My first crafting session at the Lighthouse. When I say my first, I mean the one I organised and supplied everything to make the wreaths.
Our garden has been well pruned. Conifers, fir trees, holly (unprickly) with berries, rosemary, box, and some others I know not their names.
Oasis rings, ribbons, florists wire and lots and lots of decorative bits. And Christmas Music in the background, we had hymns from all the greatest opera stars, dead and alive, and the sort of stuff you get in the supermarket from pop stars dead and alive.
Now you have to bear in mind that we were in the Lighthouse Museum. Normally our craft sessions are held in the Exhibition Room which has better lighting but less heating.
So its bloody cold in December down there. So today we were planted in the area within the Museum, for more warmth, and a light that went round and round. This meant we placed our bits of greenery etcetera into the wreath in short bursts. As the light provided or otherwise.
All go one minute, rest, quick shove in, rest.
And a first ! We had one of the male species, who enjoyed himself as much as the rest of us.
The results were amazing. Most of the crafters today were wreath virgins. And all did extremely well.
A man always has to do better....? Twinkly lights, wow.
The tradition in the North East of Scotland is that wreaths are taken up to the cemeteries and laid on the lairs,(graves). So some were heading that way. Others were to be hung on doors, and mine
was to surround a candle. Could end up with more light than wanted if it sets it on fire.
At the end of our session we adjourned to the Lighthouse Cafe for some amazing hot chocolate with cream and all manner of bits on top and warm scones. Yes!