Sunday, February 13, 2011

Book Buddies February Meeting

I made these stuffed fabric hearts for my book club friends.  We met at our house last week for a discussion (led by Rosemary) of the book OLIVE KITTEREDGE, a book most enjoyed, but admittedly it wasn't a particularly "hearts and flowers", Valentine's-Day-type book!  There was a chapter that touched us all, though, that focused on the deep love of a long-married pair.

  I decided in honor of Valentine's Day to serve a light supper and to give the Book Buddies their fabric hearts then.  The women seemed to enjoy the hearts and the meal!  I prepared tomato aspic, a chicken/wild rice casserole, and Cherry Carnival cake for dessert.  Of course the aspic was red, the casserole had red peppers in it, and the cake, naturally, was made with sour pie cherries.

The fabric hearts each had a pocket at the back, into which I tucked a little sachet.

Here are the Book Buddies at the table with their hearts!
From the right, Rosemary, Jo, Thelma, Ibby, and Genie showing off their
stuffed fabric hearts.

And from the left, Faith, Sharon, Judy, and Mona with their hearts.