Monday, January 21, 2008
Saw this on Beth's blog and thought it looked like fun. Have always been a Pride and Prejudice girl myself, the sensibilities of Sense and Sensibility couldn't compete with Laurence Olivier...or Colin Firth's Darcy either for that matter! But I have been told I actually occasionally look like Emma thompson, perhaps it is fitting!
But today 'Sensibility' is what I am fighting, so Beth's link was apt!
I wonder if Jane Austen was a quilter? I think I recall she was, there is a florally charm type diamond quilt with thin pale sashings appearing in my head that I seem to have seen somewhere.
I wonder if she ever had her confidence shaken by being taken to task over NOT having yet given a family member a quilt??!!!
That is why it has taken me a few days to get back to you after my sister's birthday, my heart really hasn't been in it.
My sister loved her quilt, THAT was not the problem. She also got teary about the calendar so all required responses were achieved! It was just that someone else in the family went a little off...in front of everyone, about the fact that has not yet been one for them.
Note: Blogger wont upload tonight so the quilt pic will have to wait for the next post.
Now, aside from the fact that, 1. I am only 38 and not yet on my deathbed, and 2. There are 5 metres of the perfect fabric picked just for that person just waiting to made up over in the sewing room, who out there in quiltmaker cyberworld likes to make quilts because they are told to?
I like to think my people kind of earn theirs....because life has dealt them a blow, because they have been very special to me, maybe even because they happened to compliment it just the right way when it was still homeless and therefore ended up with it. They are in fact MY quilts, my 10-100+ hours of work,my tens and hundreds of dollars and, just like the quiltmaker in The Quiltmaker's gift, they will be given where I see fit. (See, I told you I was having a little case of sensibility-don't worry, surely it will pass!)
Would being told in no uncertain terms that others have received them out of turn and then what should be on it(!!!) upset anyone else's sensibilities? Tell me what you think....and don't worry, I am being forced to learn resilience so I can cope with whatever you say.......maybe!
Posted by Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum at 11:44 PM