Sunday, 21 January 2018

Anne Boleyn's Badge

Greetings! First, my apologies for letting such a long time go between posts. Life got more than a little out of hand for me last year. But - FINALLY!!!.....the second cross stitch design is ready - Anne Boleyn's badge is ready for stitching. Click here to retrieve the pattern.

Badge of Anne Boleyn
Courtesy of

Thursday, 5 January 2017

The Six Wives Club SAL - The First Wife - Catherine of Aragon

Greetings! If you read my post today over on Wisdom with Needle and Thread, we are starting a SAL in honor of the six wives of Henry VIII. Every other month, a new pattern will be made available on this blog featuring the badge and motto of each of Henry's queens.

First is Catherine of Aragon - her badge is the pomegranate. Catherine took the pomegranate as her badge for several reasons - it was an exotic fruit and represented her Spanish heritage. It also symbolized fertility and abundance. The crown above the fruit is the ultimate power symbol - sovereignty.

Badge of Catherine of Aragon
 Courtesy of Tudor

To retrieve the cross stitch pattern (first of six), click here. To retrieve Catherine's name and motto click here.

Pattern notes: 
 - Catherine of Aragon's badge cross stitch pattern is 88W x 117H (stitches)
**the other badges may vary a bit by stitch count due to the design of the badges themselves. Trying to keep within the same parameters caused some badges to be a bit distorted**
 - You have the choice of stitching the badge by itself, with or without the motto and/or with or without the name of each queen.
- If you stitch the mottos and names, additional stitches need to be added when you calculate the size of the material you choose to use.

Again - new patterns will be released every other month - so look for Anne Boleyn's in early March.

Links to the SAL will be available through my blog (Wisdom with Needle and Thread) and Kaye's blog (Kitten Stitching). Simply look for the Tudor Tuesdays badge on the right side bar of our blogs.

I look forward to seeing and hearing your progress. Now let the games - er - stitching begin!!

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Six Wives with Lucy Worsley - Parts 2 and 3

I love getting new perspectives of the Tudors, don't you? The time flies when I'm reading and learning more about them - even though I may not completely agree with various historians' interpretations, it's still fascinating. I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on Ms. Worsley's interpretation of Henry and his wives.

Here's "Six Wives with Lucy Worsley - Part 2"

.....Part 3 - again, Enjoy!!!

Six Wives with Lucy Worsley - Part 1

Greetings! I was alerted to the series by Lucy Worsley via my membership in The Tudor Society.
Here's Part one.....Enjoy!!

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

How Fascinating!

Imagine what Historical figures may look like today?

"Famous faces from history including William Shakespeare, Henry VIII and Horatio Nelson have been given a modern makeover to see how they would look if they were alive today.
The project, comissioned by history TV channel Yesterday to celebrate its new series, the Secret Life Of..., saw digital artists working closely with history experts to ensure the portraits gave a real sense of how historical characters would look if they were alive in the 21st Century."


hugs, Kaye

Friday, 23 December 2016

Merry Christmas ....

Wishing all of my very dear bloggy/crafty/cross stitchy friends the very Merriest of Christmases and a safe and Happy New Year.

I would also like to thank you all for your friendship, support, advice, encouragement and kindnesses to me over the past year.  This blog, Tudor Tuesday fuels one of my many passions, History, and thus means a lot to me and while, posting on it has been erratic of late, it still gives me great pleasure to know that this blog has, just maybe, been of pleasure to you, too.

All the best for 2017 and I hope to see you all back on this SAL blog in January.


Thursday, 1 September 2016

The Private lives of the Tudors...

... there is a fascinating new book out by Tracy Borman on the private lives of the Tudors.

You can read the full article about it here.


hugs, Kaye