Saturday, December 15, 2007

This and that

Most momentous thing going on in my life right now - I turned in my resignation at work last Monday. I am taking a year off from work to devote to my embroidery. I am going to work on developing designing and teaching skills, and I am going to explore the possibility of opening my own needlework shop. I am taking a couple of art classes (design and drawing) at a local community college, and I will be going to several embroidery classes throughout the year. I am very excited!

Another dream of mine is also coming to fruition next year. Not only have I enrolled as a student at Hinds Community College, I will be teaching there as well! They called me out of the blue a week ago to see if I would be interested in teaching the night Accounting II class. I have always wanted to teach college accounting classes, so now I have my chance to see if I enjoy it. I am just thrilled about this too! I told Mark, depending on how much I enjoy it, I may become vvveeerrrryyyyyyyyyyy interested in pursuing a docotorate degree, which I have made noises about off and on for several years now. :o)

I have never been so excited at the beginning of a new year in all my life! :o)

I have been making progress on To The Acorn. I finished the reversible blackwork band. And it is reversible! :o)

Here is the front

And here is the back

The next band is cut work, and I have my box basted in and I'm ready to cut threads. That is always a heart-pumping, adrenaline filled moment. :o) Although I have already learned (guess how and why!) how to rethread threads cut in error. LOL I enjoy filet work, and I'm looking forward to working on this band this weekend.

Megan, Billy and I went to see I Am Legend last night, and it was great! Very spooky and creepy, with lots of heart pounding suspense, but it made me cry at spots too. I highly recommend this movie.


Rissa said...

I am so happy that the world is full of possibilities for you!!! I hope you do whatever makes you the most happy.

Cynthia said...

Wow! What a shocker... but I'm thrilled for you! And you'll do great whichever path you follow.

Cindy said...

Good for you! I have always wished that I could do that :)

I have taught a couple of college classes...and would love to do that again sometime! That's really what I want my next career to be (third time is a charm :) )

I'll be very interested in hearing about the doctorate journey...I have thought about that but have been too scared to take the leap!

Elisabeth said...

Looks like you and I have very similar plans for the next year or so! I've also recently quit my horribly stressful teaching job that I hated so much it was literally making me ill and intend to do plenty of lovely arty things, including a LOT of stitchcraft and so on. I plan on going to a 10 week course on other textile crafts (printing, dyeing etc), and doing some distnace learning courses in stumpwork, quilting, free machine embroidery and who knows what else! Like you, I'm really excited to get started!=) Let's keep in blog-touch and track each others' progress! We could be trans-Atlantic study buddies!!!!