The Wreath Project

Today’s post is, once again, about horses.  So, please bear with me.

A few weeks ago, my friend, Donna, suggested that we get together and work on a craft project for Christmas.  We really didn’t make any plans, and I forgot about our conversation…..until someone posted a picture on my Facebook page of a Christmas wreath they thought would appeal to me.

Donna and I began our crafting day early last Saturday morning. We started with three purchased wire frames and a frasier fir tree.

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We toiled nearly all day, snipping branches and tying bunches of fir to the forms. Finally, Motor Man dragged us away for a quick lunch break.  By late afternoon, we were finished.  These were our creations:

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I won’t say who’s responsible for this next photo – other than: it wasn’t Donna nor me. Oh, and I will mention that Motor Man was our photographer.

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Here is that poor fir tree after we finished gathering our greens.

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In addition to making one for each of us, we also made a third wreath.  This one was for sweet Aggie.

 donna db aggies wreath2 12-12-2015 5-07-59 PM

Motor Man and I drove to her pasture Sunday afternoon and placed it on a fence post in front of her barn.

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The wreaths weren’t particularly difficult to make (although we had our doubts when we first began). They were time-consuming, but it was a fun day, with Motor Man lending a hand when needed, and Christmas music playing on the radio.

~These Days Of Mine~

12 responses to “The Wreath Project

  1. Sounds like a huge project but SO worth it in the end – they are beautiful wreaths and the one for Aggie – so very special!


  2. Aww, cute post and it was so much fun!! The Christmas music, talk of Christmases past, our families and what we used to do on holidays and humming and then singing… It was a wonderful afternoon with a dear friend. Still surprised my arm got sore, and guess what? You know that Aqua net we got to spray on the needles to keep intact…I have used twice—keeps my needles err hair intact as well! Merry Christmas Dianna! Thanks for help making my year full!

  3. Oh my goodness! What perfect wreaths for you, my horse-loving friend! And that is oh, so sweet that you made one for the late Aggie. Looks like you and your friend had a great time crafting and ‘horsing around.’ 😉

  4. Sounds like a perfectly fun day, except for sore fingers. And there was LUNCH! The wreath for Aggie… sweet and thoughtful… one of the reasons I love to read your blog! Those wreaths really are pretty spectacular!

  5. SWEET!! I’ve never seen wreath forms before – very clever idea. Perfect tribute for Aggie. I’ll avoid any mention of ‘nags’! What FUN!!!!

  6. The ‘spent’ fir tree almost looks like one of the Alpines that we used to sell in the store .. and it gave up greenery for a very good cause !
    They turned out great – and Aggie’s is just right : )

  7. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Wow! What a great job you and Donna did on the wreaths. A very nice & sweet gesture to make the one for Aggie, but I would expect no less from you and Donna.

  8. What a fun day spent with a friend. I love the wreaths and how sweet that you made one for Aggie. Merry Christmas to you and yours, dear blogging buddy.

  9. So cute

  10. Love these – and one for Aggie made me cry!

  11. What a fun project. What a sweet gesture to make one for Aggie. I can’t imagine how much she is missed. You can pretend the deer ate your fir tree.

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