Wednesday, 15 June 2011


Finally started stitching again...making very slow progress on the current UFO I'm stitching on called Passing the Time a Country Companions design. Here is a picture of the progress so far - reckon I have done just over half of the design so far! Hoping to finish fairly quickly, perhaps set myself the target of finishing it by the end of July. As there are plenty more UFOs that need attention!!!

In other news, my Nan came over and gave me the hummingbird bakery cupcakes and muffins book, so I am determined with all this free time I have to make some of them, but for the now I'm just going to make some standard fairy cakes which I know will turn out ok! Hoping to try the peaches and cream cupcakes first they look SO yummy!

I started my volunteering on Friday for Age Concern with a dementia group, I was very nervous but the group was really good fun and all so lively...they all had their own stories to tell and have all lead very interesting lives, maybe this Friday I can be a bit more talkative. Also started work on Saturday which was a huge shock to the system so not used to standing on my feet for 8 hours, but was good to be back and earning some money, unfortunately it is only weekends at the moment, but that does give me plenty of time to lots of other things, but oddly when I do have free time and no uni work to be done I find it quite hard to choose what to do with myself!!

Decided to re-do my grade 8 piano after failing by a couple of marks last summer which I was devastated by! Nevertheless I had my first lesson last night which went really well and I have chosen my B piece which is Beethoven Op. 13 Sonata in C minor No.8 Pathetique Rondo. Hopefully I will get a lot of practice done on it today, very keen to get on with it!

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

There's no place like home

Being home from uni is AMAZING! Spent most of the day unpacking what seemed like hundreds of bags a ridiculous amount of clothes, sorting my room out and getting properly settled back in.

My Mum suggested that I make a book of all my photos from my recent trip to Paris so I could see them all together and it would be something nice to keep. There's an awesome online company blurb that does just that and looks so professional with different sized books, the problem is I keep changing it around so is definitely going to take some time to do but going to be well worth it. The site has loads of ideas for making a book as a portfolio, collection of blog posts and loads of other things, some really exciting things could be made!!

I took so many photos in Paris, mainly with a digital camera but also with a couple of photography apps on my iphone which used different lenses so I got some really cool vintage looking photos as well as an app that turns photos into cartoons. Time to cuddle up with a dvd and carry on twittering with this book...maybe some stitching too.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Time for a BLOG

So...where have I been and who have I been...well not blogging for over 9 months and no I have not had a baby I just went to university. So much to tell and share, so much has changed, this blog is getting a revamp!!

I still love making but really didn't find time for it a lot at uni, so will probably spend a couple of weeks sorting my project life out, with a new rotation list, the problem is that life just seems to get in the way more often than not. I still love reading, but again haven't found much time for it unless its a textbook or journal article! Now I love photography, travel and a whole lot more.

First year as Psychology undergraduate over, I am now home where I belong in beautiful Cornwall and there really is no place like home...a few days to re-cooperate before starting my summer job and doing some volunteering with dementia patients. Have a wait for results which don't come out until July 1st! My aim is to blog most days about anything and everything that interests me, with updates on current projects and book reviews as well as exciting links to websites and pages of interest.

Watch this space....