Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Spring catch-up

It’s been some months since I last paid a visit to my blog, and you might be wondering what I’ve been up to during my absence.

At Christmas, my services were volunteered to complete a cross-stitch kit, which my gran had received as a present. Her vision isn’t as sharp as it once was, and to be fair, she’s more accustomed to working with tapestry kits.

The design (called Delphiniums by Derwentwater Designs) is considerably larger than the size of designs I’ve been used to stitching in more recent years. Progress has been slower than I would like, not helped by the fact that the design really isn’t my cup of tea. Therefore, I feel it would be highly accurate to look upon this project as a labour of love.

At the beginning of February, I succeeded in achieving a BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills, which I was extremely relieved about. The latter part of the course had proven to be incredibly hard-going, as my mind had regrettably been on more pressing matters. During the weeks leading up to the final exam, I’d found it impossible to get myself into revision mode, and had felt certain I would fail.

While I am proud of my achievement, and learnt a great deal, it hasn’t resulted in opening any doors for me as far as job hunting goes, or at least not yet! However, perhaps that’s a story best left for another day, and certainly not for the likes of this stitching-themed blog.


Aurelia Eglantine said...

CS, I'm back blogging! Well, sort of. Inspired by your catch-up post, I finially managed to write something on my own ;)

I, for one, *always* wonder what you're up to, LOL! I still think it's really great of you to undertake the Delphinums for your Grandma :) I was working on the colour translations for the greens ages ago, and I just have to have a look for a file and double-check a few things. Will do so ASAP!

And although you're probably sick of hearing it from me by now, a huge heart-felt CONGRATULATIONS!!!! on your IT Certificate. I'm so proud of you :)

P.S. I can't get the video to work. All I see is a grey box with a play button. It's probably just me doing something wrong, but I know you'd want to know.

CrazyStitcher said...

AE - Thank you so much for your lovely comment.

About the file you said you were going to look for - There's no rush. I've really been dragging my heels with Delphiniums, and at the rate I'm going, it's debateable as to whether my gran will receive it this side of Christmas! :$

I don't think I'll ever grow weary of being congratulated for obtaining my BCS Level 2 Certificate. The encouragement you provided me with, and kind words of support were (and continue to be) very much appreciated.

The video? Are you referring to the music player on the right-hand side of my page? It's working for me, so perhaps there was a high volume of web traffic (or something) causing it not to function.