Friday, June 16, 2006
Things have been very busy here behind the Redwood Curtain. We've had a lot of important family events, starting last month when my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, which meant a weekend trip to their house, about 6 hours away. It was a pretty quiet affair, since my parents' siblings are all at that stage in life when they don't travel very much, but we had a very nice celebration. As you can see from the photo, my parents married when they were practically still children.
This past week Allie both turned 18
...and graduated from high school
She has lined up a job working for the director of the local high school's art academy, which she participated in for the last two years. She'll be an administrative assistant, keep the website, do public relations (she's the P.R. queen) and if they get a grant they're applying for, she'll be the registrar for the next school year. During this time she'll also figure out what she wants to do next school and job-wise. I'm sure it'll be an exciting year.
And I've taking a few moments here and there to clean out my scrap drawers. I recently found this 4.5 inch log cabin pattern. It's the kind of mindless sewing I love most of all.
I've also decided to make these fabrics into this pattern.
Today is the second sunny day in a row. At Allie's graduation we sat outside in the hard drizzle, but hopefully summer has arrived. As Allison Aller requested, here are shots of my front yard, where the lavender is in bloom and where the lilies are about to explode.
With all this excitement, some things don't change, and some folks remain blissfully serene.