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Knitting, Spinning and family dementia

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

No Knitting

We're all gonna die!!!

Its 80 in my house already. ITS only 10am! Well for an hour I get to have laughing gas and A/C at the dentist. So, I'm gonna try to suck up all the COLD that I can. Cry..whine

Hope you all are comfortable wherever you are.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Off to get Lunch.. at .. wait for it-------------

Oh SNAP!! LOOK whats moved into the old Arctic Circle building in Mountlake Terrace!
Its called "Red Onion". I've been watching them repaint and fix up the old building. Trying not to get to excited. The last place in there was beyond HORRID. They put up thier new signs yesterday and it had the website on it so I looked it up.. for shits and giggles..and..

You'll never guess who bought the place.

Shawn and LaRae who owned Fifth ave. bar and grill in Edmonds!! Yes.. totally serious!!! My knitting buddies and I used to go down there all the time. We actually cried when they closed Fifth ave B&G. Such NICE people. I'm so excited to go down and visit them.

After I go feed Marshalls cat, Angel.. who is not in any way shape or form anything angelic. She always gives me the.. "Oh its you.. am I going to the vet to be molested again?" Look. She'd spit on my shoes if she could.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

The Unwashed Knitter in on the Web...finally

Our favorite knitter, Roger, finally got his blog up. Hopefully it will be chock full of his humor and his projects. YEAH!!! ROGER!!

Safe and Sound

Fired the big kiln yesterday. Everything came out Lovely. So here is the promised picture. Only 1 of the 2 large plates. There were also several tiny cups and saucers and a compote bowl (I believe, thats what it is) All done in Similar colors and patterns.
They are making me want to get my China paints out and finish some of the projects that have been sitting for more then 10 years.
I have to return them to thier owner today. SIGH.. so pretty. Me like Pretty pretty..sigh..hee hee
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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Off knitting for a bit

Valerie from my Thursday knit group asked if I could fire something that had been china painted. They were China painted by her GRANDMOTHER!! OMG.. thats not to scary is it??
So I ordered the cones (temperature guides) and they came Friday.
For those of you who don't know me well. I have been a ceramic artist since 1985. I've messed with just about every kind of clay there is.. except precious metal clay..which I'll get to eventually.

Anyway.. Deep breath... Today is the day. I'm going to run a test on one of the tiny cups. I brought the little kiln in and put it on the back porch. China paint stinks like burning cloves or whatever they used as a base medium. Oh ya I can smell it now..uck. Timers ticking.. My little kiln has no kiln sitter.. its simply..plug in .. unplug. So I have to watch the cone to see when it starts to bend.

I was so nervous about all of it that I even called Seattle pottery supply for advice. They said, I seemed to have a good handle on how to do it so.. fingers crossed!! Pictures will follow....

Friday, July 03, 2009

Happy Birthday

All my Children.. lol. It was Bryce and Erykas Birthdays. July 3rd. It must have been 90 degrees. We all felt like the walking dead when it was over. Here are a few pictures.

Marshall (my youngest son)

Marshall and Wyatt in the River
I was cooling my feet on the sidelines.

The Beautiful Miss Jayda

Birthday Boy Bryce ... He's 3
and The Divine Miss E (Eryka, in the purple) who turned 13..I remember 13!

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