Monday, March 19, 2012

Welcome Season

We have a tradition at our house.  For many years I have made a front door wreath for every season to brighten our entry and say, "Welcome to our house!"  Sometimes I buy a new style wreath form or a different size, and other times I strip and reuse a previous season's wreath and use new flowers, vines and ribbons.  It's a silly little habit that delights the family and never fails to bring comments even when it is similar to one I have done before or not quite as stylish as the previous wreath.

Do you have a wreath on your door?  I've always hoped I wasn't being foolish to consider my wreaths a tradition, so I was pleasantly surprised last week when I stopped by DD's house and saw her wreath on the door.  I commented on how pretty it is and she said, "Thanks.  I made it myself."  The torch has been passed!   

AND I think it is a little more welcoming than a neighbor's sign that says, " We don't dial 911."

Summer is supposed to be about hot colors, if we are to believe the fashionistas.  I don't know if it can be called "hot" but the green Knit Picks Shine for the Sunshine Bag can only be described as GREEN!  I have never used Shine yarn before and I'm loving it!  I also love the linen stitch even though it makes my hands hurt a little.  At least I think that's what is making my hands hurt.  Maybe it's the ugly, rainy, heavy, yucky weather we are having?  N-a-a-h-h-h.

Life is good!


SissySees said...

Love the wreath tradition, but your neighbor's "greeting" cracked me up. I can see the Knight doing something like that... if he was a bachelor!

Love that green. I don't think you can ever go wrong with green, or blue, or pink or...

Grace said...

is shine cotton? that would do it to my hands---and I have been doing a lot of cotton lately (wink wink)

I do some kind of decoration for the door every season/holiday--sometimes store bought, some times homemade, and like you was pleased to find out ALabama daughter is carrying on the tradition!

kathy b said...

WEll aren't you the green one!!! It s not easy being green you know!!! your stitches are so even Im green with envy but mostly adoration.

As for your greeting wreaths, they are WONDERFUL. .would you consider a Cubs wreath??? I could send you stuff!

Grace said...

thank you so much for the lovely cloth, I just hope you don't mind if I wish Jeannie and John the wedding greetings, since that is the bride and groom :O) Debb wishes she were but Chad hasn't gotten that far yet!