Jane's Jottings

Bill and I are off to Spain…..


The olive farm in Constantina

We are joining our wine tasting friends at a beautiful olive farm in the Sierra Norte about an hour from Seville and I know I am gloating! Boy ! Do we need a few days to collect ourselves and I will be taking stitching with me……


Perhaps Bill will play guitar


Hopefully this will not happen!

I shall be taking my camera with me again and you never know what may be created as a result of the visit – an olive sampler perhaps…….

Will be back in touch next week  Ola!

Happy stitching Jane

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Date posted: Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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Photography for Issue 86

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The front cover of Issue 86 Stitch That

I spent yesterday playing stylist and props person whilst Paul from Viewpoint took all the photos for your next issue of Stitch That. We had such a nice day but you would not have recognised Pinks Barn! What a muddle….. We make little sets in various parts of the house looking for a certain feel to the pictures. That means that things are borrowed from other rooms and furniture is moved about to make room for all the lights and power packs and other things that seem essential. Bill arrived home to complete chaos at 6pm and we had started photography at 8.30 in the morning. Anyway, this means you should have Issue 86 this month and we might even be on schedule for the September issue to be in September……Ho Hum…

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Date posted: Friday, July 1, 2011

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Great day at Create & Craft TV

I spent yesterday at the Studios at Create & Craft TV and had a lovely day. It is about a three hour drive from home and you have to be on site 2 hours before your programme is scheduled. I always do two hour long shows when I have travelled that far so it is quite a long day. Still I have my new car (not new but you know what I mean) and I had my Ipod so that I could sing along! I am not allowed to do that normally – even the dogs complain when I sing!

It is taking time to get the programmes right – they are live and the hour goes so quickly – obviously the presenters have to please two elements – the sales department and my desire to chat and stitch- I think we are getting there….. I am back in July – 18th and 27th July – times to be confirmed

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Date posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011

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News about our Sampler trip and more


Maggies class at Pinks Barn

As you can see many of the usual suspects are to be seen sitting around the table in the conservatory stitching and chatting – a lovely time was had by all.  This was an event to raise money for Maggies, our CSG charity and it was a lovely relaxing day. My next class (2nd July) is full  and the projec is a counted tile on linen . We do also have lunch with some wine and  a certain amount of fun!

Our Special Sampler Mini-Tour

If you have not caught up with this as yet, the details are on our Events page and will be included in your Stitch That Issue 86 due shortly. This trip has become more exciting  as we have been granted a special viewing of some of the 17th century samplers and other embroideries. This is something I have wanted to do for years so I am thrilled to bits. I am planning a fiendish piece of stitching for you to do during our evening classes so your time will be fully engaged!

I have recently had a meeting with Rainer Steinman, the Sales Director of Zweigart & Sawitski (the linen people)  and I have to admit to spending a small fortune with him yet again. I will be photographing the fabrics and adding them to the shop very shortly.

Happy Stitching till we speak again

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Date posted: Monday, June 20, 2011

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Louise is home and we are back to normal!

What ever normal is in the Greenoff household! Lou obviously had a marvellous trip and I will share some of her pictures with you shortly – The ones where she is cuddling a four year old tiger are fairly startling…..

James and his wife, Starly came for a roast supper on Friday and we had a great family evening with lots of wine and laughter. The following day, James was let loose with his camera and took some pictures of the dogs that I felt I should share with you.He also took some lovely pictures of the roses in the garden and I shall share those with you in the next Stitch That!

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Biggles Smiling!

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Bumble pretending to disapprove

and then look what happened!

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Bumble proving that grooming Beardies is a waste of time!

Today I am back at my desk and ignoring the havoc in the house. I am trying to concentrate  on the work ahead of me. I am almost finished Issue 86 of Stitch That and am probably half way through my Hardanger book so I had better get on with it and stop chatting to you..

Will talk again shortly


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Date posted: Sunday, June 5, 2011

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