Sunday, May 29, 2016

African Padauk Wood

Two new African Padauk wooden bowls now available in our store. Both having the same dimensions but each with it's own unique look.

  • African Padauk Wooden Bowl - Hand Turned - Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 2 inches

  • African Padauk Wooden Bowl Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 2 inches

The reddish brown color of the Padauk wood is beautiful. When Padauk wood is freshly cut it has a bright orange reddish appearance and then when dried becomes this beautiful reddish brown color. Padauk is of African or Asian Origin and can be found in India, the South Pacific, and West Africa.

Illustration by Steven Schindler (Wood Magazine) 




Saturday, May 14, 2016

Special Gift

We love to hear reviews from customers who are enjoying our bowls and quilts. Yesterday 
these two Cherry wood bowls were picked up by a customer, to be given as special going away present to a co-worker that was moving out west.  A little piece of New Hampshire moving along with them. 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!


Brian surprised me with this very special hand turned lidded box with a hand carved bunny on the lid this morning for Mother’s Day.  This special hand carved bunny is holding an adorable little sign saying “I Love Quilts”.  I watch Brian carving animals, Santa's and everything in between many evenings but this little bunny is definitely a special one.




This bowl is hand turned from Maple Wood and measures 3 ¼ inches x 5 inches in diameter (including lid). The hand carved bunny is 3 inches tall and is secured to the top of the lidded box.  





I have a feeling we will all be seeing more of Brian’s carvings along with hand turned boxes very soon.  


 Happy Mother’s Day!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Turning in the shop a beautiful extra large hand turned 14 3/4" diameter by 4 1/2" deep bowl made from Cherry wood (harvested in Northern Vermont)





Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mother's Day....

I was given over the weekend two beautiful hand done wooden fairy ornaments, by our boys for an early Mother's Day present.  I truly love them and they are so special to me.



I had the perfect place in mind to hang them so I could enjoy them every day.  Their new home is truly the perfect place.....






Sunday, May 1, 2016

This mini quilt just came off the frame and now is ready for a binding. Measuring in at 12 1/2 inches. 
Quilting is a mid custom quilting with shells, squiggles and some small feathers. Lot's of fun to piece and to quilt.