Russ has been lying on the couch coughing and channel surfing today. My desk is not far away, and I can tell that Christmas Day offers very little choice. He stumbled on a Spelling Bee just when the word “passacaglia” was presented and we both laughed. He connected to a satellite circling the earth at exactly the right moment. The long-the-other-way traffic light near our house is always green for Russ too. He has a gift. He is a gift.
I only learned the word recently, thanks to Diana and Lucy Boston, but a young boy from Virginia got it right. P-A-S-S-A-C-A-G-L-I-A Tilde was inpsired by Lucy Boston to write a beautiful pattern for it. Yesterday we announced a Give-A-Way of fabric for it. You could win. Details here.
Passacaglia was my first gift.
I also received an e-mail alert about some short videos presented by The Morgan about Jane Austen. I am giving them to you because they appealed to me.
Next, Fran Lebowitz explain why she thinks Austen is popular for all the wrong reasons.
Harriet Walter reflects on playing various characters from Austen’s novels.
The Morgan will be adding more of these short videos soon.
Companionship, music, words (we stayed tuned for more), quilting, Inklingo, Jane Austen, Lucy Boston. My Christmas Day in Burlington, shared with friends.
I’m going to join Russ now. There are only three spellers left, including Passacaglia Boy. I hope he wins.
Linda & Monkey