Daughters of Longbourn: Part 1

This is a meager showing of my progress on Daughters of Longbourn. But I have had a great time stitching it, and I feel like doing a Jane Austen post! :) I am not using the charted Crescent Colors threads. I am using DMC to substitute as best as I can:

Pride & Prejudice is one book I read over and over AND over again. I normally would randomly flip to a chapter and just read for leisure. I love the wit in this book.

“Mr. Bennet was so odd a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humour, reserve, and caprice, that the experience of three-and-twenty years had been insufficient to make his wife understand his character. Her mind was less difficult to develope. She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper. When she was discontented she fancied herself nervous. The business of her life was to get her daughters married; its solace was visiting and news.” (Pride & Prejudice Chapter 1)

Who is your favorite Longbourn character, my dear readers?

Here are a couple of favorite Austen links [Warning: they can be addictive]:

Republic of Pemberley

Jane Austen Today

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your visit. Have a good one.

Needlework: My “McMansions” Project – Part 3

This was meant to be my Monday post, but time just dashed by me while I was taking care of a few other things. So, I am a little late…

But nothing much has been happening around the “neighborhood”. I got a few accents stitched for the Sampler Gameboard:


This neighborhood is full of botanical wonders, except it could be a bit scary when someone’s pet lion runs loose :)


I hope you had a great Monday. I have been busy decorating for Christmas over the weekend. I will show you snippets of my labor between now and Christmas. Meanwhile, have a superb week!