First up my picture framer did well and I am thrilled with the chess board which looks just as I imagined it. Now I need to source a suitable size set of black and white chessmen.
And I have made a start on the biscornu from the Frisian Whitework book. So far so good but it is slightly bigger than I expected. All the better to hold more pins?
Progress on the Sajou sewing set too. After a lot of thinking about what words to put in the gaps I realised that this great niece was born in the French speaking canton of Switzerland and as the design is from France I rather think it does require a touch of la Francais ! Voila! I had blue silk dupion in my stash and so in spare moments I will complete the construction - a pinkeep, a needle page and a scissor pocket.
Yesterday was fine so outdoor chores took priority and the windows have been cleaned to a sparkle and the lawns have been mown. Just as well, for my sister and brother in law called in this afternoon. And I was able to pick a lettuce from my garden for my salad tonight so I am very pleased. We have another few days of fine weather promised so I will get the laundry up to date in between the appointments that look to make up a busy week.