Friday, 14 January 2011
A Jane Austen afternoon with quilting
I can happily watch every version of Jane Austen but my favourite is "Persuasion" - the 1995 BBC version with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds. There was a great deal of hype about the more recent version and though Rupert Penry-Jones is certainly worth gazing at, perhaps he is a bit too handsome to be Captain Wentworth and I certainly didn't like Sally Hawkins as Ann Elliot. Amanda Root's performance was wonderfully sensitive and my heart was sore for her and her situation. I am always moved watching it and Ciaran Hinds isn't bad either!
I would love to know what you think and who is your favourite character?
I have visited Chawton Cottage where Jane lived many times but I have never seen it like this -
and as this is a quilting blog I can't not show you the quilt there -
though I can't think that there are many patchworkers out there than haven't heard about it?
In the mail today was the January edition of Patchwork and Quilting Magazine and I couldn't think why, but on flicking through it found that this blog has been named "Blog of the Month". Thank you P&Q Magazine - that was unexpected and a lovely surprise!