Saturday, May 30, 2009

Computer troubles and Jane Austen

We’ve had problems with our server service all week-end. It started on Thursday, we called the cable company, they said they were “experiencing difficulties” and of course, just then, service returned…only to be off again almost immediately. Its been like that all week-end-a long holiday week-end here-service on for a sec, so you think its fixed, then off again.

However, there was a Jane Austen Festival on TV so I just sat and watched!It wasn’t the usual festival type fare either…not continuous reruns of Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility or Emma…this time it was really fun and different. Friday night was “The Jane Austen Book Club”-I had read the book and wasn’t too thrilled but the movie was a lot more fun-thoroughly enjoyable. Saturday night was a two-part mini-series “Lost in Austen”: a modern English girl, Amanda Price, devoted to Austen walks through a door and exchanges places with Elizabeth Bennett! Lots of fun, lots of making a mush of everything,lots of fun send-ups of favorite P &P lines -all spoken in very Jane Austen English by everyone except Amanda.

While watching all this, I did get some embroidery done: my first block from the Shabby Rose BOM


Micki said...

Your block is wonderful, and I love Jane Austen too.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I know exactly how you feel about poor internet service after having just put up with for the past month traveling!

Karen said...

Those blocks have been showing up on several blogs. Very nice.
And I like Jane Austen style movies too.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

It's always good to have a "go-to" plan to fall back on, and Jane Austen sounds like a pretty good one. I love your embroidered block, too!

Patty said...

I've been seeing those blocks on a few blogs and just love them. I hope your internet service is no longer having fits.

Susan said...

Miri, I think your block is so cute. The love shape reminds me of the 1970's for some reason. I have not seen Jane Austen Book Club. I am too addicted to ALL the movies and books. In fact, tonight I should be finishing reading P&P for the third time.(I read before going to sleep)
I hope your computer troubles are a thing of the past.

Roslyn said...

good job on the D9P, Miri, I still haven't made one! It's on my list though. Keep up the mchine quilting you are going great on that.
No internet, we have that too but no water? Yikes.

Neabear said...

I have been downloading the patterns from the Shabby Roses BOM. Not done anything with it because I am working on the Christmas Wish BOM. Maybe if I didn't work I would have more time for these fun projects.