This is my dear friend, Julie and her son, Isaac. Issac's twin, older brother, and parents are all in the process of saying goodbye to this sweet soul. You can read more about my connection with them and my experience with Isaac on facebook(Erin Paisley-Stueber) and if you have something to spare, their Go Fund Me link is in my profile here, which also gives their story. These are the hardest working, simplest living, most joyful people I know, and I'm a better and different person for having known them, and for the times I held Isaac and gave him kisses. He loves kisses, he demands kisses. He loves watching children, he loves holding his baby doll, he loves being talked to and repeating simple words. He hates flutes, recorders, and whistling! Every little bit will help these beautiful people. I will also have some things for sale on Sunday that will go directly to their cause.
Made my first cookie cutter! Gloves are a must. I cut strips from an aluminum sign bought from Home Depot. It would have been more accurate if I had pliers, but for a first, it will do. (Never mind my Discworld tally!)
Last one. Fox Bowl. I forgot to take pictures of all the things that sold out at Hover Craft, now I have no proof they ever existed. This bowl and a twin just came out of the kiln yesterday. More are in the making, as well as plates. I'm determined to be prepared for next Christmas. Maybe.
After a rough week, it's nice to open the kiln and find that something turned out. I stayed up making more the past two nights, so as difficult as things get, I'll have the thrill and hope of opening the kiln. Simple pleasures and gains among worries and loss.