Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Peach Bloom

D191 Peach Bloom

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Poetry Corner - Buckingham Lilac

Buckingham Lilac

A reel of Buckingham Lilac
The Duchess of the sewing kit
Gives herself airs and graces
Proud of her delicate wit
She will only hem silk hankies
Monogram satin and lace
Cheap cotton or nasty nylon
Will not bring her out of her place
A reel of Buckingham Lilac
Queen of all the Sylko shades
Shunning Navy and Khaki

Rose and Peach are her handmaids

Sarah Miller Walters

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Poetry Corner - Army Khaki

D220 Army Khaki

This was not the colour that she wanted to purchase
It really should have been Dark Navy, Solent Blue
As she knew from her Uncle and Grandfather
Sea is safer, so much of it hides you.

In wartime, the infantry is not the place to be
Her son and guns were never meant to mix
She would much rather sew a bell-bottomed
Leg, than be given a tunic to fix.

Sarah Miller Walters

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Poetry Corner - Wine

D129 Wine
 Friday night is reward night
She has reached the tunnel light
Two things aid relaxation
From the weekly vexations
Merlot and a crossing stitch
Obliviate the work bitch
The one trouble with Merlot
It affects how straight you sew.

Photo: Caroline Cornell


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