Two more days til the shop is closed for Christmas. I think I can make it! The shop closes at 2p on Christmas Eve, and I’m pretty sure I will collapse from exhaustion at 2:01. Ah, the life of a shopkeeper.
Kate and I hosted our final Skill Exchange of the year last week with Jonathan of Pastoral Plate. It wasn’t so much of a workshop as it was a discussion of his CSA program, of how and why it came to be his passion project. Lots of questions, lots of answers. He’s great fun to listen to. There was a tasting of lamb stew as well, made by Jonathan’s wife, Deb.
All photos below swiped from Mi Piace Kate Design’s blog
Kate and I are excited for our second round of Skill Exchanges starting late January. We’ve both learned a lot from our first round of workshops – ideal class size, popular topics, how to run them more smoothly, that kind of thing – that will hopefully mean better things for workshops to come. I’m grateful to everyone who participated in our skill exchanges so far, for being our guinea pigs.
And…I’m really looking forward to closing the shop from December 25-29. I love Christmas! The plan is to reopen on December 30 feeling refreshed and energized. And then to tackle big plans for the shop in 2012!