My dear mother was a “Craft Queen” extraordinaire. I grew up in a house filled with those pictures of vases done in shimmering beads or better yet painted seeds. She frequently drove us all out of the house while heating her latest plastic flower craft creation in the oven. She loved her creations and it showed because the house and the family cabin were filled with them. So the other day when our long time bestest of the best friend Jan came to the house with a large paper Christmas wreath, I did a double take and if she had not been so quick to enter I would have erected my craft free zone sign on the front door. But alas, she was standing in the front room with lots of witnesses so I couldn’t very well have ejected her. There was some dribble about some other friend who made it for her but when she saw that it was made of sheet music she just knew we would love it. Jan is a minimalist of sorts, her house is clutter free and right out of “House Beautiful”. There are empty drawers in every room! Unlike our motto of drawers are made to be filled. I shall never have to purchase another dress shirt ever again as a steadfast rule of Jan’s is that when her husband Brian comes home with three new shirts, then three must vacate their place in his closet. I have forty winter dress shirts and close to that amount in summer shirts. But wait a minute here we were talking about that big hideous wreath stuffed full of sheet music that she just unloaded on us………
"Wait…..wait why are you taking down my peony painting (also given to us by Jan years ago)…..oh no you can’t really want that hung there????"
"…….hmm? Well yes that really looks quite nice there. You know it looks as though it was made for that spot."
Thanks Jan, we love it…..got any more cool stuff?