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.
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?
I have a bit of a fabric obsession. What I feel is my one saving quality is that when I buy fabric I buy it with a project in mind, such as I want to make a dress out of this (specifics unknown), or I want to make this specific design out of that.*** The problem is that I buy the fabric and then have to store it until I manage to get around to that project. The other problem is that I can't really "shop my stash" so to speak when I have a new project in mind. I usually have to go buy more because the rest has been spoken for. :)
Leimomi of The Dreamstress, one of my favorite sewing/historical fashion blogs, recently made a call for pattern testers for her pattern line, Scroop Patterns. I jumped at the chance to join the rolls of potential pattern testers.
For those that like to participate in historical reenactments will know that background is very important. I love vintage fashions, but learning about those is not enough. I need to immerse myself in the period to really understand the people and the times so I can better present myself as legitimately coming out of the period.
This book has been on my wishlist for a long time now. When it came down in price recently, I decided that it was time to own this book. I was glad to see that Jessica of Chronically Vintage reviewed the book a few years back and really liked it.
Fabrics are an important part of getting a truly vintage look. Enter the book Forties Fabric by Joy Shih.
I recently bought the book Style Me Vintage 1940s by Liz Tregenza. This was a nice quick read for me.
Last week I received a package in the mail from Chronically Vintage's Etsy shop. I have been getting to know Jessica Cangiano through her blog, the wonderful comments we exchange. and through email. I have ordered from her before and was very happy to do so again.
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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