We had our Young Embroiderer's meeting today and when I saw these felt African Violets in a book of felt sculptures I knew it would make an excellent project for the youngsters just a week before Mother's Day.
The original pattern had a felt flower pot too but I rather liked the idea of putting them into a real flower pot... clay would have been preferable but with cost in mind I opted for plastic!
It was always going to be a bit ambitious to finish the project in just one day, but today was a special meeting as it overlapped with our monthly "old" embroiderers' meeting. It was a chance for our Guild members to see what the girls get up to and to introduce the youngsters to the Embroiderer's Guild. It was also a chance for some of our older members to help out with the stitching of leaves and flowers and as a result there were some finished plants.
We had been teasing Abigail that she never finishes anything so she was quite determined to get hers done today. Admittedly there were less flowers and stitching than originally planned but I don't think it detracts from the finished result..
I'm fairly certain than the plant above was finished by Heather (but I'm having a senior moment and can't remember even though it was only a couple of hours ago). And the plant below was made by Shaan who made her Mum wait while she finished it!
I think all the girls did really well and hope the other ten get finished before next Sunday!