Jane's Jottings

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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Subscription notes

Subscription Gift
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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Subscription by Direct Debit
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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