Last week I decided that despite the snow still covering most of my yard and despite the forecast calling for more of the white stuff, I would believe the sunshine and welcome the spring and make a wreath for my door. I had a horrendous time finding a wreath form in Swift. I looked in both of the thrift shops, WalMart, and both of the Dollarstores and there wasn't a wreath form in one of them. Luckily, I decided to check the Herbert thrift store - low and behold! - a wreath to dismantle and use for my own purposes! The following day, I took my supplies and myself and, while Ava napped, I sat in the beautiful sunshine on my deck and wrapped yarn around my (seemingly gigantic) wreath form. (I may never undertake a wreath of this type again - it was a little time consuming as well as a bit tedious). I haven't worked with yarn too much and I don't know if it's the cheap stuff only or all yarn - but I had quite a time trying to keep it from forming ridiculous knots. I found most of my time was spent unravelling the latest knot from my 'ball' of yarn. Thankfully, the sun was lovely and I was even able to get a slight tan to REALLY welcome spring! and, I think, the wreath turned out lovely! I love the bright colors of the flowers (which I made with felt) and I think it really brightens up the doorway. Maybe you can tell from the picture - the day after I finished the wreath and hung it on the door, the sun stayed hidden and the snow flew once more: hence the gray-ness of the picture...though, don't you think the wreath still looks bright and cheerful? I am thinking of adding a bird to it yet...we'll see.
Maria & Cecelia
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