Saturday, 18 September 2010

500 and still going!

I had another enjoyable day teaching at ArtVanGo this week. As ever, a delightful group of ladies including one complete beginner were taking my Razzle Dazzle - Shimmering Sheers Class

They started the morning by making sparkly organza bags and then in the afternoon made flowers from layers of sheer fabrics. It was only when I was taking photographs that we realised they looked lovely together.

They were very quick at packing up and putting their efforts away but these were three I snapped before they got hidden.

Including this one below from the lady who had never done machine embroidery before... she has only had her machine for a couple of months! Didn't they do well! The next class at ArtVanGo is on Thursday 28th October... Razzle Dazzle - Constructed Fabrics. Still some places available if you would like to join us.

There was something else I was going to mention today... ah yes.. 500 blog posts over here on Fan My Flame and so the third and final part of my giveaway. I bet most of you had forogotten that you even left a comment on this post. Extra names were added to those already in the bowl.

And a third winner was picked out... Pebbledash, who I think said she would like a pin cushion. Well done Diana, if you drop me an email with your address I'll get that off to you next week.

I must dash now... it's our village show today so I'm off to see if I'm a winner!


  1. Hi Gina
    I wish I was close enough to come to one of your classes! do you ever venture as far as Gloucestershire???

  2. Hi Gina,
    Your workshops look like fun! Wish I lived over the pond so I could come.
    Congratulations on your 500th post.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  3. Congrats on 500 - you don't look a day over 21 (arf, arf).

    Hope you won all the prizes at the show!

  4. Congratulations on 500. Your class looks such fun, I wish I was just that bit closer so I could come to one, although I suppose with a very early start.....


  5. Congrats on your 500th post, thats a lot of typing. Your class looks like fun, and I like the flower with the bag, a great idea. Isn't it fun to see what a group of people come up with?

  6. Congrats to Pebbledash and to that lady in your ArtVanGo class who is a beginner. Her work is lovely and if you had not told us we would never have known she is so new to machine embroidery. The little bags and flowers are gorgeous.

  7. Congratulations on your 500th post!!
    Your class looked like fun with lovely results too. :)
    Vivienne x

  8. Hope you won at the show. You won with the class I'm sure. Those bags are lovely.

  9. Hi Gina, Congratulations on 500, and thanks for drawing my name! What a lovely surprise. Thanks so much. Happy sunday.
    Diana x

  10. 500! Wooo! that's a lot of blogging!

    The bags and flowers look great - sounds like a fun day.


    PS golly! just realised my blog whizzed past 400 posts without me even noticing... must make a note of when 500 comes up!

  11. So impressed with your 500 posts! And hooray for Diana! K x

  12. Wow! Congratulations on reaching 500! And congratulations to Pebbledash too. Lucy x

  13. This pink flower is beautifully embroiderd.....So pretty and graceful....


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