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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Decisions made

We're now at the end of a busy week. I've made a decision to go back to my studies. Having had a year off and after a couple of experiences recently I realised I was now ready to go back to my City and Guilds studies.

I completed L3 Certificate in both Embroidery and Patchwork and Quilting in 2006 after 4 years study. I decided not to go on to Diploma level because it involved a lot of research and paper work. While in London I started to do research 'just for fun' on East African Textiles. As reported earlier in my blog I've also been on a course with Marcia Crookes and my love of making papers was revived. We had Sheila Smith talking to us about Nuno felt at the Guild on Saturday which really fired me again. So everything seems to be shouting at me to get my fingers out again.

So where's the problem you ask? Do I go back to Ashington (Kirkley Hall) or go down to Durham with Tracey Franklin and Julia Tristron and pay twice the price? At first glance you might say there's no choice, it's an expensive course anyway so go with the cheapest. However I know Tracey and Julia will not pull courses due to lack of funding as we are paying the full wack - no college politics to deal with!

Talked to DH yesterday after visiting both sets of tutors. I loved the exhibition at Ashington, however my heart says go to Durham. We did the maths and despite paying a lot more it worked out at about £20 per workshop which is still a very good deal.

I don't have to make a final decision until August but the sooner I make it the better


Stitchingranny said...

Whatever you decide Shiela then Good Luck to you, its fun to have a challenge in life and even if you fail you will be able to say that at least you tried. You get nowhere if you never try.

Sheilasembroidery said...

Thanks for your comments Helen. I hate failing that's the only thing.I do try and put everything into what i do, however life quite often gets in the way.

I'm quite excited at the prospect at the moment, but then I say 'am I biting off more than I can chew?'

jane said...

good luck with your studies Sheila - I look forward to hearing about your experiences with the course.
BTW thanks you for your kind offer about the pendant, if you have anything in neutral colours or turquoise/aqua I would love to have one. DD is still wearing hers!

Sheilasembroidery said...

Jane I'll see what I can do, haven't got one made up but I do have some Aqua beads. Thanks for the comment.