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.