Sunday, April 27, 2014

Lily of the Valley Bouquets for Mother's Day

Back in February, my senior pastor at my old church where I used to go asked if I would be willing to make something special for the mothers at the church. I was honored to be asked. His only requirement is that we stay with the theme of Trinity and include a scripture card. 

I kept going back and forth as to what to make because last year I made roses, poppies, gardenias and ranunculus for the mothers as gifts. I decided to make lily of the valley since there is religious significance to the flower, it's white and it's so pretty and delicate. 

1200 flowers, 300 buds, 150 leaves and 50 scripture cards. It took me 5 days to complete not counting the time that I had other orders going on simultaneously. While making the actual components wasn't so bad, the taping, wiring and assembly was the most taxing on my fingers. They say God uses your talents to do good in this world and that good comes out of pain, I do feel that it was well worth the fingers with blisters and cramped joints to be able to share these lovely mini bouquets with the scripture verse, "You are our glory and joy." 1 Thessalonians 2:20.
Thank you to Father Mark for asking me to be part of a special gift for all the wonderful mothers at our church and hopefully some of these will be given to mothers who might need to be reminded how much they mean to God. :) I also chose this flower because it was my late mother-in-law's favorite flower growing up as well and it's because of her that I actually found a new love for making them!

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