Sorry about yesterday's non-appearance. I just slumped and couldn't get up the energy (not that it takes much, does it?).
Mum is still very poorly and the hospital holds out little hope. We agree.
Pottery on Tuesday was, as always, good. It was the last one until the beginning of May when the new term starts.
I neatened off the second leaf coaster which has now been fired, I expect, and is ready for glazing in May. I started the third one and, at Alex's suggestion, have brought it home to let it dry and neaten it up. She suggested that I bring it in on the first Tuesday, if I can, and she will get it fired for the Thursday evening. I probably will do that and I can say hi to my new friends at the same time.
Two of the pendants are now finished and the clay cost the grand total of 9p!! I now have to get some leather thongs and maybe a few beads to embellish before I can wear them. I glazed the other three pendants so they will be finished by the time the new course starts. I now have to find a fourth leaf shape for the last coaster and to decide on a new project. Some kind of bowl, I think, and maybe terracotta rather than the white clay I have been using thus far. I must remember to ask whether I can bring in some porcelain to use and I want to look at glazes as there's a fairly limited range of colours on offer in class. When I make some Christmas tree decorations, I want to find some sparkly glaze too!
I forgot to take photos - my mind was on other stuff!
My brother is now down from Scotland, which is a relief. My other brother lives in the US so a quick trip over is not really on the cards!
I was going on a coach trip tomorrow but I've cancelled it as my heart really isn't in it at all. There will be another time, I am sure. I emailed the coach company explaining as otherwise the driver would be waiting for me to arrive at the pick up point. I didn't expect any kind of refund at this late date but they emailed back with their best wishes and to say they were sending me a credit note for the full amount minus a small handling charge. I thought that was very nice of them.
I may be going home on Sunday but that does depend on whether anything happens.
I think that's everything, more or less. Thank you all for your very kind words.