The leaves just dropped this past week and I have been collecting tons on my walks with Eloise each day.
I love how the leaves cover the sidewalk down the whole block and transition colors as you walk.
Inspired by the pictures at the top, I made my wreath into a gradient of sorts with mostly maple leaves. I just used the cardboard from a frozen pizza and cut out the middle and then after pressing the leaves for several days, I used craft tacky glue to affix them. The leaves are rather brittle so I don't think this would be something we could put up year after year, but it was easy enough to make I could just do another one next year.
Harriet was thrilled to make her wreath along side me and it was a pretty age appropriate craft for her. She loved using the glue.
At the end of October my grandma (above with baby Harriet in 2010)
passed away at the age of 93 after living with dementia for the past few
years. She will be remembered as a bleeding heart liberal with a big
heart who would help anyone in need. She loved Scandinavian sweets,
bowling and was the first person to teach me how to knit. She had a full
life and was able to live at home until the end with the help of my
aunt. She is finally at peace and for that we are thankful.