In December 2010, Bep, Saskia and I started a year long SAL together. It was a pattern we purchased when we all went to The Alsace in September. Every two months, they come here and we start the next of the six pillow which will make up a Christmas tree. You can see the pattern and Christmas tea we had in December here.
At the end of January, we had our next date. I had suggested we do a different theme each time. The first time, I had made a Christmas High Tea for them. I set the table for our theme of a pot luck lunch. Since I enjoy giving table gifts to people, I had agendas wrapped and on their plates as a surprise but to my surprise there suddenly was a gift that appeared on my plate. Thanks Bep!
This was the progress of the second pillows when they left later in the afternoon and the results again for our get together we just had this month...
Being close to Easter, I decorated the table with that as a theme. I made a crepe paper nest filled with chocolate chicks and bunnies and a variegated thread for each of them. It has also been Saskia's birthday so I had a little surprise waiting for her on the table too.
Our theme was chosen by Bep this time and was Greek. I made Gemista which are stuffed red peppers. Bep brought a Greek potato dish and Saskia a salad.
We have started our third pillow which is the word "Natale". This tree has the word "Christmas" in English, French and Italian. We now have another date coming in June to look forward to.