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!
December 2nd, 2008
I am sorry there has been a small gap in the Journal but we have had awful problems with porn, both here and on the Forum pages. The Forum is temporarily closed while we try to find a way to make it simpler, both for you to add your pennyworth and not such a shock to me when I am editing the pages! Once you are supplied with pictures as well as awful suggestions you have to do something!
I hope those of you who braved the dreadful weather on the east coast and made it to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Harrogate were justly rewarded for their efforts. Bill and I had a wonderful show and proved that all the doom and gloom is manufactured by the media.Y es, I know that things are tough but you cannot just give up and say that this is the end. Let’s get on with our stitching and see how much better we feel when we finish some of those projects…….
Sue Hawkins Archers Design
We are pleased to say that Sue Hawkins has kindly let us show her Brookfield Farm design, originally created for the Archers Fan Club and available as a complete kit from our On Line Shop. Sue has been an avid Archers Addict all the years I have know her – the best way to wind her up is to phone just before the program starts on the radio!
We have just mailed our latest copy of Stitch That with Jane Greenoff, our CSG Members magazine, so, as usual, I am going to let you see some of the projects. If you are not already a Member go to Join Us - you do not know what you are missing! This issue, we have included a complete set of decorative initials which are perfect to create a card or a framed picture – an ideal gift. Initial kits used to be very popular with kit designers but, as I know to my cost, there is a danger of being left with lots of x’s and z’s so we thought providing you with the completely charted set of initials was the perfect answer.
Little School Sampler
Many of you will have already have seen some of our Charted Originals in our On Line Shop - we have certainly sold lots and to all over the world. We have four designs available, all taken from my own collection of antique samplers. There will be more designs to follow as soon as our amazing member and charting fanatic, Jane Napier, has time to do more. To tempt you to try reproducing a real antique, we have included this quaint little school sampler in this issue of our magazine.
Silverwood Sampler Part 2
We have included part two of the Silverwood Sampler and you can see how it is developing from the picture above. I am very pleased with it so far and am now busy with the third installment, to be ready in time for Issue 74, due out at the end of January. There is a materials pack available for this project for Members- go to the Members Studio and then to Members Treats