September 8th, 2009
I mentioned on a previous Journal page that we had been overrun by Americans! Please see last entry!I had made each member of the group a little kit for a pinkeep showing the new look Pinks Barn. For those of you completely in the dark, Pinks Barn is my home, CSG HQ and where my Studio and conservatory class space is situated. I had not intended to supply this as a kit but I have had requests from across the pond for duplicates and the guests at the last Together We Stitch Weekend insisted so here goes!
You can find the Pinkeep in Special Counted Projects along with some other interesting and challenging projects- Hppay stitching till we speak again
July 28th, 2009
Welcome back to Jane’s Journal. I am catching up, really I am. We have finally posted all the remaining issues of the current Stitch That and had a very good response as always. For those of you not already members of the CSG I thought you would like to see some this month’s features. Go to Join us
Designed and stitched by Jacqueline Holdsworth and inspired by the wonderful illustrations in The Goodhart Samplers, we have made up the stitched pieces in to a needlebook and pinkeep. In Issue 76 of Stitch That we have included staged photography explaining the hemming techniques so you can complete your own versions. We have a materials pack available from CSG HQ (Member only) (Join us)
Below, you can see one of our Send for Projects – Dragonfly Garden Hussif - road tested by my linen class here at Pinks Barn, it has turned out really well. With these projects, it is getting the folding right as much as the stitching. Two of my class and yours truly had some of the stitching upside down! Go to Special Counted Projects
Dragonfly Garden Hussif
I am not sure if you all realise that we are sometimes invaded by stitchers! What is the name for a crowd of stitchers anyway? Last month we were visited here at Pinks Barn by 37 avid stitchers all from the USA – We have tea and scones and laughed alot! Thanks to Sue Greening Davis and her helpmate Sally- We will have a design from Susan later in the year
Stitching with Sue and Sally
July 24th, 2009
Last week, we managed to climb up to the top of Birdlip Hill and the dogs went wild. I think the wind in their whiskers has as an effect and it was a lovely warm breeze with loads of room to run.Biggles hair is growing very fast but it is not quite long enough to sweep around his eyes which is a shame as they are pale blue!I have tried putting bands in the top but he takes only a few minutes to remove them!
I have said before he looks as if he is smiling
Fortunately Bumble was just rolling for fun and not in the greenest piles of cow s***t you have ever seen!
Just imagine running up hills for fun
I will be back to talk you you soon – let us hope the weather improves …….I thinkI have webbed feet!
July 21st, 2009
What do you get when you join the CSG?
You can see all the goodies you will receive when you join the CSG – Our catalogue, soon to be updated again, Stitch That, our full colour magazine and the lovely faux ivory thread organiser, all free when you take a year’s Membership. Go to Join Us to see the options.
We have been busy adding new things to our shop to do go and have a browse……
Our Faux Ivory Thread Organiser is now available to buy, see Tools and Accessories
We have, at last, found a pair of lighted tweezers which also come with a magnifier and are just the perfect stitcher’s accessory- for helping with hemstitch and taking out fabric threads in Hardanger, they are the answer! Go to Tools and Accessories
Happy Stitching until next time
July 21st, 2009
I am sorry I have been absent from my Journal for so many weeks- I cannot explain all the the reasons but suffice to say, all is well here at Pinks Barn (touch wood) and I am very grateful for all the emails and messages asking if all is well. There have been computer and internet problems, I have had the flu (not swine so far!) and was left with a beastly post viral syndrome which left me somewhat lack lustre and quite unable to work. My mother, who understandably, was left devastated by my father’s death last year, has finally been found somewhere lovely to live and is being cared for by the greatest team and my mother in law has recovered from her ghastly fall and seems almost back to normal. Biggles, the baby Beardie is almost clean and dry and now only eats Laura Ashley cushions as an attention seeking device!
With luck and a forward breeze, I am back at my desk with lots of new products to load on to the web site and ideas bursting forth all over the place. Issue 76 of Stitch That with Jane Greenoff is with the printers and will be with Members very shortly. I am going to spend today adding new things to the shop and will be back here again very soon.