I prefer the real British Isles.
I prefer the real British Isles.
East Urban Home Im Gegensatz zu preiswerten, synthetischen Ersatzstoffen überzeugt diese 400 g/m² fein strukturierte Kunstleinwand aus 100% Baumwolle mit gleichbleibender, klarer Detailqualität. Größe: XL
Glastonbury, England - resting place of King Arthur
Wildlife of the British Isles Map by finchandrobin
Side-by-side-by-side. Bridge Tea Rooms, Bradford-Upon-Avon, England.
Throughout the histories of the four countries of the UK, a variety of languages have been used to name places. These languages were often used in parallel with each other. As a result, it is...
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The best pubs in London come in all shapes and styles, and this guide will help you find the right one for your tastes and preferences.
The Scottish Highlands are one of the more remote places in, not just Scotland, but across the UK! It's totally idyllic and a proper breathtaking place to spend some time exploring. It's the kind of
If you plan to visit England and are looking for an alternative to London, then look no further than Canterbury. Located in southeast England, Canterbury, Kent is the spiritual heart of the country, with its cathedral listed as one of the finest in Europe, attracting visitors from all over the world. It's a bustling city with a medieval city center filled to the brim with independent shops, bars, restaurants and historic sights.
essenciaeidiossincrasias: Spinster’s Rock - a solitary dolmen near the Devonshire town of Drewsteignton, England.”
We’ve been incredibly blessed with amazing weather here in England this past week! The air is crisp, the sun is out and the leaves are changing – the ideal backdrop for my tour through the...Read More >
Unusual Things to do in Edinburgh, Scotland. Ghost Tours - Dean Village - Camera Obscura - National Mining Museum of Scotland - Highland Tours
“13th Century Crusader, located on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. ”
London - Europe's largest city and one of the most famous capitals in the world. Incredibly iconic, vibrant and diverse, London is for everyone. There are a plethora of attractions, museums, historical sites, modern architectural structures, theaters, cafes, pubs and restaurants to fit everyone's desires! For first-timers to London, it can all seem a bit overwhelming trying to figure out where to begin, what should you see in London and how to cram it all in in a short amount of time without going overboard.
mea-gloria-fides: “Yorkshire ”
The Fairies and Fairy Magic Diploma Course opens you up to the world of folklore and theories surrounding fairies and their activities in the British Isles.
Quilts de Légende Last fall, Kara posted about the Quilts de Légende exhibit at the European Patchwork Meeting in France. As their exhibit was a favorite when we visited Houston in 2016, I (Teri) tried to keep my jealousy to a minimum. I was thrilled, then, to see that this exhibit would be at Houston again this year. So while Kara and I didn't get to see the quilts together, there was something special about the fact that we both were able to view the same quilts—an ocean and a year apart! Quilts de Légende is a biennial exhibit of contemporary quilts inspired by antiques from the 1800s to early 1900s. The purpose of the exhibit is "to spotlight beautiful works that respect the techniques of the past and achieve a balance in color choices." Their mission appears to be accomplished! As before, this was one of my favorites of the quilt exhibits. Here are the photos that I took; to see the rest of the exhibit, click on the link above to see Kara's post from France last year. Enjoy! So many skill sets were used to create these quilts: intricate piecework, appliqué, outstanding hand-quilting, broderie perse, and perhaps even some paper piecing. A treat for the eyes! Antique Quilts of the British Isles This collection of antique beauties was an awe-inspiring exhibit. The mixture of techniques used here as well was fascinating to study. Again, we have examples of so many different skills. It is hard to look at these and not want to sit down with needle and thread and start to stitch! Bet you can't guess how many tiny hexagons there are in this lovely quilt top. Go ahead and give it a go—make a guess! Zooming in for a closer look... Each hexie was about 1/4-inch, and the papers were mostly still attached. If you look closely, you can see the thread knots used to keep the papers in place as it was pieced. How many hexies did you guess? Was your number close? The combination of the silks and velvets had a stunning effect. You can see the green transitioning to the tan. The chintz is perfect for the center medallion! I just love the birds in the center of this intricately pieced quilt. Excellent embroidery! This sampler worked into a quilt was intriguing. It appears that at least the center was embroidered by Hannah Langdale at age 12 in 1814, judging from the stitching. We could surmise that she made the whole quilt, but it is evidently not a certainty. Charming embroidery, and such a nice finishing touch with the crocheted edge I stopped by the Paper Pieces booth during Market and told them that I thought this quilt would be a paper piecer's dream! The papers are still in place in the hexagons in this quilt top. Another stunning combination of silk and velvet. The velvet border is striking. So many lovely pieces of stitched art were to behold in these two exhibits. Be sure to stop by Kara's post from last year to see the rest of the Quilts de Légende exhibit. Hopefully, you have felt as inspired by these needle artists as I. Do you feel the connection with those stitchers from the past when you view their work, as I do? I have one more batch of quilts to share. I will keep you wondering what kind of quilts they are. It shouldn't be too difficult to guess, but I'll keep you in suspense until my next post. Until then ~ Happy Stitching!!