Tuesday, June 29, 2010

As the activities wind down

Oh I have been so busy lately it is just crazy. However, we are winding down with activities and major events coming to a halt. I didn’t think I would survive the last month but I did.
First was our son’s graduation from Grade 12 on June 10th. Graduation was a two day affair, Mass in the morning, convocation in the afternoon followed by a family dinner with friends; Saturday June 12th was the formal dinner and dance. Something new to me was that parents went to the dance. It was lovely to see all the kids dressed up looking so gorgeous. He will be off to the University of Lethbridge come Sept. We managed to squeeze in a tour of the campus and dorms early June. He will be in for a big change, as we will be too. Congrats #1.
After all of his grad ceremonies it was on to #3’s birthday. She turned 11, hard to believe my baby is that old. We had a great birthday party. This year’s theme…a carnival! Although the weather didn’t cooperate for the big games in the back yard, a little too soggy, the kids had fun inside and on their ‘Amazing Race’ around the neighbourhood. The carnival was complete with snow cones, caramel apples, hotdogs, chips, and candy bags. They did manage to eat outside, thank goodness!
Birthday girl and friends. (she had about 6”of hair cut the day before)

Have I done any sewing you ask?… well not too much….but here are a couple of finishes.

Made this table runner with my guild. It was a mystery project, but half way through it I realized I have made this pattern years ago. I really wanted a springy runner for the kitchen.

I have made a few pouches for birthday and teacher gifts, but they went out the door before I could get pictures made.

These cards are great will scrap busters. I even entered them in Stephanie of Loft Creations String Challenge. I just used some card stock and a needle that wasn’t going to last much longer and a bunch of string scraps.
Well today is #3’s last day of school, finally. They are having a talent show and party, basically waiting around until 3 to get their report cards.
On my list today: take #2 to school to pick her report card,
Grocery store,
clean up the house…and pack! Catch you all in a week or so!

Let the summer time fun begin!!!


  1. It has been busy at your house - oh, how I remember those June days with our three. Lovely table runner!

  2. Pretty tablerunner Lee! Love those Spring/summer colours! I like your string cards too, what a cute idea!

  3. High school graduation. Congratulations!

    Your table runner is lovely.

  4. Hi Lee, Congratulations to your son. A new adventure for him. Your daughter is so cute. Happy Belated Birthday to her.
    I wanted to come by and say congrats on winning a prize I donate for Stephanie's string challenge.
    Enjoy your summer.


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