Jane's Jottings

Hardanger at Pink’s Barn and in Norway

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On Saturday 26th April, Sue Hawkins and I are off to Norway with our coach load of stitching ladies and a few long suffering husbands – The phone will be manned at HQ but it may a bit patchy this week. Apologies for that.Whilst away, Sue and I will be putting plans together for next year’s stitching holiday so keep on eye on these pages as you will see it here first.I thought you would like to see proof that we have a lovely time when we have a stitching day at Pink’s Barn- The sun shone and we worked a Hardanger project – I was getting in to practice for Saturday! A lovely day was had by all – I know some of the group stayed locally and continued to enjoy their weekend treat!

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Date posted: Thursday, April 24, 2008

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The Enchanted Forest

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,br />* One of the projects in the next edition of Stitch That! – to be posted on Monday the 7th April. *The name for this project came from the wonderful floodlit woodland walks held at Westonbirt Arboretum during the winter months. I was always fascinated by the stories of Hansel and Gretel and the ideas of a gingerbread house with a wicked witch! This project may be worked on linen or Aida as there are few fractional stitches.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: Thursday, April 3, 2008

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Beaded Strawberry Chatelaine from Sue Hawkins

strawberry-chatelaine.jpg* One of the projects in the next edition of Stitch That!  *Sue Hawkins is so clever at making up pretty stitchers items and I was really pleased with this project. You could of course work the design in cross stitch f preferred.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: Thursday, April 3, 2008

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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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