Pottery was lovely. It was so nice to be back there and brilliant to be sitting and working next to Beth.
The two pots I was working on at the end of last term were still there and I got them both glazed. They don't look much yet but I hope they will. I've decided that the square one is going to be a candle holder so I need to hunt for a square candle to go in it. The other is a sort of tapas/pasta bowl - the inside should be sort of oatmealy and the outside a dark brown. Fingers crossed.
The rough edges are all deliberate, not just bad work!!!
I have to decide what to make next now.
On the candle theme, I am tending towards some candle holders with star cut outs.
Beth, of course, took to it like a duck to water.
Remember my first effort that ended up as the mousehog? Well, here's Beth's, from the same starting point.
On Sunday, Lindsey (personal trainer) is having a Christmas shopping day at her home in aid of Kids Inspire, a local charity that does some fantastic work across Essex.
Beth has a stall and I will be there both to help and to spend.
Unfortunately, the catering arrangements had fallen a bit flat as someone can't do their bit so some of us are baking and making. It's really nice to have an excuse for that kind of cooking - I haven't really done much since the gallbladder problem.
Yesterday I just had a try out, using a couple of patterned rolling pins to fancy up some shortbread and it looked so nice I went online and got a Christmas themed one for the Sunday biscuits (and for other occasions too). It should come today and my fingers are crossed that it's OK and suitable.
I'm also making a couple of cakes - probably coffee and walnut and cinnamon apple cake. Fingers crossed people buy a portion to go with their coffee.
Today I need to write my list of things I need to get for the cakes and then go a-shopping. In the afternoon, I have the personal training, cancelled on Wednesday. In the evening, I am baking. Great fun all round and not a lot of pressure - apart from a tidy up for the cleaners and, amazingly, there's not much to do there.
Have a great day. xx