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.
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.