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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Happy Birthday, Jane!

Happy Birthday to Jane Austen, born in 1775. I thank her for many, many hours of delightful reading, watching movies interpret her stories, and feeding my soul. For Jane, that old saying about living on really is true - she does live on in her novels, the movies, and thanks to the Jane Austen Society.

Favorite Jane novel: Persuasion

Favorite movie version: 1995

Favorite Anne actress: Amanda Root

Favorite Captain Wentworth actor: Ciaran Hinds

Favorite Quote from Persuasion: "I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me that I am not too late, that such precious feelings are not gone forever." Capt. Frederick Wentworth to Anne Elliot.

I actually have many favorite quotes from this novel, but this one, well, it is quite romantic and I do love it. The Sampler Girl ( click here) designed a cross stitch pattern with this quote and naturally I purchased it. The Sampler Girl has a whole series of designs inspired by Jane and her novels, so if you enjoy stitching, take a browse. I have yet to stitch this particular design, but it is in my new collection of projects that I recently put together for the next year's stitching. I always do this around Christmas time.  Another little cushion, perhaps, for the connubial couch.

Tangled in threads,
Mrs. K.

1 comment:

  1. What a delightful posting for Jane's Birthday. I love her works as well.
    Thanks for the holiday wishes, we at the Casa appreciate it so very much, Oma Linda