A change! It's a bit like moving your furniture around your living room, I suppose! :) So, when I was driving around today from appointment to appointment, I was thinking about this and that, and came up with this name for the blog here. It's really the same old blog..it's most certainly the same old blogger..but the name is more me, if you know what I mean?
Anyway...what have I been up to? Well, I found the Blogging Without Obligation tab...can't work out how to add it to my side bar yet..but still, I think it's a good thing. How much stress can bloggers give themselves by worrying about how much they blog, or don't blog? And I am all for trying to decrease my stress!
In fact, the stress levels in my life are a bit different now. Not saying that there isn't any..of course there is. But I don't have to worry about not having a job anymore...and I don't have to worry about how to get around anymore..and I don't even have to worry about not enjoying my work! :) I'm now on my third week working in the community, caring for elderly and sick people...my car is working beautifully, and everyone loved the Christmas gifts which I gave to them! :) All good stuff, huh?
So, let's see if I can update you a little bit. The following six pictures (yep, I'm getting picture heavy now!) can show you how those acorn garlands finished up! I really was quite pleased with them...and I think I'll do more next Christmas....
I used the washing line to hang the three strands of acorns on, while I spray painted them red, gold and silver. And then they needed to hang out to dry a little while..first time I tried, it suddenly started raining..you've never seen me run like that to rescue acorns! :)
Here's a closer picture of the silver garland in particular...you would not believe how warm the weather actually was in December...I was out doing this with just a little fleece jacket...
...and here's the gold coloured garland..
Once they were dry, I moved indoors to finish up the job! I made a pattern of gold, silver and red acorns, and put a bead inbetween each one...it really did look good (in my not very humble opinion)...here's the three garlands done and ready for wrapping, or decorating inside..I did one for my parents, one for my brother and one for my sister...
This one was for my brother...all ready to be wrapped up in a small cardboard box, but looking for all the world like a very exotic and rather poisonous snake, I think! :)
And I wanted to show you this picture also...this is the mantel shelf in the dining room, and can you see the acorn garland there? This shelf really was a family crafty project! :) I did the garland..my Mum was busy knitting the bears and the little blue boy....and Dad likes to do wood turning now, since he retired, and so the snowmen on the left, and the christmas trees on the right are his contribution. He says that he will teach me how to do wood turning too, which I'm quite looking forward to...another craft for me to learn, another "string to my bow" as they say! :)
I'll have more pictures from Christmas for you soon... but I think today's "episode" is enough for one day!