Those of you not living in the UK...... our green and pleasant land is now awash with red, white and blue like we haven't seen for a good many years. As Jubilee approaches this weekend, everyone is so busy and creative.......that's GOOD! Those of us who stitch have been busy for a good number of weeks so I thought I would show you what I have been up to here in Mathon. Our preparations are very modest ...we don't even have a street...... but there are a few sheep who will look on in awe and wonder.
We're having tea of course.
I've got my hat ready. A sun hat of course.....but I'm full of doubt...maybe I should have made it a rain hat.
This is dual purpose for the Jubilee/Olympics. ( Or anything else I can think of....gardening....suggestions?)
On occasions when I don't feel like looking too silly, I have a little patriotic cone brooch to pin discreetly to my jacket....don't want to look as if I've tried too hard.
I've also made a pocket size sewing purse to carry all you need when you're on the move.
When you open it, there's a pincushion, needle book and a little pouch to put your scissors and thimble or cards of thread.
I thought this would be a nice souvenir of 2012. I'm hoping to sell a few items like this at our 'Stitch Camp' at 'Blue Ginger'.
Anyway, fingers crossed for fine weather at the weekend. My friend tells me that it takes her one and a half hours to walk along her street now! (Usually 5 mins.) That's because after planning their street party they now know all their neighbours. A very positive outcome of the celebrations to come....but not when you're in a hurry!