Re: November 2013
posted at 11/17/2013 8:20 AM EST
Funny thing is, these cones aren't sticky at all. I expected to have to dry them out in the oven. Maybe because the tree is sooo old? Most of the cones don't fall from the tree, a few do, but still there are many there to share. I've a couple of wreaths I made years ago, what a grueling task that is, with wire around each cone and then secured, fitted in, to a wire frame. They were beautiful when done and I displayed them for years, should freshen them up a bit, tucking in new red berries and new bows. Especially since I have a GD (9 yr old) now, who seems to notice and appreciate crafts of any kind - maybe buy the supplies and let her do the freshening up.
I love swags, but have never had a place since we moved here, to display them. It's a small house, with small rooms. That's why I'm delighted with the "island", as you say a nice place to set up displays. Funny, last time GD was over she said, "How's the smell?" and went right over, opened the cabinet door and stuck her head in - gave me a look like, "Yeah, it still smells." I'm using it tho, have china bowls etc. in there. Anything plastic I'm making sure the cover is on, to help the inside not absorb any odor, I hope. B.S. is still tucked in dishes in the corners too.
Time to shower and dress and get a move on. Otherwise I'll dilly dally here all morning. Emailing back and forth with pumpkin's mom. He and his little bro are both sick, the little one giving her a scare the other night with croup.