The Daily Reporter from Dover, Ohio on December 24, 1970 · Page 22
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December 24, 1970

The Daily Reporter from Dover, Ohio · Page 22

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B |A The Times-Reporter -|U flmrs., Dec. 24, 1970 Women's gifts / make yule season joyable more en : By MELANIE YODER Women's Page Editor : Women on a Christmas gift i budget, women who enjoy ; working with their hands and i women who want to give a • gift they can call "their own" •have' indulged in many new, iand different projects this jye'ar in preparation for the \yuletide season. ;.-, Many area women will be i giving handmade items for ; Christmas gifts including flor: al arrangements, ceramics, jewelry, knitting and woodworking with the first three considered the most popular. The women work in classes, over a cup of coffee with a • friend, while sitting at home with their families and in any spare time they can find out of their regular routine. Homemakers from all over the county attend ceramics classes in the home of Mrs. ' Thomas (Twila) Wendling of RD 1, Winfield, and say they find this type of project relaxing, yet educational. According to Mrs. Wendling, the "talented" students come up with their own ideas. Their • work is much better than on items purchased in stores, they can do their "masterpieces" in the decorator color they choose and the workmanship and finish is near perfect. '. "The girls prefer choosing their own piece to design and • finish," she stated. "They don't lose interest in their project because they are so enthused as to how' the piece will turn out. They select everything from a simple ashtray to a lighted porcelain Christmas tree. One woman made a large hen and rooster for her father-in-law as he is a 'man who has everything'." Mrs. Wendling continued: "The process is simple. Place 'slip' (liquid) into plaster paris base molds and let dry (with heat). Clean the dried figure with a small knife and sponge gently with damp sponge — just enough to get rid of the small filings. Write , the date on the bottom of the .piece and place .in kiln for first firing which takes overnight. After it is removed from the kiln, paint it and fire for 12 more hours. Remove, glaze and bake for about 12 more hours. They may be sprayed with gloss, mat or pearl finish." The instructor noted that she recently lost her cream and sugar bowl, so one of her students is making new ones for the ceramics classes. It's not all work, as the women get an opportunity to chat with each other. Of course, ceramics is not for women only. Many men have taken up the hobby, including Twila's husband and son, Tom Jr. While in Chicago, the Wendlings took lessons in ceramics and Tom built Twila a kiln to begin her hobby. While residing in Crestline several years ago, Twila became so engrossed in ceramics women there were producing, that she tried it herself. When the Wendlings moved to their present home, Twila was going to do ceramics as a hobby, but as word got around, she soon found herself teaching. The women feel they have accomplished their jobs and they have something great to show, give as gifts for the amount of time they spend working and their Christmas shopping is practically completed. It takes a woman with spunk and energy to produce the number of gifts and decorations Mrs. Robert Thompson of Sugarcreek does in a day. In addition to caring for her three children and keeping house, Mrs. Thompson (Judy) makes jewelry and wall plaques for herself and others and has found fiiis Christmas . season exceptionally busy. More and more requests have been made for Judy's handmade beaded earrings, bracelets, chokers, rings and necklaces, about a third of them by husbands. Judy's jewelry-making hob- by began when she was in traction last August for a fractured neck. On her way home from the -doctor, she and her husband stopped by a hobby shop to find something for Judy to do in her "lying" time. She simply strings beads on thread with a needle and creates different patterns, designs and shapes — some wild and some elite. She features chokers, rope necklaces with tassels, etc., of which she has made at least 100 for Christmas. The "hobbyist" stated that white and gold is a best seller and plain white is good as it goes with anything. Mrs. Thompson explained, "If you try to hurry the project, you can't relax and at times, you lose beads all over the floor! When stringing, you think of different designs and try combining different sizes, shapes and colors of beads. Types of designs are palm beach (flower), ladder, bow knot (shape of a bow), cape coral (diamond shaped double necklaces), circle and square rope (has four sides). "One type of design calls for four needles and three- sided beads centered with a small hole," she commented. "The process is beads between beads and beads through the middle which results in a two-diamond and a bead design. It sounds complicated, but once you try it, you'll find it's hard to quit." Judy and Robert, a cost