Reviews for Embroidery
writerkboe chapter 1 . 9/11/2019
Hi, I really liked this. I like how you went through Catherine's life through her embroidery. The last scene is slightly chilling, knowing what happens to her, and I think that really ties the whole thing together well. Thanks, I enjoyed this!
JustAnotherNewbie chapter 1 . 10/4/2013
Well.

You are an amazing author. That is all I have to say.

I have read this before, while I was waiting for And The Geek Shall Inherit to update, but I never knew the historical context in which the story is set.

I have since read Wolf Hall, though.

I really hope you are still writing!
Zireael07 chapter 1 . 8/15/2011
Such a beautiful look at Catherine's life! I love this one-shot!
this wild abyss chapter 1 . 2/5/2011
I very much liked this style of snapshots. It conveyed a great deal of Catherine’s life in few words, but left a great deal unsaid, just as any well-written one-shot should be. I do wish that you had described the different stitches in more detail, because though some of them were familiar to reader, others were not, and it would have helped to know what they looked like.

But on the whole this was a fantastic piece.

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Purple Glasses chapter 1 . 2/5/2011
I really wish that you would write more historicals, because this has been beautiful. Catherine of Aragon was always such a neglected wife (that rat-bastard, Henry) and I've always had such a soft spot for her, though Anne was my favorite. Anyway, something about this reminds me so much of Phillipa Gregory, especially this line:

'"Princess of Wales, if you please, Dona Elvira," the five-year-old says as primly and unconcernedly as if she had expected nothing else.'

And this:

'Born to the palaces and the privileges, she stood no need of earning her happily-ever-afters. Life was obliged to hand it to her.'

But different, at the same time. I like your Catherine, how you've chosen to depict her as so self-assured, but at the same time undecided in her fate, because it had always been men who controlled her life, and I like how you've shown that she allows them to. The stitching too, it adds something so helpless to her character. It's very subtle, and your prose was so simple, yet strangely poignant.

Write more! I think you will find the Borgias perfect for this kind of historical. Cesare, in particular.