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May 18, 2020

Happy Birthday Queen Victoria!

it’s a holiday Monday

Canada and most definitely Victoria, the city named in her honor, celebrates the current ruling monarch’s birthday

on May 24th or the weekend preceding it

the city of Victoria has always had a grand parade – I’ve been going since I was a child

in Canada it is considered the start of Summer

well, Summer is definitely on the way – without a parade this year

Β a 12th hexie is up in the window

and under the window, hiding in the bergenia root

my own mushroom patch

it must be the Spring rains

21 Comments leave one →
  1. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    May 19, 2020 2:58 am

    I find it curious which events justify a public holiday for which country. I had no idea canada maked Queen Victoria’s birthday. Our usual ‘first weekend of May’ bank holiday was moved to VE day this year but was something of a damp squib given lockdown. I love your hexies. I think the quitting point is when a) you can’t see out of the window because there are so many of them or b) you get bored with making them or c) you want them for another project or d) the window needs cleaning and you can’t be bothered putting them up again. You will know when it is time to stop!


    • May 19, 2020 10:22 am

      Sue – Canada still has a “one of the colonies” mentality although that is being significantly challenged – possibly due to our increasing multi-culture population. Still nobody is going to turn down yet another holiday. The reason for the window hexies was to mark each week as the response to Covid 19 progressed. The province of B.C. has just loosened some of the restrictions, I will wait a couple weeks to see how that plays out. And yes, the window definitely needs cleaning!

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      • Going Batty in Wales permalink
        May 20, 2020 3:23 am

        But those hexies are the best excuse ever to avoid the job!

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      • May 20, 2020 9:28 am

        Sue – hexies are addictive!


      • Going Batty in Wales permalink
        May 21, 2020 3:27 am

        I was intrigued by your very small ones and tried to find a template for them but without success. I shall have to keep looking. I like the idea of using up tiny scraps!


      • May 21, 2020 10:05 am

        Sue – I just drew the small template myself. Find a scaled down one on the computer and trace it gently off the screen.

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      • Going Batty in Wales permalink
        May 22, 2020 3:12 am

        Thank you! Why didn’t I think of that?


      • May 22, 2020 8:48 am

        Sue – hope it works for you.


      • Going Batty in Wales permalink
        May 23, 2020 4:19 am

        I’ll let you know!


      • May 23, 2020 8:22 am

        Sue – πŸ™‚

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  2. May 18, 2020 2:25 pm

    Your hexies are looking lovely, like sakura blossom blowing across the window. Happy Victoria Day πŸ™‚


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