My friend Em has 8, yes EIGHT, children. She had a tough couple of weeks when her hubby went out of town for work. When he got back, she was able to take a day off and the both of us, free from our children went out to lunch, shopping, and to a pottery glazing studio. What fun! I’ve never been to one of these studios. You go in, select a piece of unpainted pottery, and start painting. It took forever for me to get the 3 base coats on my platter, but I was confident that it was enough. In fact, Em did a pasta bowl and her coats looked the same as mine. Well, we went back to pick up our pieces yesterday. Her’s was a deep, dark red – just beautiful, and mine, well, it looked like this:
I’d complain about the lighting, but quite honestly, it wouldn’t look much better. And I’d complain about the rice cooker in the picture, but I really like the rice cooker and it brightens up the picture for me so I didn’t crop it. Look at how splotchy it is. Kind of a pink-ish splotchy. It won’t really go with our red fiestaware, but I’m going to use it because I painted it and I feel a bizarre pride in that. And even though it didn’t turn out the way I had planned, I’d like to go back. It was so much fun to sit and paint and talk with a good friend. Maybe I can plan a church ladies outing or something. We’ll see I also got some cornices up this week. I tried, really I did, to make cornices like this myself. I went to Home Depot and bought some thin plywood, cut it to size, anchored everything together with brackets, but when I picked up the cornice board that I made, it must have weighed 40+ pounds, and I really didn’t trust the wall to hold it up – even if it was anchored into studs. I broke down and had them made instead, and I like them.
I also saw this cute classic ninepatch quilt in BH&G’s Quilting magazine and I’m wanting to make it in a crib size. I’ve started cutting out some Martha Negley florals that I’ve had forever for a little girl that will be born in our church in August. I’d post a picture, but Blogger is being stubborn. I’d also like to post a picture of the mouse that a bird dropped into our driveway last week, but again, maybe lucky for y’all, it won’t upload. Did y’all catch that? I’ve been living in Texas for 8 years and I just said, “y’all”. So the mouse made me realize that I am definitely a city girl. I can have dreams of living in the country, but when it comes right down to it, when a Texan mouse drops in to say “Howdy!” all I can do is take a picture of it and give my neighbor a hollar to see if she’d be willing to scoop it up for me with that there shovel.
One last thing for all you WordPress users – is WordPress better than Blogger? Any major complaints? I really want a free blog, but not the hassle – is it possible?