Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Oh Jane, Jane

Jane! You're a very, very, fragile creature! You pay no attention to the delicacies of your constitution. Jane.....Knightley! Help us! Knightley! Jane went to the post office today in the rain. A great peril to her health. This was a sign that I was not there to take care of you! Knightley! Tell her! Tell her!

Okay, these aren't exactly the words of Jane Austen, but they are an amusing bit from the movie Emma.

This is my Jane Austen action figure that my husband bought for me for Christmas. (He found her in Barnes and Noble if anyone is interested)

I give kudos to anyone who thought of making Jane Austen into an action figure!

She comes fully equipped with a pen, copy of
Pride and Prejudice, and a writing desk.

She's ready to combat the actions of the heart!

Sunday, January 20, 2008


This summer my husband and I got married. I love this picture of us lighting the unity candle. We tried to make and do almost everything in the wedding ourselves (with the help of our family and friends!). I'll show snippets here and there of the things we made.

My dress was not homemade, although I thought that was how things were going to proceed. I am very picky, especially with clothes! The designer was Maggie Sottero, and I ended up loving many of her designs. The dress was lace with cap sleeves (which we did make- who can find a non-strapless dress?). I did make the veil. Sigh....has it been six months already?

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Welcome to Quaint and Quirky!

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to begin and maintain a blog of my musings.... an Internet scrapbook!

This is a photograph of one of my wedding presents - my great grandmother's sewing machine.
Beatrice raised 17 children during the Depression, the youngest being my grandfather. She never learned to read or write in English (She was a born and bred French Canadian). Her legacy was her family (and it is quite the legacy - come to our massive family reunions!).

My grandparents hired my uncle to lovingly refinish her sewing machine for me. Sadly, I have not found a belt to fit it yet, but she sits waiting to be used once more, to patiently stitch, to be restored to mechanical glory.

She needs a name.... any suggestions?
(My dress form is named Josephine, so I think it should coordinate!)


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