Hello friends ...
The weather has been really hot here and I have been melting.. thankfully we had a massive thunder storm int he early hours of this morning, with lightening and a tonne of rain...and its cooled down a bit now.
I have managed to work a little more on my Blue Ribbon Design.... its getting there! One more bit to do then onto the border.
You can see the large 'bit' I need to do on the other side...
I received something in the post that made me smile... no not stitching things, not a gift... my certificates for English.
If you dont know or are not aware... I have been doing English and Maths in the evenings to help me. See its been an awfully long time since I left school. I find English and Maths difficult at the best of times..so thought I would challenge myself. I also have learning difficulties... dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia... a great combo! ha ha I try not to dwell on these.. they are always there so cannot hide from them. I do love auto correct spelling on here... I think just to show you how much it corrects my writing here is a paragraph to show you....
Hello well I guess I should write soemthing here... waht abut soemthing on what I enjoy doing. I liek to stitch and sew and am tryuing to teach myself how to do quilting. The hardest part of it all for me is following instutins .. it takes me waht sems forever to let new thigs sink in. I gues that is why I like to learn as I go, feeling and touching tihings.
Ha ha there you go!! ha h a that is normal for me and then I use auto correct to put it 'normal'! Reading and correcting what I do takes the longest time.
When I started to blog I thought it would be a great way to help with my English... it does as now I love to write! So yes... I sat 2 levels in English...the 2 levels before GCSE as I needed bringing up to date again as I had forgotten a lot of basic things. And I sat the exams recently and I knew I passed them as my tutor emailed me! And today I finally got the certificates through... I feel ever so proud... that I stuck at it really. And now I am on the waiting list for the English GCSE to start September.. I hope I get a place. Maths...yes I sat the GCSE exams and my results will be ready to collect August 21st.. I am very nervous about this.
My certificates, the grade was either pass or fail...
I have some more exciting news... ha ha not that I can show you! My next Round Robin partner is Michelle and I am happy to say that I have finished her stitch. And will be posting it tomorrow :) So once she has received it I will post photos's on here.
To be honest as the weather has been so clammy I have not been feeling much like doing anything let alone sewing and stitching. I have tried to... and yes I did manage some... better than nothing right! Thankfully now that the weather is cooler.. I think.. I can get back to stitching!
Tomorrow I am at the hospital with Jon... he is having a CT scan as they thought a little while ago he may have a brain tumor due to things that were happening with him... droopy eye and loss of vision.. slurred speech... that type of thing. So he is getting the scan just to be sure he is fine really. And being at the hospital again for me means more stitching!! ha ha And again on Wednesday too... back to the hospital again for Jon's slot with the 'gentle' physio team. I say gentle as they dont push him... they are trying to build his upper body strength back up. So Tuesday and Wednesday are stitching 'out' days this week.
Oooh yes... I am popping into college tomorrow... Han has decided to go back!! Yipppeeeee!!!! OMG!!! I am over the moon.. see Han still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. And I personally think too much pressure is placed and expected onto youngsters these days. So for Han to agree to go back to college to 'learn' more or find herself is a good thing. And besides that she really enjoyed college and doing what she did..
Well that really is all my news I think...
I am sure I have forgot something..
Keep smiling :)
Talking of smiles.... I do hope some of my 'happy'packages reached their destinations.