8 Jul. 2007

What's happening in my little piece of the world......

When I decided to not finish the study unit for semester one this year, I still thought that I would keep my options open and see how I felt after a couple of weeks break, and applied for special consideration so that I could have a chance to sit my exam again. I didn't think that it would be approved, but it has been. So I am having another go at getting this horrid assignment finished, 900 words to go, and sit my exam in mid August.

A few things helped me change my mind; I am so close to having the assignment and this unit finished that it seemed such a shame to not complete it. I received my course work for next semester (which begins 16th July) and the content is something that interests me a whole lot more. By completing these two units it will put me at a quarter through my studies, a milestone I have been hoping too get to. So I will not be applying to defer next semester, call me crazy, even with an imminent move in the not too distant future.

With these time constraints upon me, something has to give. As much as this 'hurts' me I have decided that I have to spend less time reading and writing blogs, and sniff sniff stitching. I will still be stitching, perhaps for only an hour a night, and will endeavour to keep posting my update photos once a week, and keeping you up to date with other general things. As for blog reading I will still try to read them, but I feel that my bloglines might get out of hand, never mind (taking deep breath) at least all of your posts will still be there for me to read when I get a spare few minutes.

As far as stitching goes for this past week; I stitched on The Castle for five nights and on the week-end I started Cirque des Cercles, it is quite fun, and those silk threads WOWZA. Now I understand how stitchers become silk snobs. LOL Will post progress pictures possibly Tuesday. Until then everyone stay safe and happy stitching.

P.S. I would also like to thank everyone that takes the time to read my blog and to leave comments. I love reading your comments and I appreciate them all very much.

10 comments:

Marita said...

Good luck with the completing your assignment. It can be so easy to overload yourself with too much commitment in life, I congratulate you on realising you need to cut back and making some positive changes.

Barbara said...

Wishing you success with your studies!! We'll all be here when you have a little bit more time again. Good luck!!

Itching To Stitch said...

Good for you to stick out the educational part of your life. Enjoy your stitching since you'll have less time for it. Blogging can be very time consuming and sometimes I think it can get out of hand. I hope you still can post occasionally though so we can know/see what you're up to ;)

Lili said...

I sure approve of your decision. And it will always be a pleasure to check your blog and see new posts, even if only once a week. I don't do better, and I have waaay less to do than you!
I wish you loads of courage with your assignment.
Take care!
Lili

Karoline said...

Good luck with your studies, I hope you manage to make time for your stitching. That was one of the main things that kept me sane when I was studying.

Sam said...

I can totally understand where you're coming from - I only catch up with blogs when I'm not working, as I spend a lot of time on the PC at work & when I get home I just want to relax & not even switch my PC on! Good luck with your assignment & I shall look forward to reading your weekly updates. :o)

Dawn said...

Good luck with your studies:) Looking forward to the progress pics!

tkdchick said...

I'm so glad you're keeping up with your studies!

Gina E. said...

Hi Joanne, I hope you continue to enjoy your studies - I don't know what you are studying for exactly, but whatever it is, I hope it works out for you.
As for reducing your stitching time to an hour a night...you are doing a lot more than me at that rate!! I set myself a goal to do that for one week, which I achieved, but since then, I haven't done one single stitch! (Been blogging instead...)

Jenna said...

With that kind of schedule, something definitely has to give! I'm glad that you are focused on staying sane. Blogging and the like can wait. Good luck with your school work!

An Aussie girl who loves to cross stitch