Crafty Cornhusker

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No, this post is not about the football team although I am from Nebraska and we live and breathe Husker football whether our mailing address is in the state or not.  I happened to find the best project for a female Cornhusker.

I was thumbing through the November issue of Martha Stewart Living and marveled at the crafty idea of making a wreath out of corn husks.  In a corn state it is easy to find husks after harvest.  On a windy day several could blow up in your yard.  In this particular issue they dyed the husks a magenta color and worked them into a wreath while they were still pliable.  The M.S. crafters used craft dye, however, I think they could be dyed using beets or blueberries. 

It just so happens that I'm heading to Nebraska this weekend.  Maybe my brother, the farmer, can bring me a bag of husks!  Do you think the TSA will question me?

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I'll be back later next week. My Grams is turning 80 and I'm off to celebrate with her, but she doesn't know it yet.  I think she will be pleasantly surprised.