The front page of today's Sydney paper! Our not very popular republican Prime Minister would have us believe -in the middle of trying to cling to her position- she is knitting a kangaroo for the royal baby!! Here's the deal Julia, I leave for London on 12th July for the royal birth. That gives you 2 weeks to finish the kangaroo and send it to me by courier. I will be at Buckingham Palace for an event on Sunday 14th so I will deliver it for you. Normally on my blog I would keep well away from politics but today was a stitch too far.
Thinking that any knitting the P.M can do I can do better I rushed to my book shelves and there it was, just as I thought it should be. A knitted kangaroo pattern. In my wool stash I found blue wool and needles. Remember that crown tea cosy I knitted? so really a kangaroo can't be that hard.
No, I can't take special orders for your grandchildren, this is a challenge strictly between me and the P.M.
Janice in New York alerted me to these mini cross stitch cushions and they arrived today. The only chart I have ever seen of Philip and I love the design. They are a Sheena Rogers design and here is her web add.
www.sheenarogersdesigns.co.uk Thanks Janice I rely on my watchers around the world to tell me about royal designs I might otherwise miss.
Having stitched enough Diamond Jubilee samplers for a while I started again on this UFO of the royal wedding. It will be an impressive sampler if it ever gets finished, for some reason I find it hard going.
A very impressive Diamond Jubilee wool tapestry I bought already completed from eBay. It measures 16"x20" and the LX is not my initials but roman numerals for 60. This is a Dorcas Willow design.
Charlotte wants to show her new winter bed. She sleeps a lot these days and divides her time between my bed and her new bed.
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.