April 9th, 2010
I am afraid we are still having a few issues with our new database/website. If you find that you have a problem getting in to the Member’s Studio, I am sorry! The most likely reason is that you have a four letter surname! This seems to trip the computer every time.
We are on the case and I am hunting the culprit as I write!
I am now away from my desk till 17th April as I am on our stitching holiday- I can hear your teeth grinding from here. Maybe you can come with us next year when we are planning to visit the Madeira factory and going to a weaving museum in Switzerland. More about this anon.
April 8th, 2010
Our booth at Olympia before customers!
Our teacher Janet Simpson and cutting Hardanger again……
What an amazing Spring we are having! After two very successful shows at Olympia and then at the NEC in Birmingham I have (1odays later) managed to catch up with paper work and start to prepare for our CSG Stitching Holiday which starts the day after tomorrow!
Yes – we are taking our group of stitching crazies to Paris for almost a week with all sorts of treats in store. We are vistiing the Museum of the Middle Ages to see the Cluny Tapestries and on to visit the Toile de Jouy Museum and a heavenly shooping trip to Bonheur des Dames. This is the store owned by Cécile Vessière, one of the most talented cross stitch designers in Europe. I cannot wait – I think I spent as much there last time as some of our group and that is saying somthing!
Since I last spoke to you, I have added some dates to my classes here at Pinks Barn – and I am still trying to arrange a stitching weekend at a suitable hotel but this is challenging even me…..
More stuff about our trip to France and Belguim when we speak again
Jane G XX
March 22nd, 2010
Bill and I have just returned from the Stitch and Craft Show at Olympia after a marvellous four days. It reminded me of how the shows used to feel and so many congratulations to the team at Twisted Thread.com who organised the event.
Loads of members and non members called to see us – all a very positive experience. We had a vast stand with Madeira Make and Take at one end. Our classes were full to bursting and I know the organisers were very pleased indeed.
March 16th, 2010
My new look Journal will be up on the web site shortly. You can see from the above that it has a very different feel
After weeks (or months) of work, our new site is up and running and we are making the last few tweaks before the new format Journal goes live as well.
Apparently I am going to be able to send you info from my iphone! What ever next!
March 12th, 2010
Fancy Blackwork Flowers – Tulip
Fancy Blackwork Flowers – Pansy
Keep an eye on my Journal as our web site is about to be to re-launched and there will be lots of new things for you to see. We have added to the Member’s Stitch Library and there are now over 70 stitches illustrated.
You will also find the additions to my blackwork range with two more little Fancy Blackwork Flowers – a Tulip and a Pansy. These pretty little designs are related to the Fancy Flower – Lily and are worked in stranded cotton, gold thread and space dyed cotton.