How are you? I'm groggy and sluggish. So much food yesterday - all wonderful, but oh my! As I mentioned, we went to Mailing's parents for dinner last night. It was Bonnie's birthday. There was no lack of food:
There was lamb, a whole fish (in the red sauce above), soft shell crab, squid and other fish, bamboo shoots (!! from our house - just to the left of the fish in red sauce above - and they were yummy), eggplant, green beans, potatoes, rice, sticky rice dumplings, other dumplings, noodles, pickles, and on and on and on! After dinner, but before dessert, we took a walk (well, Fletch stayed back and rested...and I felt like I should have!!).
There is a trail behind Zohngren's and Bonnie's home that takes you to the John James Audubon Center. A very pretty place to walk. The Center also has an enclosure where they keep injured birds. We saw both a hawk and an owl!
There were also a jay, some chickens, another owl (which we did not see). It was a good walk - about 2 miles is my guess. By the time we got back, we were ready for dessert. Mailing had made a rhubarb almond tart and WOW! what a treat that was.
Bonnie fixed some chrysanthemum tea to have with the tart. Fletch and I waddled home after that!
Enough food! It's Tuesday, so let's talk stitching. My sampler continues to progress nicely. I managed to get quite a bit more stitched. I could possibly be half-way through this project, I'm not sure...haven't measured completely. but here is where it's at as of now.
Again, I'm loving the richness that the silk floss brings to this project. The subtle shading of the thread is so nice.
I've a somewhat busy day (work-wise) ahead of me, but I'm hoping to carve out a bit of time to stitch and also knit some. Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday!