Yes, wood is Matt's thing. But he's always been tempted to create with fabric. Less dust. Oh, and did I say he was a boat guy, too? Way back, he found a book called Baidarka, by George Dyson. This book became the source of a long fascination with skin on frame boats. And back when I gave more creative gifts, I sent a copy of this book to Mr. Dyson to sign and send back.
This summer, he's built not one, but two for our children and one for himself.
Fine woodworking meets music. It was a mystery to me at first, too, but Matt managed to get my hint but took music stand to the next level. Fully collapsible, the sun shaped piece slides out from a rail and folds up according style into one transportable piece. Watch out, Bliss Township Square Dance!
And as you can see in the background, Northern Michigan didn't see much snow for Christmas. At least once a week, leading up to Christmas, I would step out the door and get a whiff of spring. We've been spoiled by balmy chore weather, sweet carrots from the hoophouse, and unhindered mail delivery. Or so I thought. Finally under a few inches of snow, the beauty of winter has finally shown her face. But in her own sweet time.