I have a confession to make, I've not been in a charity shop
for over a month! This summer has just
passed in a flash! Where did August go?
I had totally forgotten about this pretty embroidered
tablecloth which I found in July. (I
will admit that it had been languishing at the bottom of the ironing pile for
that time - shocking!!!!!)
It is huge - 50x50 inches and the embroidery is as bright as
the day it was sewn. Intriguingly,
there's a single initial in just one corner.
How strange is that?
I've written a wee piece about why that might be.
Winnie finished the last
stitch of her initial on the tablecloth and decided she had had enough for one
evening. She had nearly completed it
anyway - just Bert's initial to add in the opposite corner, she'd do that
tomorrow. She tried not to think of what
he would be doing at that moment - on his last home leave he wouldn't say much
about the war, just wanted to know how the arrangements for their wedding were
coming along. That was her Bert - always
more interested in others than himself.
She was so looking forward
to their wedding day in just three months time.
Her bottom drawer was already full to overflowing with all the bits and
pieces they would be needing to set up home together. Before putting the cloth away, she looked
again at the three empty corners and blushed to think that perhaps, one day,
she and Bert might have a little family whose initials would fill those other
corners, perhaps even the edges too. Carefully she wrapped the cloth
in tissue and placed it in her sewing box.
The telegram arrived the