Destination Austen

Hi!  It’s Cindy reporting in from Ohio while Sandy is in the UK (a.k.a. Jane Austen territory as I like to think of it)!

A dear friend (DF) knows my love of Jane Austen’s novels.  It’s true…I’ve read and re-read all her novels AND I even have the audio versions so I can get my ‘fix’ while quilting or traveling.

Below is a Christmas gift from DF…a charming tea towel that was even made in the UK!Full Tea TowelI need your opinion…what should I do with this spiffy tea towel?

  1. Wall Hanging
  2. Couch Quilt
  3. Pillow
  4. Actually use it for a tea towel (gasp!)  It might get stained!
  5. Something else?

Mr. Darcy, I’ll get back to you real soon!

Mr Darcy

12 thoughts on “Destination Austen

  1. piecefulwendy says:

    Or how about a rectangular fabric bin, with all the characters parading along one side? It could hold your books/audiobooks and be a fun display. What a cute tea towel. My daughter is a big Austen fan and has read all of her books, I think. I have read quite a few and watched all of the movies.

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      This is true! It could move from couch to sun porch to porch swing to hallway bench and very easy to swap out!

  2. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Cindy! I would definitely cut these figures apart and enhance the heck out of each one. The center of six star blocks or whatever and make it as big as you can. And then, can you ask Sandy to bring me one back from London??? My boss would faint over this. She adores Mr. Darcy . . . and all things P&P or Downton Abbey. I cannot wait to see this all finished. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      Roseanne, you are a genius! I LOVE this idea!!! Yes, I’ll pass this on to Sandy but now that she is working, it appears she has no time for shopping fun and dining out. She just told me she ate a turkey sandwich for lunch at work…doesn’t sound very British to me….yuck! I think Mr. Darcy would put on a good luncheon banquet, don’t you?

      • rl2b2017 says:

        Well, no – in my experience, UK food in general is very, very bland. No seasonings used at all – even salt and pepper are sparsely used. That didn’t stop us from enjoying the whole experience though!! Nothing like REAL fish and chips in London. ~smile~ Roseanne

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