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.


  1. Congratulations Your Majesty.
    A beautiful post for HM 90th

  2. Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth. I like Shibella's choice of the tea set.

  3. I have seen this nice photo with the 4 generations already last week There was also another one very cute because the granddaughter of Princess Anne is carrying a big purse of the Queen ! There will be a lot of festivities !

  4. Lovely post, Sylvia. That is a charming photo of the four generations. I saw some rather old jugs and dishes with early Royals on them at an antique shop here recently. I must start taking my camera when I go to these places! It would be nice to find something for you that you don't already have, but I'm guessing there isn't much that you don't have :-)