Saturday, April 30, 2016

4H Clifton

We had a lovely visit today from the Clifton 4H group. We had leaders and parents come with 4H kids and kids not even old enough to be in 4H. Ages probably from less than 2 to around 14. It was nice to be able to share our work with them and answer their questions but it was also fascinating to find out about the projects that they are working on. One young man turns bowls and has several in a competition right now. I saw a picture and I am in awe of his talent, whatever the age. That bowl was beautiful!  Another young man is working on a 3D cutting board, which he promised to bring over for us to see. We are looking forward to that. One young lady told me she wasn't interested in woodworking but I found out that she is very involved in the animal side of 4H and didn't mind throwing around bales of hay. That's pretty awesome in my books too. We all take on different hobbies- it's what keeps everything interesting.

Before they left (amid promises to come back and visit) they presented us with 2 beautiful presents handmade by 2 of the leaders. David and Beau, I want to thank each of you and the whole group for the pieces of usable art. One gift is a knife holder for your wall, it is made of end grain black locust and it is truly lovely. It will have a place of honour on my wall. The other gift is a set of 2 hand turned pens that are almost to gorgeous to use. These, too, will be treasured.

Thank you for coming to visit. We hope you come back to see us again.

1 comment:

  1. Warren & Andrea It was so nice to see you two the other day & to get a tour of the Beautiful sail boat but wish we could have stayed longer to see everything & hear the Beautiful stories . Thanks so much alot of long & hard worked hours put into the building of this amazing vessel but will so be worth it when she sets sail. See you again soon Lynn & Bill