Do you know who was born 236 years ago today?
Hint: It is a truth universally acknowledged that she is my favorite writer.
We always have 3 birthday candles in our family (except for little children)—one for yesterday, one for today, and one for tomorrow.
Monkey is humming the birthday song (very quietly) before he blows out the candles. (I missed that shot.)
“There was no preventing a laugh.” (Emma, Ch 51, 54)
LEAVE A COMMENT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!
If you leave a comment about Jane Austen on this post between now and Sunday night at midnight (Eastern Time), you could win in our draw!
“Oh! This is beautiful indeed! this is the very thing. (Mansfield Park, Ch 27)
There are three prizes!
- the china thimble—purchased at Jane Austen’s House in Chawton!
- Jane Austen Writing Quilts DVD/CD
The pattern is pre-Inklingo but the DVD lesson is a perfect introduction to hand piecing.
- three birthday candles, blown out by Monkey
We will number the comments and choose the winners using random.org. It is open to everyone because we can mail anywhere in the world.
“It was a plan to promote the happiness of all.” (Emma, Ch 5)
We always write on the blog on Jane Austen’s Birthday.
If you are a fan of Jane Austen, maybe you will celebrate her birthday by reading (or re-reading) other messages about Jane Austen and the Jane Austen Patchwork in the archives. These are a few of my favorites:
- The History of England by Jane Austen
- Fabric for the Jane Austen Patchwork
- Medallion Fabric for the Jane Austen Patchwork
Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!
Good luck to you in the draw!
Linda & Monkey
New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.