Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Recycling Fun

Recently, I joined Freecycle. Freecycle is a group for recycling unwanted items. I have already picked up three bags of cloths and two bags of fabric scraps that I'm going to make various sewing projects including toys, bibs, aprons, mittens, quilts, etc.

Go check it out if you haven't already!

At one of the local parks they have a Christmas tree drop off site. I found these wreaths there and couldn't resist grabbing them up for myself.

Wreath wrings are hard to find in small quantities usually, so I was pretty excited to snag these. All I have to do is remove the greens and save the rings for next year or anytime I want to make a wreath. I have seven of them now and every time I go back I look for more.

My mom used to make wreaths to sell locally every Nov/Dec. She made the most perfect red bows. She would even make bows for other wreath makers at times. I loved that time of year because she would make all of the wreaths right in our living room. Nothing says Christmas like the smell of pine. I often helped and even got to sell some of my creations. These are memories I will never forget and I look forward to using these rings to make beautiful wreaths once again.


Michelle said...

Freecycle is the best!

Gail said...

Those are wonderful memories...Does the smell of pine just make you smile!! gail