Hi everyone! Looks like I’m making it just under the wire for my post today. I come from a family that are very connected to the arts world, but in different ways. My dad was a barber that dreamed of being a carpenter. He always puttered with different projects and built the house I grew up in by himself. Mom embroidered, sewed, and did a lot of different crafts. She spent many hours teaching me how to sew…I was a quilter and doll maker for many years, and sewed my boys overalls when they were toddlers—my favorites were a pair made of fabric printed with Campbell’s pork and beans! Mom and dad always encouraged us to make things and many of our Christmas gifts reflected that. My sister retired as an art teacher a few years ago, and one brother has an extensive woodworking shop where he turns wooden bowls on a huge lathe. When he got his new lathe, he told me it was capable of turning a four foot wide bowl that I could sit in. (?) I asked him why would I want to sit in a huge bowl? LOL! Several years ago he gifted me with this…a cherry burl bowl. I can’t sit in it, but it is big—big enough to hold an ever growing collection of cookie cutters and part of my collection of deep well spoons. My favorite cookie cutter is the little scotty dog—it and several others were mom’s.
The bowl is sitting on my gorgeous penny rug from Sheila… The reason I’m posting so late?……I was having fits trying to finish my six custom orders. I just couldn’t get the word “Autumn” right…finally did..and they are all done now except for sanding and staining. The first two complete a four season set for a customer…the bottom four are a four season set for another lady.
Gifts from a dear brother and a dear new friend are truly a Merriment….but believe me….so is finishing the last of your orders before the holidays!!
Have a Merry!! ——Jan