I just sat here for about 30 minutes wondering if it is okay if I showed you what I did this weekend, because it's not knitting. I have been given a dressing down a few times the past several years about posting "off topic," but you know what? I don't care. You and I know I do plenty of knitting and heck, I'm not only a knitter and neither are you.
You are a reader, and you probably do more than just sit and knit, as well. And I imagine if you have stuck with me long enough you know that when I'm under a knitting/publishing deadline that avoidance is my best friend. So, you must likely understand.
And before I tell you what we did, let me say this first: My long-term goal before I die is to learn how to tap dance. Even though I have done nothing to further the goal, I have definitely mastered jazz hands.
But I do have other short-term goals. These usually come up suddenly. Maybe I see something online, you know how it is. So, since I still don't have a venue to tap dance in (or someone to teach me) this weekend we made a succulent wreath, something that I have been wanting to make for at least a week. I also made a terrarium. (More on that another day but check it out.)
First, I already have a huge jade plant that I took from my mom's backyard after her funeral. That thing has been snipped and passed around to my friends and family and now resides allover the joint. We call her "Marilyn," after my mom. If you aren't so lucky to have such a bounty or want some extra variety, you can totally sneak around the neighborhood in the middle of the night and snip off tips of jade plants and whatever else you can get before getting caught. Then, you can buy a few cheapies from the local nursery to supplement. Also, ask your girlfriend from Long Beach to bring some of her clippings, too, and ask her to show Girlfriend how the leaves separate from the stalk of the succulent like beads.
Then, buy a huge bag of that moss stuff. I always just put it on top of my houseplants, but what you need to do is get some water in a pail and toss handfuls of it in and let it soak, and then squeeze out a little water and put it in the form.
After that's all done, pack it in a tube real well and then decorate your wreath.
The jade plant clippings in this wreath are from my "Marilyn" plants.
There are also a lot of others too. Some of it is "Sherry, the One Who Had an Ambulance in Front the Other Day." Some of it is "That Guy who Ripped the Tree out with His Bare Hands" and there's a smattering of "Nasty Neighbor." (Just kidding . . . I think.)