I managed to get a few hours in on another two banners. I got the flowers done on two banners and the figures done in one more. This is the banner hanging in the doorway. This one is a bit shorter than the others.
This is a photo of my Nan, Margaret May Watson (nee Whitley) when she was on the Grenade Section Fire Brigadge Championship Team of 1943. She worked at the Maribyrnong Munition Factory during the war. She is second from the right, second row.
This is a photo of my grandmother, Margaret May Whitley. She is the little girl on the window sill with the dog. This was taken in about 1928/1929 in London, just before she moved to Australia with her family.
The formidable lady in the photo is her Aunt Rose, her fathers brothers wife. Her father was John Whitley. I'm not sure which of his brothers was this ladies husband. The possibilies are Robert Whitley and Walter Whitley.
I looked in one of the old knitting booklets I got from the op shop and that explained how to do the picking up stitches along the edge. I don't know if I did it correctly but it seemed to work. One more back to do, hopefully I will get that done this weekend. That has a new challenge, casting off in the middle to make a buttonhole!
I did the first of the back panels for the cushion last night. Now I have to pick up stitches on the side and do a rib. Does anyone know of a website that shows you how to pick up stitches on the side? I get the concept but I'm not sure which part of the stitch to pick up.
Close up of the vines. The pattern called for a solid green for the vines but I decided to go with patterned fabric, partly because I had a roll of green bias that I'd made about 8 years ago which I wanted to finally use!!