As I have had lots of time on my hands I have been able to delve back into my novel on Mary Queen of Scots. I didn't realize it was an omnibus which had three books. Right now I am finishing up the last and currently I am reading about her extensive embroidery she completed while captive in England. She even made some minor clothing and gift trinkets for family and Queen Elizabeth. My friend has a book specifically about her work and I am very interested in seeing what she completed. I will find out more on the embroidery book when I get to Embroidery Guild tomorrow.
Though I have a big plan for my Elizabethan gloves underway and posted my progress so far with some photos, just the embroidery is left and attaching the cuffs to the handmade gloves. Which not to my suprise I have small hands when I measured them according to the pattern I followed. I do not think it will take long for me to complete the two panels I have drawn up, very excited. Though the are complex and will look stunning as a gauntlet for my up coming Elizabethan costumes.
I also have an Elizabethan sweete bag in the wings when I get the gauntlets that are already started and coming along very well. That will accessorize the gown I just finished beautifully and it turned out very close to my original drawing. Plans are in the works to get photos up for all to see of the gown, keep your fingers crossed my camera agrees with me.
The book I am reading Mary Queen of Scots by Margaret George is so well written with descriptions that I want to read hers on Henry VIII if I can get hold of a copy. Though I am interested in a book about Brythonia in War Hammer Fantasy which is a fantasy realm like England, so I would have to decide which one to read next. Though there is no rush to get through either. Well for now lots of work to do and more in my future.