Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Woke up this morning to several responses. I took the day off work to deal with this and the books are now all gone and I am waiting for someone to come by for the clothes! Yeah! It would have taken me I don't know how many trips loading up my little car to get rid of this stuff, and this way people who actually want it are getting it. Check out your local Freecycle!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
This blue girl and most of the ones pictured here today would have been used as Napkin holders as I discussed earlier in the series. The one below has a lot of crazing and I have trouble reading the markings on the bottom.
Here is another napkin holder!
Visit more collections at Kelli's Show and Tell Friday.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
When I find the pictures I will add them to this post.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
This Brush Swan is old and has crazing which I really like. Marked 681, Brush pottery was at one time owned by Brush McCoy. The original company was started by a Brush, who then joined forces with the McCoy folks. Very similar colors and glazes. This is a fairly large swan. You can see the swans featured so far by clicking on SWANS in the Labels section to the right.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
It was a nice day today, mid 80's and lot less humid after the thunderstorms rolled through last night. Not going to last though.
I had to fill up the tank with gas today, $3.92 a gallon. Glad I only have a 10 gallon tank, and get 28 miles to the gallon when I have to run the airconditioner. Else I might have hyperventilated.
Two more years of driving back and forth to work 5 days a week. That's all, just 2 years and 3 months. That's all, just 2 years 3 months and selling my house. That's all.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Here are some of my white swans, some with painted beaks and some without. The first three are unmarked and very different from one another, I like the lines of the largest one the best, but the one in front has a cheeky tilt to her head. She makes me smile.
This little girl was made in West Germany by Goebel. She is unglazed but has a painted beak, much of which has flaked off.
See more Show and Tell posts at Kelli's!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
I want to learn more about canning but I knit and crochet and my Mom never learned how. She did teach me to sew, and while I rarely whip out the machine these days, I can certainly hem or sew on a button! I look around at the world today and wonder what would happen if we did have to become more self-reliant for our day to day needs. I understand the economics of scale but the loss of independence is scary, since our dependence is not on one another in a community building sort of way, but on governments and monopolies who really don't care about our real needs.
We become convinced that these powers that be will always provide, but didn't we learn something from Katrina? Myanmar is taking very good care of their people, right? A little time now spent learning some forgotten skills might save us some trouble later.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I spent some time in the back yard forest today, chopping down volunteer maples, black walnuts, and some other fast growing thing. I had worked up a good sweat, came in to cool off and the power went off. I called my neighbor to make sure it wasn't just my house. I don't know how big a section of town was out, but my whole neighborhood was. My bedroom was still pretty cool, because the air had been on in there since I got home from work. I took a cool shower and just laid in bed. I started thinking that it might be kind of hard to get dressed for work in the dark, so got up and started getting things together while it was still light enough to see. It was out for a couple of hours, but all powered up now.