Sunday, 20 July 2008

Whirlwind mode

Usually, the weeks go past in a whirlwind, but last week everything whipped into a crescendo as school "winds down" for the summer holidays. We had two sports days, a school trip, a school play, SATs results, two schools discos, two practice days at secondary school and a prize-giving day to come. It is a privilege to be asked along to these events and to be asked to help, but I'm sure I'm not the only working mum to get a bit frantic trying to organise things around it all.

On Friday morning, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when Skein Prince showed me his shoe which had split from toe to heel and he had quarter of an hour before his mates called for him to go down to their practice day at secondary. I couldn't superglue it as it wouldn't have had time to dry. He couldn't wear trainers as the headmaster is super strict. I ended up SEWING the leather together and it was like a scene from the Elves and the Shoemaker! The stitching surprisingly held together for the whole day. Phew!

The SQirkshop is very, very close to being finished. This week, the floor, the shelving, the sink and the electrics went in. I was in there today dyeing up Endure sock club yarn and some custom orders and it is fantastic. I cannot tell you what a difference it's going to make. I don't want to show any photos until the finishing touches have been put in but I couldn't be more pleased with it and I'm doing the happy bunny dance :

We may even get that old shop of mine stocked at some point!

Finally, congratulations to Stephen and Lindsay and to Ella and Trevor who got married this weekend.

1 comment:

gilraen said...

Wonderful news!! I can hardly wait for the pics :) Good save on the shoes!!!!!! :)