A couple weeks ago after I figured out that I would be here for Easter weekend without any other obligations in the days surrounding I decided to host a dinner party and invited some friends over.
I've spent this week preparing for the dinner tomorrow in full-force "Nicole LOVES this stuff!" mode. It's getting to the point that an intervention may be necessary. Today I ironed napkins and did a "dress rehearsal" for the table setting (Where I may or may not have used a tape measure to place the floral arrangements. I really shouldn't admit this stuff to The Internet.) And while I did take the time to wash all the china, I resisted the urge to dig out and polish the real silver. The normal stuff in the drawer will be just fine. See? I have self-control!
So, here's a preview of the dinner with some prep pictures I took during the process:
Grocery List! I'll post the actual menu later - -hopefully with pictures of the dishes. We'll see how cooking goes tomorrow and if I have time to use the camera. :)
I made a tablecloth and some runners with bed sheets and fabric remnants.
Put together some artificial flower arrangements.
And, dyed some eggs using silk scraps. I was going to decorate with the eggs - but they didn't quite turn out as I was hoping! So, just a fun project.
More on all of this later! (probably in a variety of posts over the next few weeks)