me, Mavis

I knit. I garden. I co-manage an eclectic shop. I sometimes work in real estate. I sometimes swing a hammer. I always volunteer in my community. I live in an old house with my nice family of one husband and three beastly cats. I have great friends. These are the things that matter to me, Mavis.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Boxing Day with the Hens

I joined the Hens today for our Annual Boxing Day Lunch at Cafe Deluxe in Bethesda, where we celebrated Christmas and the birthdays of the two December gals, Heather (12/28) and me (12/18).

Our camera-shy Heather did model her new hand-knit mitts, which she wore for the rest of the day. (This was the second of my secret gift projects -- I'll add details in the Gallery soon):
GG, also played camera-shy for her face, but willingly allows her boobs to be photographed.
(Actually, she was very proud of the lovely sweater/scarf combination given by her 14-year old nephew, who has been dubbed a fashionista -- he favors his auntie in that department!)

Stazi had no fear of posting for a photo with her new "Curious George runs a country" t-shirt -- a gift from GG (I got one too!).

We had a lazy time at the restaurant, then moved on to Heather's house to visit Aidan's darling pets -- I'll post pictures tomorrow -- they are worth coming back for!

At the end of the day, I headed home emotionally recharged, and with a big haul o' thoughtful gifts.

Because I recently applied to join the Vegan Knitters web ring, I have been contemplating my downward slide in diet. Ten or so years ago, I was nearly 100% vegan, but sadly, I now often consume dairy. Stazi's gift of "Vegan Planet, 400 Irresistible Recipes with Fantastic Flavors from Home and Around the World," along with Heather's funny silicone pot mitts, will hopefully help me back on track:

Likewise, my knitting habit will be well fed with "Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles" (that clever Stazi accessed my Amazon wish list!), and LUX stitch markers from GG

These babies are sterling silver in the "fiona loves frosting" pattern of "sweet pink and green swirls of glass." Ohmigod, I am too damn cool now. Off to Knit!

3 Comments:

  • At 8:00 PM, Anonymous ellie said…

    I have that cookbook, it's great! There's an especially killer lentil soup recipe in there.

     
  • At 8:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    P.S. my nephew is 12! which makes his gift that much more impressive.
    gg

     
  • At 1:14 PM, Blogger me, Mavis said…

    oops! Sorry GG -- just think what he'll be doing in 2 more years!

     

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