Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Beginning and ending with cats.

This morning I looked out the kitchen window to see this little neighbor lady admiring our newly filled bird feeder. She sat, gazing at it for a good hour or so. Sometimes she would stand on her hind legs and streeeeetch up for it, but was just a couple inches too short. then she would climb the tree and reach down, but the string is longer than she is (planned to baffle squirrels.) But she is abysinnian, and if there is a way for a cat to dine on the benefits of a bird feeder, she will figure it out.

The next thing I had to deal with was a flooded laundry room. Thewashing maschine has become incontinent. Last night, it was empty and dry. This morning, it was full of warm water and leaking all over the floor. Times like these I wish we had a wet-dry vacuume. Hands and knees and buckets and towels. whine. DH took a wrench and stopped the slow leak, Yayyyy! He can fix a rainy day if he wants to! He is my wonder husband!

Today was also the day when I hosted the ladies' knitting group. Tamara, God bless her, brought her world class hazlenut biscotti, banana bread, apricot cashew bread, grapes, crackers and cheese. I provided a cantelope, mango mix, chocolate-dipped strawberries, a child and husband free location, and a nicely set table. I love getting out the linens and china and putting together a pretty table. It's an art form: sort of domestic 3-d collage. Today's theme was pink and periwinkle.

The woods hyacinths are blooming with gusto, and they go so well with this lovely old pink satin damask cloth. The napkin rings, found at an estate sale years after I got the tablecloth, match perfectly. I especially love the pink depression glass cups and saucers, but all my unmatched china makes me happy.

When DH and I first started going together, he found out about my addiction to china and tea parties. We ran across this set on one of our outings, and without even needing to ask if I liked it, he bought it for me. They make me so happy! No matter what else is on the table, the kitty sugar and creamer are always at the party!
When I'm 97, my photo albums and this set will be with me in the nursing home. This is not kitsch. This is a token of true love.


  • At 7:45 PM , Blogger Pat K said...

    Love the sugar and creamer! How lucky you are to find such pretty things to love. And how lucky your friends are, to get to meet at your lovely table.

  • At 5:03 AM , Blogger Janette said...

    Oh no! I was up the coast and missed your knitting group get-together.
    Roxi, the table looks gorgeous. I love your mismatched settings and your beautiful linen.

  • At 5:50 AM , Blogger Grandma Flea said...

    That table looks gorgeous - I love the pink depression glass cups and saucers. I have a real thing for glassware and have a small collection of pink glass. And hazelnut biscotti! We have a lovely Italian lady in our Guild group. We practically push each other out of the way to get to the table when Maria is on mporning tea!

  • At 12:14 PM , Blogger Warrior Knitter said...

    I don't get over here as often as I'd like but when I do there are always posts and photos that make me smile and wish I was there. Like today's post about the knitting group.

    I love your description of the washing machine as being incontinent.

  • At 12:35 PM , Blogger Margene said...

    What a delightful way to spend a day! You know how to throw a party!

  • At 10:03 PM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    What a lovely courtship gift... and what wonderful memories your photo memory will hold...


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