I love the lily of the valley it is the May flower the month of my birth and it is the flower of Flora day in Helston Cornwall. On May the 8th everyone wears a buttonhole of the lily of the valley and there is dancing in the streets I have wonderful memories of this festive occasion especially when my chidren danced the floral dance. The perfume from the lily of the valley always bring back wonderful memories of when as a little girl my grandmother would every year take me to flora day where there was always a fair and lots of stalls in the street and of course the dancing. I was born in Marazion but did live in Helston for a while where as a child I also danced in the floral dance. When I was married we lived in Helston and that is when two of my chidren Roy and Sarah danced through the streets with their school.
I always get a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat when the brass band starts and the little children all dressed in white are dancing behind. I now live in Plymouth but on Saturday I will once again join in the festivity when I go to Helston for Flora Day,and memories once more will come flooding back and tears no doubt will be shed.
This is a little pillow stitched in memory of all the flora days.
The design is by Dany and is stitched on 32ct natural linen 2 over 2 with the recommended DMC threads.
Thank you for your visit.
Jour de chine : avril 2017
7 hours ago