I finally gave up waiting for the Tokens and Trifles cards and have started stitching a scissor keep for my exchange on 32 ct linen. No doubt, the cards will be waiting for me after work, having arrived in today's mail. That is always my luck. I have decided on a alternating scheme of Queen stitches and floral rows, I am stitching Spring flowers as required by the exchange rules [notwithstanding my partner's request for sunflowers --- not to be mean, but only because none of my sunflower charts would fit on a scissor case, even if stitched over one]. I am trying to keep to the requested yellow colorway though and am stitching daffodils and pansies.
Obviously, no photo is forthcoming since this is an exchange and I have only just begun, anyway.
The two Confirmation practices went off rather well ... all things considered. My 8th graders are so done with everything. They are exhausted from two solid weeks of state testing in Language Arts and Math, prepping for finals, and now I put them through the torture of ninety minutes of rehearsing for Confirmation after a full school day. The strain of having to be quiet and well-behaved in church for that long was really beginning to tell. But they bore up reasonably well, being the good kids they are. This class has a really nice group dynamic: 64 kids who are social and funny but smart and sensible, as well. Heck, the Tuesday group even sang the hymns loudly enough to be heard over the cantor ... and that's an almost heroic effort coming from adolescents at the end of a long day! I am going to miss this group: especially since the group coming up in September has a totally different group dynamic.