Monday, August 3, 2009

Coming down to the wire.............

Only four days to go until the sewing weekend, and I'm making lists of stuff that needs to be done so that I don't forget anything. There is still some prep sewing that I need to finish up, and I have fabric that needs to be cut.

I have a list of menus and picked out the dishes to go with each meal. Oh yeah! I'm that serious about putting on the dog for Audrey and Cathy. I have dinnerware I've never used, so I'm excited to finally get it out of the china closet. Taking a tip from Heidi at Foxgloves, Fabric, and Folly, I bought scrapbooking paper to use as placemats with some of my plates. Audrey is bringing Chinese chicken salad for lunch on Friday, and this is what it will be served on:

Friday evening I'm grilling a pork tenderloin to go with fresh corn on the cob, and this is what we will be eating off:

Although I am trying to be calorie conscious in planning the food for the weekend, we are splurging on Friday night and having blackberry cobbler. There is just something about the taste of blackberries that makes me think of our gramma, so I thought it would be fun to serve this while they are with me.

Saturday and Sunday mornings I will just set out fruit, bagels, and muffins so we can eat when we feel like it. Saturday evening we're eating out.

I've washed sheets and dried them on the clothesline so that they smell like the sunshine. There are new bars of soap in antique ironstone dishes to go along with new towels. Does it sound like I'm nutty doing all these things? Maybe so! My daughters are forever trying new recipes and new decorating ideas for their homes. It's rubbing off on me, and I'm finding it's becoming more and more fun to make every day special in some way.


Mandi @ Sweetly Home said...

Mom, you are just too cool! I hope this weekend is just so fun for you gals. You always do such a great job entertaining. I'm definatly snagging the scrapbook paper idea! The dishes set up looks great. Have oh so much fun!!

Sue said...

I think that is so sweet that you are 'putting on the ritz' for your loved ones! You are going to have 'sew' much fun. I am jealous, but in a good way. HA! Is that possible?
Anyway, blessings to you this week.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Mary, you have thought of every last detail. I think that is wonderful. The perfect hostess... so thoughtful and wanting everything just right. I admire that! I could take some lessons from you :) Have fun! -Tammy

Audrey said...

You are going to spoil us! I hope you make sure you have time for yourself this weekend!

Barb said...

Sounds like you and your guests will have a wonderful are not nutty at all!! Enjoy your time together, and do lots of laughing, sharing and sewing too!