I know I say this a lot (or maybe not enough), but I miss my friends and relatives back in Florida. Every time I miss a birthday party, baby shower, baptism, or even a Friday night dinner out with friends, it is like a million knives flying through my heart.
This is why I was so touched (and excited) when my cousin (technically my husband’s cousin’s sister-in-law, but after being friends for 20 years, and catching the bouquet at my wedding, we are practically blood relatives) asked me to create a special wreath for her mom’s Pink Party, celebrating 5 years of being free of breast cancer.
She told me exactly what she wanted and I was thrilled to get right to work.
A rag wreath is one of those projects where you really have to LOVE person for whom you are making it, because it is quite time consuming. Good thing I LOVE these ladies!! 😉
Each strip of fabric is ripped and individually tied to the wreath base. The more strips you fit on to the base, the fuller the wreath is. I wanted a FULL wreath. I used a total of 3.5 yards of 5 different fabrics.
One of the fabrics was a floral print with pink ribbons. Another fabric had the words “Faith, Hope, Love, Charity”.
I love how the different shades of pink give it depth and texture.
I love the end result so much, that I am planning to make myself a springtime rag wreath (if I start now, it may be complete by spring!!)
I hope my cousin loves this wreath as much as I loved making it. Here’s to a lifetime of health for the beautiful “L” and a cure for breast cancer.
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