Glass Class, Golden Leaves and Book No 3

03 Nov

This was my fourth glass class with Lisa Macfarlane. This one was making Christmas decorations. Last year I made an angel and this year, for a very special friend, I made a Nisse. Wikipedia explains – “A nisse, tomte, tomtenisse or ‘tonttu’ is a mythological creature from Nordic folklore today typically associated with the winter solstice and the Christmas season. It is generally described as being no taller than 90 cm, having a long white beard, and wearing a conical or knit cap in red or some other bright colour.” There was no red glass available so I chose bright green and showed the flow of his beard with wires and purple, white and green beads the relevance of which I know my friend will recognise.
The pieces made by other class members were also delightful.

Products of our morning’s work

I know you read the blog, Ti, so it won’t be a surprise when I bring it round for you  but I thought you might like to see it now!

Emerging from the class at The Craft Collective, the wind had been busy and Fore Street was littered with golden leaves.

Autumnal colour

It’s the third day of the Book Challenge that I am doing elsewhere. Today I have put up the cover of The Book Thief, no comment, no review as the rules say. Do tell me books that you have loved in the comments.

The Book Thief



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6 responses to “Glass Class, Golden Leaves and Book No 3

  1. utesmile

    November 4, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Great glass work. I loved “Me before you” from Jojo Moyes. I am reading the sequel at the moment and I don’t want to stop reading…..

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 4, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      Thank you and another good read for me to track down! I shall look forward to reading it. 🙂

  2. commonprose

    November 4, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Love your Nisse from the glass class, Sally.

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm

      I had heard that morning, just before my class that our very dear friend mentioned in the post, had fallen and broken her hip. She is Norwegian and 99 and I was making it all morning sending my love as strongly as I could. She has come through the op well and is wonderful and remarkable! It was Ti who introduced me to Nisse one Christmas. 🙂

  3. John Roberts

    November 3, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Love the glass work, Sally.

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 3, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you. I am loving the classes! 🙂


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