Saturday, January 10, 2015

Brrr .... Cold Day in Texas

We're having our winter here in North Central Texas.  Each morning the temperature is in the 30s, and for some of those who live up north, why, that isn't very cold at all, but for me it is very cold.  I prefer the 80s, the 90s, and even the 100s.  Why am I not living in Arizona? Florida? Hawaii?

These two beads in the picture have served me well the past few years. I had thought to 'brand' them for my website and profile icons/avatar, but I think I will be retiring this soon in favor of something else. I don't know what, yet, but something.

I have another small load of beads firing, with the same two glazes as the other day.  I suppose this is the week I have spent glazing more beads than I have in the last several months. 

I have so many different ideas I want to try out in 2015.  But first I have to finish up some old projects.

 Currently I am making up some slabs to fashion into a dollhouse/carport for the grandchildren. I have three floors and a stairway in greenware. Now onto the walls and other sets of stairs.  After that project, I have in mind to make some fermenting pots for sauerkraut and the like.  And then I still have some mugs that are awaiting their 'first' firing. 

This year I am replacing my big kiln, and right before Jan 1, I ordered one. It should be here in another week or so. It is the same brand/size as my last except it is digital. I also ordered it so that it would have a kiln setter.  After I ordered it, I thought, "Well, that old kiln isn't so bad. It will be fine to bisque fire in."  I think that's what I will do, as long as it lasts. After that, I'll set it on the sidewalk and put on Craiglist:  "Free kiln.  To the first person who will come and get it.  Not working well."

And if no one comes for it, I will put a sign on it that says, "$25" and in no time at all, some enterprising soul will come along and put it in the back of their truck and drive away. That person will think he/she is 'stealing' it, but no, it would not be stealing it. That person will be doing me a favor.

Have a great day,


  1. What great news! Bet you will love the new kiln!

  2. I think it will be here soon! Which is good because I have firing to do! :)