Good Morning, Kittens. Time to grab a cup of coffee and dish about the weekend.
And, yes, I did make the mug pictured. It's one of the two final pieces I made in pottery class this summer. The glaze is firebrick and black matte. Me likey the combination. I kept one mug and gave the other to SCGB.
Anyway, the weekend. On Friday evening, SCGB and I drove over to Mike's house laden with party foods and drinks. SCGB went out to dinner and I stayed to start making the Bellini Pops.
There was a lot of this:
And some of this:
Popsicles safely ensconced in the freezer, I headed back to Silver Spring.
Saturday, I spent most of the day knitting (and drinking chile-infused tequila with Tomokito, the Bad Mommy). Then, around 7, SCGB and I headed over to Mike's to finish setting up for the party.
Mike had finished the cake. I looked absolutely amazing:
(and it was delicious).
The party was a blast. Even though the weather was kinda crappy, there was a good turnout of friends. The popsicle cocktails were a hit. The basic idea was to make a boozy highball and use a complimentary fruit cocktail as a garnish/stirrer.
The Bellini Pops were a bit of a disappointment though. They tasted OK, but were ... gooey. I'm sure it had to do with the alcohol freezing point, but I followed the recipe exactly (I know!). Perhaps the prosecco I used had a higher percentage alcohol or kthe creators of the recipe fudged a bit when they tested it.
Still, good times. I was way durnk.
Sunday morning? V. Hung. Over.
I slept in a bit. Then, I headed into the District to meet my friend, Christal, for lunch/brunch at 2. We went to Matchbox on 8th St, SE. It was so great to see her (and her sister and a few other friends). Here's a pic:
I got home around 7, had a quick bite for dinner (CNTBD's homemade gazpacho - YUM!), and knitted for a bit. Around 8, I headed up to SCGB's for more cake (and booze!).
All in all, a pretty fantastic weekend!