Each December I celebrate Jane's birthday by re-reading one of her novels. It's the perfect antidote to any holiday craziness. Wonderful escapism into a different world. I don't treat them equally.....love Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, enjoy Emma and Mansfield Park and tolerate Northanger Abbey. I also love the BBC adaptations and one of the contemporary DVDs, "Lost In Austen," is a total delight. Even businesses are aware of her long time popularity. Jane Austen and the Wall Street Journal This year Persuasion is on my bedside table. (Irene, I bet you understand.)
Enough of my Anglophile ravings. To make this slightly sewing related I suggest a project that will allow you to watch a movie of your choice while making something nice and useful for your sewing room. I have been using these plain metal washers for pattern weights for several years. A dear sewing friend and new blogger just posted this lovely gift version,
Michelle's pattern weights
something I had been meaning to do myself. So last evening, while watching Survivor (not all my interests are seemingly highbrow:-) I wrapped these up. Side bonus, it keeps your hands out of the cookie jar.