Monday, 5 November 2012

It Must Be Monday Again

The weeks might be going by faster
but they sure are taking up more fabric mileage!

The clouds rolled in on Monday

We were lucky to be on the edge of Sandy
luckily relatives in New Jersey are fine
without power, but fine

On Halloween the Rusty Pups turned five
five pumpkins and five bones
On Thursday Diane and I made marks in sketchbooks
For Friday I was thinking that Sandy's dense clouds nearly touched the treetops

Over the weekend I needed some colour
Solid clouds still overhead
When will the sun come back?

I said my weeks were using up much more fabric
The scratched scroll from July until now is much larger
than the first half of the year
I still have two months to go.

And it's November fifth 
a day never forgotten by us Brits!

Remember, remember
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
Guy Fawkes and his companions
Did the scheme contrive,
To blow the King and Parliament
All up Alive.
Threescore barrels, laid below,
To prove old England's overthrow.
But by God's providence, him they catch,
With a dark lantern, lighting a match!


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Roberta....thanks very much....glad you enjoy the stitching.

  2. Has there been more going on, or have you simply found that you can stitch more in the week than you at first thought?

    1. I'm no longer satisfied with just one line of stitch and devote more and more time during the day to it!

  3. All your traveling about has certainly added some lovely, long panels to your collection. Hope the sun comes out today to warm you and let lots of light in.

  4. I love the clouds that rolled in on Monday.
    Did you have bonfires to celebrate the fith of november?

    1. Yes, those clouds are my favourite too. No, no bonfire! No guy to burn on top of it either!

  5. just loosening your tension....besides, sandy could never have been depicted as a small circle.

    1. And also loving the process so much I'm now prepared to put more and more time into it.

  6. Happy Guy Fawkes, Penny. Did you make a guy? Did you have A bonfire?

    You know what? Your scratchings have the possibility of becoming a modern day Bayeux Tapestry! Amazing!!!

    1. Gosh, haven't made a guy for years! Perhaps I'll stitch one this week. That reminds me, I have a lovely book on the Bayeux tapestry. Think I'll go and pull it off the shelf now.

  7. I like the idea of your banner being a contemporary tapestry. Let's hope it leads to no huge political event!!

    1. Hey I could be stitching about your elections down there!


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