Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Oh, Christmas Wreath

I had a blast at my wreath-making class at Red Butte Garden last night.  It felt terribly good to be manipulating plant matter again.  But the best part?  I finally had an experience in a class where I was fast and proficient.  After so many classes of feeling the panic of being behind, I finally finished first.  My wreath was constructed early, so I had plenty of time to have fun embellishing.

My Wreath

I had originally intended to take lots of photos of all the different steps.  The problem is that working with conifers means having hands covered in sap.  Not hands you want to touch your camera with.  (And I already gave this wreath away, so I can't even take more photos of it) But I brought home enough leftover greens to make another wreath, so hopefully I can stop and wash my hands often enough to document the process better.  Oh, and I found out that orange pumice scrub (the kind auto mechanics use) works great for getting pine and eucalyptus sap off of ones hands. I love learning things I know I will put to use!

4 comments:

--jeff * said...

this makes me happy.

i'm glad you're taking time for yourself, em.

and i'm glad you're leading the pack once again. : )

The Perry Family said...

beautiful! love it!

hairyshoefairy said...

Your wreath is beautiful, Em! I'm so happy you were able to get back to arranging. That must be so nice! I hope you get a chance to make the second wreath. I'd love to see the process. I'll probably never try it on my own, but I'd like to see how it's actually done.

Carolanne said...

Gorgeous! Your second one is beautiful too, but I really love the green on green with hints of gold. It's very elegant.

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