Sooo - exams are over! And they actually went pretty well! I'll only get the official result in a month or so but I'm pretty sure I made a passing grade. :) Now it's only the oral/practical exam to worry about, but that's at the end of June (lucky me, the first of the students are being tested tomorrow).
So I haven't sewn a stitch, even though it's been almost a week. I was thinking about making a quick dress for the Mad Men challenge, but couldn't get my mojo up. I think I need a relaxing, leisurely project after the stress of exams. Maybe a knit top or dress?
My parents also came for the weekend, and as they came by car, I took the chance to make them go to the hardware store with me to buy gardening supplies. I haven't had a garden or balcony since I moved out, and now I have two! I really want to grow my own herbs and flowers and maybe even some vegetables. I already started some tomato seedlings a couple of weeks ago.
So we bought flower boxes and pots and soil and for the last couple of gloriously sunny days I've been planting. On the big balcony I planted a mix of flowers and fragrant herbs. No idea which ones, since they came in a seed mix. And nasturtiums - I love that not only do they look pretty, they're also edible! There's some more room for a couple of small flower boxes, which definitely need to be filled with strawberries.
Do you have a balcony or garden? Any tips for a beginning gardener? :)