Jane's Jottings

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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Jane Greenoff writes…

liberty-needlework-department1.jpgAs I am sure you realise, I have spent the last few weeks working on the new web site and designing and stitching projects for the next copy of Stitch That (due to be posted at the end of March) so I have been a bit pushed for time! It was actually relaxing to go by Oxford Tube to London to visit the Needlework Buyer at Liberty.liberty-of-london.JPGAt least I was doing one thing at a time! I have been continuously supplying Liberty for over 24 years – difficult to believe. I can remember my first visit as if it were yesterday. I was travelling through London from my home here in Gloucestershire to Kent with the intention of surprising my father on his 60th Birthday. I had made an appointment with Amanda Sherwin, the needlework buyer, telling her that I could spare her a few minutes between changing railway stations! I am still amazed that she agreed to see me. I had to do all this without mentioning my visit to my husband who was very nervous about dealing with large London stores.I remember arriving and the lovely scent as I walked through the gorgeous shop, the atmosphere and the feeling of butterflies in my tummy! I told myself that I was just going to see behind the door marked private! That was the beginning of my long and very happy relationship with this lovely shop.Keep an eye on my Journal for events involving Liberty later in the year.

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Date posted: Monday, March 10, 2008

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Pearl Wedding Anniversary

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I thought you would like to see this picture. Bill and I are holding a stitched card and envelope! One of our Cross Stitch Guild members, Hazel Anderson sent this in time for our Pearl Wedding Anniversary.  When I opened the post box, I thought some stitching had fallen out of an envelope. You can imagine my amazement when I realised that the stitched envelope actually was stamped and had come through the post! Many thanks to Hazel and is she going to start a trend?

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Date posted: Monday, March 10, 2008

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