|Baby Girl Quilt Top in the Making|
Last night, I stayed up too late watching news coverage of the fires. Eventually, however, I went to bed and slept in, this morning.
I spent a relatively quiet day, today. I spent most of the afternoon sewing the baby girl quilt top. I chose a very simple pattern of squares and pieced the top. I shall cut out and attach the borders, tomorrow. When it got too dark to sew (I prefer to sew in daylight, not under electric lights), I knitted and watched TV.
Friend M came over, in the evening, and tended to the garden and did some tidying up, for me. The resident spiders have been busy decorating the area near the front door for Halloween with their webs, but, M took them all down, in order to make the place look more presentable, next weekend, when I host the prayer gathering. I need to do the same inside the house!
I called cousin V in the afternoon to see if she is safe from the fires; she is not impacted, but, the venue where she had planned to celebrate her grandson's Christening was closed, today, due to the fire! She is hopeful that it will be open on Sunday!
I made a tentative menu for the prayer gathering dinner, today. I wanted a menu that will be easy to make: Roast chicken and beef curry, smoked sausages cooked with bell peppers, rice, sauteed green beans, salad, and desserts of flan and fresh fruits, maybe a cake or a pie. I can cook the beef curry a day or two ahead; everything else will be easy to prepare on the day. This is one of the few times when I make a menu ahead of time and shop for the ingredients, rather than buying whatever is on sale and planning my menu around what I've bought.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter felt well enough to go to the office
- My family and I are not in the path of the fires
- An afternoon spent sewing
- M helping with the garden
- Video chatting with daughter
Today's joyful activity was sewing the quilt top.
Saturday's To Do List:
- Continue to sew the quilt
- Make cards
- Make a grocery shopping list for the prayer gathering dinner
How was your Friday? What are your plans for the weekend?