles at this point. Everyone's well wishes, suggestions and shared-story comments were so appreciated!!! Thank you, dear friends.

The rain has stopped but it's still very damp and dreary. No wonder I have found myself crafting with cheerful gingham.

I have some gingham scrapbooking paper from a few years ago but lately it doesn't seem to be available at my local shops.

Because gingham paper is difficult for me to find, I save every scrap in a folder. This is a good step for the sometimes-wasteful-with-craft-supplies me.

Today while waiting for the gas company to come to check-out our basement (heater and pilot) I have been filling my Etsy shop with gingham. Now, was the guy supposed to be here between 8 and 12, or 12 and 4?

Wishing everyone the happiest of spring holidays

I am hoping The Ten Commandments will be on TV this weekend. A fave since childhood, just like chenille chicks. I have lots of blog-visiting to catch up on and hope to hop on over as soon as possible.



Lisa said...

I'm glad the worst is over and your wet basement is under control! Have a wonderful Easter!

Claudia said...

Oh, you know The Ten Commandments will be on. TCM will run it, I'm sure! Your gingham looks very cheery, my friend.

So happy you're almost out of the wet.

Is there a sump pump on the horizon?

Mercedes Spencer @ Liberty Biberty said...

I LOVE gingham! And I have wrapping paper in pink and blue that matches your cup! I found a couple of sheets of it at an outlet store here and I use it to make tiny giftbags for my minis.

Have a very happy Easter Elyse!

Cindy said... of my favorite easter Movies besides the Ten commandments..Is the Easter Parade!!

And of course gingham is my favorite..hence ny blog name

Rick-Rack and Gingham!!

Hope you have a great Easter weekend!!

Hugs..Cindy from Tx

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Gingham, it never dates does it and always looks fresh. Glad it lifted a gloomy day and experience. Hope all goes well. Happy Holiday
Jenny x

Heidi Ann said...

Ooh - I LOVE gingham - and I haven't been able to find any scrapbooking papers, either! Those are so pretty.

Lori said...

oh, i hope that is on too...Charlton Heston...hold me back...was he gorgeous in that or what...i love gingham too Elyse, that and polka dots just scream happiness as far as i am concerned...glad your basement is very nearly dry...hooray!!!

Jill said...

Love the gingham with the floral print-- so sweet!!
Ten Commandments is an Easter tradition with my family too!
Glad that your basement is under control-- so happy for you!

Dumpster Decorators said...

Hope the basements dries out quickly.

Happy Spring holidays to you too.

myletterstoemily said...

oh, so sorry to hear about your
basement! sounds like you have
in under control, though.

your gingham is adorable, and
the gingham china cup is soooo

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Sweetie~Sending you sunny, warm Easter Basket thoughts. Have a great weekend.

GardenOfDaisies said...

So glad to hear that your water problem is under control. Gingham is so cheerful isn't it? One year my sisters and I and two other friends all made matching gingham summer tops to wear. I have a picture ... I need to go dig it out...

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Elyse, I'm so sorry to hear of your woes. You are right, the gingham papers are going away. I used to be able to still find them at Hobby Lobby, but recently they quit having it too. I wish you a very Happy Easter! Twyla

aimee said...

what a crazy time youve had! the prints do look so happy :) take care

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

There is nothing more cheerful than gingham. I love the patterns and the sweet and charming colors, too.

I hope that all is well and drained out for you.

Wishing you the very sweetest of Easters.

much love,

Jean A. said...

LOVE chenille chicks too! My daughters keep asking me what to do with the 15 dozen they have received every year since they were 4!

Theresa said...

Happy to hear the basement is almost empty of water! Love the gingham and everything you make is so beautiful! Hugs dear Elyse! Enjoy your evening!

Anonymous said...


your gingham is just lovely...and I'm sorry to hear that your basement was flooded...hopefully not too much damage?

take care...get dry!
ciao bella
thanks for coming by
creative carmelina

littlethings1 said...

A wet basement is not fun ! Your ginham is adorable , great photos of everything !

Andrea said...

Oh! I love the ten commandments too! I thinkt hey even sell the movie on dvd!Happy easter!

Diane Mars said...

Hi there Elyse, I stopped in earlier today but I did not have time to leave you a comment. Your Creations are just darling, love the gingham. Thanks for stopping by but I cannot figure out what QOC means, I guess it has nothing to do with Quaker Oat Cereal....LOL
Hugs, Diane
My hubby did all the sweetness on my Blog.

debi said...

