November 23rd, 2010

Our Stitching Holiday!!

Just a reminder to all our travellers on the German Gems trip – we have just heard that  the Royal Wedding will be on the day before.

We leave from London at about 11am – if you are planning to stay in London the night before, please book accomodation now!!

November 18th, 2010

Our weekend at Bradford and more…..

Bradford 1


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Bradford 2

Together We Stitch – Hilton Hotel in Bradford

We had a lovely time at the Hilton in Bradford- thirty guests for the weekend and numerous day ladies for the Saturday. Our room was lovely and spacious and had plenty of daylight. Lots of stitching completed and shopping done! I am working on some more venues for 2011 – keep an eye on Events and Classes

Whistle Stop Trip to Norway

Bill and I have just spent a couple of days in Norway and we managed to fit everything in to the two days including a visit to the Ullensvang Hotel in Loftus. The trip was partly to research my new CD Book Hardanger for the Horrified and also to talk to the hotel about another trip to Norway in 2012. We may have some good news…….

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This time next week will be on my way to Lincs for the weekend and will see you on Sat ...

Latest comment by: Monica Langstaff on 19-11-2010 at 11:47:50

November 4th, 2010

New Festive Rustic Houses


Festive Rustic Houses

It all started when I saw these little rusty house tree decorations and thought I would like to have stitched versions. I have come up with six traditional Christmas ideas which are worked on linen and then attached as a frayed patch. The centre motif is worked over one fabric thread and the the border over two threads.


The Christmas Pudding as a Gift Tag

The packs include enough fabric and thread for you to work both sides of the house if you want to hang these from your tree. You can find more details of my Festive Rustic Houses on the web site in Small Cross Stitch Kits. Happy stitching till we speak again.

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They are gorgeous Jane - well done you ......................

Latest comment by: Fiona on 4-11-2010 at 14:32:32

November 2nd, 2010

More classes added to our Events page


Near Izzalini

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…..

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Oh dear - what a pity about the roast - beans on toast again??!! Still I bet the company was ...

Latest comment by: jane herbert on 3-11-2010 at 09:15:12

October 25th, 2010

Back in the Uk and surrounded by paper

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

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Glad you had a good time though and thank you for the aida - it arrived safe and well. You ...

Latest comment by: Fiona on 25-10-2010 at 16:54:30