Do you ever feel that time is just slipping away much much faster than it should be? This summer has flown by so fast its shocking.
Work took over most of it - that was really my compromise to them when I took the job so that I could work part time in term time. 5 days away from home every week is hard. I used to do that not just for a couple of months but years on end yet I never felt so drained by it. I suppose I was a lot younger when I first started doing it and maybe I was more willing to sacrifice my social life back then. This year, mainly because of the fantastic quilting community I am part of meant I wanted to do social things as well. The net result - knackered!
I'm now back at college one day a week and working part time so hopefully I can achieve a better balance. That includes commenting more on blogs. I have tried to keep up with my reading, but I've been hopeless at commenting so please accept my apologies.
I've done very little stitching, but have been doing some in the hotel using my improvised sewing studio - the chair!
I joined a English Paper Piecing Bee and the first two blocks are for that.
I enjoyed doing it so much I started some more of my own.
Then today I did something I hadn't done in years. Embroidery - but not just any old embroidery, but special Aneela Hoey embroidery from her new book Little Stitches and taught by the lady herself!
We had a fab day, sewing and chatting and laughing and eating lots of goodies provided by Pennie....chocolate brownies......yum!
This was how far I got with my little girl on the swing......
and here she is playing with all the others.....
I had to go for the green dress didn't I???