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Flowery Mead properly photographed!

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The Flowery Mead

Yesterday, Paul from Viewpoint was here at Pinks Barn taking photographs for our next copy of Stitch That  and we took a new photograph of The Flowery Mead. I had taken a happy snap of the worked piece but Paul sorted me out yesterday. What an improvement……

I will add some pictures from Stitch That that very shortly – I think it is a very pretty issue. Now I must get packed up for my TV day tomorrow – it is about a three hour drive and I need to have my wits about me that day…. Early night tonight

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Date posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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Create and Craft TV on Wednesday 24th August

I am back up to the Create and Craft TV studios in Peterborough on Wednesday for another couple of hours Cross Stitch with Jane Greenoff. With any luck, I am going to be on Freeview for both programmes which go out live. I am hoping to show how to cut Hardanger embroidery. See you then

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Date posted: Sunday, August 21, 2011

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Stolen Flower Book!

Hi All,

Thank you for all your messages of support and threats on the thief. Someone’s ears must be burning….

One of most active members, Jane Herbert is co-ordinating a replacement book for me, hopefully in time for Ali Pali. She has allowed me to print her email address which is  herbert-jane@tiscali.co.uk

If you would like to contribute to the stitching please give her a shout – I can provide materials etc.

I must admit to coming the closest ever to calling it a day on Friday night  but I have calmed down a bit now –

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Date posted: Monday, August 15, 2011

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Another stitched model stolen!

I have been up at the Festival of Quilts and cannot believe it!

Someone has taken my worked model of the Flower Book! The whole thing…….All those hours of work…………

First time I have burst in to tears at a show………………Who ever you are – you cannot even imagine the punishments I have thought up over the past few hours – 100s of hours of stitching and caring and you just helped yourself – What must it be like to be the person you are…………….

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Date posted: Friday, August 12, 2011

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Packing for FOQ and news of Flowery Mead


The packing has started!


It is at this point you wonder why you do it!

I am off to the NEC at Birmingham (England) on Wednesday morning to set up for the Festival of Quilts – probably one off the most beautiful of the consummer shows held inthe UK.  I am not a quilter (I dare not start another hobby!) but many of my customers are able to multitask and look for me at this event.


The  Flowery Mead

One of the new designs ready to display is  The Flowery Mead – finished at last! This started life only half the finished length and for a day class here at Pinks Barn – and like Topsy it just grew. Those of you who started this project with me earlier in the year should receive your updated charts etc over the next few days. If you don’t just email me and I will post when I get back from the NEC.

1 A detail from the sampler

The Flowery Mead is now available as a complete kit including the charms, buttons and hand dyed threads. The design when completed is 21 inches long excluding the optional hem

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Date posted: Monday, August 8, 2011

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