My parents were scheduled to visit with us over the weekend. I had big plans. This table was partially set. I had popped by Silly Whispers and purchased a yard of navy and white Chevron to make some napkins. The napkins were cut out, waiting to be serged around the edges.
During the week, I had set my machine for a new (new for me) type of stitch. I tested it on a scrap – big fail. After a little research, I discovered I needed a different presser foot. Not enough time to order one and get it before the weekend.
I thought I might figure it out on Friday, maybe find an alternative stitch for the napkins. Finish the napkins. Finish the table. We would have dinner in the dining room – with the Chevron vase and napkins.
PAM and HBD arrived as planned and spent the day on Friday with my aunt and uncle nearby.
As it turned out, Friday I was home only briefly. The napkins didn’t happen. The table didn’t happen, either.
But dinner happened, because Spunky Daughter cooked. (I’ll share the recipe with you sometime soon.) It tasted delicious!
We ate in the kitchen.
Painter Artist Mom and I took in a little antique shopping on Saturday while the fellows took in a ball game. We took our time.
The napkins still didn’t happen. The table still didn’t happen. Soup happened for dinner, because PAM and I got in the kitchen in time to throw it all together.
Fun Son and his female friend joined us.
We ate in the kitchen.
After a quick bowl of soup, we were off to our community theater production – Hello Dolly. Spunky Daughter had the crier role. Hildegarde. What a name! If you’ve ever seen Hello Dolly, you know exactly what part I’m talking about. SD was the best crier I’ve ever seen! 😉
An excellent production, full of laughter. A completely fun evening. A sweet sigh at the end.
On Sunday, everyone dispersed. The weekend ended. The napkins never happened. And the table still wasn’t finished.
Monday, between washing sheets and making beds, I did a little digging. I found the presser foot I needed. It was in my sewing drawer all the time – hidden by a tissue!
I sewed the Chevron napkin edges. I finished setting the table. All too late for company.
But just in time for you. 🙂
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