Thursday, January 8, 2009


I took this photo at Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome last year. I was delighted that I hadn't missed it, as I love the use of bees in decorating and also, the Fleur-de-lis. In this Wikipedia link I particularly like the mention of a noble woman's seal, depicting the lady with a fleur-de-lis - I wonder if anybody has a collection of Seals? Would intrigue me no end!

Last year I made some pelmets for a couple of windows and wondered what to cover them with. I had some calico handy, so embroidered a fleur-de-lis and added a braid border. I've since done something new but here is my handiwork.

I have an affinity with anything French as my great-grandfather was French - have yet to do the genealogy on my Mother's side - that will be difficult!


Anonymous said...

Those bees are wonderful. Somehow I missed them when I visted the Castel. Now I have an excuse to rush back to Rome!

Coccinella said...

I wish it were closer! Takes me 30 hours to get there, unfortunately.

vicki archer said...

What a beautiful detail in your photograph and I am mad about everything French too, xv.

Coccinella said...

Vicki, you are so lucky to live between two great cultures! I'm hoping next year that our last stop after Tuscany is Paris, it's been a lifelong dream. There are many olive farms in our district; it's really taken off here in Australia. Cheers, Alaine