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  • I’m nowhere near Tennessee, but I’d love 3 copies of Porch Party Recipes, if there were a way to get them from you…our group does porch parties all summer, and that would be a perfect gift for the instigator!

  • Sounds delightful! – so ‘southern’, summery and civilized and if I lived within 1000 miles I’d be there! It’s a big shame I don’t!!

  • !!! I would so love a copy of Porch Party Recipes…I do hope there is some way I can reserve one. I’m in the UK so can’t make the bazaar this time! Have fun. x

  • Hey, now! Nothing wrong with things made in 1982… I was. 😉 And I’m with these other fine folks – if you could sell these Porch Party Recipes online I’d be all over that puppy.

  • Save me a rocking chair, and a cool glass of punch, I’d love to come down and knit on the porch…

  • That’s my mom’s 90th birthday! I will be having my own porch party… what’s in your recipe book? Tea punch — is that what we would call ice tea?
    And happy blogiversary! I bet you didn’t think you’d still be blabbing 7 years down the line!

  • If the Winfield Library is a public library, you might ask for tax deductible donations to help with the renovations…

  • What? No photos of the swags?! I laughed til I cried at the failed projects photos in the back of your (second?) book.. failures are so funny. Good luck with the bazaar!

  • Oh, I feel your pain re the swags! Best of luck with the Big Event. Hope the money just rolls in!

  • What I think of as “community cookbooks” are the ones I can never bear to throw out or even donate. They are irresistible. Church groups, animal shelters, volunteer fire departments – I still have one put out by “The Berthoud Firebelles” in the 1970s, when I lived in Berthoud, CO and had family in the VFD. These charming books all have a permanent home on a kitchen shelf I really could use for something I, well, actually USE. Not much of a cook, you see…but a very good collector!
    Good luck with your big day. Wish I could be there!

  • I’m with Kiri – as someone who is vintage 1982, I feel it was a good year. Unfortunately I have a prior commitment that day for which I must travel three states in the wrong direction. If you do make the Porch Party Recipes available for online purchase, I will definitely get one. Maybe next year will be the year of the Great Re-Print.

  • Kay, I don’t live anywhere near Monteagle but if you are selling Porch Party Recipes, I’d love to buy a copy. Thanks.

  • Oops, sorry. I meant to address the comment to Ann, not Kay.

  • Oh please tell me that I can purchase a copy of Porch Party Recipes. I don’t live around those parts, but can support the cause this way!

  • Happy blog birthday!

  • To me, apple green has too much blue to be in the chartreuse family. Wish I could come and see it all!

  • Welcome back!! I wish I could go — it sounds like fun. 🙂 Best of luck to you!

  • Thanks for the very interesting post, Ann. I learned the meaning of chautauqua. (Who knew!?!) Good luck getting rid of the swags.

  • Happy Blogiversary, Ann and Kay! You are invaluable to the knitting and blogging (and knit blogging) community. I look forward to seven more years of happy reading!

  • Hey Ann, how do I get a copy of porch party recipes? Where do I send my money honey?

  • Are tickets still available? Sounds like a fun road trip – from Louisville. Going to rope my BFF into coming along.

  • Ann –
    I can’t come either — and the bookshelves are already stuffed with cookbooks. But can I make a donation to the “Move the Mauve” effort? I can’t stand swags!
    Send me a snail mail address and I’ll send you a check!

  • I’d love 2 copies of “Porch Party Recipes”. Any way to order them from you?

  • Happy Blogoversary (or however you spell that).
    I’m in for porch party recipes too. We don’t have porch exactly in the condo, but we entertain on the terrace enough that the recipes should work!!!!

  • Wow, so much here. Porch Party Recipes sounds intriguing and now I feel like if I don’t get one I’ll end up bidding for one on ebay some day. It is also now causing me to sit at work and daydream about a Porch Party, which I’ve never considered before even though I live in sultry Virginia and I HAVE a porch! And what is “tea punch”??

  • Oh PUHLEEZ I really need 3 copies of the Porch Party Recipes…How can I get them?

  • I like how the rings in the cookbook are rusting. Now THAT’s authenticity–you can’t get that on Lulu!

