Monday, November 14, 2011

Gratitude Day 14

I mentioned on Facebook that I finally found my glue gun after a year of looking through boxes for it. I had missed that little guy. So grateful I found it and was able to get to a whole slew of gluing projects. Mostly fixing things, like hair bows.

But the very first thing I did was pull together this wreath. I saw the idea for a book wreath a really long time ago, and I thought it was delightful! But there was one problem: I can't just rip up a book. Books are for reading, not for ripping (a phrase repeated all too often in our house these days). Why would I want to rip up something I might read someday? And if you think I'm about to put a bad book on my wall, you are sadly mistaken. A Shore Thing will never appear in my house, let alone on my wall.

Enter the library used book sale. I popped on over there looking for a good, classic novel that had some bad binding, so I wouldn't feel bad about ripping the pages out. What I found was even better: a copy of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Pages already falling out. I couldn't have come up with a better find in my dreams.

So I spent a day or so pulling out the pages, rolling them up, and gluing them together. I LOVE the way it turned out. Is it perfect? No. I would make the inside circle line up better if I did it again (which I might do, I only used half of the book).

I think it's a delightful addition to our home decor. I'm grateful for my glue gun, so I can make projects again.

And as a completely random post-script, Julia said something great today. I have to write it somewhere. She said, "It rained today. The rain was just falling from the sky like garbage!" I do NOT want to live in that world.


Julia said...

Love it...good job Shannon!

Jedda said...

love it! And don't re-do it (unless you really have to.) Just add a monogram B to the middle or something...What a find!!!

Shanny said...

Jedda, you are brilliant! But then, I already knew that :) Thanks for the advise!