Monday, November 20, 2017

So what's a cauldron really for?

I've had one for years, a yellow one with rainbow glazes on the exterior.  Don't know why, but I like having it around.  Never tried to stir up any special brews, no eyes of newts etc!

So I made a new one this month.

 The interior is satin white glaze (about a gallon) mixed with 2 oz. of Mason stain Bermuda Green, which looks a lot like Robin's Egg Blue.

 Exterior is primarily Matt Bronze Green (our studio glaze) with the Bermuda Green brushed on the top half over the Matt green.
10-1/2 inches tall, 9 inches across.

Jagged edge means not something to drink a gallon of anything out of...and it's really too small for a punch bowl.  (Maybe I'll make a bigger one soon, not that I need it, but I do have a punch ladle!)

I will probably put some pretty oranges in it...or apples.  Of course if I am invited to do a fire ritual, here's a caldron which can have a fire inside it without damage (well, incense anyway).

And I want to send you to another blogger's post about pricing, as published in Pottery Making Illustrated last year. Mea Rhee (mee-uh ree), is ​the potter behind Good Elephant Pottery.

Today's quote:

When external factors shift we have an opportunity to rediscover our core which is the only truly safe place to call home.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

August memories

Coneflowers were blooming as rosemary went to seed, in foreground. Lake Tomahawk beds are well tended by my friend Dave, who's a Master Gardener.

Submitted for Sunday Summertime, third Sunday of the month all winter in which to see flowers from August.  Since a cold front came through Black Mountain last night, it's especially welcome to have thoughts of August flowers!

Quote for today:

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.
Anne Lamott

Friday, November 17, 2017

Nancy Whitlow Cannon, grandmother of Cyntha Cannon Rogers

In considering a sixth great grandmother, I often wonder how she dressed..(as a member of the George Rogers family tree.)

Nancy Ann WHITLOW Cannon 1747–1830 
 Birth 18 NOV 1747 • Caswell County, North Carolina, 
Death 01 JUL 1830 • Loudon County, Tennessee

grandmother of Cyntha Cannon Rogers (w. of Micajah C. Rogers) both buried in Huntsville, TX

She married John Cannon,  Birth 18 MAR 1744 Virginia, Death OCT 1806 Grass Valley, Knox, Tenn (an unknown location as of this date)  He did receive a 100 acres of land warrant as a result of serving in the Revolutionary War.  His ancestry site is pretty garbled up at this point, and I'll try to straighten it out (on my tree) by his birthday in March!

The clothes that were being worn by women in the 1830's are possibly what Nancy would have also worn.

 Fashion drawings show big sleeves!

And undergarments would help every lady have the right support!

Three children are listed on "Find a Grave" site with her and their markers.
Martha Cannon Nelson (1764 - 1862)
William Cannon (1771 - 1868) (father of Cyntha Cannon Rogers)
Robert Cannon (1781 - 1854)

Photo of Irwin House, Milton, Caswell County, NC taken 1940
Caswell County is located right on the Virginia line, and was formed in 1777.  It has today only two real towns, Yanceyville (the County Seat) and Milton.  
Casswell County Courthouse, maybe built 1830

Nancy Cannon is buried in Steekee Cemetery, Loudon County, TN.  The year she died she is on the census living with her son Robert, who has a similar headstone.  On that census she is the free white female age 80-89 years old in his household in Roane, Loudon County. TN

For more news and views from Sepia Saturday, check this link.
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Quote for Today: 

The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.
Dr. Robert Holden

  As Thanksgiving is coming, something to think about...changing the world !

Another thought about dates...the Gregorian Calendar was mentioned back on Nov 16 HERE.
And it didn't state when or how the British changed their calendars...So here's some more info (and keep in mind England also changed it's "New Year date" from March 25 to Jan. 1.)
"In England and Wales, the legal year 1751 was a short year of 282 days, running from 25 March to 31 December. 1752 began on 1 January. To align the calendar in use in England to that on the continent, the Gregorian calendar was adopted: and the calendar was advanced by 11 days: Wednesday 2 September 1752 was followed by Thursday 14 September 1752. The year 1752 was thus a short year (355 days) as well.. Source Wikipedia