Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mimosas on Monday and Windows on Wednesday

Seems as if every time I sit down to post something, I realize there are about 40 bazillion other things that need my attention more.  

Monday morning, I was hurrying around getting ready to leave for the day when Wes came and told me that I really needed to slow down.  Well, duh, of course, cuz I'm always running around like a squirrel!  


"Well, because you are having a party."

"I am?"

"Yeah, at 9a.m., some of your friends are coming over and I am making you breakfast and you are going to sit and knit."


And that is exactly what happened.  Do you have any idea how hard it is for me to sit outside of my own kitchen and NOT be the one cooking???  (I survived)

Three of my gal pals came over, bringing some assorted yummy treats.  Meanwhile, Wes fixed us bacon, eggs, toast (boy am I glad I made two loaves of sourdough on Sunday!), assorted jams/jellies and MIMOSAS!   Mmmmmmm, I luuuuuvvvvv me a mimosa on a Monday morning.  Kinda makes the whole day tolerable. 

After breakfast, (and, yes he did the dishes too) we sat around, knitting, visiting, and generally having a wonderful time.  

Every year, I make a special dinner on Valentine's Day.  This year was cream cheese stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon, NY strips, Hasselback potatoes, roasted fresh green beans with lemon slices and shallots, rolls, a lovely white merlot, and sugar cream pie.  

Knitting wise, I have had a severe case of tunnel vision and have been working furiously on the window valance.  Discovered that perhaps lace is not really my nemesis.  The pattern has repeats of the same row several times.  Originally, I kept getting frustrated because I was having some, but not all, rows with the wrong number of stitches.  Think there is actually an error in the pattern.  During a moment of math/lace clarity, I realized that the wonky stitch numbers kept occurring on the same line repeat.  DING DING is totally, okay maybe only partly, not me!!! (Only because there IS one row that got completely off, but not gonna worry about it)   Working on the rod pocket...10 more rows to go...

Folks at Tami's are bound to be better at math/counting than me and are sure to have some spectacular WIP to share.  Pour yourself a glass of wine or tea or whatever, sit down and take a peek at all the purty projects.


  1. Your Monday sounds like it was AMAZING!!!! The valance looks great so far!

  2. What a sweet and thoughtful Valentine's Day gift! Nothing beats mimosas, friends and knitting all wrapped up in one. Your lace valence is looking great. I'm happy to hear that you made friends with the pattern.

  3. What a great way to spend Valentine's Day... Wes gets an A plus!

  4. What a great idea - a knitted valance! Can't wait to see that finished and put up. You've given me ideas now!

  5. What a fun treat! Mr. Right went similarly above and beyond for VDay, and it *was* lovely. Sounds like you repaid the favor with that awesome dinner. And good for you for soldiering on with the valance - it's going to look fantastic!

  6. Wes was so proud of his surprise to Dina, and it was so much fun! I'm so glad I was able to attend! Love ya, Dina! :)

    Can't wait to see the valance all finished and hanging pretty in your room!



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