|Rose (and Ghost)|
BTW, DH and I found a huge beautiful Bobcat sitting on our front lawn this past Thursday. His color first surprised me as almost all of our ferals are black... and this cat was spotted. Then we noticed his size and his ears... and we both said at the same time "Bobcat!" DH got out (we were in the car returning from grocery shopping) and chased him back into the creek area. We were worried about the kittens that hang around our yard (especially Skita). We haven't seen him back, but apparently he's been spotted elsewhere in the neighborhood as others are posting on our neighborhood blog that he's been seen (as well as a few coyotes and coyote pups).
I have put away most of my pottery and quilting projects until after Thanksgiving. I've a house to clean, preparations to make, and food to cook... and I'm slow... always have been and with age possibly slower (if that's humanly possible). When I was growing up, I had an uncle that called me *Pokey*... and things haven't changed much.
Here is a picture of the finished (almost... still have to blackbird and re-fire) clay projects:
|hand-builts: clay bird, pony, chicken, hound dog, and elephant|
|assortment of clay goblets|
(wheel-thrown: some in one piece/some two)
The cat head sculpture has not yet been fired and I'm undecided how to glaze the carved vase... (may just blackbird it). I had thought to use a technique where you under glaze with colors (in this case shades of green on the leaves) let dry, then wash the whole thing in a black under glaze... ending up with a washed appearance with a hint of green underneath. However, the studio is closed next Saturday and then the only Saturday remaining is the last day to fire this semester... so there may not be time for this technique.
This morning someone posted their Thanksgiving Menu and it was very similar to ours. I guess most people have traditional recipes that they use each year. We usually have Smoked Turkey, Bourbon Sweet Potatoes, Oyster Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, and 2 desserts that the kids always want (chocolate pudding with a cream cheese and cookie crust and their dad's Philadelphia Cheese cake). I know that pecan pie and pumpkin pie are the norm and although we like these too, prefer the pudding and cheese cake. The last few years we've added a Pecan Hatch dressing made at Central Market that DH and I love. The type of bread sometimes varies... (from home-made cheese biscuits to crescent rolls) and we like cranberry sauce... either in the can or home-made... both are good.
So... since there probably won't be much computer time available this week, I will say, "Happy Thanksgiving" to all of you now. Hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Please post pics!