Monday, December 21, 2009

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.. Happy first day of winter! :)

17 comments:

  1. I like the woven wheat, very pretty. Your tree looks beautiful and very festive.
    Happy first day of winter to you too.
    Sunny :)

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  2. I did not put up a tree this year, but You reminded me of a wheat ornament I bought at a craft show in the n GA mountains many years ago. Your tree is very pretty and I wish you all a Merry Christmas.

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  3. That is very cute and clever. Your tree looks nice.

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  4. Those are beautiful -- and evidently a tradition in ?Norway? ?Sweden? since there's a word just for that.

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  5. Just beautiful! Ya, my list seemed to be gettin' longer there for awhile but baby I see the light! The list is actually shrinking! Woohoo! Now where did I put that fudge?

    Have a beautiful day...breathe....and enjoy!!!

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  6. That is beautiful....I love your ornament photo on Sunday Stills, too. I'm close to finishing our tree today; then will try a few photos.

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  7. I have seen some nice wheat ornaments at craft shows and thought about doing some myself but that was my concern,getting the seeds to stay in and keeping the whole thing from drying out and crumbling away.Your tree looks beautiful and I bet I would love your house with all he wood.Merry Christmas!!!

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  8. It is amazing the wheat still looks so nice. Your tree is lovely - and completed in time!

    Tomorrow the days start getting longer. Finally.

    Kisses for Chance,
    Emma Rose

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  9. Your tree is very special, and each ornament has meaning, which is so lovely. Thank you for showing me the complete tree!

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  10. Great tree! Love the doll on the very top!

    It's the winter solstice today - -the longest night of the year. So, now it's going to start getting lighter and lighter!

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  11. I love the wheat ornament. Your tree is gorgeous. Do you have old pine paneling on your walls. I do but my grain is vertical. I love my paneling but it sure is dark, but thankfully I have a great big picture window (old timey stuff).

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  12. I recognize your angel tree top - I have one too -

    I'm glad your tree is finally up - so that you can enjoy its beauty!

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  13. Great tree, like the blue lights.
    Merry Christmas Hugs
    Patsy

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  14. Looks beautiful and full of homemade ornaments like an old-fashioned tree. Ours is the same...I don't go for the "all the ornaments the same" color-themed trees...too false and no memories on it!

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  15. Merry Christmas!! I am so sorry I have not been here sooner. I was just catching up a bit. Love the photos of the two of you...wedding and beyond...not to be confused with Bed Bath and Beyond...ok...that wasn't that funny I know! I love your blog...it's always so interesting! You and hubby seem like best friends and what a wonderful thing that is. Please give that handsome Chancey a Christmas hug from me! Be back soon....after the holidays.

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  16. Jeanne, The word is Norwegian..from what I understand wheat weaving began in the Scandinavian Countries..so yes Norway and Sweden! :)

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