Monday, September 23, 2013

Playing Ball And "Wooding"

I still play with balls a lot of the time! I must have about a dozen different ones in a nice little basket in the living room. Sometimes, Mom and Dad will throw all of them, one right after another just to see me go crazy! They both really laugh a lot when this is going on! I just love to make them laugh!

The next two pics, I will let Mom  explain about, as I know nothing about "Wooding".

During my stay in New Hampshire this summer, Ralph and I would converse once a day on the phone. He always asked me what I did that day, and once I replied: oh just my usual "wooding" (instead of carving). It was an accident that, that word came out of my mouth, and has become a bit of a joke since!
I often would take a walk in the woods there on the property, to find sticks to use for my projects. On the left side, was a stick that I thought could be made into a horses head. I had to shorten it quite a bit in order for it to take on the look better. It became a hiking stick for the 10 yr old girl that lives upstairs from my daughter. She loves horses, and you should have seen her face when I gave it to her! On the right side is a hiking stick made in two pieces, glued together, of a cat. I wasn't real pleased with the outcome of this one, but the 7 yr old girl I gave it to, seem to really like it. I made a total of 12 hiking stick/canes during my stay there. I mailed 8 of them home. They will be in a craft sale this November.

I also had a lot of fun carving some spoons. My daughter wanted me to make her a set to put on the wall in her kitchen. Forks are a bit hard to do, for me, so this was my rendition of a fork for her!

In the next few weeks, I will be including more pictures of my "wooding" that I did over the summer. I about killed my hands on many days, but happily endured the pain for the outcome!

Many lovies from Miss Mindy, of course!!!


Madi and Mom said...

Miss Mindy we are thoroughly convinced your sweet and talented mom can do ABSOLUTELY anything she sets her mind to doing. OMDS everything is just beautiful we look forward to seeing the ones you will sale at the craft show
Hugs Madi your bfff

Molly The Wally said...

Look forward to seeing more of your wooding projects. How clever. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Bobbi and Gracie said...

Wow! You have quite a talent there!! LOVE your work! Glad to have you back in blogland and happy to know you had an enjoyable summer :-)

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

As Bobbi and Gracie said "Wow" those are amazing. We missed you and are glad you are back! Lee and Phod

Kari in Alaska said...

That's some beautiful work

Stop on by for a visit

2browndawgs said...

You are very talented. I like the way you carved the horse in a stick. Very unique.

Mollie said...

Those woodings are fantastix :) xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie