June 05, 2007

My Latest News

Hello there, Crafters!

NB - don't be confused by the date of this entry - I have made it today, 20/Aug, however I think I must have started the entry back in June and edited that entry, so it must have kept the same date - shame on me, how long it has take me but please forgive me, I have an excuse ....

It has been ages since I posted on my blog. I have been hard at work on my MSc Dissertation all these months, and I can hardly believe how fast the summer has flown by. Before we know it, the nights are drawing in and its like autumn, but as you probably know if you are in North Europe, the summer has been rather non-existent this year :-(


I only have 17 days to go until I have to hand in my project to my University, two paper copies and an electronic copy to be posted onto their secure website. Then my summer can begin LOL.

It has been awful not being able to stitch - I can't really concentrate on anything at the moment, just getting the Dissertation finished off, all 13,000 words of it!

I also started my new job in mid-July (at the same company, doing something similar to what I was doing before, but more interesting ... and a bit more money - not a prerequisite for happiness .... but it does help with the Crafting habit LOL!!!!).

I do hope that you are all well. So much has been happening out there in the world. Dear Isabelle and Sebastien are now Husband and Wife - many congratulations - San is shortly moving house - and so on. Facebook and other "social networking" sites seem to have sprung up as if from nowhere, in only the past couple of months (or maybe publicity has increased!). I have been visiting people's blogs very briefly from time to time to "keep in touch", vowing to myself that as soon as I have finished my work I will get back on the Blog Trail and post comments (it takes me time, because I like to read all the postings and then comment specifically on things of interest). Its lovely having something nice to look forward to, so in 17 days' time I will be able to indulge in my favourite pastimes - stitching and blogging!

Watch this space!

Thanks for your patience and friendship,
Much love
Alison xx

9 comments:

Margaret said...

Dear {{{Alison}}},
So good to hear from you. Will send many good vibes your way the coming days and weeks as you get your Dissertation finished and handed in.
Love, Margaret

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on your new job and almost finishing your dissertation. Hope to see more posts soon!!!;-)

Joanne

Von said...

It is good to see an update from you Ali!! You've worked so hard to finish your dissertation and soon you'll be rewarded for your hard work! Congrats on the new job! Hugs. :D

Isabelle said...

Dearest Ali,

What a lovely surprise to read you today. Each of your entries comes as a ray of sunlight. (considering the rain that's been pouring over Paris overnight and all this morning, that is saying a lot! :) ).

I am so impressed by what you are doing. It is so very kind of you to take the time to update us amidst all your work! I know how much it is to do research work and have another job at the same time. It really is working two jobs, isn't it? My teaching assignments will resume in late September and I must cram in as much work as possible before that.

I regularly wish we could study at the library together. I bet it would be lovely - we'd be encouraging each other and the sight of the other working assiduously would help concentrate even more on one's own work :)

Not long though before this is all over, Ali, and you can finally bend over your cherished stitching again. :) (((hugs)))

Thank you so much for your thoughts and happy wishes on our wedding, Ali. How very thoughtful of you to remember it!!
I must confess, I haven't fully grasped the gist of Facebook yet. Hopefully some day I'll feel less of an idiot with it ;)

Nelapx said...

Que biennnnnnnnnnnnnnnn voy a halar estos 17 dias para volver a tenerte cerca..... BRAVOOOOO y ya vas a terminar tu tesis... genialllllllllllll

June said...

Glad you have finished your dissertation and will soon be back stitching and blogging. Looking forward to reading your blog again.

Heather said...

Hi Ali, long time no hear. I hope all is well with you.

Nelapx said...

Holaaa ya paso el tiempo.. ya has presentadoooo.. ya te puedo felicitar? a ver dijiste que volveriassss donde estassss..

Isabelle said...

So, Ali, how are you doing?
I hope you managed to finish your dissertation in time...
and that you received your prizes from the Blog Love Giveaway :)
Have a lovely weekend! (((hugs))) :)