Monday, December 23, 2013

another bottle topper carved

Well I didn't think I was going to have time but the last two days I had a window of time and got another bottle topper carved. These are Mark Akers rough-outs so some of the grunt work was already done. Got
 these for a craft show I was going to do but family business came up and family comes first. I haven't painted this yet and probably won't till after the first of the year but no hurry. Hope you enjoy and have a very

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas card from the woodbee carver

Received this from Don Mertz and wanted to share with everyone else. Beautiful carving and design, done in true woodbee carver style. The card tells the story of the first Christmas. Thanks to Don for letting me share this and for the card itself.

Have yourself
Merry little Christmas

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Change in plans, no show

Well there has been a change in plans and I won't be doing the craft show this weekend, I have two things I need to carve and after that I won't touch my knives until after the first of the year. I don't imagine that I will post anything else either since it is time to focus on Christmas and my family. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and has time to be with friends and family during this time. I won't wish you happy new year since I don't plan on giving the new year much thought. For your Christmas gift I will share from the movie "The Bishops Wife", fun movie and gives you something to take to heart at the end of the film. God Bless and keep you.

  The Bishop's Wife - Christmas Sermon - Meaning of Christmas

Tonight I want to tell you the story of an empty stocking. 

Once upon a midnight clear, there was a child's cry, a blazing star hung over a stable, and wise men came with birthday gifts. We haven't forgotten that night down the centuries.
 We celebrate it with stars on Christmas trees, with the sound of bells, and with gifts. 

But especially with gifts. You give me a book, I give you a tie. Aunt Martha has always wanted an orange squeezer and Uncle Henry can do with a new pipe. For we forget nobody, adult or child. All the stockings are filled, all that is, except one. And we have even forgotten to hang it up. The stocking for the child born in a manger. It’s his birthday we're celebrating. Don't let us ever forget that. 

Let us ask ourselves what He would wish for most. And then, let each put in his share, loving kindness, warm hearts, and a stretched out hand of tolerance. All the shinning gifts that make peace on earth.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Here I go again

Yes here I go again. I in my wisdom or lack of am going to do one more craft show before the year ends. With everything going on right now not sure how many new carvings I will get done. I am going to try and carve a bottle top pilot before the show. This one is about 5 minutes away so it will be close and I will have a table near a new friend who makes wooden toys. House to House Woodcrafts is the name of the business, really nice stuff from really nice people. I will try and get a few things carved up for the show while I decorate the house (inside and out), try and get some Christmas shopping done and maybe a load of laundry if there is time. Yep the holiday season is upon us once again.

Remember as I need to do this year more than ever is that it is Christmas. Yes it will get heck-tick since the space between Christmas and Thanksgiving seems to be smaller. Yet more importantly, it is Christmas. Of all the Holidays this is one of the two most important ones to celebrate and rejoice. After all if it wasn't for the other, this would simply be just another child being born, but it's not.

Thanks to Charles Schultz and Linus we and Charlie Brown know what Christmas is all about, let us always remember this and never be afraid to share it.

Merry Christmas