I now know why I probably haven't done much hand embroidery up 'til now. It takes so LONG. I feel like I have spent hours and hours on my course piece with little to show for it. I have enjoyed it though - very therapeutic.
When my dear hubby phoned up to ask me what I did all afternoon yesterday, I said 'I watched the British Open Golf while I did some embroidery' and he said 'Oh, fine'. If I had said 'I watched soap operas all afternoon while I did some embroidery' would I be unfair if I thought he might have said 'haven't you got something better to do'!
So, the piece we are required to do has a very abstract element and I have to say abstract is not really my thing so I can't say I like it but let's see how it looks by the end of the course. The main thing is that I am getting some practise in and learning new stitches.