Annette got her Happy Grinch finished just in time for the Holidays! With his heart three sizes bigger than the last Grinch we saw, this one's literally bursting out of his stained glass borders. Annette is flying through projects already and she'll be starting on a Dog Window soon. Just wait until you see that one!
MiMi's Cotton Boll is officially complete and MiMi now knows how to make rounded corners the smart way (by NOT using a paper pattern). Her use of amber glass for the border is a perfect choice since it matches a small amount of amber found within the actual subject matter. That's always a safe way to choose a color for your border.
Jeanne M's Cardinal Suncatcher has turned many heads in class and now there are plenty of copies of this pattern floating around throughout our different classes so we may be seeing a few more of these. I have to say that this is a wonderful design but it's the wire work that brings it all together both literally AND figuratively! Jeanne has done a great job here.
Kerry's Pelican is ready to find a home in a window and it also turned out great. I especially liked the fact that he wasn't afraid to use something other than blue for the sky because it's artistic decisions like these that can turn an ordinary design into a spectacular one. And kudos to Kerry on his soldering abilities. He really upped his game with this window.
Look at the beautiful lines in Linda F's LSU Window. You couldn't ask for straighter lines and that's just ONE of the reasons that this window looks fantastic. The other reason is because she used a purple glass that is different from the background for both the Fleur De Lis and for the Tiger stripes. Had she used the same purple as her background the tiger stripes and the Fleur De Lis would have blended into the background and lost much of their definition. However, what she's accomplished below is perfection.
Betty made her own Football themed window this week and hopefully the Saints fan that gets this is thrilled with it because that double border that surrounds the Fleur de Lis wasn't an easy accomplishment. Of course Betty persevered and the end result is the gorgeous window that you see below.
Angie made her own version of the size 3 Grinch with the only differences being the single border and the background glass. You just can't lose with a happy Grinch!
Belinda's Church Window looks like it's almost completely cut out already. Well, all of the cuts that she can make right now have been cut however, the wooden slats that make the church itself will be cut after she's got this all fitting together. We'll show you what that's all about in a later post.
Linda F started working on a Witch Window and although it's December 2019 right now, I'm saying that she's early for next year when this will be completed. With just the four pieces of her background left to grind I'm thinking that his will be finished before you know it.
Lara's Victorian themed Window is moving right along and she's begun grinding her pieces already. This window is about color and Lara has always had an eye for that. Look out because this will be featured as a finished window before you know it.
Now that we have an official finished measurement Cindy was able to get her border pieces all cut out. They've also been ground and now she only needs to wrap and tack them so we can get a channel around this window and finish this up!
Jeff tacked together his Flower Scenery Window and is only missing one small piece of which no one has the glass for. :-( It's on order though so hopefully he'll have it in his hands during our next class. Once that's done (or even if it isn't) it will be time to add a border.
Here's Barbara H's Bee Lawn Ornament all cut, ground and ready to be wrapped. If she comes back to class with this wrapped she may very well finish this the next time we see her. Alas, with Christmas and New Years here I surely won't hold it against her if she doesn't get this wrapped.
Tracey is about to embark on a round Magnolia Window journey! This is a stunning window when it's completed and I have no doubt that Tracey will do a beautiful job on this project.
And that ends the calendar year of 2019. We'd like to wish everyone a happy New Year, a Merry Christmas, a happy Hanukkah, and everything and anything else that applies. We'll be back in about 3 weeks.
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