Every New Year's Eve for quite a long time, our dear friends Kevin and Charlotte (Charlie) have laid on a wonderful evening's entertainment, magnificent nosh and lashings of ginger beer. All we have to do is turn up in our best bib-and-tucker and be prepared for lots of laughs. Well, that's all I have to do, my other half has to stay reasonably sober to play the bagpipes for us all when Big Ben strikes 12 at midnight.
There are always quite a lot of friends around the table and Charlie is a great cook. Last year we had lovely puds, as usual. As Charlie moved around the dining table to serve us with custard and cream from her vintage vessels, Mary said, "Oh, nice jugs Charlotte!". By this time, we were all inebriated enough to pick up on the unintended double entendre and a lot of schoolboy sniggering ensued.
Well, this little scenario (replayed quite a few times, needless to say) led me to thinking about immortalising it in applique, as you do. So out came the fabric stash and I roughly cut out some jug shapes in paper and had some fun placing them and chosing what material to use. I bondawebbed them and then sewed them to some calico and then took my courage in both hands to make the little title label in free machine stitching, yes, free machine stitching!!! It's wonky and wobbly, but my normal handwriting isn't much better!
Anyway, Charlie and I had a walk and some lunch together today at Mary's restaurant, so that I could hand over the picture (all nicely framed) and we had a laugh all over again. I think this joke's going to run and run....