This past weekend, we had a garden party birthday celebration for my mother. She turned an important number with a five in it, and we decided we needed to infuse some celebration into a year and a half that has been, at times, bumpy.
And, so there we were with the bright sun, family and friends that we adore, plentiful food and drink, and chatter that drifted into the breeze. The day reminded me of one of my favorite books, All in a Day. All you have is this day, this moment, and we can find our way home whenever we wish.
In order to bring color and cheer into the day, I sewed a few paper buntings to string about the yard and porch. It is quite simple and quick to do, and they really did make the day feel extra special.
Note : Those of you without sewing machines can use yarn and a hole punch to string your bunting! Don’t let the sewing part stop you.
This bunting will turn any old day into a fancier day. Sometime we need that kind of transformation, yes?