It wasn’t currently raining when we met Alison & Richard for lunch at Saul’s. Now, it had been raining that morning. In fact, even a few minutes before when I found to my displeasure that our local post office no longer has Saturday window hours (sorry Bill, no hat mailed today) there had been a bit of rain.
This lunch had been in the planning for a while. All of us had to get through the holidays. It needed to be a day of the week that was possible and a time of the day that might work for everyone. Hence, we quickly scheduled our first opportunity after the first of the year.
I’ve mentioned Saul’s before. I took advantage of breakfast being available on weekends till 1500. Everyone else seemed more interested in luncheon choices. The guys headed up the hill to our house first, while Alison and I followed at a leisurely pace.
The rest of the afternoon involved knitting, chatting, some cross-stitch and chocolate
baked by Alison. It has to be the most dense and scrumptious dark chocolate torte I have ever eaten. And, I have the rest of it! Along with a hat
to keep my head warm.
I am sure we both think we have the better end of the deal, but Richard kindly took this strange stringed instrument I acquired in Romania about 20 years ago.
Fractal 363 –
I started a new fractal which is going to turn out to be both lovely and easy. Not a bad combination. Less than a dozen colors. With areas that aren’t stitched I really can’t count rows this time. So rather, I am going to count off 10×10 blocks as they are completed (only 150 of them) with an overall size of 75 x 200.
And this might just be the first 10% completed.