Decided to whittle Gnomey a little puppy. Puppy is 3/4 inch long. The next puppy will be whittled "cleaner". The first whittle of something is always rough for me. But whittling small things lets me do them over and over until I get it down.
Retired male. Next birthday will be 78. Spend most of my time carving and quilting. Retired early (51) from a major university; so I am gettin this retirement thing down real good. I talked myself into wood carving. My daughter talked me into making quilts.