This pattern, being a historical pattern, also has lots of hand work and tailoring techniques that I'm not that familiar with. But, it's going together well. No photos yet. The biggest pain is that it calls for flat feld seams- with only half inch seam allowances. Have you ever tried to flat feld a half inch seam?! Especially on slippery fabric- it's not easy. But still, I'm having fun working on this one. I can't wait to finish it and be able to move onto something new.
Today was a much calmer day. Work was much more manageable and things at home went smoothly so I had some time for myself. It was much needed.
J17 came home early from school not feeling well. There is some nastiness going around in the schools. I'm feeling better but am still just tired. I think it's a combination of being overloaded, not enough sleep and having dreary weather.
It looks like I'm going to be able to have the entire first week of January off. Woot! I work on December 31st. The second is our official holiday but should have been my usual day off. So, I get the holiday on Monday, my day off is shifted to Thursday and I've got Friday off for working the weekend. That leaves me only scheduled to work on Tuesday and Wednesday. So, I'm trying to arrange having those days off as vacation days. Taking two days of vacation will give me 8 continuous days off. I can DEFINITELY use that. The children return to school on the 4th. I've also got some extended time off over Christmas. I work this Saturday so I've got Friday the 23rd off. Monday and Tuesday are the university holidays so I've got 5 days off for Christmas. Pretty sweet. I'm hoping to have that time in January to figure out my new