Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy photos

I didn't have time to get to the studio to pick up my most recently fired pots before leaving Savannah to come back to Saskatoon. however, Lisa took some photos and put them up on the Clay Spot's Facebook page, which I really appreciated. So these are some of them...
I am really loving the effect of the screen printing combined with other brushwork
I've got the little backyard shed to a place where I can start making some things. Can't fire anything yet until I get the electrician in to put in some wiring and also need to replace elements in the little kiln too. One thing at a time I guess,

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

National Pink Day?

Well, here we have a National Pink Day coming up, why not use some pink?

We should have a sale>>> how about we put pink fabrics on sale June 21 and 22  for 20% off so that you can be prepared to sew pink on the 23rd? okay.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Getting things straight

We finally got home (to Savannah) late this afternoon, and it is nice to be here again.  We went on a trip that got a bit longer than initially planned.  My blog posts were pretty scattered, and to clarify for the record (mostly for my own benefit, I'm afraid), this was the route:
 1. we drove to Ithaca, New York for a conference,
 on the route up we drove on the east side of Richmond, through the Blue Ridge mountains.  This was a 16 hour drive, and we did it over two days,
 there were lots of pretty flowers:
 we also stopped at a place called Blue Hill Pottery that imports lovely handmade pots from small factories in Poland,

 2.  I went up to Aurora one day to check out the Mackenzie Childs place, where I also saw the geese,
 Somehow my left arm had developed some strange ailment that combined numbness, itchiness, and soreness from shoulder to thumb.  This meant that I did not work on my knitting or anything else during the whole trip.
 3.  Another day took me to Elmira and Corning, where I saw this amazing looking building, standing all alone
 that was the day I met the amazing potter.
On the last day in Ithaca we dropped by the craft booths at the Ithaca festival, and I met another potter with beautiful pots!!!
4.  We decided to stop in Philadelphia for a few days on the drive home, to break up the trip a bit,
They have an impressive skyline there, and the city is noted for its architectural heritage.
It was the city where the movie "Rocky" was filmed, and these are the steps of the Philadelphia museum of Fine Art where he runs up and down to get into shape:

Inside a room at the museum.
lots of decorations on the sides and roof of the museum,
 There are about 3000 large murals painted on the sides of buildings and on cement structures throughout the city,

 We went to a couple other art museums, and saw some wonderful artworks, some famous and some less so, (pictures on R's iphone, --reminder to myself to somehow transfer them to my computer) Went to a quilt shop called Spool. 
We also had some really good food, and met some interesting folks, including the ones who towed and repaired the truck.  : /

5.  From Philly, we drove down to "the Rivah" in Virginia to visit my husband's brother and his wife, which was very fun, and beautiful as well, as they are right on the water,  (Pictures are on R's iphone)
6. We drove the last 8-1/2 hours today, and were thankful to get home safe and sound! And none of my plants had died!  My arm isn't as strange feeling as it was a few days ago, but still not back to normal.  I don't know what I did to it...

Another adventure to remember. 

Monday, June 4, 2012


Well I just wrote a post and was publishing it when I realized that I was on my other blog, the one on clay. Rather than re do it all I just left it there so if you are interested in any Philadelphia photos, see "My life in clay" on the side-bar...

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Yesterday I took a day trip to Elmira and corning, a short distance from Ithaca. I met a wonderful potter!
Again jumbled up photos!

Pickup Block #20!

Our last block of the season! Already!
Although if you did all the sewing as the year went by you must have a beautiful stack of blocks!
This weeks block is called  Around the Block

Friday, June 1, 2012

Some recent observations

Starting in savannah a few days ago I was happy to see flowers growing more actively,
We spent a couple of days driving up to Ithaca in new York state where Richard attends a conference
It was fun to drive up to Aurora to check out the Mackenzie-child's factory there to see the colorful wares and beautiful landscaping.
I'm posting this from the iPad so the photographs are probably all jumbledup and I can't change their size,
The amazing hostas there has made me eager to get back to my own garden in Saskatchewan! I am hoping that this year the perennials will really thrive.

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