Friday, November 18, 2011

Ready & waiting.

I thought you might like to see the lovely, traditional rocking-horse that was made by one of the woodworkers. Bill makes one of these beauties every year as first prize in our annual fundraising effort. I think this is the 12th one he has made. It is about the size of a small Shetland pony and will take the weight of a fully grown man. This year, due to ill health in the family, Bill needed some help getting the horse finished so Bob stepped in to give him a hand.
Bill is always generous with his knowledge and will happily teach other members of the club how to make a horse like this, concequently he has a number of pupils (several of them women) who turn out their own rocking-horses. I did think I might join his group but the materials to make the horse are expensive (those stirrups and the saddle are real) so I didn't indulge myself.
I'm thankful for nice people like Bill and Bob.
Just finishing up jobs to do in the toy workshop now. We'll be giving them away to our favourite charities in 3 weeks time.
I hope your week-end will turn out to be a good one.
Bye for now until next time.


  1. How fabulous! Looks like a tremendous investment of time and effort as well as materials!

  2. Minding my own, I don't know how long it takes to make a rocking-horse but Bill seems to be constantly at it.

  3. As my grandson would say : Gran that is Awesome :))