We took some photos of Tiddles's masterpiece of needlepoint on Thursday, but I haven't had a chance to share them with you, yet. This is her tapestry:
She followed a pattern from Sandra Whitehead's book Celtic, medieval and Tudor wallhangings in 1/12 scale needlepoint. It's stitched on 32 count fabric with two strands of embroidery floss.
By the way, Tiddles was 9 when she started this in November, and she's 10 now :)
This girl is amazing, isn't she? She comes by it honestly -- her mother, Jennie, is the finest needlewoman I know -- fast, accurate, tidy and with perfect stitches. Tiddles is going to be just as good, I think.
From the sublime to the comparatively ridiculous, now :) I finally finished the little casement window in the Tower bedchamber.
I was worried I wasn't going to be able to get the panes out, but it broke apart quite obligingly when I pulled on it :) I'm not entirely sure it was supposed to, but it helped the process! I stained the bits and pieces, applied miniature pin striping to the panes for leading and then reassembled the whole gubbins. I glued the window back into the wall and framed it, and now I have a lovely, working casement window so when the inhabitant of the tower chamber needs a breath of fresh air, he can put down his lute and lean out :)
I think it works with the sofa - Several years ago I made a dark blue wing chair with a William Morris print on it. The fabric came from a 100% silk men's tie made by the Metropolitan ...
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