Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It's Gonna Be Awhile...

Last night I started the candy corn garland. If you think you want to tackle this project, proceed with caution cause it will take you several hours, at least. And my poor fingers sure do hurt! It is hard to slowly push that tiny needle through all of the sugary candies and at least 90% of them break in half and must be discarded. I know it's going to be worth it in the end, though, so I am determined to remain positive! Susie Harris is my hero!

I sat down in my chair, got out my needle and thread and went to work. I gave it a little over an hour and this is what I got done. I need at least 3 strands, so I'm going to work on this every night till it's finished.

The casualties. It doesn't look like a lot, but this is more than I actually have strung. My kids are loving all the discards - a sweet treat!

Here's another picture of a fall display in my home. It just so happens, that 3 of the items you see here are thrifty finds. The only thing I bought new is the bittersweet. The big white pumpkin, sterling tray and even the 100 year old library table (that I adore) all came from tag sales. Gotta love it!


Susie Harris said...

Ugh! I know... the same thing happened to me. lets just say I ate a bunch of candy that day. My teeth will be sorry Im sure. Hang in there girlfriend... it will look so cute when your done.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Did you do it? Did you finish the candy corn adventure? Glad you warned me - won't even try.

kayellen said...

So nice to meet you! I never thought about stringing candy my family would eat while I was making the garland!
Nice blog and lovely home decorations.


sandra/tx said...

What if you oil your needle as you string? Would that make it push through the candy more easily?

Love your thrift finds. I'm way behind on a thrifting adventure.

Meg said...

Thanks for looking at my ugly fireplace! I have never been to your blog before, but I will be back! Your place is lovely and I look forward to reading more!

I was quite dismayed when my hubby bought the shiny brass fireplace doors... but I think he is more conscious of energy saving and costs than he is aesthetics.. now after too many years of living with it, I think I will bite the bullet and paint it black! I am really a pathetic decorator..what color would you suggest I paint the mantle? White to match the trim.. or dark to match the floors???

Thanks for your visit, and your ideas!

Sandy Toes said...

I love white pumpkins this year! They are great! I sprayed some pumpkins cream yesterday! Love the berries!
-Sandy toes

Shannon said...

Hang in there! Easy for me to say since I haven't made one yet. :) I love your fall decor and that library table is beautiful!

Hipmomofboyz said...

oh my goodness. I was stalking your blog the other day and saw the candy corn garland. It looks so cute. I went to the store and tried to make it last night....I totally gave up,,,it is way to hard. All the candy breaks and then I have to eat it.... SO I just put it all in the bottom of a glass jar that I decorated for Halloween, at least I can't eat anymore of it....

blessed mama said...

Flippin' cute!!! After hearing your woes, I may just admire yours instead of diving in myself...although I DO love candy corn. I wouldn't want any to go to waste!=) Good luck!

Glitter and Bliss said...

Love the candy corn garland. I can't wait to see the end result. I know it is going to look great!!

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It is to have no trouble.
It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore,
To wonder at nothing that is done to me,
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It is to be at rest when nobody praises me,
And when I am blamed or despised;
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and kneel to my Father
in secret and be at peace,
as in a deep sea of calmness, when all
around and about is trouble.