I thought you might enjoy seeing some photos from my classes at Fobbles in Gubbergill, in the western part of the Lake District in Great Britain. I took so many photos that I'll split them up over several blog postings.
First is an outside view of Fobbles. The window on the right is in the classroom, which is adjacent to the shop. In a few days I'll share some photos of the inside of this lovely needlework shop.
Today I'm sharing with you photos of some of the needlework pieces the ladies brought to show me. What a marvelous array of projects!! I was thrilled to see so many lovely works in person. I'm only sorry that I neglected to take photos of all of the pieces. Please accept my apologies if I missed taking a photo of your needlework.
Here are the projects I photographed.
First are some Quaker Hornbooks. On the left is Barbara R.'s version. Barbara stitched the second design in the package as a needlebook and attached it to her hornbook. How clever! On the right is Judith H.'s Quaker Hornbook. Judith chose the over-one-linen-thread version. Judith and Barbara both live in Preston.
Here I am with Sylvie R. She lives in the southeastern seaport village of Deal. (Yikes on my hair--it was rainy and very windy everyday, and I had forgotten that day take to bring my hairbrush.) Sylvie is holding her Mrs. Waddelow's Huswif, and I'm holding her Mrs. Waddelow's Needlework Basket and accessories. What a beautiful job Sylvie did with both her stitching and her assembly!
And now look at the inside of Elsie's etui!
Somehow I neglected to get a photo of Elsie's My Needle's Worke Box. I'm so sorry. Perhaps she'll send me a photo to share with you.
Here is another view with Elaine's huswif turned sideways. Can you see the pincushion in the center? Elaine told me she made it the way she did so her huswif can rest on her stitching armchair with the pincushion on the top and a pocket on either side.
And last, but certainly not least, are lots of "goodies" from Sandra C. of North Yorkshire. I think I've shown most of them on my blog before, but I asked Sandra if I could photograph them together. The projects in the next photo are her Quaker Ornaments from four of the Just CrossStitch Christmas issues, Maidens of the Sea, Crown and Needle Etui, Acorn Sampler Sewing Case, Flowers for Lily, and Busy Bee Sewing Case (to which Sandra added an extra little piece).
Perhaps you remember seeing Sandra's An Emblem of Love previously on my blog. Sandra stitched this for her parents' 60th wedding anniversary in 2010. She chose the lovely thread and frame colors because they match the carpet in her parents' living room.