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Friday, December 5, 2014

DON'T LIE TO YOUR MOTHER ABOUT THAT WREATH

I pinky swear that I tried to rest yesterday, Mom. I had good intentions. I know that I promised you I would. I made myself some gluten free cornbread and a nice cup of tea.


 I settled myself in my bed and was ready to just rest and watch some Christmas movies.


That's when I looked over and saw it, just sitting there so bare, and calling my name.


I swear I heard it calling, Laura, get up and do something with me. You made me, but then you just abandoned me. I need to be dressed up. Get out of that bed.

Okay, I know Christmas is coming, but I really hadn't planned to decorate this year. And then I thought about the front door. What will people think if it is bare? BUT, I told myself I'm getting older and I don't care what people think anymore.

Oh rats. Alright, you win, I'll get up and do something with you. I can't stand that you are looking so pitiful over there. SIGH!!!

Fortunately I had everything I needed. I drew the line at going out shopping. I didn't want to have to explain that to Mom.

There were these cute bells that I bought at auction last month.


Some pretty cotton ribbon that I picked up on sale at the fabric store a while back.


The pine cones and berries were already in my stash, so all I had to do was put it together.


It really didn't take that long, Mom, and it turned out just like I wanted it. Traditional with a rustic flair. Besides, I got right back into bed after that. Well, maybe not. I might have created something else. What's a mom to do with a daughter like me? It just might be too late.

Thanks so much for all of your prayers for Katy. She is in the hospital, but the last I heard, they are consulting with her New York specialist and she is going to prescribe the correct antibiotics so they can get started on them this morning. I'll keep you updated.

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21 comments:

  1. I'm keeping your sweet daughter in my thoughts, Laura. I love those bells you got! And I have to say, I think your true calling in the world of crafting is for sure wreaths. You excel at wreaths and they are so pretty they should be money-makers should you decide to devote more time to them. I know! WHERE does the time go?
    Brenda

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    1. Thanks, Brenda. It seems that I used to have a lot more energy than I do now. I am definitely going to try and get some wreaths done after the new year. Just too much going on now, and I am waiting to see if I may need to go down to Georgia.

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  2. Dear Laura, I will keep you and yours in my prayers. I am sorry that you are not feeling well.

    I am glad that your wreath called to be decorated. You did a beautiful job.
    xo Catherine

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  3. The wreath looks so cute. I am keeping you and Katy in my prayers.

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  4. I think your new wreath is lovely. Love the addition of the plaid ribbon.I'm sorry for the illness in your family and sending warm thoughts to you and your daughter Katy.

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  5. Wow! That wreath looks amazing! I love what you added to it. I'm impressed. I think it would be pretty on your front door. Hope you and Katy get better soon!

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    1. Thank you, Kelly. I did actually hang it on my front door, but it is dark and hard to get a good photo. xo Laura

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  6. Oh Laura. So sorry to hear of health problems. Keep decorating! It will make you feel happier. (Just a suggestion.) Susan

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    1. Thank you, Susan. I am trying to keep busy so that I won't worry. A mother's worry never ends. :)

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  7. Laura, I'm so glad 'things' talk to you also! It is adorable! Glad you girl is doing better, continued prayers.

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    1. I try not to admit that I talk back to inanimate objects, but for some reason people that know me seem to know that I do. :)

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  8. Thank you so much for this lovely post. All the best to your daughter.

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  9. It's good that you got out of bed. That poor naked little wreath is happy now that she's got some clothes on :)

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  10. Such a cute wreath. Great score on the bells at auction. Keeping you and Katy lifted in prayer. Debbie

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  11. Very cute- I am loving the burlap wreaths. I hope your daughter has a speedy recovery. Blessings.

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