Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Pottery I see around me in my home

These little plates and spoon-rests have become the most used pottery in my home, even more than the mugs.

They serve as coasters in every room, for I carry drinks with me everywhere I'm working...at least while sitting.

And they provide snacks, like nuts, fruit, or toast or biscuits for breakfast (which used to use a paper towel). Since I'm reducing my carbon footprint by less paper goods being tossed out, I seldom use paper towels, napkins, or plates.  I have plenty of cloth napkins, pottery plates of every possible size, and these little goodies do the trick for little one serving dishes.

I do have bowls that the cat uses for food and drink.  She makes a mess if I serve her on a plate...it goes right over the edges.

As I was responding to another potter-blogger, what do you use frequently in your home? And as she also was trying to avoid thinking about how cold it is to make pottery these days, I am also using this as an excuse to avoid that as well.  I worked on trimming 3 vases today, which meant it was at least with dry hands...but that was my extent of clay work.  Brrr!

Today's quote:

It began in mystery and it will end in mystery, but what a rare and beautiful country lies in between.
Diane Ackerman

Monday, January 15, 2018


Usually I wake and have a cup of coffee, or two to be honest.
But one of my sons gifted me with some loose tea leaves, a couple of kinds a month in fact.  So for fun, I'm going to start making tea.

Since usually I'm drinking alone, one cup at a time for me, please.
So I microwaved the water to get to the right temp, in a small pitcher... it must be fresh water and to the boiling point I learned. (Not being a tea drinker every morning, I'm learning this all over again.)

No, the pitcher isn't on a burner, there's a glass tray on the stove to give more counter space...and there's the new little strainer, and the tea is brewing just 2 minutes in the pitcher.

 The sunflower petals and bits of strawberry were noticeable as it brewed

 Looks good, with my spoonful of Sourwood Honey added (the last of it for this year, so precious)

This has got to be the best tasting cuppa tea I've ever had! And it's good all the way down!

Today's quote:

Just as there are people that support us, we are a supporter to many people extending the cycle and giving back.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Eclipse glasses reflecting clouds

Don't you remember doing this in 2017 (well some of us who were in the path?)

There my eyes are, waiting to look at the eclipse last summer...wearing my eclipse glasses.
Great reflection of clouds which kept me from seeing it very clearly.

The TV coverage was much better than the cloudy skies where I was.

Today's Quote:

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go out and do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Howard Thurman