Friday, 18 March 2016

Five on Friday... And a bonnet!

I teach a regular machine embroidery class on Tuesday afternoons, that I have been doing for about eight years now... Maybe longer, I've lost count. Some of the ladies ( never any men) have been coming for as long as I have been teaching and there is always a beautiful selection of work produced. So to cheer up this Friday I thought I would share some of their recent work... Five beautiful floral wreaths... And an Easter bonnet!

Lynn's 

Julia's

Linda's Very Hungry Caterpillar wreath for her granddaughter... can you spot him?

Gill's

And Sarah's... Sarah is one of this year's beginners.


And I know this sort of makes six... But I couldn't leave out Ann's gorgeous Easter bonnet for her granddaughter... Or it might even be her great granddaughter, I can't remember ( possibly because Ann doesn't look old enough!)
Joining in with Amy for Five on Friday

Have a good weekend... I'll be back on Sunday with my Cake Slice Bakers cake for this month.

22 comments:

  1. These are all fabulous!! You are obviously a wonderful teacher, and your ladies are all so talented too. Love the colour variations of all these Easter wreaths, every one is gorgeous! I did find the very hungry caterpillar. A favourite book when my own daughter was small ... I loved the way she would exclaim at the end "a bootiful butterfly!" ... which I also spied in that wreath ;)
    Have a great weekend Gina!
    Wendy x

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  2. Wow what an achievement! They all look marvellous, they must have a good teacher. How do you stop the edges from fraying? x

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  3. Wow they have been busy! what a wonderful collection of creative colours! Have a Wonderful Weekend

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  4. Oh so lovely! It's such a wonderful way to build up free machining skills and the end result is so beautiful. x Jo

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  5. Gosh, didn't they do well (and you, too, of course!)? I'd be absolutely delighted to have made any one of them.

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  6. There is a gathering of really skilful ladies! I'm amazed.

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  7. Lovely things! They should all be very proud of themselves.

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  8. Gosh!! Such talent in one class or is it that they have such a great teacher?!? They are all so pretty and unique. I bet the little one will be delighted with the Easter Bonnet. Have a lovely weekend xx

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  9. Wow, impressive work you certainly have a talented bunch of ladies.

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  10. Gina, I've been having a colorful catch up on your recent posts.

    The embroidered flowers really do lend themselves to spring wreaths so well. It's fun just imagining the collaborative creative atmosphere of your classes. There really are no limits to how and where machine embroidery can be applied!

    Great Missenden truly does look like a place that I would also love to visit. How wonderful that your teaching schedule also allows you some time to have some walks, sit a while in a special site, see those vistas and red kites...and recharge creative batteries.

    Somehow, over here in the States, Roald Dahl never really figured in childhood reading to or by either myself or my two younger brothers. It's only as an adult that I read about him. You've reminded me that I might enjoy checking out one of his classic books from my fabulous library.

    Thanks for all of this! xo

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  11. Your ladies are a talented group and the creations are beautiful. It must be enjoyable to attend these regular sessions over a number of years and also rewarding for you.

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  12. What fabulous work they all did!!! Due in no small part to their great teacher I am sure! I love the very hungry caterpillar one - I am a sucker for the very hungry caterpillar! The bonnet is lovely isn't it. Thank you for taking part in Five On Friday, hope you have a good weekend and a good Easter! xx

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  13. Brilliant workmanship from all of them. I can see that caterpillar... very hungry! Have a wonderful weekend x

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  14. What beautiful work! Love the Hungry Caterpillar.

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  15. Love Sarah's color choices. Great job for a beginner. I'd love to attend your classes.

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  16. What beautiful work! Especially love the hungry caterpillar one.

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  17. What a great array of take by. I have tinkered with machine embroidery and the little I have done I've loved. This is just so wonderful

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  18. They are so inspiring and must have taken hours. I bet you have a good natter during those sessions. Have a great weekend. B x

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  19. Such lovely and varied results from your class - your students must have had so much fun putting all the little components together.

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  20. Gorgeous work...and yes I spotted the very hungry caterpillar! :)
    V x

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  21. What fun wreaths! And it took me a minute, but I finally found that little caterpillar -- cute!

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  22. Lovely, lovely, lovely! I wish I could attend one of your classes! X

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