Sunday, 5 January 2014

A Quote from Audrey Niffenegger and a Sewing Update

 Edit: Apprently the quote is actually from Audrey Niffenegger, not Kelly Link, however, I believe most if not all of the stories mentioned are by Kelly Link. Her stories are a true inspiration.

“I don't know about you, but I'm kind of fed up with realism. After all, there's enough reality already; why make more of it? Why not leave realism for the memoirs of drug addicts, the histories of salt, the biographies of porn stars? Why must we continue to read about the travails of divorced people or mildly depressed Canadians when we could be contemplating the shopping habits of zombies, or the difficulties that ensue when living and dead people marry each other? We should be demanding more stories about faery handbags and pyjamas inscribed with the diaries of strange women. We should not rest until someone writes about a television show that features the Free People's World-Tree Library, with its elaborate waterfalls and Forbidden Books and Pirate-Magicians. We should be pining for a house haunted by rabbits.”
― Audrey Niffenegger

I know I am. :) 

This year I want to get back into sewing again, which I let slip a bit at the end of last year. How else am I going to get the wardrobe of my dreams?

I have bought two new patterns in ePattern format from Sense and Sensibility Patterns:

I will let you know how it goes.

Example Picture of Romantic Era Dress Pattern from Sense and Sensibility Patterns


  1. Oh, now I'm seriously curious ... who's the mildly depressed Canadian she's talking about? ;o)

    I've been adding to my pattern stash lately, too. A new smock pattern from the 1920's is the first, but I'm sure there'll be more. I just have to refrain from adding to my fabric collection too much while we're renting, because I just have to move it eventually! I'll be looking forward to hearing how your sewing adventures go, Laura!

  2. I LOVE that quote!! And I don't even know who Kelly Link is, but that doesn't matter. It never occurred to me that zombies would need to shop, but of course they would, otherwise they'd never be dressed properly! And she's right, mixed life/death relationships would pose quite a few problems, not the least of which would be the legal use of "dead" Social Security numbers and bank accounts. And we thought WE have problems...