My busy-busy week is over, and I have survived. It turned out to be even busier than I had expected when on Sunday evening, a small picnic at my sister's home turned out to be a huge surprise party for Joe and me -- there were about fifty people present! Tom and Anastasia and Amy and Andrew had come to Philadelphia on Friday night and had spent the entire weekend working together with Sherry on the food and decorations for this wonderful event. I will share some pictures in another post soon.
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For three of the five week nights, we had commitments. I was so thankful that at work everything was in order so that I could have yesterday off.
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Our house guest, Anna Maria, has been wonderful, and I hope to tell more about her soon, too. She was admiring the bags I was making and I offered to make one for her, as well. So yesterday morning we went down to the LQS where -- wise young woman that she is -- Anna Maria headed straight for the batiks. While she was making up her mind, I saw a wonderful giraffe fabric that made me think of Bonnie and right next to it was fabric from Ghana, so I bought some of each and made her a bag after Anna Maria's was finished. I can now make one from start to finish in two hours flat. It has been wonderful. But I think now it is time to return to some of my UFOs and put the bags aside for a bit.