Stitching our way around Holland

Stitching our way around Holland

Earlier this year Bill and I escorted a group of 18 stitchers to join a cruise ship in Amsterdam for a week’s holiday with Arena Travel. Whilst on the move we sat and stitched a project designed for just this occasion. It was quite some itinerary – in addition to our...
Gorgeous linen threads

Gorgeous linen threads

What a job choosing a set of colours for each season! I confess that I have an obsession with pure linen and, if you have read any of my previous Jottings, you will know my house is furnished in the stuff, I am clothed in it and I always stitch on it. Now I have found...
Pharaohs in Turin?

Pharaohs in Turin?

I was really taken aback by a recent excursion. Bill and I were holidaying in Italy, on a trip that that had been postponed three times because of you know what. (We travelled with Voyage Jules Verne on their wonderfully named ‘Peaks, Ports and Palazzi’ tour.) We...
Loving Lavender

Loving Lavender

Picture courtesy of Cotswold Lavender. Along with making scented water with rose petals (not very successfully), I think that I have enjoyed making things from lavender all my life. When I was quite small, I used to pick lavender and put it in little muslin bags 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...
Loving Hardanger embroidery

Loving Hardanger embroidery

Who wouldn’t be inspired in a place like this? I come from a self-taught counted cross stitch background and find free embroidery a real challenge. But the elements of Hardanger embroidery just seem to fit my mindset and I simply love the effect achieved with...