Sunday, 26 September 2010

I'm Back

It's been such a long time since I last posted but you'll be pleased to know that I'm back blogging and crafting again.  After much deliberation I decided that study wasn't for me.  2 1/2 years was long enough and the stress it was causing was getting too much to cope with.  So... I quit!  I feel so much better without having to have my head stuck in books constantly.  I now feel that I have my life back again and being able to indulge in my passion for craft again is very liberating.

I haven't done a whole lot since quitting but I'm beginning to get there.  My 'puter got sick and so did I.  You really don't realize how much you rely on your 'puter till it's out of action.  I lost everything including all my contacts (which I might add were not backed up) and being my main source of storage was devastating.   It's been a long haul getting both of us well again, still not complete but getting there.  AND I have now got an add on so I can back up.

In the process of setting things up and getting programs back on I decided to revamp my blog.  I hope you like it.  It is still a work in progress though.

Not much happening on the quilting front although I have visited a couple of patchwork shops and did buy some fabric.

These two fabrics I bought from Chandler's Cottage and I just had to have them both even though I never buy bright colours like the purple.  Do you have ever have times like that where you just have to have something?  Leesa has the most wonderful to die for fabrics.  The purple/green one is from a range called 'Born to be Wild' and I think this will end up being a bag of some sort.  The brown/pink is the border print from Leesa's new range by Robert Kaufman called 'Under the Australian Sun' and I'm thinking possibly a strippy quilt, at least I bought enough if I decide to go that way.  If you have any other suggestions they would be most welcome.

Have a lovely crafty day.


Monday, 29 March 2010

Taking a Break from Study

Wow, it's been a long time since my last post. Life has been very busy for me and unfortunately has not included any quilting. I have been studying a legal course for two years now but over the Christmas break I decided that it just wasn't for me. This lead me to transfer into another. I'm now studying my diploma in beauty therapy. Yes, I know, it's a huge change, so different but I absolutely love this one. One of the downfalls of study is homework and I have been so hard at it that I have barely seen the light of day. Mind you unlike the other course, I find that I really want to do the homework. There is so much theory to learn that the old grey matter feels like it's going into meltdown. So glad it's school holidays right now. At least there is a bit of a break, although I still have three large assignments to complete with lots of research.

I have been working on one of them all afternoon but then I figured that I should think about something else for a while and came to see what's happening in the blogging world. There has been a lot of activity I missed and it's been great just reading other blogs and getting my head out of the books for a while.

I will be away for the Easter break and I doubt if I will get any sewing done but still I will take some with me just in case but I'm feeling like I will probably just veg out when I have nothing to do.

Like I said I haven't done any sewing for a long time which means I have no photo's to post this time. Maybe after the break I will have some holiday shots.