Last seasonal post, on the last day of my holiday. We have been slowly packing away Christmas over the last couple of days. Like always once New Year celebrations are over, I was ready for it to be put away. Surfaces need dusting and space needs to be reclaimed, but before everything is packed away into its carefully labelled boxes and put back into the loft for another year, there is one last ta-dah!
I loved it to bits, but much as I loved the lights hanging where the picture usually hangs, I wanted something else crafty on the wall for Christmas. We always put the tree in the other sitting room, which tends to mean that that the "den" where we sit to watch TV in an evening always had only the cards and a few odd Christmas ornaments, which seemed a shame when we put so much effort into decorating other 'less useed' rooms of the house. So I decided to follow Lucy's example and set about making us a crochet Christmas wreath. I made all the various component parts after Christmas last year, but put them away, when other projects became more pressing. But I was determined to have my wreath... So as soon as I was on holiday for Christmas this year, I got all the various bits and pieces that I'd made out of their box and carefully assembled my very own crochet Christmas wreath...
Sewing everything in place wasn't easy and there were a few rather rude words filling the air but it was so worth it.
And then, once the rest of the Christmas trimmings were up, in situ...
Love, love, love, love, love it! Yes, perhaps it could have done with being the next size bigger but I really wasn't going to worry about that when it turned out so beautifully.
Will I ever make another? Could I do what Lucy has done and make a wreath for each season? I'm not sure I really have the patience but I might decide to give it a go. For now though, I'm content with this one as I put it away in the special round box I bought to store it in, knowing I can look forward to taking it out again next Christmas!