Friday, November 5, 2010

Guy Fawkes Day

Today is Guy Fawkes day, a day in 1605 of gunpowder, treason and plot when Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the British Parliment. I don't have much to show for G.F but this little piece of cross stitch is part of my millenium sampler.

I showed this cross stitch sampler last year but as you can imagine there are not many souvenirs around for me to show so here it is again. Bonfires and fireworks are now banned except for public displays and anyway no one here remembers or even seems to know about the date except me. Here is my pathetic lone commemoration of the day: a couple of sparklers and very pretty they were too.
Now I just need to get that awful sparkler smell out of the house.

Refreshing my memory in the pages of a book I have.

I am so pleased Charlotte shares my interest in British history, or is she trying to tell me I should have no other interests but her.


  1. Remember, remember the fifth of November.

    How could I forget, especially with a granddaughter being born on that day (although not named 'Guy')

  2. Your cross stitch pieces are lovely.
    We love pretty Charlotte's blue eyes.

  3. I am sure Pookie would be interested in English history too, as she is a lady from London ! She meows now in French with an English accent !

  4. Oh sweet Charlotte ~ you and those beautiful eyes are enough to make any heart melt. But I am thinking sitting right on mom's book is a very good way to ensure you get her attention! :)

    Happy weekend lovely ladies!
    xo Catherine

  5. I've heard of Guy Fawkes Day, and yes those sparklers are pretty !
    I'm sure Charlotte is trying to catch your attention, she's so sweet !
    Nice weekend,