Wheat Weaving

Years ago my best friend Susan made wheat ornaments for me. She had really good luck with hers..they are holding up very nicely..of course I think of her when I put them on the tree!

I tried wheat weaving or Hvetevefting..I soaked the wheat in a bucket..I braided the stalks together..I made ornaments ..they slowly lost all their grains and were left looking skinny but bearded. I threw them away. Luckily for me I have a friend who shared her good harvest with me. Wheat is a symbol of life and the key ingredient of bread.

Our tree is finally complete..see I had plenty of time..these days before Christmas are listed on a piece of paper..it is "The List" that we will live by for the next few days..:)

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4 Responses to Wheat Weaving

  1. Ann says:

    Your tree looks great. I haven’t made a list yet so I keep forgetting things. Remember your grandchildren really don’t care about lots of stuff that us adults think are important. They just want to spent time with you soaking up all that love you have for them. They make a list of what they want you to bring back from your trip out of the states.

  2. TechnoBabe says:

    Years ago I knew a woman who worked with wheat and made lovely decorations. Your Christmas tree looks lovely, the special ornaments seem to have a light by each one to highlight them. Enjoy the next few days as you work on your list. Merry Christmas!

  3. susan says:

    Thanks for the compliment. I finally got the tree up this morning and the DayCare kids decorated, I will redo a little tonightso the top half of tree won’t look so bare, they did enjoy it so and it was funny you mentioned the wheat ornaments because I explained to the kids they had to be careful when hanging them, because they were delicate. Delicate is a word they weren’t used to breakable yea, they did get it and handled them gently. Wheatweaving is another item I would like to get back to maybe when I retire..and sit in my rocker next to you.. Oh your tree looks very SWEET that’s the word the kids use around here for COOL.

  4. Bonnie & Wayne, Ft. Myers, Florida says:

    We did not get a chance to read your blog yesterday, but Happy Belated 40th Wedding Anniversary. We will be in PR for Xmas, maybe we can get together.