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No sew zone

An update to this post:
I got the place on the course, I got a teaching job 3 days a week at first then 4 days a week. Still almost no sewing happening, but I might get a chance in the summer holidays. Doing a portfolio-based qualification at University is hard for a dyslexic like me, but I’m getting there.
My course tutor told me the other day, that half of my class is producing work that isn’t as good as mine, so apparently my written work is worth the wait.
I got so fed up with doing no sewing, that I made myself a handbag over Easter break (photos to come).
Will blog more when I get a chance.


The last few weeks (or maybe longer) my life has been full of job applications, job interviews, clearing out the house and tidying up what’s left. I rearranged my back room/study/computer room/boxroom a while ago on a whim, quickly shoving stuff into carrier bags to get them out of the way so I could paint the ceilings and the walls. I couldn’t put off unpacking those bags and putting away the contents properly  any longer.

I’ve had to get on with organising myself in case I actually get offered one of the (fab) teaching jobs I’ve applied for, as well as the one-evening-a-week placement I’ve already been offered so that I can do my Certificate in Education (UK qualification that allows/qualifies me to teach adults).  I went for a job interview, got offered a placement and a mentor for the course. Not a bad result, but I still need…

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