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There were owl designs this week but, as I'm always posting owl designs, I decided to resist and opt for something completely different.

And you couldn't get much further away from owls than Henry VIII and his six wives. For me, there's a personal element to this choice - I wrote an e-novel about them appearing on a post-life TV show. The original idea was to help people with history but as I was writing it I discovered that you can't suddenly have people arguing like mad when they're supposed to be at peace. So, I had to create another story that explained why they were arguing!

Anyway, back to the cross stitching. Henry and his wives appeared on a cross stitch mini cushio designed by Sheena Rogers. You can find it here.

Henry VIII and six wives mini cushion

Around 50 to 60 years after Henry died and Jacobean crewelwork was all the rage - including some amazing tree of life designs in beautiful, rich colours. In the days when I was still stitching other people's designs rather than my own I did a gorgeous tree from a magazine, complete with lion and unicorn. G Romilly Mueller of Golden Circle Designs has produced her own version and it was too lovely not to include in this post. You can find a link to the chartpack here.

Jacobean tree of life

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