24 Feb 2022

Sweet Dreams catch up

I've been catching up on my Sweet Dreams blocks and I'm really pleased with how they are looking. 

With block 4 I decided to change the direction of the blocks with the three stripes and turn them so that they all lead the eye to the centre block.

Block 5 is a nice light coloured block, a place to rest the eyes. It reminds me of butterflies in the garden.

And block 6 is one of my favourite so far with the little four patches and fussy cutting the bunnies.

In 'preparing for retirement' news I removed my workplace apps from my phone yesterday and deleted my work message off my private phone. For the first time in years it now just has a regular personal 'leave a message' on it.  I turned off the phone forwarding from work to my private phone,  that made it feel real!  

"Retirement: Say goodbye to tension & hello to your pension!"

20 Feb 2022

Rainbow Scrap Challenge

 The colour for this months scrap challenge is teal. I'm currently  using teal in my Blue Ridge Beauty and in my Sweet Dreams quilt so I only had a small amount of scraps to use up.

I'm enjoying making these blocks. Its a simple, relaxing pattern to put together.

I've only got five weeks to go at work. Mentally I feel like I've already left. I'm regularly sleeping 8-9 hours a night now after years of living on 6 hours sleep plus weekend naps. It's so nice not to wake up thinking about work, instead I wake up thinking about retirement, sewing, gardening, travelling etc.  

Linking up to SoScrappy

11 Feb 2022


 Oh thank goodness its Friday! The last week has been a bit of a sleepy blur here. I've had a virus and basically just slept and slept I went back to work yesterday and slept 13 hours last night! Just so fatigued and no energy at all but otherwise I feel well now.

Tests for Covid were negative but the symptoms were all there except the cough so it was either a mild case or just another viral illness doing the rounds at the start of the school year. 

So I've done no sewing at all and I'm hoping to get back into it and get caught up this weekend. 

Only six weeks to go until retirement!