It three months since I retired and I certainly feel better, sleep better and feel more content than I can ever remember feeling feeling before.
The last three months I've really just done whatever I felt like each day. Most days that's some sewing, or watching a TV series, going for a walk and doing a bit of decluttering. What I love most is that there are no deadlines to meet and no morning rush to get things done before leaving the house - my time is my own!
DH retires at the end of next week and we have a small trip away planned in a few weeks and a longer holiday to Tasmania planned for November to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary as we visited Tassie for our honeymoon, so we're going to have some fun and revisit the places again. I'm really looking forward to it!
I am feeling like I want to have a bit more routine, which will be easier to plan once DH has left work. I also might go back to some sort of monthly goals as keeping monthly progress reports over the last five years really helped me to keep on track. Now I'd just be tracking different things like renovations, gardening and sewing projects.
I've done my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks for June in blue:
I also had these blue four patches,
so sewed them together into a centre square and put a dark blue border
I cut more 4" squares from some pale blue scraps and some striped fabric and after joining them cut it diagonally to give me four triangles
I joined the triangles to the centre square, then added two more borders to brighten it up and get it to the right size for a donation quilt
So thats one more top finished, added to the 'to be quilted' pile.I think I'll use dark blue binding. I really enjoy playing with scraps and making up blocks or tops without a pattern.
Well, its a beautiful winters day here with the sun out and a perfect blue sky. I'm off to have a walk and then I need to do some decluttering in my sewing room and sort out my sewing projects.