Eliza dreamt that I had shelf fungus growing at the back of my throat. She also dreamt that I had a mushroom growing out of the back of my neck. That would explain a few things about the way I'm feeling this week...not well! We called in the expert, who had to fly here from outer space.
Ah! Smiles! Apparently I would live. And so I have...and tonight, after my first hot toddy, made for me by a good friend who told me the first day I felt sick to get out there and get me some whiskey!, I am feeling a glimmer of wellness. I can swallow. I am not coughing. There is hope...
So, there has not been a lot of crafting together this week, though the girls have been in a mad way about the recycling bin lately, creating masks out of boxes and bags and sticking all sorts of things together. I have no pictures of those, but I do have photos of a day of crafting with friends, before I fell ill! Such fun. First, we made more of these ornaments that we made a few of last year.
To begin with, holding your end of string at the back, thread through a slot and continue to find the slot directly opposite. String around the back, choosing one slot to the side of the first, and matching it with its mate directly opposite. On and on, until you've made it all the way around. The second time around, we chose to go one off, meaning, instead of heading to the slot directly opposite, we went to the one next to that slot, and then continued in that way all the way around.
They'll make beautiful ornaments, or garlands, or gift tags...
We were crafting with dear friends, and had the day to spend together, so there were a few more projects at the ready. The other that we got to, between talking and rather important playing, was making tin can luminaria. I'd tried this before, when Eliza was really too little to help much, and I seem to remember my sister and I in very cold weather, out on her porch one night banging away at some icy cans...(which turned out beautifully). The girls were much more involved this time 'round!
|Hey! There's me, bangin' a can!|
Back to luminaria! You can try drawing your design on the can with a sharpie, which worked part of the time, or I suppose you could try taping on a piece of paper with a design. We just wung it and they turned out really lovely.
So there you have it. We've begun the crafting...slowly slowly we are making our way towards the Solstice - the slower the better for me, as I try to catch up from the mysterious dream fungi that were keeping me out of commission...It's nice to be back.