Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Year in Review 2015

Actually I'm going to cheat just a bit and include the nursery for David and Laura. Although it was finished in December 2014, it wasn't delivered until a couple months later.

MAY: The Cake Plate One of my favourites which sits on my coffee table in the living room.

Have added a pair of clogs to the floor since this picture was taken.

SEPTEMBER: Art Gallery Lamp This is our club project for the year. (From Grandpa's Dollhouse) Love it! (I have two more of these kits to do.)

SEPTEMBER: Three Bears' House For several years now, Joanne and I have displayed our work at Leo Nickerson School Alberta Culture Day. For two years now, I've done a roombox and this year, the house, We have a draw and one of the student's gets a special gift.

(The house itself is a Russian breadbox that was given to me by a teacher that I worked with at Sir George Simpson School when she retired.)

OCTOBER:  Christmas vignette Fellow board member, Val, asked me to make a Christmas vignette for her friend who collects all things Christmas.

OCTOBER: Bird Cage Garden My DS Marie's brother in law and sister in law, Gary and Lorraine, have a prize-winning garden that is SO incredibly beautiful. When I found this bird cage, I knew it was meant to hold a garden that they could enjoy through the winter. Unfortunately, it still has not been delivered to them. One of these days....

DECEMBER: Christmas Vignette #2 This is the second year we've had a Christmas potluck dinner in the condo and it's also the second year I've given a vignette away at the dinner.

DECEMBER: Leslie's Christmas vignette  Leslie is my friend and the condo board chairman. When she didn't win the vignette at the potluck dinner, I knew I wanted to make one for her. (This was done in the gift bag of the thank you gift that Val gave me for the vignette I made for her friend.)

While it appears that nothing much was done in the early months of the year, I did do a lot of work on the three room roombox and Vern's attic. Those of you who have been following me over the years know that it sometimes takes me three or four years to complete larger projects. I putz around, work on a project, then it doesn't come together immediately and I abandon it until something happens and suddenly it comes together and I either get a big spurt and make a big advance or, if I'm lucky, it suddenly comes together and I finally finish it.

Over all, I think the year went well. Including the nursery, I completed 7 projects, added to a couple existing projects, and worked on some upcoming projects.

Right now I have three unfinished projects and one 'thinking about it' project. I'll discuss those on New Year's Day.


  1. Un precioso recorrido!!!!!
    Feliz Año Nuevo!!!

  2. Muchas gracias, Pilar, por todo su apoyo y comentarios encantador. Feliz Año Nuevo.
    Abrazos, Maureen