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Visiting the Bermuda Guild of Stitchery

I thought it would be a good idea to show you that my trip to Bermuda was really work and not just a holiday! I had such a lovely week working with this very enthusiastic and talented group of stitchers – I shall never forget it! Bill and I returned yesterday and I cannot tell you how difficult it was to leave. The island, the trees, flowers and, of course, the people we met there were so lovely – I have, of course, taken hundreds of pictures, so watch out for Bermuda inspired projects over the next few months. 

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My Students

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 The view from the classroom window

I am sure that the Bermuda Guild of Stitchery do not usually have their stitching days in this venue so I was very lucky to have the chance to stay at the hotel and stitch and teach in such a beautiful place.

 

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Left to right:  Gail (Guild President), Sue and Janet

Both Gail and Janet gave up their time to make us feel so welcome, and that includes taking us out to dinner and spoiling us something rotten! Janet gave me a lovely sampler depicting scenes from Bermuda and took me on a tour of the island on our last day and Gail made me a beautiful gift – a counted and beaded scissor keeper. Thank you so much. 

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 Adaronke and Margo Jean

Two fellow stitchers who worked so hard over the four days – I know how pleased they were to learn the new stitches and techniques covered during the classes. Margo Jean teaches in a men’s prison and I can imagine how her lessons are going to change! Adaronke – please forgive me if I have not spelt your name correctly!

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Patricia Bean

Patricia is the Programme Secretary of the Bermuda Guild of Stitchery and organised the Jane Greenoff event from the very beginning. I must thank her for thinking of me in the first place and working behind the scenes to ensure that the event went so well.  Bill, my husband (and in charge of all matters financial)  said that he wished that everyone he worked with was as efficient and as straightforward. It would make his life so much easier! Thank you Patricia – you are a star!

 

 

 

 

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Date posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Comments

Comments (8)

Wow, what a place to be working! But you deserve it, Jane, because you work so hard to make our tours so great. For you to go all the way to Bermuda and be with other stitchers just proves that the simple little cross joins together a lot of happy stitchers. Thank you for the pics and report.
Brigitte

Comment by Brigitte Gant on Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Wow, what a place to be working! But you deserve it, Jane, because you work so hard to make our tours so great. For you to go all the way to Bermuda and be with other stitchers just proves that the simple little cross joins together a lot of happy stitchers. Thank you for the pics and report.
Brigitte

Comment by Brigitte Gant on Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Hi Jane,

I want to thank you for opening my eyes even more about the wonderful world of stitching. Since attending the workshop I can’t stop experimenting and trying out the new techniques you taught us. So, when are you returning to Bermuda?

Aderonke (you almost had it right!)

Comment by Aderonke on Friday, June 6, 2008

Hi Jane,

I want to thank you for opening my eyes even more about the wonderful world of stitching. Since attending the workshop I can’t stop experimenting and trying out the new techniques you taught us. So, when are you returning to Bermuda?

Aderonke (you almost had it right!)

Comment by Aderonke on Friday, June 6, 2008

Hello Jane and Bill
So glad that you enjoyed your trip to Bermuda. You do get to some exotic places … Norway, Bermuda, Leeds …
There’s one thing I can’t understand, though; how do you do cross stitching whilst swimming? The pool looks so inviting that I’d have great difficulty in choosing which of the two to do!
Looking forward to seeing you both in Leeds.
Best wishes
Hazel x

Comment by Hazel, Sunderland on Friday, June 6, 2008

Hello Jane and Bill
So glad that you enjoyed your trip to Bermuda. You do get to some exotic places … Norway, Bermuda, Leeds …
There’s one thing I can’t understand, though; how do you do cross stitching whilst swimming? The pool looks so inviting that I’d have great difficulty in choosing which of the two to do!
Looking forward to seeing you both in Leeds.
Best wishes
Hazel x

Comment by Hazel, Sunderland on Friday, June 6, 2008

Oops, I thought I posted a comment the other day, but it seems to have disappeared. Well, here goes again:
Thank you for showing us the pictures and the report. What a place to be working! But you deserved it Jane, as you and Sue worked so hard again to make our Norway trip such a fantastic experience.
BW, Brigitte

Comment by Brigitte Gant on Friday, June 6, 2008

Oops, I thought I posted a comment the other day, but it seems to have disappeared. Well, here goes again:
Thank you for showing us the pictures and the report. What a place to be working! But you deserved it Jane, as you and Sue worked so hard again to make our Norway trip such a fantastic experience.
BW, Brigitte

Comment by Brigitte Gant on Friday, June 6, 2008

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