Happy Yorkshire Day everyone!
August 1st is Yorkshire Day, a day when we celebrate what a fantastic county we live in. It was actually started back in 1975 as a protest against the local government reorganisation when the county boundaries were changed, the ancient three ridings of Yorkshire disappeared and whole chunks of land taken out of Yorkshire. Yorkshire people are well known for being fiercely proud of Yorkshire, well it is the best place in the whole wide world…though we are slightly biased!!!
It’s locally known as Gods Own County, my OH always laughs as he is Australian, so he says he was born in Gods Own Country and now lives in Gods Own County. We have stunning countryside (I think more than a few people were surprised when we hosted the Tour de France!), great cities, beautiful coastline, amazing historical places…and some great fabric shops too 🙂
My stitch sampler is going to be a bit of a journal as well, so I’ve just embroidered Yorkshire Day as I start the second page of buttonhole stitch. I’ve chosen another of the DMC coloris range, 4506 as I thought the greens and blues with touches of yellow were pretty apt for Yorkshire.
So if anyone still isn’t sure how great Yorkshire is, do have a look at the Welcome to Yorkshire video on Youtube, the scenery is just amazing 🙂