Wednesday, January 13, 2010

On Holidays

Tomorrow my family and I are heading off to the East Coast of Australia (Pambula) for a little camping holiday. We will be away for almost 10 days and we are very excited at the thought of setting up our little camper trailer and spending lots of time together at the beach. So I say a little farewell here for a couple of weeks, and I hope to have some handstitching to show on our return. I am packing my Kaffe blue and white hexagon quilt to work on, as well as a few Jacob's Coat blocks. I have been madly trying to prepare these blocks amongst the packing and cleaning and generally getting ready to go away!! They do take some preparation but will be worth the effort in the long run.


Blue & White Hexagons in Kaffe

Jacob's Coat blocks, glued & pinned & ready to applique

Tell me though, does it seem a little obsessive to be taking my lightbox camping with me? I need to place a lot more leaves on my grey background and need the lightbox for that. I always wonder where to draw the line with what to take when going away on holidays. I did ask hubby if I could take my sewing machine but he has put the foot down at that suggestion!!! We do have a powered tent site though, so I think I will have to sneak my lightbox in somewhere!

Well, I will have a lot of catching up to do when I get back so that I don't miss out on what you are all up to. Stay well and see you in a fortnight! xo

32 comments:

Stephanie said...

Have fun--funny I never thought camping as a quilt retreat! Gorgeous projects.

Janet said...

Have lots of fun, I hope the weather is perfect for you. I say sneak in the light box. It's an essential tool. I love how your JC blocks are looking, wow.

Miriam said...

Travel safely, Cathy.
Yes, take the light box!! :) Its a necessity!!

Have a great holiday with your family.

nicolette said...

Hope you will have a wonderful holiday! Obsessive to take a lightbox....LOL??

I learned another technique so I don’t necessarily need a lightbox.

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

No not obsessive at all! Take the light box for sure! Look out for Karen (Quilts on Bastings) whilst you are there (she's taken the crochet hook). Enjoy your stitching!

PatchworkRose said...

I believe in being prepared too. Just have lots of fun :-) Way to go and wishing for just the right weather.
Cheers
Lynne

ranette said...

I'd sneak the sewing machine in if I could....lol Have a great time enjoying the family and the outdoors!

The Jacobs Coat blocks are amazing!

Dee said...

Have the best time ever...I say sneak in the light box and stitch to your heart's content! This is a vacation, right. For Mom as well as everyone else! Enjoy!

Sara said...

That would be like camping without taking toilet paper!!! Take it!

Jackie said...

Have a wonderful time on your camping vacation. I just don't understand why you can't bring your sewing machine?? LOL! I am just in love with both of the quilts that you are bringing along. They are wonderful. See you when you return!

Notjustnat said...

Happy holiday Cathy. No not too much to take light box with you. I normally take the kitchen sink with me, just kidding! Have a relaxing time and lotta stitching - Hugs Natima

alobsiger said...

Heehee! The light box. :-) Have a wonderful time away!!

Nedra said...

Have a wonderful time! I used to take my featherweight in the Motor Home all the time. I'm sure you will get a lot of handwork done.

LeKaQuilt said...

Hi Cathy, Have an wonderful vacation! Of course you should take the lightbox with you!
Take good care of your self and your family. See you when you get back :o))

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

ENJOY!

wishes, true and kind said...

LOL -- We have a pop-up tent trailer, and I LOVE family camping trips!!!!! Have a wonderful, wonderful time. And -- I heartily applaud that you are taking your light box with you! I would (if I had one). I usually tape things up in a dining room window, but I can't take that with me on trips! You have two very fun projects to work on!

joan

Jean said...

Too Funny... taking the light box! You know of course, that if your DH reads your blog you will have been caught in the act! Have fun!
It's 27 degree's here and we are hopeing for snow to clean up our air! Brrrrr

Lizzie said...

Obsessive, noooo!!! That's what I'd do too. LOL! Have a great time.
Lizzie
XXX

Sherri said...

Have a great holiday...and yes, I'd sneak the lightbox in too!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Have fun Cathy! I wonder if you'll get anything done??? I always plan to do things on vacation, but never seem to get to them!

Danielle said...

Have a great holiday Cathy, and of course the lightbox should travel with you!

Teresa said...

Take it! Take it! Take it! Take it! Take it! (I know I would!)

I love your Joseph's Coat!! I have started one as well, smaller, for a nephew about to be born. I am really attracted to your color scheme, but, alas, my sister requested that it match her decorating scheme....argh!

Have a great holiday!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Robyn said...

Well why not take the lightbox and the sewing machine...nobody will notice right? Lol
We girls have gotta do!!!!!!!!!!!
Have the best time Cathy,,,you'll have a blast!!
hugs
Robyn xx

Deb said...

I would take the lightbox and leave the hairdryer at home(he he). JC is looking fabulous - and the blue and white hexagons - STUNNING. Your house must be amazing with all these fabulous works of art.

imquilternity said...

Have a fun trip...sounds glorious to me! I've said it before, but I really love the color of your background fabric for the Jacob's Coat blocks. It really makes your other fabrics "pop."

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Cathy have a wonderful relaxing holiday...and I just love your projects.

CitricSugar said...

You're supposed to do it the old-fashioned way - stick your pieces to a sheet of glass and hold them up to the sun. :-)

Have fun!

Sharon R said...

Hi Cathy, I stumbled across your blog when looking for Kim Mclean patterns (a recent addiction) and what a great find. Congratulations on your beautiful work! After reading a number of your posts I HAD to make a couple of phone calls and a 20 minute drive to pick up a copy of Quilt Romance. Hope you enjoy your break and cannot wait to see more of your creations. Thank you, Sharon

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh Cathy, lovely lovely projects. I love the fabric and colors.

wishes, true and kind said...

Congratulations! You and your blog have just been awarded a Lemonade Stand Award. Please see my blog for details (after your holidays, of course).

joan

Kelly said...

Enjoy your holiday Cathy!, I would of taken the lightbox and sewing machine ;)!!

Kim D. said...

Both gorgeous quilts!! Enjoy your holiday.