Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 10 years.
Every day brings a new discovery.
They are still working on the casa............Senor says, it won't be long.........but Linda Lou says, it won't be long until what..............stay tuned to find out what's next.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Blog Block

Good afternoon!
A picture below, of this morning's sky right before sunrise!
The sun is coming up right behind the mirador, which is the highest point in the town of Alamos. You cannot see it in the photo, but from the garden room we can see the flag pole and out buildings on top of the mirador. I have had blog block for days. And believe me, it has not been for lack of subjects. There is so much going on in this little town and of course, at our casa. There are many things I could have written about and shared with you, but I have had this block. Perhaps that is the whole problem, too much going on, and too many things to share?
So.................I will just begin slowly today. Look at the photo below.Can you believe that? Isn't that the most gorgeous little kiva you have ever seen?
Remember, this will be the master bedroom. I am so excited about the fireplace. the photo below you can see that Bill is still working his way to the top. He needs to finish this before he can start putting on the new roof. You can see the existing roof and what you see does not look bad, but alot of the beams are in very bad condition and falling apart, as are the adobes. We will be switching to concrete beams.

Now, look at the photo below. What do you think it is?
hint.........something buried in the yard.

answer..............this is the old tinnaco.
It is now buried in the yard and there is a bilge pump inside it. A pvc water pipe will be in the trench and will go from the tinnaco to the main water pipe. The fountain stand you see in the background will sit on top of the tinnaco. The basin will be on top of that. Bill is making a round form, so I can pour the cement and make the little pool that will surround the fountain.
He has explained it a hundred times, but I still don't get how the fountain stand will be on top of the tinnaco. I will just pour the cement and leave all that up to him.
He has started putting the rebar across the tops of the columns so he can pour the beams that will hold the roof up.
In the meantime, I have made all the capitals I need to make! HOORAY!!!!
So, I have been focusing on making my Mexican Window glass tiles. Most of them will go in the bathroom, but I have put some of them in my etsy shop as pendants.
The tiles are my representation of mexican windows and how colorful they can be. If you want to see more, you can watch the etsy shop as I'll probably list about 12 of them.
They are all named for either calles (streets) in Alamos, or are named for certain buildings.

The tile below is a window of the Iglesia Parroquia de Nuestra de la Concepcion. Or, easier said, the main church at the plaza. You cannot see it in the photo, but if you hold the tile/pendant to the light, the back is clear yellow and it looks like a light is shining there, in the window. The small piece in the lower center is yellow and represents a small candlelight.

Below, is another window in the church. In the photo you cannot see it, but the two dots on the right are amber and the small glass in the center is clear bright blue.

The window below is Calle Juarez. Part of the base layer is a beautiful deep sea blue and when held to the light, you can look through the sides of the main window and see that color.

Below, Calle Chihuahua.

Calle Mina is in the photo below.

Calle Commercio is below.

Calle Hidalgo is below. Hidalgo is layered green and yellow glass and when you hold it to the light, you can see those layers, plus a beautiful green that the overlapping colors have created.

Calle Madero, below, has a clear aqua blue and lavendar base and is really pretty to look through.

So, these I will try and sell on etsy or the glasspondstudio website, or eventually I will knock off the bails and add them to the hundred or so others I have going for the bathroom tiles. As senor snoops around the tiles, where I have placed them on top of a dresser, he rearranges their order
by color or size. Now that he has held some of them to the light and noticed he can see through those, he thinks we should have wall sconces made from those, to put on either side of the bathroom mirror (which we don't have).
So, I think I am going to be making tiles for a long time.
And, I will be very happy to do that.
Que tengas buen dia!! Linda Lou


Steve Cotton said...

I really like the tiles. I see that my favorite is still there.

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Your tiles are just GORGEOUS girl! They are all so unique & I love all the colors! I'd love to see them with the light shining through. And the KIVA is AWESOME! Ya'll are very busy! Can't wait to see how the fountain turns out too!

Enjoy your day!
xoxo Kax

Glenn Ian Huntington said...

Nice seeing an update on the progress of your casa. It's going to be gorgeous and the personal details will take it over the top.
What beautiful and unique sconces your tiles will make. I can invision the mirror bordered in your tiles too.

Linda Lou said...

thank you all, especially my little sister! for your really nice comments about the tiles!