I'm sorry that I haven't been a better blogger recently. We have had a lot going on, and I'm not sure I know which end is up. Thank you for your patience with me. I'll try to do better with updating my blog in the future.
We just returned home last night from Florida where we visited our fathers. We timed the trip to coincide with my father's 90th birthday. I had hoped to update my blog regularly while we were down there, but I ran into internet problems in Orlando. So much for the best laid plans.
I have lots of photos to show you--a few more from France, my recent Long May She Wave class in Jacksonville, a wonderful lace and linen shop in Orlando, Quaker Turtles (and cookies), Pleasant Hill Shaker Village in Kentucky, and more. Perhaps before long I'll also have photos of two new With My Needle designs.
Meanwhile, here are some more photos highlighting the embroidery we saw.
First is a Millefleur tapestry, followed by a detail of some of the flowers near the bottom. Millefleur tapestries get their name because of the many flowers and small plants that are on the background. The term "millefleur" means "thousand flowers". Quite an appropriate name for this style of tapestry, don't you think?
Churches often have beautifully embroidered vestments, banners, and altar coverings. Here are a few that we saw.