Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hello from the Home Front!

Hello!  Hope every one is having a good spring

This weekend was a fun a busy one!  My son, Andrew, graduated from Ramapo College, sum cum laude.  His college career had many ups and downs and I know he felt they were all worth it.


There were over 1,400 matriculating students at the Izod Center.  Yes, they read each and every name presented with their degree.


We were blessed to have Andrews aunts' with us for the event.  Thanks again Nancy and Glenna!


What a wonderful family occasion.  Hanna has a couple of years to earn her cap.


On Saturday I presented my son's beautiful girlfriend, Sigourney, with the Flying Fiesta quilt for her 21st Birthday.



I found this re-usable "missoni-esque" bag at TJ Maxx.  I thought it went really well with the quilt.


I also made a fun bouquet for her.  A vase filled with her favorite candy, peanut butter cups,  a girly flask and little liquor bottles - Happy 21!


I missed the quilt photo shoot, so I don't know what Andrew said, but it really cracked up the Birthday Girl.


Have a Wonderful Week!

31 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats to the graduate. Love the quilt you made for his girlfriend.

MB in MI said...

Congrats on your grad! Lovely gal and lovely quilt! :-)

Chris said...

Congrats Mom! What a beautiful family you have! I'm sure Sig loves her gift, too - gorgeous quilt! (love the bouquet too, how cute is that?)

Dixie Howard said...

Awesome graduation pictures - everyone looks so happy. Love the quilt and the bouquet you made for GF definitely wins you the Coolest Mom of the Year Award!

Kyle said...

What an awesome family weekend.

Ruth said...

What a happy milestone for your family! The quilt is wonderful!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations to the proud parents! Sigourney is a lucky girl!

fiberchick said...

Congratulations to your son and as for Sigourney- Lucky, lucky, lucky girl!!!

Pat said...

A wonderful event - congratulations to your son for all his hard work. Love the name Sigourney - she looks so happy celebrating her 21st! A great bouquet - and a quilt that dances with color.

Enjoy your family time!!

Me and My Stitches said...

Congrats to your son - it's a huge accomplishment for sure. Love the quilt - perfect for a 21 year old. And that bouquet is so awesome. I want you to adopt me.

antique quilter said...

congrats to Andrew and to you!
love the quilt, that was so nice of you to make her a quilt, the tote is perfect what a great find
Kathie

Nancy said...

All kinds of celebrations! Congrats to the grad- proud moments. The quilt is just beautiful, and finding that bag serendipity!

Janet said...

Congratulations to your son! You must be so proud of him! What a fabulous birthday gift! It looks like she likes it :0)

Janet O. said...

What a wonderful milestone weekend!
If my 20-something sons would hang on to a girlfriend long enough I'd make quilts in celebration!! : )
The Fiesta quilt is so fun--apparently she thought so.
Aren't you the clever one--what a cute bouquet.

Lori said...

Oh my gosh! How fun to see your son graduate!! Congrats!
I'm sure the quilt will be loved for a long time.

Unknown said...

Andrew looks so proud, relieved, happy! The journey was worth it! Congrats to all! And Sig's 21st, a big week for all! Love your gifts for her. XOX

Jan said...

Congratulations to all of you - what an achievement!
Fun quilt, presents, and packaging for the girlfriend!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Congratulations Andrew!!! I love that first photo where you can see him smiling in the crowd. You must be so proud!! Great family photo too!! Happy Birthday to Sigouney, I can just imagine how happy she was to receive such an amazing gift, and the fabulous goodies bouquet too, so fun!!

OPQuilt said...

Congrats to you and your son for navigating a successful college finish (woohoo--Summa Cum Laude!) And again, that quilt of yours is beautiful, Barb. What a lucky girlfriend he has to to get your quilt, him and that cute bouquet.

Happy end of school!
Elizabeth

Every Stitch said...

Lots to celebrate - congrats on the graduation ! A lovely family photo. And the birthday girl must be so thrilled with that gift - photographed beautifully in the garden!

Dawn said...

Congratualtions on a very special weekend!
Smiles all around. The quilt looks like it was a hit.
Very creative liquor vase ;-)

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Congratulations to Andrew! The quilt looks great and I think Sigourney looks like she loves it!

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations to you and Andrew! And that quilt is gorgeous - does Sig know how lucky she is?

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Ginger Scott said...

Sig is a lucky woman to receive such an awesome quilt. Barb, you pulled it all together with the bag! Congratulations on Andrew's graduation. I know about "college ups and downs", my son joined the Army after five semesters of college.















Sujata Shah said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!
Congratulations to Andrew! I love graduations! Such happy energy full of hopes and dreams in place.
That quilt looks so delicious. You are amazing with your gift giving!
Love this post!

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LuAnn said...

Congratulations to you and to Andrew and best of luck to him in the future. The flying geese quilt turned out great; what a neat gift. And I love that 21st birthday bouquet. You are so creative!

Karen said...

What a great post - congrats on the graduation. The FG quilts is fabulous I know she will treasure it.

Carrie P. said...

This post made me smile a lot. What a great day for your family and great quilt too.

Taryn said...

Congratulations to Andrew and all of you. I know when mine graduated from college I was so proud I could pop. What a milestone for the parents!