So, I am now on holiday. The long summer holiday which all teachers love and long for, all through the stress of termtime - particularly the final term of the year. We work so hard to meet all of those end of year deadlines that the prospect of lazy mornings and empty days is one … Continue reading Retirement v Holidays
Last weekend I spent a day fiddling and twiddling with some things just to improve them slightly. First up was the long cream scout T, which I did eventually decide to shorten to hip length. The tunic style just didn't seem right, but I do like to cover the tummy area when I wear skinny … Continue reading Tweaks, repairs and summer sewing.
In my last blog, I think I put forward a really positive case in favour of retiring, but the last comment hints that it isn't actually as straightforward as that. So what are the misgivings? Why am I apprehensive when I am looking forward to it so much? It's a complex mixture inside my head. … Continue reading More thoughts on retirement
I think I'll start with the old. One of my first makes in this new era of sewing (as in since I began making clothes with the sewing machine I bought 5 years ago), was a lightweight turquoise T-shirt. The fabric was one which my daughter bought for me on one of her outings … Continue reading Something Old..Something New..
For teachers this is a bad time ! Reports season! So, I have been away from my usual pastimes as I work my way through 187 reports. Twice! Once to mark necessary edits, the second time to check that they are ready for sending out. Parents do get upset if the wrong name appears, or … Continue reading Catching up…
I have already started expressing some of my thoughts about retirement, but for some reason that post isn't visible. I'm still getting to grips with the way the site works so it hasn't appeared where I thought it would. Ok, so.... I am near retirement, as my blog name suggests, but how do I feel … Continue reading Thoughts on Retirement
This last installment is rather late - now that we are into June, and I have one and a half weeks to catch up on. The reason for this is that I have been away for a week, and the week before was spent finishing the flowery Scout as well as packing and preparing. … Continue reading Me Made Round-up
So this week I added to my collection a scout t-shirt. I am sure that this pattern will be recognised by lots of people. It is a loose woven Tee with set in sleeves and a nice drape ideal for soft, light viscose or silky fabrics. I made mine with a flowery viscose print. The … Continue reading The Flowery Scout
Well I was right. I have succeeded in my aim, but everything this week was a repeat. Day 16, the Coco work dress. Day 17, the flowery kimono t-shirt. Day 20, the flowery kimono t-shirt. So, I really need to increase my productivity. Anyway..... watch this space for my next project, which I have been … Continue reading Me Made week 3