I have the house to myself all day today and finally I have found a spare hour or two to catch up with my blog. It's been a stressful couple of weeks (I still haven't made it to the bottom of that ironing pile!) so today I'm taking it easy and making the most of the peace and quiet.
School is almost finished for the Summer holidays and I can start to focus all of my attention on wedding planning. Although it's been a busy few weeks at school it's also been a lot of fun. I always prepare end of the year shows for the parents which is stressful but I love to see the proud looks on the parents' faces as they watch their little darlings performing entirely in English. It's so rewarding to see the progress my students have made throughout the year and to see my hard work pay off. All of their little tantrums and quarrels are suddenly forgiven and forgotten as I watch them give their best performance and afterwards when they thank me with gifts, flowers and pictures they've drawn.
Another little project I've been busy with is stitching this sweet bib for my lovely friend's first born. I love making cross-stitch gifts and as I'm sewing I imagine that every cross is a tiny kiss, hand sewn with love.
These are some 'during' pictures. The bib which I bought from my favourite haberdashery in Perugia is by DMC.
And here is the finished bib - it looks sweet enough to eat!
This weekend I'm working on our wedding invitations and going to an open day at some local wineries but I'll post more about these in a day or two.
Hope you all have a nice weekend xx