Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Morning Glory Wreath and a Walk About

Morning Glory Wreath

This morning is a bit grey outside, looking like it could rain but offer a glimpses of sunshine in a very selfish kind of way. After getting the kids on the bus this morning I noticed how I my yard had been neglected after being out of town the weekend. Lots of warm rainy days has made everything grow wild.

On of those things is the morning glory vines that try so hard to take over every planting and bush I have. Morning glories offer a beautiful flower but always beware of their nature to climb everything until all you have is a mangled mess of morning glory vines. You can see how they have taken over my hydrangea and rose of sharon.
I started cutting and unwrapping them when I noticed how the vines  fell on the ground looking much like a wreath. So you know me...why not make this mess into a wreath. 
So I tried to cut them in much bigger lengths to give me more to wrap.
Next, the only thing to decide was how big I wanted my circle and start wrapping.
I made mine sort of small. I'm not quite sure how good it will look as it dries but if it doesn't look appealing it didn't cost me anything but a few moments of my time.
I managed to get two wreaths made out of the vines I cut away today and I really wanted a third one but not to worry by tomorrow or the next day I'm sure to have enough to make another.
Thank you for visiting my wild and hap-hazard decorating.

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    1. Thanks you, Stacy. It was simple but I liked it.

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  2. Hello Lynn
    They are lovely and doesn't seem hap-hazard at all =) How I wish there would be more greenery in my part of the world. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. What a great idea for a wreath! That's what I need to do. It's lovely.

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    1. Don't waste anything..lol. Thanks for the visit.

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  4. I appreciated you stopping by last week to pass bday wishes to Les. Unfortunately, I have been in the hospital for the past 6-days and was only released yesterday. My blogging had to suffer while I was getting some much needed medical attention, but God has been good to me & I know I'm on the mend. :)

    Now, this Morning Glory wreath is a wonderful, wonderful idea. In fact, it has inspired me to take your idea and use on our out-fo-control honeysuckle. That may turn out to be a nice project, but I'm gonna have to wait until my strength returns.

    Thanks for the visit!

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    1. I'm so glad you are on the road to recovery. I thought I had been missing you lately but things have been a bit hectic around here lately too.

      You...rest, recover, and best wishes on your project and by the way, I have made some wreathes out of honeysuckle too. I mean pretty much if it's a vine you can wrap it into a wreath. Somethings dry out better than others but it you never give it a go, you might miss out on something really great.

      God is so good.

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  5. Love it. I'm curious to see how it does as they dry.

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    1. Yeah, I am too. I can't remember what I made the ones that hung in the kitchen last summer out of. It may have been the same thing. They did fairly nicely.

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    2. The memory fades so quickly...lol. Thanks for sharing!

      Please join us again Thursday at:
      The HomeAcre Hop

      ~Ann

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    3. Just stopping by to let you know that you are being featured tomorrow on The HomeAcre Hop. Come by and visit us again and grab the featured button.

      http://summersacres.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-homeacre-hop-21.html

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  6. This is beautuful. What a great idea. We would love for you to come share at our From the Farm Blog Hop. The party just started yesterday!
    Lisa
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    http://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com/2013/05/from-farm-blog-hop-34.html

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    1. Thanks for the invite. So glad you visited!

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  7. That's so lovely! I would love to be able to make those. Thanks for linking up! x

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    1. Thanks Charlotte for your sweet comment.

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  8. Hi Lynn,

    What a pretty and practical idea! Your wreath is lovely as are your flowers feathered friends!:)

    Poppy

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment. Be Blessed.

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