Nothing much to report; husband and I went to Van Aken Marketplace on Saturday for a little adventure. I ate Poutine for the first time ever (if anyone had told me it’s french fries with gravy on it, I would’ve certainly have done so sooner!) and was sad that I was too full to sample anything else. (Seriously, that was a half size portion? For what? a family of five? Egads.) We also got lovely baked goods from On the Rise, coffee and some Giftmas shopping done.
On Sunday we made a trip down Euclid avenue in Wickliffe to try out Couchland coffee shop; loved it. It’s spacious inside, lots of couches (which one aught to have suspected from the name) and a lovely library of books. Their Pumpkin Pie Latte was first rate; will certainly be returning.
Enamels Update: I did spend some time working on enamels. I put down a white pelican shape on the Pelican medallion I was working on and fired it; came out lumpy but I like it. I’m afraid the sunflower did not fire all the way; I thought it was done but enamel scratches off. Will need to re-do the final firing. The mixed brown continues to disappear sadly when fired. I was really watching the temperature and not keeping them in long but… blast. Maybe I need to be hotter and fast? Two of the portrait medallions are OK, not fabulous, but OK, nearing done. The large portrait medallion with the blue background continues to vex me. I put a plain robins egg blue background down on a new medallion; I’m planning on doing something sketchy on it. And I added another coat of white to my calligraphy experiment medallion. Oof. That was a lot, not terribly encouraged, but… continuing. I am learning, eh?
Quilt Update: Two more threads. Slowly but surely… can’t wait to be done with this project! I’m more than halfway done, maybe two thirds? with the top stitching.
Knitting Update: Plugging away at this shawl which is much bigger than I thought.