Monday, November 07, 2011

Making pottery

I am so far behind so today it’s some pictures that managed to get “lost” and a post that I should have gotten up back in October…oh well…it’s here now.

Back in October when Maisie hurt her back she wasn’t allowed to go to gymnastics practice for almost a week so I tried to do some fun activities with her each afternoon after school and homework so she wouldn’t be too blue about being kept from her favorite place.  These pictures were taken on Wednesday, October 19th.  Halloween decorations were still up and you can see that Maisie was wearing the heat wrap to help her back.  If you don’t have one of these heat wraps, get one as they are fabulous.  We have three; the back wrap which is wonderful because you can strap it on so you can move about and it fits children and adults comfortably, the body wrap which is perfect for the neck and shoulders and it also is nice to use on a cold night to keep warm and finally we have the hot/cold pack which is perfect when I have a headache and need something on my neck or forehead.

IMG_1323e Maisie loves going pottery painting, so-much-so that this year she requested a pottery painting birthday party.  Knowing that Maisie loves painting pottery, her friend April picked out a birthday gift for her along the same line, a pottery wheel so that Maisie could actually make her own pieces.

IMG_1330eMaisie had a fun afternoon making little bowls.

IMG_1331eMashing the clay back down. 

IMG_1336eThen making something new. 

Maisie really enjoyed playing with the clay on the wheel but didn’t want to let any of her pieces dry so we packaged up the clay and she’s been able to pull it out again to play some more.  Even though my little girl couldn’t go to the gym she still had a fun afternoon.

New Secret Recipe Club post over on Cook Lisa Cook this morning and this month I went savory making Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens.  Wow was it delicious, my house smelled fabulous as it cooked and it brought back memories of some of the delicious food we enjoyed while in Guangzhou.  Check out the recipe by clicking on the picture.


While over on Cook Lisa Cook please take a look at some of my other recipes including: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon FrostyMango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw, Happy 6th Birthday Maisie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Thin Mint Irish Coffee, Caramel Apples, “Rotisserie” Chicken, Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Mummy Hotdogs and Mango Upside Down Cake.



  1. I love that children's pottery wheel! What a great way to keep her busy and having fun. Wow!

  2. I love that children's pottery wheel! What a great way to keep her busy and having fun. Wow!

  3. Serious fun! You are such a good mom. And cook!

  4. That was laurel....Austin was home for the weekend.

  5. What a neat gift. I think I would have fun playing around with it too. Glad Maisie found some nice distractions while she was resting her back.

  6. cute! I took pottery classes as a child, and loved it so much! The wheel was so soothing, and boom - you have a therapy and a gorgeous vase! lol


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