Jane's Jottings

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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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New CSG web site

This has taken a long time to get here but it was worth it! The technology on the internet has changed so much in the ten years since we first launched our site but I must admit I am very proud of the new one. I am very grateful to James, Ben and Amos at Icon.net who have worked so hard to make the new site so lovely to look at and so clever……. We are still working on various aspects of the site, particularly the Forum, so plenty of feedback please.

www.thecrossstitchguild.com

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Date posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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Update April 08

Since I was last in touch, Bill and I have been at the Stitch and Craft Show at Olympia in London. As I write this, I am still not sure which way is up! We had such a busy show and it was great to meet so many members and fellow stitchers, all so enthusiastic and there was such a lovely buzz. A lovely feeling………but I am running a little late! We are planning to send Members’ Stitch That magazines on 6th April – with Easter so early this year, I am afraid I have not quite kept to the schedule but I am still hoping to be back on schedule for Issue 71 in May!

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Date posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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Sewing for Pleasure Exhibition

sewing-for-pleasure-11.jpgIt was lovely to meet so many of you, whilst exhibiting at Sewing for Pleasure at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham (England). It is nine years since we have been at this show – in the past it clashed with another fair which made our attendance impossible. This time, we held an Itch to Stitch event, and I cannot tell you how many French knots were created amongst much laughter!sewing-for-pleasure-3.jpgsewing-for-pleasure-5.jpgIt was a great event and Bill & I are very grateful to our two teachers, Carol Weighill and Janet Simpson for their patience and good humour! I hope to see many many more of you in the next few weeks as we will be setting up at Stitch & Craft at Olympia (London) on 26th March and we will do it all again. For information about the show go to www.twistedthread.com for details.

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Date posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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Welcome to the new Jane’s Journal

Welcome to the brand new all singing, all dancing ‘Jane’s Journal’ –I hope you like the new format as much as we do at HQ. I am going to be updating the journal a lot more from now on and this is the place to look to keep up to date with happening here at CSG HQ. For those of you new to the Cross Stitch Guild, headquarters is here at Pinks Barn in Fairford, England. This is where the work goes on behind the scenes and where I do my designing and stitching.

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Date posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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