Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tell me

would you give up a day or two to spend with family? We would and we did. We had to leave the pots glazed and unfired to go and take care of some family issues.
The bonus was time with love ones.

My mother tells me she is not getting any younger, and, yet, she is still sharp, quick witted and living in her own home. I could spend hours talking with her. It has always been this way with her and me. Even as a teen she was one of my favorite people to be around. I always wanted not to get along with her as a teen and just could not seem to find things to disagree on. Sure I was a messy teen, most are, but she was always my rock, still is.

Then the daughter and little Ms. MJ to spend time with. This is another female in my life that I find so easy to be with. Well, both of them, but at 2 plus the conversations with MJ are not real deep. She is quite a talker and we did build cities and knock them down a lot.

Time well spent.

Before we left I unloaded some tiles and was pleased with most of them. I had tried a white clay body last round and found the glazes looked washed without the warmth that I get with the red body. I still prefer this body and have crossed the white off the list.

Today we are loading Ms. B and I will get on some clean up while thinking about throwing.
We have our event coming up on the 13th and we need to think past that to the November show and Christmas orders.

I did make a number of these smaller tiles to hang. I am enjoying the quickness of them. They work great to fill in around the larger ones.

This one is about 7x7
I did a set of 3 that go together and now I am trying to decide if I want to just put the wooden hangers on them or frame them together.

And, can you stand a picture of little Miss.?
Cooking with Mom- apron made by Oma.

So, really, would you give up some time to be with family?
I would.



It depends on the family.... glad you time was spent well!

Anna M. Branner said...

Loving the tiles. :) And time spent with family is always a good investment. :)

Tracey Broome said...

Absolutely, I do it all the time!
Look at that little apron on that sweet child! Soooo adorable! You and your mom sound like me and Wesley, she is always happy to spend time with us, even more than people her own age. I love that she wants to be with us because she is picky about the people she wants to be around.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh yes, fannnnnntastic tiles :)

Dennis Allen said...

Life extends beyond pottery.

Lori Buff said...

I do it all the time. For friends and family. You can make another pot, you can make another dollar but you can't make another mother.

Shortstuff said...

That child is adorable. Time for me to make a visit down there.

Mrs. G. said...

I would give up a couple days of work in a red hot second. Especially if it involved the little chicklet down below.

I love the new tiles!

Michèle Hastings said...

I think if I had a sweet little grandbaby like the one in the apron, I would have to pack up and move to CT to see her everyday!!

Susan Wells said...

I love the tiles, especially the top one. And the bottom pic is fabulous too. Beautiful girl. Sweet life.

cookingwithgas said...

the hardest thing I do is get in the car and leave- breaks my heart.
Although she might get tired of all the fun if I was there all the time.
Baby love!

Julia said...

Hi Meredith! My parents are in their 80's, and every day with them is a gift I won't get back. I gladly give up all kinds of obligations and work and fun stuff, too - to make sure that my son & I both get every last minute with them. :)

Amy said...

Yes, yes. Life is short. Am at my parent's house now as my grandmother passed earlier this week. So good to be with all, although exhausting. Hoping to come to one of your upcoming sales!

Shortstuff said...

If Anna would only take MJ over to GiGi's more often then she might get to see you more!

cookingwithgas said...

Julia- it is a gift!
Amy- thinking of you and your family.
Les- I know!

Linda Starr said...

Like Judi, it depends upon the family, looks like you made a good choice. Your grand daughter is getting so big, how times flies.