Saturday, 25 February 2012

Pins and Needles

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.


  1. They look lovely - I just hope that in 50 years' time they don't spend as long looking for them as I have this week, looking for the one I made when I was six.

  2. I hope you've got a glass of something to enjoy while you have your feet up. Your Young Embroiderers sis really well, those needlecases are lots of fun.

  3. I always love to see what the girls have made, they're a talented bunch!
    Vivienne x

  4. Enjoy your well earned rest - I'm not surprised you feel frazzled, but what superb results from your young students - every item is delightful.
    Looking forward to seeing more little books.

  5. Such lovely, lively and fresh designs there. Hope that eye is feeling a bit better Gina, although that eye patch is very fetching............

  6. Some excellent work and something to use and treasure for years to come.

  7. I'm always banging on about passing our skills on to the younger generation and here you are doing just that, instead of just talking about it as I do! Great stuff Gina - enjoy a well earned rest day.


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