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Bonzai and I watched the last episode of Downton Abbey last night.
He was there to console me.
I won’t give away the details in case you haven’t seen it, but I will say this. After watching six seasons where someone always was on trial for murder or leaving for Europe because they got replaced as head of the hospital or having their house turned into a convalescent home for wounded soldiers or running off to France to try out a potential husband, it was disconcerting to see so many happy endings.
And so gratifying.
And truly the end of an era.
If you haven’t seen it yet and your heart needs something to smile about today, run….don’t walk….to watch the final episode.
And if watching Downton Abbey isn’t your thing?
I have a fun DIY Flower Monogram Letter project for you.
Either choice, it’s a great way to spend two hours.
To make the project, you’ll want to start with some flowers.
I was going to go with neutral and then I found these tiny purple flowers and they won my heart.
I’m not sure if they are found in nature, but they are the perfect faux flowers.
When selecting flowers, you will want to choose larger and smaller blooms along with different textures and different colors.
I chose five different kinds of stems for the project.
Next you want to choose your letter.
I found mine in the paper mache section of the craft department.
I like these letters because they are three-dimensional.
You could also choose a wood letter for the project as well.
Next, I simply arranged the flowers and glued them to the letter.
This is kind of a no-think project.
If you choose the flowers in different colors and textures they naturally fall into place.
I started with the front of the letter and wrap the flowers around the sides and top of the letter.
For the project, I used this hot glue gun from Elmer’s.
This is not my first hot glue gun, not even close.
I’ve been using them since before the internet was invented.
And this truly was one of my favorites.
It’s light weight and heats up really fast and the handle didn’t get hot at all and the glue sticks are waaay less stringy.
And the glue sticks are really long. It only took me 1 1/2 glue sticks for this project.
So much better.
Plus it’s cute.
I always give extra points for cute.
Here’s what it looked like when I finished.
I am giving it a standing ovation.
Isn’t it the perfect way to welcome spring?
I couldn’t figure out where to style it, so it traveled around the house for a bit until it found a home.
I added it to a chalkboard in the family room.
I loved it here, but I was worried flying nerf footballs would knock it off.
I took it outside to meet some of its outdoor relatives.
Hello first daffodils of the season.
But in the end I put it under a cloche in the kitchen on the metal cart against the brick.
Just a little bit of spring brightening up the day.
It fit the space to a T.
Or maybe a W.
PS One more note on Downton Abbey, as the closing credits rolled guess who had the last word?
Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham.
Of course she did.
Here’s a list of some of the funniest “Violetisms” through the years. Priceless, each and every one.
My favorite is Number Nine.
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