Jane's Jottings

Inspired by Grapes

inspired-by-grapes.jpg* One of the projects in the next edition of Stitch That! *This design is really a steal from a set of pictures that were on the wall in a small vineyard in Spain. Many of you will remember that Bill & I spent some time with our friends on their olive farm near Seville (Issue 61 Stitch That). During the long weekend, we were invited to visit a small organic vineyard, wander through the vines, and have lunch where a considerable amount of wine was “tasted” This project was the result of that glorious day! See pages 34-37 for more detail and instructions.Stitch That! with Jane Greenoff is the members only magazine with exclusive projects and charts/patterns (5 issues per year). Not a member of the CSG? Join now.

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Date posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2008

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Love Always Patchwork Sampler

love-always-patchwork.jpg* One of the projects in the next edition of Stitch That! *This project was inspired by a sampler I spotted whilst visiting The Spirit of Christmas Show at Olympia (Homes & Gardens magazine) last year. The original sampler was framed in a limed oak frame and was made up of stitched pieces and sections from an old damask quilt. It also cost £350! I thought it was charming but just too much money. I came home and drew out the idea that evening and here you see the end result. I just love it!Stitch That! with Jane Greenoff is the members only magazine with exclusive projects and charts/patterns (5 issues per year). Not a member of the CSG? Join now.

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Date posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2008

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Anemone Band Sampler

anemone.jpg* One of the projects in the next edition of Stitch That! *We know that these little narrow band samplers are very popular as I have seen many completed. I think stitchers like the idea of learning lots of new techniques, but if you loathe a particular stitch there will not be many of them to do. This design will need to be stitched on evenweave fabric as you cannot create some of these stitches on Aida.Stitch That! with Jane Greenoff is the members only magazine with exclusive projects and charts/patterns (5 issues per year). Not a member of the CSG? Join now.

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Date posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2008

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New Stitcher’s Treat to be to the Stitchers Market very soon!

Project CaseThis attractive and very useful Project Case is made from 28-count linen evenweave and is fully lined and includes a needle band, thread rings and a pair of gold plated chatelaine scissors. The case will hold copies of Stitch That and a folded project fastens with a goya shell button.Keep checking Jane’s Journal and the Stitchers Market for updates.

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Date posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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A quick note about the postal arrangements for your resub gifts as we have had a couple of people query the way the parcel has arrived. Since the beginning of charging by proportion by the Royal Mail, we have discovered that if we pack the needle box in two pieces with the scissors under the foam, it costs 48 pence to post. If we post the box complete, it becomes packet rather than a letter which I know looks nice when you open it but costs over £1.00 in stamps! I am sure you appreciate that if we do this, it would costs the CSG in excess of £5000 a year!

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To those of you who completed Direct Debit forms last month (and there were hundreds of you) a big thank you from Bill Greenoff who would love even more of you to maintain your Membership this way as it keeps costs down, reduces paperwork and phone bills! He has decided to keep the offer open to all Members (new & old) until the end of April so if you set up a new Direct Debit for your subscription, I will send you a CSG badge and you save £2.00! If you need a DD form I can email this to you.

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Date posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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