Since Tunie is still very pregnant and sticking very close – she gets up every time I do, the poor little heifer … now is a good time to sit at the computer. We just might have Thanksgiving babies … how wonderful!
And – John surprised me with a new gift … It’s awesome! And tell me – who doesn’t want a ‘Black Bull’??? (You’re jealous, right? ) It’s a sandblasting cabinet … no more outside in freezing weather, dripping wet to sand the blanks … And – when I get around to it, I can play with etching glass too!
I put some of my ornaments in the kiln last night … they turned out so cute! I’m thrilled with these stupid little things! The poor kids had to ooh and ahh at dinner over them … multiple times!! I don’t know how long I spent bent over the kiln placing all the darn white frit (snowflakes and Santa’s beard) – on the plus side, it was probably good P.T. for my knee. Anyway … here’s the before and afters:
I have a new blank running in the production kiln now … using a new color (pale gray), so – we’ll see tomorrow … After sandblasting in the ‘Bull’, I should be able to get my next coffin run going … Yay – then slumping!!
Spent some time (OK, a long time) rough cutting some spoon rests at the saw … ever since we broke the blade, I am very gentle with the saw. Anyway, here they are – they’ll need to go in with the coffin run to flow them out (and thin them down), before they’ll be slump-able, but you get the idea:
And – I re-ran the purple and green blank that I was unhappy with in the last post … much better now:
I’ll spend tomorrow playing Martha Stewart in the kitchen – no studio time, but good family time. I am thankful and blessed – a great family (two and four-legged), a hobby I love, a profession I’m proud to be a part of, and wonderful friends! Oh – and after the flu on Monday – I have my health back! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!