Well, here it is: July 1, which is Canada Day. So Happy Canada Day to everyone I know in Canada. Hope you are having a great day doing something fun and waving the flag.
Gorgeous Husband and I are celebrating in our own small way by wearing red and white today. It's not really the weather for wearing white, but that can be overlooked. I don't actually have much in this colour scheme, so had to sort of patch it together.
One lady at church said that I looked very "summery" so I had to explain that I was wearing Canada's national colours in honor of Canada Day and not for what is laughingly called our "summer".
I only had this dinky little flag to wear, but it does the job. Someday I might get a decent sized maple leaf brooch just for July 1.
These are my charity shop boots that are ridiculously high, but it was really too cold to wear sandals. I wouldn't say these are comfortable, but they're not too bad. I just have to walk like a geisha when I've got them on. Tiny, tiny little footsteps!
I'm quite pleased with the jaggedy edging on the skirt, as I knit that myself. It was really easy, just miles and miles of it to go round the skirt. I plan on using the skirt as a petticoat most times, and have the triangle edging peeking out. The beige edging is more complicated, but once I got onto it, it wasn't too bad. That edging is destined to join a sleeveless top that I am going to knit.
Gorgeous Husband wore this maple leaf lapel pin to church, along with a red tie. He is naturalized Canadian, so will always love the country as his adopted home, in the same way I love Britain.
He found this lovely Canada fleece in a charity shop here for only £3.95. It was for the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Whistler and Vancouver, so goodness knows how it ended up here. And also who was the exact same size? Rather neat, considering we are about to have the Olympics here in England in less than a month. What a small world, eh?