Friday, November 23, 2018

The Big Day

 After dinner, the ladies do a craft--old jewelry in a shadow box.  
We used treasured family costume jewelry that is too loved to throw out 
but ones we would never wear. 
 The fixings were removed and then the main piece is glued in place.
  We had a wonderful time picking through memories!
 Just a small glimpse of our group!
 And I learned that the cup  portion hanging down on those ghost fungi have a flower inside!
 See what I mean?!  It has a perfect star!
 Pretty amazing and intricate.
 And as more boat rides took place, they picked a water lily---did you know their stem goes all the way down to the bottom of the pond?!
 And here is a view we never get to see-the bottom of the water lily is beautiful-great inspiration for a sock yarn!
What a magnificent bloom!


  1. It looks like you had a wonderful time! After dinner crafting is a great idea. I love what you did with the jewelry. I'm sorry now I didn't take more of my grandmother's when I had the chance. She had a huge Sarah Coventry collection.

  2. My family used to do more crafting, but this year my crafty SIL didn't come to town. Your project produced something worth displaying!
    That ghost flower is amazing!

  3. What a great idea for a craft! So creative!

  4. Your Thanksgiving sounded wonderful. The weather was so beautiful and of course being with your family makes the day just perfect.

  5. What a fun thing to do with old jewelry! ANd the underside of a waterlily is really pretty !! Thankyou . I've not picked any or seen the underside ever at our botanic gardens or in lakes

  6. My family usually plays games after the table is cleared and dishes are done. The water lily's root is definitely long and the bloom is gorgeous.

  7. What a great idea to do that together! So lovely to have the family together and spend time with them indoors and outdoors... xx

  8. Thank you for a great visit! Love you!


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