Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Elizabeth II Longest Reigning British Monarch and Teresa Gil Design

 On behalf of all the household bears, myself and Shibella, Bling Bear and her Consort would like to congratulate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on today becoming the longest reigning monarch in British History. Long may she reign for many more years.
 Teresa Gil has released her latest cross stitch design to commemorate this great event. Lots of beads and pretty colours, I have already made a start using 14ct Aida cloth. I have all the DMC colours and the beads are on their way from SewandSo in the UK. Like all Teresa's designs they look so impressive but are not that difficult to stitch.
 This tapestry (printed not stitched in 1952) shows the famous Dorothy Wilding portrait and Teresa has based her design on the dress. This portrait is up near the ceiling so not possible to take a better pic.
Not sure at first but I have come to like this new Queen portrait.
Shibella if you are not going to use the top level of your tower can I rent the space from you?  Today I'm displaying sweet peas from my daughter's garden. Tomorrow it might be something royal. I think I had in mind a smaller slimmer cat when I bought the tower.


  1. Happy Longest Reign Your Majesty! Enjoy the celebrations Linens, Shibella and Bears. xo

  2. That is really something ! and she is still so fit ! I wished I would be like her when I have the same age, if I reach it ! Poor Charles is still on the waiting list !
    Shibella looks very royal on this picture ! You should glue a crown on her head !

  3. Congratulations Your Majesty. Long may you reign.
    Not sure if Shibella approves of sharing her tower. Looks a bit 'put out'. Have fun with your new cross stitch

  4. Hip hip hurrah for her Majesty!!!!

    I think Shibella looks very royal sitting there with her "I'm not amused" face.