Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sweetgum Wreath

I'm pretty sure the consumers that have sweet gum trees at their home, hate the spiny like flower they drop every year. I know Skeeter does, she was kind enough to send me a huge box of these "dried blooms", I adore them and wish the tree would grow here in Maine. Thanks Skeeter! Next time let me pay postage! First thing I went for....you guessed it, a wreath. Wreaths represent the never ending circle, be it life, love, or happiness. It is always a symbol of continuance.
I thought I might like to pinwheel the stems on the outside of my wreath, then.....ninny, how would one ship that? So I decided maybe on the sides of my wreath, going opposite ways.

Well, I cut all the stems off because it looked more like a spider, EEWWWH!


Starting from such a blank canvas is very hard to decide what direction to go to......COUNTRY is nice but it doesn't fit.



And maybe the pair of geese isn't quite what I'm looking for....




I might be getting closer......gee, I took 4 days to think about this!
Stay tuned. C&G Design.

7 comments:

lola said...

Very lovely Dawn. And Skeeter was very kind to send them to you. She's a sweetheart.

tina said...

Looking good! Skeeter will be excited to see your progress I bet.

Jean said...

Looks good Dawn and I am ever so grateful for how good Skeeter is to my girls.

Skeeter said...

Gee, y'all are making me blush today! Thanks for such kind words but you can each look in the mirror and say the same thing to yourself. :-) We garden buddy's do like to share dont we? Just another trait we all have in common with each other....

Dawn, those gum balls never looked so beautiful to me before! Maybe I should not be so hasty towards them now. I need to rake a ton more so I am sure I will have a smile on my face while raking them from here on! Thanks for opening up my eyes to a new Gum Ball day...

Dawn said...

Hi guys, Skeeter, I meant to mention last night, I got busy with my next project (I'm late on them) But, the finished wreath will be posted for Saturday, it came out really beautiful.

Kathleen said...

Love the wreath....what a perfect idea. Ok, How much snow did you get? So far, we have about 6 inches. Hugs, XO Kathleen

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

It looks great! I still don't know how you did it but you sure are creative.