Sunday, November 14, 2010

Another legend

Hello again.  It has been a busy week in the workshop.  Christmas Village was fun and we met a lot of great people.  Some of our new friends have interesting blogs themselves.  You never know what you will find out about someone.  "Steve"  promised some pictures of Nick when he gives him to his wife.  I can't wait to see his new home.  I'm new to this blogging thing and sometimes I feel like Doogie Howser.  I guess you have to be old enough to to remember that show and his daily journal entries.  I am finding out a lot about other Christmas traditions and I thought you would enjoy this one.  Keep in touch.

T. Nelson Robertson Jr.(Tom)

The Legend of the Donkey's Bray

After hiding in Egypt for some years, Joseph decided to move his family back to Nazareth. During the night they camped along the side of the road. One night while they slept, their donkey heard the soldiers' horses coming from afar. Afraid that the soldiers were coming to kill Jesus, the donkey neighed to wake Joseph. He neighed and neighed, again and again, but his voice was just too soft to wake the sleepers. Finally, as the soldiers approached, the donkey prayed for a loud voice to wake the family. When he neighed again, he was rewarded with the loud bray such as donkeys have had ever since.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Annoucing Our Gallery

Hello again.  Some of Nick's friends are sitting in the workshop, hoping to find a new home for the upcoming Holidays.  You can see them by going to the Whittler's Hollow 2010 gallery.

Perhaps you know of someone who would like to adopt one of Nick's friends. 

Merry Christmas.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Greeting from Nick's friend

Hello.  My name is Tom and I would like to thank you for following my friend Nick's journey.  I promised him that I would keep up the blog.  We had a great time at the Christmas Village Gift Show in Birmingham, Alabama last week.  Nick is now at home with "Steve" and says he loves his new friends.  I can't tell you his exact location because "Steve" is giving him as a gift.  A few of Nick's friends will be at my studio in Gadsden, Alabama and Gene and I will be putting some on the Whittler's Hollow web site soon.  Here are some pictures of some of the completed figures.  I thought you might enjoy some facts about Nick's other friends from around the world so I will research them and let you know what I find out.  Keep in touch.


Victorian Father Christmas

This is a typical, kind Santa as depicted during the reign of Queen Victoria, 1837 to 1897, and featured on postcards of the era. Christmas was a very important event centred around children & family. Many of the customs originated in Germany,(including the Christmas tree), reflecting the heritage of the Queen's husband, Prince Albert. A Victorian Santa often carried a Christmas tree along with 'tons of toys'.