Friday, December 2, 2016

Hares and Rabbits?

This month it's Christmas Kitties all around.
 Happy December to all!

As always, thanks for stopping by...........*s*

Saturday, November 12, 2016


My Christmas and Thanksgiving cactus are blooming away.  They always bloom early due to being outside all summer.  I've decided that  that is okay as it is a good excuse to buy more come Christmas.

I had forgotten that I used to make lots of cachepots to hold small, plastic pots.  Think I'll make some more!  They are simple to handbuild and fun to decorate.

This is one of the blue jays in the feeder that Aloysius and Kiki are staring at in my last post!

Feeding birds has been strange this year.  We started putting out seed in September and have tons of birds coming to the feeders.  We counted seven jays yesterday, plus chickadees, nuthatches, finches.  Last year we had a few chickadees and nuthatches, but they only showed up when there was snow on the ground.  Go figure!

We are still enjoying a warm fall.  It's supposed to go up to 60F. today.  I could live with this all winter!

Enjoy the week end and,as always, thanks for stopping by................*s*

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


I wish I were Aloysius Flyte, or KikiLaSois, or The Friendly Kitty, or Winterpup.  To them it's kust another day, to eat sleep and go bugf#ck.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Memory Update

This morning on my FaceBook page a photo of some pigs and other stuff came up as a memory from two years ago.

If you look closely at the bottom photo you can see where I had to reglue the legs.  I forgot to put in the holes in the bottoms to get the money out, so I used them for design ideas.  (But I remember as a kid lying on my bed and using a knife to slide coins out of the money slot!)

I dug around and found these little piggies and dusted them off enough to take some pictures of them.
These are both glaze combos af commercial and studio glazes with, of course, Mason Stain colors fired as ^05.

We have had more than an inch of rain since yesterday afternoon.  Toes crossed that it keeps up for a while!

As always, thanks for stopping by..............*s*

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Whatever Wednesday

I have decided that the time has some to sort my glazes.  These are glaze tests from various glazes I have hanging around my studio.  

All five are handbuilt with terra cotta and hold anywhere from three to four and a half ounces.

I used the same basic design and colors on all of them so I could compare how each glaze takes the color.

I have organized things with a mark for each glaze on the bottom with the same mark on the glaze bucket.  No more random bits of notes to be misplaced.  I will probably make a folded for reference on my IPad too.

Unfortunately it's going to a month before I fire.  I'm working in between cleaning the back  that used to be my glaze area.  Too much out of sight  out of mind back there!

After a frost scare I brought many plants inside and grouped the others on the deck where I could cover them easily.  We were fortunate not to get frost, but other nearby areas did, so it was worth the effort.

Meanwhile We have returned to true Indian Summer with temps in the high seventies.  The outside plants are thriving.  My toes are crossed for many long golden days.

We started feeding the birds and they are eating every seed in sight.  It's odd because last year we hardly had any birds at all.

Enjoy the day!  

As always, thanks for stoping by...............*s*

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Good Morning Moon!

The (almost) full moon seen through the trees around six AM this morning.

As always, thanks for stopping by.........*s*

Monday, October 3, 2016

Monday Mug (lets)

I seem to be gathering a nice little collection of mini mugs.  They can be called whisky sippers but they do have many other uses.  They make wonderful little tasting cups when I am cooking; it's much easier than waiting for something to cool on a spoon.

I bought the rainbow cat by Aki at our last Christmas Sale at the South County Art Association.  The Hayne Bayless cup came from Pots on Wheels at NCECA in Providence.  The Barbara Donovan cup was from a fund raiser she did.  The Jay Lacoutur cup was also purchased at a Christmas sale, many years ago.

(Edited:  I originally said the Hayne Bayless cup was by Harris Deller.  The cup show is on at  Check it out!

It's supposed to get sunny today; I'll believe it when I see it!

My computer is being strange again...........We'll see, grasshopper.......we'll see..........

As always, thanks for stopping by..........*s*