Well, that was a challenge! At 3pm yesterday I walked the MU banner to the altar for a rededication blessing to begin the 80th anniversary of my branch of the Mothers' Union. It had been quite a fortnight and I hope I have done a good job. The leather work now sparkles instead of crumbling to pieces. To try to stop this happening again - age not withstanding - I now have to create a travelling bag similar to a suit bag, as previously it was rolled and put in a bag with the poles.
The back of the banner
The Front of the banner,
More leather work on the Front
I have often looked at this and thought how clever
and talented the Ladies who made this banner were...
So it was with a bit of disappointment I found it had been made elsewhere and had cost £32 (1975 prices)
I have placed this information on the back of the Madonna so when it is next restored - 33 years later - the information will be found!
The Completed Banner
I hope I look less formidable than the original photograph of the two Ladies!
Six other branches from our Diocese joined us and brought their own banners
So that was what I have been up to while I have been blogquiet.
Now I must get on with the Coursework!