Spring and forsythia just go together…sort of like peanut butter and jelly. One of the first signs that spring has arrived, at least around here, are the yellow buds on forsythia bushes. I am lucky to have two very old bushes and I’m waiting patiently for real blooms. In the meantime, I’ve made a spring forsythia door basket to cheer up my sad front door. My door has been bare since Christmas and every time I pull out of my driveway, I just sigh. Well no more of that!
What you need:
This is probably one of the easiest and quickest door projects I have ever done. I thought I might have to use wire cutters to trim the forsythia but there was no need. My basket was tall enough so all I had to do was stick in the forsythia bushes. When I had my three bunches in the basket, I wished I had one more. It just wasn’t as full as I would have liked. Because I didn’t want to go out again, I hunted through my stash and found a lavender bunch. I tucked it in and around the forsythia so it peaked out the front. It’s just what I needed to fill things out a bit.
Note: I got my basket at Joann and it measures 14 in. wide x 14 in. tall. I looked on their website but could not find it. The basket I linked to above measures 10 inches…so if you order it, I’m pretty sure you will only need 3 bunches of forsythia since it’s smaller.
This was the perfect project to lift my spirits and there’s no more sighing at my bare door. It was quick, easy and affordable…three of my very favorite things. Now…an update on my mom.
This is really hard but I want to tell you all what’s going on. (I’m taking a deep breath.) We brought my mom home last week. She had been in a nursing home for 20 days while we figured out what needed to be done. No one wanted her to be there, but the time it gave my dad was necessary. She is now sleeping all the time and has stopped eating. Hospice has been wonderful and helped us with everything. I wish I knew how long we had but that is, of course, in God’s hands. I am spending every day with my parents and I have no words to say how grateful I am that this is possible. I take my computer (and Kelly) with me so I am still able to work. Having something to do has saved me from feeling too sorry for myself. Being with all of you through this has been such a gift. I have never once felt alone because I know that many, if not most, of you have traveled this road before me. You know how I feel so there is no need for me to put it into words. I am blessed and so thankful for your friendship.
Thank you for stopping by…and have the loveliest Sunday ever.
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