Monday, 26 October 2009

Show and Tell Monday

A busy week and reasonably productive, the weather has not been good but this is the perfect weather to sew, tucked up inside my home warm and cosy, music in the background, just perfect.

Flower Pot Snowman

Scented Silk Flower Cones

Embroidered Flannels

Stitching mice this week both for Christmas and not and trying to sort through MIL's attic, dread to think what we may find, also going to have a go and beading baubles for the tree.

If you are an avid fan of Jane Austen check out the blog for the Writer in Residence, a taste of Hampshire Heritage.

A mini history lesson for my American Friends:

British Summer Time

I have mentioned about us turning our clocks back and I know may seem a bit odd but we have been changing our clocks forwards and backwards in the UK since 1916. It's all to do with saving the hours of daylight, and was started by a man called William Willett, a London builder, who lived in Petts Wood in Kent .

William Willett first proposed the idea of British Summer Time in 1907 in a pamphlet entitled 'The Waste of Daylight'. Willett had noticed that the summer mornings light was wasted while people slept, and that the time would be better utilised in the afternoon by putting the clocks forward. After campaigning for years the British Government finally adopted the system a year after Willett's death.

At 1 am (01:00) GMT on the last Sunday in March we move our clocks forward by one hour for the start of British Summer Time.

Summer time is from the last Sunday in March until the last Sunday in October.

At 2 am (01:00) GMT on the last Sunday in October, clocks move back by one hour for the end of British Summer Time.

I hope this makes sense and is just one of of the odd things us Brits do over this side of the pond.

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  1. Hi Caroline,

    Love those flower pot snowman. Looks like you have another productive week churning out new stuff! Have a wonderful week!

    Pei Li

  2. Caroline

    The snowmen flower pots are so cute and the cones are gorgeous!


  3. Caroline love the snowman flower pots, the flowers look like they came from the garden. Everyhing is so darn cute. Can't wait to see your mice. We turn our clocks ahead in the spring and back in the fall I will post that on my blog when I get to work I thought it was just a US thing
    hugs sassy gail

  4. Caroline,

    Love your new items! The snowmen pots are adorable.

    Tres Belle Boutique

  5. Hi Caroline!

    Love the flower pots and love the cones! Always creative and so talented. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great week,
    janet's Creative Pillows

  6. Caroline those flower pot snowmen are just so darn adorable!!! I love them! What a fun creation!
    bunny hugs,

  7. I see it's unanimous! We all love the flowerpot snowmen - they are just adorable. The changing of the clocks just surprised us on this side of the pond. We do change our clocks spring and fall, just at a different time than you.
    Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

  8. I learn something every day -- I didn't realize that about your time...

    The snowmen are adorable! So darn cute!

  9. The snowman pots are adorable! I think they will be a hit this holiday season.

  10. Hi CAroline,
    All of your work is delightful, but I really like the flowerpot snowmen. So cheerful.

  11. Hi Caroline,, I love all of your new projects. The baby blankets are precious, but the snowmen are just the cuteste!!! Love them.
    Have a great week creating,, Gail

  12. Hi Caroline! Great show and tell! The little flower pot snowmen are adorable. You have been busy!!! Have a good week.
    The Polka Dot Rose

  13. My favorite is the flower cones. I didn't know that England has daylight savings time too. Not every state here has it... for example Arizona and Indiana. Plus they keep tweeking when it begins and ends. Which can make things confusing, but that's the United States for you!
    Hugs, Tedi


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