Well we made it through Thanksgiving…filets replaced turkey…the part I will miss is the turkey sandwiches. I can smell turkey in the oven in the near future. Oh yeah…and the pie. I’m not sure which I missed more; the pumpkin pie or the whipped cream (with significant dollop) that is a requisite addition too said pie. The filet was excellent however and the company was great. It was Brenda and I.
We unloaded a couple of kiln loads. The bisque load had mugs and small shawl pins parts and bits for the obvara demonstration on Saturday. The second load had one of the Grandson’s works in it…and they came out great. So all that went well.
The obvara demonstration went well on our end and poorly on the promoters end. Some technical issues were discovered on Friday and we received an email Saturday morning that we couldn’t use phones as cameras…huh?...our video set up is heavily iOS…so we had to scramble and bumped up the time line by 3 hours (we should have done 3 ½) so that we could shoot a video to replace the show live. What a horrible experience. Five hours of stress.
However, when you look at the adaptability that was displayed in the shop, we can stand tall on the day. It was one of those days when we learned something. In this case we learned that we really are able to change up our system pretty quickly and that we have just about all the little bits of adapters and wire to hook anything to everything. It was also one of those rare days when we worked in all the workspaces…the mudroom, the kiln yard, the workshop and the video studio. Crazy. Just crazy.
Thursday will find us in the studio showing “The Missoula Cowl Kit”…it’s a project between Mountain colors and LickinFlames. We’ll also be introducing a brand new cooperative effort between Lisa Souza Dyeworks, Linda Dean Crochet and ourselves. The new kit was debuted today. Also…the cotton washcloth kit…and “The Cooperation Shawl” kit…is there a theme here? KITS! We’ll also show some mugs and cups…just because. But you get the drift, Thursday is about kits.
The Thursday show starts at 2:00 PM Pacific. We’ve scheduled 45 minutes. We’re using Facebook as the feed.
Also…I drove down to San Jose over the weekend to look at a puppy. When I held her for the first time...she almost instantly fell asleep. She will be doing her first cameo on camera spot on Thursday. We think she has star qualities. However, as with all things puppy, stay tuned for mayhem.
Kit’s and a puppy? You sure? I caught her dragging a project bag across the floor earlier this morning. Pass on the puppy option? Good choice.