Howdy folks, from a lovely wet and cold Wales.
The last couple of weeks haven't been good as maybe you can tell by my tone of late, but a friend's phone call brought me up with a start and for a while made me forget my own troubles.
The phone call began with a greeting and then she told me she has cancer of the lungs, bones and brain tumours, I was so upset, she has had a few years of ill health, but this has shocked me. We had a laugh as well on the phone and I said I would see her over the weekend. Don't bring me flowers she said it looks like a funeral parlour in here! She has always had something funny to say in all sorts of adversity and boy has she had a lot in her life.
Well what do I take her, then Anne my SIL rang to tell me she had seen in her local shopping centre someone selling candy bouquets! To me I thought a great idea, it will look like flowers but at least it can be eaten by her or visitors.
I started by looking for a container, and saw a flowerpot while in the supermarket yesterday, I also bought some sweets and biscuits and some skewers and tissue paper, I already had cellophane that I bought a roll of years ago when I was making and selling candles. I decided on biscuits rather than sweets, as I thought something for her visitors, without her placing them on a plate and, something to talk about, as this type of thing I haven't seen locally, but I have seen fabulous ones on blogs.
So better tell you what I did, I decorated the pot with some hessian I had in my stash, glued it on with some pva glue, also added some paper flowers from stash. I managed also to get some polystyrene packaging from a shop, which I placed inside the tissue and cellophane and pushed them all into the pot, I then sellotaped (no glue gun) the biscuits and sweets to the skewers and pushed them through the polystyrene, I then added some lovely dotted tissue onto short skewers so that it hid the packing. (didn't get a photo of that silly me), then pulled it all up and tied with the ribbon.
I hope she likes it.