I've always wanted a pyrography tool with which to decorate wood projects - so this year I bought one for myself. So far I haven't had an awful lot of time to use it so the man of the house turned this platter for me and I made an effort. I confess I copied the flower design from a china plate in my cupboard, and the floral edging is the kind of thing I doodle when I'm on the telephone with a pen in my hand. Have you notice that people doodle the same sort of thing all the time. Some do crossed lines that wind up looking like the Union Jack, another I know draws little gallows with hanging stick men (macabre or what, is therapy indicated?). Mum used to do stars, and moustaches on any magazine photo that happened to get in her way, but I draw flowers and curved lines which become embelished with leaves. The doodles can come in handy sometimes when I want to use them for embroidery. Anyway, how did I get on to the subject of doodles. Here is my plate. I gave it to our daughter thinking she could use it for cake, but she has put it on her wall for a decoration. Since it's hardly the kind of thing you can put in a dishwasher, that seems a logical thing to do with it. Newsletter week this week so I'd better get to it. Bye for now until next time.