Saturday, 25 October 2014

I am so very lucky....

To have such lovely blogging friends....

I want to say a HUGE Thank You to Jo from Serendipitous Stitching Blog

I cannot believe what you sent me... Thank You, really Thank You.  I love all the wonderful colours of aida you sent me.... I cannot wait to experiment.  The aida banding is brilliant too, I think that is great to make my own style of decorated ribbon to go around presents.. and the Christmas cake!  Although I dont actually like Christmas cake... that is fine I can just look at my lovely stitching around it! ha ha   The card you wrote the note in too Jo is wonderful, very pretty. 

I am thrilled with what came today, actually made my day so Thank You again Jo :) xx

Guess you all want to know what I have been up to then?  I have been stitching away on a wonderful chart that was designed for me!  Yes me!! And its named after me too!! Eeeekkk!!! How wonderful is that!! And... yes there is more!!! I was asked to be the first to stitch it!! Eeeek!!!

Ok... I should explain a little.. my nick name is Dora, not sure some of you know?  Others will from Facebook as I am known as Dora on there!  Well The Lovely Gale from Stitchers Anon Blog did the most wonder-fullest thing.... she made a chart, a Christmas cute one with a lovely saying and is available as a freebie stitch available on Stitchers Anon Facebook page. Oooh yes and the chart (freebie) is also available on Stitchers Anon Blog too :)

When Gale said she was thinking about things and designed this fun chart with me in mind I was blown away!  And then the icing on the cake was me to stitch it and it to be known as Dora's Elf.... well!! Oh my!! I feel happy and stitching it gave me a lot of pleasure :)

So do you want to see it??

Dora's Elf... Designed by Gale at Stitchers Anon.

I dont usually show the back of my work but thought I would as I am quite proud I kept it neat and tidy :)

When Gale approached me she very kindly offered to get me the threads I did not have to do this design.. so Thank You very much for your wonderful generosity and kindness you 100% made me smile :) x

Would you all like to know how I got on at the college?

OH!! MY!!

I love it!! I want to go!!

I spoke with the course tutor and she is really nice.  They only have small classes of 15 so I am thrilled at that, but do on occasion mix with the other groups doing fashion and media.  Sorry no photo's as I was too busy looking about! ha aha 
As a (more) mature student the rules are slightly different and I do not have to follow the qualification required to apply for the course.  But saying that the tutor seemed impressed that I had been studying myself, you know with the Open University.  This she said proves I am academically capable as with the OU I wrote 4000 - 6000 word essays!  

I explained I was worried about what to show them at the interview if I got one as I am not from a course and have no port folio.  So I told her that I was putting my own port folio together and it would show what I have taught myself, ie, new skills I have learnt and showing things I have made too.  She thought this a wonderful idea and a really clever one too!  I asked if she could give me any tips what to put inside it... she said some drawings so they could see my style and what I like to draw.  And some collages.. experimenting with fabrics and to take an object and see how far I can develop it into something... interesting right?!  

So yes my brain since going to the open day has been in over drive!  I am so excited I just cannot really express it in words.  So now my priority is before Christmas to get my application into UCAS for the course and then hopefully start of next year wait for an interview... eeek!  And naturally keep filling my port folio too.

So many wonderful things floating around my head! :)

Being Saturday evening now... what shall I do? hmmm start a wonderful new project...YES! ha ha  I just literally thought of something I MUST do!  Get back to you soon about it! heee hee

Hope your all well and enjoying the weekend and stitching or creating?  

Smiles, Happy smiles to you ALL :)



  1. Your welcome. Glad you like it. Wow, college sounds amazing. Really fantastic. Looking forwards to seeing what you put in your portfolio xx

  2. So pleased that the parcel arrived so quickly and safely. That is the bonus of posting within the UK, next day delivery LOL. The yellow is a really pretty colour and I debated keeping it but I have some everweave that colour so I thought it would be more useful to you anyway.
    Love the Christnmas Elf chart, how special to have a design dedicated just to you!
    Glad you enjoyed the visit to the uni too. When my friend did an Access course they were really keen on how an idea had been developed, improved and critiqued. They wanted to see things you had decided NOT to do with a project as well as what you did do. To show your thinking behind the choices. Hope that helps!

  3. Jacquie and I like reading, if you are eager to study !!!
    Gift Jo is beautiful, congratulations!
    Verso is clean, very well:-)

  4. Wow your collage sounds so lovely
    I love your stitching so much and lovely gift too
    Big hugs x

  5. Lovely gift from Jo .
    Love the Elf stitch how cool is that .

  6. What a wonderful gift from Jo. - and the elf chart is absolutely darling! Congrats on your college adventure - looking forward to hearing and sharing your journey.

  7. Jo has been a super friend, what lovely fabric :)
    Love your little stitching and keeping my fingers crossed for you with the course (that sounds so so exciting!!) xox

  8. Super little elf, adorable.
    Exciting news about the college course

  9. Hello

    Found your blog through Butterfly Wings blog.
    Fantastic goodies from Jo!
    I love Dora's Elf - how lovely for your!
    Best wishes for your studying too x


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