We continued to work in the yard as weather permitted this week. By Friday afternoon, after a morning spent with our regular breakfast group, a stop at a local nursery to get some ideas for some replacement shrubs for the yard, then to the grocery store for Thanksgiving dinner shopping, and finally an exercise walk, and after a late lunch, I was ready to stay indoors and do a little creating.
First up was a new bouquet for the family room, made with a bunch of grocery store mums added to hydrangeas and snippings from the yard.
I used one of my old McCoy vases from the 1940's, like me, now an antique.
Beauty Berry Bush (Callicarpa) is so much fun to add to bouquets.
Then I decided that since I would not be spending Thanksgiving with any of my siblings this year, I would make cards to send to them. I used photos from my files. These were taken in our yard in 2011, when we had an early frost.
I used a favorite hymn of the season for the verse.
I keep a template in my desktop files to format the greeting and the signature on the back.
I added a handwritten message and got them into the mail at the post office before going to a drama production at Irene's school.
Missoula Children's Theater teams travel all over the country putting on week long after school workshops in theater arts. From first meeting with the kids who wish to participate on Monday, they hold practices each evening, and the culmination is a production with two performances on Friday.
Irene was a Houyhnhnm Horse. Don't ask. I didn't get it either. It was some kind of Gulliver's Travels in Space. She is the one in blue below.
(Terrible cell phone photos from deep in the auditorium)
Creativity is a good thing.