February 16th, 2009
I am afraid we are still without our broadband internet connection . The Phone Coop tell us it could be another 2 weeks! I have been tempted to cut my losses and run to another supplier but having invested this long, I want them to sort this out. As a result of this,I am keeping updates to the web site on the short side – it takes so long using a dial up connection. If when you phone we are engaged, it is either the dial up being used to answer your emails or Biggles has tahen the phone of the hook again!He is coming along well, not yet potty trained yet but such a brave and affectionate creature. We all love him. Bumble, our senior dog, is getting used to him and there is no doubt that the puppy worships him!
Bill and I spent today at the trade show in Birmingham looking for new products and meeting with our suppliers. I have ordered some really good scissors from Italy and some beautiful linen from Zweigart – I will add the pictures as soon as I can.
To all our Members -We are going to be mailing your delayed Issue 74 at the end of the month and the CD Rom Book is also well on its way. We have persuaded Ethan, our graphics designer to include his picture in this issue of Stitch That as we thought you should see he is the real thing and is burning the midnight oil to complete these projects.
I have planned my linen classes here at Pinks Barn and will possibly add more dates when things settle down a little. Please go to Events and Classes for more details
February 5th, 2009
I am sure some of you must be wondering if I am playing with the puppy all the time and not doing any work! I am afraid this is not the case and that the truth is that we have been without broadband here at Pinks for 4 weeks today and I heard tonight that the Phone Coop will not be able to put things right till the 11th February. This is all to do with the Tiscali/ 186K row and we were somewhere in the middle. Whilst it was being sorted a mistake was made at the Phone Coop when our supplier was changed and we have been left high and dry since then.
I have now a temporary dial up connection but it is simply not possible to keep the web site up to speed using this type of line – I can only say how sorry I am. I will keep up with your emails and orders every day, but it does mean that the phone may be engaged if you use the Freephone number. If you have to leave a message I will get back to you. I know that we all hate answering machines, but all you need to do is say your phone number!
Keep stitching and I will do the same – hopefully it will keep us all sane
With all good wishes Jane
February 2nd, 2009
Bill and I drove to North Wales this weekend and collected our baby Beardie, Biggles who is simply delicious! He smells of chocolate and is a very brave little boy. I am not sure how Bumble feels yet……..
January 28th, 2009
Just a quick note to say where I have been and why I have not been in touch.
For the last three weeks, I have had no internet access at home – apparently due to Tiscali falling out with 186K and/or the Phonecoop and to say that I have been distracted with worry is no exaggeration. I am hoping that this can all be resolved soon and I can get back to normal again.
We pick up our Baby Beardie, Biggles on Sunday and I will be adding pictures to our web site as soon as I can.
We posted our Sale Mailing today and so Members should have it by this weekend. Our January Sale pages have been amended and will be available until 14th February.
It is good to hear that our computer graphics wizard is back from the USA (a sudden family bereavement) and he will be completing our Archive Book and Issue 74 of Stitch That as soon as he can. As a result, members will be getting their magazine in February and then we will be back to normal again.
The March issue of Stitch That should be something special – we have discovered that I will have been in business 25years in March 2009! Can you believe it!
Happy Stitching and I will be in touch again shortly
January 5th, 2009
Hand Painted Originals
I have been back at work since the day after Boxing Day but left you to recover for a few days before getting in touch. It feels strange today – it has snowed here and even Bumble is feeling delicate and wishing he had not eaten the last of the Banoffi Pie yesterday! Bill and I have been charting some very pretty antique hand painted Berlin charts and they are now available in the shop – You can even mount and frame the coloured versions as they are so lovely and clear – look just like the originals. See Charted Originals and scroll down the page
On the subject of our Archive Book and the mailing in January (Stitch That Issue 74), we are going to be a bit delayed as Ethan, our wonderful wizard of charts and graphics has had to fly home to the USA on urgent family business so we all wish him well and will keep the pots boiling here in the UK until he is back at his desk! I will be sending out a mailing this month with just our January Sale but then we will mail again in February and March so that no one will miss anything! Do not worry when your Membership ends as we will send out anyway. Stay in the warm and get on with all those projects and we will be in touch again soon
I have added some more items to the January Sale today so keep and eye on these pages for the month of January – you never know what might pop up!