I have been wanting to try my hand at making a Magnolia Wreath for some time and since the RV Park has lots of Magnolia's I got permission to cut some to make a little spot of Christmas for ourselves.
After breakfast, I got my clippers handy and headed off to the woods. I was surprised and excited not only finding Magnolia but lots of holly, red leaves, and a few other dried weeds to use. Since childhood and for as many years as I can remember, I have always enjoyed walking in the wild and foraging for weeds to use in crafting. I am not sure if it is the quiet of the woods or the attempt at satisfying my creative side that draws me to collecting. I have very fond memories of my mother using field corn and dried weeds displayed with her antiques. Whatever the reason, I find peace !
As I was building the wreath it seemed to get bigger and bigger and was soon out of control. I am suddenly faced with..."OK, now what...where do I go with it". Did I mention that planning is not one of my strong points ? (LOL) I tend to just jump in with both feet...and whatever happens, happens ! I figured no problem, I will hang it on the front of the coach....Hmmm, didn't think of the fact that the engine is in the rear and there is no grill to attach it to. I had no alternative but to open the awning and hang it from the strap we use as an anchor for the awning.
Somehow it is complete, however, I am not sure it was as relaxing of a project as I had hoped it would be . That is alright though, it was about 60, the sun was shining and we have no SNOW. Life is good
UPDATE: 45 minutes later: I am glad that I took a picture because Bob woke up from his nap and didn't like the way I had it hanging from the awning...took the strap down, dropped the wreath into a heap and it now looks like it went through a hurricane. I am reminding myself that I shall be thankful that he is trying to be of help. Oh the memories....