Happy Fall Y’all!
I hope that you are doing well and soaking up the remaining days of October before the time changes this weekend. I love the Fall season but totally dread rolling our clocks back and sundown coming so quickly in the afternoon.
I love the sunshine and fresh air. I leave my front door open during days when the temperature allows just so I can connect to the outdoors while I’m working. My children hate it because there’s always pests and animals getting into the house.
Last week, I walked into my bedroom and there was a bird flying around. Luckily, Mary was home to help me. I have already decorated my Harry Potter tree in the upstairs loft area and there were two straw brooms used for decoration sitting outside my bedroom. Mary and I both took a broom and lightly swatted at the bird to guide it out my door, into the loft, down the stairs and out the front door.
I have many stories like these. The worst are due to our cat, Sugar, catching some type of animal and bringing it inside to share with her humans. We’ve chased birds, moles, mice and one Thanksgiving holiday, a snake.
My “paying” occupation is a Realtor. Real estate has been keeping me busy so I have been so behind in crafting, writing posts and making wreaths to sell.
I finally had time and felt creative last Sunday afternoon and made a few Fall wreaths to take to the shop. As I was finishing my second wreath, I slid the top of my birdie finger (can I say that?) into my hot glue pot. What was my first reaction? To grab my right hand with my left and swipe the burning hot glue off of my right hand. You guessed it, both of my hands felt like they were on fire. After running cold water on my hands for some time, I realized that my left hand was fine and was only covered in hardened glue that needed to be slowly peeled away. The remainder of the day was spent watching Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and soaking my right hand in a bowl of ice water.
Fast forward a week and I’m still bandaged. I am mainly bandaged because I can easily hyperventilate if I see blood or any signs of the wound. I’ve literally freaked out each time Donnie has changed my bandage. He thinks I’m crazy and maybe I am. I am usually tough, self-sufficient and can deal with whatever is thrown my way but I completely fall apart at the first sign of blood.
Or even thinking about seeing blood.
I had a mini-panic attack earlier today just knowing that my bandage has to be changed this evening. I can’t think it away. The more I resist, the worse I get. Mental….
Below is a photo of a special order I did a few weeks ago. This is a gnome themed wreath that really pushed me to my limits. I do not usually work with mesh wreaths and I could not find a gnome to match so I had to improvise. After all of the hard work, I forgot to take a photo and had to snap a pic on my cell phone when I was delivering it. Overall, I like the wreath but I had some tough conversations with it and sometimes had to just step away for a while.
I have not had time to make me a wreath for my front door for Fall but I did make a super simple Halloween wreath for my son and daughter-in-law’s house. They have decorated their home with bats, webs and spiders so I went with a little scarier wreath than I normally do.
I took an oval grapevine wreath and attached a little bony friend to it using zip ties. I attached one of the hands upward so he would look as if he’s waving to welcome guests. The greenery used makes me think of algae or something you’d see around a swamp. I placed some open red roses at the top and lightened it up with some white daisy-like flowers.
He looks happy, doesn’t he?
I know that I didn’t get many wreaths made this Fall. For 2020, I think Christmas is going to come much earlier so I am going to focus now on the evergreens and red berries. I am also going to shop around for a low temp glue gun.
Thank you for stopping by Mulch and Paint today!
I hope that you’ll come by and visit again soon.
Until next time,
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