Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It is December, don't you know?

The weather here the past week has been a great reminder of why we live in the south.
We have been having 70 degree days.
How can you beat that!?
I know a change is coming and winter will be on us soon , but it is hard to beat these days of still warm days or as I love to call the , "the flue days".
We have been catching up on other things besides pottery, but are getting back in the swing of things pottery wise as well.
The bisque kiln was loaded yesterday, after a trip to buy a new microwave and put the car in the shop, and today we are back on the wheel.
It always seems that December is a month where we catch up on all things ignored.
The car goes in the shop.
A closet gets cleaned out.
I pay attention to the dust and the corners in the house.
I look at the pile, I mean really look, of the year's worth of paper work.
You all know what I mean.
We all tend to shove this stuff aside while we are busy and then the next think you know it crawls out like a forgotten long lost cousin that you always knew was there but no one wants to talk about.
Now I still need to finish fixing the blog, catch up on the piles and corners and figure out what is happening for next year.
And don't even say Christmas shopping...
There it is out there as well.
We find that we are so busy making sure that our customers have their gift shopping done that we get a bit behind...and the family after 30 years does not want more, or sure they do---pottery?!

I did go do something fun Sunday and went off with a group to make a wreath.

I had never done anything like this before and it was fun to just lose myself  in the process.
I did not think I just did.
It was relaxing and there was hot chocolate and nibbles... Mark stayed home to fish and watch football.
I bet he would pay real money to send me off again.
Well pots are calling.

a few pots got listed on the etsy shop- our favorite mugs.
It was great to see one being used by Tracey at her end of the day, blow out weekend.
Note to self- change her blog feed to The Fifth Floor.....


Patricia Griffin said...

Beautiful wreath! No "flue days" for you, I hope!

Laurie said...

Gorgeous work! Your wreath is awesome!! You've definitely inspired me.

Tracey Broome said...

That mug stayed in my hand most of the day! What a great handle Mark makes.
Did you say Christmas shopping? ugh! We haven't even begun. You are so right, I'm busy making sure everyone else has gifts to buy and no, my family isn't going to want pottery either! But since none of them bothered to show up at my studio tour (and live close enough to do so) they may not get one stinking thing! There, I got it out on your blog where they won't read it haha!!!
Beautiful wreath, I love the colors, it looks so nice with the new colors on your blog! It's lookin' good :)

Linda Starr said...

Look at those beauty berries on the wreath it looks beautiful.

Judy Shreve said...

Your wreath is beautiful and must have been so fun to hang out with friends while making it!
Yall have been so busy - sure hope the holiday spirit kicks in and moves you to much happiness this season!
Put that pile of paperwork aside and have a glass of cheer instead!

Michèle Hastings said...

beautiful wreath... and you will enjoy it so much more since you made it yourself!

jimgottuso said...

hi meredith,
you cleaned a closet! wow, that would take me months. the temp's been nice here too but accompanied by very much rain. louisville is set to break its all time annual rainfall mark. my basement is flooded as you may have guessed. lovely mugs

Anna said...

Warm here too. I actually had to mow the lawn yesterday! But that also means I've taken care of the last of the leaves. Now waiting for that last preChristmas bisque to cool....REALLY love the wreath. You did a beautiful job! Bet it smells awesome too.

cookingwithgas said...

PG- no flu I hope! But the hot/cold can bring it on
The wreath was a blast to make!

cookingwithgas said...

Laurie- I bet you will do one that will rock out!

cookingwithgas said...

TB- I know what you mean! and thanks for standing there holding Mark's mug- how nice to show how we use one anther's work.
I know where we can get some sticks and coal for the family....

cookingwithgas said...

Judy Linda, MH this has helped lift me- it was just fun.

cookingwithgas said...

jim... I did clean a closet- scary right!?

cookingwithgas said...

Anna- I have a yard piled with leaves...on no another pile to deal with!

Patricia Lawler said...

Very Pretty wreath - I love all the colors and textures. Well Done!!

cookingwithgas said...

thanks Pat! that means a lot coming from you!

xtine said...

We always want more pottery! True story.
Love you!

cookingwithgas said...

How come I woke up this morning with you on my mind xtine? Is there some family wave that floats through the air that reaches us when one of us thinks of the other.
You need more pottery- Good! Send me a list of your wants!
and keep writing you are good at this- tell us more.
I love and miss you!
Aunt Mere

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh crapola! like you say, gotta get the car in for the oil change...