I didn't get pie plates after all. His are too big for quiche and that's mostly what I want them for. I got this set of nesting bowls instead. They're wood fired and a great trade for 15 bars of soap.
I've been using this set of bowls that I got as a wedding present in 1968. DD Chris says she'd like to have them. She only has tupperware. I can see how she'd not be big on kitchenalia, since her mother isn't either.
I decided, no time like the present, and launched a batch of chocolate chip cookies to christen my new bowls. I'm using palm oil, something that Leigh talked about here. I won't know what I think if I don't try it. I'm also using pecans because DS Matt is deathly allergic to walnuts.
Back to the box for a second. It turns out that not only is Dale a potter, he's a wood turner, and he gave us tours of both his workshops. I had read something recently on WeaveTech about dyeing with wood chips so I asked him if he'd save them for me. He said he would and separate them out as well. These shavings are cottonwood, and since I got yellow dye from the leaves and branches, I have to assume that I'll get yellow from the shavings too.
I searched the WeaveTech posts and found the message that I read. The weaver is Sandra Rude, who has both a blog and a website. She has a pdf linked on her website with instructions on dyeing with wood chips. How do I keep finding new ways to waste, I mean, spend my time?!
Dale said he was first interested in weaving, but fell in love with pottery, though if he had discovered wood turning first, he never would have become a potter. I asked him if he was interested in making shuttles and he said, absolutely. He's going to come out here after we get back from Southern California for New Years and take a look at mine. I'm going to show him drop spindles as well. Why not??
Fire season in full swing.....
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