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, February 09, 2008

Portland Purls at Chez Matthieu

The knitting gathering convened again. Second Saturday at Roxie's house, as ever. God bless LG who is always, on time! Is it just me? When the invitation says 10 AM, I assume the hostess means that she will be ready and waiting for the pleasure of your company by 9:55. Why does no one else show up on time?
I laid out my Asian tea cups (from China, Japan, Hong Kong, and Korea) and scattered mandarin oranges across the green table runner. I knew I wanted something other than white napkins, so I bought a couple yards of rust-colored broadcloth, Washed and pressed it, tore it into 12 inch squares, pulled off the loose threads, and used them as napkins. Very pretty. I wound up putting white cozies on the teapots, but I was especially pleased with how nice the purple teapot looked with the other colors.
And three days ago I cut a few sprigs of daphne off my well-loved bush at the front door, and brough them into the house. Oh, the perfume!!

The gingerbread with lemon curd and yogurt cheese was a big success. The almond cookies, not so much. Deviled eggs always go well. When have you ever had to take deviled eggs home from a potluck?

LG, ever the perfect guest, also brought some award-winning scones to share and those vanished like donuts at a policeman's ball. Yum!!


  • At 7:10 PM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    Awww, Roxie--you throw the best parties! And your decor is always flawless. Thank you for inviting us in, even though we're only there electronically!

  • At 8:04 PM , Blogger Wannietta said...

    You lay a thoughtful & beautiful table Roxie! Would that I lived (much) closer.

  • At 8:29 PM , Blogger Willow said...

    I'd have loved to be there, too! But I'm afraid I would have sent regrets this month--being in Phoenix with the New Boy and all.

  • At 12:12 AM , Blogger Bells said...

    you've outdone yourself again Roxie! Great looking table!

    I'm not sure I've ever encountered a devilled egg. I think though that I would like one if I met one!

  • At 2:38 AM , Blogger Kate said...

    Loovely! I love your table setting. And I'm glad to know that your pots were well-dressed even if we didn't get to see this. With your large Australian reading audience, you should know we're heavily into teacosies and need to check out the design!

    I love the daphne, too. My bush is going great guns and I'm looking forward to an exception spring flowering come october. My mother kept hers in a pot and always moved the pot in front of the dining room's screen door. Every waft of breeze would bring in the scent. Yum!

  • At 6:10 AM , Blogger Shan said...

    The table looks amazing Roxie.

  • At 1:23 PM , Blogger Donna Lee said...

    You always set a clever and beautiful table. I have never seen daphne. Is it a winter blooming plant? It's pretty. And I gave my Monet yarn to my daughter to make socks with. The skeins only measure out to 74 grams or so and she's afraid of running out.

  • At 3:46 PM , Blogger JulieLoves2Knit said...

    I wish I had a Daphne - they do smell wonderful!

  • At 6:32 PM , Blogger Warrior Knitter said...

    I love almond cookies. They're one of my favorite non-chocolate cookies.

    And, yes, deviled eggs. Yum!

    Your guests are mighty lucky!


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