Thursday, August 23, 2007

Lemons and Melons and Limes Oh My!!!

We are having a couple of dinner parties over the weekend, and I decided that since it has been so bloody hot here, I'd make some cooling sorbets for desserts. YUMMMM! So I began this afternoon by making the lemon sorbet. I just love citrus!!! Here it is swirling around in the ice cream freezer.

I've got some yummy watermelon "slush" (pureed watermelon, sugar, lemon juice and a dab of Vodka) chilling in the fridge, and it will become sorbet later this evening. YUMMMM!!! Tomorrow I'll make a dark cherry sorbet, and if time permits, I'll make a lime/basil sorbet. Come on over, there should be plenty to go around!

I finished quilting the complex cloth this morning and have set the table for tomorrow night's "do":

Don't tell anyone, but I haven't bound the darn thing yet! I'll get to that next week for sure! I found some yellow Gerber daiseys while I was out shopping this afternoon, so they have gone into the white container in the middle of the runner. Makes it all look rather festive!

While setting the table, I realized a bit of synchronicity in my diningroom. Here is a lovely silk wedding kimono that C brought back from Tokyo:

Here is a closeup of the embroidery on it:

Look at the crane!!! Do you remember the crane that I had foiled into the complex cloth? I never even thought of it until I was setting the table!! C and I both love birds (and I really love cranes), so it is not too surprising. I will make more good use of that crane stencil!!

The most amazing thing happened this rained!!!

This is the view from my sewing room. When I was out shopping, my car thermometer read 102. YIKES!! After the rain, it was a cool 84. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Look at this poor little Canada Goose, out there in the rain all by her lonesome:

The dove babies are born!!! I cannot get a good shot of them, but it was so much fun to watch the parents feeding the babies this morning! I'm glad that I spotted them before they fledged.

My heart goes out to those in Chicago and Finley, Ohio who have been hit by the terrible weather. Hope you are ok, in your corner of the world.



lemony said...

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joyce said...

THe cloth looks lovely on the table. Save a bit of that sorbet for me, it sounds delicious.
It's much cooler here now, perfect weather for walking and being outdoors.

joyce said...

I've been trying to reply to the comments you have left on my blog but they keep bouncing back. Not sure why.

Gerrie said...

Wow! The table runner looks great. So happy that you got some rain and some cooling temps.

Eva Hagbjärn said...

I also would love to taste some of that sorbet to cool my self down with. The weather has been very hot here and it's a very high moisture in the air so you sweats a lot.
Your dinner table looks very inviting. What time did you say your invitation took place? Just so I don't miss it!

Karen Hall said...

Love the complex cloth - Jane D's book is wonderful - so inspiring - and I like what you are doing with it.
kind regards