It feels to me as if, every time I do a SAL update, so much happened in my life – but not much needlework!
I have mentioned here a few times that I am finding work very stressful and struggling a bit with my health after radiation earlier this year. Well, good and bad news on this front. This week I had a bit of a break down at school and decided I need to take a break asap, as I know very well that I cannot continue being this stressed and unhappy in my work. I applied for refreshment leave for 2017 (instead of 2018 as originally planned), which basically means unpaid leave for a year with my position held for me. No, I cannot afford to take unpaid leave, I won’t be able to pay my mortgage, I won’t be able to pay any expenses as my savings account is not ready for this at all. But my lovely ex came to my rescue and told me to apply for leave, pack up, rent my place out and move myself and the cats to the house for the year. He is still living in the house we shared as a family, it is huge with 5 bedrooms and therefore more than big enough for 2 adults, 2 cats and a dog. I am so thankful and grateful that we have a good relationship and that I actually feel ok to take him up on the offer
So yes, the next few months I will be organising a move, sign a contract with a property manager to look after my place, and …..and …. and. It is going to be busy and my list of ‘to do’ is already a mile long. I am experiencing feelings of sadness and happiness and relief and stress – more or less all at the same time. But I know this is going to help me get 100% back to normal again and I am actually looking forward to walking out of the school where I stopped enjoying my job some time ago, where I felt un-supported, where the stress has been triggering migraines and causing nights without sleep
Didn’t think this will be happening, but it is 🙂 In the meantime I made two little smocked dresses. A colleague at school is pregnant with a little baby girl and the baby shower is tomorrow. I made a little dress, a pair of knickers, smocked a little vest and socks – a whole little outfit.
Another colleague became grandmother for the first time on Friday and I made her granddaughter a little dress and smocked a vest.She was so happy to receive this for the little girl. I love giving away my smocked dresses!
Please pop over and have a look at the work of my SAL friends:
Avis at http://sewingbesidethesea.wordpress.com
Claire at http://claire93.wordpress.com
Gun at http://rutigt.wordpress.com
Carole at http://aslightobsessionwithbooks.wordpress.com
LucyAnn at https://lucyannluna.wordpress.com
Jess at https://everthecrafter.wordpress.com
Sue at http://sewingmagpie.blogspot.com
Constanze at https://textiledreamer.wordpress.com
DebbieRose at https://sewrosey.wordpress.com
Christina at https://petalsandpins.wordpress.com
Kathy at https://livinginrapidcity.wordpress.com
Kate at https://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com
Margaret at www.thecraftycreek.com
Cindy at http://homeofaflossjunkie.blogspot.co.nz/