Jane's Jottings

Issue 77 Stitch That is out!

Bill, my husband and I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Russia – you will see more of this in later issues of our magazine, Stitch That. I am designing and scribbling about the trip as I write. Issue 77  has been mailed and should be with you shortly – some of you have already been in touch so I know it is out there.

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Faux Ivory Magnetic Needle Token

We have been busy sourcing new things for this autumn and I think we have found yet another winner! Our Faux Ivory Magnetic Needle Tokens are ready at last! You have no idea how many types of magnets are available and how complicated it gets. Hand crafted for us here in Gloucestershire, these attractive and practical Tokens have a magnet embedded inside and can be worn as a brooch or attached to your frame or chart board and then you can pop your needle on the surface for safekeeping. We have six designs available now with at least three more in the pipeline.

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Token holding scissors in place

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Using the rear magnet to hold as a brooch

I thought those of you who have not as yet succumbed to Membership might like to see snippets of what is on offer this time. Every issue of Stitch That includes new designs with colour pictures and clear computer originated charts and it is sent to Members of the CSG five times a year.

Bird and strawberry chatelaine

Strawberry & Little Bird Chatelaine

This project includes a pinkeep, needlecase and scissor holder all tied together with a strip of linen band. Full stitching, making up and hemstitch instructions are  included

Welcome

Christmas Welcome Door Hanger

Created from a complete set of initials included in this issue – large initials are always very popular with our Members who create amazing personal projects. This set of letters have been combined with holly and Christmas roses to create very festive effect

Borders Band

Beautiful Borders Band Sampler

This long band sampler is stitched on linen aida and has a few additional counted stitches to add interest and texture to the design. After months of the very challenging Silverwood Sampler, I felt it was time to tackle a band sampler with less taxing techniques.

Date posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Comments

Comments (2)

Hello Jane and Bill

Wow! I’ve just been leafing through my new copy of “Stitch That!” and, as usual, there are sooo many wonderful projects and articles. I particularly love the snow-covered letters, and will definitely be stitching some (if not all) of them!

Both Mum and I had a great time seeing what Brenda has been up to, and we loved her variations on the band sampler.

We look forward to hearing about your trip to Russia, which is somewhere I’ve always fancied going to, but doubt that I shall ever do so. A Russian alphabet would be interesting to stitch.

Anyway, it’s cold and dark now (sigh), so I’m going to bed to do some stitching. It might keep my mind off the gale-force winds which have been peeling off the roof tiles with impunity during the day!

Best wishes

Hazel xx

PS Keep the cones on a high shelf or in a locked cupboard, well away from Biggles. Maybe he just likes his “greens”!

Comment by Hazel Anderson on Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hello Jane and Bill

Wow! I’ve just been leafing through my new copy of “Stitch That!” and, as usual, there are sooo many wonderful projects and articles. I particularly love the snow-covered letters, and will definitely be stitching some (if not all) of them!

Both Mum and I had a great time seeing what Brenda has been up to, and we loved her variations on the band sampler.

We look forward to hearing about your trip to Russia, which is somewhere I’ve always fancied going to, but doubt that I shall ever do so. A Russian alphabet would be interesting to stitch.

Anyway, it’s cold and dark now (sigh), so I’m going to bed to do some stitching. It might keep my mind off the gale-force winds which have been peeling off the roof tiles with impunity during the day!

Best wishes

Hazel xx

PS Keep the cones on a high shelf or in a locked cupboard, well away from Biggles. Maybe he just likes his “greens”!

Comment by Hazel Anderson on Saturday, October 3, 2009

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