Friday, June 11, 2010
Some stamping, flowers and a little love
Sometimes things just take you over.
When Mark was working on teapots the other day he did not like this shape for a teapot and instead it just stayed a jar.
As he was fluting and stamping the jar just took over.
Sometimes it is that old in for a penny in for a pound.
But as you can see the panel in the jar has a lot of detail.
The star pattern is made with a stamp Mark made that does an x first then you turn if slightly, stamp again and you get one of these* .
That means this jar was stamped about 140 times.............
He was laughing at him self- and yet there is that good old OCD thing that just takes over and since you started well- it just has to be done.
The Magnolia trees are in full swing here.
This is the time of year they really shine and the bees love them.
We have to be quick sometime to catch a customer as they drift over and grab one, close their eyes to smell.
I am always a little horrified that one day a bee will be sucked up a nostril.
We love to pull them back to reality, pick one for them, shake out the bees and tell them to take and enjoy.
Better for the nose that way.
And speaking of the nose... what would my season be if I did not get some moon flowers going?
I saved seeds from last year and have started them in damp paper towels. I looked today and I have at least 12 sprouted, with a nice root going.
I have been know to wait until the first leaves pop out before I plant.
So, yea, you can expect pictures of moon flowers, again.
I do think I will get these in the ground by Monday.
Baby Green is growing and a delight to all!
Brother Jay is safely tucked in at home thanks to his wonderful daughter who stayed with him at the hospital, checked him out and drove him home. She is one super kid and I once was along in the car with her and her Dad and just dank in their chatter of life and music.
It warmed me as knowing she was there for him does now.
We had text messages along the route until the last one late last night.
He amd been seen by a home heath nurse and was all tucked in.