I have surprisingly little to say today. There's almost too much on my mind A keyboard traffic jam. So I'll just bring out the photos...
Professor's sponsor (Fr. Bona), Professor, and Bishop Lennon.
My new favorite cookies. I saw cookies similar to these on Flickr and knew I had to give them a shot. I had two problems: 1) no cookie cutter and 2) a batch of excessively drippy icing; but all in all, I think they came out pretty cool looking.
Did I mention that I made a LOT of cookies? About 200 actually. I only have photos of the flames and doves but I also made swords ("sword of the Spirit") and crosses. We had surprisingly few left by the end of the party. And... people ate the most colorful cookies first which is funny. :)
I used a Joanne fabric gift card that I'd been hoarding to purchase fabric for a Pentacost/Confirmation banner. I found a sturdy pretty red fabric in the home decor section and used a lightweight printed cotton for the letters. I printed letters for "Veni Sancte Spiritus" off the computer in the desired size and font and traced them onto the fabric after I had ironed on a layer of Heat 'n' Bond. The ribbon (which is not very visible in the photos) is white satin with gold swirls. A little cutting, a little ironing, a little sewing later... I had a rather nice reusable banner of which I got very lousy pictures.