  • I think of apple green as a bit darker than chartreuse. Although some apples are chartreuse, so perhaps it’s the other way around — chartreuse is in the apple green family? As a square is to a rectangle, sort of thing?

  • i am in a whole nother country so there’s no way I could attend your cottage tour. But i love knowing that there still are copies of collected recipe books being sold, and still places with little bitty libraries, and women’s auxiliaries. I hope you can replace the swags with something better suited to the character of that building.

  • I’ll be there as usual this year, even if it is always blazing hot! Love seeing the cottages and shopping the bazaar.

  • Happy Blogversary!!!!!!!

  • oh i ain’t got a barrel of money
    maybe iam ragged and funny
    but i am traveling along
    singing my song
    happy seven to kay and ann
    happy seven lovely ladies

  • I agree with Lee about the apple green/chartreuse controversy, and I sure would like a copy of the Porch Party Recipes – even though my porch would hold only about 4 people. My sympathies re the mauve swags. The thought of them makes me shudder.

  • Congrats, Ladies, (a day late) on the 7 years!
    Happy Bastile Day to all who observe…Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!

  • Ann, I would pay a lot more than cover price for a good cause. If you know what I’m saying. I would even give you the recipe for our famous party punch. If you serve that at a party, well, hope the porch is big enough to lie down on, that’s all.

  • I wonder what current decorating foible we (or those who follow us) will be cringing at in 2038? Perhaps some “objet de chartreuse?”

  • Happy Blogiversary!
    If you find a way to sell Porch Party recipes or accept donations, I’d be happy to do contribute. It would be nice to celebrate the blogiversary with a thank-you for all the fun!
    Heading up i-24 sounds easy but I think I’d have trouble from here. It’s so dang hot, however, I will take any excuse to head north!

  • Dear Ann,
    I wish I could go to Monteagle! It seems like Samantha Stevens would go there with Darrin and his parents, but Endora would show up among the picturesque cottages just as Samantha was trying to put on the cottage tour and bizarre (it would be a “bizarre” because of the witches and all) without using witchcraft. Endora would convince Samantha that it was okay to use a little magic and Darrin would scold!
    Or else Betsy Draper would go there with the kids while Don stayed behind at Sterling-Cooper to “work” but really he would be seducing beautiful women. Betsy would be the president, like unto yourself, so her presence would be absolutely necessary at the cottage tour and bazaar, but she would leave at the last minute to confront Don back in New York where they would gaze moodily at each other while smoking endless cigarettes and drinking old fashioneds.
    So is going to Monteagle more like Bewitched or Mad Men? Or The Beverly HIllbillies? Or maybe The Wonder Years? Perhaps a little bit like Designing Women? Maybe you will uncover a skeleton and it will be like Bones! The possibilities of Monteagle are endless!

  • Naturally I mean Betty Draper. Not Betsy.

  • OK, Yeah, I want a cook book. But SRSLY, I want to stay in a place that looks like that! I’ll knit to my hearts content and just…be

  • Not sure which is worse — “mauve” or “swags,” but the two in combination is wrong on too many levels to discuss here. Best of luck with the event and here’s to many more years of the delightful bi-regional kniiting blog!

  • Hey there. I was wondering when the bazaar was. I’ll try to come up next Friday and check it out. I enjoyed it last year. And yes, my yarn that I acquired there is still in my stash. Looks very pretty there, though. Hope you’re having a great summer and hope to see you next week.
    Betsy 🙂

  • Oh, boohoo about no mail-order for Porch Party Recipes! Sadly, I am too many states away to attend the Cottage Tour and Bazaar either. But it sounds perfect, so thanks for the update and photos!

  • Of course, Porch Party Recipes need to be broadcast far and wide. More importantly, I must now concentrate on acquiring a cottage that all my friends can hang out in and form a society and stock with books and things.

  • Time for a KAL to replace the swags. Little squares of lace sewn together, or that bubble curtain from the first book.
    Spend the precious money on shoring up the building!

  • Hey- You might want to add your local chautauqua to this wiki entry. 🙂

  • Save me a rocking chair, and a cool glass of punch, I’d love to come down and knit on the porch…