Bill and I are taking a few days break and travelling to a village near Seville where our friends have a lovely house in an olive grove. We have been many times before and I am sure the very air is photogenic and the olive trees are inspirational! I expect some some Spanish wine will have to be tested…..
Here Bill is proving how tall he is!
When we get back, we will be posting your Issue 81 as soon as we can. Can you believe that today is the longest day and I have been designing Christmas initials for your Christmas Cracker! We will have the Christmas tree up for the next photoshoot and Issue 82 will be Christmassy! Ho Hum! Where does the year go?
Date posted: Monday, June 21, 2010
Last weekend, my sisters, brother and their partners joined Bill and me to lay my parents to rest. My father, Eric Fowler had been at sea all his working life and had spent many happy hours with my mother Patricia up in the Lake District. They spent long summers in this part of the country and had a sailing boat on this very lake. My parents ashes were combined and we took them on one of the lake steamers, lowered them in to the middle of the lake and then drank champagne – the sun shone and the scenery looked simply wonderful. After we landed, we danced to their favourite music on the wooden jetty and then out to dinner for the evening. A lovely ending!
Date posted: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
A parcel goes to Doreen Wray – Leeds, Rosemary Gainsborough – Somerset
Cecilia Ockleford – Essex and Helen Midgely – Cleckheaton
Date posted: Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tansy Stitcher’s Trio
This pretty new stitcher’s project is featured as a result of my last group of stitchers who came to Pinks Barn for a weekend class. This super group work the etui section of the trio, initially as a band sampler. You can see from the picture below, that as a band sampler it is very attractive – I was really pleased with the colour combinations and it is quite a challenging piece as it includes 25 different stitches or techniques.
A view of the unfolded etui
My weekend group of stitchers tested the chart and the colours and a great time was had by all! I have since lined the etui with vintage silk, added the button band, the pin keep and the scissor chateliane.
Inside the fold etui showing the buttoned needleband
Available now as a complete kit including pre-sorted threads, linen, scissor charm, vintage silk. buttons and needle band. Go to Kits and Charts/ Special Linen Collection and scroll down the page.
Date posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2010
New Magnetic Needle Holders
The latest in our range of needle holders – little dragons. Hand crafted here in the Cotswolds, these little creatures are made from resin and are treated to look like ivory or mahogany. The strong magnet embedded inside each little creature makes them an ideal stitcher’s companion. Go to Tools and Accessories for more details
Back Issues of Stitch That
At last, I have added the stock of back issues of Stitch That magazines to the web site. If you are a member of the CSG you can order back issues whilst we still have them in stock. We have copies as far back as Issue 66!
I am working on some more new items and will let you have a sneak preview later. Happy stitching!
Date posted: Monday, June 7, 2010