Sunday, June 3, 2012

Diamond Jubilee

I'm not a die-hard Royal watcher, but after living in London for 5 years, I can't help but have some love for the Royal family.  I cried when the Queen Mum passed away, and I have a huge amount of respect for Queen Elizabeth.  From the ages of 10 to 15 I lived with her and Margaret Thatcher being my "leaders."  Yes, I was very lucky to have such strong females as my role models.

Americans sometimes have a hard time understanding the British dedication to such and old institution.  What tends to make it into the media over here is the stuff in the gossip magazines, and not the day to day activities of the royals, and all the good they do.  Not to mention, we're a very young country, and don't have the centuries of history Great Britain does.  Don't get me wrong, there have definitely been some crappy monarchs over the years, but the current ruling monarch is arguably one of the greatest, and here's my tribute to her.


13 comments:

Annie said...

I love the whole Royal Family and all the pageantry! Thanks for the little tribute chart.

Chris said...

Very Sweet Mindi! I loved the Thames pageant yesterday.

newfie princess said...

Thank you for sharing. I love your chart.

ArchangelDecker said...

I love the tribute design. Thanks so much! :)

Solstitches said...

Thank you for this lovely design.
I loved every minute of the Jubilee celebrations.
Margaret

diamondc said...

Mindi: This is a beautiful pattern thank-you for sharing
Catherine

diamondc said...

Mindi: This is a beautiful pattern thank-you for sharing
Catherine

Lili Bear said...

Lovely! (as the British would say ;) ).
Thank you for sharing this pattern.
I've been to Britain last May and the patriotic feeling over there was really great. :)

DebbieSFL said...

Thanks for the chart...this is the only one a have considered stitching.

love the blog, by the way!!

Peggy Lee said...

I didn't get to watch the celebration on TV but I think the Queen is so elegant and dignified. She is a classy lady indeed!

Very nice freebie and how sweet of you to offer it!

;^)

And This Little Pig said...

Love it... God Bless the Queen :@

LiBBiE in Oz

Patty C. said...

What program are you using to create patterns? You did a great job with the freebie ;)

Lesley said...

Only just caught up with this post!
Lovely tribute to Queen Elizabeth Mindi.
I hope that we are as fortunate and can be as proud of our future Monarchs.