Fun in my fabric world....

Monday, January 31, 2011

Just add some icing...

...to that cake! Why not just add one more thing into a life that seems super busy?  This year was going to be just a tad more organised after last year's mad whirl. I started well with plans to not commit to too much...
...finish off some cross stitch- this is where I ran out of thread! SOS call to The Crewel Gobelin!
And get these rapidly aging eyes working on this sweet little pineapple cross stitch...salvaged after it's recent horror trip from the US. The pattern was water damaged but useable and you can see the staining on the top of the linen...it will be out of the completed stitching area so I thought I could live with it. It is so tiny working in one strand over 1 thread and with a significant birthday almost here I am finding it a challenge to say the least.
 So, what else have I done? I have opted to do some study of course! With the encouragement of my always enthusiastic boss it looks like I will be doing a postgrad qualification in Drug & Alcohol Nursing this year. Fun! Sewing will have to act as my stress release I think. I have studied with distance education before, but this will be the first time it has been university based...watch this space!
Cardygirl xx

18 comments:

Stephanie said...

Beautiful projects. They'll be a bit of fun after your get started on your studies. Best Wishes.

Deb said...

You will be fabulous! Congratulations. Love your projects - and the pineapple is gorgeous.

Chookyblue...... said...

nice cross stitch........goodluck with the study......I am sure you will blitz it........

gracie said...

the projects are looking great...good luck with your studies..I will be cheering for you....Go Go Go!

9patchnurse said...

God luck with your studies. I'm looking forward to hearing about it.

loulee said...

Have you got one of those daylight lamps with a magnifyer? I love mine and use it frequently, not just for cross stitch, it's even handy for reading cooking instructions on food jars! LOL

Chocolate Cat said...

You are going to be busy this year! Love the pineapple, not sure that I could do crossstitch anymore? Your sewing is going to be your relaxation this year!

Siobhan said...

Gorgeous work on your stitching! Good for you on your post grad work--best of luck to you with it!

Farmyard Crafts said...

That's pretty scary to see the match stick beside the cross stitch! It's TINY! I'd need my cokebottles on to do that one! Good luck with the study! That's awesome! How annoying to run out of thread.... grr!

Little Mysteries said...

Love your cross stitch, they are beautiful. Best wishes for your study.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Congratulations with your new study venture...I take my hat off to you Cardy, so much help is needed in these areas.....your stitching is awesome...

Farm Girl said...

Your cross stitch is looking lovely, and all the very best for your studies. Good on you!

broderie said...

well done you! the stitching is lovely, thanks to you and your previous post about 'country stitches', i am waiting for a parcel to arrive on my doorstep!
the study sounds very light and entertaining, hope you don't have to participate so you know how to treat!

Ann Marie said...

My heavens that's small! I just got new glasses this week, but I don't think I'd be able to manage that. Good job.

Congrats on school.

suzitee said...

wow...you are going to be a busy girl! Loving the crosses so far!

Janice said...

So much for a quieter year. Good luck with the studies. I can't get over how tiny your new project is. Have fun with it.

Maree: said...

Beautiful X-stitch...Congrats on the Postgrad...should be Interesting!
cheers

Carole said...

Good luck with your study! One thing I could not seem to do while I was working towards my Master's degree is quilt. Somehow, I felt so guilty, as if I should be studying as opposed to relaxing and enjoying some me time. I was living and breathing school so to speak! Big mistake! Enjoy the process!