Greetings my friends on a chilly Sunday afternoon. It was a lovely, warm day today until a couple of hours ago and the cold weather from up North has made it to SoCal. We're suppose to have freezing temps these next few nights! I know, I shouldn't complain but it is unusual for most folks who live down here :)
There's so many things I want to share with you and write about. But, sometimes I am at a loss for words. My heart is heavy these past few days with yet another school shooting. I admire those high school students who are now speaking up and I am with them all the way. One day I will tell you the story about the school shooting that took place in our little town in Eastern Washington. That will be for another time.
Besides babysitting my little grandchildren these past few days (morning, noon and night), I had a dinner party last week. It's always enjoyable for me to plan the menu, set the table and all the other things that are needed.
This time I decided to use my Mom's Community Silverplate. This flatware and chest have been around for as long as I can remember. I think my Mom would have purchased it back in the early 1950's. After my Mom passed away back in 1993, I kept this as a keepsake and didn't use it. Until last weekend. . .
It so happened that I rediscovered this flatware through a dear blog friend I recently met via her blog. Margaret has the same flatware and had written about it on her blog. Of course I commented to say I have the same pattern!
It was so interesting to learn about the history of this flatware pattern. The name of the pattern in the US is Coronation. In the UK, it is known as Hampton Court. Originally, it was designed and introduced back in 1936, in honor of Edward VIII becoming King of England. Of course, as you know, he abdicated the throne to marry Wallis Simpson. Hence, the name was changed for the UK market but stayed the same for the US. When I set my table last weekend I found that I do have a complete service for 8 along with an extra dinner fork along with 8 extra teaspoons. So, I hurried over to Ebay where I found a matching knife and dessert fork so that my set can now serve 9. Hopefully, one day I can pass this set onto my little granddaughter for the next generation.
Now for the new, the bed is complete. After the bed arrived, it was another two weeks for the mattress to arrive via Costco. It worked out great as Costco's price and quality couldn't be matched at the places I checked out.
Lilly was quite pleased to check out the new blanket and gave her approval :)
Between watching the little ones, cooking and cleaning and the never ending paperwork, I started on my new sock pattern. It's a fun easy pattern and I love the yarn. However, I'm finding it's a bit hard to work in the evenings as the dark yarn against the dark needles can be trying.
Yesterday, my husband and I had a wonderful time with an impromptu dinner at the beach followed by grocery shopping at my favorite Persian market. So, there's plenty of goodies to make some nice dishes for the upcoming week. I'll sign off now since my homemade vegetable soup is ready to serve along with homemade corn muffins. It's cold outside!
It's always a joy to hear from you. Please feel free to say "hi" if you wish.
Until next time,