Thursday, May 24, 2012

Graduate in the House

We have a graduate in da house. My baby graduated from high school. Sniff, sniff. Where did those years go? Like her older brother, she decided not to walk with her graduating class. She spent her senior year attending only one high school class and completing her freshman year of college with dual enrollment. We did a ghetto photo shoot with my bathrobe, her cords from the Law Magnet program and my Omnigrid cut and press tool as her mortarboard. Creative bunch, aren't we? Too bad we were both cracking up so much during the shoot.

Anyway, it's summer for the Smoothie girl. She'll be working, but I'm sure she'll find time to goof off and enjoy the summer before she starts her sophomore year. I may make her unload the dishwasher too. You know what fun that is. I couldn't be any prouder of this girl. She is smart, funny, and beautiful.

On another note, did you see all the giveaways for Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day? I may or may not have wasted an afternoon set aside for sewing to see all kinds of new blogs and enter a zillion giveaways. I don't usually win, but it has happened. Wish me luck. But in the meantime, I found a bunch of fun new blogs and inspiration galore. The quilting industry is bigger and better because of us.

You can enter my part of the giveaway here. Comments close Friday, May 25. I'll choose a winner after that date. I hope you win something if you've entered any of the giveaways. And keep your fingers crossed for me too.

Do you Zentangle? I first got into these drawings when I was active on Swap-bot. They're fun, relaxing and kind of remind me of quilting designs. You can find tons of ideas and instructions at Tangle Patterns.

Jackie at Canton Village Quilt Works had the opportunity to see Pat Ferguson who does Zentangle quilts. They are amazing! Go see.


  1. Congratulations to your daughter! My son is also graduating in a couple of weeks. Where does the time go???

  2. Congrats on your daughter's graduation...loved her graduation photo shoot ;-) And best of luck on winning a give away. Like you, I seldom win...but it is fun trying. The only time the random number generator picks me is when it involves medicaid billing at work (then it LOVES me). I've got my fingers crossed for both us!!

    1. BTW...I think I entered your give away TWICE (computer issues...UGH), so you may need to delete one of my numbers ;-)Sorry about that...

  3. Congratulations to your daughter!!!! She is beautiful. I didn't understand the ghetto graduate reference on Facebook, but now I get it ;-) So funny you have your Zentangle drawings on this post. I brought a book with me and hoping to give it a try. I may need you to show me how when I get home. Was listening to an episode of Creative Mojo (from last year) while packing which talked about Zentangle and remembered I had a book somewhere. Enjoy your weekend!

  4. First of all, your graduate picture cracked me up. I love it!!

    And I love your zentangles! I've never heard of it called that, but it looks exactly like the line art I do in church in between taking notes. I swear it helps me concentrate better!


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