But, as Miss O'Hara said, I can't think about that now. I'll think about it tomorrow. Tomorrow is another day. (Probably another very long day.)
Today I spent ten hours working on seven wreaths. I also had breakfast, lunch (pizza) and dinner (turkey soup, bubbling on the church's stove). Then I spent another half-hour cleaning up the horrific mess I'd made of my work area. I don't think of myself as a slob, but I suppose I should. I'm all set to get to work tomorrow, where I have the daunting task of copying a very elaborate wreath one of us made a few years ago; the customer sent us a very bad photograph. It's not my style and will require too many gold pinecones, glass balls (and other materials we ran out of on Monday) for my taste, but I will figure it out. And I do love hanging around in the alley with my can of spray-paint.
Here are today's wreaths:
Customer picked out the beautiful bows and wanted all-natural materials. We knew she loves holly, so I went to town with two varieties, plus cut-pinecone "flowers."
This is one of my rare indoor wreaths. It's also one of my rare large wreaths, and a very rare, no-bow wreath. I seem to be doing all of the "no bows" this year, since no one else likes doing them. I prefer to avoid indoor wreaths because dried flowers are delicate and I tend to break them. I used roses, proteus, rose hips, lotus pods, pinecones, some sort of dried purple berries, and a lot of swearing. The customer keeps it around for months, so it couldn't be Christmasy. She found me later and said she loved it and thanked me. Phew!
This was for one of of my favorite clubwomen. She picked the bow and requested all-natural, outdoor materials. Those red berries are holly. One of our members donated a ton of it, but the leaves were in bad shape, so we cut them off to get spiky branches. Those pinecones are fused together, and are very "sculptural" and fun to use.
This indoor wreath was supposed to be "manly," for a customer who wanted only "pinecones and pods, no flowers or grasses." And a red bow. I made sure he got pinecones and pods, and added holly and rose hips to complement the satin bow. In my photos, this wreath looks oval, so I will find it tomorrow morning and make sure it's okay. None of us noticed, but it may need fluffing or a trim.
Then I went home and took my boots off. And now I'm going to bed.