Wednesday, December 2, 2009

One gift down...? to go

Andi's grandmother is wishing for an autumnal wreath for her front door. We bought her one at the Farmer's Market, but ultimately decided it was too fragile for mailing and for her habit of storing it and hanging it each year. Which brought us back to making one, which is what I'd wanted to do all along (those market ones were just too pretty to pass up, but no problem--we just hung it on our own door!)

We spent an enjoyable few afternoons, collecting leaves with our friend and her daughters in Boston, and then collecting pine cones and acorns by the roadside and in a local park. Then came a fun evening of dipping the leaves in melted beeswax to preserve them. Finally, over the long Thanksgiving weekend, we assembled the wreath. I'm thrilled with how it came out. I hope "GG" (great grandma) will be, too.

1 comment:

Annie said...

This is so beautiful! I wish we had oak trees here for the acorns!