Friday, December 4, 2015

Going On

These are more of the spoon rest, test/practice pieces.  I find so much enjoyment in doing these complex designs, that I have decided to go with it.  At one time I was trying to simplify my work in the interest of lowering time spent and possibly prices.  Simple is just not me!

 Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess!  In my style of majolica at least!



TICK ALERT!

This is a deer tick many times enlarged.  Look at a pin head to get an idea of its true size.  I found this one on me after working in the garden yesterday morning.

We spend so much time outside doing our firings and clay reclaims that we should all be aware and check for ticks every day.  Just be careful; the long term effects of Lyme, Erlichioses, Babesiosis and other diseases are debilitating at the very least!

 
We have had some frost, but I still have one pot of passion flowers that are going strong.  I'm tempted to shelter and wrap it and try to winter it over.  On the other hand once we do get frost I may just dig the plants and winter them over inside!

We have a weekend of sunshine in store.  Enjoy the days wherever you are.

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

14 comments:

  1. your plates are wonderful, that cow is just barely climbing over the moon. ha.

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    1. Hi Linda....Thanks. I have had a lot of fun putting my own interpretations on rhymes and stories.

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  2. I love the luna moth, I may just need to own that when it’s done.

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    1. Hi Lori...That's a really great compliment. Thanks.

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  3. The downside of the warm fall is that you are still finding ticks!!!!
    I like your complex designs too. The moon and cow are great.

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    1. Hi Michele....And it's supposed to be in 50's and 60's this week end. Blame El Nino!

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  4. These are so beautiful! Kuddos to you! Keep on doing what you love.

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    1. Hi Barb....Thanks. A little bit at a time mounts up.

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  5. Dearest Suzi,
    Love your spoon rests and as I already wrote on FB, the one with the cow hanging onto the moon is my favorite!
    Oh, on our felines I also removed two ticks, one each. How animals in the wild must suffer from them where no one goes over their fur to remove any.
    You better be careful and not contract this disease again.
    Hope you are slowly getting over it.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette.....Thank you again!
      It's not fun to detick our pets, but it does help keep them and us healthy.
      Believe me! I am being careful about ticks. Particularly in this warm weather!
      I'm getting better day by day.
      I am so very happy for you that your father is doing well.

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    1. Hi Gary...Thanks. Ticks are nasty little critters no doubt. On the other hand I am enjoying this December!

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  7. So nice to know that you are forging on, Suzi. I totally agree with simplicity and excess. At the end of the day and our lives we would be happier after we have done what we enjoy doing very much!

    Do the ticks bite you even through clothes? So sad that they are in your garden where you have the joy of attending. : ( Thank you for the warning.

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    1. Hi Midori.....My thought is that you can sit in a corner and be miserable or you can continue forward no matter how small the steps you take.

      Ticks don't bite through clothes but they hide in them and look for places such a elbow joints to bite. UGH!

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