Good morning, one and all. It's another dry morning. No sun yet, but after it broke through yesterday, it was a very pleasant day, so fingers crossed. It doesn't have to be warm, just not wet!
Pottery was, as always, great. The last session of this term although there is an add-on session next week for which we just turn up and pay on the day.
I didn't finish anything but I worked on the pendants, two of which are now glazed and in the kiln. The others were rubbed and scraped and generally neatened off and are now ready for firing. I did the same to the first leaf coaster and that will be fired by next week too. I cut out and moulded the second coaster (different shape) and had some leftover rolled clay so I cut out another little pendant (I'll need to wear these, won't I?) in the shape of a leaf.
Next week I will do two more leaf coasters so I have a set of four and I have to think what to do next term. I think I want to do some kind of bowl with some relief on the edge, although I have other sketches too. This is why I need to keep on going - it would be awful to stop now.
They've started the road repairs down our road although they started at the other end (it's a cul-de-sac) and didn't get as far as where I am (about half way down) yesterday. I guess it will be our turn today. I don't need the car for anything so I won't bother to move it out of the road.
I'm not sure what I thought of Sewing Bee yesterday. It was all about tailoring and there were some simply gorgeous woolen tweeds and linens in use but - oh, I just kept thinking 'what a waste'. My mum used to go to tailoring classes (her verson of my pottery, I guess, although her work was an awful lot better than mine will ever be) and I remember how long one garment would take her. She made some simply gorgeous skirts, jackets and, especially, coats (some of which may be mine one day) and I know what time and patience she expended to get it all absolutely spot on right.
To make them panic and rush and create items that, frankly, were terrible in many cases, seemed so wrong and a great disrespect to the fabrics.
Bake Off is the same - they just don't have enough time to show what they can really do.
And, in the end, the lady I had down as a possible winner went out. So sad and she was such a help to the others, she will be greatly missed.
(It won't stop me watching it though!)
Today I overslept which was a pain as I had early morning things to do (which I have now done). I have my friend, Val, over for lunch and then, weather permitting, we will go for a stroll in the woods close by.
I also have a bit of tuition to plan for and some ironing to get on with but, apart from that, it is an easy day.
I hope yours is too.