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Tuesday, January 14, 2014


You will remember that I have been babysitting Yogi since he was a puppy.  Judging by his size, I don't have to tell you that it has been awhile since he was a puppy.  He is Penny's best friend, and isn't it lucky to have a dog you babysit who is also besties with your own dog?  Esp. since we have a fine fenced in yard for them to play in!  I will admit, when I talk to him it just comes out "Oh Yogi baby" or "Yogi booboo".  Maybe you have to have pets to understand the affectionate ways you talk to dogs...even other people's dogs!

I woke up Monday and was like "OMFG IT IS NICE OUT".  Remember, we have had off and on snow for over a month and most recently the coldest days in 20+ years, below zero, a week of 30s-40s, yesssssssssssssssssss... what it does for your mood!

The other reason I had a big kick in my step was my first glance at the load of pots I had fired...oh MY.  You see me babying this cookie jar can see it is a large jar for coffee or sugar or a small cookie jar....
remember I was telling you yesterday, about the blue decorations under the glaze?
a)  I used it here, and tried it in a way that makes it a little more fuzzy and melted in...
b) as you see in the header, I have added more color schemes, not just greens! and
c)  there will be more color schemes and once I have finished the glaze test tiles I will
d) use them on my kitchen wall....the first ones are lined up now and HOLY CATS it looks GORGEOUS!


Lori Buff said...

Yes, the multiple colors are great. Your kitchen is going to be gorgeous.

Barbara Rogers said...


Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

I'm playing blog catch up big time so what a great post to come back to...awesome dogs and awesome pots. Love the yellow and blue tile combo!

cookingwithgas said...

those tiles are great! The pig on the cookie jar- adorable.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

LOVE love LOVE the new jar with the joyful piggy!
Cleopatra answers to "Pretty Kitty" -- she probably thinks it is her name these days. I also call her "Kiki".
My childhood cat answered to "Baby".

Busy Bee Suz said...

I can't wait to see your tiled wall finished; surely it will be a colorful addition.
Dogs need friends too! Cocoa has quite a few best friends which is great, because Ozzie isn't the player that she is. :)

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