Sunday, January 30, 2011

I'm So Excited!

Over the past few years I've made a point of dragging the hubby out of the country on a real vacation. This spring we decided to travel to London. Then came the news of the Royal Wedding, which made me dread even thinking about going. Luckily, the date, April 29, was announced right away and we could proceed with our plans.

So what does news of a London vacation have to do with this lovely, glittering goldwork dragonfly? I've booked a Saturday class in goldwork at the Royal School of Needlework. This is one of the projects they may teach. The teacher (or tutor, as they say in the UK) has not been announced for  this particular class, and each one has a different design to teach.

I booked our airfare before even looking at the RSN site to see what is available. Luckily, this class was listed for the Saturday we will be there, but there were no seats available. I emailed the contact asking to be put on the waiting list, and almost immediately received a response that a seat had become available. So I was able to snatch it! I have no idea of what supplies or tools to bring, so I'll just start reading all the various goldwork info out on the web and my trusty A-Z of Goldwork to figure it out. 

Here is a link to the history of the RSN, I hope you enjoy it!


  1. What fun! I would love to return to England someday, and maybe take classes at the RSN. Will be waiting to hear all about your adventures!

  2. That's going to be a great trip! London's an amazing place to visit even without the RSN - I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time.

  3. How exciting!!!!!! I am so envious. I tried on our trip last spring and it just didn't come together. I can't wait to hear all about it.

  4. Wow, that's so exciting Cynthia! I wonder if Mary Corbet knows about this! She would love to snatch a seat in a class like that!



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