Thursday, April 21, 2016

Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates her 90TH Birthday

 Happy Birthday Ma'am. And may you have many more to enjoy with family.
 The Royal Bears join me in wishing you a very happy day.
 What a great photo. it was in a Sydney newspaper today and I think it is to be on a stamp in the U.K
 Our stamps for the BIG occasion. The stamp on the right shows the Wattle Brooch presented to the Queen on her visit in 1954. At the time a lot of replicas were made by a jeweller Donald Simpson. The replicas are expensive and so I don't yet have one in my collection. There is one on eBay right now for $395 so it is not for me. A cousin once said she would give me hers but then her daughter claimed it. But I stay positive and one day I will own one.
 Shibella is excited about the birthday too and is helping me choose a souvenir to show.
 We decided on this tea set as we think the Queen might have played with this one as a child. It shows the Queen and her sister Princess Margaret and I wonder which one lost the lid of the sugar bowl.
 The latest Teresa Gil Queen design, very similar to her previous design, this one shows Windsor Castle. This one is worked on Polstitches Summer Breeze aida cloth, very pretty. The chart was in Cross Stitch collection magazine.
A chart for this very nice cross stitch of the Queen by Faye Whittaker will be in the May issue of World of Cross stitching. I was first altered to this design by Janice in New York months ago and have been waiting to get my hands on it ever since. There is a Queen tea cosy pattern in Simply Knitting Mag. I will attempt but not finish because I can't remember I don't know how to knit. I will show in the next post the tapestry and cross stitch pictures I will be stitching for this Huge Royal Event.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Shibella a British Shorthair, Her Blog Post

 I was hoping for an email from some of the nice cats I met at the Cat Shelter but no news yet. It was my twelfth birthday on 9th February and everyone forget because of the Big Move. I have been promised a big party next year.
 Here I am being good and making use of my scratching post.
 I have been told this is my favourite toy. Do not believe this nonsense. I have been trying to get rid of this green thing since Christmas. I toss it around, hide it behind furniture but it always turns up again.
 This is my 'run to' box if I get nervous about anything and that green thing has even followed me here.
 Here I am in my courtyard admiring-or trying to- the few tame plants out here. Still no complaints from me as I do have safe outdoor space I can't get out of. A bit like prison but that would be unkind to say.
 Sometimes I sleep on the bed as it keeps HER happy. Note SHE still has the Diamond Jubilee Doona cover. SHE has two you know. One on and one in the wash. I should mention the Jubilee was four years ago so get over it but SHE is so nice to me I don't want to hurt HER feelings.
 Sometimes I sleep on the lounge watched over by a Corgi. What's his story I wonder?
Here I am just after my birthday. You might notice I look a bit different in the later photos. Because I refused to be combed or brushed I was all knotted up and had to go to the Vet. Have all my fur shaved off under full anesthetic. When I got home again I felt much better and much cooler. I still don't like being groomed so now there is talk of regular appointments at the Cat Groomer.
Well those unkind cats at Cat Protection Newtown who said I was too old to find a good home must be sorry now as I think I got the best home of all.
Must go now as SHE is heading toward the kitchen and I could do with another feed.