Did I ever show you this?
There's an elm tree at the end of our road and a big branch blew off it in a gale, the first winter after we moved in, so I sawed a bit off and turned it into our xmas tree for that year. Then when I lost my job and had time on my hands I made it some giant cherry blossoms using a scaled down version of Martha Stewart's Tissue Paper Pom Poms and leaves made with two layers of crepe paper stuck together with doubl sided sticky tape (coz I couldn't find any decent thickness crepe paper in the shops).
The blossoms stayed up last Xmas because we went to Germany and didn't do any decorating, but this year we're staying in Ireland so I thought the blossoms could do with a rest (and the leaves had bleached in the sun and were falling to bits anyway). So I did a minor bit of festive decorating (I'm not really one for artfully placed glass baubles in bowls) and came up with this:
You know how fairy lights come with two strings twined together? Well I untwined them this time so they will probably be a complete bugger to get off. But until then, pretty.
And in the spring, I will probably bring back the cherry blossom/pompoms with some more technologically advanced (!) leaves.
And on two unrelated notes, I finally wrote my Xmas cards today although given the current weather (we've had about 8" of snow in the last 24 hours, there is very little road salting/gritting, and practically no-one clears the pavement in front of their house so post collection and delivery is pretty hit and miss) it will be probably be Easter before anyone gets one, and I've added a couple of new links to the Baby page aka Bump related stuff. I had been hoping to add things more frequently but trying to finish my course has meant that baby stuff has been somewhat neglected of late. Things should improve in the new year, even if I haven't written my final essay - it'll be a race to see which arrives first, baby or baby stuff - so there should be plenty to add.