Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Guten Tag!

Recently, BFJ has reconnected through the internet -isn't it so handy?- with a friend from high school. (I won't tell you how long ago that was, but let's just say more than ten years.) Anyway, this friend, George, and I have also become friends. We recently had dinner with George, and her husband, The Hammer, and they gave us a tour of their house, which is customary when you go to a new place, right? George makes her own curtains and other various things around the house and is very artistic and crafty. In the basement, she showed us some of her holiday decorations, and some scarecrows which she was using to make German people. Huh? Since I didn't know what she meant, it didn't really stick in my mind. Working our way up to the bedrooms, we encountered these German people. (I think BFJ thought it was a real woman when he walked around the corner.)

What a neat idea! I have begged her for weeks to let me take a picture of them, so finally she agreed. Meet Heidi and Hans. (And George.)

Not being any kind of German, we don't really celebrate Oktoberfest, but I think these are neat. They are life-size, as you can see, and George drew their faces, made their clothes, steins, everything. I have never thought of taking a scarecrow and making more out of it but George had a vision. Besides the fact that I've never thought to decorate for any but the usual holidays, I just never thought of making something so original! And she also has plans for a tomte for Christmas time! Even we crafty people don't always find it easy to think outside the box but maybe this will encourage us to try something new this holiday season.

After George let us photograph her People, she and The Hammer took the boys and me out to check out some geocaches. Then we had to scoot. We are going to have to look into that a bit more, and take BFJ!

PS I would LOVE it if you comment and tell George how neat these are. I told her all you creative people in blogland would find them interesting but she doesn't believe me.


audreypawdrey said...

I can't see the picture, but I am very intrigued by the idea of scarecrow men made into German people. What a creative concept!

Karen said...

WOW Audrey you are fast. Yes, I hit enter before I had my pics in, sorry.

audreypawdrey said...

Ha! I was checking in on my daily blog reads for the day. I can now see the great pictures and they are awesome! A few of the things that are really great are the beer steins (man, she must have some really strong arms to hold that many frothy brews), the long braided locks, and those fantastic clothes. She did a great job with these. Who could come to her house and not smile? :)They made me laugh.

Candace said...

Please tell George these are fantastic and so creative! The rest of her home must be out of this world - would love to see more!

Stephanie D. said...

I love that the lady is holding all those steins and the guy has only one--it tells its own story, doesn't it? lol

Cute displays!

Nana said...

Looks like a lot of work, but what a way to make Oktoberfest fun and inviting! Tell George they are really neat!