It was our Young Embroiderers meeting again today and we thought it would be a nice idea if the girls all made themselves each a needlecase and pin cushion for their sewing kits. Being very organised, I frantically finished off a sample of each on Friday evening (having bought the materials on Friday morning!)
We gave out the materials and some brief instructions and I urged the girls not to copy my designs but to try to think of their own. I'm not sure why I thought they would do any different... eighteen girls and eighteen different designs...
each one totally unique and fabulous... don't you just love those dangling legs! (Well... I love all of them really)
I thought I had photographed everyones but one of the above belonged to one of the helpers and as I was packing up Abigail presented me with hers... I had to include it with such beautiful blanket stitching around the apple.
And quite a few of the girls managed to get a little bottle top pin cushion made too.
As always it was a brilliant day and the talent and enthusiasm of our lovely group of girls is a joy. I have to confess to feeling a little frazzled this evening after such a full on day, so I'm putting my feet up tonight and shall enjoy a day of doing very little tomorrow (a rare thing for me) but I'll be back on Monday with some more little books and maybe even one for the shop. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.