I've been busy stitching up Christmas things - a Christmas stocking (I can't show you, it's for Cheryl's Santa's Sack Swap). Mild panic attack when I thought I'd sewn the lining and batting in backwards….but it was just a brain bubble. All is well ;0) I've made lots of other goodies to go along for the ride to my swap partner. I'm almost finished with two ornaments - one for my new little grandson, the second for my step-grand daughter…..now to stitch another.
Tudor Tuesday SAL on FB has opened (or should I say "re-opened"?) the world of the Tudors to me. Here's my progress on Catherine Parr - working on the crown of her plumed hat. It's worked in long and short stitches in black silk threads and Kreinik copper blending filament. Copper ribbon and some dark brown floss fill in the lighter areas. Again, the different stitches are a bit out of my comfort zone, but I'm liking the effect.
The Tudor Society. Yes, I joined and love, LOVE the magazines, information, the history of it all.
I got a lot of reading done while holding my grandson for five days. If you're looking for interesting and good reads, pick up a copy of Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey. She was the daughter of Mary Boleyn and Henry VIII, niece to Anne Boleyn. Cor Rotto means "broken hearted". Another good read is Intractable Heart - The Story of Katheryn Parr by Judith Arnopp. Yes, I'm hooked on Tudors.
I'll post more when I return from my travels.
Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~