accountant at Marlite Division of Masonite Corp., siring beads at night after children, Sherry, 5, Robert, 4, and David, 2, are in bed. The two find it is a project they can do together and they also took up making wall plaques with plaster of paris. Although the beads are more expensive, the wall plaquing is more time consuming, so the busy homema&er says she does whichever needs to be done first. The Thompson family recre- See Women's GIFTS, Page B-ll Mrs. Tom (Twila) Wendling Jr. of Winfield (standing) explains the method of making ceramics white her students, Mrs. Jerry Warner of Dover (L), Mrs. Joe Leg- gett of New Philadelphia, Mrs. George Zahner of Sugarcreek and Mrs. Don Little of Dover complete their projects for Christinas. Mrs. Wendling's workshop is located in her home and her classes are held several days a week with 5 or 6 persons in each. Pictured in the lower right hand corner are finished products for Christmas made by the women. Tusco employes have yule party Several employes of Tusco Grocers Inc. at Bennison received awards when 134 em- p 1 o y e s had their annual Christmas party in the Tusco conference room. Receiving five-year awards were Ralph Simmons, Delmar Phillips, Roger Phillips, Larry Craft, Bud Wolfe, Nile Abbuhl, Ed Kleski, Ralph Daugherty, Bob Wharton, Gary Craft, Joe Clauser, Bob Bazzoli, Gordon Gilmore, Nancy Rainsberg, Kenneth Saber, Bob Starkey, Joe Delbert and Charles Vickers. Receiving 10-year awards were Midge Brainerd, Charles Davis, Harry Shaw, Bob Hasseman, Melvin Haugh and Moyt Richardson, Receiving 15-year awards were Joe Ruffini, Gordon Harriman and Gail Quillen. Wilbur Shaw was the lone recipient of a 20-year award. Church Corner Good Samaritan Members of Uhrichsville Church of the Nazarene Good Samaritan Sunday School Class met for a covered dish dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Owen Hicks of 335 Wardell St., Uhrichsville. Rev. Kenneth Alcorn gave the invocation. President Mrs. Thomas Hicks led devotions. Mrs. Richard Watson read the Christmas story from the book of Luke. Mrs. Owen Hicks accompanied group singing. Rev.- and Mrs. Alcorn sang Little Town of Bethlehem and I Serve Him Because I Love Him. Members answered roll call by answering questions about the Christmas story. A gift exchange was. held. The group sent cards and six baskets to shutins. It was announced there will be no Tlie Reporter omen's Miriam Circle May our chorus of joyous holiday greetings reach out to you and your family. Our hearty thanks for giving us the pleasure and honor of your patronage. "The Christmas Story" was theme for candlelight services ; presented by Mrs. Edgar | Jones and Mrs. Robert Wise : when 12 members of New •' Philadelphia Jerusalem United Methodist Miriam Circle met in the church. Mrs. Wise read a poem, "How Far Is it to Bethlehem Town" and "The Shepherd Speaks." Mrs. Jones presented a poem, "The Inn of Life." The group accompanied by Mrs. Robert Huff at the piano, sang Christmas carols. The program closed with the rpoem; "Everywhere, Eyery: where Christmas Tonight" and the singing of Silent .Night Hostesses were Mrs. Carl Grossenbacher and Mrs. Ray Stilgenbaurer. At the next meeting, with husbands as guests, the group will visit the Jewish Synagogue at Canton. Calendar Metallic Yoder, Editor Hove a Merry Christmas Sunday PWP - 6:30 p.m. Coffee and conversation at 612 Karen av. NW, New Philadelphia. Monday Tit *IM f(M NiliMwMi ft M »eur rife Nationwide Insurance .,,.- —.Mutual Insurance_ Home Office; Columbus, Ohw Q^hristmas, each year, is a wondrous occasion bringing into every home an abundance of joy and happiness for all... and the eternal spirit uf love and peace, 1 which is the essence of the season, never changes. It's the same feeling which makes us want to share the very best with our good friends and thank you for your loyalty. INDIAN VILLAGE FEDERAL SAVINGS and LOAN ASSOCIATION GNADENHUTTEN, OHIO R.C. Cisitr 1000 Fourth NW New Phila, Ohio 44663 Phone:343-0535 MergeretCre*ebe<li 343 Front SE ' New Phila, Ohio 44663 Phone:343-5921 Marie* Maims 933 Prospect NW New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 Phone:343-4126 DeleNerriiM 678 North Wooster Strasburg, Ohio 44680 Phone:878-5131 Mary AMI Kewels South Street Midvale, Ohio 44653 Phone: 343*1198 Den leFerre 1000 North Wooster Dover, Ohio 44622 Phone:343-8125 Ttamas Mevrer ,320 4th SW Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681 Phone:852-2440 Glen* Schworti Rt. No. 3 Dover, Ohio 44622 Phone: 343-2430 Eric(Ric)Welh 536 Ridge Av«. New Phila, Ohio 4*4663 Phone:364-4723 WinfereA.Svler District Sales Manager 147 Fair Ave.NW New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 Phone:343-6655 PQP _ 7;30 p.m. Board meeting at 801 N, Walnut St., Dover. CLOSED SAT. DEC 161H TO ENJOY CHRISTMAS OPEN DEC 28TH. Watch for After-Santa Super Store-Wide Clearance 130 W. 2nd St. Dover ,.. to Our Many Friends and Customers May Your Christmas Be Bright'. The Hello Shop Mirodi LWM Mill - Nw«r, OM«

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