19 September 2009

Pride and (Maybe A Little Bit of) Prejudice

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At the beginning of the summer I received an intriguing email from the
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Could jellybelly*jellybrain supply their gift shop with 20 shabby-chic buntings and 30 patchwork cushion covers?
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Cue much fabric-shopping, triangle sewing and patchwork making and me and some of my team turned a big pile of gorgeous fabrics into a big pile of gorgeous bunting and cushion covers (thank you Janine and Jen).
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I delivered them by hand yesterday as the Jane Austen Centre is just down the road in Bath.
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Did you know that Jane Austen lived in Bath for 5 years, and although she never wrote a jot whilst she was there, it did give her plenty of ideas for future books.
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I know this, because I went on the tour while I was there.
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If you ever pay a visit to Bath, I highly recommend dropping in to the centre - it's a few doors away from the actual house that the Austen family initially lived in before having to move to a poorer part of town as their money dwindled.
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Not only is there a great exhibition where you can see a geniune Regency dress, rescued after it was found in pieces in a carrier bag ...
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... but they have a fab gift-shop selling some gorgeous bunting and patchwork cushion covers - I happen to know they're beautifully made.
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And of course, I couldn't pass up the opportunity ...
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"I'm a laydee don't you know"
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I can't help wondering what Jane herself might make of my penmanship skills on this here blog what I write?
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She did call one of her heroines Emma after all ....
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6 comments:

Itch2stitch.com said...

I think it looks a great place to visit. I love bunting, and have been thinking of doing some myself soon! I am sure she would be most happy with your penmanship skills!
Suzie. x

Josie said...

that's brilliant news, well done
Josie x

Kathi D said...

Wish I would have known to visit there when I was in Bath! Now I have a good excuse to go back.

Jill said...

The bunting looks wonderful - I hope that vintage dress hasn't go a triangle shaped hole at the back!!

Tillyboo said...

Your ramblings are just hilarious ... just my sort of humour ! xx

April said...

I went there on holiday back in May - wish your stuff had been there then!

Well done you

April xx