With the return of school and football games starting, we now will be working on the Texas Homecoming Mum.
This is a phenomenon unto itself and yet not like any other thing you may have seen. Yes sir, football reigns every Friday night, but it is Homecoming that we are all about now.
The last couple of weeks we have been steadily cutting, stapling and gluing tons of ribbon, sparking things and trinkets together to bring you the Texas Homecoming Mum.
Not much has changed over the thirty years of making them. The kids still want big and gaudy. I still encourage simple and tasteful, if there is such a thing. Thank goodness we are not putting lights on them as we did in the past or feathers.
I really do get a kick out of it all because it is such a
tradition. I really enjoy making them, but seeing the kids with them is the best part. This year we created a new mum called Safari. It is made with black and white Zebra print ribbon. It is so different. These are not my mums pictured, but they are from photobucket. It is a pretty good representation of what it is all about.
When I had my flower shop, we did all of the homecoming court, the cheerleaders, the drill team and so many others. So this tradition continues. This is what I am up to through Oct. 17th, then we turn our efforts to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanks for stopping by.