I've a great liking for embroideries of the first half of the 20th century - especially the Art Deco stylised designs of the 1930s. Some years ago I found a lovely book by Kathleen Mann, Applique Design and Method published in 1937, and recently I picked up two more of her titles. I'm now really fired up to start on another embroidery project myself.
I tried an applique felt and embroidered picture a year or so ago - a design I found in a 30s embroidery magazine, and I really enjoyed working it. I must get round to doing something with it; frame it or make a cushion or something.
Looking through photos of the cottage interior I've a feeling there'll be plenty of design inspiration to get me going. Hope I'll have something to show you when I get back. And if you happen to fancy a break at Ty Unnos too, its on special offer for the month of February. I can't wait!