Well we have some winners!! The random number generator picked #7 and #18!!
Now as to what they won!
Ornaments in progress. The popsicle sticks are meant to be a staminode. You know the little part that hides the anthers and stigma (reproductive parts).
It was a slow process. I designed this ornament. There was some trial and error in R&D. Yes it is a Lady Slipper Ornament.
There are five parts to the flower; dorsal sepal (the one in back), two petals, the popsicle stick staminode and the labellum or lip.
We were not sure how we would hang just the flower so one leaf was added.
Here is a pan of the
little buggers tiny beauties.
I carve and paint. Far Guy carves and assembles because as the flower parts go together they are glued and pinned. He glued his fingers together a few times. Then his final step is to pin and glue the flower to the leaf and drill two tiny holes.
I did the touch up, the sealer and added the string.
It was a joint effort. As far as we can figure from start to finish we have about 7 to 8 hours per ornament. We made 80 of them.
This will give you some idea of their size. They are about 2 1/2 inches long and 3 inches wide.
I have a few for sale if anyone is interested. They are listed on my left sidebar near the top…Far Side’s Attic and Woodshed Carving For Sale …click on that link and you will see the Lady Slipper Ornament and other woodcarvings for sale.
Now for the winners….congratulations to….drum roll…
linda M and Alvina M!! linda I need your address, please email me captainconnie2001at yahoodotcom. I have Alvina’s email. I will mail them off as soon as possible.
Nearly everyone guessed a flower…and most of you guessed a Lady Slipper…my readers know me well!