Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Parties and minis

I survived the graduation party!!! I should make a T-shirt. Just kidding. Sunday we celebrated Sam's (DD#2) graduation from the University of Illinois. The last class is completed and it was time to party.
DD is a vegetarian so first there was a battle of wills between DD and DH over the menu. Guess who wanted meat?  We compromised and ordered food from the Pita Inn. It is middle east food and much of it is vegetarian. DD did agree to some meat dishes as well. I added fresh fruit to the table. Just to put out the food I needed my whole kitchen table, and most of the counter space.
My Dad, sister, niece, and Aunt all came. DH's cousins came too. I think we had around 20. Later in the evening DD friends came over. There was still lots of food and dessert. It was a very long day, but a very fun day. DD had a great time.

You may remember the quilt of the author I did for DD? Kind of tells you about her. Here is the cake she picked out. She also dictated what should be on the cake.

DD and DH

On the quilting front not much has been happening while party preparations were ongoing. I had to drop everything to get my minis done for the silent auction. Here are the completed ones. I am putting the bindings on two more. Depending on how many the organizer needs, I may be quilting up the last two and finishing them as well.
Happy stitching!


  1. That sounds like a fun graduation party. I love your daughter's quirky sense of humour. Your minis are all adorable. You have been busy!


  2. Congratulations to the pretty daughter!
    All you little quilts are cute too; fun projects!

  3. Sounds like a great party! The cake is too fun. The quilt minis are cute and I love the mittens.

  4. Your daughter won't forget her graduation party!! I love the border on the cake! Your quilt minis are great...especially the mitten ones with the neat background fabrics and border!

  5. Congratulations to your daughter! I love the cake. The book learnin' is done, now on to life! Your mini's are so cute, I like the mittens, too. You have been busy, now you can relax a bit.

  6. That is sure a milestone. I'm sure everyone is very happy. The mini quilts are darling!

  7. Congratulations to your daughter! Love the mini quilts!


  8. Congratulations to your daughter. It sounds like a full day!