Hello from Evart, Michigan and welcome to my home page.
I'm very glad that you made it
this far . . . and I hope that you'll stick around long enough to get to know a little bit about
me. I enjoy playing music on my hammered dulcimer and started wood carving in 1994.
Another "hobby" that has keep me busy for the past 17 years is piano tuning and repair.
I find that it pays for my carving tools!
We were first introduced to the hammered
dulcimer in 1982 after moving
to Evart and
visiting the 10th annual Dulcimer Funfest. There we were introduced to the hammered
dulcimer, the Original Dulcimer Players Club and the wonderful festival they put on
each year always held on the 3rd full weekend each July. We have attended that festival ever
since because I caught terminal "Dulcimeritis" and my husband is now the "carrier".
Then he got sick and now has one too!
This is our group "Rags 2 Riches". That's me sitting at
the dulcimer with
Floyd 'Foxy Banjo', Jeff Gardner on bass and Chuck Miner on guitar.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have always wanted a
horse. Now that I have "grown up",
I have discovered you can do just about anything you put your mind to. A friend introduced me to
wood carving a few years ago, and after reading a wonderful article on carving carousel horses,
decided I would love to make my own. Since then I have hand carved many minature carousel
horses, from 2" to 15" high and my 36" high horse is now in the works.
Come see some of my carvings.
A few times a year now finds us on the road to various
wood carving shows throughout Michigan. Competition has earned me numerous
blue ribbons and a best of show of which I am very proud. Although I do
enjoy entering shows, my main interest is helping others learn this very
The Chief Osceola Wood Carvers meet twice a week in Evart, and at no cost is open to everyone.
June 15-18, 2004 we invite all carvers
and everyone interested in carving to attend the
7th annual WOOD CARVERS ROUNDUP co-sponsored by the Osceola 4H and FFA Fairgrounds
and the Chief Osceola Wood Carvers. This annual 4 day
Last updated 12/19/04