Another beautiful day with a brisk breeze but warmer than yesterday. Put up my curtains which are entirely satisfactory, painted a little on Gertrudes portrait. Mr. Pell sent me a photograph of Emma French and I have painted a little one her picture. This afternoon Mr & Mrs Sawyer my mother and I and Sara and Julia Dillon went to a pic-nic over to Mr. Chalpers over the creek and had a very pleasant time. Had a very nice letter from Nett Sterling urging me to come to London to set up my easel. Mr. Sawyer has been invited by the Methodist minister to preach for him on Sunday and he has finally consented to do so.