Arrived in the post today from eBay U.K an Edward VIII Abdication sampler for my collection. I first saw a pic. of this rare? sampler on Ruth's blog British Patriotic Samplers. Its's also been on a couple of auction sites, then turned up on Ebay with a buy it now price or make an offer. My offer was accepted and my lips are forever sealed on the price I paid. Designed by the Royal School of Needlework it still has the original price of 7/6 or seven shillings and sixpence for the design. I am going to be very brave later and give it a quick wash and will show it again when framed. The initials A.M.P 1936 are on the bottom edge and I'm thrilled to have this sampler safely in my collection where it will be safe for another 76 years.
Same post today brought this very nice hand embroidered on pale blue satin Coronation 1953 cushion cover. Too good to be a cushion I am going to frame it if I can find a square frame.
A recent addition to my collection is this pretty Doll brush and comb set from the 1953 Coronation. In almost perfect condition it was a local purchase.
I must try to knit this Jubilee Tea Cosy, the pattern is in the English Woman's Weekly 1st May. It does state 'Intermediate Make' but an enthusiastic beginner like me might muddle through. I think sewing all those jewels on will be fun. NO! do not ask what happened to the Union Jack bed throw I was knitting....
Almost finished the cross stitches on my Bothy Threads Jubilee sampler but there is a lot of back stitch still to be done and all the beads and sequins to be added so some weeks to go before the finish line.
I think this might be my next cross stitch for the Jubilee. From the May issue of Cross Stitch Collection, I bought the Mag. on ebay because these mags. don't arrive here for months after publicatiion in the U.K.
I think I'd frame this one too and not make a cuhion for Charlotte and Emily to sit on.
Cat lover, collector of British Royalty memorabilia, Anglophile,avid reader and cross stitch addict. Keen op shop, market, collector fairs and ebay shopper. Mother of 2, Grandmother of 2 and now am very sad about the loss off my two Birman cats Charlotte and Emily.
Not very tall, not very slim and more bad hair days than good. Don't like cooking or gardening so recipes and gardening hints will never appear on my blog.
To sum me up, think minimalist, I am the opposite.