Sunday, July 19, 2009

I am off to Uni!

Yes that's right, I am heading off to Ballarat University. I received my offer in the mail on Friday of a place in the Bachelor of Arts Rural Social Welfare and I intend doing the psychology major. I am feeling a bit nervous but also excited. I will have to have a rethink on some things and probably my custom quilting will be one of the things that will go as I just won't have the time. I am working 22 hours a week at the moment in my non quilting job although it's more like full time but that will cut back to 12 hours after the 10th August for two weeks then after that I will be back to my normal 6 hours per week so hopefully I can still fit in some edge to edge quilting in between uni and work.
Now back to some crafty things. Here is my selvedge passport cover I made before we went to New Zealand. I got the tutorial from this blog.

Here is the inside with my Aussie passport and his British one.

I have done a few blocks on the Lucy Boston quilt, I did a lot of the hexagons when we were in NZ as well as quite a lot of the 1" hexagons for another hexagon "one day" quilt.

I did get the Noro wool and I did finish the fan scarf!

Here are the swaps I received from Chaletgirl's vintage sheet swap.
I got some more reproduction fabrics for Christine's nine patch block swap

and I couldn't resist this gorgeous Aunt Grace Tie one on fabric, I don't know what I will do with it but I just had to have it!

In the meantime Kalani Thomas turned 3 months....

and his cousin Coco Daisy turned 2!


Sally Westcott said...

Congratulations! That's a huge step into the unknow! Good luck and enjoy the new path you have chosen!

Lurline said...

Bernadette, I am so thrilled for you - congratulations - you will succeed and it will be so rewarding for you! Lots of goodies on this Post - love the little ones - again, I m so proud to know you!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Lizzie said...

Congratulations Bernadette, well done. It's the thing to do and takes courage to make the first step, good for you!!

Jodie said...

How exciting (and scary) bernadette...

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Congratulations on your university acceptance! Love your passport cover - it looks terrific made up in selvedges.

Lesley said...

Congratulations Bernadette, wow big change how exciting for you.

Simon - aka Bloke said...

Pleased you found the fabric that was used on the Coin Quilt - I have been quilting like a madman.. almost half finished Hexagons...

Doing the BOM from Amitié - and need to have another on the go as I will now get enough of that for the annual holiday at Pambula Beach.

Might pick up where my mother left with project - feel confident enough to do that project some justice.

our shabby cottage said...

Gee, lot's of things happening at your place Bernadette! Good luck being a student again!

Banaghaisge said...

Hey good luck, school girl! That is a great area to study too.(Will you wear a uniform???).
Very cute little kids in your family, too!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Bernadette, well done....

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clare's craftroom said...

Wow congratulations that is huge news , good for you !

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