I made this suggestion last week, and put it into practice right away. It was fun and did two things at once, supported a local family owned restaurant and made a nice connection with a good friend. We had a nice chat, while we both enjoyed our meal.
Using a speaker phone took care of chewing in someone’s ear, and I set the phone up with a bookstand to hold it. You can also use a video chat app if you have one. I don’t yet, but am looking into Skype or Zoom particularly for my long distance friends. Of course, you know me, I had to set a table for it!!
I was planning on sushi, so I got out some of my Japanese lacquerware.
A gold tray will hold my lunch, with a soup bowl on the left, soy sauce dish in the middle and a green tea cup on the side. These were all thrift store finds some time ago, and I think this is the first time I’ve used them all together this way.
A spring green napkin is held with a flower pot ring in yellow.
I used a pretty yellow print plate under the gold lacquer tray. I put a plant on the table, and two canning jar candles with yellow flowers in the base.
Dragonfly chopsticks are added. I don’t need the flatware, do I? Force of habit when setting a table, LOL!
Say hi to Helen at Champa, she had my meal ready for pickup right on time.
Back home, I put my food on the table, and called my friend.
Doesn’t this look yummy and fun? Yes, I ate one of the sushi pieces before I could finish the pictures, LOL, couldn’t wait. The won ton soup was scrumptious.
I had a lovely chat with my friend, and plan to do this at least once a week. Share your virtual lunches in our Friends of From My Carolina Home Facebook group. Share your Corona-cation Placemat Challenge projects too!!
If you missed this challenge on Saturday, I’m hosting a How I Spent My Corona-cation Placemat Challenge. Make a placemat size mini quilt – 12-14 x 18-20, with any design you like that represents how you spent this time at home, and send it to me by the end of April. Lightly quilted and folded in half, it should be able to ship first class mail, so not too expensive to mail. You can also enter by sharing your creations on Facebook in our sharing group and donating to Meals on Wheels in your hometown. If you spent your time gardening, maybe a nice floral design. If you spent your time fractured with too much going on at home, maybe a pineapple. Perhaps you finished a long time UFO, and can make a placemat with that block design. Let your imagination take over. I’ll do a virtual quilt show with all the entries received, with a prize to be determined later, and then all the entries will be donated to Meals on Wheels. Share your creations on Instagram and Facebook with #Corona-cationChallenge. Let’s have some fun with our sewing time! Here’s a button for your blog if you’d like one.
How about you, can you have a virtual lunch with a friend?
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