OK, I"ve survived the weekend I think! I"m exhausted but done! Friday night Emily had a "Last Day of School/We are graduating" party for about 15 of her 8th grade friends. I had 4 of them from 11am till 10pm. The other 11 came for the real party from 4pm until 10pm. I was tired! They had a blast though. They played volleyball, had dancing contests and sat around the fire roasting marshmallows!
Then on Saturday was her Graduation ceremony - at noon. Yup, right in the middle of the day. Then afterwards Holly decided she needed to have all her High School friends over to visit (they are Jr's in college now). So we had more grilling out and laughter in the house.
Then today - Sunday - was the big Emily Confirmation/Emily Graduation/Adam Graduation/Emily Birthday/Memorial Day party. So once again I had a housefull of people and food. But today it got really HOT and humid - about 95 degrees. Wheh. Lots of cold pop was had. But they did play a game of softball anyway.
Tomorrow we have a graduation party for one of Adam's friends - thank goodness I don't have to host that one! Adam doesn't graduation (from High School) until Thurs night. But at this point I"m just happy he is graduating! It wasn't his grades that were the concern - just the "I don't care attitude.
So no more graduation parties until next year for me! Yes there will be another one next year for Jenna from HS.
In the meantime I did finish these really fun applique cdses for 2 friends. I still have to make one for me! But I had to get these 2 made first and as you can see I haven't had much time! The strips underneath the zippers are ultra suede and you thread the thread through it. The ultra suede holds the thread tight enough that it doesn't slip out, but loose enough so you can pull it. So when you want some you just pull on it and cut it to the length you need. It keeps the spools from unraveling and easily lets you see the colors! Isn't it cool?!!! I found the pattern at the Chicago quilt show but didn't have enough money left to buy the pattern. So I had to go in search for it at Paducah and got it there!
OK - I"m going to go crash!