Life can change courses in so many ways and as fast a flash flood. Because of a 2100 mile move, I have to start a piano studio over again, my Etsy shop and sewing projects were put on hold, and I have to start life over again in a whole new place. But at least in some ways, I got to bring my friends with me.
Yet another book that I have seen the movie before the book.
The book is comprised of short little stories of a more reflective nature. The author in my opinion would fall in very well with L. M. Montgomery.
The short narratives were originally published as a newspaper column starting in 1937. The edition I have was printed in 1940, and the contents in some places more directly reference the war, and in others it seems to lurk in the background, although not all of them would have referenced the time after Britain's entrance into WWII,
Apparently later editions included additional narratives in the form of letters. The edition I have only includes one letter narrative. In that case, I may be missing quite a bit of the inspiration used for the movie Mrs. Miniver. Otherwise, none of the narratives really have anything to do with the film. The only real connection I find is in the characters.
Either way, I found both the movie and the book in there different stories interesting.
Not every design makes the cut for creation. And even if it does, it might go through a few renditions and variations before it reaches its finalized state. I have three different categories that my designs go into:
Back yet again with another book, although you can't say I didn't warn you.
Since You Went Away was one of several books with a wartime theme that were turned into movies during the war. I must confess to seeing the movie before the book. Ahem. Let's move on to the book, shall we?
The post date was really May 1, not April 17. I haven't had a post up for two weeks.
I suppose I must offer some excuse for being away from the blog for longer than I had hoped. But I suppose this must make a reasonable excuse right? I've been sight seeing and learning about various historical sites.
Since I can't be sewing I am dreaming of future sewing projects by window shopping fabric online, and pulling out my sketchbook to do something with the creative bug.
The way life is means my sewing desk is clean. Disturbingly clean.
But when you are pulling up your roots and settling down elsewhere in a whole other state, you have to keep the house clean. Spotless. Which means I am going through sewing withdrawal.
Fortunately, I am not going through piano withdrawal. Yet. I will be playing that thing up until it gets packed on a truck.
I started this dress back at the beginning of January as a test for my silk ballgown. I have finally finished it long after the silk dress. I find it funny how the starting order of projects and their completion can get completely switched around sometimes. But life is often like that. We have to switch and change our focus to other things that become more important
Sometimes the multi-facets of my life cross and collide and let me bring onto my blog some of my other passions. As some people may or may not know, I am also a piano teacher. Music is very important to me. My family can probably read my emotions to some extent by how or what I am playing on the piano at any given time.
If I am not sewing, I am reading. (Okay or maybe wasting time on my computer or a host of other things.) The point is I do like to read especially old books.
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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