What would we do without the World Wide Web? Having melted a Ziploc bag on the back burner of my new stove, I entered “plastic melted on glass stovetop” in a Google search. And whaddaya know? The top hit is a full page that includes “You will need;” “Steps to remove the plastic,” and “Additional Tips and Ideas.” Subsequent entries praise the first with reviews by other adults whose pets or children — never they themselves — did the damage.
With some WD-40, nail polish remover and a razor blade, the stovetop will be good as new.
Emily Post took her first pottery class in 2002 with potter Jim Neupert. When she first began to make simple coffee mugs, I bought one. Several years later, my kids gave me four of the lovely carved mugs and a bowl with a rabbit on it.
Her stall at the Methow Valley Farmers Market features all the utilitarian pieces she makes: mugs, platters, bowls, pitchers and urns. Her colors are blues, greens, whites and tans/browns.
Emily now has a studio at home where she makes and fires her pottery. Three raku pieces on display at the Confluence Gallery show how Emily’s work continues to become more sophisticated as she creates new designs and learns new techniques for glazing and firing her pieces.
“My work is always evolving,” Emily says, “and I hope it always will be.”
A benefit breakfast buffet for Vicki Hallowell will be held at Methow Valley Eagles Aerie on Sunday (June 28) from 9 a.m. till noon. Admission is $8.
Vicki was diagnosed with multiple myeloma a year and a half ago. She has returned to the valley after three months of medical treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and University of Washington Medical Center. She received a stem cell transplant and in July will learn if the procedure was successful.
The benefit will help pay for travel to and from the west side, incidental expenses, and medical expenses that insurance didn’t cover.
A raffle and silent auction will also be held at the Sunday event. For more information, please call Susie Gardner at (509) 322-3341.
Prizes for adult readers are a new feature of Twisp Library’s summer reading program. Each time you read a book, fill out a little slip about it, and you will be entered into a weekly prize drawing. Five-dollar gift certificates for Michael’s, Cinnamon Twisp Bakery or Blue Star Coffee may also be won by adults who bring their children to check out their summer reading books.