Jane's Jottings

Here I am again!

I am sorry I have been missing without leave over the past few weeks. It is so wonderfully busy that I have had to be very focused indeed. This weekend was my last planned linen class here at Pinks Barn and I am now surfacing from under all the paper and bits of thread and beads…… I actually found stranded thread (floss) in my bed this morning! I do not stitch in my sleep but I certainly dream about this absorbing so called hobby (should I say addiction)


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Stitch & Craft, Olympia London

We were certainly caught napping at Stitch and Craft at Olympiait was absolutely heaving and I had thought we would have enough stock for Sewing for Pleasure in BirminghamHo Hum This lead to two days of frantic kit and product packing! Congratulations to Twisted Thread, the organisers of the event.

So all the news…..

I am completing Issue 85 of Stitch That and it will be with the printer shortly. This time, it is a bumper edition of charts and motif libraries with pages and pages of charted bits and pieces for you to stitch when not weeding your garden.  By popular demand, I have included another set of decorated intials for you to use for gift cards and other projects. The Butterfly Initials are charted in colour and black & white symbols and may be stitched on linen or aida fabric

Create and Craft Television Sky 671, Freeview 36 and Freesat 813

Since we last spoke, I have finalised the arrangements for my appearances on this dedicated craft channel. My first viewing will be at 4pm on Easter Saturday and I have just heard that the programme will be on Freeview as well as Sky. If you access to neither you can still watch this on your computer! The wonders of modern science…… Go to  Create and Craft TV and click on watch live and I will be there! The next is the series will be at 2pm on 19th May.

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Malcolm and our marvellous coach

German Gems

Shortly we will be going on our annual stitching holiday – this year it is called German Gems  and we will be visiting linen and thread factories as well as wine tasting. It is hoped that in 2012 we will be going to   Norway again. Keep an eye on the Events page for that is where the info will go first.

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Butterfly Needle Fold

As I mentioned, last weekend was my last planned class here at Pinks Barn although we have our Maggies Day later in the year. I am sorting more dates as we speak and will try to add them shortly.The project from last weekend turned in to the Butterfly Garden Needle Fold which is now available as a complete kit – Go to Special Linen

Date posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011

Comments

Comments (6)

Hurray! Something really interesting to watch on Create and Craft.

Good luck for the shows.

Comment by Sheila Wiilson on Friday, April 15, 2011

Hurray! Something really interesting to watch on Create and Craft.

Good luck for the shows.

Comment by Sheila Wiilson on Friday, April 15, 2011

Would you please put my name on the list for Norway. 2012 should be safe from increase of grandchildren.

Comment by Brigitte Gant on Saturday, April 16, 2011

Would you please put my name on the list for Norway. 2012 should be safe from increase of grandchildren.

Comment by Brigitte Gant on Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hi Jane,

Thank you for the lovely day on Saturday.Op scheduled for Monday.

Fi .

Comment by Fiona Dunbar on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hi Jane,

Thank you for the lovely day on Saturday.Op scheduled for Monday.

Fi .

Comment by Fiona Dunbar on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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