Rainy Day Rambling

It's so rainy and cold out, that the truth is, I'm trying to stay awake! I've got lots of grand plans to keep me busy, of course. So far I've made four skirts for my daughter and I'm attempting to make some cute little tattery petticoats for us both. Here's hoping they work out!

Not a lot of art making going this week. Just getting ready for Audrey's birthday and immersing myself in sewing. I feel like I am always making mistake after mistake when I sew. But the only way to get better is to practice, so I'm slowing trying my best!

I finished the L.M. Montgomery biography book (so good!) and browsed through Anne's House of Dreams, to be honest. that was one staid and vanilla wedding, wasn't it? Especially after fretting about it for 4 entire books? They get married and suddenly a month is gone?

But I'm not dwelling on it long and have started rereading Emily of New Moon, which is basically like reading it for the first time since it's been a good 17 or so years since I read it last. That is practically a lifetime ago! I'm sure I will eventually find myself curled up with that book and a dog or two at some point in this day.

Hope you're having a good day, and if you've got a rainy and sleepy day on your hands, I hope you get to sneak in a little nap! It's so impossibly gray out, and cold and windy. It's a very Bronte type of day. I expect Jane Eyre to come falling down on my porch for me to nurse back to health at any minute ;)

Til next time...
~H

25 comments

  1. The skirts look wonderful! I have not read any of the Anne of Green Gables books...not yet anyway :-)

    M.

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  2. I completely adore your owl pincushion cup.The skirts are beautiful love the colors and the pattern.

    It's cold and gray day here as well I've been fighting the yawns all day.

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  3. I JUST received the most beautiful edition of Anne of Green Gables yesterday...after I ordered it from seeing it on Pinterest. Must be in the air!!! I like the idea of spending the rainy day with a book- it's rainy here, as well. The fabric your using (in your photo) is divine! LOVE IT! ~AMY

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  4. I've read every one of those books many times over! Love them! Def. one of my favorites series, especially when I was young.

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  5. I have also enjoyed those books, beautiful photo of the sewing and pin cushion!

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  6. Your pin cushion is so fun! I wish I knew how to sew, I don't think I have the patience for it :/ It was so strange having freezing rain last night after the nice couple days we have had, Kansas...and Oklahoma weather is so indecisive!

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  7. We finally got rain on Saturday night here in Florida but without the bone chilling cold! I do love the skirts and I have a huge fondness for old fashioned petticoats!! In the 1950s, we all wore various types of petticoats with dresses. I love the old fashioned kind that are soft and have ruffles. Please post some photos of your tattery petticoats!! Do we know what sort of petticoats Tasha wore?

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  8. A very Bronte type of day indeed! What a lovely thing to say. I love what an image that conjures up.. I think I may delve into Jane Eyre for the first time in a few years. In fact it's funny that you mention that, as my brother is a 4th year film major in university, and has to write a script based on Jane Eyre. He is running everything past me because the story is so beloved to me. I've never read Emily of New Moon but I know that there's a tv show. Should I read it? And I love Anne! I have an Anne porcelain doll. She's such a national icon up here in Canada.

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  9. I love your cute little owl mug!

    I've never read the Emily books but I've always wanted to, I'm sure they would be just as wonderful as the Anne of Green Gables books :)

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  10. All good wholesome rainy day stuff!! ;-)
    It is rainy and extra
    cccol-ol-ol-old (shiver shiver)in western NY brrrr...damp..poor joints...
    Hugs and Blessings, Linnie

    PS I've been praying for your house to sell, and your dream HOME to come to you (and your family) smoothly, ;-D

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  11. I've never read the Anne of Green Gables books. I never used to have my head out of a book when I was young, but there's still so many books that have passed me by.

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  12. Love those "Brontë days"! It's been too long since I've read Anne's House of Dreams. I don't even remember Anne and Gilbert's wedding! It's definitely time for a re-read of those books.

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  13. Maria, thank you! You should read the books, I think you'd enjoy them!

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  14. Jeannette- Thanks so much! My friend Holly of Sweetheartville made that pincushion!

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  15. Amy- It must be....the approach of spring is such an "Anne" season. Thanks about the fabric, I like it too!

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  16. Lori- They are such timeless classics, arent they? Love them...

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  17. Kelsey, I dont have much patience either, but I'm learning to do the relatively simple things. you should give it a try! We've got sun here today...sounds like next week is going to be warm and beautiful!

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  18. Winnie- I'm sure Tasha's petticoats were true to period, she probably had the real vintage stuff! I just posted pics of the petticoat in the above post, hope you like it!

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  19. Jennifer,
    Dont you just love a good Bronte day? :) If you havent read the Emily books, I recommend them! They are so, so much better than the show. I had no idea there was a show and found it on Netflix and boy...its a bit over the top! lol!

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  20. Lyndall- I think you should definintely treat yourself to Anne of Green Gables. Its such a lovely book!

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  21. Linnie,
    Aw, thank you! I so appreciate your prayers! I know whatever happens will be what is supposed to happen. I'm trying to be content with whichever way the wind blows! Thank you :)

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  22. Jo- I think you should pick up a copy of Anne of Green Gables. Its so timeless and lovely!

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  23. Lauren, its that Anne time of year again I think! AHOD was rather brief on the wedding, and in my opinion lacking in any romance. I have a feeling LM Montgomery was more comfortable with childhood type love and not as comfortable with adult scenarios.

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  24. I spy a really fabulous pin cushion! :) Rainy days are just perfect for reading great books. :)

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