Monday, March 17, 2008

22 Dozen Roses!

When we got home from our Walmart trip last Thursday night I had a message from a lady in my mom's ward. She wanted to know if I could make 10 centerpieces for her daughters wedding reception the next night (also our ward party night). I have a hard time saying no when I would hope someone would help me out in a similar situation. So, Friday about 10 a.m. 22 dozen roses and a bucket of greens arrived. I spent the rest of the day making these vase arrangements. It was hard to ignore the baby when she wanted me and letting Ben watch TV most of the day. My sister stopped by for a bit and ran to the store for me - I needed laundry soap to finish the laundry I was trying to do that day and eggs to make a green dessert for the party. The last few hours I kept saying, "I just want to be done!" I had made 5 arrangements when I realized I needed to use more flowers in each one or I'd have too many left over. It ended up being around 24 roses each, plus a larger one for the sign in table. The next day she brought me one of the arrangements and a bag of frozen shrimp and thanked me again. So, it's been nice to enjoy these gorgeous roses. AND, I was able to share one of my talents - hopefully gaining more skill at the same time.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

That's so neat that you got asked to help. You must be good :) I'm like you; I can never say no even if I really don't want to do it. Good job!