DH and I have just been on holiday to the Holy Land (or Israel, if you're not sure where that is!). Not being religious, I was a little trepidacious about the trip, but I needn't have worried, as it was fabulous! We went on an organised tour which visited all the Christian sites plus a lot of historical ones, and since I love history, I was in my element! I won't bore you with all my snaps, but just tantalise you with some artistic inspiration! Here is a possible applique idea from the Church of the Beatitudes.
A quilting motif on the top of a pillar in Caesarea.
Islamic motifs of flowers and flowing shapes from Jerusalem (although I think I'll need a magnifying glass to see them properly!)
More quilt blocks from Jerusalem.
And just a little sample of the gorgeous eye candy - all the colours of the rainbow!- in the souk in Jerusalem. (Can you see the little boy minding the shop? So cute!)
And finally, just thought you might be amused by this picture of myself bobbing in the Dead Sea.