As you can tell I am a little excited. As of September I will be working 15 hours a week in my local school as a Learning Support Assistant enabling a small boy with severe learning difficulties to stay in mainstream school. It may only last till Christmas and the pay isn't great but I am so delighted to have all my hard work and studies finally rewarded. I am really looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into this challenging roll and hope it will be very rewarding. This will mean I have a bit of spare cash for crafting supplies but less time to craft, however I'm sure I will find a way.
The postman (my poor, poor, postman) brought some books. First of all Debbie Abraham's Beaded knits which I've already dipped into and had a go at making a phone cosy. I can't believe how easy it is to knit in beads, I should have learnt years ago it's so clever. The next is the newest Tilda book, so many projects in there I want to make. I still prefer the first book, but this one does not disappoint. I also got a Rowan knitting book and have a list made of the things I want to make. (I can see my pay isn't going to go very far!) Then the first project from The Fat Quarters 2008 Club arrived. I am very excited about this and want to make it this weekend......well very soon anyway. I just love Rosalie Quinlan's Designs and the colours are right up my street.
And finally my first born daughter turned 16 on Wednesday. Where does the time go? How can she have reached this age without me noticing. Happy Birthday Fran, thank you for being the best daughter any mum could wish for.