Saturday, 24 August 2013

Almost there....

Phew, the summer holidays are coming to an end.  It's been a long few weeks and not much working or sewing has been achieved but instead lots of days out with my little boy James.  Luckily we've had almost perfect weather most the holidays so there have been lots of lovely days out.  Plus we have just spent this week on a family holiday in Dublin.  The summer has actually passed pretty quickly this year, I think it's because we've been so busy.

James canoeing
Sewing wise I made a few birthday presents, some juggling sacks (I've just learnt how to juggle 4 but need more practice - new party trick!) and I made a travel wallet for taking our passports, boarding passes and maps to Dublin in.   I managed to buy a lot more fabric than I used (see previous post) but at least I've got plenty for making Christmas presents.  I'll be starting on these towards the end of September.

Travel wallet
I've also managed to write the first section of my book, 1 out of 6 done now.  I've just sent that over to the publishers and am awaiting feedback.  I'll do a proper post about that soon.  I've also been preparing for the Exeter sewing meet up I am holding in September and writing a seminar on social media which I will be delivering at the Autumn Fair in the NEC in just over a week's time on behalf of the CHA.

Have to admit I am terrified, I am not a fan of public speaking at all but it's just too good of an opportunity to turn down.  In a way it's probably lucky that it's my son's first day back to school so I won't really have much chance to think about it and get too nervous.

How is your summer going?  Managed to fit in much sewing?  Been away?  Do let me know in the comments below.  Hope you are all having a good one.


Anonymous said...

The summer hols have flown by, in a good way! Like you my fabric stash has grown, although I have managed to make a couple of commissions:) The CHA sounds very exciting, all the best:) Vicky

Bossymamma said...

I was in Australia for six weeks of the summer so, thankfully, I missed the hottest weather. I brought home LOTS of FQs but I have been busy making bags this week.
I'm really looking forward to the Exeter day!

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