It just seems like it’s been one of those winters. People in the cities are screaming about how much snow they have gotten and for them it probably is a lot. However for us in the western mountains of Maine the snowfall amount has been about average, so far. At this time of the year I’m usually kicking myself for not pushing the snow banks back further during the first few storms of the winter and this year isn’t any different. What is different about this winter compared to most years is the extreme cold and high winds. By now our temps should be in the mid 20’s and not having a hard time to get above zero and the wind isn’t helping any. The high winds are causing drifting problems and last night with the windchill factor it was supposed to feel like -39F outside. Ouch!
I guess for me the one thing that is affecting everything is that I keep getting bad colds that seem to last forever. Well I caught another bad cold around the 7th or 8th and it is still kicking my butt. I won’t let myself work when every time that I cough I feel like I’m about to pass out. My head feels like it’s got its own AM radio station just playing static all the time. Well I tend to get stir crazy when I can’t work on things. So to pass the time I’ve been looking back at some pictures of my old work and trying to decide what to make again when I do start to feel better.
I ran across these pictures of two sets of Ambrosia Maple platters from 2011. I’ve still got plenty of this Ambrosia Maple stock left so I thought I would make up a platter or two when I get feeling better. These are made from one board and are not a glue-up. Which way do you like them best, with or without the marble center?