Sunday, 31 October 2021

Progress

 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.


6 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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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