…as I am about to embark upon sewing 13 (I think) buttonholes and buttons to Paige’s blouse.
This is one that I am selling so I want it to be worth selling, so please pray that the buttonholer and machine will work and that it will turn out looking nice! 🙂
Most of all, pray that I would have a spirit of patience and that I would not get frustrated as I sew. I find that sewing often brings out the attitudes in my heart, and I want those to be Christlike attitudes and not selfish, earthly attitudes.
(Anyone else out there scared of buttonholes?)
Click on the “Wives and Daughters project” link on my sidebar and check out Cynthia’s page! Is it just me…did I miss an episode or does Molly really have that many more outfits than Cynthia? What do you think of the collection? If you think of an outfit that I forgot, please leave me a comment and let me know. 🙂
Now, shall I do Mrs. Gibson, Lady Harriet, or Aimee next? 🙂
…because we joined the ranks of the people who get to the store at 6:15 in the morning to find great deals on Black Friday!
But we did not join the ranks of the people who get up at 3:00 in the morning to go shopping. In any case, JoAnn’s doesn’t open until 6:00!
Three out of the five Black Friday maniacs: Elinor/me (left), Marianne (middle) and C. (right; name withheld). I should add that this was at about 7:30-ish, when we were bringing our huge load of JoAnn’s bags out to the van before heading back in to browse until Aldi’s opened.
The parking lot at about 7:30. I think it was fuller when we arrived at 6:15.
I found some good deals at JoAnn’s, though they have deals so often that it wasn’t really anything more spectacular than usual (as far as fabric and patterns go, that is.) But my mom picked up some stuff, and my sisters got some scrapbooking materials.
So here is some of the stuff I/we got that were particularly interesting or exciting. 🙂
An iron! We so needed a new one because our other one was so junky and hardly did its job at all! I have already used this one and it is really nice!
I hope to make View C sometime; I think it is so cute! 🙂
Gorgeous! Hopefully for our Campobello/P.E.I trip…
FABRIC! Hopefully for…
Did any of the rest of you go Black Friday shopping?
Hope you all had a wonderful, Christ-honoring Thanksgiving!
Because I am on vacation this week and, therefore, away from my sewing work, I decided to put up a poll on which is your favorite Jane Austen novel. The answers were very much as I had expected them to be!! 🙂
9 people (26%) voted Pride and Prejudice. (I knew this one would win over the rest. 😉 )
8 people (23%) voted Sense and Sensibility. (Good choice. 🙂 )
3 people (8%) voted Mansfield Park. (Shocking!)
4 people (11%) voted Northanger Abbey. (Myself included.)
4 people (11%) voted Emma. (Only four!?!?)
6 people (17%) voted Persuasion. (And I understand why! 🙂 )
Now, since Pride and Prejudice won as the most beloved Jane Austen novel among my readers, I am putting up a new poll.
Which is your favorite film adaption of Pride and Prejudice? (This does not include spin-offs or any adaptions about which I do not know!)
Scroll down the sidebar and you will see two more polls:
Who is your favorite presentation of Elizabeth Bennett?
Who is your favorite presentation of Mr. Darcy?
My answers are all in favor of the ’95 Pride and Prejudice, though, I admit, I do like the actor for the 2005 P&P’s Mr. Darcy, especially after seeing him in Little Dorrit!!
~The frogs on Elinor’s spencer jacket~
Pattern: The frog enclosures from “Chinese Jacket”, from Leisure Arts’ book The Best Book of Crochet.
The instructions weren’t very clear on how to make the button itself, but I got it figured out so it at least will stay in the hook. 🙂
Elinor didn’t want to buy frogs from Jo-Ann’s, so she asked me to make some. I was REALLY glad I had this pattern in one of my books already! 😛