Sunday, 17 June 2012

needles and pins

What an incredible couple of weeks, my main focus has been Dotty Red and here at the home of Dotty Red its been none stop sewing, needles and pins, pretty fabric and the sweet smell of lavender.
 Each day brings a new design to the lavender hangers and as I match up the ribbon and fabrics I bask in my love of colour.
 But its not all play, my book keeping has had to have some attention, trying to make myself more organised and I am revising like mad for my Math GCSE exam. To be taken on Tuesday!
Fortunately the week away at the sea side was the place and time I needed to rest and recharge my batteries.
 To be able to feel the warm sand between my toes, lie back and let the sun shine on my body and listen to the waves gently lapping in whilst my giddy children run in and out of the sea until they eventually get so wet they give into the water and swim... yes swim, you wouldn't catch me in the sea without my wetsuit on at this time of year....
 We spent all the sunny days at the beach and on the less, more wet, days we walked through the beautiful countryside.
A celebration party for the Jubilee with friends and family in true British style sitting out with our BBQ food trying to shelter from the rain!!!

Our little pup had her little legs walked off and was indeed a truly wet dog after many an impromptu run into the sea as she chased seagulls. Yes a great, if somewhat wet, week.

This was the first school week in six years I have not gone into school, oh how I missed it, but life moves on and as much as this makes me sad I guess I have to admit the career path of a teachers assistant has now ended for now and I am concentrating on Dotty Red.

I am a bit behind in my blogging duties, I have a wonderful interview to share with you and a fabulous award to accept.  Will be back later in the week, just need to get through my exam...

I thank you all for your wonderful words of support and encouragement on my last post, it means so much to me and I feel very blessed, thank you form my heart.


Debby said...

Oh Dottie you sounds so at peace....even with all this going on. The beach is truly your friend. Sounds like a fun time. Wet from the waves or from the still is fun.
I am sure it was a change for you not being at the school. But hoping your business will continue to bloom. Love all your little pillows. So cute. Love all the embroider on them.
Good luck on that exam. Math is not my favorite subject.
It would be fun to sit and chat with you in person......maybe someday.
Let me know how the exam goes. Keep on being Happy. xo

bellaboo said...

Days spent at the sea are my favourite! Your sewing is lovely,you make such pretty things.
Good luck with your exam,Maths was my worst subject at school. :0)

peli said...

so glad you re having such good and creative time...i love your little pillows and their colour combinations!!!the more you make the more ideas you get for new ones!
good luck with your exams and have a great week!!!!

made-and-found said...

Love all the beautiful lavender hangers you sent,Suzie.Thank you so much.They look wonderful in the shop.Vey professional.I have put your cheque in the post for tomorrow and I really will keep everything crossed for your exam on Tuesday.I'm sure youll do really well.Good luck.
Anne x

Claire said...

Hey Suzie, your lavender pillows are mini art works. Each one a new canvas waiting for it's design.......
They look fab.
Another wonderful, revitalising holiday at the beach, sounds just the ticket to lift the spirits and blow the cobwebs away.
All the best for your maths exam on Tuesday and onward and upward for Dotty Red......

Claire x

Fleur Cotton said...

It's difficult getting into a new routine ... but before long I'm sure you will feel settled especially as you have such an exciting project in Dottie Red!

Good Luck.
Fleur xx

Kitty said...

Never say never ... maybe you will be back in the classroom one day, but are just taking a wonderful diversion for the time being?!

Those lavender bags are gorgeous. x

PS Good luck with the exam!

Fleur Cotton said...

Hi Suzie - It's me again!

Just wanted you to know that I have nominated you for 'the sunshine' award. Full details can be found on my post here:

I understand that if you have already received many of these types of awards you may not wish to join in, but I hope that the link on my blog brings in lots of new visitors to your beautiful blog. I chose your blog as it always makes me feel 'happy' and 'sunny' when I visit to see your colourful crafty projects.

Best Wishes
Fleur xx

Thimbleanna said...

Your sachets are so adorable! By now you should have had your exam -- I hope it all went well!

patchworkandlace said...

Lovely blog and makes ,im now a follower xx

Twiggy said...

You can go down the teaching assistant route later. Go with the flow, it's lovely that you are making money from something you are so good at and obviously enjoy :)
Twiggy x