So, farewell, then, 'The Tudors'

Katharine of Aragon from 'The Tudors'

Katharine of Aragon from 'The Tudors'

 

Well, that’s it, my secret guilty pleasure viewing of the ‘The Tudors’  has come to an end.  The final episode was shown over the weekend.  As it ground on it got dafter and dafter, and Henry VIII got Irisher and Irisher, but, the costumes became no less sumptuous.  Every week I put up with harrumphs from the historian husband, until I started to watch it when he had retired for the night, because, although the whole thing collapsed under the weight of its own ludicrousness, the costumes were just exquisite:

Anne Boleyn, 'The Tudors'

Anne Boleyn, 'The Tudors'

 

I absolutely loved them, but I think the headdresses were particularly fine and an interesting re-imagining of what the French hood might have looked like.  I loved the men’s costumes as much as the women’s, although the frocks were the real stars of the show:

Anne of Cleeves, 'The Tudors'

Anne of Cleeves, 'The Tudors'

 

If only by me, the show will be very sorely missed.

Destination Copenhagen

Sara-Louise and Alf's embroidered landscape, April 2011

Sara-Louise and Alf's embroidered landscape, April 2011

My beloved friend Alf married his soulmate, Sara-Louise in Copenhagen on Saturday.  There is very little that I could possibly give Alf which would in any way reciprocate everything that he has done for me over the years, and, although he has never expressed the slightest desire to have any of my work, I thought that a small landscape piece might make a nice gift.   It’s made entirely from silk, started off on my embellisher (yet another broken needle) and then finished on the Bernina which seems to be working perfectly again.

I put it in an oak box frame that I bought at John Lewis.  Getting ready-made  box frames is becoming very difficult.  The choice was really limited and Habitat seems to have given up selling them altogether.  I’ll let you know how it was received!

The framed embroidery

The framed embroidery