So I stopped at the grocery store, and bought some lunch stuff, and when I got to the studio I made some ribollita, which I found over at Kayotic Kitchen.
You could smell it cooking all through the house. Yum.
We had lunch as soon as they got there. They had my mother and two granddaughters with them.
It was a busy afternoon. One of them vacuumed the entire house, NO small feat.
When we started, it seemed overwhelming. I had no real idea what we needed to do to make it look right. This, by the way, is what happens every year. But somewhere along the way, creative juices kick in, the brainstorming starts, and soon the studio begins to take on a whole new look. I actually love this.....and the studio needs it.....it's kind of a revamp. It gives me a new perspective, and we all know about that, right?
I actually think that this week will be OK. I am caught up on orders, I have 5 bamboo shawls and 8 bamboo scarves made. I got out my basket of Christmas table runners. Everything is pretty cleaned up, except for the inside porch where we put looper kits together, and that is a totally separate story.
I have cookies to make, and scarves to wet finish, a few errands to run, but for the most part it should be a fairly good week.
Having my three girls come to help me get ready for this event is pretty special.
But they are pretty special, each of them.
Together we have an energy level that is tangible. We laugh, and sometimes we're pretty loud.
But it always feels so good. In fact, I can't think of one thing that feels better.
I have found the joy I was looking for before lying down to sleep on this late autumn night. I was sitting here with tears running down my face, after watching a Hallmark Christmas show called Christmas in November. Even the commercials made me cry.
I didn't want to fall asleep crying, so I thought I'd visit some of my friend's blogs. This one makes me feel good. Enjoy your week, Hilary. Love that your girls come to help you.
Your place looks wonderful, as does the soup!
Enjoy your week :)
You have inspired me to make soup!!! Cleaning my house, not so much! But your studio always looks wonderful, inviting, and fun! xo Cait
I'm going to go check out the recipe since it really appeals to me on this cold November day. Thank goodness no snow is falling yet. A cold rain is on the way tonite though, so the ribollita may be just what we need to keep us warm.
Good luck this week!
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