And welcome to the Christmas issue. You may well ask what am I doing writing the blog on Christmas morning but I worked so hard and ran around like a hairy goat leading up to today, I baked and gave away to friends and family hundreds of biscuits that, now, I'm relatively free. Of course, the fact that my niece and her husband are hosting Christmas lunch is the real reason that I'm free.
Our last class for the year always has the theme 'A celebratory Arrangement' and, those who attended, all chose to make a Christmas one.
The giant ball, above, measures 80 cm in diameter and took some doing to, firstly. get the materials inside it and secondly to hang in front of the stairs. But it was worth the effort s it is the first thing people see when entering our house.
|Dianne, who just started lessons, used|
Eucalyptus, Roses and hydrangea
|Shaneen Used papyrus, cherries, pittosporum|
|Bredenia used pine, roses, agapanthus and gold beads|
|Vicky used a dried branch sprayed white with cyprus, Asiatic lilies and baubles|
|Nicole used agapanthus, wisteria sprayed gold and baubles|
|Guy used holly, roses and agapanthus|
|Lei used dried material from the date palm, celosias, chrisanthemums|
and Christmas lilies
|Lucy used pine, hydrangeas, mizuhiki and beads|
|I used dogwod (cornus Norman Haddon), hydrangeas and mizuhiki|
|The flower here is a Crucifix orchid|