So, I left Bertha half-threaded, and will try to finish threading next week. As Carl has cautioned me, I will "not let Lee make (me) surrender!" My mother asked me yesterday how I'll be able to throw the shuttle that far, and I told her I'd let her know when it happens! I'm a little worried about that myself.
|The aftermath of a good dinner|
And speaking of Southern Food, tomorrow night begins the annual Blackberry Farm fund raising for the Southern Foodways Alliance, http://southernfoodways.org/ It's a group begun at Old Miss in Oxford, MS to promote and preserve Southern food culture and traditions. Some of the South's finest chefs will be joining us to create meals for the attendees, some of whom are the South's best keepers of the flame. Farmers, distillers, chefs and cookbook authors will join with people who want to help them survive, to keep bringing Southern food to the forefront and carry it into the future.
I get to make the desserts for all the dinners, something that doesn't happen every year, and I'm excited. We'll have Meyer Lemon Napoleons for dinner Thursday, Coffee, Almonds and Chocolate for Friday and end with Italian Cream Cake for the finale on Saturday. I've never understood Italian Cream Cake, but I'm going to give it a new look, deconstructing it and turning it around. I'm looking forward to it.
And then, on Sunday, the great After the Holidays Vacation begins! Gardening, weaving and visiting family will commence almost immediately following the last plate of dessert going to the tables. I'll tell you about it when it happens! Until then, Happy Weaving!