Good morning, everyone. It's still dark outside; this time last week it was quite light. Never mind, it won't be long before we have lovely light mornings and evenings.
I started sorting out my winter woollies yesterday before realising that there wasn't much I can do with the 'discards' right now, they'd just be sitting in a pile gathering dust. So they all went back in and this particular task will be finished off once lockdown is lifted, whenever that will be.
I finished the skirt. In fact I finished two skirts because I hadn't done the hem for the Clothkits skirt so now they are both hanging up in the wardrobe, waiting for warmer weather.
Here's the one I made this week. It's a nice pattern, just three pieces, waistband at the front and gathered at the back which is what I like, and very easy to make up. I love the fabric too although I realise it's not necessarily everyone's cup of tea. It's just right for sunshine.
There's some fabric left over so I must see if there's enough to make some sort of top, not necessarily to go with the skirt though.
What shall I make now . . . ? well, apart from a top, there's that other skirt, same kind but cut on the cross so actually it will hand quite differently. Plenty to do.
The other biggies yesterday was signing up to one of the Open University Open Learn courses. There's loads of them and they are all free. They don't carry any sort of accreditation (I am pretty sure they don't anyway) and that's OK because it take off all the pressure.
I've started with 'Algebra for idiots' - er - I mean Introduction to Algebra- - because that really is my stumbling block with eleven plus tuition and I hate only being one step ahead of the students, sometimes not even that.
Given my mild dyscalculia and mental block with algebra, this might be more than a bit challenging but that's OK, anything learned is a gain. As there's no time pressures or constraints, I will just do a bit every day. One bite at a time.
Many thanks to Eileen for inspiring me to do this. Keeping an active brain is definitely a Good Thing.
Today is going to be a bit of a sad day - already is, in fact. That's because today, one year ago, my lovely Mum left us. In fact, at the time of typing but a year ago, Dad and I had just arrived home from the hospital.
I had planned to be with him today but that can't now happen. I'm more than sorry about that.
However, things go on and here's a few plans for today.
As always, PE with Joe and some of my personal training programme
Beth and I have a video chat 'booked' for three this afternoon. Really looking forward to that.
Something in the house:
I think I will blitz the bathroom today.
I shall look through my patterns to see what I have in the way of tops. I could use the same one as I used last time but I'll see what else I've got first.
I want to catch up with the very last 'Back in Time' programme, the one about the corner shop. Somehow, I missed it when it was on but it should be on iPlayer. Also the Mike Jeavons video; I suppose you would call it a vlog? Is that right?
And, of course, a bit of algebra.
Stay in (if you can), stay warm and be safe and well. xx