Finally! A Wreath is Born!
Anyway, I had woken up way early Friday afternoon and my Sweetie was at home doing homework so I figured I might as well be productive and get the wreath done. Hubby had been asking me almost every day, "Are you going to do the wreath today? I can't wait to see it hanging on the door!" And, I, being the procrastinator that I am, had a guilty twinge with each inquiry. Although, apparently it wasn't a twinge painful enough to induce wreath wrangling.
Now, it's not that I didn't want to make the thing after I bought the fixin's, it's just that for some reason my genetics do not allow prompt production of any new or planned project. That part of the Helix was somehow left out of my DNA ladder. I have thought about trying to change. I've even agonized over and lamented my inability to get anything done in a timely manner. But alas, the thought just stresses me out so that I eventually ignore the problem and decide to deal with it later. Hence, the vicious cycle continues.
Enough of my rambling, here is a pic of the materials I used for the wreath (minus the scissors, but that's a given):
All of these deliciously lovely pieces came from Hobby Lobby, and were, of course, on sale. Never, ever, ever buy anything from that store for full price because if you just wait a week or so whatever your heart desires will be on sale. That was just an aside for those of you who didn't realize this miraculous fact. Hobby Lobby is fast becoming a dangerous store for me to hang out in. It's probably due to this need I have lately to CREATE something, anything, everything! I've always enjoyed crafting and being creative but it's only been recently that I've had a real desire to create things that make our home more inviting and warm. Maybe it's newlywed-itis, I don't know. Whatever the cause, it's fun to make something pleasing to the eye, especially when my husband is so encouraging! :)
Here is the finished wreath hanging on our kitchen door (nobody uses our front door, so why put the wreath there?). Oh, and I ended up not using the raffia because I liked the way it looked without it and I didn't want the thing to get too busy.
I just love Fall. I would love it even more if I lived in an area where you could actually tell when it got here instead of just walking out the door one day in oh...say...January...and saying "Whew, it's nippy out here. I guess Fall finally decided to show up!" But hey, better late than never, right?
Don't worry, y'all, fall will come soon enough and then we'll all be able to enjoy those cool evening walks, chili suppers, and warm cider or cocoa. If you feel the urge, go ahead and make something with your own two hands that you and your family can enjoy. Better yet, get your family involved in helping you make something to warm up your home! I bet you'll have fun and make a couple sweet memories too!
HAPPY FALL, Y'ALL!!