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Saturday, July 7, 2012

I'm such a bad blogger....




I really am.  Now that Greg and I are both in Fredericksburg I don't seem to have the motivation.  One reason for starting my blog in the first place was to keep my friends here in The Burg posted on what I was doing in Charlottesville....but I need to refocus.  I need to remember that there may be OTHER people who follow along and read my occasional (very occasional it seems) ramblings.  You may not comment much, but you know who you are.

I have been keeping busy.  Every morning I read all the Other Blogs. (Yes Ron Philbeck, I love the Facebook updates, they are so immediate, but I also love the meat of a good blog...and if this WAS FB you would  know I had "tagged" you....)  I get in a good 15 minute yoga type stretch and then give Layla a long, well really only 20 minutes, walk.  With this heat (103 today) it's lucky the old girl (she's 11) gets anything at all!  This past week our walk was shadowed by the families sitting out in the heat on their front porches waiting for the power to come back on after our horrible storm last week.  (Luckily we were only without for 24 hours and some creative juggling saved the fridge and freezer of food....the only losses were the 4 beers that exploded.  Now my kitchen is VERY clean.)

Then on most days I hit LibertyTown.  I either weave, OR believe it or not, throw some pots.



 I really am trying to vary it up a bit.  Sheep pottery is not a big seller in the City of Fredericksburg.

 I love the signs on the back of the car mugs.

Well.  A few sheep aren't bad.


Several years ago I made some rather, well, odd yarn bowls and have been promising a friend I would make more....

These are still in the greenware stage.  Glazing should be interesting....





A little twist on the traditional face jugs, eh? 


And when I return home I jump on my small workshop loom for some small projects...

But the very MOST exciting thing of all.

We found a house.  If you look carefully you will see my new studio in the background...


Over the next several months we will be transforming that tiny garage into a studio AND adding an addition to this new home of ours. So I apologize in advance for all the home improvement ramblings (and complaints?) in the foreseeable future.  And if that is ok with you....then I will be sure to keep this blog rolling.

Thanks for sticking with me!  And maybe you'll leave me a comment or 3.

(PS  I had a few more photos to add, but blogger must have gone to bed early.  They just won't come up.)


9 comments:

Lori said...

Lovely catch up blog! I love your pottery, the sheep and the chickens are my favorites. There! A comment!

TropiClay Studio said...

Nice mugs! I like the way you stepped through the face bowl project. I will be showing that process to my high school students!

Julie said...

Comments are tricky on the iPad but I had to say, of COURSE some others of us are still interested and reading! :)

cookingwithgas said...

me too! I read too so keep blogging- I don't live where you are.
Mugs! HOUSE!!!!!! Life is going well for you.

Tracey Broome said...

YAY! you have a house and a studio, how exciting! Love those very cute cups but I like the sheep ones too, people in the city like sheep, don't they?!
I signed up for a weaving class!!!

Anna M. Branner said...

Yay! Comments! Ya'll are great. Sometimes blogging with no comments can be a lonely place. :)

Helen Elston said...

LOVE the house! And I have to say....those "odd" yarn bowls are really awesome. I hope one or two find their way into your shop!

Anna M. Branner said...

I'm thinking one or two will find it's way to Etsy. :) The yarn comes out of different places...;) not everyone's cup of tea.

Lizardknits said...

So glad things are going well. Yes, I read you blog - so keep on blogging! The house looks lovely.