My solution is always to turn the computer off and come back later as I have this theory that all the world is online at the same time as me and there is a huge blockage somewhere in the ether!! Well it didn't work at all last night so when I logged on this morning same problem. However many years ago when computers were the size of a small house, I had to teach myself how to use one at work and as a consequence when anything went wrong I tried to sort it out before I contacted our Helpdesk at the other end of the country. As a result I can sort out these minor frustrations and it seems to have worked as I am now typing away merrily.
Since I last blogged, I have finished my Mini Mania for December/January with the 'Grand Reveal' on Sunday.
|Sorry, only the back. showing the quilting|
|My top waiting to be finished|
I was back pot washing yesterday and you can read about last week's efforts in my last blog, but this week we were washing human skeletons. A huge number have been found at the Chester Farm project and in fact these were excavated in 2014, so it could have been one that I dug up. Out of deference to these Romans I am not allowed to show any human bones, but one person was working on a human skull, full of dirt, which she stopped cleaning after a while because the whole thing would have collapsed without the dirt to keep it held together. We believe it was a female who had a good set of teeth!!
However, there were still pots being washed and here are some of the more interesting 'finds'.
|These maybe more than one pot, but beautiful markings|
|Top of a bottle|
|Two pieces of Samian ware joined|
|A maker's mark - will it fit this pot??|
|Yes it does!! The mark is on the inside of the pot.|
|A beautiful design of leaves|
|Samian ware with a design of a hunting dog|
|Medieval pie crust dish with decoration made using the thumb ..|
|.. with thumbprint on the underside|