Monday, May 26, 2008

Catching Up

It was a perfect day here yesterday, and we had dinner on the deck, contemplating the fact that this is the first time in four years that we haven't been in Paris Memorial Day weekend. It's both sad not to be in Paris, and good to be at home. One French thing I definitely regretted at this meal is the very fresh tasting bearnaise sauce I could buy in a pouch at the Monoprix and heat up in hot water or the microwave. It would have been perfect with steak and fresh purple asparagus. I've never seen anything like that here, even with all the prepared stuff available.

On other fronts, the kitchen is done and is fast returning to its normal cluttered state. Here's a picture of the neat condition, even before the drawers are back. The speckly granite makes it impossible to tell if the counter is clean or not. Not sure if that's good or bad--

And this charity quilt is ready to bind and take to guild tomorrow. Lots of cause for the "machine quilting needs improvement" comment in this quilt.

I now have some chore type sewing: pants to hem, etc, and maybe some baby bibs.

Enjoy your holiday, everyone, and take time to remember those who died in service to the country; especially remember those veterans of this war, fought by a few, because of a few.


Karen Dianne Lee said...

Great little quilt. I love it!

Okay and can I just say the kitchen counters are exceptional! I love the lazy susan, too. Right on there.

Have a great day. ;) *karendianne.

Allison Ann Aller said...

God Bless America...glad you are home on this special holiday...
and the kitchen looks great!

Amy a.k.a. dragonryder4 said...

Love your new kitchen ,and the quilt is just wonderful!

Zegi said...

It is definitely good that you can't see dirt as easily on the counters! My counters are similar and it has come in handy. Love the quilt. I'm sure the quilting is better than you think--most people are their own worst critic!

Rian said...

Being an owner of speckly granite (black, but nonetheless speckly), it is both good and bad at the same time. It's a mixed bag, my dear, but the kitch looks fab!

LynnS said...

Gorgeous new kitchen you have! We renovated our kitchen earlier this year, too. Not having a sink was very rattling for me.

Love your quilt!!