Friday, February 3, 2012

Diamond Jubilee Tapestry from Tempest

Love this new Diamond Jubilee cushion design from Catherine at http://www.tempesttapestry.co.uk/. It can be bought as a kit or an easy to follow chart.



I have the chart and both DMC and Anchor wools are listed though the Anchor colours are recommended and having seen both I agree. I had trouble finding Anchor but after a google search I found Marguerite at http://www.embroideryden.com.au/ in Victoria, phoned in my order and the wools were posted the same day. I have made a start on the cushion and will get back to stitching as soon as I finish this post.
The cushion also comes in a smaller size.






The latest Riverdrift House kit arrived in the post this morning. Amanda at http://www.riverdrifthouse.co.uk/ has more in the same series still to be released. I've almost finished the first one.



I'm starting to have visions of all my Jubilee stitching pushing and shoving in a long queue screaming 'stitch ME, no I was first stitch Me, no Me Me what about Me, you promised I was first'. When I do make a decision and pick up my stitching that's when Charlotte or Emily want to lap sit for a while and nothing gets done.




I did manage to leave cats and stitching for a trip to the local Antique Fair and found this small Royal Visit plate from the cancelled visit 1949.I bought the milk jug and sugar bowl from ebay a few years ago and maybe if I search long and hard enough I will have a complete teaset.




From the same fair I bought this 'Royal Souvenir Casket' well that's what it states on the lid but I would call it a biscuit barrel or if I was American, a cookie jar. A casket reminds me of something to keep ashes in.




On the other side of the casket/barrel is Queen Elizabeth. I think it's a very nice 1937 Coronation addition to my collection.




Nothing to do with stitching or royals, I want to show these pretty brooches. The one on the left I bought at an op shop this week at only $1.50, so cheap and pretty I couldn't leave it behind.



On a tour of Scotland about 12yrs ago I looked for a souvenir brooch to buy. Didn't find one I liked so bought the one on the right on ebay.



The middle brooch is the one I wear all the time because I love cats and sun dials. I bought it in York in the U.K.



No, I do not have a brooch collection.!!

4 comments:

  1. Wow, you are steaming ahead with your jubilee stitching! Well done- they look lovely.

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  2. If only Charlotte and Emily would help you with your stitching, how much more you could get done. And I agree about the casket, doesn't sound like the right word for those items.

    Are you sure you don't have a brooch collection, I thought it only took 3 to qualify. And perhaps you have a few more off camera?

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  3. No brooch collection! Me thinks the lady does protest too much.

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  4. I'm chuckling over your vision of your projects screaming 'me first'! I feel like that when I look in my baskets/boxes of UFOs - lol! The biscuit barrel (sounds much better than casket, I agree) is beautiful. I'll keep my eye out for anything from the cancelled 1949 Royal Visit. Some of the opshops around here (not just mine) have a lot of Royalty memorabilia, but I figured you have most of it, although I struck lucky with that one I got for you recently :-)

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