I have gotten a lot of stitching done. It's the berry project. While I would love to show you - it now has been decided that it will be published in an upcoming book. (Along with some of Polly's rugs) You will just have to hear about it for a little while more. I have caught up on some things I have saved on the dvr and of course, baseball has started. All I will say about that is - after my disappointment at the end of last year and the heartbreak of certain off-season trades..... for the first time in a long time I wasn't very excited about opening day. I am watching, but I'm still emotionally distant, if you know what I mean. We'll see how that plays out over the summer.
What I did watch is Bright Star, a movie about the life of poet John Keats. If you like costume dramas - this is for you. Emphasis on the costumes!!!! Oh My! The love interest of Keats is Fanny Brawne who is a "fashion woman and seamstress". Take a peek.It is a movie that is just lovely to look at. Jane Campion directed it and like all Campion movies it can be a bit slow. There are long loving shots of people contemplating things and long periods without dialogue, but oh, the visuals!
I am fascinated with this sweater. I think it's crocheted, but if anyone knows for sure - make sure to let us all know. What a stunner.
Which brings me to one of the wonderful things about my love of costume drama/Jane Austen/Anglophile movies. The fabrics and colors. A few months ago on Masterpiece Classics was Austen's Emma. It was a great version of this classic and one of the cool things about it was the sets and the costumes.I couldn't find pictures of the chartreuse and fuchsia furniture, but they were scrumptious. It was almost as if Austen was being channeled by our own Tula Pink. I'm am not the only one who notices such things. Another Moda designer, Barbara Brackman has written about this too. Contemplating these vintage costumes, fabrics, and colors has been a nice diversion over the traumatic Bones episode this week. Is it too much to ask - to watch something while I stitch that doesn't break my heart??
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