Beauty in the Quarantine
Written by Dana Bouquet, activities assistant
“When you love what you are doing, it isn’t work at all.” These are the words of Shirley, a Kansas City resident here at the Little Sisters of the Poor. Leading up to Mother’s Day, Shirley put her creativity to work and handmade flower pots for every Resident in the Home.
On Sunday, May 10, Mother’s Day, activities staff had the privilege of delivering the handmade flower pots to each Resident. The Residents were delighted, excited, and some even wrote thank you cards to Shirley.
Shirley worked on these pots for four days in a row, eight hours per day, totaling up to 32 hours! Included below is the day by day process of how Shirley completed her project.
Day 1: cut all of the wire and the ribbon
Day 2: Pick out the flowers you want; give them stems and leaves so they will be secure; then cut the flowers and tape three flowers together.
Day 3: Cut out the butterflies, give them curled wire, and tape the butterflies to the flowers.
Day 4: Glue ribbon around the pot, pour sand in to weigh the pot down, push the flowers into the sand, glue the leaves to the top, and finally glue the bow on the pot.
Despite a unique and quarantined Mother’s Day, Shirley has succeeded in spreading beauty and joy to all of our Residents here at the Little Sisters of the Poor! Thank you to Shirley for loving what you do!