Because of all of the heat, I decided to harvest all of my basil and make a fresh jar of pesto. I did do that - I will post a recipe next week - BUT due to the rainfall, almost all of the basil has grown back. More pesto? Or perhaps I will roast some basil and tomatoes. Aldi's had an abundance of grape tomatoes and were selling them for $0.99/pt. Tip: If you have an Aldi's in your area, shop on Tuesdays, that's when the prices of specials are marked down more due to it being the last day of the sale week.
I have also been working on a custom blanket order. One blanket is almost complete, but I need to crochet a border around it. Here is one baby boy set. It is a double-sided fleece blanket (with mitered corners - my first successful set) and two envelope-back pillows. I will post more on that later, but I wanted you to get a snippet.
There is still more to this order as this soon-to-be grandma is excited about two of her children expecting babies one week apart. Her first grandkids.
It was nice having lunch with some friends this week. We used to work together, but since I changed jobs I miss them. This celebration was also a bit of a going-away-party for my dear friend who will be moving. The question is where - to a new job location in the states or back home. We are praying desperately for the right sponsor or otherwise I will have to get my passport stamped just to see her.
|Lunch at Olive Garden|
I have recently discovered linky parties on blogs. Yes, I've seen them, but no I really haven't participated until these last few weeks. Doing so has brought me in contact with so many new blogs, new bloggers, and it's a welcome surprise to see a comment from anyone and now in particular from new-found friends. The internet can be used for evil, but I think it has done a fantastic job of bridging like-minded people together. Feels like family. To all my blog readers and commenters, thank you so much for taking the time to peruse my blog and open yours to me. :-)
The end of my 1000th post giveaway is drawing near, so if you intend on participating, now's the time. The giveaway announcement will be made next week. :-)