Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Breathing, working and a gift.

I am slowing figuring out where the few tools that I need to quick edit a picture are and I think I am finally working in only one program thanks to my tech guy.

Happening right now in the studio:

Mark is working on an order of pots that will be two groupings. The vases will finish at 22 inches, bottles to finished at 16 inches.   Nice...

Happening right now at the home front:
Tomorrow me and the guy will have been married for 40 years. Yes, I was a child bride.
On Sunday Mark presented me with a stunning and very sharp handmade knife made by our friend and fellow potter Tom Gray. Mark had slipped over there and taken Tom some Zebra wood that he had and Tom then made this for me.
It fits my hand perfect.
I was totally speechless, me, I know, does not happen often.
Thanks Love.
Mine is the one in the front. She is is very sharp! Contact Tom if you would like one.
Cheers!
M

19 comments:

Judy Shreve said...

Happy Anniversary you two!

Patricia Griffin Ceramics said...

Bravo! 40 years!

Dennis Allen said...

Congrats on the milestone.We are close behind with #37coming this fall. Congrats to Mark on that vase.Very impressive.

Tracey Broome said...

A man that knows what his woman likes! What a great knife! Just don't be chasing Mark around the house with it, 40 years is a long time to go without getting mad:)
Our 27th is coming up June 1, how does time pass so quickly?!
Happy Anniversary
Xo

Dan Finnegan said...

Best wishes....congratulations!

Anna M. Branner said...

Congratulations! Happy Anniversary! My grandma would say, "Be sure to tell her to give her husband a penny....so the knife won't cut their friendship."

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

Hope you had a great anniversary :)

Julia said...

40 years is an amazing milestone - congratulations, and especially noteworthy since the two of you have also always worked together, too.

Kings Creek Pottery said...

Beautiful pots, beautiful lady, beautiful knife!! Wow...it's a beautiful day :)

cookingwithgas said...

You are all so kind.
I have thought about writing a tip books for working with your spouse. It would be dicey as well as practical.
And TB- I thought about it as I was holding this sharp knife who could run faster- it cuts like butter.
40 years- now for 40 more...right?!

Hollis Engley said...

Way to go, newlyweds. We are SO far ahead of you.
And nice knife. Tom's making great stuff.

cookingwithgas said...

Hollis- we can only hope to keep pace with you and your lovely bride Dee.
Thanks!

Michèle Hastings said...

Happy Anniversary! What a great gift, we have one of Tom's knives and it is so sharp that I was afraid to use it at first.

TropiClay Studio said...

Happy Anniversary! Nothing like a well made, very sharp knife to make your life in the kitchen easier!

Shortstuff said...

Yo! Seems like just yesterday you and Mark eloped on a motorcycle. How time flies when you're having fun, raising two great kids and mastering the fine art of pottery making. Congratulations to you and the mister. Hope to see you soon. Love, SS.

cookingwithgas said...

thanks MH and TCS!
And SS you know too many of my secrets, but it was a VW Bug, we could not get 4 on the bike!
One must have witnesses.
and thanks- we need to talk soon.

Peter said...

Happy Anniversary, how lovely for you both.

Laurie said...

Happy Anniversary! I want to check out that knife!

Shortstuff said...

Why yes I do know some of your secrets, but I keep the juiciest ones to myself. ;^)