|Charlie sits on Luna like this all the time. He has clearly made her his |
We are having a birthday party barbecue on Saturday. Tri-tip roast, rosemary potatoes, salad, green beans and garlic bread. My oven is working /not working, and I'm waiting for a new part to be installed, which won't be until next week, so my husband will be busy at the grill. I bought a huge sheet cake at Costco the size of my kitchen table, and had to take it over to my parents house because it wouldn't fit in my refrigerator. Several Canadian relatives are flying in, including an Uncle I haven't seen for over 30 years, and his wife and son whom I've never met. Part of the preparations include tidying the porch and backyard, and I can't believe just how much these dogs have trashed the place this winter. Thank goodness the puppy stage is almost over. For a Lab, I think this must go well into their second year.
The baby quilt is almost done, but will have to be hidden away in the cupboard during the party, so my niece doesn't see it. I also ordered a quilt pattern, Sweet William, that I have been drooling over for some time. I plan on using some of my hoarded reproduction fabrics for this one. The bottom half of each block is pieced, and the top half is applique and embroidery, so a bit of everything. I made a sample block, and will be machine sewing the basket half, even though her instructions call for sewing by hand. I know how I operate, and I want to get this done before I'm too old to thread a needle, and not let it become one of those half finished projects you find in a bag at the Goodwill.
I love it when the kids go down for their nap.