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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

more Wreaths

My friend Joanna was trying to figure out what to give her boyfriends parents for Christmas. It was decided that I would make a wreath for her. The family has a 'cottage'. The dad loves to fish. So I tried to make a wreath fit in there. This is what it ended up looking like:

(Brian's pic.'s 3/28 - #532)
the blue across the back of the bottom is suppose to represent water and the shinier green plants under that, then be underwater plants.

Amy and I had spotted these green 'Easter Grass' squares on sale at Hobby Lobby one time back before Easter and I was intrigued. There had to be a way I could make a cute wreath out of them. There was :-D

(Brian's pic.'s 3/28 - #735)

then I decorated it and it turned out like this -

(5/7 'early May' - # 023)
For the record, it took four squares of 'Easter Grass' to fill the wreath.

I made this one just because I was curious how these flowers would look on a wreath -

(5/7 'early May' - # 060)

My friend Debbie G. had 'ordered' two wreaths for Mother's Day gifts. Her mom's favorite colors are orange and yellow, but Debbie wanted lots of color and types of flowers. This is what she got all excited about when I delivered them last evening -

(5/7 'early May' - #024)

Her Mother-in-law literally lives in the middle of the woods. We've been there. So I tried to go with a more 'wild flower' type theme, yet make it bright and colorful like Debbie requested. Debbie liked it too -

(5/7 'early May' - #064)

This concludes this episode of Wreath Show and Tell :-D

Thursday, May 2, 2013

the "X" was turning

My vertigo symptoms were such yesterday, that not only did my head feel super fuzzy, but my eyes were also bugging me something fierce. Brian has this train thing sitting next to the computer. It's a railroad crossing sign on a little stand. After numerous times of my eyes trying to convince my brain, that the 'X' sticking off the stand was turning like the 'X' on a windmill does, I declared, "Enough!". While still looking at the computer, I reached over, lifted the thing and laid it on top of the little table next to the computer desk. Instantaneously (as in, before I could even sigh) a train whistle blew and then the sound of a train started. I did have time to roll my eyes and shake my head [after I jumped] before all was quiet again. I had totally forgotten about the little button on the base of the stand, that one can push to hear stated sounds. Thus I had not taken care when laying the stand down and had accidentally activated it. In retrospect, I understand why Brian laughed when I told him this tale last evening. I am doing better today, but think it best to leave lying signs alone. :->