I don't love having a bruised toe on right foot such that I can't wear shoes. I dropped a 35 pound plastic tub of kitty litter from the height of the bottom rack of a grocery cart where it just wouldn't fit onto my foot. Believe me it hurt. it still does, and the toe is swollen and red still, but it wiggles fine. I would have gone to ER and sued Walmart if it hadn't.
It has also limited my walking for a few days. But I've still got other things waiting for attention.
I now have curtain material. I now have a working sewing machine vintage Sears 1960's. I stuck oil in all the right places yesterday, and wiped with an oily cloth where only dust bunnies could hide. May still need a new belt, since this is only the second one on it. I'll be so happy if it can just do simple straight stitches. My mending is mainly requiring that. And hemming new curtains was the impetus to get it fixed and running. I actually still have the owners manual, which says just call the Sears repair man to come out any time. Right. But I am glad I looked inside and found some more places that I can squirt oil into the machine.
Just wish I could count on the Satin glaze. I may try it again tomorrow. This is the look I want, and I keep throwing out pots because it has craters in it from being applied too thickly. I am determined to get it right.
I also am a collector of pottery. I have two small pieces by Akira Satake of Swannanoa, and one by Cathy Babula, and one by Bilbro (she didn't write her whole name on the bottom). I don't like that my mark on my pots won't let anyone know my name, the little goddess figure. So I think I'll also do my name. I'm not exactly well known enough that people will see that goddess with arms stretched to the sky and think, ah it's done by Barbara Rogers! My art is not meant to be anonymous.
Now that starts my thinking, why does it matter that an observer, someone who at least picks it up and looks on the bottom, should find my name? I shall be thinking about that all day now. I think it's an ego thing. But it may also be connected to being a lurker.
A blogger note, after fuming for weeks why blogger won't remove blogs that I'm no longer following from the list on the "gadget"... they don't do it automatically, so those blogs, even when they are no longer active, are just listed forever as blogs I'm following. I would have thought once I stop following a blog, it would be removed from the list. Logical, no? Anyway, if I go through "design" and edit the "gadget list," that takes care of it completly. Duh.