I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I was greatly spoiled. A lovely day visiting some beautiful walled gardens full of Spring promise!
I can never resist a walled garden. Equally I'm a bit of a wall geek! There are lots of these sorts of photos in our albums. Lovely old moss covered walls encircling and protecting their gardens. I love these tumbling bricks. How on earth do they stay put?
In between gardens we enjoyed a lovely lunch here, followed by some ill-advised and over vigorous table tennis in the pub's garden!
And this week I am suffering a little culture shock! For the first time since I became a mum, and for one week only, I am working in an office!
It is only day two and already I am lost in admiration for women who do this full-time! I am only doing a bit of phone covering for hubby so it's not too taxing. But even so, I have to be up and out with make-up and smart ironed clothes and other such alien things....before the school run!! Yikes! I don't have to do any of that when I just fall into the workroom!
It is fun though. Being surrounded by office chat and technology. When hubby and I first met this was a revolutionary little desktop publishing machine!
As time went by the design became even more innovative - (sadly I was never allowed one of the flowery ones - the engineers threatened to quit if one came into the building!)
Then there was the beautifully pure white iMac.
Strange boxes and cubes...
Oh my we've come a long way!
Of course I haven't a clue what everyone is talking about - and if anyone gets too techie I'll just start talking back at them... batting and basting, french knots and couching - howzat!
To maintain my sanity I whizz home after the school run and the beautiful boy and I spend a happy couple of hours in the workroom. He is working on the most beautiful picture and I have big bunnies on the go...
and lots of these yummy little gems which I am finding quite addictive! It is so satisfying playing with little colour combinations.
I have finished three more Bun brooches which will be going into my Etsy shop as soon as I get a minute.
And I have been doing a bit of doodling for future embroidery designs - don't tell the boss!!
I can't wait to get back to my 'proper job'; those doodles need to be stitched!
School finishes on Friday for the Easter holidays so the beautiful boy and I will be able to spend some time together creating and stitching, listening to audio books and putting the world to rights. I can't wait!
I hope you are all having a good week.
And to all you working mums - I am in awe! t.x