Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Chasing my tail and bag it all up...

Chasing my tail, am I the only one? It seems madness around here, so much going on with it being the last week of term and I just feel like I am chasing my tail...blogging is a luxury on the time scale so I am afraid I have not been on line as much as I would like. I am on various committees and this week it seems to be full on with activities. School is the majority of the time taker, which I love and I would not have it any other way. It does however make me very excited about the start of the summer break...nearly seven weeks of full on kiddy time, no school runs, no extra curriculum activities, most of all NO CLOCK WATCHING... SO when I do manage a few minutes of computer time, this is my new area for it...no more stuck at the computer table, I can multitask with a bit of cooking time as well, I love my new Macbook, although I am still trying to find my way around it and have succumbed to purchasing a mouse as I am just not quick enough with the touch pad. So who would have thought it? I am at last (and about time to) getting more computer literate, maybe now I will be able to show my oldest one a thing or two...Yer right!
OK, this I have to share with you...the finished pair of socks, how I love my socks...I have wanted to make socks for so long but 'knitting in the round' just scared me, so I sat down one day and made myself learn...it was worth it...second pair well on their way already...
So with the end of term comes the 'do you don't you give the teacher a gift'? As part of a small village school I feel this is something that we do in this household. I draw the line at expensive gifts though as the gifts are from the children...this year due to addiction to making bags...
...we, and I say we as the children are involved, making their teachers book bags...so the fabric was selected and the process of making four bags with embroidery name tags on them began...I proudly finished the first one and showed it to the oldest child...who instead of smiling said...'Do I really have to give her a pink bag?' Mmmmmmmmm now someone helped with the selection of the fabric...so whats a Mom supposed to do, make another one in different fabric, make him take in the pink bag, or go and buy a 'Best teacher Mug' to go with the other collection of mugs I am sure she will have...I am still working on this decision...
Still we are ALL enjoying making the cards...all three of us so enjoy playing with those little square bits of paper and we have more books on origami than I care to mention...in fact when we are out in a restaurant or even just having a glass of milk in the local cafe its those little squares of paper (or even a napkin) that keep the children entertained and sat at the table...

So its time for me to get on with the sewing orders so I know they are all done before the holidays start, it was a school concert this morning and then later its party time...but for now I am off to my sewing room...

15 comments:

Sarah said...

Hope the teacher gets the lovely pink bag and congratulations on your first wonderful pair of socks. Just so cosy :o)

maria said...

I say go with the pink bag. I'm sure your son will understand that girls love pink!

anne bebbington said...

Believe me Suzie - it's ten times more frantic working in the school office - making sure all bills are paid and that people will get paid in September to mention just two of my myriad of tasks - roll on next Wednesday for me :o)

Kitty said...

You are good Suzie, I must confess that today I went along to WH Smith's and bought book tokens for my two to give to their teachers. But I am making a sock money for No.1's teacher who is leaving to have a baby.

Make him take the pink bag!! x

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hi Suzi!

The socks are just beautiful, and the colorway is fabulous! I remember my first pair of socks, wow what an accomplishment for us knitters! Once you start knitting in the round it is no turning back! :o)

Smiles...

Beverly

K&S City Girl said...

It is nice of you to make the teachers present. I've only two more days to buy/make my daughter's teachers present. She attends nursery, where they have 4-5 teachers. This is her first year at nusery, so does that mean that I should give them all presents? Not too sure how it works.

Mary.

Lavender hearts said...

I have a macbook too, they are brilliant! You get used to it after a while. I had never used a mac before and found it took me a while to figure out some of the shortcut keys!

Miss sew n sew said...

The teacher's at your childrens school are very lucky what lovely gifts and cards! Your socks are just wonderful well done for perservering they look very cosy!
Sarahx

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

I really need to start making socks! Those are cute and look comfy.

I too am totally addicted to making bags! Love that you are making them for the teachers, everyone can use a nice bag.

Yes, make him take the pink bag! It can be a good learning moment, she will appreciate the thoughtfulness and consideration he took into picking out the fabric just for her. Maybe?

LOUISE said...

Enjoy your summer break with the children Suzie. What lovely gifts the teachers receive nowadays, I remember when we gave them an apple! x

Queen of the froggers said...

Your socks are fabulous!

periwinkle said...

lovely socks, well done you. I use a mouse too, I really don't like the touch pad
lisa x

Jane said...

Wow you have been busy Suzy, hope your childrens teachers like their gifts. Cool notebook. Jane x

saraeden said...

I know what you mean about the end of year madness , we have 2/3 days to go and i have work on the last day of term !!

I love the socks too they look very soft and comfy !!

Sara x

Angela said...

Lovely socks, and beautiful bags!
Are the shirt cards from the Martha Stewart pattern?