Thursday 10:00 PM
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It is 3 degrees here in Torrington. I am bundled onto my couch while I type on my lap top. I have on a wool hat, thermals, sweat pants and sweat shirt, a quilt, a crocheted comforter and my pellet stove is blazing 8 feet away. And my feet are still cold. It is an old house I live in. Minneapolis is -3 and Grand Marais MN is -11. (Hi Marco). That's not too bad, I have felt worse.
I am thinking of spring though. It was sunny and warm in the house today as I worked on some pottery. I am still making face jugs. I am testing out some new clay formulas, hopefully a new clay batch will be more "yellow" for my yellow ware. My old clay mine I had been getting clay from in Missouri has been mining out a little too light and more buff color for the past couple of years. I also mixed up some colored slips for the little kiddos at Goshen school. We will be making snowman jars tomorrow with blue and green.... hats and scarves using the colored slips.
And I was thinking of spring. I was working on casting and trimming my Red Birds for gardens.
Many of you have bought my Red Birds for your gardens, house plants and flower vases. They sell well at fairs where people buy them individually. The 2- 1/2" birds come in 3 positions. I am putting together a new gift box of the 3. They will be available on my web site and at my shows starting up in April. See my web site, www.eastknollpottery.com for the birds and places I will be demonstrating.
And, Happy Winter! Spring will be here soon enough, embrace the cold, get as much sunlight as possible and be warm.