The Quintessential English Tour…Day 8!


After a leisurely Sunday morning breakfast at the Grande Hotel, we boarded the coach for a 2 1/2 hour drive to Woburn in the county of Bedford. Jeremy is telling us all about what our day will be like.

Now if you’ve been following along and would just love, love, love to experience a trip with Jeremy and Elizabeth, they are planning not one, but two in 2017…and rumor has it there will be more…so check it out here Jeremy & Elizabeth’s Wild West Tour of the United Kingdom and I would sign up in a heartbeat to go again, but the dates aren’t good for my work schedule. Why they didn’t check with me before the dates were set in Stone(hedge)?????


We stopped about 1/2 way in for a little break where we got to meet Freddie (the dog!) Chris and Richard along with Jeremy were our tour guides throughout the trip.


Left to right Jeremy, Chris, Richard, Elizabeth and Paul


Back on the road to our destination of Woburn. We would check in, have a bit of a time to rest up and get ready for our evening festivities.


We were introduced to Rosemary Sherman who will be teaching us some lovely stitching projects during our stay.


Our welcoming gift from Rosemary!


We would gather for dinner and of course a little wine.


Sunday Roast served with Yorkshire pudding.


Eaton Mess for dessert! according to Wikipedia Eton mess is a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries or bananas, pieces of meringue, and cream, which is traditionally served at Eton College’s annual cricket match against the pupils of Harrow School.

Okay there are 2 days left to the trip and I am hoping that I can get it finished before I leave Thursday for The Needleworks in Austin for 4 glorious days with The Embellishment Squad. You say what? Thursday, that’s almost a week away… well you see there is something called the All Star Game that is in San Diego this year. A game, well that’s only 1 day? No its not (as I tell Missy!) It’s an event that goes on for 3 days, plus I need to pack, get my stitching stuff ready and then there’s a little thing called work.. where I need to redo windows and displays, count beads (that’s a long story!) did I say count beads? well count lots of beads, order threads, get ready for a class at the end of July and so much more!


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Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

4 thoughts on “The Quintessential English Tour…Day 8!

  1. Enjoying your trip to England vicariously! Have as much fun in Austin. I’m looking forward to the All-Stars game too. Are you attending in person?

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