Diary for November 2014. Below are the links explaining the images and words.
Mounted onto a page from an old wallpaper samples book, given to me by my friend, Annie.
I have stitched four diary napkins for 2014. One for June, one for October, and, one for May.
All of my work is numbered, this is piece 612.
Candle, ducks, fish Madonna and Child Je suis Charlie, heart, pencils HEART Cricketer
Dentures Guitar Please look after this bear Hat Slaves PD Pipe man Coventry
A gentleman is never unintentionally rude All human life Trouble makers Rosetta
The most delightful people you will ever meet in your life Nobody waits Gag Football
Indomitable spirit of goodness Remember remember Right Honourable Man at C & A
I know this world is killing you More cheese Gromit? Fine and Dandy Paintbrush
Stranger on the shore Trespassers will be prosecuted Dog Mr. Turner Lest we forget
Once again, I am filling up the gaps with images from Julia’s colouring book.
The candle is for the liberation of Auschwitz, seventy years ago. Hearing the survivors talk this week was heart-wrenching.
Two little ducks is bingo slang for 22, which is the number of my childhood home.
The fish is because I am the sign of the fish, not that I believe in that stuff.
This stamp is from the first Christmas card to land on our doormat, in early November.
I have quite a few gaps to fill and wanted to add Je Suis Charlie, but felt I couldn’t because it didn’t happen in November.
It would be breaking the rules.
My own rules.
Who the hell is in charge here?
The heart and the pencils are from Julia’s colouring book, the heart was added because of this.
A tribute to Phillip Hughes, who died this month at the age of 25.
The picture was taken from ‘Picture Word Book’ by Lynne J Bradbury and illustrated by Lynn N Grundy.
This little flower from Julia’s colouring book fits nicely.
Tuesday, 25th November
I was reading an article in ‘Time Out’ (No. 2302) about lost property found on London’s transport system.
Lots of dentures.
Sunday, 30th November
My husband bought a new guitar.
The picture was taken from ‘Picture Word Book’ by Lynne J Bradbury and illustrated by Lynn N Grundy. Ladybird Books, Loughborough, 1980.
Sunday, 23rd November
I added this after reading a post on Caroline Cartwright’s blog, Return To Work Mother. The post was about organ donation. I always look forward to reading Carrie’s posts, they come straight from the heart. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I don’t actually know her. I read loads of posts about the poppies at The Tower, but it was this one that moved me the most.
The letters were cut from a Renault Clio advert in a magazine.
Friday, 28th November
Paddington is everywhere. You turn on the telly, there he is. You open a newspaper or magazine, there he is. And today, a bus went by with a giant Paddington on the side.
I do adore him, though. Michael Bond is a lovely writer, and has given my daughter and I lots of pleasure. You can’t help but like Paddington. He is so proper and decent, and gentle.
Not forgetting those delicious Ivor Wood cartoons from the Eighties. Loved those. Brilliant cardboard cutouts, stiffly moving around to the tunes of Herbert Chappell.
Anyway, if you don’t know, when Paddington arrives here, from darkest Peru, he has a label around his neck saying, ‘Please look after this bear, thank you.’ I cut the words from ‘Time Out’.
You can see the whole napkin, here.