25 June 2009


OK, "Stephanie's Written Word" blog has a Jane Austen challenge, and I think I might as well jump in. It runs from July 1st 2009 to January 1st 2010, and the challenge is to pick out "six Austen-themed things you want to finish to complete the challenge"
So ... what do I want to do ?

1. Well obviously watch my favourite Austen movie : Persuasion with Amanda Root. Lovely, lovely movie and with a feel very close to the book.

2. Start on my "Fassets of Austen" quilt. The plan is to make a version of the Austen coverlet using Kaffe Fasset fabrics. I will - naturally - be using the Inklingo collection for that. And I do write "start" because I am quite confident that it will not be finished. "The Jane Austen Patchwork Mystery" (book), can be found here. The collection for printing is right here.

3. Try out at least 3 different recipies from "The Jane Austen Cookbook"

4. Watch "Lost in Austen" with my DD (age 14).

5. Acquire (and watch) the old BBC-adaptation of Pride and Predjudice, the one Fay Weldon adapted ... and failing that, re-reading "Letters to Alice" by Fay Weldon, which is her (funny and well-written) introduction to the world and the novels of Jane Austen.

6. Watch the newest Sense and Sensibility adaptation. I have it, but have not (yet) watched it.

... and then - naturally - re-read any and all of The Novels :-)

Oh, and I'll mark all my postings relevant to this challenge with the label "Austentatious" :-) So you should be able to find my (irrelevant) musings.

This should be fun :-)


Stephanie said...

You have by far come up with the most unique challenge lists!! I had no idea there was a Jane Austen Cookbook and I love the fact that you will be working on an Austen-inspired quilt! My Mother was a quilter (she died just last year) and made real pieces of art.

christina said...

That cookbook rocks! I can't wait to hear about your cooking. I hope you post pictures?? :))

Yesterday's Tuna said...

I love how you came up with such unique ideas for the challenge! I can't wait to see your progress :)


vvb32 reads said...

so cool. i'm inspired. i'm gonna have to look up some nifty jane austen crafts. look forward to seeing some pics of your quilt. and do you have pics of your other austen projects you've completed?