This is where I have been since Sunday....
Working at the beautiful Missenden Abbey
where I have been teaching a level 1 City and Guilds in Machine embroidery.
Nine ladies, all complete beginners and in four days this is just a small selection of the design and embroidery work they have achieved.
We've still got one more day to go, for them to finish off work and for me to sign off their paper work...
and then they will all be walking away with their Level 1 award.
A fantastic achievement by each and every one of them. They have had to work so hard.
It has been a brilliant week but I am totally exhausted.
I'd like to tell you I'm relaxing over the weekend but I'll be in David's bookshop cafe in Letchworth on Saturday with other members of our Embroiderer's Guild where we will be stitching, handing out kits to make these flower brooches, drinking tea and no doubt eating cake.... all in aid of the National Celebration of Stitch day. Do come and support us if you are local. We'd love to attract more members... and if I'm honest, a few younger members!
And on Sunday... I'll be doing b****r all!