I am so excited I have had to timetable my day!! I have allocated hour by hour.
8-9 School run
9-10 Crochet/craft preparation for classes
10-11 Home Admin, emails, post, washing blah blah!
11-12 One hour on the sewing machine
12-1 Lunch and blog time
1-2 Allotment digging in the sunshine
2-3 Evening meal cooking, kitchen clean up
3-4 School pick up and snack slave to children
4-5 Homework, play, chat, reading with children
5-6 Dinner time with family
6-7 Bath, stories, bed, small amounts of sibling bickering
7-9 Craft Club tonight here - card making hooray!
10 Half an hour of light knitting and chat to Bloke.
Here is what is on my sewing machine at the moment.
I saw the back of this fabric in the Red Cross Shop and I knew immediately that it was cord but the blue seemed a bit brash for me but I thought it would do for the children then...
I flipped it over to see the gauge of the cord and look. It was 3 pounds and there was 4 metres of it and it had a lovely pattern with black breaking it up a bit. Whohoo, the assistant was slighty taken aback by my excitement about a piece of material but I skipped out of the shop a happy lady.
I had earmarked a pattern to buy cord for out of the Ottobre magazine mentioned here and was actually on my way that day to buy some from the drapers two shops along the street.
Am I too old for a pinafore? I don't know but it looks OK on to me. I have a new approach to sewing which is linked to todays post which is 'hour by hour' I do one hour on a project at the machine, then stop. It has stopped me rushing, making mistakes, swearing at my own sewing machine and generally getting exasperated. I have to say it has really worked and the children understand it too so they will leave me to play for one hour knowing that I will stop and do what they want after that.
Can you tell I am missing being a Primary School teacher with an hour by hour timetable? It sort of shows doesn't it! Jo x