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Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Party's Over...'till NextTime

The coffee cups are washed and ready to be stored away 'til next time...

Plates which held an amazing variety of offerings are stacked backed in the cupboard...'til next time.
Wine glasses returned to their shelf and a little bit of Sauvignon Blanc left...will need to restock...for next time!
And the last Lemon Cheesecake Cupcake is all that remains of the potluck contributed by everyone...
An impromptu informal gathering of our Liberty Ladies group - all arranged over coffee at Barnes & Noble about a week ago...we  talked about Natalie Portman in Black Swan. I volunteered that it was now showing on our DirecTV and would they like to come up to the house for the day? During the night, late on Friday, we were hit with strong winds and a mix of sleet, rain and ice. Upon waking up, I anxiously looked out at an ice covered deck and sidewalk. Hoping, somehow this would work out nevertheless...I sprinkled Ice Melt on the treacherous surfaces and returned to assembling a tomato tart and a quiche. This is a brave group of ladies...right on time at 11:00 a.m., cars pulled into the driveway...they made it! Laden with food to share and tote bags filled with stitching projects, everyone settled in. What kind of blogger/hostess am I? No pictures of the dining room table covered with food, no pictures of wine glasses raised in friendship with each other? No pictures of busy hands stitching while visiting with each other...I was enjoying the day so much, the camera was far from my mind!
We ate and returned for seconds, cleaned up most of the dishes and waited for Black Swan to start - set on Autotune so we wouldn't miss the opening...11 women (sadly 2 of our ladies could not make it & they were missed), who had just been chatting and discussing family, quilt projects or recipes, fell into a hushed audience as the movie started. For the next two hours, most of the time, you could have heard a pin drop. Forgotten were the 3 bowls of buttered popcorn Sandy had brought...Such a dark and often uncomfortably graphic film to see...lovely ballet sequences gave way to watching someone descend into their personal hell. Superb acting by Portman, but I will never view Swan Lake with the same feeling again...
Later, some of the ladies had to head home and the only photo captured was of the six who remained for awhile to visit more...
While I wish there would have been more pictures to share, the fun and enjoyment of the entire day will stay with me. It alternated between snow and winds throughout the day, but with the fire going and good friendships we kept ourselves warm and we did eventually pass the popcorn...
This party is over, but it won't be the last! ...Though we might choose a Harry Potter movie or Hop next time!


Wishing you a week filled with warmth and friendships.


Pat


Gosh, it is really snowing outside, I hope everyone makes it home okay!

10 comments:

Lizzie said...

I've been thinking about watching it (Swan Lake) but I really don't know whether I want to witness such disturbance...? Is that a head in the sand situation do you think. Now that lemon cheesecake cupcake could make me forget most thinks though, it looks yummy. Hop sounds like my type of movie at the moment, maybe I'll do that one soon too.... Sounds like you had an awesome day, hope the snow stops soon for you...
Lizzie
xxx

JCnNC said...

Where there is a will, quilter's will find a way ... So glad your gathering happened - Kinda like turning your nose up and saying, "See what we did in spite of you." The food sounded yummy and the friends sound enjoyable - not sure about the movie. I am still debating whether I want to see it. Soon the snow will stop. Just has to. Judy C sends her best

lemonverbenalady said...

Really loved Natalie Portman's performance, but it was a very dark movie. I remember waiting in line to go into the movie and everyone that came out said they would think twice about recommending it. Yikes! Some times you just have to go because of the performances. Love the doggie in the last photo TO! It's tired of the snow too! We had wild winds today. Maybe from your part of the country? Hope spring comes soon for us all!

Turtles In North Dakota said...

I wondered how yall were doing since that nasty storm came through here first...I hope to not see ANY more headed your direction!

Kathie said...

oh sounds like the perfect day!
glad you enjoyed yourself and everyone arrived and got home safely
Kathie

Friko said...

Sorry about the snow but as you all kept cosy and happily occupied by the fire indoors, the outdoors surely didn't matte all that much.
Hope you have another happy occasion soon.

Janet said...

It sounds like fun was had by all.
Question, what pattern are your coffee cups?
I love 'em.

Janet said...

What a great day together, such a good idea. I haven't watched black swan because of the dark storyline and reviews, am I missing out?

Jenny said...

Sounds like a fun gathering, even though you didn't enjoy the movie. I've kind of been afraid to watch it.

taylorsoutback said...

Janet - you are set to "no-reply" so hope you visit often! Thank you for the kind comment. To answer your question about the glass coffee cups...I have to chuckle...the pattern is early Target, Walmart or Pier One! Have had them for a few years and don't recall where they came from. I do remember paying 99 cents a piece though...such a deal!