Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wow, Really?

Yes, it is really a post about pottery! I opened up the kiln this morning. I haven't gotten too far into it, but so far it looks like a pretty good firing. There are several special orders inside, and a few things will be going to Toe River Crafts, but mostly these pots are for the Studio Tour.

From the left side, dog included for scale.

And from the right, the color is a little better in this shot.

And speaking of the Studio Tour... It's coming right up. Much too soon for some of us.
June 14-15
The maps are now available all around the area and can be viewed online.
Go here for a link to the map.

Here's a boy who knows the one thing in the room that he's not supposed to play with. But the computer keyboard is the new favorite toy. It makes all the cool clicking sounds after all.

He still can't decide if he should be mad or sad when he tumbles. Mostly he just gets up as if nothing has happened.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

In Jail

We got a new gate to keep the boy out of the dog food and shoes. He thinks we did it just to give him a place to stand.

No knitting content this week (month). I've been working on a big project that will have to wait until it's done. My sweater is in time out until fall I suspect. I was four rows from the end when I realized that my gauge had changed drastically and one arm was 2 inches longer than the other. I've got several socks going, but they're not all that interesting at the moment.

In pottery news, I'm finally ready to fire a kiln. It's loaded and ready to go. It's only 4 weeks until the studio tour and I've got another load to try to get in before then. We'll see if I can manage that in my 10 hours of work time per week.

I planted this flower bed based on past experience of how far apart to place things. Not sure what it is about this spot, but every plant is twice the size I expected. The Columbine are in full bloom, way in the back and the same color is False Indigo, the Bleeding Heart are almost done right in the middle and the red leaves in the front are Coral Bells. There's and Easter Lily in there too that hasn't bloomed yet and some Dianthis as well that might be able to poke through.