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Wed more than 60 years ago, Cliff and Glenny Barnes craft together in Burr Oak

Cliff and Glenny Barnes: A crafting couple


February 4, 2021

Glenny Barnes is showing one of the crocheted Barbie doll wedding dresses she has made. Beside her is a doll modeling a Gone With the Wind style dress she made. Cliff Barnes paints and designs yard ornaments for all seasons during his free time. A few of his creations line his table. He also designs and paints barn quilts.

It could be said that a couple that crafts together, stays together. Cliff and Glenny Barnes, having been married for 61 years and fit that statement. The living room in their Burr Oak home is their work room. It is in this room within a couple of feet from each other that their crafts are brought to life. In one corner of the room is Cliff's small table where he sits and paints his wooden cut outs. In Glenny's comfy chair, she sits and crochets and stitches on her many creations. They like to do their crafting while watching their favorite sports games and shows on the television that is...

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