ok, finally got this kit all set to go. just snap on the lid and pack in the tote bag with the other 2 projects i am taking PLUS the hawaiian. not sure how much will actually get done, but i don't want to run out of things to sew. the 2 smaller projects will get sewn first, i think, and then devote the remainder of the retreat to the civil war diary. i only have a few blocks of that done, so don't imagine will finish all 121 blocks on retreat. like i said, if i could stay a month..... **** a rainy day here but the rest of the week looks good for beach trips!