Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Studying...and More Heaven!

I have been studying for my Comprehensive Exam for my Masters Degree...not much fun! But it WILL be fun when I take the exam and it's over!!  It's Saturday, and I just hope I can get through it in one try!  Then I'll be ready to finish up and graduate in May!!

Needless to say, I haven't gotten much stitching done recently. But I have great dreams of many things I want to make.

Well, today I went by for tutoring with one of my retired professors from my Bachelor's Degree. (35 years ago!  LOL!!!)  He lives in a neighboring town about 25 minutes away. We had a great session and I feel so much better after seeing him!  While I was there, I went to my very MOST favorite shop, The Olive Branch.  This place is amazing!! They keep grapevines running on the ceiling year round. They have little twinkle lights in them, and hang seasonal decorations on them, too.  Since Christmas is in full swing, I felt I had earned the chance to run by there after my tutoring--a FUN thing to do after all that studying!!

You will remember that in my last post I said Hobby Lobby was heavenly...and it is! HOWEVER, this place is unbelievable!  Just look at all these lovely photos of their beautiful trees, decorations, and displays!  I could buy one of everything in this store!  But I didn't--I actually only bought a gift for my daughter-in-law!


I hope you enjoyed this little picture journey in one of my favorite stores!  It really puts you in the Christmas Spirit!  I'm planning to have things back to "normal" and get back to stitching! (fingers crossed!)
Thank you for stopping by and please come back again!  


Kay said...

This is just lovely, and a very special place to visit and collect treasures. Good luck with the exam. x

KimM said...

Beautiful trees - hard to believe Christmas is right around the corner. Best of luck with your exam.

Melody said...

What a beautiful store! Good luck with your exam!

Jacquie Morris said...

Goodness, Good Luck with your exam and happy studying :)
Ooooh look at all those wonderful Christmas things! I would probably spend hours and hours in that store!
Smiles :)

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Frances, thank you for a wonderful store!
I admire your desire to study:-)

Andrea said...

Ahhhh ... magical ...

Good luck with your exam.

Sally said...

I hope your test went well. I am sure you will have done really well.

Oh wow I love those photos! Makes me want to go to the garden centre and see what their Christmas display is like.