Finally I am finished the wreath for March. Let me tell you, for the last 6 weeks there has been one or more people sick in my house. Between teething, ear infections, colds and the flu we got knocked off our feet. But thank the Good Lord and good friends, we are all on the mend. Before I get started talking about the wreath, let me tell you about learning to be humble enough to graciously receive. This is the lesson I learned this week. I got the flu. The first day that I was feeling yucky my friends mom called and graciously offered to come over and help with the my kiddies. But me, being the prideful little bird that I am, said no, no, I’m fine. We will get through it. The next day when she called I knew that I would not be able to get through the day, so out with the pride. I even called another friend that morning and said that I have no idea what to put in my daughters school lunch and if she could send her daughter with a lunch for mine, that would be great. Thankfully, she provided food and a ride to school. Thank you so much Pam and Lorilei. You both stepped up when I needed you.
Now on with the Wreath of the Month. I knew I wanted to have shamrocks and rainbows for this months wreath, but I was at a loss at how to incorporate both. Then, while laying in bed sick, it hit me…. a rainbow of shamrocks! DUH
I grabbed my favorite fabric stash (Batiks) and consulted a rainbow expert. (My 6-year-old) In order to make the shamrock petals I made the templates in two sizes. The green shamrock is slightly bigger than the other colors. It looks like a tooth but you will see soon how it will soon look like a petal.
Now take the two “roots” of the tooth, overlap them slightly (depending on how much depth you are looking for) sew them together with a zigzag stitch or attach them using a hot glue gun. When all four petals are complete, arrange into a shamrock and sew or glue them together. Glue a button in the center to complete the look.
I arranged the shamrocks in rainbow order and used a hot glue gun to attach them to the grape-vine wreath.
Hope you like it, tell me what you think.