Wednesday, August 19, 2009

first day of school!




Well, no, not really first day, but it almost feels like it. Students are crawling all over town, classes begin for Cornell students next week, for my pottery students at Cornell Septemeber 6.
So I prop the missus up in front of the house and she sez 'first day of school!'. She is involved in getting some kind of graduate something at Cornell which we figure will take 17, scratch that, 16 more years. What's the hurry? But look at my flowers in the pots, eh? Marigolds and sunflowers!
I wanted house pics because I saw Pauline blog about a person who makes clay houses that are so cute, and decided to make our house as a big relief plaque. It is coming along really well, see below, and tis rare I just make something just FOR ME.
Wait, not true, I made the banana blueberry bread below that just for me. And she.
BTW--I really liked the glittery chick with the dragon up top, but I really like switching headers even more....


18 comments:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

notice the enormous pig at the front door.....

Becky Jo said...

When I was a kid, we would do a 'first day of school photo'... my Dad would make us hold a little sign with the year. :)

That is a nice little relief. I should make one of my round house.....

kcinnova said...

Absolutely wonderful, all the way around! :)

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Me and the missus both had first day pics too, which is why she yelled it out....

Norah said...

yum! i want some of that bread... and you are right about the town crawling with people... it scares me just a little

jimgottuso said...

that banana blueberry bread is making my mouth water... looks yummy.

Pauline said...

That house is awesome, I love it! Brilliant idea! The big pig at the front door is great, cant wait to see the finished piece.

Love the back to school pics and the bread, yummmy!

Hilary said...

I was just thinking how I miss taking those first day of school pics of my kidlets now that they're long past that stage.. sigh. I love that you're recreating your house.. great idea. And that baking looks scrumptious.

cindy shake said...

The bread looks wonderful. I am doing a happy dance today because here in Alaskaland, TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! Yippee for me!! I'm celebrating with breakfast with a friend then I think I'll have a CLAY DAY too!

Jay said...

Your house is very cool.

And the bread looks pretty tasty!

Lis Garrett said...

Lovely! Your sunflowers are gorgeous - I couldn't get mine to grow this year, thanks to the bunnies who ate them down to the ground. The plaque is super-cool, too!

Busy Bee Suz said...

That bread looks so yummy. So you can bake and pot???
Your home and the Missus are adorable...love those flowers.

red dirt girl said...

you are a domestic GOD !!!!!

xxx
rdg

soubriquet said...

Didja see me? I was just right outside your house!
Well, in virtual reality, anyway, courtesy of google earth, streetview pics.
Damn, I wish real travel was that easy.
I'd be begging a taste of that banana blueberry bread, throwing toys for the beagle.
It looks like a nice street to live on.

marystarosta said...

Love the relief picture, very cool idea! And getting HUNGRY for something... thanks alot! GRIN

ML said...

I'm sending you a bill for drying out my keyboard. That picture of your banana blueberry bread is soo tempting I drooled all over the keyboard and now I'm afraid I've ruined it. A many-talented guy, is Gary! And all of 'em good!

Prohomemaker.Com said...

I love when you talk about your life there ... and it is always so sweet to me that you love your house so much. Warms my heart (or maybe it's the antibiotic and Vicodin I just took for my bad toothache)

:-)

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