Well, I’ve done it. I finished my last year at school, and will now make kilts full-time. I have worked for the Keene School District for 17 years, and although it has been a wonderful job for the most part, there are bits that I will not miss at all. Normally, by this time of year, I am ready for my summer vacation, and definitely ready to talk to adults! That is just as true this year. I have had a number of difficult students this year, and there are things happening with my school that may lead to its eventual closure, so at the moment I am glad to be done with school. Now it’s on to the next phase.
I expect to be quite busy in the next little bit. I have a number of orders to finish, and then we may take time to visit our daughters. Then the Quechee games come around, then Loon, then on into fall. I plan to do a couple of extra games next year, vending more often, and traveling farther from home.
Frank has been busy weaving, and he has also begun to make some Jacobite-style sporrans. He began experimenting with some leather, and came up with a really neat little design that goes well with his great kilt. As I have said before: Who knew that he was so talented?
Kilt Camp begins on Sunday, and I expect to see a number of friends there, as well as new students. It will be a busy week of sewing, talking, and tons of fun! I will try to post from Camp, with pictures of what’s going on