Saturday, April 24, 2010

Wedding Pottery, Stoneware Chalice & Paten with Unity Candles

Wedding season is here, and along with it comes orders for custom pottery to enhance the service. This set is off to Sara and her fiance in Nebraska. Additional sets will be posted on etsy in a matter of days (my kiln is fired up as I type!).

Friday, April 23, 2010

Downtown Statesville Art Crawl, April 23rd

Tonight is the first Art Crawl of the season in downtown Statesville. Join us from 5:30 until 9:00 and enjoy art, artists, wine, nibbles and conversation.
I'll be at GG's Art, Frames and Gifts - come by and visit!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Springtime is for Planting...and Harvesting....

The garden shed is full of seedlings that spent the long winter on heat mats, under grow lights, and are now ready for planting in the garden. Most of the cool weather plants have been moved out of the garden house already. Above are the wee ones that weren't ready to brave it just yet.

But, out in the
vegetable garden,
some plants are
ready to move
on to the dinner plate. Every night is salad night, and asparagus will soon follow. Young radishes and many herbs are being enjoyed, and strawberries are full of bloom and promise! Up until this year, that would mean the daughter and a hand full of nieces would soon arrive to sit and chat on the garden house porch, within easy reach of the strawberry bed and juicy ripe fruit. This year, everyone is scattered around the world. We should be able to see how much the bed actually produces (although I would prefer the laughter of lovely young women enjoying the season and the company of one another). This year, I will have to put up jam so they can taste spring on the farm from a distance!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring is Here....

Well, Monday was the day. I posted items from the kiln, and I bumped Auntie Jo from my front page. I'd been logging in and signing out and never posting, I didn't want her to leave the front page. I know, I could have extending the number of posts per page, but that would have prolonged the inevitable. So, I prolonged the inevitable by procrastination. It felt different, somehow.

But, it is written "the leaves on the tree are for the healing of the nation." And every spring brings new life and new hope. And so, the long winter has ended. The farm is springing to life and everything looks somehow different....

Monday, April 5, 2010

Kiln Opening!!!

This morning's work: unload the kiln, photograph, inventory, fill orders and post extras.