Cast your mind back.
Not far - just 5 weeks or so - to mid-April when I showed some little silver sewing treasures I had found.
OK - well I mentioned then that having found the little silver thimble with the two swans entwined, I would look out for a Quaker pattern to make a keep for it.
My friend Ann brought this amazing gift with her to our stitching evening on Thursday.
She decided that a humbug design would work well for my wished-for keep and then had to work out the size and stitching to just fit the thimble. She said it took an inordinate amount of time to work out just where the opening on the humbug needed to be! It is usually these little decisions that are so irksome and because they work so well they oft-time go unnoticed.
Ann - (I think we can now call her now Designer Ann ) - thank you so much for this gift. It was totally unexpected but beautifully stitched and will be treasured.
The photos - Aw not so much! I haven't done this little beauty any justice at all.
Love to all and thank you for your many comments.