Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dinner à deux



This week has been a whirlwind of trying to complete projects for gift giving. I knew I had three days, because tomorrow and Friday I'm in the library at school again. Friday's just a half day. 

Today, around 4:00 pm, I checked the last item off my list. And started to think about dinner. Tim eats just about anything I cook, and the past few days have been fairly minimal in the cooking department. So this evening, I decided to make a bit more of an effort. 

A friend gifted me with the pretty red bird and snowflake fabric. I can't bear to cut it yet, until I find just the right project. I thought it made a rather festive tablecloth. We've had no snow here, although it's falling in many places around us.

After dinner, we watched a sentimental Christmas movie, then went for a walk. The driving rain and wind has ceased, for now. A relaxing evening was just the ticket. Tomorrow night I'll begin wrapping gifts and tying up the loose ends. 

 

14 comments:

Maggie said...

I think that these few days before the 24th are the very best ones. Gifts have been bought and mailed if necessary, preparations for the big day are in hand and we can start to relax and enjoy ourselves.
Your tablecloth is lovely!

cucki said...

Merry Christmas dear friend x

Vee said...

Hmmm...

Okay, and you're not going to tell us the movie? Love that fabric...it's uniquely beautiful. A tablecloth makes very good use of it especially since it complements your dishes so very well.

Cheryl said...

Glad you were able to enjoy a relaxing, but festive, evening! Sometimes that's just what we need to give us that next burst of energy, isn't it? You set such a lovely table!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Lorrie,

Do you have any snow?


Gabriela

ellen b. said...

I like that fabric. I've enjoyed other black with red and green fabrics this season. One of my bloggy friends completed a quilt with those colors in the fabric. Very striking. Enjoy your wrapping. That's what I have left...

Linda said...

It all sounds lovely. I'm just about finished with most everything. I love that fabric! How clever to use it for a tablecloth right now. Have a blessed Christmas!

Lorrie Orr said...

Hi Vee - the movie was one in a set of 6 I purchased recently. "I'll be Home for Christmas" is the title. It was a little too saccharine for me. I like the old classics best - Christmas in Connecticut, The Bishop's Wife, It Happened on 5th Avenue - but I loaned that disc to my parents earlier and don't have it back yet.

Lorrie Orr said...

No snow at all, Gabriela. I keep hoping. Vancouver had a real pile fall yesterday, ours was just rain, rain, rain.

podso said...

Sounds like our kind of an evening. And the fabric is gorgeous--looks great as a tablecloth!

Anneliese said...

The walk and the movie sound just about perfect! That's what we enjoy when we have a free evening... soon .. I hope. =)

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Dinner à deux, followed by a walk and a movie...sounds perfect! Merry Christmas to you two.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

Lorrie, this is so charming and such a thoughtful gesture especially in this busy season...Tim is a lucky man! :)))
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Barbara said...

The fabric does make a pretty tablecloth and oh the scent of fresh Rosemary as one sits down to dinner.