2002-07-21 19:48:15 (UTC)

An Invitation and My Day

I received an invitation to Lucille's birthday party. It's
on Tuesday evening and is *girls only*. She requested no
gifts but I plan to bring a card and a rose from my garden
as those aren't really gifts, they're tokens of affection.
She lives in Peoria, about eight miles away, right along the
river. It should be a lovely evening and I'm looking foward
to it.

I'm glad I woke up in the middle of the night and decided to
do the baking. I made a pineapple upside down cake and a double
batch of chocolate chip cookies and finished around 5 a.m.
I cleaned up the kitchen, started up more laundry and then
went back to bed until 7:30. It's supposed to be 96 degrees
today. It was quite warm when I went for my medicine walk
at 8 a.m. I'll need to go out earlier tomorrow as, again,
the temperature is expected to be in the mid to upper 90s.

I'm anxious to go to the Corvallis library as I have several
books there on hold for me but I can't justify a 50-mile
round trip just to pick up a few books so, even though I'm
out of books to read,I'll have to wait a few more days.
There was a coupon in the newspaper today for 5 gallons of
milk for $10 at Fred Meyer's but as I just bought a
half-dozen gallons yesterday I don't need to use it quite
yet and the coupon is good for a week.

I finished piecing the nine patch blocks from feedsack
materials. I now have 81 blocks, each 5 1/2 inches square.
I plan on setting them 9 x 9 but I haven't decided on the
setting pattern or fabric(s). They have been put away until
I can decide. I went back to appliquéing the Buttonwood
Basket quilt and also worked a little on the Scared Silly

I gave all the vegetables and flowers a long drink, did
laundry, and took the blanket off the bed so now all we have is
a sheet and a quilt, We don't need any more when it is this
hot. The quilt is a feedsack scrap bowtie. Each little bow
tie has a solid colored center and coordinating feedsack
print *ties*. It is a cool looking quilt and I used a thin
batting so it is very much a summer quilt.