Sent out the last 35 packages of chocolates yesterday, in another gargantuan trip to the post office. (The postal employees asked, with some trepidation, “Are you going to be back tomorrow??”) Except for a few chocolate which I reserved for my own consumption, and three boxes in the fridge to be picked up by their owners this week, ALL THE CHOCOLATE IS OUT OF THE HOUSE. Thank goodness!
So now it’s time to rest a little bit, catch up on sleep, and then start the gargantuan task of cleaning up and putting everything away. I still have half a carload of stuff at the commercial kitchen, empty chocolate containers and packing peanuts strewn all over the house, bags of candy cups and bits of ribbon and chocolate spatters, oh my! And it mostly needs to be cleaned up TONIGHT because there’s a photographer coming over tomorrow evening to photograph my textile work, and I need the space so he can set up his photography equipment. Hopefully this should allow me to get more professional-looking photos for my website, and also get some understanding in how to present my textiles, so I can do it myself next time. This particular guy isn’t very experienced either (he’s doing it very very cheaply so he can include it in his portfolio) but between us maybe we can muddle something out. I am not a prolific weaver, so there are really only ten items to display. (Admittedly, I am quite proud of those ten items.)
But right now, I’m feeling pretty creatively exhausted, and will be glad to catch up on sleep for a day or two before going back to other creative pursuits. Like weaving. I have some ideas of what to do for my next project, but I’ll need to clear space to dye the knitted blanks, first.