Sunday, 12 December 2010

Home from the Hundredth!

I'm back home today after travelling to the city of Leicester for the memorable occasion of my Aunt's 100th Birthday party.

It was a great family occasion, giving me the opportunity to catch up with cousins whom I had not seen for many years, plus two new members of the next generation!

The photo I've posted here is an image of a beautiful table decoration from the party which my Aunt kindly insisted that I bring home for my Mother. We had this in the centre of our lunch table, and the melting wax from the candles fused beautifully together during the course of the party. I re-lit them this morning for my Mother, and took the opportunity to get some photos because I can definitely feel a new quilling design coming on!! My plan (as usual) is to use the picture as a background and attach some quilled flowers to echo the colours of the blooms in the flower arrangement. I think it will make a lovely new card design.

At the party, I was happy to see the quilled card that I had made for my Aunt on display alongside all many others she had received. I'm delighted to say she was very pleased with it. However, it paled into insignificance beside the most important card of all: the one that had been sent to her from Buckingham Palace from Her Majesty the Queen. It's a custom here in England for the Queen to send birthday greetings to all those who reach the great age of 100. Unfortunately I didn't manage to get a photo of Her Majesty's card, so I'm afraid I can only offer you a couple more shots of mine!


  1. Glad you had a great time, and how fabulous for your aunt to get her card from the Queen!
    Yes I am glad I roused myself to begin quilling again, perhaps I just needed a bit of a rest from it and as I don't have a great deal of room here it began to be a bit difficult to do all I wanted to do. Have a great Sunday! xx

  2. Philippa,
    How interesting the Queen sent the card to subjects who completed 100 years. I'm sure your aunt also loved receiving your card has been done with much care and love. Hope you had fun too. A good week for you.

  3. Wow, that's awesome that the Queen sends cards to anyone reaching 100. Hope your aunt enjoyed her day

  4. Thanks everyone. I really wish now that I'd taken a picture of the Queen's card to show you - but it's so easy to be wise after the event!

  5. I like the placement of your quilled flowers on the card. Congratulations and Happy Birthday to your Aunt!



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