I have been making slow progress with Elizabeth Brain. I am not very happy with doing satin stitch so I am going to wait until I see Nicola next month to get her expert advice. The lawn in the foreground is taking ages but I am now quite good at stem stitch. The Sajou scissors were a present from me to me to cheer myself up when I was feeling so poorly with shingles. According to Sajou, 'these scissors are inspired by sewing items covered in tartan paper which were extremely fashionable all through the 19th century. Originally made in Scotland in the town of Maughline, their production was quickly spread all over Europe'.
I grew up in a village about ten miles from Mauchline (correct spelling) and so they had real meaning for me.