Sunday, April 24, 2011

I have been Honored!

I have had a very humbling experience and something that is hard for me as I don't take compliments easily. My professors and the President of the college I am attending nominated myself and one other young lady to the All-American Academic Team sponsored by the Coca Cola Scholar Foundation, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and the Michigan Community College Association. Due to a glitch in the computer system at the college, the applications became buried in programs. Our applications were received too late for the All American Team; however, we were honored by being named to the All Michigan Academic Team. only 42 people out of 52 colleges statewide were selected to be on the team. We received certificates of achievement, medals and a monetary award. This was followed by being on the news, in the newspaper and a special dinner.

For me this award is something I will always remember as it has come in the autumn of my life. If life had not gotten in the way, perhaps it is something I would have earned years younger. I am certainly humbled by the thought of my peers and fellow students thinking I should deserve such an award. All I can say is, Thank you.

Terri at the Drake's Nest in spring like Ossineke, MI

Friday, March 5, 2010

Time flies when you're having fun!

Can you believe it's March 2010! Where on Earth did the time go? I know I've been busier than I thought I ever could be. Last May I received my Associates in Arts and now I'm going for a Bachelor's in Integrated Studies! My darling hubby (of almost 3 years now) thinks I should shoot for the moon. I keep telling him I already captured the moon AND the stars when I captured him. ~2~ In between classes, I've been kept busy with volunteer work at the college (I tend the plants in the lobby and in the courtyard gardens); obtaining contributions for a plaque honoring ALL students at the college and in memory of and honor of our son Bart who was killed 2 weeks after he graduated in 2007 and 2 months before his father and I were wed, so in his honor, I took on the gardens he loved so much. His name will not be on the plaque as we don't wish that kind of memorial for him, but did want to honor all students who have dared to dream by going for their degree. Some have made it and some have not, unfortunately, but they tried and THAT is what is important. In life you give your best shot and if you know it's the best you can do, then you have lived a good life.

I'm also doing needle felting (have managed to needle felt a 5/8th inch teddy bear), pine needle basket weaving, Amish loom weaving and, as soon as I can get it set up, loom weaving with shuttle and the whole bit. It's a table loom, but it still achieves the same purpose. Looking forward to playing with that and getting familiar with it, but have to wait for school to slow down a little. Carrying 18 credits, so is keeping me busy, busy, busy.

Now to take a break and go finish those 15 quilt blocks I have to have done for a Spring Fling swap. They have to go out by the 20th of this month. Hopefully, it won't be so long between postings and I might even be ablet to post a picture or two.

Namaste -Terri at the Drake's Nest in spring like Ossineke, Michigan

Friday, September 18, 2009

It's been a long time posting ---

WOW, I can't believe it's been a year since last post! My how time flies when you're having fun. I am now a college graduate! Who would have guessed that at 60 I have finally achieved one of my dreams - an Associates in Arts Degree, for a fiber artist. My business is slowly starting to take shape and I'll have more on that later. My DH, Ray, is in the process of converting a 16 ft. x 20 ft one car garage into a studio for me. So far, it has ceiling, ceiling fan, track lights, a stove, fireplace [provided by EdenPur - wonderful gadget], the walls are almost ready to paint and laminate flooring will be put in one spot with carpeting in the rest. Will post pictures when all is said and done with before and after.

I have discovered a wonderful Blog page - Sew Useful Designs and as soon as I figure out how to put her button on my page, you'll be able to find her too. More later.

Namaste - Terri

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Jump in with both feet

Well, they say that when you plan on doing something don't do it half way, one must jump in with both feet. Sooo, that's what I did. First there my marriage to the wonderful man pictured with me on my home page. From there to college (which I've yet to figure out how he got me there), then plays in the college theatre, then a play at our local professional (actors that are core company are paid) theatre, followed by play with the local Civic Theatre. Add to that an archeological dig, becoming a member of the Board of Directors for the local theatre and a few other assundry items. Oh, I forgot to mention that I'm in the process of starting up a quilting empire.

Of course all the above is carefully monitored by the C-A-T! SamWise believes that it is HIS job to keep all of us on our toes and that WE live to serve HIM.

I'll get more into this as time goes on, for the moment, suffice it to say that I'm saying Howdy!!