A Seasonal Literary Crafter

It's been a while since I've posted anything, but I'm determined to get back into the habit for the New Year and I'm starting of with a suitably seasonal literary crafter;

They have a big gilded star at the Austin Friars, which they hang in their great hall on New Year's Eve. For a week it shines out, to welcome their guests at Epiphany. From Summer onwards, he [Thomas Cromwell] and Liz would be thinking of costumes for the Three Kings, coveting and hoarding scraps of any strange cloth they saw, any new trimmings; then from October, Liz would be sewing in secrecy, improving on last year's robes by patching them over with new shining panels, quilting a shoulder and weighting a hem, and building each year some fantastical new crowns.

Liz Cromwell from Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall.