Update – They’ve found it!!!! My tutor got it back this morning and is going to send it again using guaranteed delivery. I’m laughing and crying all at the same time. Thanks so much for your kind thoughts.

Royal Mail have mislaid at least half a dozen things sent by us and to us over the past year – noticeably more than in previous years. The most recent and most distressing is my last OCA assignment (i.e. pretty well everything I did between July and November) – posted by my tutor on December 8th and there is so far no sign of it. I take a little hope from the fact that a cheque I sent to the B&B we stayed in on Islay last year was finally delivered at the beginning of December – just over 6 months after I put it in the post! But it’s only a little hope… most of the things that the Post Office lose seem to stay lost – they must have a huge black hole somewhere.

I’m so glad I’m blogging because otherwise I might not have any photos of the work at all, but from now on I’ll be photographing everything, and in more detail. I wish I had taken photos of more of the sketchbook pages too.

The thing that’s affecting me most right now is that throughout the course you’re asked to select from previous design work and develop it. Of course I still have the work from assignment 1, but now I also have this big gap in the process. I do feel demoralised by it (and I don’t yet know how it will impact on my final assessment) but I know all I can do is accept it and get on with the next part…

… which does sound exciting – fabric manipulation, beginning a theme book, and designing and making a small piece, which could be part of a garment or bag. You can do a wall hanging but they encourage you to do something three-dimensional and that’s what I want to do. I also need to decide on a subject for my theme book from the welter of possibilities tumbling about in my mind – elephants, islands, circles, cooking, knitting, skirts, hearts, words, worn, torn, edges, rifts… I’ll probably have to throw them all into a hat and pull one out at random…

lost in the post

3 thoughts on “lost in the post

  • January 18, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Oh no, I am so upset for you. That was one of my worries when I did the course. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that it is just stuck somewhere because of the holidays.

  • January 18, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    So sorry to hear about this. I do hope and pray that eventually the work turns up. Hope you can manage to focus on the next thing and not let this get you down too much. Thinking of you, Helen

  • January 19, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    glad they found it.
    It shard to choose a theme, so many, so little time!

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