Stinker and Lucy keep an eye on
what's going on in the neighborhood.
Another view, with a boost.
You can bet Stinker and Lucy
when Bryce Eleanor arrived.
Edgar, however, puts up with
almost everything the kid
can dish out.
He is a marvel of patience.
With a little help (!?),
I made another burlap wreath,
by cutting strips of burlap
and knotting them.
My helper's strips
were not all usable.
Oh, actually, none of my helper's strips
were usable because she quit.
Getting dependable help
from a four-year-old is tricky.
I'm getting quite good at re-purposing.
The strips are tied
an old grapevine wreath,
after removing all
of the previous wreath incarnation.
on this small wreath
a few leaves and hydrangea blooms from
last year's arrangement that the
Evil Triad disassembled twice
before I gave up.
Good thing about artificial leaves--
they are almost impervious to damage
and last forever.
The butterfly wreath
is having it's butterflies removed,
they will be replaced with maple leaves
cut from book pages.
I would like to use
some freshly fallen leaves,
but so far, nothing
really colorful in the neighborhood.
The weather has not been conducive
to great color this year,
at least on the trees easily available.
Acorns are plentiful, though.
B.E. and I have collected plenty of acorns...
maybe I'll add some acorns to
the ex-butterfly wreath.
I have to finish my list of chores,
the mundane necessities of this life
that make life better, even if they are tedious.
I've been alternating between this post
and 10 minute chore activities,
but now I have to do those that
take more time.
Only then can I go up to the studio and play!