Monday, 16 November 2009

Remembrance


While I was flying around blogland a couple of weeks ago I stopped by at the Fairyglade and found the most beautiful crocheted poppies. Remembrance Day for me is always special. I was always part of a Remberance Parade as a child with Brownies then as a Guide and it is also the date of my late, much loved, Gramp's birthday.

So with Dev's call to pick up our hooks, I made a cup of tea at high speed while rummaging through my yarn stash to find a good red yarn.


It was lovely to sit hooking while allowing my mind to drift through the memories of years past, the traditions and rituals, my pride in being the flag bearer, the inevitable goose bumps from hearing the last post and the chill as the roll call is read, mingled with the delight of sitting with my Gramps, eating winkles from a brown paper bag and traumatising my cousins with talk of rabbit stew, his huge hands which in a hug could make you feel so safe, his glass of scrumpy and polly-just a walking stick.........simply remembering.

4 comments:

lou said...

Hello, thank you for the lovely comment…it is lovely too be back.
I wish I could crochet…those poppies are gorgeous.

I’m in love with Bumble and your sink and taps! :0)

Love Lou xxx

A Bun Can Dance said...

Well Hello There! And when did the little black piggies put their so cute faces onto your blog header? They are just so very lovely indeed!
Hoping all is well in your land - all fine here - Lyme is calling!!
Take care
D xx

Tracy x said...

hello x
thanks for your message... x
if you email me i can then send you an email with a sea house invite - also good news on the squirrel front, i am about to make a new batch - it will be about a week before they have acorns and are ready to go so just let me know what you would like x
hope you are well - we are good but still no bloody joiner!
t x

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Hi, I have popped over from Denise's blog and I am mesmerised by your crochet and creativeness... these poppies are wonderful I am going to follow the links and see if I come to hte pattern, the old folks in the village would love these I think the village shop would add them to their poppy box too...

big hugs Alex