Wednesday, January 11, 2012

beads, buttons and more mugs

It's a dreary rainy day and I am not feeling motivated to do much of anything. I have sort of felt that way all week. My excuse for not getting anything started in clay today is that on Friday morning I am flying to NYC and then spending a long weekend with my daughter in Connecticut. Why start something new when you may not have time to finish it?
When I mentioned to Jeff that I felt we have been rather lazy this week he said, "What about the 50 mugs and 25 goblets we have been working on?". Oh yeah, that's right. We did do that... along with beads & buttons.

These are the last of the mugs that I handled and decorated...

uh-oh... look at that handle on the mug on the right... popped right off! It was too thin and I probably didn't dampen the slip enough.

small buttons and beads...

and these are the mugs that Jeff handled and decorated...
I think he did twice as many as me. This deco takes a little less time and he definitely is faster at pulling handles. If you remember from an earlier post he also threw all the bodies for these mugs... so the truth is out. I have been lazy, not Jeff ;-).

We usually work into the evening, me until 7 or 8 pm, Jeff often until 9 or 10 pm. Tonight we are taking a break and having a date night. After a our monthly Co-op meeting we are going out to dinner and then to see a movie. We haven't been to the movies since we moved here, I think we are overdue!


  1. Since I only got two houses made today, I would say you are anything but lazy! It's a day for lazy if ever there was one though. I really like that mug shape :)

  2. we saw the girl with the dragon tattoo- it was great!
    have a great trip- pots will wait- that and dust- dust will wait too- oh and cobwebs....they will wait even longer

  3. we wanted to see the girl with the dragon tattoo but it isn't playing in asheboro :-(
    i read the book and loved it... tried to watch the subtitled version but we were eating dinner and it is too hard to eat, read and watch at the same time... i am not that talented!
    in this cabin the cobwebs accumulate so quickly that it will look like a haunted house when i return.

  4. Sometimes I feel lazy, but then sometimes it's best to leave time, make time, for other things, for the recouping times.

  5. Sometimes it's good to take it easy! Good for Jeff to remind you that you DID accomplish something this week :) I love your mug decorations- they are beautiful. Enjoy your visit and bring WARM clothes- we are due for a real cold snap soon!


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