On Sunday, Mar. 18, the North Thompson Valley Garden Club held a workshop on making stepping stones for the garden. Each member who attended was given one stone free to make their creation.
Club president Franz Friesinger mixed up the ‘glue’ (more cement) for putting on top, then went around and gave each stone a coat of ‘goop’. Then everyone started adding bits and pieces on top to make their stone unique.
Some added a bit of broken glass, others pressed in bits of fern, others shells and beads – pretty much anything relatively flat.
I was delighted to be able to make this workshop, as it was the perfect opportunity to make a ‘headstone’ for my cat’s grave.
Once finished the stones were taken home to dry out.
Then in about two to three weeks we were advised to coat them with a sealer such as clear cement sealer, which will help prevent water from getting in behind the decorative bits and popping them out next winter when it freezes.
Why not consider joining the North Thompson Valley Garden Club this spring?
The group meets on the third Sunday of the month, 1 p.m. at the Volunteer Centre (the Ridge) on Barriere Town Road. Membership is $20 per year, and is well worth it, as they put on several workshops every year, as well as arranging tours during the summer.