November where did you go? There is always so much to pack into what feels like a very short month. It began with making and firing pots for orders and trying to squeeze in some new work for the Celebration of Seagrove Potters show. Some how we managed to pull it off.
We make this show as simple as possible to set up and tear down. Some years ago we settled on doing a 10x10 booth and we can set it up the same way each year. After the gala preview party on Friday night, we rushed home and unloaded the kiln so that we could fill in some empty spaces in the booth. The ever important cheese stones were in that firing. I always sell them all but one. It seems no one wants the last one. It was the same selling real estate in a new development. The last house was the hardest to sell. I guess there is a stigma attached to being the last.
When the show is over there is no rest. We unpack and reorganize our gallery space, then go into full blown Thanksgiving mode. I was up early the day before the holiday and noticed all the great color in the trees behind our old shed. I decided I needed to capture the moment before the cooking and cleaning began. Our holiday was quite nice, we were a small group of eight this year. A much more manageable number for a sit down dinner, when your dining room and table is small. I roasted the traditional turkey and we had all of the usual sides.The day was so busy that none of us took a single photo.
This is the original recipe that I use: Red Lentil and Vegetable Soup with Chive Yogurt
Last night I was in the local market and found myself looking at the boneless spareribs. I pondered them a bit then headed to the produce and bought spinach instead.
... and the last cheese stone sold in our gallery over the weekend! There are more cooling in the kiln today.