Thank you for all your kind comments about the Blackwork Etui and for helpful suggestions.
Lee suggested how I could make a matching tape measure and I am going to try that.
Inspiration came for how to include space for a small 'packet' of needles and pins - of course they will have to be blackheaded pins!
At the moment I am suffering from the desire to stitch something new. Not just a new start, but a new technique and last night just before bed time I searched through the four copies of Inspirations Magazine that I have. This caught my eye.
Tomorrow is Embroiderers Guild and we are having a mini workshop on Huck Embroidery. It is around 55 years ago that I last did this type of stitching. Wouldn't you say it is time for a refresher course! So that is where I will be tomorrow afternoon.
Today I went to the Library and exercising enormous restraint (given that I have 17 books on my request list) I brought home these four.
The HD3QBEM has just finished this book (in large print of course) and highly recommends it. She did admit however to 'skipping the mathematical bits' but enjoying the biographical detail.