1 Those of you who often read here will know that I have inherited lots of family treasures. Today I went to my sewing things to find a transfer for embroidery. These were bought by my Mum when I was 5 years old and many of my little dresses had lovely embroideries or smocking on them. I remember the ironing on process and being taught some of the stitches. I needed the transfer to embroider the little hat I’m making for our newest Grandbaby.
2 I heard a few of E Nesbit’s words about flowers on the radio this morning and was very taken with them so I went to look them up – as you do – and discovered that they came from her book ‘The Story of the Amulet’ The children in the story have travelled into a Utopian London of the future and discover that all ‘tiny children’ learn these verses. Find out more here.
‘I must not steal and I must learn,
Nothing is mine that I do not earn.
I must try in work and play
To make things beautiful every day.
I must be kind to everyone,
And never let cruel things be done.
‘I must not litter the beautiful street
With bits of paper or things to eat.
I must not pick the public flowers,
They are not MINE, but they are OURS.’