My First Wreath
I attempted to make my first balsam fir Christmas wreath. I’n my usual fashion, I researched the heck out of the project. I read tutorials on the Internet and watched “how to” videos on YouTube. I spent an afternoon tromping through the woods (hoping that a hunter would not mistake me for a deer) looking for just the right kind of fir trees. Here’s what I ended up with. Not exactly what you’ll find at L.L.Bean, but nice enough that I wasn’t totally embarrassed to take it along to my folks at Thanksgiving.
Tipping (gathering the greens for wreaths) and wreath making are huge industries in Downeast Maine. So big, that a couple of the local big boys have been embroiled in law suits over land right of ways and balsam centerpiece designs. I guess when you’re vying for clients like L.L.Bean and QVC it’s a cut throat business.
It’s a good thing I have other talents.
This entry was posted in Projects
and tagged holiday
. Bookmark the permalink
Bog Brook Cove Bluff
A couple of years ago, Hannah and I hiked one of the Bog Brook Cove trails in Trescott. I remember discovering a lovely cove inhabited by seals at the end … Continue reading
Evening Walk on the Sunrise
Hannah and I both spent the day working. Come dinner time, we felt the need to get outdoors and enjoy this beautiful day. We headed to Machias, parked and walked … Continue reading
She’s 18 today. In the blink of an eye, she’s grown up. No longer is she the shy little girl who did her best not to stand out – all … Continue reading
Monarch Caterpillar Becomes a Chrysalis
Yesterday was a lucky day for me. I was working at home day on website projects when I noticed one of the caterpillars Hannah and I have been raising hanging … Continue reading
The Lobster Chair
The WHRL’s summer fundraising auction held over the weekend had a new feature this year. In addition to the raffle-style auction, we had a “Chair-ity” silent auction. Local artists decorated … Continue reading
The Dancing Moose
The summer season is short here along the coast of Maine. For me, doesn’t feel as if summer is in full-swing until Milbridge Days, our community celebration. It’s a fun … Continue reading