We had a lovely visit with our Dear Friend for whom I made the Nisse a couple of weeks ago. She was delighted with it and is going to hang it in a window.
In the gardens of where T is staying, I noticed two beautiful blue snails nestled in among the plants.
The Ingleheart Singers are learning a delightful carol, Christmas Bells, to sing with the Troon School children at their Christmas Concert. I am guessing that these bells have been made for that occasion.
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.
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.