Friday, May 07, 2010

Thank you for the suggestions

It seems perhaps I was imagining the chart I was talking about in yesterday's post ... but I've had some great Bronte related suggestions!

Tracey told me about The Sampler Girl's On The Moors with Emily Bronte

Demeter83 suggested a piece that has been seen in a British magazine - I think I know the one she means, but it's a bit big as I only have two weeks to do something in ...but thanks for offering to send me the chart, it's much appreciated!

Both Riona and Sabine R suggested the Casey Buonauguorio freebie "Reader, I married him" which is of course the phrase everyone remembers from Jane Eyre - which is another book Karen has taught, and is very appropriate. And one I have in my folders, only not saved under that name, which is why I didn't spot it!
 That little simple phrase says so much about how revolutionary and proto-feminist Charlotte Bronte was. It's not "He married me" (passive) or even "We were married". It's "*I* married *him*" - okay, lecture over!

It's a great suggestion, and something I will be stitching in the future, but while I was Googling away, I came up with an idea. My tutor has edited a "lost" Gothic novel The Mysterious Warning by Eliza Parsons. It was first published in 1796 and is one of the seven "horrid novels" lampooned in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey. So, I'm going to work on a design based on that. As if I didn't have enough to do ... but it will be worth it!

(And the Wuthering Heights idea will get worked up and put on this blog at some point, too!)


Kat said...

I love your "Reader, I married him" and would LOVE to stitch it myself (I am married to a reader!!!) but I can't find the freebie on her site? Is it an oldie?


Catherine said...

Have you seen this?

Brigitte said...

A wonderful phrase. And so worth stitching.