Jane's Jottings

Yet another new leaf!

I am so excited about the new web site which you will either be just discovering or will do so in the next few days. I do hope you like the new shopping experience – it will even shrink to fit tablets and smart phones..(This is apparently called optimized- Umm!) Just in case we have not gone live when you read this – I thought you would like to see an example of the new pages…………….

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I feel that I must now make it a Journal entry every month although time does seem to travel faster and faster and yet another month has gone. It is quite literally months since I wrote a post but what with Facebook and everything else, it has rather taken a back seat! I know that I have been more nervous about it writing these since a member took me to task about my grammar and spelling but Hey Ho – I think I will just throw caution to the winds.

We woke up this morning to a dusting of snow and it all looked so pretty – I have really got organised this year and have bird feeders around the garden and it has been a joy seeing who comes to visit.¬† The half coconuts when emptied by the birds, I have refilled with some of my bashed up mince pies from the freezer combined with breadcrumbs and chopped nuts – there really have been feuds over these…..

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Last weekend we went over to see the Rococo Gardens in Painswick near Stroud, Gloucestershire  where we had a chance to view the snowdrops. This garden, privately owned, is simply a jewel in the Cotswolds and the cafe is simply brilliant! My sister had joined us for the weekend and it was a perfect sunny but very cold day. I did miss my dear old dog РBumble would have loved the gardens and dogs are catered for in the cafe Рwater and some dog biscuits!


This 7 ft snowdrop by mosaic artist, Victoria Harrison is on show until the end of March.



I thought that you might like this little chart of a growing snowdrop which I discovered amongst my motifs. Feel free to stitch on any fabric of your choice although I think I would choose some unbleached linen – but then I would!¬† Issue 104 of Itch to Stitch will be posted next week with more patterns to tempt you. Happy stitching for the moment…..

Date posted: Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Comments (11)

Lovely post Jane. Thank you.

Comment by Sue on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your journal entries. Don’t worry about spelling or grammar – blame the auto-correct if need’s be!

Comment by Lesley Robertson on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Thank you for the lovely chart – I’ll enjoy stitching it on natural linen and turning it into a little key fob for a cupboard door.

Comment by Lynda K on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Snow drops beautiful! Keep on writing to us Jane your posts are a pleasure to read.

Comment by karen slater on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Hello Jane, I wish I was nearer and could visit the Painswick garden, lovely photos! Jean

Comment by Jean Skinner on Thursday, February 5, 2015

Ignore comments re grammar just be yourself we love you that way.
Keep up the good work,

Comment by Andrea Green on Sunday, February 8, 2015

What a Lovely flower image..Thank you so much..

Comment by Debra Robinson on Monday, February 9, 2015

Hi Jane
Thank you for the Snowdrop pattern. We have snowdrops in our garden, which were sold at Mereval Church.
Eunice x

Comment by Eunice Roberts on Monday, February 9, 2015

this is so sweet, thank you.

Comment by Angela Coles on Saturday, February 21, 2015

Dear Jane,

thank You for this sweet chart! I’ve stitched it:)

Greetings from Finland!

Comment by Maria on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Thank you for the beautiful pattern!!!

Comment by Timi on Thursday, April 2, 2015

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