Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Taking the Plunge...

So today I made a decision that I have been playing for over a year...

It was a nerve wracking decision because it involves investing a lot of money in me...

I finally signed up for my City and Guilds Level 3 in Machine Embroidery!

I decided on Machine Embroidery because I have fallen in love with texture and the correspondence between the texture you see and what you feel...

Love adding texture through quilting

Not sure that makes sense, but that is my reason for picking that over patchwork and quilting.

Why now?

Well, I teach classes all over, but I want to be able to work in a more conventional setting like a school or college once mini has grown a bit more. To do that I need a qualification - a degree in Astrophysics doesn't count when you want to be a textiles artist/teacher!

So a new journey will be begin in the next week or so when I get the first 3 modules through. It is a long journey of 3 years, but I am so looking forward to it!

Now to fit it in with teaching, scouting and 3 boys.....

And deal with the slight anxiety that I don't have the right skills....


  1. Woo hoo! So exciting! And if you had all the skills you wouldn't need to do the course ;)!!!!! Can't wait to hear about your adventures - you'll have a ball x

  2. ohhh so exciting, is it correspondence ??? it looks like a fab course, you'll be fine and its great to look forward to the future :)

  3. oh wow this is ace news Anna. I wish I had an ounce of your drive :)

  4. Good for you! It is money well spent, and will be an investment for your future endeavors. God's blessings for you each step of the way. Enjoy the new skills you are learning. Try to be happy in each moment and not get bogged down when some things are not easy, or practice seems tedious. And, take breaks to relax your eyes, your body, and spirit.