Jane's Jottings

Packing for Bermuda


The Yellow Rose Tote Bag


Two Little Samplers


I had hoped to get the next copy of Stitch That to the printers before I left for the trip but that is looking unlikely at the moment. I will therefore be posting out Issue 71 about the 2nd week of June, a few days later than hoped. I will endeavour to include some pictures here of the envelope stuffing ceremony and you can see the new member of our team – the wonderful Sarah! More of that when I come back from this working trip to Bermuda!Well, someone has to do it……

I thought you would like to have a sneak preview of some of the projects in the next copy of Stitch That– the two little samplers above are worked on different fabric using a variety of stitches and the teddy is called Tealeaf.

The Yellow Rose Tote Bag may be worked as a picture or made in to the bag as illustrated above- Members will be able to send for the ready-made bag if preferred.

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Date posted: Sunday, May 25, 2008

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Bumble helps out at a Linen Class

bumble-and-jane.jpgBumble is always much in evidence when I have Linen Classes here at Pinks Barn and this picture was taken by one of our regular visitors and CSG Member, Gill Grand, who insists of bringing him tasty treats to eat – perhaps the less about that the better! Understandably, Bumble thinks she is just the best stitcher of all!

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Date posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008

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Project Case and Tote Bag


At last!We have developed a Linen Tote Bag which measures 14 x 17 inches and the linen band handles will slip over your shoulder. The bags are made from Danish 20-count linen evenweave with 28-count linen band handles so that you can stitch all over them if you want to! You will find them in Tools and Accessories then Bits & Bobs in the Online Shop


The Stitcher’s Project Case is now available in the Stitchers Market, also under Bits and Bobs – I am sorry I have taken so long to catch up with your comments about this. The new version has a linen lining and is split inside to make stitching the outside of the bag easier to manage.


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Date posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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Off To Bermuda!


I know that I have only just got back from our Norway trip, but Bill and I leave for Bermuda on Tuesday 27th May for a week. I have been asked to go and teach for four days – I am absolutely thrilled to have this opportunity and will take lots of pictures so that I can prove to you that it is not just another holiday! The Bermuda Guild of Stitchery asked me about overseas teaching last year and I cannot believe it has come true. I am giving linen classes, one for the novice and one as a Masterclass. For those of you not able to join me in Bermuda, I thought you would like to see one of the projects I am using for the Masterclass. It is a Pocket Sampler or Heirloom Hussif and is worked on hand dyed linen in stranded cottons (floss) and hand painted silk.

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Date posted: Monday, May 19, 2008

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