Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Do You Remember....?

when I won a competition set by the luvverly Alison over at Foxgloves? Well, as my camera is STILL not back from the menders I have snaffled my sister's and taken some pics of the utterly gorgeous goodies that Alison sent me. Just look....



and as if that wasn't enough.....



How kind and generous she is! She even sent me a lovely Good Luck card for my exam. If you haven't visited her Etsy shop yet, go and have a look!

A couple of weeks ago I finally got around to having a play with my drop spindle that my lovely mummy bought me on a trip to the Crannog. I loved trying it out and I was reasonably happy with my results, although they are a little..er... lumpy? Anyway, since I have some coloured rovings to play with, I might try spinning some of that and see how I get on.



Now, to the dreaded EXAM I took yesterday. Firstly, thanks to all you very thoughtful people who wished me well - it truly helped! When I got to the exam centre at Hibernian Football ground - well obviously not the actual ground - but a posh conference room called the Edinburgh Suite!, I was surprisingly calm. That soon disappeared when I opened the question paper and everything I looked at made no sense whatsoever - my heart was pounding, I felt sick, I didn't know whether to throw up, run away or explode!! Luckily I managed to calm down and eventually managed to write an answer for each of my chosen questions - I've no idea really how I did - ok I think - but one can never tell till the results are out. I should hopefully find out in August sometime. My family will be highly delighted that I am not agonising over every minute detail of what I have or haven't understood etc etc! They have been extremely patient and supportive - thanks you lot and I love you to bits! And, should she ever read this blog, a special thank you goes to Evelyn Laidlaw - you know who you are!

Now, time to play - Hurrah!

9 comments:

Alison said...

Thanks you Susan:-)

But on to more important matters...your exam. Well it can't have been that bad if you managed to answer all the questions. I remember one nursing exam that I took years ago and could only answer two out of ten questions. Needless to say that I got a lot better as my course went on but it gave me a hell of a fight. Glad the general feeling is positive that is always a good sign:-)

A drop spindle ~ how lovely are you going to spin your own wool for a project?
Take care and have a nice 'chill out' time with your family:-)
Alison x.

Carol said...

You did your best, answered all the questions now you can rest and spend time with your family.

Take care

Alis said...

Well done on answering the questions Susan. Just let it fade in your mind now. You have done all you can now go and play.

The spindle looks interesting are you going to make something with the yarn you spin?

Off to see Alison's shop now. You were a lucky person ;0)

Hugs, Alis

Suzie Sews said...

What a load of lovely goodies. As for the exam, well keep the positive vibe going.
Now I am really interested to know how you get on with your spindle and will be checking in to see if you post about it. It is something i have been rolling around in my head...should I invest or not?
Lovely blog.
Suzie Sews

Angel Jem said...

Hey, hey are you ready to play....

Janet said...

What wonderful goodies you recived.

I'm sure you did your best on the exam but waiting until August to learn the results would kill me!

I can't wait to see more of what you do with the drop spindle. It's always looked interesting to me but I've never tried anything like that.

Sarah said...

Glad you are so positive about the exam lady, I hope that you have a glass or several of something lovely to celebrate the end of it!!!

Behave yourself (well a little bit)!!!!

Dianne said...

Great stuff from Alison!!! I'm glad your exam went well - but now it's time to play - yeah!! You deserve it after all that studying...

Waltraud said...

You could be lucky - your exam will be good and about the goodies!
Greetings
Waltraud