|Celebratory Goodies from Neighbor S!|
Birthday celebrations are still continuing, with this wonderful plate of goodies that neighbor S brought over, this evening! Homemade Armenian cake with raspberries and blueberries baked in it, madeleine cookies, chocolates, fresh dates, and, between them, a small container of blueberry syrup to go with the cake. Yum! I tried a small piece of the cake after dinner and it was delicious!
It was another sunny and warm day, today, with the daytime high in the 90s! I'm just loving this weather!
I had a relaxed morning, mending a pair of sweatpants, replying to blog comments, writing my gardening update blog post, and doing a little crewel embroidery. I needed some brown yarn for the stems of the fruits and basket, but, I don't have any brown crewel embroidery wool yarn. My daughter and I checked online to see if either of the two craft and fabrics stores from which we buy our craft supplies had any. Both had crewel embroidery kits, cotton embroidery floss, and plenty of wool yarn for knitting and crochet, etc., but, not quite what I was looking for! I didn't want to use cotton embroidery floss because I had stitched the fruits and leaves with wool crewel embroidery yarn. Daughter had some brown knitting yarn (acrylic; 4 ply); I took a length of it and separated the strands and used two strands to sew the stems. It was not the best solution (the separated strands are not very strong and break quite easily), but, it worked well enough to fill in the small stem areas. However, I will have to come up with a different solution to the basket, itself, which is a fairly large area.
Later, I did two loads of laundry while daughter tidied up the family room, a bit.
In the late afternoon, I drove over to friend R's to give her one of the scones daughter baked for my birthday, a piece of the watermelon we picked from the garden, a couple of guavas, a container of some pickled vegetables that she had liked, and a small bunch of chrysanthemums from the garden. A very brief drive-by visit, as I didn't even get out of the car. In return, she gave me a packet of frozen parathas that she had bought. I keep saying I must make my own parathas and never do! It might be something to make with my daughter over the Thanksgiving holidays.
Later, neighbor S brought over the plate of goodies and wished me again for my birthday. I gave her a small container of the passionfruit leaves mallung to take home and try.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Another sunny, warm day to enjoy
- S bringing over cake and goodies to celebrate my birthday!
- Visiting with R, even if very briefly
- Working appliances
- Daughter helping to tidy the family room
Today's joyful activities included embroidering and eating cake! LOL.
Plans for tomorrow include
eating more cake, watering the vegetable seedlings (forecast calls for another warm day), vacuuming the family room, and cooking the ground beef I put to thaw.
How was your Saturday? What are your plans for Sunday?