Hola beautiful people
Sorry for my lack of posting... I have been soooo busy, I have not had a spare 5 minutes. Mr P's sister came for a visit with her adorable family. Friends I never thought I would feel broody, but after spending time with MM, I feel slightly more receptive to the idea of children then I did this time last week.
We had a lovely time, and Mr P and I felt quite bereft when they left.
The weather has been on and off gert lush, and I have quite the tan. This is because as soon as I finish work, I race home and sit in the sun studying. It's made my study time so much nicer having an outside table and chairs. Studying in the summer has become almost bearable.
I have also booked on a local dressmaking class, which is for 3 Saturdays in total, starting in October (the week before my exams actually, not great timing but hey ho). I am sooo looking forward to the class, not only will it be great to learn sewing skills but also fab to meet like-minded people and I am hopeful that I will make new friends and hopefully rally together some folk for a regular 'stitch and bitch'. I am super excited ! It cost £60, and that's for 15 hours in total, which I think is quite cheap !
I also purchased the delightful Gertie's (from the blog for better sewing) online sewing course - you can see a preview here. Not sure that I am ready for the couture skills required to make this dress, but I am ever hopeful as always. I think it will be sometime before I can make a 'tiki' dress, but the sections the course shows on boning (ho ho) and other skills will be invaluable.
Wish I had some pretties to show you but I don't - boo !! I have been slack on the sewing side, but only as I have had another assignment to complete. One more book, one more assignment and one exam and I will be done for the year. Then I will be making (and finishing) gingers all over the ruddy shop !
I am off home to Bournemouth this weekend and I am so excited to see my Mum and my friends, I really miss them living so far away. I really feel for Mr P's sister - she lives in Tas, and does not get to see her people that often. I could see mine more often, and I am lucky for that.
I hope the month of July has been kind to you all. I cant believe we are nearly at the end of it already.
In other news, today I sampled my first home grown cherry tomato - and 2 blueberries. I was too excited for words ! Looking forward to a bumper crop (next year maybe). ;-)
Well, best get on and do the tea, a sometimes seamstress work is never done it seems.
And, last but by no means least - a massive welcome to new friends joining me on my adventure to find more time !