Thursday, December 27, 2012

What a Year!

What a year this has been!  Ups and downs like crazy, but that's just life, isn't it?

I must say, getting to know you and having my little Etsy store do so well this year (because of you) has definitely been in the ups. I know there are more, just having a senior moment right now.  Online the other day someone shared a blessing jar, you know, write down what good things happen and save them up for the end of the year.  Looking thru it at the end of the year would surely be helpful, I am so forgetful.  Even a journal would help, but I forget to write things down every day, or even every week!

I've lost three uncles this year, Rusty had an operation that went wonky, but he is fine now, I shouldn't complain.  Millie even had to go thru an operation, but she is fine as well.  Those were for sure the downs.

What's up for next year?  I'm sure I don't know and wouldn't want to, I just ask for the strength to get thru whatever it is.  Would you want to know what your future holds?  

Thank you, thank you, thank you for coming around and stopping by!  take care!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas One and All

I saw a clip from a video or movie that Blake Shelton is doing in March of next year and it is the only thing that put me in the right frame of mind for this time of the year.  This year has been sort of rough, and yet, I know I am blessed beyond many...and I thank the Lord for that, not that I deserve it, but I do appreciate any blessing from above.

So, I want to wish all of you a very Blessed Christmas season and prayers for a happy and blessed New Year!   Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your patronage but most of all your friendship.  Coming to know many of you online has been a great privilege and blessing to me for sure!  Once again, as I've said before, this online thing is remarkable as it has opened up my little world...
God bless you every one!

thanks for stopping by and take care

Friday, December 21, 2012

Working in Clay

Worked up some dark red clay the other day, today I am wet sanding and glazing.  May fire tomorrow.

Got some new speckled clay yesterday and I am excited to do some things with it.  Left it out in the car last night so it's probably frozen, but they say that won't hurt it.  It has lots of specks and they say it is very smooth, so hopefully it will work out as I hope.

Christmas is just a few days away.  I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderfully Happy New Year.  Thank you for all you have done for me this year.  God bless you every one!

thanks for stopping by and take care!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I Can See...Again

I think it was back in March or April, I got a new pair of me, fancy ones!  Not fancy rims, just rectangular rims, but the lens are scratch resistant, glare resistant, go dark and light in the know, the works!  Not a week went by and my vision changed in one eye.  Talk about disappointed!  Well, all the rest of this year I've gone to the eye doctor and back and forth to other doctors trying to find out what happened.  Well, after all that time, seems things are okay, for whatever reason, the vision in one eye just went wonky.

So, after deciding it must be my diabetes, since nothing else has showed up, the eye doctor gave me a new contact lens.  Just for my left eye.  I haven't had contacts for over 20 years, I hope I don't forget to take it out...but the best thing is I CAN SEE AGAIN, no blurry vision..finally!  I've had blurry vision for months, and it was so aggravating!

I will never take my vision for granted again.  I've worn glasses since I was eleven years old, but this has been the best day for a while as far as my eyes go.  Thank You Lord...what a change one little contact lens can make!

thanks for stopping by, take care!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Baby's Been Busy

Yesterday was a firing day and I am very happy with what came out of the kiln!

The purple Victorian pendants in the top picture on the left are being saved at this point.  The ones that haven't sold will be listed later.  Hope you enjoy looking and as always thanks for stopping by and take care!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Clays and Glaze

The wonders of clays and glaze!  I am still so curious about what will come out of the kiln and although my experiments are not legendary, they are still interesting to me.  Those of you educated about such things probably won't even find this curious, but I do!

Here is one experiment that I started this week.  There are four different clays and the same glaze on these pieces.  The first is a white clay, off white, buff and dark red.  They were all layered as carefully as possible with the same amount of glaze on each piece.  The backs of the finished ones look very similar to the picture of the unglazed ones.

Here are the results!  I love the look of each, what do you think?

As always, thanks for stopping by and take care!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Few New Things

These are the last few things out of the baby kiln this morning.  These are sold, but if you'd like one, please just let me know.

These were made with an off white clay and I think it makes the colors even more vibrant!  What do you think?  

Saturday, December 1, 2012

It's Been A Long Week

This has been a long week with a sick dog for a couple of days and then putting her thru surgery, waiting to be able to go get her today...I have not been up on the Etsy store/sale...just barely paying attention.

I LOVE MY DOG!  She IS my little girl and as much as she HATES me, I LOVE her.  She is the sweetest dog I've ever had and earlier this week when she got an upset stomach and was sick for two days, it was my fault because I fed her too much Thanksgiving goodies.  Talk about kicking myself!  If I could have, I would have.  Made me feel evil for doing that to her.  She is such a good little beggar, it's so hard to say no, but...will do better from here on in.

Then the surgery she went thru Friday morning.  I took her to the vet's for a checkup Thursday and I had got myself ready to leave her because I figured surgery would be required.  Leaving her at the vet was awful, tho they put her in the Queen's Castle, I cried for miles having to leave her.

When I picked her up today, she wouldn't even look at me...but on the way home she forgave me and let me know that I was forgiven.  My friend went with me and she sat in the backseat with Millie while I drove us home...what a week, glad it's over and I hope Millie has a quick recovery.

Maybe this month will go better!  Can you believe it's DECEMBER???  Where has this year gone?

Thanks for stopping by and take care!