Weeks ago I visited Sophie's blog, A Good Year, and admired a wreath she made using a vine twisted into a circle as the base. I especially like to hang an evergreen wreath to remind me of everlasting life that I believe is available through Christ. This year I decided to use my grapevine wreath and poke some greenery in it. I still want to add some holly to it but have not made it out behind the pond to cut a sprig yet, but I hung a jingle bell wreath on the front door to merrily ring and remind me of the joy I can know in Christ in all my comings and goings in my faith and in fellowship with others and with family and friends.
It was fun to make single crochets around ponytail holder rings for the grand girls to decorate their ponytails although they were not needed when the Advent wreath was a full circle of light Christmas morning and my oldest grand-daughter raced into my room.
This afternoon I enjoyed experimenting with my pencils and pens...an exercise of faith... and I finished making a wreath ornament similar to the pin wreath that Teresa typed about several days ago. I used a one inch plastic ring as a base and single crocheted around it as row one. The second row I crocheted through both loops of each single crochet, chained 7 and slip stitched into the next single crochet all around the ring then stitched on three little jingle bells and a bow.
I am hoping to get lots of crafting done during the twelve days of Christmas and beyond...not exclusively in circles although I am especially fond of circles :)
What shape is your favorite for crafting?
xx from Gracie