This is the week to finish up all the odds and ends I wanted to get done before Shanti and her family arrive. There is not much to do but I want all my projects done and put away before they arrive so I can just enjoy visiting with them for the two days they are here. They arrive some time on Sunday and Monday is open house so all the rest of the family can come and say Hi and meet the new additions to the family. This is the last dress for Dhyana and I got that all done and pressed this morning.
If you look closely you can see the label I put in also that says, made with love for you by Grandma. I couldn’t find any that said Ouma but these will do. Maybe while they are here I can get some pictures of her in all the dresses. There are two dresses, two suits, a jumper for both little girls and 2 night dresses, one long and one short. I hope Nirinjan remembers to bring any empty suit case to take them all home. Now I have cut out a night dress for myself. I look for one in the store but can never find one I like. I have been using two old ones of my mothers for the past ten years and now they are so worn out you can see right through them so it is time to junk those and make new ones. I got two patterns on ebay from the 1950s so will at least have the style I like, now I hope I can make them to fit correctly. The other thing I have wanted is simple house dresses. I never can find any and when I do they want $25 for them and I refuse to pay that much so I think I can adapt these night dress patterns to be the perfect house dresses and if so I’ll do that also. Shirley just sent me a box of cloth and there are two pieces that are just right for house dresses and I’ll use that. Now you see why I have not found a house dress I liked before this, I’m just too cheap! I guess that is the yankee blood in me or maybe the Scottish blood. Either way that is how I am and don’t intend to change- I’m happy.
Tomorrow we go to Nelson’s and get the vegetables for the week and need lots of fruit this week. I am all out of everything so it will be a big week tomorrow! Then I think we are pretty much done except for the final cleaning of the house. While I am at it here is a picture of the baker’s table that Jen gave me. It was just what I needed in my dinning room.
I use this every meal. You can’t see too well but on the top I keep my dried fruit that we have every morning- cranberries, cherries, and blueberries as well as walnuts. Those with some kind of fresh fruit and oatmeal with raisins gets us off to a good start each day. Then after dinner I use the counter to put away any left over for the next day, the glass refrigerator container are on the lower shelves and handy to use. This way I keep out of Norman’s way in the kitchen. He always washes the dishes and cleans up the kitchen so when I am finished putting the food away I go in and wipe the dishes. I like the open shelves for my dishes – that way I can see what I have and what I need for each meal and they are right in the dinning room so easy to set the table. When we sell the farm I will redo my kitchen here and have more open shelves there also.
Now we wait for the week end and get to see everyone. Have a good flight- can’t wait to see you. Shirley I understand you liked Patty’s hat. Well I have one for you and Lori that I will put in the mail tomorrow. You can decide who gets the yellow and who gets the green. Love you Carol Have a great day everyone.