Saturday, 26 February 2011


A few pictures of the pots I am working on now. I attended a wholesale trade show in Halifax last Spring and received many orders from some great galleries and shops. They are now in the process of re-ordering for this year so after a lovely break over Christmas and January I am back in the studio. For the longest time I couldn't bring myself to call the little shed where I have my kiln and wheel my "studio". It sounded so pretentious, so "artsy", but I guess I have to get over that. I try to get out to work every morning by 9 am. I know that's not too early but by the time Isaac catches the bus at 7:30 and I put a bit of laundry in, figure out what to make for supper, have a coffee (or two) and check the blogs I read....and Facebook...etc. suddenly it's 9 am. Scott (my husband) works from home as well but his office is upstairs so after the bus leaves we force ourselves to get to work. I come back in to the house at lunchtime, we have lunch together, walk the dog then I do a bit more work in the afternoon and try to be back in the house when Isaac gets home at 3:30. He is 15 so really doesn't NEED me to be there but after so many years staying at home with my boys when they were young I don't like him to come home to an empty house and I know he will be grown up and gone in a few short years so for now I'm going to enjoy every minute (well there are some minutes I don't enjoy...he is a teenager after all). Ok, that's all for today, there was a big snowstorm here last night....30 cm of snow (12 inches) so must get out and help with the shoveling and snowblowing.

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Friday, 25 February 2011

After Pictures

Still no pictures on the wall but that will happen in time.  So relieved to have it done.  One of the sofas is a hide-a bed as it seems each time our 19 year old son comes home from university...he brings a friend...

We renovated.......

We bought our house the same month we got married in 1988.  It was over 130 years old and seemed like a good idea to buy when we were 19 and 22 years old.  Over the last 20+ years we have slowly chipped away at the things that needed to be renovated, including a major 3 month renovation in 1998 where we moved out for 3 months and lived in a travel a lake...with no hot water oh and did I mention that our boys were 6 and 3 years old at the time?  That is a story for another day.  Last summer we tackled the remaining 2 rooms that hadn't been renovated in 1998.  They were formerly a kid's playroom and a laundry room/bathroom and we moved our washer and dryer upstairs to a closet in the hall and changed the playroom into a spare bedroom and the laundry room into a bathroom.

We had to strip off all the old plaster, replace the sub floor etc.  We did find some interesting things in the wall  including a newspaper from Scotland from 1866, a clay pipe, and a tiny leather child's shoe.