This post made by Tanya. I am feeling a bit emotional the last couple of weeks. I don't know what is harder, turning 40 or having a kid graduate high school all in the space of 1 1/2 weeks. I found a pattern, out of the Sweet Celebrations book I won recently, for a pillow that was for a graduate. I made a similar pillow for James. I chose to use my machine to embroiderer a year, instead of applique. I probably should have done it lower on fabric, but live and learn. I didn't do the pocket in pillow, he wouldn't use it. A finish that isn't a quilt. Anyway it will match his lap quilt out of the same fabric. Here are few rushed pictures we took of him in casual and cap and gown over weekend before he had to go to work.