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

  1. I was borin in New Zealand.  My family originated in England, Ireland and Germany and came here mostly in the 1800’s.
  2.  I’m an introvert, who likes my extrovert friends in small doses.
  3. 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.
  4. I am not overly keen on travel, but have enjoyed visiting Ireland, England, Chile, United States and Australia.
  5. 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!
  6. I like strong colours – autumn ones mainly.

I love to:

  • read
  • walk
  • knit a little
  • complete jigsaws
  • spend time with family and friends
  • learn new things
  • an now… learning to quilt

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