While she was unsure of how it would go (she describes herself as "the last person in crafty America to not own a glue gun") she's happy with the results.
She recommends the class for "anyone who needs a little December therapy" and it will be held next on 12/5. See link above for details and registration information.
Also from H&G this week:
Banish Clutter: A list of tips from two new books on the subject of clearing out - Organize It by Mervyn Kaufman and The Well Organized Home by Judithe Wilson. As Wilson says, ""If the entire household knows where to find key items -- and, by definition, where to put them away -- a home runs on well-oiled wheels."
Five things to know about: top trends in kitchen redesign. Sub-Zero/Wolf holds an annual Kitchen Design Contest with designers and architects as judges. This piece outlines trends spotted from the 1000+ entries.
Dishing: new sides for Thanksgiving: Butternut squash and coconut bisque, cilantro and garlic toasts and roasted sweet potato and orzo salad.
Top Trees: The House and Garden editors are looking for the most beautiful, interesting, creative, tasteful, outrageous Christmas trees in the Chicago area to feature in the December 24th issue of H&G.
By Dec. 1, send digital photos of your tree or one -- in private or public spaces -- that has caught your eye (overall shots and details; maximum of three photos) to: firstname.lastname@example.org (put "tree pix" in the subject field). For prints, send to: Home&Garden, Chicago Tribune, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611, Attn: Christmas trees.