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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Austen Challenge - Two down, Four To Go!

OK, so I've watched Lost In Austen, thanks to Netflix and Sunday, I watched Persuasion -oh I do love that version - which I own. And now... I own Lost In Austen as well! It arrived today along with the paperback, What Would Jane Austen Do? by Laurie Brown - thank you Amazon. I can't wait to get started on that. I also decided to stitch this freebie Jane Austen sampler I found on-line instead of the small design by The Sampler Girl. It has a row of women - Marianne, Elizabeth, Elinor, Emma and Jane, with those names below, a nice little border and flowers. As for The Sampler Girl, I will treat myself to one of the larger Austen samplers, just because I like them - decisions, decisions, which one? One other change in my list - I will read Jane Austen, A Life, by Carol Shields, instead of reading Persuasion again - which I can do anytime.

Other books recently acquired: Hekate Liminal Rites by Sorita d'Este & David Rankine. This book is SO wonderful! So much information in one place about my beloved matron goddess. I also purchased a copy of Unbound, A Devotional Anthology for Artemis by Bibliotheca Alexandrina. One of my poems is included and of course I wanted a copy. It, too, is a very fine book.

Back to stitching: I also received the book, Bewitching Cross Stitch by Joan Elliot. I had to get it from England. I purchased the book for one design, Mother Moon. Yes, I know - am I crazy??? Well, no actually... it is a gorgeous design. Happily there are a few other designs in the book that I really like as well. So there!

On the Heirloom Nativity front, I am stitching the shepherds, well actually the pine trees next to the shepherds. It looks like this piece will not be ready for Christmas as I am heading back to school - yes, at fifty-three - at the end of August. Four nights a week will not leave much stitching time. Who knows though, perhaps I will stitch more than I think.

I did take a few stitches on Salem Remembered by Primitive Needle. I will have to get some photos up to show these pieces off.

Finally had some needlework from last year framed. All look divine. Cross Stitch Cupboard does a beautiful job framing.

Here's the revised Everything Austen CHallenge List:

1. Watch Lost In Austen - done!
2. Watch Persuasion - done!
3. Read "What Would Jane Austen Do? - begun!
4. Read Jane Austen, A Life.
5. Read Mr. Darcy, Vampyre - ordered and waiting for release!
6. Stitch the little freebie Jane Austen sampler.

OK - I'm updated!

Blessings nine!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I am Lost in Austen - Everything Austen Challenge

I have decided to join the Everything Austen Challenge - which actually began July 1st - I was still trying to finish my list of six Austen-themed things I will do. So here they are, one of which, I just accomplished:

1. Reread Persuasion

2. Watch the movie, Persuasion - the one with Amanda Root & Ciaran Hinds

3. Stitch one of The Sampler Girl's Jane Austen designs

4. Read "What Would Jane Austen Do?"

5. Watch the movie - "Lost In Austen" - and thanks to Netflx, I just watched it this evening - a really wonderful, sweet, funny film.

6. Read "Mr. Darcy, Vampyre" by Amanda George and due out in August - OK, I know it sounds weird, but how interesting!

So there I am, I just have to pick out that Austen inspired needlework project.

Blessings nine!