I have accepted the offer from Montreal’s Concordia University to enroll in their Master of Arts program in History! I’ll be back in a classroom starting in September, getting serious again about my research, and maybe even doing some work as a teaching assistant. Exciting! In the meantime, I’m reading a book on Old English grammar, plying my needle, and working to improve my French. Always learning something new, and I do love a good challenge! About Concordia
I received the 2015 National Fellowship Chapter Honorary Mention Award with financial reward for academic excellence! I applied through my undergrad university, Arizona State University, for the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society’s annual national fellowship for new graduate students. While I didn’t score the big money, I’m very pleased to accept the financial support and to know that my association is rooting for me!
Now that all my applications for grad school are completed, I am turning back to updating my website. I’d like to be happy with it soon so that once school starts I can just blog about my research and latest needlework projects. The learning curve is steep! But I think I’m almost there. Thank you for being patient with my work-in-progress and for finding me on Pinterest and Etsy. <3
The month of July zipped right by. I was traveling for half of it, and keeping up with the World Wide Web is always more of a challenge on the road. [Read more…]
The more I learn, the more I add to my list of interesting things to learn about. Some days it seems like specializing and narrowing the focus of my interests would be a good idea. Although, I recently received advice that staying general (as a history scholar) is more valuable these days, since so many people are drawn into specializing. I think this is on my mind a lot right now, because I am also considering how to simplify my hobbies and daily life to create more time for big projects. Add this to the pile of “things to think about.” sigh. 😉
Yippee!! I found an online palaeography course which will help me prepare for my research visit at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Library in July. [Read more…]
I’m learning how to add photos to my site and have managed to get a few into the Photo Gallery. I’d like to have some of my art as well as my finished costumes and embroidery work. Fortunately, the Etsy and Pinterest mini-galleries to the right update automatically when I add new items. I’ll keep working on the Photo Gallery, so check back later! 🙂
My paper at the Medieval and Renaissance Forum was very well received! What a relief! I got great feedback and lots of encouragement to keep going with my research as well as pursuing higher academic degrees. Grad school here I come! [Read more…]
More good news! I have the opportunity to attend a week-long course at The School of Historical Dress in London, England! [Read more…]
I’ve been chosen to speak at the Plymouth University 35th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum in April! My topic is authorship of early modern embroidery pattern books and their audience with the resulting affect on society. I’m excited to write this paper and share!