Wednesday, December 03, 2008

wreath face-lift


I intended to take a before picture but, well, I forgot. So just imagine a tired, old wreath with a faded red bow, faded red "berries" and some pine cones. There. Now I'm sure you have a good enough image to be able to appreciate my after photo, don't you?

This wreath is a total copy of one that Sandy saw and posted on her blog (or very close to a complete copy, anyway). She said she saw it at a Starbucks and couldn't resist getting supplies to make one of her own. Obviously, neither could I. I can't wait to see Sandy's!

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Ok here's a little story I can't help sharing... While Tess and I were at my mom's house this afternoon we took their two doggies for a walk. Well actually, I walked the dogs and Tess and her cousin (E) rode scooters. While waiting for the old dogs, E (who is two years younger, so not quite as lightening fast) and me at a corner, she fell and skinned her elbow. This tiny scrape seemed to cause her great pain if not actual blood-loss (there was one little drip that never really dropped).

While sitting on the stool, nursing her wound, in the kitchen after our return she asked, "Mom, what do you think hurts more, a scraped elbow or a baby coming out of your belly?"

She didn't like my answer and seemed to determine me an unreliable source from that point on (neverminding the fact that I've experienced both, but hey, I'm just Mom. What do I know?).

ps, if you know and see Tess, please, please, please do not mention this little story to her. She'd never forgive me!

9 comments:

Wool Winder said...

I really like your wreath! Cute story, too.

Nancy said...

The wreath is wonderful, very clever.

Sharon said...

Very Cute!

Snot Head said...

I absolutely love that wreath!! If I wasn't so late in getting my Christmas decorations out and already swamped with socks and pajama pants, I would copy it, too! That is one of those stories you save for when she is having children. ;)

Jenny said...

Love the wreath! It's you. (can you believe I'm here - all by myself?!)

Ellen Stanclift said...

What a great idea !!! I am so spoiled by my Maine Balsam wreaths, but I'm loving the idea of non-tradtional ones. They won't shed needles and they'll last longer. I love the knitting ball idea. It's certainly the most clever I've ever seen !

Momma B said...

That is the coolest thing!

Sandi said...

Your wreath come out lovely! I haven't finished my yet...was gone, then too much other stuff to get done. :-D

Jen said...

Oh I love it! If I had the gumption, I'd make one. But well...not this year.

Tessa is so cute. Someday we'll actually make it out there to see you guys! It's about time for a vacation. Since we haven't taken one in the 10 1/2 yrs we've been married.