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Sunday, 26 May 2013

What Do You Think We'll Be Doing After Graduation?

This week has been far too busy for sewing, after last week's Prom we celebrated Flicky's Graduation from Dwight School at The Met Museum of Art, Manhattan.  It was a fabulous day and even the thunderstorms and flash floods couldn't spoil it!

Here's some highlights - though the photos are a little disappointing as the lighting in the auditorium didn't lend well to flash or no flash photography, hopefully the official photographer knew what he was up to far better than we did.  Check out Tatty giving Flicky her very own Grad card!


There's been several other fun things that have happened this week:

I'm a frequent visitor to the Housing Works Bookstore on Crosby Street, Soho, Manhattan, you can find me there at least twice a week as it's just the best place to grab a gluten-free wrap and a great cup of tea and at the same time supporting an incredibly worthy cause:
"OUR MISSION - Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts."
  I'm also a member of their International Crime Book Group and if you follow this link you can see some great photos of the store itself and a few photos of me, not looking at my best, at one of our meetups!

This week I picked up a few fabulous bargains while I was at the store:
Haven't had a chance to peruse them at leisure yet, it's been a crazy week, but I'm looking forward to it :)


Always good to get a feature or two and my Burrito Pillowcases have this week been featured by Janice @Better Off Thread and also by Q @JAQS Studio.  Thanks girls, I'm thrilled as always :)

 Better Off Thread


And I received a gorgeous parcel in the post from my friend Sarah @Quilt Candy - she's been busy shopping at Liberty, London recently and found time to think of me!  You can read about Sarah's visit on her blog here and you can read all about my visit to Liberty last July in my 'Liberty, London' post here, with lots of gorgeous photos of the building, inside and out.



Oh and maybe you just dropped by to find out what we're doing after Graduation?  Well tomorrow Flicky and I are off to Seville, Spain to visit my eldest son Jack and to meet his girlfriend, Ana and her family.  We're very excited.

I don't have any photos of Jack and Ana to share with you yet, hopefully I can rectify that very soon so instead here's a photo by Flicky ... no cat-beard photos for us, this one's our very own dog-beard!!!


I hope you all have a wonderful week too and this shout out's for Flicky


Congratulations Flicky on completing your International Baccalaureate Diploma and on your Graduation 

We're all so proud of you and love you very much
xxx



 Want to find out about our trip to Seville? -
click here to check out My Top 3 Reasons For Visiting Seville post :)





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25 comments:

  1. Congratulations to all of you!

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  2. Love the Liberty parcel - You are a lucky girl!

    Congrats all around!

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  3. Congratulations.

    I haven't seen Sarah since her return from London to see what she succumbed to and what busted her budget.

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    1. Lots of goodies Sue, and what about the KF exhibition that she visited? I wish I could have been with her :)

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  4. What a lovely day for you all. Congratulations! I don't think I've ever seen a white gown before. Is that usual in the USA or is it the colour for that particular university?
    Have a wonderful trip to Seville! Will look forward to the photos ...!

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    1. I think it is an American tradition for girls, in the main, to wear white. Flicky's yellow cord is to show that she has completed her IB Diploma and her blue stole shows that she is a member of the National Honors Society. The cap tassel was removable and had a small gold '2013' attached to it - she got to keep the tassel, the IB cord and the NHS stole. All 3 of our children have had graduations in a 10 month period - though Flicky's was actually her High School Graduation, they seem to be very keen on graduations over here in the States and 'graduate' many times throughout their schooling! :)

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    2. Cynthia in her comment tells me that the robes are usually the school's colours - all makes sense now! :)

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  5. Congratulations to Flicky and to you as well for helping make it all happen! You've been so busy on so many fronts! In graduations I've experienced, the robes reflect the school colors.

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    1. Thanks Cynthia - that would so make sense about the robe colours, I guess Dwights' colours are blue (worn by the guys) and white (worn by the girls)! No-one explains these little things to you!!! :)

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  6. Congratulations! Looks like you had a fabulous week! Have a lovely time in Spain.

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  7. Well done Flicky on your graduation! Lovely photos. Also lucky you for those lovely Liberty goodies - yum yum. And all topped off with the dog beard - ha ha!

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  8. Congrats! Just stopping by from cosertejercrear. Have a lovely time in Seville! I live in Valencia, on the coast. ;)

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  9. Congratulations on your graduation,that`s awesome.Hope you have a fabulous days at Sevilla.

    From Murcia,Spain.

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  10. Congrats to the graduate! Thanks for the info on the bookstore. I'm looking forward to visiting.

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    1. Oh please do, I'm sure you'll love it :)

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  11. Love the Liberty loot. Congratulations to the graduate!

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  12. Congratulations to your daughter, lovely photos. It's been a good week for you! Thanks very much for stopping by my blog, hopefully the quilt will be finished soon.

    PS Love the doggy beard, although it's a little scary!

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  13. Congrats to Flicky! Love the liberty goodie bag!

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  14. wow! lots of things going on in your home. Congrats!!

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  15. Congratulations to Flicky! I love going to old bookstores and looking for the quilt books. You found some great books. Have fun in Spain!

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  16. Congratulations to Flicky, and to you too! Enjoy Spain :D

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  17. Congrats to Flicky! My daughter will start her IB in September. Great books you found. I just put Cut the Scraps on my Amazon wish list this morning! Love those Liberty fabrics too. Will be going to London in July & hope to make it to the shop.

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  18. Congratulations to Flicky, I hope you all have a great time in Seville.

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  19. Hey darlin'! I just wanted to tell you that I love your site and that I have nominated you for a Liebster Award! Stop by http://ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com/2013/06/ich-liebe-dich.html and check it out :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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  20. oooo, you'll have to let me know how the amish quilt book is! i loooove amish quilts.

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