Better Late Than Never …

I ran out of time last week to post.  So, here I am in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, planning out my week ahead and reflecting on last week.

We did a beautiful coe96 vit pull on Friday.  Here are photos of the gorgeous red murrini from the cane, and the pull progression from the kiln.  It maintained that lovely shade of red throughout the inside, AND the outside.  DH and I just might be figuring this temperature control/ramping temp timing thing out!  We’re planning for another pull (coe90) later this week … And, adding murrini cane inventory to our shop.

coe96-red-murrini  coe96-pull-progression

foiling-trialAnd, I finally played with foiling card bases.  Here was my test piece – to see if my equipment would work – and it does! [Happy Dance!]

So, then I made a card for Baby Girl.  She won’t get it in time for Halloween, but … It turned out great!  Two photos to try to capture the foiling (pumpkins, hat and wording)….

foil-halloween-card    halloween-card-for-bg

‘We had a visitor to the house.  OK, ON the HOUSE.  DH and I were walking back from the studio/barn and … Wow – that’s a mighty big crane on our roof.  Fortunately, he/she did not decide to take up permanent residence/no sign of nesting!  What is it with crazy birds at my house?!?

visiting-roof-crane

making-more-ornamentsI continue to work on small loads of ornaments to keep our stock up.  I’ll be adding in some additional night lights and spoon rests, and see if I can’t work up some mojo to create a few new fused glass projects …

We tried a new recipe – Creamy Ricotta Spinach Chicken Cannelloni.  Our photo did not turn out as lovely as Katerina’s (maybe I tried stuffing too many in one baking dish?).  Our version was okay, kind of bland, and I’m not sure that I would make it again.  But the menfolk liked it.  This week, I’ll be making a ham/cheesy potato meal and then a yummy pot of Ham & Potato Soup.  And, DH is requesting Slow-Cooker Creamy Herbed Chicken Stew (with added vegetables like parsnip and turnips, substituting water chestnuts to avoid celery allergy).

chicken-spinach-ricotta-can

Of course, I hope to work on a few cards, too.  And play with pups!!!  Leaving with a cute pic of our Neapolitan pups, Maximus and Hera.  And, Chloe, trying on her tutu!  wlEmoticon-winkingsmile.png

MaxHera   ballerina-chloe

 

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