On The Mend …
I think we are finally getting well (no more URI-crud) and moving in the right direction, creativity-wise.
I’ve moved my fun and colorful spoon rests along. I have two more (coffin kiln) loads to go – but here’s the first batch. These will need to go back into the kiln, another trip to the saw and (hopefully) a final kiln run for slumping … Yay!!! (So, yeah, that will be roughly 40+ hours in the kiln from start to finish. I’m glad I made so many blanks!)
And – we had our vitrigraph pulls … beautiful coe96 murrini cane. The first (spring green) is already listed in our Etsy store. The second, should join our shop next week. I struggled with a name – it’s teal, purple and blue (search google images for gorgeous photos), and finally decided on ‘Peacock Ore’ … which is chalcopyrite or borite. [Credit for rock photo: UKGE.com]
We played with our Instant Pot quite a bit this week: We made strawberry and raspberry/mango jams, greek style yogurt, and cauliflower mushroom soup. All that goodness finally killed DH’s man-cold. [AMEN!!!] I hope to try ‘no-knead whey bread’ next week!
Our oldest daughter bought a house(!). So DH and I tried our hand at spinach pies (a practical house-warming gift for move-in day, I hope). While not even close to the amazing pies I’ve grown accustomed to … ours were sloppy, but good. [An extra special Thank You to HLWLG – I have an even greater appreciation for all the work and magic of your spinach pies now!!!]
Leaving with a photo of the sisters – Chloe is staying close and supportive while Ro gestates … Awww!!!