Saturday, 16 August 2008

I have been given an award to share from my blogging friend Merle. As I am not real up on computer stuff and am a bit lazy or forgetful to learn all this so I am sharing my award around the way I know how, without asking for help to do better. Here is my version .
Rules for the " Brilliante weblog" award.
1. Put the award logo on your blog.
2.Add a link to the person who gave it to you.
My friend Merle. Her link is on the side bar.
3.Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4.Add links to your nominees blogs.
5.Leave a message on your nominees blogs to tell them about it.
Well I can do all that except the link bit but the links are already here on my blog in the My favorite reads on the side bar bit so I invite everybody to go to them via there.
The people I want to nominate to share this award with are;
Pear Tree Cottage, she isn't on my side bar list so here is her URL. http;// A new friend in Victoria, Mexico.
Winterwood. She is on my list as Krissie. My sand groper friend.
Melli. My blogging pal on the other side of the world.
Robyn. My fairy friend in the mountains.
Martha. My sister in West Virginia.
Annie. My bird watcher mate in Queensland.

Well today is Saturday. Another welcome weekend. Cold and sunny here.
I went to the pottery class last night and worked on turning the cylinders I made last week. I turned them on a clay chuck which was a new experience for me. A chuck ( little mound of clay) is made on the wheel and the leather hard pot secured on top of it then the excess clay is cut away from the pot, like wood turning except with clay, then the foot ring is added. It took some getting used to but I can see where it is better than the way I used to turn my pots. Then there was handles. Handles. I hate em. I can never get them just so. Well they look o.k to non potters but to a potter they would be second class. Anyway with practice I will be better. Next up is making a saucer that fits and matches. There is a lot of the fine details that I need to learn and the class seems to be traveling along a lot slower than the course outline suggests. I am not the only slow one though, we all seem to be about the same. I trashed one of the two cups I made last week in disgust when I wrecked the handle wrapping it up at the end of the night. Lol. Never mind it is only clay and infinitely recyclable until it is fired.
This morning I took Mum shopping in Tuggeranong. Our nearest big shopping mall type thingy, I measured it this morning as 7 km away. I bought a comforter set for the back bedroom, which is my spare bed, for when my sister comes to visit next month. It is a dark red quilted satiny fabric. Should look good but I haven't put it on yet. We also went to Bunnings to the plant nursery again. Spring is coming and awakening my interest in gardening again. Though it will be cold here for quite a while yet to come. I got 2 pink Arctosis to put out the front yard when the frosts have gone. We also bought a few more little pots , some Linaria and 2 more Ranaculas, 2 yellow Kalanchoe plants in early bloom, plus a large flowered white cyclamen to go in the kitchen window. I have put the outside ones in a large plant saucer to make a nice grouping for the table out the back. All up less than $50. I am adjusting my gardening habits to suit my new environment. I will adjust.
Other Linda news; I am dieting again, starting from this week onwards, but 2 kg less is showing up on the scales so far. I am hoping that it will ease my back pain and I can do my work easier.


Shadow said...

well done with your 2kg! here is my world it's saturday too, and so far i've done nothing but drink tea, eat a scone, feed the dogs and have a ciggy or 3... but that's what saturdays are for, right?!

Merle said...

G'Day Linda ~~ Glad to see you got your award posted and passed it on.
I am glad Mike put it on for you.
Take care. Love, Merle.

Bimbimbie said...

Hi Linda, congrats with your disappearing 2kg, thank you for thinking of me *!*

miss*R said...

thanks for the award xoxo.. it's not that I don't put them on my blog.. more like I forget :(

your pottery would be perfect to me.. I love pottery.. I admire anyone who does it.. I wish I could!!

Martha said...

Thanks so much for the award, Linda. I will work on getting it on my blog and passing it on as well.

winterwood said...

Thank you soooooooooooo much for the award Linda - feeling touched and will try and put it on the blog...again thank you so much for thinking of me for this!!!

Melli said...

GOOD ON YOU!!! I'm going to start dieting again too -- once I get back from the beach - which means October!

I'm sorry I didn't get over -- I did get your message the other day and I MEANT to come over... but it was such a busy weekend - just crazy! I do very much appreciate that you want to award me... and I THANK you MOST sincerely ... but I don't really "do" awards on my blog. Because really they are mostly just an award for being a friend... and I don't want to be awarded for being a friend - I just want to BE a friend! LOL! Anyway... I know... it's a technicality ... but it's just one of my quirks I guess. (oh that reminds me I need to do that meme again yet...) So, please don't think me RUDE that I don't exhibit it or pass it on -- I do APPRECIATE it - but I just don't feel friendship needs rewards! Friendship is it's OWN reward! I hope I haven't muddled this all up! I'm just going to quit now...