14 Years in the Making…
On Friday, 2 March 2012 I went to the Royal School of Needlwork (RSN) at Hampton Court Palace with Emeline and Eliana. We were enrolled in the Introduction to Embroidery Class. It was a dream come true.
14 years ago I came to England for three months while working for Borland as a marketing manager for a product called dBASE. I worked during the week and I ran around on the weekends to visit as much of England, and Europe for that matter, as I could manage in 3 months. I must admit that I did a fantastic job. But many things were missed. When I visited Hampton Court (where King Henry the VIII hung out) I discovered the RSN. I didn’t have time to take any of the classes. But I tucked it away and thought, some day I’ll be able to take a class here.
Ever since we started talking about moving, I’ve been hoping to take the class. I called to schedule the class for February and they were booked through till June. DISAPPOINTED!!!! However, as luck would have it, I was not the only one who was on the waiting list and they opened a new class. I wonder if paying for 3 people has anything to do with it? Anyway, we got into the Friday, March 2nd class. Yippy.
I ended up getting laryngitis the day before. I was feeling very sorry for myself, then I reminded myself that I was living in England and going to take a class at the RSN with my Girls, things couldn’t be all that bad and luckily needlework doesn’t require a lot of talking.
The girls and I made awesome samplers.
Okay the picture layout is not as I would have liked it, but it is going to be DONE now.
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