I am tired and going to bed, but here's the quilt for your viewing pleasure. You may not be able to see it, but the red squares have the quilting- I put little hearts, stars and moons in the squares. Since I don't quilt much, I'm not sure if this is going to be enough quilting for the blanket. I contemplated doing a bunch of stitching in the ditch to pin it all down, but I can't bear to look at it any longer. It'll have to do as is. Now I get to move on to working on christmas gifts.
We had a bunch of friends over for dinner tonight. It went really well. After all my grousing about having no friends, we still had a respectable turn-out of people I really, really like. I made a pretty good beef stew, quiche for the vegetarian, and gingerbread with whipped cream for dessert. We had just enough people that we could all sit around the table and talk, which is always how I prefer it. 8 adults 5 kids- it was a good time. I'm tired and happy for once, and it's now time for bed. Just one more photo, just because it's so damn cute. Okay, two. (the lentil is wearing my dad's hat, and he's holding another of his magic wands.)