I have already mentioned my friend Frances, she was making hand-dyed threads in 2006 when I first started this blog. She is an embroideress, and really talented creator of books, and I have had some lovely presents from her. Today she sent me a bookmark with a copy of her newly published book. It is stunning, and I am almost tempted to try myself...almost,my but not quite. I will go on just giving her scraps of my tatting and lace that she can incorperate into her work.