Jane's Jottings

Off to Harrogate in the morning!

After all my good resolutions, the past few weeks have just flown by and I have hardly had time to think so many apologies for not keeping in touch.I am taking a break from Create and Craft TV until after Christmas so that I can design, stitch and so on……

I have so much to tell you and when I have learnt how to use my iPad I will be able to do this from the show in Harrogate!

The phone app is up there and is marvellous -lots more about this next week when we are back from Knitting & Stitching. The links you need are as follows:





We have taken delivery of my Hardanger for the Horrified enhanced ebook so again more of the next week……

Must go to bed now as off in the van first thing.

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Date posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Back from Italy and off to Scotland!


High View of Florence

Bill and I had just under a week in Italy last month and had a really good time. The first part of the trip was a couple of days in Florence and it was really blissful. We took the city tour on the open topped bus and climbed above the city to San Miniato al Monte I took the picture shown above from the terrace below this wonderful old church – it must be close to heaven up in the hills overlooking the city of Florence.


One of the most famous sites is the Ponte Vecchio, one of the bridges crossing the Arno – very much a tourist destination but still an unforgettable place. I might add the the two vast ice creams purchased nearby were also unforgettable both in delight and in the cost!

I will be in touch again shortly after our Scottish weekend- off tomorrow at 8.30am

Happy stitching Jane

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Date posted: Thursday, November 3, 2011

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Wonderful trip to Italy- now back to work

Hi everyone,

I am at my desk ploughing through my post and thinking warm and fluffy thoughts about Italy…..I will load some pics tomorrow and am going to design my Italian Collection this week.

Back on Create and Craft TV on Saturday 29th October and it is allĀ  on Freeview…….

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Date posted: Monday, October 24, 2011

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Lovely old map sampler…….

I have been sooo good this week! not only am I sticking to a diet ( Grrrr) but I resisted the temptation to buy a map sampler at the Antique & Collectors Fair in Cirencester today! It was very nice and I thought long and hard but I did not do it…

As I mentioned a few days ago, I bought some embroideries ( 3) in Berlin and now I need to earn some money and stop spending it! ( Ho Hum! I wonder who said that!)

I am going to sit down tonight and ignore the packing for the Knitting and Stitching Show and draw the border from this old sampler from memory (or one a bit like it) and put something else inside it…. More of that anon.

Have a lovely weekend – we will talk soon

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Date posted: Friday, September 30, 2011

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