Thursday, October 30, 2008

Why is tomorrow the best day to go out for dinner?

Assuming you live in the states, regardless of the restaurant, if you visit between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. I can almost guarantee that you will not see a child, except perhaps my two children. Why? Tomorrow is October 31 and parents with children will be out going from house to house begging for candy, which means the restaurants will be empty! But as we are not a family that participates in this tradition, we have found that it is an absolutely wonderful night to go out to dinner. We have always had excellent service and have never had to wait for a table and the noise is reduced to an enjoyable level. We look forward to this night each fall. This year the children have chosen one of their favorite places, and the fact that it does not have golden arches or a drive thru makes my heart leap for joy. If the weather holds we may even be able to eat our bbq chicken wings outside. I've finished up a wool needle book that will soon be on it's way to Australia along with a sheep pincushion. All that is left is to find a box that's not too big and not too small. Where's an Amazon box when you need it! Another completed top for the Home of the Brave Quilt Project for an fallen soldier's family here in Ohio. The blocks in this top were sent to me by Carol. Her piecing skills are fantastic. It made stitching those setting triangles a breeze! And a surprise for my sweet friend in Belgium. I've been needing to finish up a few promised projects before I would allow myself to begin working on this stitching. After preparing the fabric yesternight, I realized that I am going to need every second of daylight that I can get to work on this stitching. Whoever thought that stitching over one thread of linen with one strand of cotton was a clever idea, couldn't possibly have had a house load of chores, small children to care for and a puppy soon to be underfoot. But the finished stitched items will be perfect for my friend and I want to be the one to give them to her.