Good morning, everyone. It's a cold and frosty morning here in mid-Essex and the heating is well up. Everyone's saying about some expected snow next week but fingers crossed. Finally I'm getting too old for snow! Well, too old to be excited about it anyway although I do love to watch it falling.
Yesterday was a very busy day. Swimming was lovely and I'm looking forward to going again tomorrow morning. I also had a wander around Matalan and I'm so glad I did because there was a nice, warm longer coat (longer than a jacket, I mean), showerproof and warmly lined and with a hood. I tried one on - too large. Woo hoo! I anded up with a (whispers it so as not to tempt fate) size 12. Blimey!!!
I got it, obviously!
Once home, I dashed around doing this, that and the other until it was time for Knitter Knatter Club. It was the first week so everyone was learning but great fun and they all seemed to pick it up well and without too many holes.
After my time helping out in FS, it was home, James, to look through my planning before tuition and after tuition I whizzed round to Beth's to pick up an old shirt of Alex's and to have a chat.
I slept well last night!
This morning, I am feeling pretty nervous because it's the first session in a nine week pottery course for beginners. I signed up for it last autumn and it seemed a good idea at the time as it's something I have always wanted to have a bash at.
The bumph says, and I quote:
"From the basic techniques of handbuilt pottery and decorative glazing methods to experimenting with more advanced techniques in pottery for all could be just for you. Create your own unique, wonderful artefacts."
Ha ha ha!
However, right now I am wondering if I've bitten off more than I can chew. We will see.
So that's why I needed the old shirt - I don't have any old clothes because of losing all the weight and I have a feeling that my kitchen apron is not adequate to the job.
After that, Beth will be round and then I have some tuition. Another busy day really so I'm glad I had a lazy weekend! xx
I dread to think what my unique artefacts would be like, Joy, ha ha! Best of luck potting! No I don't think a kitchen apron would be adequate. If you lived closer to us, I could pass one of husband's old shirts to you! Longing to hear you you get on!ReplyDelete
Well, if they're anything like mine are likely to be, I'd dread it too, believe me. :-) I am, really. Sometimes it is hard having a creative daughter!Delete
Al's shirt is a long, button up to the neck, long-sleeved one so it should prove adequate, hopefully.
I'll let everyone know. :-)
Oh Joy, you'll love it! I did a couple years and years ago and had great fun, but never got on with the wheel though. However I loved all the hand building techniques and glazing. You'll be great at it!ReplyDelete
You will have a wonderful time - I did pottery at Art School and loved it. I have just bought some of that DAS white clay to play around with at home.ReplyDelete
Well done on the weight loss and new smaller size coat that is a wonderful achievement.
PS - when your pieces are famous I will be able to say I knew that lady!!ReplyDelete
It's for beginners, so you'll all be in the same boat! I did a one-day beginners' course a couple of months ago and I really enjoyed it. Just release your inner child and enjoy playing with mud!ReplyDelete
Good luck on your pottery course. I can remember doing pottery at school but I didn't have any noticeable skill at it and just hated the feel of the wet clay on my hands! Don't forget to take photos, please.ReplyDelete
Thanks, ladies. I'll write all about it tomorrow. Silly me, I forgot to take my camera so it's on the list of Things To Take next week.ReplyDelete
Brilliant! I immediately thought of The Good Life episode where Barbara tries her hand at it!! :-)ReplyDelete
Yes, of course! I loved that programme!Delete