Prior to my Museum shift, I took a breakfast detour to the Stone House Bakery. I wanted to see and sketch the Christmas decorations. It was beautiful and charming. All photos here:
I had a delicious egg, cheese and sausage puff pastry for breakfast while I sat across from the fire to sketch the fireplace. Patrick Choy (owner and baker) is also delightful. He settled me comfortably in a chair in the front room so I could sketch.
I noted he’s offering Gingerbread House parties this weekend:
Start with this
and finish with this
I had some new Daniel Smith iridescent gold watercolor that I wanted to try in this sketch, so I drew it at the bakery but colored at home.
I don’t know why I didn’t think before about stopping in on my way to the Museum. But I’ll do it again next week to pick up some of Patrick’s bread pudding for Christmas weekend! He told me he’s going to close the bakery in January for some time off and also continued work on the building. I’ll look forward to stopping in regularly on Thursdays beginning again in February!