Wednesday, October 25, 2006
I am feeling very mumpy today as I have a sore throat and have lost my voice - I have just been out in the garden to pick some sage, rosemary and lemon verbena to make a tea which will hopefully help.
I have also begun to make prototype wreaths - this one is to decorate the front door of Shepherd's Lodge in Killearn where I am doing a Christmas Fair tomorrow evening. It is enormous - the largest size I do, about 3 feet across - and is studded with pomegranates, apples, chillis and gold cones. The finished wreath is very heavy but stunning - it can also be used laid flat on the floor or a low table to surround a collection chunky candles.
I don't begin making wreaths proper until the 2nd week in December, though Sally and I spent yesterday wiring lots of dried cones and nuts in preparation. Last year I ran out of wreaths by the 20th so it is best to pre-order - I should have worked out prices by the end of the week.
If anyone is making their own wreath this year I am quite happy to provide the frame, moss, wire etc. I am also doing a demonstration at Baldernock Garden Club on Tuesday December 5th.