My mom had a very special birthday on Monday. Dad, Bran and my sis-in-law S. and I had a luncheon in her honor. I made a fabric party garland from French General's Home Sewn book. It was a hit! Here's what I made for our little party: spinach souffle dip, spinach-ricotta stuffed chicken, cooked broccoli and Parmesan baked shoestring fries. For dessert, I successfully nailed some chocolate souffles (but they fell before we could finish singing "Happy Birthday").
Then Mom, my sis-in-law S. and I went to Abingdon to hit up some cute little shops for the afternoon. It was a lovely autumnal day, but apparently many of the local shops are closed on Mondays. Instead, we opted to see a movie, Wall Street, and we all enjoyed it. Later, we went back to Mom and Dad's, got a pizza and drank some champagne. Some highlights in photos:
Mom and I in historic Abingdon, VA.
Mom sporting the new jacket that Dad gave her. Isn't she glowing? Here's to you, Mom.