Back to normal, whatever that might be!
Our growing Beautiful Band from Issue 74
I must admit that the first quarter of this year has been difficult to say the least. As many of you know, we were terribly late with both our Design and Pattern Book and the last issue of Stitch That because our graphic and computer clever person was away for a month. I have explained to him that he is indispensible and not to do it again! In the middle of all this, my broadband was cut off because we found ourselves in the the middle of a row between Tiscali and 186K – we don’t even get our service from them. The Phone Coop and I have had some very frank and meaningful discussions! Bill rang them at the beginning of Lent and reminded them that I had been in the wilderness longer than Christ and he would be driving to Chipping Norton to see them!
We are still awaiting the compensation offer which is being discussed. I do not think I will ever forgive them for leaving me without my broadband connection for three months- I know that you all read the updates and keep an eye on the shop and it looks so bad when date sensitive things are left on the site and the shop is not updated. Now we are attempting to catch up on the web site and Issue 75 of Stitch That. Photography was done yesterday and the completed issue will be sent out to Members very soon. I will make sure that whenever your Membership ends, you will still receive the correct number of magazines. I am calling Issue 75 my Anniversary Issue – It is 25 years ago this month that I discovered cross stitch and our lives were never the same again. Even our children refer to BC as Before Cross Stitch!
About Issue 74 – without the use of broadband I could not add pictures to the web site so I am including a few images now and will add the pictures from Issue 75 shortly.The picture below shows the latest addition (Hardanger section) to the long thin linen band sampler we are working- and have been doing so for what seems like years! You can buy the linen band for this project from the shop if you want to start your own version.
Berlin Chart Pack
Issue 74 of Stitch That included a strong Berlin pattern theme throughout so I have added a Berlin Chart Pack to the shop in our Charted Originals section.
We have also added a new set of Bell Pull Ends. Our Tulip ends have been hand crafted from Art Deco curtain filials and are on a larger scale to our pineapples and acorns. As before, you can trim the 12inch wooden rod to fit or add a longer rod if you so wish. These will hold a large project as they are more robust. You will find them in Bits and Bobs
William Morris Project Cases
We have added our linen union project cases to Lovely Linen Stuff – please allow ten days for these to arrive as they are made in batches and we can hardly keep up with them! You can select the fabric of your choice when you go to the page in the shop. Each one is slightly different but all have three small packets, one large pocket, ten brass rings. needle band and scissors attached to a tape. It closes with a goya button.
Date posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2009