Great American Baseball Tour — Day 43

clipart carSunday, May 27, 2018

Another long travel day from Selina, Kansas to Decatur, Illinois, over 500 miles. Other than being a very long day, we had one mishap –we drove into a very strong thunder shower and when Jim turned on the wipers one went flying. So we had to hunt down a Walmart and get it replaced. If it weren’t for the Rain-ex on the windshield we would have had to pull over and wait out the storm.

clipart familyWe are here to visit Jim’s brother John & wife Phyllis. Remember that we visited Carol’s brother John & wife Sheila in Salem, Oregon. My brother Collins & his partner Scott and my sister Linda came to the 50th; as did Jim’s brother Dan and sister Annette. So we got to see all of our brothers and sisters. (3 each + spouses. Jim and I each have another brother who is deceased.) After our grandson’s wedding in June we will have seen all our kids (5+ spouses), grandkids (10+ spouses), and great-grandkids (4 no spouses LOL). We also got to see our nephew and his family of 9 at the 50th. Family is what’s most important in life, above everything else. It is so nice that we get to touch base with everyone this year (between February and June). AND we also got to complete Jim’s bucket list wish to see all of the MLB stadiums!


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Since we are finished partying and are on the way home, we are starting to shift gears and prepare to get back to work. Tomorrow we are picking up some molds. Here’s what’s happening:

  1. African-American molds and bisque already picked up from Oregon
  2. Cartoon molds including Sorcerer Mickey, Santa Mickey. and some bears, hope to get tomorrow
  3. Alberta Carousel ornaments (ordered / being shipped)
  4. More carousel molds picking up when we go to Wisconsin in June
  5. Military medallions in bisque (ordered  / being shipped)
  6. Baseball Smileys and Happys in greenware (ordered / pick up in Akron)
  7. Birthday party bisque and rainbow dish bisque (ordered / OCS)
  8. Essentials I & II bisque for WS in July (ordered / OCS)

Open Classes will resume in the studio next week on Monday, June 4th.
A schedule of workshops has already been posted.
Those not interested in the workshop, may come and work on other pieces.

Carol’s Carousel Creations
Jim & Carol Warneke


About carolscarouselcreations

I am a retired math teacher. My jusband and I have been pouring, cleaning, firing, and painting ceramics since 1970 and have been teaching since 1972. We are both Duncan certified and members of IADCCT (International Association of Duncan Certified Caramic Teachers) and MVCT (Mahoning Valley Ceramic Teachers), a local chapter in North East Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. We have a home studio where we teach Technique Workshops and have Open Class time. We also have a party van which we take to local nursing homes. A new addition in 2020 is our online Facebook Live classes/demonstrations. We have two Etsy stores AfAfKidsNFriends for our African-American pieces and CarolsCarouselShoppe for our carousels. Find us on Facebook at CarolsCarouselCreations or send us an email to
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