Meteorological winter began on December 1st. The winder solstice is on December 20. But most important, we celebrate Christmas, the birth of Christ, on December 25. I trust you and your family will have a great December and Christmas. Some of you may be looking for a new knife to improve your carving. Or maybe a book to give new light on your technique. Whatever it is, I hope you get it, and it is all that you hoped for. But most of all, I hope you have peace with Jesus Christ.
We are having a fellowship lunch meeting on the 15th. There are 3 door prizes; a Woodcraft gift certificate, a 1 year gift subscription to Woodcarving Illustrated, and a Tom Gow bark house. I am hoping for the bark house.
Then comes the new year. Here’s trusting that 2021 will be far more productive that 2020! Our first event will be a carving class with Kevin Applegate. From what I have seen, he is an excellent carver and teacher, and I am looking forward to the class. Put January 21-23, 2021 on your calendar. The cost is $135 plus the cost of roughout(s). There is a limit of 12 in the class, and 6 have registered already. Please get a down payment to me as soon as possible. The class will be held in the Cathcart Center.
Of course, the Showcase of Woodcarvings has been postponed from February to June. Hopefully by then we will be able to meet in a large group for the show. The showcase committee is considering permanently moving the date of the Showcase from February. If you have an opinion about a date/month, please let me know. We welcome your input.
Wood carving is such an amazing skill and very underrated; once you cut it, it's hard to go back.
Charlotte Woodcarvers Club