We stayed with the dude's sister--she has two boys, seven and five. The seven year old has done a stitching project and he was very interested in my work. But he wasn't sure how I did it because the holes were so small. I showed him the things I brought, including the marquoir (sorry, I didn't work on it). When I opened it up, he said, "Wow." It does make me want to finish it before they visit (possibly next summer). And I did wish I had a project with me that I could share with him. As for the five year old...gorgeous. He will break a lot of hearts in his time, no doubt.
On the Sunday before we left, brother, sister, husbands, wives, and children went for a picnic on Box Hill. You may remember it from Emma where she disses Miss Bates. It was a gorgeous setting, and after lunch we set out on a nature play trail. At the end of the walk, when there were fewer "play" aspects, one of the boys asked, "where did all the nature go?" LOL. Still, by the end, I needed a stiff drink because well four boys will be four boys. Add Asperger's to the mix and you get a cocktail for...well, a large cocktail!
I'm over 400 posts behind in my reader. I will get back in touch. In the meantime Keep Calm and Stitch On!**
* As it turns out, so many tourists dial it wrong when they are in the UK, they've made 999 and 911 and 112 all work.