Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Retirement party

Things have been very hectic here, because not only have I had a big birthday, but I am retiring from my teaching job at the end of this school year. Although my actual finishing date isn't till 31st August, I will finish work when the schools break up this week. Strange but good.
Last week, apart from my birthday celebrations, I had my works retirement party. It was lovely. Lots of colleagues, past and present, came to help celebrate, and of course I had gifts. My colleagues know me pretty well, and apart from a lovely gold necklace, I had vouchers for the local quilting shop and this!

Everyone had been primed to bring a small gift of a piece of fabric, ribbon, some thread or beads, and green had been mentioned as emminently suitable! I had great fun unpacking and stroking it all!
There is one other gift I must just mention, from my special friend and quilt-lover, Sue.

What do you think of that? She knows me so well!


Doreen K. said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations on your retirement....Let the fun begin.!!!

Joyce said...

Congratulations on your retirement. I retired from teaching over ten years ago and haven't regretted a minute of it. As your cup says, I'd rather be quilting. Happy quilting!

Contented Caroline said...

Congratulations on your retirement Lynda - you've all the time in the world to quilt now - how fabulous.

Tonya R said...

Woohoo on the retirement - so much more time to quilt! lovely gifts.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I visit from time to time but have probably not left a comment before - but today is a good day to do so in order to wish you a very happy and long (quilt-filled) retirement.
Carla HR in Canada
(Sorry to be anonymous - blogger doesn't seem to want to accept my ID today.