Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May your holiday times be special xx

My first introduction to dried flower arranging was in the late sixties. I was training to be a Salvation Army officer in Melbourne (a 2year full-time, live-in, theological and social work course). I needed to find a money making project for a Missionary Fund Raiser that we were each required to do for a year. I chose creating small novelty dried flower arrangements as my project. The arrangements and wall decorations were very popular. Some years later I returned to the craft and sold my creations to gift shops.

In December 1988 I was introduced to wreath making. I had flown to Connecticut USA to meet my Pen-pal after 28years of writing to each other. She had organized a day for us to learn Christmas Wreath making from her sister-in-law. So much cutting, wiring, varnishing, and an amazing variety of cones. It was a beautiful day with lovely friends. The wreath survived the journey back to Australia, and it is still hung in our lounge room every year.

Well, I’ve made a ‘few’ wreaths over the decades that followed, not to sell, just for our home, and friends and family – always a joy to make.

Instructions for my Kitchen Christmas Wreath are here:

The wreath I have made this year – a few pine cones from our last home and street, and some goodies from Spotlight 🙂

[ Thank you to my neighbour Patty Beecham for the cover-photo of moi 🙂 ]


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