As the lawn dries, cracks and slides inexorably from ‘Centre Court on Men’s Final Day’ to ‘Summer of ’76’ I find myself in need of verdant shades.
Enter stage left, an elderly bit player:
Something ready-to-wear which to the faint-hearted may seem beyond redemption, but I say cut her down from the gallows, furnish her with a new coat and send her on her way.
Title – King Richard II Act II Scene I
Things not to miss on Radio 4 this week:
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman read by Michael Sheen
- Two Episodes of Rumpole with Benedict Cumberbatch – Rumpole and the Man of God and Rumpole and the Explosive Evidence
- And if this ever comes around again, listen to this: A Nursery Tale by Kate Clanchy
7 thoughts on “This precious stone set in the silver sea”
Lovely re-invention… long may she continue to be enjoyed.
Very pretty… I love the fabric… Is it hemmed by hand? -Laurie
Partly… I can never get a neat hem finish if I entirely hand sew. I made two-fold (not bias) binding. I then
1) machine stitched one flap of the binding to the hem. Right sides to right sides.
2) wrapped the binding around the raw edges encasing them in a binding ‘sandwich’.
3) folded the other binding flap to the inside.
4) slip stitched the folded in flap to the line of machine stitching that’s still just about visible on the inside of the garment.
Not easy to explain in words… I’ll take piccies next time I do it :-))
Yes! Please do… I think I understand but pics would be great!
Oh, this is very cute 🙂