Thursday, 25 February 2016

Continuing on......

So my biggest boy has flown the nest. He went off to Uni last weekend brimming with enthusiasm and opportunity, leaving us to cope with the huge change in family dynamics. It's been is an emotional roller coaster. I've been soothing my soul by working on my new quilt. More to be added but I'm happy with how it's taking shape.

Obviously there needs to be a little something added to the very centre, and I'm planning a thin bias between the two rounds. Looking forward to the next step.

Tomorrow I'm spending the weekend in Hunter Valley wine country with the wonderful Cassilis quilters for some long overdue retreat therapy. It will also be my sons 19th birthday, so I'm thinking there will be lots of chocolate and bubbles to see me through his first birthday without his mum. I'm pretty sure O week celebrations will take care of him!

Hope you're having a wonderful week.

Susan x

27 comments:

  1. Your quilt is looking amazing Susan. I wish your son well, I am sure he will,have a wonderful time and you will slowly adjust to the change. I was lucky both our sons lived at home while going to Uni, then they spread their wings!! Enjoy your quilting time away.

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  2. You enjoy your thing, Susan - he's sure to enjoy his. And I'm sure you both be fine. It's an exciting, challenging and hard time for you all. xx

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  3. Great progress Susan :)
    Wonderful for your son but takes some adjusting doesn't it? I'm sure chocolate and bubbles is just what the doctor ordered - enjoy your retreat!

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  4. Your quilt looks fantastic Susan. I'm sure you and your son will be fine.

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  5. One of the harder bits of being a Mum. Know that you have done agreat job if he has stepped out into the world with confidence. Your work is beautiful! I love it! Enjoy your retreat xx

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  6. Enjoy your bubbles....yes somehow we are where we are without feeling any older ourselves. Mr J got his license on xmas eve....we dont see much of him on the w/e....No more Mum's taxi for him....

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  7. such a change when they leave home.... I am empathising having said goodbye again to my biggest boy this week too. Your quilt is lovely and such good therapy
    Hugz

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  8. That is beautiful. Love the circles within the circles.

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  9. Your quilt is lovely. Those hexies and circles look mighty small. The medallion in the center is so unique and all the different backgrounds sure adds to the texture of the piece. Have fun at the retreat.

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  10. Ahh.. The first one to go is hard. Enjoy your peaceful times with your wonderful quilt and of course the retreat. Good timing on that.:)

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  11. Dear Susan,
    feeling a little like you, my youngest is turning 18 next week, so the last one will be an adult. We will have to get over it, no chance changing back in this case. To get over it with such beautiful sewing like your is a dream.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  12. Susan , your quilt is gorgeous. I love it ;)) luckily for me all three of my babies are still at home, I don't envy the empty nest. Hugs for you. Keep on Stitching xoxoxo

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  13. Coming together beautifully!
    How large is this centre piece?
    Can't wait to see what comes next.have a great time at your retreat, I'm sure the girls will commiserate with you and cheer you up.

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  14. Love your fabrics, the quilt is looking beautiful. Exciting and sad times beautiful memories.

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  15. Quilting retreat and O week....both sound like good opportunities to hang out with friends and celebrate (or at least mark the passing of time!) with like minded people. Hope the new project continues to smooth the ache in your heart.

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  16. Both sad and glad emotions for you for awhile... It gets better...
    Love your new quilt... EnjoY the weekend away...and say Hi from me...xox

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  17. Wonderful!!
    Liebe Grüße
    Martina

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  19. Thank goodness we have quilting in our lives - the best of therapy for Mom's who have raised their sons to be the young men they are - heading off in their new direction of independence. Enjoy your retreat weekend - good friends, fabric, chocolate and wine country - what a great combination!

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  20. Love your quilt, I am loving watching it evolve

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  21. I love how this is taking shape - in the round before becoming square, as you say. You make me want to make teeny tiny hexies again.
    I often think mums should be celebrated more on birthdays than kids. The mums did all the work getting them this far! I hope you enjoyed your champagne and chocolates on retreat.

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  22. Lovely progress on your new quilt and look forward to the next instalment. Hope you had a lovely weekend with the Cassilis girls. It is hard letting go but such an exciting time for your son.

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  23. Lovely work Susan! Hope the weekend was a lot of fun as you slowly make the adjustments at home.

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  24. Oh Susan Its so hard when your once baby leaves home. Hugs to you .... But I am sure you have prepared him for the world and he will make you proud. And you will cry every time he leaves until he is about 27 I reckon going on my experience but then I am a sook. Love the quilt with your little pieces. Sorry I haven't caught up for a while.

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  25. Oh Susan Its so hard when your once baby leaves home. Hugs to you .... But I am sure you have prepared him for the world and he will make you proud. And you will cry every time he leaves until he is about 27 I reckon going on my experience but then I am a sook. Love the quilt with your little pieces. Sorry I haven't caught up for a while.

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