I put the final stitches on panel 40 this morning. This is the first panel of my Sistine Chapel design. There are 45 panels in all!! I did a small happy dance and then pulled out Panel 28 to stitch next. The pattern calls for you to stitch it in a certain order. This next panel that I will be stitching has a lot of threads. They took up one whole thread box and 1/4 of the another.
School is out for summer!!!! You do not know how happy I am. This has been a very hard year. Graduation was last weekend and they had a chair with a cap and gown on the stage in honor of my student who passed away earlier this year. I broke out in tears during graduation when they called his name. It is just an amazing feeling to see all my little ducks who I have pushed and prodded for the past 4 years walk across that stage and get their diploma. For graduation day, all the teachers wears gowns and our school colors while the students wear their cap and gowns. We were able to graduate 807 seniors in 1 hour and 45 minutes!!!
Each year, I make my seniors a pillow case with name embroidered on it. They LOVE them. Here is this years fabric. When my juniors realized that I would not be teaching their senior math class, they were not happy. They have been with me since 9th grade and they feel they have EARNED a pillowcase. So I told them if they finished the year and would graduate, then I would make them a pillowcase. My husband just doesn't get it. He doesn't understand why the all love a pillowcase. I tried explaining that it is a personalized gift that they can actually use, and he still doesn't understand.
Last summer I set several goals to get finished by the end of summer. This year, my plan is be lazy! I am too tired right now to come up with any goals. We leave for our vacation soon and I am actually looking forward to it. We are going to Minneapolis, MN for 4 days. DH is going to golf and I am going to the Mall of America. We plan on catching a Twins Baseball game. Then we are off to Sheboygan, WI, where DH is going to golf. I am meeting up with my friend, Kim R, and we are going to spend the afternoon together. Kim lives in WI and I haven't seen in her in a couple of years. After WI, we are headed to Chicago, IL for 3 days. DH sister lives there. Not sure what we will do there but we will be headed home Saturday afternoon. We will drive until DH gets tired then we will find a hotel for the night. WE plan on being home by 2:00 pm on Sunday. My mom is going to dog and house sit for us. The boys love her and she doesn't mind staying at the house.