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

Friday, 6 May 2016

... a new "Tudor" stitching project for Kaye....

... as usual, and as I love to do, I am drawing a bit of a long bow with my next Tudor Tuesdays SAL project.

I have chosen to stitch the wonderful Nora Corbett Mystery SAL, "Wherefore art thou".

Now, the logic goes like this....

The design for "Wherefore art thou" is Romeo and Juliet, written by Shakespeare, who was an Elizabethan, Elizabeth I was a Tudor monarch - so voila! Tudor Tuesdays!

This is my before pic ...

and my progress pic...

The fabric colour is truer in the second pic.

The colours in this design are truly stunning, so I am really looking forward to working on this one.

I wonder what all of you other Tudorphiles have been up to lately?????

hugs, Kaye

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Henry is crowned!

Finally, I have made Henry happy and finished stitching him - phew!

Now I just need to find a sweet square frame for him.

hugs, Kaye

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Letter from Elizabeth ...

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we can actually get to read letters from Elizabeth I to that naughty Thomas Seymour!

Elizabeth I, Queen of England
Autograph letter to Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley, Lord Admiral of England, signed and dated [Hatfield?]
From Paston & Thane Collections
Summer of 1548
(Click on the link above to go to the website so that you can zoom in)

Gives you shivers, doesn't it?

hugs, Kaye

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Lizzie and Lizzie's Dad.....

Dear Lizzie has returned from the Framers and I am so pleased with how she turned out.

I chose a triple mount and I am so glad that I did - it came up beautifully!

... and my prediction two week's ago that Lizzie's Dad would be finished in one more evening of stitching was so wrong!  He is still a WIP but I am hopeful that next Tuesday will see him finished!  Fingers crossed.

hugs, Kaye

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Lizzies' Dad is nearly done .....

... so, while I hopefully stated in my last post that Henry would be done in one more evening of stitching - well, I was wrong - off with my head! lol!

However, I am hopeful of a finish very soon...

Stay tuned....

hugs, Kaye

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Lizzie's Dad....

Well, I thought that after spending so much time on Lizzie recently, I should pay some attention to her Dad.  So, I picked up this mini Henry Viii pattern which the wonderful Jo, from Serendipitous Stitching, sent to me last year sometime.  Thank you, dear Jo.

This was originally a kit but, of course, Jo had already stitched it so there is just the pattern with the Legend saying only colours not specific floss, so I was able to choose my own fabric and floss. I am stitching on 28ct French Country Spring green fabbie with assorted DMC threads but I have substituted a gold metallic thread for Henry's hat and chain.  I am so pleased with how quickly this has stitched up - this is only one evening of stitching:

So, if all goes according to plan - next Tudor Tuesday should see Henry all crowned, too!

I hope that all of you are enjoying all things Tudor, 

hugs, Kaye