Life at pink's barn

Jane's Jottings

Welcome to my everyday treasures…

The dictionary would have it that ‘jottings’ are brief notes, very possibly
thoughts and ideas that need to be written down before they escape. That’s
exactly what you will find here with notes on my travels, the things I’m
making, what I’m up to in the garden and even the odd recipe.

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.

My garden has woken up!

My garden has woken up!

This time of year, I always feel a sense of panic in case I have planted too early, too late, the wrong things, the right things in the wrong place and so on.

A visit to the docks!

A visit to the docks!

We sat in a lovely Greek restaurant overlooking the water and watched the lights come on as the remarkable old buildings lit up.

A Visit to Madeira

A Visit to Madeira

The island is famous for the flowers and the botanical gardens, all of which we enjoyed but we were there, of course, for the embroidery.

My new potting corner

My new potting corner

It was time for a change of plan. Instead of different plants, I decided I would create a practical area that is pretty too.

Outside at last!

Outside at last!

The greenhouse was bursting at the seams and my seedlings where desperate to get out into real soil