Now, about my owl…

Now, about my owl…

I suppose I have always loved owls. When Bill and I were moved to the Cotswolds by Lloyds Bank over 40 years ago, it was like a dream come true – we were living in the country, in an old cottage in a real village. When we walked into town in the evenings, we could...
Why Pinks Barn?

Why Pinks Barn?

Because our home is called Pinks Barn, I like to plant the garden in a range of pinks, lilacs, soft blues and mauves but this year I seem to have gone orange and this is not my favourite colour! I think I must have lost more of my dahlias than I realised, and the...
New home, new baby…

New home, new baby…

My grandson Felix, very proud to have a sister! I thought it was about time I brought you up to date with some of the goings-on in the Greenoff family. I so do not want you to think that I really spend my life just stitching, gardening and drinking wine… I know that...
A visit to Cyprus

A visit to Cyprus

In late 2021 Bill and I took a group of stitchers to Northern Cyprus for a stitching retreat. We had a wonderful time, despite a couple of days that that can only be described as monsoon conditions.  The venture was challenging before we even set off as we had to...
About Being an Author

About Being an Author

Spot the difference! My original book… …the same book in a new cover. In 1986 I was approached by a commissioning editor from David & Charles to ask if I would like to write a book about cross stitch. I was so excited I could not sleep. I was asked to...
Bits & Bobs from Pinks Barn

Bits & Bobs from Pinks Barn

I aim not to talk too much about current affairs here. I count Finder of Treasures as a bit of an escape for both you and me. Current events (time of writing, March 2022) are just too big to talk about. Thank heavens for my stitching and designing – I can lose myself...