So, to help relax my anxiety and fertilize my creative garden, I endeavored to create Christmas gifts this year. Here are a few items that miraculously got finished and Santa helped deliver under trees.
First up is a simple plate stand. This is zebra wood (I also made one of black walnut)
The plate is one that Lady Suzanne made for our girls.
Those of you familiar with the movie A Christmas Story might recognize this packaging.
I built the crate -- complete with a Western Union Cable tag. Sir Hook then helped me by calling Christmas morning and playing the role of a Western Union Delivery dispatcher who told Lady Suzanne that a package had been delivered earlier that morning in the dark and left near the front door (which I had placed earlier).
Inside is a perpetual calendar roughly based on one we had seen in a German beer hall here in town (designed to be decorated for the season).
And finally, Sir Hook and Sir Dayvd both received Nine Men's Morris game boards with inlay. Nine Men's Morris is a game that we kept seeing referenced in our travels across southern England. So, I decided to give the game boards a whirl. Having never before done any inlay work, it was a challenge (one I may never do again). Anyway, here is Sir D's comments yesterday:
Hey Re the Pope.... I thought you just had to touch his garment to be blessed ....??? LOL...
Its called Boxing Day here in the UK.... wanna fight??? LOL
Bowie Cheers for the 24 man Morris Board (Bowie's note: I provided extra game pieces)...it got a good workout... here I am getting a pasting by my nieces husband Paul...who soon worked out that he who gets the corners gets the game...lol... excelllent
I blame the Brakespears Triple beer 7.2 % lol....
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I hope you all enjoy playing with your new toys.
Happy New Year,
Sir Bowie "now, what to do with all that scrap wood I cut too short, or too narrow" of Greenbriar