Thursday, March 26, 2009

Well done Ayden!

It's a bit hard sometimes to grab a 15 year old boy and say, "quick grab your certificate and pose for a pic .... try and find somewhere without the sun in your eyes!"

But I did it! Here's Ayden with his Bronze Duke of Ed Award.

Ayden finished this award last year, before he went off to King Island and handed it all in to be sent off and assessed while he was away. Unfortunately the booklet disappeared. I'd made a few "sort this out" phone calls to the coordinator at school and a few months of chasing went on.

This poor teacher is now Ayden's year 10 geography teacher and during class he handed Ayden a book. He had found it hidden among all the new booklets. Hooray, so now he can start his silver level. Ayden volunteered for 6 months and collected bags and bags of litter from Ballarat's waterways, ran and swam lots of kilometres and learnt to cook as his skill to use while he was away for a term. He had to organise and participate on a couple of camps too, but that's part of the fun.

And the only craftiness I can show you is my Loose Change quilt that I have been dragging though the sewing machine to quilt it. Half done!

13 comments:

our shabby cottage said...

Well done Ayden and gee lady you are amazing dragging that beast through the machine. It will be fab when you have it finished.

Cathy said...

What a fantastic achievement Ayden! Well done! Good luck with your silver! Guess who looks just like their mum?

Your quilt looks beautiful - the colours and freshness are just gorgeous. Don't know if I would machine quilt though -- sounds like too much hardwork.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Congrats to Ayden - what a brilliant achievement. Your new quilt is looking great!

Kitty said...

Well done to Ayden - that's a great achievement. And the quilt is just lovely. x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Well done Ayden! Good luck with the Silver!

Lucy xxx

Stephanie said...

Great accomplishment for Ayden...although I don't know what the Duke of Ed award is about I can tell it's quite an achievement. 15 and he posed for a photo. Rare!

Loose change is looking lovely.

Bernadette said...

Fabulous job Ayden congratulations. Well done also Rachel, the quilt is look great!

Linda said...

Congratulations to Ayden, love the quilt you're working on. Don't forget to give the shoulders a rest every hour or so.

silverpebble said...

Well done to Ayden - such a great achievement - I never did DOE awards so I'm in awe of those who do.

Quilty magic too x

Chocolate Cat said...

Congratulations to Ayden, what a great achievement!

Calidore said...

Congratulations Ayden - you should be very proud of yourself.
I still love that quilt and it gets better with every photo.

Maree said...

Love your Loose Coins Quilt...so Fresh looking...Congrats to Ayden..well done.!!
cheers for a good weekend

Linda said...

such a beautiful quilt Rachel! it's amazing and well done to Ayden too!!!!

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