Thank you to DecoArt, Inc. for sponsoring this post. The project and opinions are all my own.
Whew. It’s been so long since I’ve posted that I honestly could not even remember the web address for the site I use to write these posts. Or my username and password, for that matter. Thank goodness I had that written down in one of the gazillion lists I keep. (There is a method to my madness!)
Anyway, as some of you reading this post know, I took a blogging break for the past month to be in Wisconsin with my family because my father was extremely ill and battling brain cancer. Sadly, he passed away on June 5. I will forever be grateful that I got to spend so much time with him during his last few days, and that upon his passing he was surrounded by some of the people who loved him most. I know he’s in a better place now — no longer suffering from the effects of the wretched disease that took so much from him — but I can’t help but feel sad because I know I can’t call him for a quick chat anymore or see him whenever I want. I hope the weight of that feeling will lessen with time.
Upon my dad’s passing, I debated whether or not to return to blogging. Writing about craft projects and home decor seemed so inconsequential and, in a way, foolish. But, after some time and introspection, I realized that I truly missed it. And in not blogging, I felt like I was missing a part of myself. So I decided to give it a try again and see what happens.
My dad always loved celebrating any of the holidays, so I feel like this patriotic embroidery hoop wreath that I created for DecoArt is a good project to get my blogging wheels turning again. It’s happy and festive, which I know my dad would want me to be again, too. You can find the step-by-step instructions and photos on how to put this patriotic embroidery hoop wreath together right here on DecoArt’s website. I wrote the tutorial, so if you have any questions you can leave them right in the comment box of this post!
It’s a fun project that will give you a unique piece of decor for your front porch!
This is probably the most decorating I’ll do for the Fourth of July, so I’m glad it’s at least a cute and original piece! Do you decorate for the Fourth?