Open for business

We had our first visitors today. Our first outside of the Sanday Soulka weekends, that is. I popped the sign out this morning and had quite forgotten about it – having seen the Spinning Ladies off and then cooked lunch for Mr L. I returned to the studio and was thinking about creating some postcards for sale. I was in a wee world of my own alone with my photographs, Lightroom and a Moo plugin… when the dogs began to complain.

We had real live drop-in saw-the-sign visitors.

I really enjoyed it. There were two small boys and we had a nice chat about Leonardo da Vinci and how the spinning wheel works. Also: where do I keep my dog food, where is the back of my house,  and do I like Skye?  Mum bought some yarn, a nice Shetland 2ply, which I wound off for her into three cakes in order that each of them might do some knitting.

I did find myself wishing that I had the weekend’s display still up. I must think about how I can have more on show permanently. Perhaps I should annexe the new railway room…

Here’s today’s Spinning Cake, which was in fact a tart. Enriched pastry and a whole jar of sour cherry jam, topped with an almond macaroon mixture. Much enjoyed. In fact, there were no complaints from The Management about this one – and second helpings were had at tea-time.

I think we shall have the Open sign out again tomorrow. Why not call in and visit us? There may be cake, if Mr L hasn’t polished it all off. I’ll be here, spinning Corriedale/Romney cross fleece improbably fine and watching the second half of The Hollow Crown (part 1 Richard II) – though interest wanes since Patrick Stewart was killed off.

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