Friday, January 1, 2010

Royal Sampler

Happy New Year to Everyone and now Christmas is over it is back to the serious business of collecting, stitching and reading about Royals and not forgetting to give my 2 beautuful cats a fair share of the limelight.I cross stitched this sampler on 14ct aida from a chart bought from the U.K last year. It was simple to stitch though I did think the horse would never end and I wanted to start on the Queen. I always do my own framing using cheap frames I buy and as it was hard to find a frame to fit I put ribbon down the side and I think it quite effective.
This is my work in progress from a kit bought on ebay last year, it's for the Queen's Golden Jubilee but I am going to get ahead of myself and change it to the Diamond Jubilee. Only 2 years to go and I know the Queen will make it, I will wait till the official jubilee colours are released then complete it. Clever!!!

Two of my favourite Christmas presents, Royal Books. The one on the left has very detailed information about the palaces, some I have visited and some no longer exist and a forward written by Prince Charles.
The book on the right has highlights from each year of her reign and all her Christmas messages included.


There could not be a new year post without Charlotte and Emily being busy as usual. I was cleaning the Diana room, the Princess Diana quilt was in the wash as it had cat hair over it, the mattress was upended so I could vacum and here's Charlotte watching from the mattress edge ready to point out anything I missed.



Catching up on some sewing in the quiet time between Christmas and new year and here is Emily keeping me company, isn't she sweet? and like her sister such a help.




12 comments:

  1. I really love the one with the Queen sitting on the horse. Emily and Charlotte are looking beautiful as always.

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  2. Happy New Year to you and Charlotte and Emily. Emily is sitting near a very interesting looking retro sewing maching. And a Diana room? Have you shown us that before?

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  3. What a helpful cat, the cute Emily ! assists you in sewing, lol ! I hope Charlotte got her stuff back in time, it's so annoying when humans start to clean up things which are far better with some hairs on !

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  4. Hi Sylvia, best wishes for a wonderfully Royal New Year! I had a lot to catch up on here - you and the Cats have been busy, and the photos are all gorgeous. The cross stitched picture of the Queen is a credit to you. Like you, I buy cheap or secondhand frames for my finished projects, and sometimes one does have to 'fiddle' with it by adding fabric or trim, but if you don't say anything, nobody else would notice!

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  5. Happy New Year to all of you!

    This is a wonderful needle work you have done. Sweet Emily and Charlotte are very helpful kitties!!!

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