Pride and Prejudice The Needle Book Edition
The back of the bookmark, with a favorite quote about Jane Austen
Of all great writers she is the most difficult to catch in the act of greatness
Here is my favorite of all the needle books I've stitched. This one from 2013
My Needle Book commemorating the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice. I will add the Needle Book to the Gallery shortly.
In what was a great time of pride I gave the needle book to a small collections library in SoCal. As it happens, the small library has first editions of Jane Austen's six novels and they were happy to have my 'Pride and Prejudice, The Needle Book Edition'.
Jane Austen was a great needleworker, with a specialty in Satin Stitch, and throughout her books and letters, there are references to lace, whitework and different needlework tools.
Over the years I have collected samples of the lace and whitework and also scissors, pincushions etc. that she mentioned. Eventually they will all go to the small library.
Meanwhile as time allows, I will post photos in Treasures, as soon as I have time to ressurect it. I haven't been paying attention to Treasures on Queendom Website, I have been stitching instead.
Pride and Prejudice, The Needle Book Edition
If you look closely at the photos of the needle book, you will see that DH and I had a great time 'writing' the contents of the Needle Book Edition.
'It is a truth universally acknowledged that a needle woamn in possession of a large stash must be in want of a needle.'
The Needle Book has pages for needles for each member of the Bennet family:
'nervous needles for Mrs. Bennet'
'sweet natured needles for Jane'
'witty needles for Elizabeth'
'bookish needles for Mary'
'me too needles for Kitty'
'frivolous needles for Lydia'
'needles for a stitching Janeite'