June 18, 2010

Brunches and Bunches of Love and Friendship

A few weeks ago I invited my two best buddies over for brunch. Because I work at night, this is often the best time for me to entertain. It is not always easy to get up and cook after working late the night before, as I did in this case, but after hours of laughter it was all good.  One of my friends, Miss Welz, does not eat any red meat or dairy so this can be a challenge for breakfast. I ended up making scrambled eggs with goat cheese (hers was minus the cheese) served over a shredded potato pancake, piled high with fresh sauteed spinach and topped with really good smoked salmon.

We drank Mimosas out of Waterford crystal and then finished off with organic vanilla yogurt (soy yogurt for Miss Welz) topped with fresh fruit and granola I had made.
How about another Mimosa?
In the picture above, if you look to the right and in the background you see this framed photograph:
This is a photo of hubby's mother taken in the late 50's. She was probably only in her teens here. 
Look at that dress! It is a light pink with layer upon layer of ruffle! She was only 4'9" tall and always looked like a doll. She had 5 children in 6 years (and was not even Catholic) and was an amazing women.
Remember "the mother cookbook", was hers. Hubby tells me that EVERY night...I said EVERY night, there was dessert. She cooked from scratch and lovingly brought up 5 amazing humans. Sadly she passed away from cancer when she was only 42 years old . I don't think a day has gone by in 30 years that hubby has not thought of and missed her.

This is another photo we have of her sitting on a dock. 
The window to the left is just a reflection of my window bouncing off the glass on the picture frame. 
I liked how this photo came out, it looks like she is gazing out the window.

I finally took all the measurements of the tissue for Butterick 2981 and so far it appears there is enough ease to fit me without altering the pattern. I will just have to put it together and see. I cut the fabric out and will tailor tack it later tonight.
I also received in the mail this cute toddler pattern which I am going to put together for a friend of Miss Moll Dolls who had a baby boy earlier in the week.

Maybe sewing something simple like this is what I need to do to get my mojo back!
Lastly, I will leave you with a photo of Angel.
I turned around yesterday while making the Peach Pie and there she was in my cupboard.


  1. kitties are so silly...you just never know where they are going to appear!

    i hope the easier pattern will help you get your mojo back. we all get like that from time to time. i find that something fun and different will often give me the boost that I need.

  2. What a silly kitty.

    Hubby's mom's dress is amazing. She was so pretty. I'm so sorry she passed away at such a young age. I feel for your husband.


  3. Cute picture of Angel there. Cats find the funniest places to take naps.

  4. I'm coming to your house for the next brunch--you just don't know it yet!


  5. That was a great brunch and I felt VERY lucky to have been involved! Everything was scrump dili-ishous! WOW! I'm not sure how to spell that one! You are an amazing hostess with such great attention to detail! Everything is prepared with love...We would have been SO fortunate to have Carolyn as our Mother in law..What a sad thought for all of us not to have her "here" with us, but we do KNOW that she is HERE with all of us..just the same! OXOX

  6. Thank you so much for following my blog. Your husbands mother sounds like she was one fabulous woman!


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