Belated Happy Birthday Your Majesty

Several years ago, to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee, we had a fete on the village green. One challenge for the local residents was to make bunting for the village hall. I really hadn’t planned to start stitching but a very wet weekend stuck in the house seemed the perfect excuse for a quick project.

I always have plenty of calico to hand for testing ideas so armed with a Frixon pen I sketched the Queen (not particularly accurate), a couple of corgis (slightly better) and the flowers of the four nations; rose, shamrock, thistle and daffodil.

A reel of red thread, some rather dodgy zig zag sewing on my machine, a few sparkly beads, some gingham ribbon to  hold everything together and the resulting bunting, although rather rough around the edges, brought a smile to a few faces!

Anyway, sorry I am rather late, but, “happy 90th birthday your majesty.”

Queen and Corgis Bunting


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