Thursday, July 21, 2011

Flags of my Neighbour VIII

Flag For 21/07/2011

Todays Flag:
China Flag.
The China Flag has bright red base with five golden stars adorning it on the upper left side corner. The present Chinese flag was first hoisted on 1 st October, 1949 in the Tiananmen Square on the occasion of the foundation of the People's Republic of China. One of the five golden stars on the flag is bigger in size and it represents communism. The presence of five stars epitomizes significance of number five in the culture and heritage of China . The bright red color of the national flag of China depicts the communist uprising which had led to the establishment of People's Republic of China.

Flags of my Neighbour VII

Flag For 18/07/2011

Todays Flag:
New Zealand Flag.
The New Zealand Flag comprises of two features , one is the flag of Great Britain and the other is the Southern Cross. The Union Jack is placed in the canton of the New Zealand Flag . There are four red stars to the right of the New Zealand Flag . Each of the five pointed, red star has a white border. The stars accentuate the countries location on the South Pacific Ocean. The background color of the New Zealand Flag is blue. The color blue represents the blue Pacific Ocean surrounding New Zealand. The standard proportion of the New Zealand flag is 1:2.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Flags of my Neighbour VI

Flag For 14/07/2011

Todays Flag:
Italian Flag
The Italian Flag was officially adopted on January 21, 1919. The national flag of Italy is a tricolor flag which features three equally sized vertical stripes of green, white and red color. The green stripe is located at the hoist side of the Italian Flag .

The green color of the flag of Italy stands for the plains and the hills of Italy. The white color of the Italy flag picture stands for the snowy Alps, and red for the blood spilt in the Italian Independence wars.

There is also a religious interpretation of these colors in the flags of Italy, to which green represents hope, white represents faith and red represents charity.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Flags of my Neighbour V

Flag for 13/07/2011:
Todays Flag:
The Canadian red and white maple leaf flag is officially called The National Flag of Canada. The Canadian flag shows a stylized red maple leaf with 11 points on a white background, with red borders down each side. The Canadian flag is twice as long as it is wide. The white square containing the red maple leaf is the same width as the flag.
The red and white used in the National Flag of Canada were proclaimed the official colours of Canada in 1921 by King George V. Although the maple leaf did not have official status as an emblem of Canada until the proclamation of the national flag in 1965, it had historically been used as a Canadian symbol, and was used in 1860 in decorations for the visit of the Prince of Wales to Canada. The 11 points on the maple leaf have no special significance.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Its All New

I have almost finished this dress; in the end I think its just missing something.
I’m going to add straps, a bow at the front, and belt loops!
(The white tee was put over my doll as it got rather busy with the flowers and checks)
To keep the dress up normally, as I’m adding straps, the top band of the dress has elastic in it!
At first I thought this was odd as I'd never done it. But I've always used a pattern that called for boning.
I used a combo of 2 patterns for this. I didn’t like the way the skirt gathers in new look pattern so I used the skirt from the vogue pattern I’ve use many times!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Flags of my Neighbour IV

Flag For 04/07/2011

Todays Flag:
The national flag of the United States of America (or the American flag) consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to specifically as the "union") bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars. The fifty stars on the flag represent the 50 states and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen colonies that rebelled against the British monarchy and became the first states in the Union. Nicknames for the flag include the "Stars and Stripes", "Old Glory," and "The Star-Spangled Banner" (also the name of the national anthem).

Happy 4th of July USA (for tomorrow)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Flags of my Neighbour III

Flag For 02/07/2011
Todays Flag:  
Flag of Ireland
The following is the text of Article 7 of the Constitution of Ireland:
The national flag is the tricolour of green, white and orange.