I retired at the end of 2014 at the age of 65, after 40 years of teaching. A long time! Seems now like seconds. I am aware that retirement is a new stage in life and I want to transition well and enjoy my years fully. Exciting times. I like to learn new things and so learning to quilt is what I am doing now.
I look forward to connecting with others who may have ideas, opinions, resources and inspiration to share. It also gives me a place where I can join in with challenges and memes.
At My Quilting Journey I will be sharing my life, my walk into this exciting but new time. It really is my place to hang out, and post what I choose. I like to have my say;
sometimes nearly always I express myself better in writing than I do in speaking. I am an introvert, it takes me awhile to formulate what I think.
Six Items About Me
- I was borin in New Zealand. My family originated in England, Ireland and Germany and came here mostly in the 1800’s.
- I’m an introvert, who likes my extrovert friends in small doses.
- Growing up I was the eldest of ten. My mother died a couple of years back, my 90 year old Dad is still alive and living in his own home. He is a great model for all the ways to learn and fill your days in retirement.
- I am not overly keen on travel, but have enjoyed visiting Ireland, England, Chile, United States and Australia.
- I enjoy some crafts, I am not very artistic but still enjoy just having a go, I’ll be sharing my learning in this area here too. I want to improve my skills using the internet. I’ve used it while teaching my elementary students but I still know so little. I want to learn to quilt just because it appeals to me.
I’d like to stir up within me a little more interest in cooking be slightly more imaginative.No – look I just don’t have that much interest in cooking!
- I like strong colours – autumn ones mainly.
I love to:
- knit a little
- complete jigsaws
- spend time with family and friends
- learn new things
- an now… learning to quilt