Those sweet colored ginghams are just what you need to get your mind out of the basement. hehe!

I'm glad the rain has stopped. Hope you were able to salvage anything important down there.

Here in Utah, we live in our basements...bedrooms, family room, etc. Do you live in your basements there, or are they primarily storage?

Have fun creating!

Duchess of Tea said...

Elyse darling I am so sorry you had to deal with such an horrid problem, praying for sunny days ahead for you luv. Darling popped in to wish you and your family a joyous and blessed Easter.

Love & Hugs

Anonymous said...

Your match boxes look so sweet, Elyse! I love gingham so much! ♥

Unknown said...

Hi Elyse!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog!!! I love yours and I'm already a follower!!! I wish you a happy Easter!!!!

koralee said...

Sooooooo sweet...I adore gingham...I have been collecting gingham aprons. Sending you much love for a blessed Easter Weekend. xoxoxo

Brenda Pruitt said...

I have always been a gingham lover. Once I had a big old house with a garage apartment behind it, which I converted into a guest house. I painted the wood floors white. And then made different colored gingham curtains for each window: yellow, red, blue and green. You could glimpse the tree branches out the windows, and it felt like being in a tree house. It was so serene and pretty.

Anonymous said...

Hiya Elyse!

Good hearing most of the water is gone! :)

I LOVE gingham! So happy!!! I store the tiniest bits and pieces of paper in with full sheets - I spend hours looking for great papers, so every little piece is a treasure!

Wishing you and your sweet family a very wonderful Easter!


Sarah said...

I loved watching The Ten Commandments when I was a kid. And the gingham is so cute!

Prudence said...

Can you believe coastal living is only $1 an issue if you subscribe?? I will treasure each issue, like you said. I'm off to look at your lollishop. it's so cute!

Unknown said...

Oh Elyse,
I was thinking about you when I watched the news and hoping that you weren't effected by the floods. Sounds like you are taking it in stride and creating you way through it all. The best way of course.

Wishing you a beautiful and dry Easter weekend.


Rustique Gal said...

Hi Elyse, I also love gingham and would hoard every scrap. Another thing you can do is purchase small pieces of fabric and scan them. I've had good luck scanning fabrics. The texture looks real. On to more ideas!

Anonymous said...

I thought they were fabrics :-) I love their colors, such happy happy colors.

The 10 COmmandments was amazing isn't it?

Unknown said...

Happy Easter to you and yours from Jacqueline at Once Upon a Fairyland.

Anne Fannie said...

Your basement does not look like fun. So sorry Mother Nature was unkind to you!
I love your bright and cheery gingham!
Hugs, Ann

penny said...

I'm glad to see that you are back on your blog and everything is O.K. I have been watching the news about the horrible flooding in your neck of the woods and hoped it would not affect you. Have a wonderful weekend. Penny

{oc cottage} said...

Hey Chickie!
HA! The over acting in TTC is awesome! I cannot help but imitate it for weeks after! "Ramsses!!"
Glad your drying up!!!!

Happy PassEaster! ;}

m ^..^

{my verification word is "preep" which brings to mind "peep" so I think I'll have to have one now!}

Janean said...

gingham is just what i'm liking these days just speaks of Spring to me.

hope everything turns out good with the basement deal.

happy easter.

LiLi M. said...

Wishing you and your family a very happy Easter Elyse!

Sonia said...

Hi Elyse,
just came by to wish you and your family a wonderful and happy Easter.
Love and Hugs!!

Lisa said...

Glad you are drying out! Love your work as always!!
Hugs, Lisa

stefanie said...

wishing you a wonderful Easter Sunday!

Glitter & Bliss said...

Happy Easter my sweet friend!! I hope you have a wonderful day. I know RI is getting hit by a lot of flooding. I heard that the Warwick mall is in bad shape. That is so awful. Stay dry!! Leslie

Rose Oliveira said...

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Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Hoping you are drying out! Happy Easter!

Cottage Flair said...

Gingham is an all time favorite of mine ... it's so classic and like you said, cheery. Glad to hear you are drying out. My hubby is a plumber and literally spent every minute of last week pumping basements.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Elyse! Glad to hear the basement is doing better and you are back to crafting! There is something cheerful about gingham, isn't there?! And it it so you! I need some in my trailer! Have a wonderful week and enjoy your boys!


Julie Ann said...

Ohh- I just love gingham!!! It's so sweet :) Those are baeutiful papers! I haven't been able to find too many gingham papers either...