Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wreath Making Night

Every year Bob's sisters invite a bunch of people over for a wreath making night. We bring wreath frames, wire, clippers and any extras we want for our wreaths. They trim bushes and trees, and collect dried flowers, grasses and anything else they think will look nice. Then they let us all into their basement for a fun filled evening! I have pictures of just a few of the ladies who were lucky enough to come.

Here are my sister Cheri, daughter Heather and sister in law Bonnie hard at work.

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My daughter Laura is really studying what to put on her wreath.

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My friend Nancy with her sister Carol. Nancy is holding her finished project.

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Bonnie with her wreath

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Heather made a small wreath for her bedroom door.

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We had a special guest this year. This is Bob's first great niece who is his oldest nephews daughter. Tierney is 9 weeks old. Isn't she cute?

If having all these people over wasn't enough, Karla and Diane feed us too! Along with this table, was another table with soup and sandwiches. It was delicious.

Here is my wreath, all done and hanging on my front door. Thanks Karla and Diane! We had a great time as usual!

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37 comments:

anything.something.everything said...

very interesting bonding time!!! i love it... wish we can have something like that too someday... if not, maybe u can send me one of those??? :o) hihihi

thanks for all your wonderful comments on my blog. really really appreciate your thoughts in each post.

God Bless. :o)

Meili

Mary said...

Mari,

I love your wreath and the idea of a wreath making get-together. Everyone's wreath is lovely and yours looks great on your door.

Thanks so much for taking up the baking challenge. I'm sure whoever you choose will be thrilled that you were thinking of them.

Blessings,
Mary

Saija said...

i would have loved to be there too! looks like you guys had a blast ...

justabeachkat said...

Gosh, what a fun thing to do! Your wreath is gorgeous and so special knowing you made it yourself.

Hugs!
Kat

Pug1 said...

How fun!!!!! Those are some pretty wreaths!!! The baby is soooooo cute! CHEERS! Michele

A Stone Gatherer said...

Looks like fun! Your wreath is beautiful!

Cherdecor said...

You girls get to have all the fun! What a wonderful thing to do! I remember last year when you got together for the making of the wreaths.

Your wreaths are beautiful! It is amazing how beautiful a wreath can be from gathering branches and grasses from the yard.

Karla and Diane must love to bless you girls by feeding you too! I am sure that they enjoyed it as much as you girls did.

That baby is adorable! I love her name! I have never heard it before.

Diane said...

They look so beautiful! All of you ladies did a fantastic job!!!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

What a wonderful idea! And so much less fattening than a cookie exchange!

Your wreaths are all gorgeous!

BethAnne said...

That is such a cool idea and I love your wreaths.

Pat said...

What a great time, being with friends and family and getting a wreath too! Looks like a fun evening.
All the work looks so beautiful, but that sweet baby is the prettiest of all!

KrisinTN said...

It looks like you all had a great time! How exciting it is to get together with family & friends and create...

Growin' with it! said...

although it looks gorgeous hanging on your door...where's the pix of you holding it up all festive? this looks like a blast. i love hearing about holiday traditions and craftiness!

jenniferw said...

Your wreaths are wonderful, and the food looks so good! Great way to pass a winter's evening!

Nancy said...

I look forward to our wreath making night all year, its even fun to get out into the woods to cut pine boughs and such. It was fun!!
I'm sniching one of your photos for my blog, thanks

Deb said...

I remember your photos from last year
You always have such fun!! Karla & Diane are very special to host that. Tell Karla hello for me. .I miss her:)

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

I was kinda jealous that you guys were having your wreath night again this year. I do wish I had a sister to hang with :(

What a fun night and great job again on the wreath.

He Knows My Name said...

AWW! What a great time! They all look great! You have a very creative family.

Good Health to you. I wouldn't wish this on anyone.

janel

Leigh said...

Girl, you and I would fit right in together, wouldnt we? It looks like such fun! Your wreaths are beautifuL!

Terri said...

They all look so nice - I'm so sad that I had to miss it!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I adore this idea. What a fun way to spend a Christmas evening. Your wreath is so beautiful. The foods sounded so yummy...m..

Lara Gisela said...

What a wonderful idea, Mari. I think I am going to copy it for next year. And your wreath is very pretty. I'm sure you had a great time.

All My Blessings said...

Everyones wreaths look so nice and everyone is very happy. Good job. Kae

I'm Sadie said...

I can only imagine how much fun you guys had! Great job!

Renee said...

All your wreaths look great and looks like y'all had a really fun time. Have a wonderful holiday!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Mari, your family time looks precious and wonderful! Thank you for sharing a little bit of it with me. Your wreaths are awesome, how talented you all are :).

Blessings,
Kathi :)

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Musicaljean said...

What a GREAT idea! And I love the wreath.

Demara said...

It looks like you had a great girl time filled with creativity and love! I love how soft the branches look on your wreath! It reminds me of hair. Long hair.

photomama said...

beautiful wreath, I think that sounds like a great gettogether idea.

Kristie said...

I'm getting all kinds of ideas for new traditions. I love making wreaths so this we be so much fun.

Rebekah said...

Looks like a great time. Beautiful wreaths.

I've been meaning to e-mail you and let you know I got my snowman.

It was a surprise when I got home and saw the box. I had no idea what was in a box for me and the snowman never entered my mind. I pulled the wood carving out and squealed. Chuck wondered what the heck was going on.

Everyone thinks it is so cute- but the girls are only allowed to look, not touch. ;)

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

How pretty! And I love that idea. I'm not a good wreath maker, so that would be a great help for me.

The Birds Nest said...

Gorgeous wreaths!! Such a fantastic tradition!! I wish I could be there next year!!

Short Stop said...

What a fantastic idea! You all made some beautiful ones. I love wreaths - just so homey and wonderful.

Lynn said...

Lovely!!! My mom does something similar for the ladies in her Sunday School class. They have a "greens day" every year in the church basement. Such fun with such pretty results!

Laura said...

It was a fun time and all the wreaths turned out great!