Jane's Jottings

The Ivory Tower is Ready!

Now that the Cross Stitch Guild has moved up to Warrington, I have been working hard here at Pinks Barn creating a new space for just me! I have completely filled a skip with all sorts of stuff now that my old building is being converted back in to a garage.  As many of you know, I am remaining on the CSG team as a designer so I needed to create a special space in the house that would be inspirational and even more important – warm and cosy!


This is how it looks this evening

The pictures of samplers on the sloping ceiling are inspiring but also stop me hitting my head on the slope which has happened quite a lot this week. My room faces west and overlooks my neighbours lovely garden so I am simply in heaven. This space is actually a little  area off one of the guest bedrooms so I will have to keep things  a bit more tidy!

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My new cotton cupboard

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A project for the CSG Magazine in March

This afternoon, I was working on some tiny one over one thread stitching on this pretty sampler which will be published in March in our CSG members’ magazine. You will notice that I am working on a frame – this is a very rare occurrence as I prefer to work loose in my hand. I am, in fact, adding some cross stitches worked over one fabric thread and I find it easier to see when supported by the frame. The frame is one of Sue Hawkin’s padded frames and is ideal for me as I can just pin the embroidery in place and can whip it off again when sorted. I use it working on the desk weighted by a co-ordinated sandbag (also supplied by Sue).

This design called And with my needle is worked on 28-count Cashel linen in Madeira stranded cotton (floss). More about this will follow…




Date posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017


Comments (2)

Ivory tower looks fab! What a lovely place to work.
Fully sympathised with your feelings re the move & losing your stash – it’s been a ‘comfort blanket’ for so many years!
I’ll def miss the Pinks days but life has to move on.
Lots of luck to you & Andrea for the new phase in your lives.
Jane xx

Thank you my dear……I am glad you like it.

Comment by Jane Herbert on Monday, January 16, 2017

This lovely project will make your magazine pages shortly – We keep finding new things to show you!

Comment by fowlerjane on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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