Back in March 1994 I purchased a needlework magazine purely because it had in it the instructions for a blackwork chessboard. This has been maturing in my stash for all those years until last week I decided the time had come. And now I am obsessed, not with the blackwork per se, but with the idea of a hand stitched chess board. Hopefully my picture framer will be able to fulfill my mental image of the finished piece but meanwhile I plod on one square at a time.
And my new 'M' is framed and hanging on the wall. I am really pleased with this one and it completes my collection I think. There doesn't seem to be a need to continue this on and on.... even though I have two Great-Nieces both with the same initial. Neither share my love of embroidery :-(
Once again it is raining but I am grateful as I planted out some lettuce plants. A new variety for me, this one is called Drunken Woman. I also planted a cherry tomato plant. Ever so slowly my garden is filling up and the potatoes planted in a tub are showing sprouts so it will probably be new potatoes for Christmas. Lovely.