I had originally planned to post these yesterday, but just couldn't stay indoors. It was too nice out.
I've been making spoons using plastic soup spoons from Chinese take-out as my molds. (Those were the days when spoons came with the soup!)
These are made with my white earthenware, glazed mostly with Spectrum #799 majolica white, although I did do some with Linda Arbuckle's majolica white. It's more a matter of convenience than anything as Linda's is a dipping glaze. As usual they are painted with my own mixed Mason Stains and fired to ^05.
The are mostly decorative. I could see using them for a very elegant bouillon. The one below would make a good tasting spoon.
After a summer of nary a praying mantis in sight we now have three perhaps four in the garden. Proge spotted one last evening, then this morning we found three more. The one below had just molted. I wanted to get the empty skin but it blew away in a little breeze.
In addition to the dahlias and passion flower they appear to be liking the sassafras weeds that are always in abundance. I guess I will wait to clip them.
Yesterday afternoon while I was sitting on the deck two female hummingbirds came to the petunias which are favorites of theirs. Perhaps they will lay more eggs although it's getting a bit late in the year.
It's hard to believe we are at the end of August. I feel like summer just began, but then, I always feel that way. We need rain; how about you?
Enjoy these days of summer and as always, thanks for stopping by.............*s*