Friday, June 27, 2008

More stars to see..

Over the weekend I cleared up the dining table and packed all the sewing away, after catching up on the star quilt along. The sewing machine has been pretty neglected lately, and luckily the new star was available on Tuesday so I whipped it up. It had been a pretty mad day so it was great take the time to sew a nice easy star.

And the mini blocks all sewn and ready to be cut out for the "Sunshine in your Pocket" quilt.

Last night Ayden and I went off to the pre-King Island Experience meeting. King Island is a small island between Victoria and Tasmania in the Bass Strait. On the 15 July 14 year old Ayden and 28 year 9's from his school are off to King Island for 10 weeks. No mobiles, MP3's, TVs etc, not even HAIR PRODUCT. Lots of hiking, marine science, diving, surfing, cooking, cleaning and budgeting for themselves. My big strong case of denial is turning into a bit of frantic-ness, and I am really going to have to start sorting things out. Big big breath.

Have a great weekend all xx School holidays start today too!

18 comments:

anne said...

What a life experience for your son, 10 weeks on an island, my guess he will love it and come home with much more appreciation. Enjoy, you may have more time for stitching with one less in the home.Gotta spread his wings sometime, may as well be under some supervision. Good luck. Keep your chin up.

Kelly said...

Wow... 10 weeks away from home. How exciting for him.

I love your mini blocks... You've been powering through them lately. Good work.

Nic said...

They are very cute little stitcheries.... hmmm i wonder if i have that book too.
So is a very short haircut on the cards for Ayden ?

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your stitching is gorgeous - but 10 whole weeks????? What an amazing and terrifying opportunity!!!

Good luck to both of you! Lucy x

debbie said...

I remember going to school with a girl from King Island, she was a border at Sacred Heart College, Victoria St.That's a long time ago.

Kitty said...

Your stitcheries are definitely little works of art - so pretty.

Thinking of you being away from your son - it must be both nerve-wracking and exciting (for him) ... just nerve-wracking for you!

x

Farmyard Crafts said...

Oh Rachel. 10 weeks... wow. Can't imagine how you're feeling right now. Your latest block looks great... and your stitching too! I should go do more of mine. I'll be really behind after I get back from holidays!

the pesky bombolino said...

I love the 'sunshine in your pocket' squares (what a lovely name!).
Good luck to your son, but even more luck to you coping with the worry!

Katy said...

10 weeks away from home - wow, lucky boy!!!! He'll have such an excellent time.

I am in awe of the stitchery, and the star block. How'd you do it, why are you so clever? :)
please count me in for the giveaway - that book looks great!

Chocolate Cat said...

My children's school go to China for 5 weeks in year 9, my son went last year and my daughter goes next year so I know how you're feeling! I'm sure your son will love every minute of it! but you'll need to have his favorite meal and lots of it for when he gets home.

Anita said...

10 weeks!! That is certainly a long time away for a 14 year old, character building I say LOL

Love your stars, they are very pretty.

Christine said...

Your mini blocks are very cute. Hope your son enjoys his King Island experience. I loved it when I lived there during my primary school years in the 1970's.

Maree said...

Your little blocks look so cute...Your stars are coming along too.....yeeks!! 10 weeks that is such a long camp, my kids only ever got 2weeks,that was enough...Hope you get through it OK.
happy stitching
maree

jess said...

Hey, We have holidays here in Qld as well. Hope Ayden has lots of fun, 10 weeks will be fansastic.

Bernadette said...

A big adventure for Ayden but a bit scarey for Mum!! Rachel your mini blocks are just beautiful and I am dying to see your stars finished, so pretty.

SewAmy said...

I love your mini blocks. they are so cute.

Katherine said...

Wow! That sounds like an exciting adventure. I imagine you must have mixed emotions on the thought of it all though. I know I would find it hard (my sons are 13 & 16) to have either one of my boys away that long - even on a grand adventure such as this one.

aykayem said...

wow - I wish I could disapear to an island for a 10 week adventure like that one! LOL ... the kids will probably learn more in that 10 weeks than they have for the whole rest of the year.
btw, The Quilting B ( http://thequiltingb.blogspot.com/ ) told me about your blog/giveaway ... that book does look interesting ... lol

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