November 2nd, 2010
I promised you some pictures of Umbria so I have selected these and kept a few up my sleeve – they will appear later when I have decided on some new designs. The picture above shows the real advantages of living a long way up a hill. You can see the mist is still hanging in the valleys and we had just had lunch in the sunshine.
We had a trip out in to the countryside and found this little hill top village and it really did look like this! Quite beautiful but very quiet.
This poor ‘ole fella was one of many such signs hanging outside the butchers shops. Wild boar are very plentiful and sadly a bit of a pest in Umbria. I might also add that they are delicious to eat. Ho Hum!
Bill and I have been comparing diaries and we have started adding things for 2011 so do keep an eye on the Events page on this web site. I have added two more classes here at Pinks Barn and have updated the Show dates for the first half of the year.
Photography for Issue 83 is booked for next week so we should be posting one more issue of Stitch That before Christmas- and then another year has passed……. I have been designing all sorts of new things over the past few weeks and I will let you see them very shortly. This burst of activity is largely due to my new PA, Sarah who comes in with a new idea most days! I have told her to stop until the current ones are in production – my brain is begining to hurt…..
October 25th, 2010
Bill and I had a lovely trip to Umbria and I am going to unpack and do the washing before getting down to work. I am not sure where to start – my head is full of ideas and I dare not start drawing now or there will be no clean shirts and no supper.
Back with pictures shortly
October 18th, 2010
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What a week! It has been really busy. I know I said I would put up pictures of our stand days ago, but this is the first chance I have had! I have been invaded by Americans, unpacked the show, started packing for the next one, completed the designing for Issue 83, planned a new rage of Biscornu, bought a gorgeous winter jacket and Bill and I leave for Italy in the early hours of Wednesday morning. I do know that we are doing too much but while you can – you must.
My American Invasion
These lovely girls drove all the way from London for an hour or so at Pinks Barn. We had tea and a chat and off they went again. I suggested a bit of a circular tour of the Cotswolds and away they went!
Yesterday, Bill (oh, you must be the husband), Sarah my incredible new PA and I went to the first showing of the Sampler Exhibition at Witney Antiques. I had to be dragged away – the band samplers were to die for. I might add that my favourite example had been sold by 2.30pm to a CSG Member. Grrrr!
October 12th, 2010
What can I say to you all? We had a marvellous show- lots of people came for a Taster Class and many joined the CSG for the first time. Our stand, even tho’ I say it myself, looked lovely and I felt quite puffed up about it. Usual nerves on the first morning but we had the best first day in history!
As often happens after an event like this, I am now really excited and have a head full of ideas. It is almost as if I have to keep a lid on my ideas box in my head until after the show but it pops of immediately we get back to Pinks Barn- just like a jack in a box!! The problem is that I have to sort the stock and put everything away before I am allowed to sit at my computer. Grrrr!
I will put up some pictures of the show later today if I am allowed back at my desk. Have a lovely week and hopefully we will meet up again soon
Happy, happy stitching!
October 2nd, 2010
I am so excited about this – The team at Iconnet have been nagging about an E-Brochure for over a year and have finally persuaded me that it is the way forward. I must admit to being bowled over when I saw the completed brochure for the first time. You just click on the bottom corner of the page and it turns just like a book and you can even hear the page turning!
Contents…If you click on the contents button you can have thumbnails of all the pages down the side of your screen and can click between the pages. And you can click straight through to the shop! Whatever next?
Turn the page…
This is so clever but I know that some of you will still prefer to have a paper version which have arrived and I am posting the first few mail sacks on Monday. Just let me know if you want one posting. We do have tocharge postage when posting outside the UK. I will addthe apper version to the shop later today,
On Wednesday Bill and I are going up to set up for Ali Pali – The Knitting and Stitching Show which opens to the public on the 7th October. Hope to see you there…..