Sunday, 31 October 2021


 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.


  1. Lovely to see you blogging again, And that Sajou sewing set is gorgeous.

  2. Congratulations of the fine finish for the chess board.

  3. Wow, that chess board is gorgeous! As is the stitching wallet. Great choice of fabric!

  4. The chess board looks great framed. Love the blue silk for the Sajou set and the addition of your niece's name.

  5. I'm envious that your weather was nice enough to be outside. Sitting here sipping hot coffee and haven't totally warmed up yet inside. Was only 22 F when I got up this am. Sigh...winter comes early I think. The cheese board is awesome. Love the detail. Your biscornu makes my eyes hurt, in that the tiny stitches are hard on older eyes.
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  6. Thought I'd pop back in to say hi and see if you were back to blogging yet. Hope you'll swing by for a visit to let me know how you're doing.
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