My home is being bedecked in red, white and blue. I have always looked at my American friends with envy in July when everything is prettied-up with the national colours. But the Jubilee is rolling around the corner and so far I have made pompoms (small and large) and now pinwheels in red and blue.
I enjoyed this project chosen by Sara at Sassy Suppers. They are so whimsical. And I found that the card store had red and blue wrapping paper that had a white back so this was perfect.
I struggled slightly to get the drawing pin into the peg but it was so pleasing when they were done. They are currently brightening up the garden but I’m going to take then to the allotment to ward off the birds around the peas soon.
I also wanted to share a couple of photos from last Tuesday. I took the afternoon off from work and mum and I headed to Richmond Park as the Queen was due to arrive in the afternoon. Friends, I saw the Queen! I have seen her once before, 23 years ago when I was only a nipper, and I barely remember so to see her now was remarkable.
And even though the sky went from blue to black (and rain and hail) it was definitely worth it!
You got pretty close to the Queen! How exciting! Your pinwheels look great. That’s a great idea – to use them to keep the birds away.
How cool is that, you got to see the Queen! Great shots, that sky does look ominous. We get clouds like that come in from the east in summer afternoons! Your pinwheels look so good in your garden!
The sky was very ominious and as mum and I were coming away from the park we were absolutely drenched by a mix of hail and rain! But it was definitely worth it!
I love your pinwheels in your garden! They were a bit difficult to get into the stick but seem to stay once in. How great to see the Queen!
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