17. June 2014


I was trying to find relevant stuff to fill in the gaps on my June napkin, and I came across this. Relevant, of course, because of the Tour De France being in Yorkshire. It was taken from a cycling magazine leaflet (see below), which fell from Mr. S’s Guardian.

I’m really sorry to say that I don’t know who did the illustration. I like the way the inside leg is not tanned, nor under the arm.

I dedicate it to Vincent Harding, keen (understatement) cyclist and all round decent bloke and good egg. Vincent was one of the first people who followed me on Twitter, back when I first started interfering with social media and entertaining everyone with my accidental slapstick. Took me ages to figure out what a DM was. Anyway, despite Vincent following me because he thought I was a cycling fanatic (my name was Upcyclist at the time), he was, and continues to be, very supportive. Thanks, Vincent.


If you have not been following my napkin work, and have no idea what I am talking about, then read on (if you have been following, then I am about to repeat myself) and I will explain. The idea, at first, was to sew a word onto an old napkin for each day of the month. A word with some relevance for that particular day. However, as usual, I didn’t stick to my own brief. ‘One word’ soon became ‘a few words’, or sometimes a picture. The aim is to end up with a memento of the month. If you look at the cloud to the right, or at the end of the post, and click on the ‘napkin’ heading, you will be able to view notes about the other words.

Have a good week,

Alison x

P.S. We are having building work done in August, due to finding loads of rotten floorboards (a twenty year leak we knew nothing about when we moved here, a few years ago) and asbestos. Anyway, we will be living in one room with a microwave, which we have yet to purchase. Meanwhile, I have to pack everything away, including the computer.

I have decided to close my shop for the whole of August, but will continue with my giveaway.

11 thoughts on “17. June 2014

  1. Fab stuff. How did I miss this?
    Did you ever get the bag of bits I left for you? I have some more…

    • Thanks Isobel.
      I am sorry to say that I did not, please do not drop any more until I locate this one.
      It is so kind of you, and I feel very bad that the communication system in my place of work is zilch.
      Was it a man or woman you gave it to?

      • Oh dear. A woman, at the information desk. The bag ahs both ouir names on it. I thought she put it in a cupboard behind her.

      • There is still no trace of the bag. It’s hilarious really. I said it might be in the cupboard, but nobody could find the key. Will let you know when I track it down 🙂

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