I can't believe a whole week has passed since my last post. I have been caught up in trying to make little dippers to go in some honey pots I want to make. If I continue to make them at the pace I have been, the price of the honey pots will more than double! NOT a practical idea! These each hold between a teaspoon and tablespoon of honey. Of course they will be smaller once they are fired.
I don't have the patience to put them though a bisque and glaze firing so I will glaze them with my oh so reliable Spectrum White #799 and once fire them. The handles are particularly fragile so a delicate touch is in order here. The middle dipper with the coil is an experimental mend. Long ago I learned in an Elsbeth Woody workshop that if you can't hide a seam, emphasize it and make it part of the design.
We'll see, grasshopper.........we'll see.......
My day lilies are glorious this year. I was a little concerned because our winter was so rough, but they have come through better than ever. My camera is still not doing well taking pictures outdoors. This was a bud I knocked off so I brought it in to enjoy. It's in one of my little Delft cow creamers.
We have a new, slightly unwelcome resident! A woodchuck is living under the shed. He/she is quite bold and comes out in the middle of the day and stands on the ramp into the shed quite happily surveying all in sight. Winter barks when she knows he/she is out there but her run doesn't go over to the shed. We've been walking her around the ared and encouraging her to do her doggy business there.
If the crittur would remain happy with the violets it would be fine. Unfortunately there seems to be a developing taste for petunias!
One of the pool hoses developed a leak. It was a very slow drip so I wasn't too concerned, but did go buy a new hose. On Friday I noticed the leak was getting worse. Then before my eyes a nice little stream appeared with a hiss. I grabbed a screwdriver to undo the clamps, got the hoses tied up so no more water leaked out and had the skies open up. It finally seems to have stopped raining, so repairs can be done. Just in the nick of time as the water is getting a pretty green glow to it.
My toes are crossed that all our little disasters stay just that. Small and easily solved!
The sun is finally coming out; hope all is well across the world!
As always, thanks for stopping by.........*s*