So this happened:
This is one of my new favorite pictures of Drama Girl. High school is literally behind her, her gown is off, and there is a look of joy in her face. Such a happy moment.
It was a day full of wonderful moments, lots of hugs for my "other" daughters who are her friends. Lots of hugs for their moms who I will inevitably see less of in he future. A bit of champagne, and of course, a big party.
As usual, I overestimated the amount of food everyone would eat. We'll be working on this cake for a while.
And what's a big occasion without the gift of a quilt? I had planned to make a big artsy thing but I realized what she really needs is something sturdy and cozy.
This is a flannel rag quilt that's long enough to fit on her extra long dorm room bed. The back is minky, so it's deliciously soft. I've worked on it for a few weeks, when I could do it in secret. Now I need to clean all the minky lint out of my sewing area of the garage. It looks like a black snowstorm hit.
Now I'm ready for the next chapter. In my life and hers.