Today's stitch is R is for:
noun - a system for detecting the presence, direction, distance ans speed of aircraft, ships, and other objects, by sending out pulses of radio waves which are reflected off the object back to the source
noun - the actual apparatus used for this purpose
noun - to indicate that something or someone has not come to the attention of a person or group
origin - 1940s as an amalgamation of RAdio Detection And Ranging
Since radar is widely used by the military I chose some military-themed charts:
NATO Phonetic Alphabet by oneofakindbabydesigns (etsy)
British Armed Forces Alphabet by Cottage Needlecrafts UK
Let's Be Brave by Ursula Michael
My personal Rs include:
Runrig - my favourite band who have been together for over 40 years. You're probably asking "Who?" Well, they are a Celtic Folk/Rock/Pop band who are massive in Scotland and some European Countries but little know in England or elsewhere. Some of their songs are sung in Gaelic and although I have no idea what they're singing about it doesn't matter! In my opinion in 40 years they haven't produce one duff song.
right - Always. So there!!
And my finished R piece is:
Rainbow Rose by White Willow Stitching
This was a beautiful and colourful piece to stitch, although I only stitched the top two-thirds of the chart as I thought the bottom third spoiled it. At the moment it's in an off-the-shelf frame with a tiny mount. I will reframe it..... one day!
See you tomorrow for S.