I have returned to The Mermaid's Chest now and am working on the stitched lining. The linen is as close as I can get to that specified and the floss is exactly as the designer ordered. Strange colours for a mermaid don't you think?
Here is what the instructions say ( a photo of a photocopy) - I don't like the way the letters are spaced unnaturally so that they peek out between the ropes. Either ropes or lettering, but not both I think. Any suggestions? Can you even read the verse? I feel like offering a prize to any who can as I think it is such an unintelligible puzzle.
Cranberry, Chocolate and Pumpkin Seed Cookies tonight - the oven will keep the room warm and I can get a head start on my weekend chores. Little Sister is coming to visit tomorrow and the HD3QBEM likes to have home cooking to eat with "crystal tea". Strangely enough the females in our family only drink hot water (although I am known to have decaffeinated coffee when out) and as requests for this are always greeted with strange looks I coined the phrase Crystal Tea. Even though an explanation is still required, people seem to accept it better than"just Hot Water please" ;-)
Tomorrow is Embroiderers' Guild and I am looking forward to that.