Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Art of Penmanship

On the subject of penmanship, I believe that it is important to have good handwriting. I will recommend the book Practical Penmanship by the Spencer Brothers, I have found that this pamphlet has greatly improved my handwriting (though I still need a little more work on it). In an age of computers, e-mails and texting, penmanship may seem a useless accomplishment but, as I see it not everything we do has to have a practical application. Many things may not make sense but to the old fashioned girl, beauty and neatness are very important.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Jane Austen's Quilt

I am sure many of us have heard of the great writer Jane Austen and her books, but not everyone knows that she also made a quilt. This past summer I have tried to recreate her quilt. I have used different colors and have slightly changed the pattern (mostly because of some of my own mistakes rather then actually planing to change the quilt style)
Here is a picture of her quilt

Here is a picture of my quilt, as you can see it is quite a bit brighter.

Heres a detail of the center
I had to readjust the pattern for this particular motif to fit into the orignal pattern, but I think it worked out well.

Friday, November 19, 2010


And so I begin a whole new adventure ....
This is a blog of the old forgotten thoughts and impressions of yesterday. I find looking into the past can be a great adventure, thinking of how life must have been, how different things are now. Through books, art and yes movies, you can almost feel as if you were there. Hopefully, this blog will also help you to feel as if you were there too. I hope you will enjoy this trip into the past.