Wow - I just love these images. I've always been fascinated by buoy markers and shipping signs beside channels and harbours, huge hulks of wood and metal of course. I might have to check out the library to see if there's a collection of British sailing flags.
this one fell into my hands, out of 1960 to yesterday (metaphorically speaking).
oh gee whiz, once upon a time, when we sailed away - for several years and days - I stitched our flags and burgees on a little hand crank Singer. They look so bright and cheerful blowing in the breeze - or a full gale!
envy you this: "when we sailed away". lovely.
always loved looking at flags...like looking at different quilt blocks. a great find. so much inspiration there.
It never, ever, occurred to me that there were that many yacht clubs each with their own private flag and insignia. Although, on contemplation, I can recognize all those of my youth, around Marblehead and Manchester. So there would of course be more. I have a deep affection for the signal flags that are flown singly, or in two and three flag combinations that mean various things. Frex "carrying explosive cargo" or "I am operating without a pilot, please yield".
deanna, flag quilts!lee, this little book is chock full, and to my eye they are organized by color theme, though whether that's the case, i don't know. it's a nifty book, especially for someone who knows what it's about!
Wonder if you see the yacht club burgee of my family's club of many, many years - the BYC - Beverly Yacht Club? Its blue and white and has a red star. Never looked at them all together like that, cool.
v--yes!!! pg no. 3 beverly (marion) mass. it's there!!!!!!
That's fun! Our family were members of BYC since I was a pre-teen until last year when Mom & Dad moved to Florida. Marion is a beautiful, seaside town... I'm sad they left it!
what a great way to start the year, learning another"language"!
valerie, you hung out on boats...wonderful!neki, the language of design, maybe
i always like these kinds of book pages. variations on a them. all together,on a page
yes, exactly, jude
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