New beginnings!

Hi my friends,

Things should start settling down now, that I have gone through the stress of registering to do a degree at my advanced age of 44. I have registered for the Degree in Theology, and have been accepted into the course.

Wow, and was there a mountain of paperwork to fill in, and assignments to write, just to be able to prove that I can actually apply for the degree.

And finally they sent me my letter saying I can start studying. My books should arrive by next week Friday, I am so excited to start. This is going to be such a wonderful journey of discovery and growth.

Not sure how I am going to fit in all the studying, while working a 8-5 job. But will make it work.

At the same time, my Priest has applied for me to go through a discernment process for the Bishop to see if I can apply to become a Priest. When I looked up what to expect, it seemed such a complicated and drawn out process, but they do all these things for a reason. There is all to often, when the “wrong” typed of person is ordained, and then causes havoc for the clergy.

I am not to worried about this process, because if God is willing and calling me to go into this ministry, then is shall be so.

In sewing news!

I am halfway through knitting a scarf. And have dug out a gigantic heap of quilt tops, that I want to try and quilt this year to give away. There is also several hand embroidery projects that is not finished yet, and one hexie quilt, that needs to get finished. I am really hoping to get crafty this year.

Will make a video soon, to share what I am up to.

The Star Trek Along has started up at the Fandom in Stitches website. And you can also follow along in the Facebook pages StarTrekAlong  and Fandom In Stitches.

Happy Sewing!

I look forward to seeing what you have been up to.



  1. Best of luck! I went back for my Master’s degree when I was 40 years old, and never regret a minute of it. Just remember to make some time for yourself during this journey.

  2. Sounds like you are ready to start! I am sure you will do just fine – I’d love to be the advance age of 44 again!

  3. Congratulations to you Vanda as your journey begins! One day at a time and all will fit onto place for you. I’ll say a prayer for it.

  4. Yes, if this is God’s plan, he will help you complete it. Good luck with the new degree. My brother in law is a pastor.

  5. How’s it going? Congratulations, however, I do not call 44 years of age as advanced. We refer to it as older than average (college age). I graduated with my Masters in Early Childhood Education at the age of 54. And then retired 6 years later.

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