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?
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.
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.
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.
I issued a fashion design challenge a week and a half ago, and then some thoughts on design about a week ago. Today, I figured I would share what I have been doing in relation to those posts.
I have a challenge to fellow vintage fashion enthusiasts: create an original clothing design (dress, evening gown, suit, skirt/blouse combo) inspired by World War II rationing.
I love to read. The End. But I think I have made that point before. Most of my reading material lately has been focused around the decades of the 30's and 40's.
The dance went off without a hitch. I know I had so much fun with planning it, making my dress, and then the dance itself. By the end of the night, I felt much more confident with my dancing abilities. :)
I finished my silk ball gown! Yippee! It is done with plenty of time to spare. Now hopefull Miriam will be able to finish hers in time. Due to some unforseen circumstances, I won't be able to help her finish hers.
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