I have long been an admirer of Queen Elizabeth II.
How can one not admire her, when at the ripe old age of 86 (I don’t actually know anyone else who still works at that age), she still has a working schedule that would stretch younger people’s stamina. Admittedly, she has never had to worry about shopping, cooking, washing and ironing, nor has she ever had any money worries, but in a culture where fame seems to be the most wanted and many will do anything to gain it, she has never sought it even though she is undoubtedly the most famous person in the world. For the past 60 years she has shown us that even in times of difficulties and challenges one can behave with dignity and discretion, showing unfaltering dedication and devotion to whatever our life’s throw at us. Mostly we forget that she is not only our Queen, who has been a steadfast permanent in our life’s for such a long time, but also a wife, mother and grandmother. To some she may appear remote and aloof, but I know first hand that she is a warm person with a great sense of humour.
To pay my own small tribute to such a much loved person I have come up with a Jubilee Cushion, the pattern can be downloaded FREE during the Jubilee weekend.
I employed the help of my artist husband who drew me a picture of the Queen’s coronation crown which I made into a chart. The colour choice was easy, patriotic red blue and white with gold beads for the crown. As there are plenty of British Flag designs already out there I decided on stripes for the back of the cushion.
Here is the story in pictures from start to finish:
I hope you will join me in wishing our Queen a most lovely celebratory weekend and may she smile at us for many years to come.
Download pattern by clicking here.