Saturday, June 7, 2014

Teresa Gill Queen Cross Stitch Update and More

Concentrating on beading and backstitch on the skirt now. Finding lots of missed stitches as I go. I thought the bouquet the Queen is holding might be difficult but not at all. I hope to finish and have my challenge framed within 3 months. The pressure is on.
 Waiting in the queue to be stitched next is this kit of William and Kate in their wedding outfits. Another large cross stitch but not as detailed as the Queen. The kit is from Designs in Thread from the U.K and I'm pleased to see the aida cloth is good quality and not that cheap stiff stuff.
 Two new Coronation samplers from eBay. Originally cushion covers but I think they deserve to be framed and hung on the wall.When I find a space that is. Both beautifully hand embroidered.

Another eBay bargain for my apron collection. I've seen this apron before in black but it went way above my budget. Lady holding a bunch of wildflowers and looking at a kookaburra

 Now I might be a star in this movie or my role might have hit the cutting room floor, I will find out next week.
It is now 60 years this year since the Queen first set foot in Australia. The first reigning monarch to do so. The movie was made to celebrate that event and I had a film crew come to my house to interview me and film my collection. I will travel to Canberra next week for the Premiere at the National Museum. After the movie there will be afternoon tea and it is hoped guests will dress in something royal.
No, they won't be sending a stretch limo. or rolling out the red carpet for me and I had to buy my own ticket for the event. My journey will be by coach and train and involves an overnight stay in a hotel.
The movie will be released in cinemas later this month.
Charlotte wants to let everyone know she is hibernating for the winter and will see you next spring. She is 19 yrs. old remember and needs her rest.


  1. Lot of work for the future ! How nice to go to Canberra for the première ! The Queen is a miracle ! I saw her yesterday on TV in Normandy ! She was the only one who actually lived the WWII ! She still looks great !

  2. Gosh Sylvia, it's all happening for you! Featured in a magazine (which I never got to see, dammit) and now in a movie - no way do I want to miss that! Some fabulous eBay finds there - I've never seen a black embroidered apron like that - what a gem. Your cross stitching is exquisite - the one of the Queen looks really complex. You are going to have to extend your home upwards to make more space for your collection. I know the feeling...

  3. Forgot to mention the picture of Fluff in the igloo - so cuuuuute!!!!

  4. Wow, a movie premiere. You should have plenty of Royal items to wear. Looking forward to seeing the film when it is released. The Queen embroidery is looking better (and more complicated) every time it is shown. The black apron is very unusual. What a good idea Charlotte; hibernate for winter.

  5. The stitching is coming along beautifully. Happy Hibernation Charlotte, perhaps it's just as well you will be cosy in your cushion, that way the lovely black apron may not become covered in your lovely fur.

    Movie premiere, very exciting. Hope you are in this movie, look forward to seeing it.

  6. You got some terrific finds! Charlotte looks so snuggly all curled up cozy and warm. 19 years old...what a sweetie!
    xo Catherine

  7. Hi Silvia .. I certainly hope you haven't hit the cutting room floor - but what a lovely process this must have been - so let's hope you feature and your collection .. I cannot believe that won't - it is an amazing and thorough range of memorabilia ..

    Happy journey and time in Canberra .. cheers Hilary