But man- she is a trooper! Never one to stop for anything, she is back in the saddle, filling her time with all of her favourite things. She goes out for coffee 3 times a week, meets for power walks in the park, volunteers for the local hospital and theatre, sings in the church choir and will drop everything at anytime to come spend time with her grandkids!
So, when I saw a particular wreath on Pinterest, I knew I wanted to make it for her.
You see- my Mom is a knitter. Not just a knitter- her liscense plate actually says "NITTER" and she has been a demon with the needles since long before I was born!
I knew this wreath would be perfect for her front door.
Mom's door is purple - so I thought this colour combo was festive and modern to go with it.
Lovely isn't it?
How did I make it? Easy Peasy.
First I wrapped 3 sizes of foam balls in 4 colours of yarn. There are about 30 foam balls and it took all of each ball of yarn to cover them completely.
I used a hot glue gun to attach them to the grapevine wreath I picked up at Michaels. I began with the largest balls and attached them the whole way around the wreath, then added the medium sized ones. I then added in the smallest ones to fill in the spaces left between the bigger balls.
I think the big red polka-dot bow is just the perfect way to finish it off. Not too much, but just a little kick to fancy it up!
I hope to give it to her tomorrow. Once Hallowe'en is over I am sure she won't waste any time getting her Christmas decorations up!