Mar 11, 2018

It's March!

Hello dear Friends,

I haven’t been here for ages! I miss you all so much! There are some things I would like to share with you and I have a special treat for you too.

During this whole time I was absent from my blog I had a lot to do – as always. The amount of obligations I took for myself this year is too much for me. This is a lesson for the next year. Actually at the beginning of this school year I told myself that I will reduce my extra classes hours. Unfortunately I am not very good at keeping my promises to myself and I took more than the last year. So with all my preschool hours and my tutoring hours there is not much time left for other stuff.

First of all I would like to share with you some news from my preschool. Despite some tense atmosphere at my workplace, that surrounds me especially, there were some nice moments this last months. We’ve been visited by three amazing guests from far away. Francielli from Brasil, Phily from China and Aman from India. They told us about their countries, we also have a nice chat about culture, schools, people and many other things.

From left: me, Aman, my Boss, Francielli, Phily

These last months we had some trainings for teachers including Montessori ways of teaching and first aid. I felt nice knowing all the answers and being adulated by our trainer (I sound like a cracker doest’ I?).  I’ve never thought that I will need the second one so quickly. The next day after the first aid training a girl from my group had a huge nose bleed. It ended up calling emergency medical services and taking the little girl to the hospital. Thankfully she is well now.

I try to keep some balance between work and free time and I do what I can to find some time for reading and stitching. I started my new stitching project (another one!) which is a mandala. It is called “Plum pudding” and it comes from Glendon Place series of A-Maze-ing Dessert Collection. The chart says to use 2 strands of floss and it is the first time I am doing this. I always use 3 strands so at the beginning I was afraid that the floss won’t cover the fabric well. But finally they were right (obviously) and the covering is perfect. It is also the first time when I use DMC threads instead of a Polish brand Ariadna that I’ve been using all the time. I like the floss very much but it’s slightly more expensive.

It was going like this:

And here is where I am now with my stitching:

I am a little bit afraid how I will manage attaching the beads that this pattern includes. But I will worry later about this. Any tips about beading? Will be very thankful for your advices.

I will work on a felt project for our Easter fair this year. I have to sew human internal organs that will be movable like puzzles. The idea is that kids are about placing the organs into proper places on a human-shaped mat. It will be a huge thing to sew and I haven’t even started yet! I will show you how it will look like when I finish.

Another plan for this year that I made is that I want to read at least 100 books during 2018. I love reading! I could do nothing but reading and stitching, but – again – I don’t know why but my day has got only 24 hours! How to do all of this?! Until now I finished reading 14. Not much, but it is only March. Are there any interesting books you are reading now? Maybe you may recommend me some titles? The pieces I am reading right now are: “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov, “Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales” (the original ones) and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” by Victor Hugo.

Thank you all for visiting my blog and for sharing your wonderful work and interesting life on your blogs. I am really happy I can be a part of it. Sorry I haven’t been commenting on your blogs lastly. I promise to catch up on it as soon as possible.

And now the treat J

I am about to start a series of giveaways. This will be the first time for me to do so. I want to know if you would like to participate in such giveaway. It does not matter where you are living. I will be delighted to send you a nice package of stitching and non-stitching goodies. If there are any people interested in it please comment under this entry. If there will be some people interested I will post my first giveaway post soon. Please let your friends know about it.

I am unable to take part in many giveaways because of the place where I live as most of you do not ship abroad. I understand that, because sometimes the cost of shipping something abroad is very high. So if you know some stitching bloggers who are making giveaways around the world please let me know as I am very interested in taking part in some of them.

Thank you all for visiting! I am looking forward for you comments.

With love,


  1. Weronika,
    I am so glad to see you here again! I understand how busy you are! It looks like you have a wonderful start on your new project and I will look forward to seeing your progress.

    1. Thank You Pam! It's so good to be here again and see You here! I missed You too :)

  2. Weronika I am sorry to hear you are overworked my friend!! 100 books! wOw!! I love to read also, but never find the time for that many! Good luck. I would love to take part in a giveaway. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog and your well wishes also my friend.

    1. Thank You for visiting Vickie. Yes it's a lot but I am toltally book addicted so maybe I will manage that ;)

  3. Weronika ... You have definitely been very busy! I feel like a slug in comparison. I love reading but just don't seem to have the time anymore. My favorite books are ones written by Miss Read. They are simple stories about a teacher at a small village school in England and the townsfolk. I love The Brothers Grimm but have never read the original stories. Something to put on my to do list. I would be interested in one of your giveaways.

    1. Hell Shirlee, thank You for Your visit! I will surely check Miss Read books very soon. Thank You for your tip.

  4. Hello, Weronika :) Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I'm happy to read your new post. The visiting teachers from Brazil, China, and India sound lovely--I'm sure you learned a lot about other cultures and ways of doing things! And your new stitching is lovely--that is nice that you are able to try some DMC thread! It really is wonderful :)

    Wishing you all the best at work and in your stitching!

  5. Thank you for visiting my blog recently and your lovely comment. You have been busy!

  6. Oh my, Weronika, you are even busier than usual this year. It must be so interesting for the students to listen to all the different teachers from foreign countries. What chance.
    I hope that the next school year will be a bit calmer for you.
    Great to see that you could find some time for stitching. Plum Pudding is a great project and I'm looking forward to seeing it grow.

  7. You have been very busy indeed! How exciting to have teachers from various parts of the world.

    Nice start on your stitching and book reading goal. I read Lolita several years ago.

    Hope things calm down for you as the year progresses.