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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tuesday Treasures #15 - Ribbon Angel Post

While I prepare for my big move, I'm reflecting back on old posts on this blog.
This one first published in December 2010 received the most page views - over 1000 and counting.  Interestingly enough it has had only one comment.  I imagine people trying to find how to make ribbon angels come across this blog, read it and then close it without commenting.
I'm linking it to Tuesday Treasures.
Ribbon Angels
(December 2010)
I purchased several of these ribbon angels at a craft show earlier this month. Sarah needed a craft to make with her students so I figured out how these were made.

Each angel has ribbon, with wire edge is good, a ribbon rose and a jingle bell head. I substituted with what I had to make one.

I folded a ribbon seven times tucking in the raw edge back into the folds then stapled near the top for the body.

The wings have 5 folds and a staple in the center.

I trimmed the body of the top edge just above the staple.

Then I hot glued the wings to the body.

I had a large pearl from a broken string to use as a head. I hot glued that in the center of the wings over the staple.

Instead of a rose I used a button. I didn't have a hanger but it sits on a branch of my tree just fine.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Milestone Missed

I passed 1000 blog posts and didn't even realize it.  This one becomes #1002.

I started blogging in July 2008.  Here's my very first post.

I was rather brief in my initial postings and had very few photos.  The learning curve was steep at first.

Here is a look back at some of those early posts.

[When I first posted this I didn't know how to increase the size of the photos.  I have rectified that and you can see what the perennial garden looked like 8 years ago.]

As we prepare to move from this house I'm going to devote most of my blogging from now until move day, June 27th, to a look back.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Saying Good-bye to Irises

It is iris time in the gardens.

This is my last Spring at this house and so the last time I will be seeing all of these in bloom.

They are putting on quite a farewell display for me.

Linking to Through My Lens

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