Easter Weekend of Sunshine
This photo is not a result of me and my chainsaw running amok. It was like that when I got there – honest! It’s at Dumfries House up in Cumnock, we went over on saturday on the glorious sunshine, driving over the beautiful wildness that is the Galloway / Ayrshire border. Amazing house, full of Chippendale furniture and original mid 18th Century Axminster carpets. The grounds are spectacular too, lots of big big trees, oh I love big big trees. I confess I did cuddle a few.
A beautiful big old horse chestnut in the grounds. I love those branches that almost touch the floor but the lift off again.
Massive trees lining the drive up to the house.
On sunday I popped into the workshop for a little while and did a bit of faffing and decorated a jug. I’ve been looking at the one in the photo here for ages, it’s in a beautiful book of Staffordshire slipware. I only went back to it after I had finished the jug but I can see what I’d been thinking about before I decorated it.
I went for just white slip on the black and though it looks quite busy on the front, the back may come as a surprise to you.
Ta daaa! I like it and that surprises me!
Today was another amazing day, the whole weekend has been sunny and fabulous. I had this set of plates to wander my slip trailer across.
Cobalt leaves. It’s not often that I have a problem with the slip drying out too quickly while I am working on something.
The film is just a wee quickie on the footpath round the corner here behind the house.
And finally . . . If I had a record player I would be bidding on this just for the utter crazy amazingness of it. You don’t see these every day.