Whew! What a busy holiday season! There was food, company, games, decorating, shopping and celebrating, which could easily have been enough activity, but were were also creating things to be wrapped and ready under the tree by December 25th!
You may have seen a photo of the flock of sheep four of us worked on; eleven sheep to send to relatives in Ontario. Six of them are now lifeguard sheep at a cottage pool and we hope they do the job well and keep their shepherds happy and healthy for many years.
Carolyn painted a watercolour gift: this Father-of-the-Bride moment from 2017. It’s not only a portrait of two people, but also a portrait of the dress that Judy made.
It was nice to create meaningful gifts for some of the people on our list. It was nice to avoid some of the holiday craziness on the highway and at the mall. There is a different element of stress involved with producing something good and on a deadline… but the rewards are that much greater as well.
Whew! Finally we have enough sheep to send to our relatives for Christmas! It took four of us armed with felting needles and wool to produce these 11 animals. Some of them are a little odd-looking, but we laughed! The parcels are now packed. Lets hope they make it by the big day.
Our adult classes finished off with a fibre arts session. We made woolly Christmas ornaments with wool, needle felting the little characters to everyone’s great delight. These are our sheep. The students weren’t finished so they went home with a sheep kit. We’ve since seen one finished. So cute!
We didn’t quite finish. Here they are in various stages of undress. Hey, what’s that polar bear doing among the sheep?
Our special guest enjoyed the class very much, although he didn’t quite see the point of all those sheep.
This is a hat for an ice cream outing. It’s soft and purple and sparkly – just perfect for a little lady with golden curls and a sweet tooth. Judy custom made this alpaca hat with a pony tail pook and adjustable head band. Time for an ice cream date!
Judy’s felted owl bag is one of the items on display in the Woodland Wonders show in the Centre for Creative Arts. It is nicely displayed on a dressmakers’ dummy. The wall hanging is by another artist. It’s a great show!
Judy’s felted wall hanging titled “An Autumn Night” is the feature of our show, Things Great and Small. This is a great one, in size, colour and visual effect. It breathes warmth and light, cottage coziness and class all at once. The desire to touch it is almost irresistible.