This exquisite celtic knotwork illuminated letter 'b' from the late century, comes from a latin vellum manuscript known as 'Evangelia Ottonis'. The notes at Rylands mention that it is possibly Italian in origin.- I love illuminated letters.
From the public domain book, "A practical treatise on the art of illuminating : with examples, chromographed in fac-simile and in outline, of the styles prevailing at different periods, from the sixth century to the present time
leaf art <> " Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree." ~Emily Bronte (Thanksgiving, season, autumn, fall) I think I will try and sew a faux leaf and make this. My favorite season "Autumn"