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 14, 2009

Knitting wound up here

Due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, the dear woman who was going to host the Valentine's party could not do so, and I lept into the breach with unseemly eagerness. I baked a chocolate cake with yogurt cheese topping and dark-sweet cherries for decor.

The tea was a lovely oolong that I just had to have for Valentine's day. Iron Goddess of Mercy Tea. There were only five of us, and we drank almost two pots full.
I frosted some cookies, LG brought some cookies, and on the suggestion of my DH I made crustless quiches in a muffin pan. Yumm!! He has the BEST ideas!! I set the table with buffet plates and used my favorite napkin rings from my collection.

Since it's Valentine's day, flowers cost an arm and a leg. Instead of buying flowers, I took two "Flower of Prosperity" tea balls, put them in pilsner glasses, and added hot water.

Minutes later, I had a unique table decoration that I could drink. They're quite pretty in real life, but my camera skills . . meh.

With a red cloth under the lace, and a pretty plate stand to elevate the cake, I managed to turn out a rather nice looking table even if I did pull it together at top speed. And the party was, as ever, splendid! It's the guests that make a great party, you know.

Next month, it's happening here, and the theme is birthdays. Everyone has 'em so I figure we ought to celebrate them together. I'm going to ask everyone to bring a small wrapped gift - less than $5, and drop it in a basket. During the party, we can each pick a gift from the basket and get to unwrap it. And I'm going to try to have balloons! What else might be fun for a birthday knit-in? A rousing game of tie-the-willy-warmer-on-the male-stripper? One of these days, I AM going to have dancing boys!


  • At 5:04 PM , Blogger Galad said...

    You do through the nicest parties! It sounds like a lovely time.

  • At 6:18 PM , Blogger Lyssa Kaehler said...

    I second you on the dancing boys. You simply must.

  • At 8:28 PM , Blogger Willow said...

    Did you get big big snowflakes? Laurie F and Flower both did.

  • At 10:38 PM , Blogger Heide said...

    Whoo hoo to parties with Willie Warmers! What a delightful tea.

  • At 1:26 PM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    Roxie, you always bring a bit of graciousness and class into my rather cluttered, dusty life.

    And then you suggest tying the willy warmers on the male strippers, and make my day complete!

  • At 10:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


    Look at all this lovely food. I've asked someone for a pattern for a bookmark. That way I could come to your parties and not have my hands too busy with a project. Gotta eat!!

    I'm also waiting to see the Big Girl Panties project and now the Harlot Socks.

  • At 12:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Looks scrumptious. Hope I can make it next month. Maybe I'll be caught up by then.


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