As I rushed through the dollar store on Thursday night looking for some clothes pins, I spied these pretty bright decorative container-fillers, and grabbed them because of their beautiful arresting color–a deep wine with purple and pink undertones. I loved the variance in color; they reminded me of cranberries, which look so gorgeous strung up on a Christmas tree. I’ve always wanted a cranberry garland for my tree in years past, but I never had quite enough, and was always frustrated how they tend to split with pierced. When I got home I began to string these babies, and they strung splendidly.
The next day and night and day we spent at the hospital with Tiny–she had an endoscopy and an impedance probe done. It was awful, they insisted on pulling her feeding tube, so poor girl went THIRTY EIGHT hours without eating, although she was on IV fluids. LAME. I was super stressed/frustrated/upset, and was glad to have something to calm my nerves. I brought these mess-makers along to string in my down time. I’m pretty sure I may be the only parent who brings a sizeable crafting bag along with diapers and extra clothes (I also brought my felt because I have a terrible fear of being stuck somewhere without something to do). I wonder what housekeeping thought when they found tiny red styrofoam balls underneath and in the cracks of the couch….:)
I can’t wait to get our tree set up! Now I just got to come up with a stocking for Tiny!