He was feeling left out that I kept making things for other people (he was the only one not to get socks), so I promised him a new duvet cover to take away with him, a kind of leaving present. Here it is, done in black velvet and a variety of stripes in plain and decorated satin, made this morning to the accompaniment of 'Die Hard 4.0' and 'Pirates of the Carribbean 2'. It's not very colour coordinated, just meant to be bold and striking.
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Baby bird flying the nest
My son Jacob is leaving us at the weekend; I am driving him up North to go and live with his brother. He moved down from his dad's to live with us nearly two years ago after deciding he didn't want to continue doing A levels. He has been working in a factory in Bourton, mainly while he thought about what else to do with his life. Then last month, on the spur of the moment, he found a course that grabbed him at Gateshead College, phoned them up and jumped on a train to go to an interview, and suddenly the decisions are all made. Although I will miss him I feel pleased that he is pursuing something that really interests him.