I have always LOVED umbrellas. As a child, I dreamed of the day when I would have my own pretty one and not have to wear a dull not-very-flattering raincoat. My mother, on the other hand, thought they were such a nuisance, a hindrance and quite possibly a dangerous weapon! Her feelings didn’t pass down to me and I was so excited when I was given my first ever real umbrella.
So now you know why there is an umbrella to appliqué and embroider in one of the July hexagons in the Gentle Gems 2021 Hexies of the Month Programme..