Gabbing and gluing
Bow Garden Club members (from left) Della Flanagan, Catherine Wittliff and Carol Costen gab and glue during the recent “Decorations for the Home and Holidays” workshop at the Old Town Hall in Bow. The presenter was Linda Barrington, an active garden club member and accomplished artisan. Members were asked to bring hand clippers and glue guns, and Barrington provided all the natural materials with which to make a decorative container for either fall, Christmas or year-round enjoyment. The basic materials utilized were twigs, moss and dried plant materials of all kinds. Once the crafters had glued their chosen materials and adornments onto plain glass containers, they gave them a finishing touch, adding ribbon made from burlap, jute or, in some cases, something a bit more glitzy and festive. All participants took home their hand-crafted container to fill with flowers, potpourri, pine cones, Christmas balls or maybe nothing at all. The Bow Garden Club will be on hiatus during the winter months and will begin the new garden club year in April.