Saturday, July 15, 2006
the forever wreath
Just put the label on, so its finished. This is the wallhanging/tabletopper that has been a UFO for about 10 years. The one I mentioned previously where I ripped alot out to make corrections. Its still not great, but it will do. I originally called it the Forever Wreath because being cloth instead of pine boughs, it wouldn't die. Hubby thought it should have that name because it is round and therefore unending. Now I just think its the Forever Wreath because it took FOREVER to be finished! After so many years, I no longer had fabric from which to make the binding. However, careful cutting and pieceing of the extra backing on all sides of the top gave me enough to make binding, plus 2.5" left over! Can I count that as stash busting? If I hadn't used those scraps for the binding, they would have been cut into strips or squares for some future scrap project. This way I used them up before they even hit the scrap pile. How's that for efficiency?!
I'd like to get a ribbon and a small brass looking French Horn to tack to the bottom of the wreath to give it some dimension and a little pizzazz as a wall hanging. If I leave it flat, I'll use it as a table topper.