Sunday, July 25, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Watching Twelfth Night (1996) last night, I was mesmerized by the stunning Gothic Victorian estate and interiors. At first, I mistakenly thought it was Strawberry Hill, but the credits listed Lanhydrock House in Cornwall. A bit of goggle searching ensued. Images+info here and here.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
One down, 2,545 to go.
New vow to finish old sewing projects (heaped up and tucked away) before beginning anything new. This dress was something I made about 5 years ago of sanded rayon with a metallic sleeve - sort of “everyday faire wear”. Not only was the metallic fabric scratchy, but the dry-cleaning process ruined it, so I replaced with leftover fabric, added bits of plum velvet + trim I had on hand.
Amethyst Cross necklace by Parrish Relics.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Sir Derek Jacobi as Brother Cadfael.
Have been enjoying BBC’s Cadfael mystery series for some time. I think I've watched nearly all 13 episodes filmed back in the mid-late 90s. Available in a fantastic DVD boxset from Amazon (which I long to own), you can check them out on Netflix. Many personal websites share insight and information about the main character, Brother Cadfael, and the Shrewsbury setting.
I recognized guest actors from other shows I've enjoyed like Anna Friel (Timeline, Bathory, Pushing Daisies), Natasha McElhone (The Secret of Moonacre), Hermione Morris (BBC Spooks) to name a few. Coincidentally, it was filmed in Budapest on a set used by BBC's Robin Hood - another show I watched with great enthusiasm. Ellis Peters also writes under the pen name Edith Pargeter, whose The Brothers Gwynedd series I enjoyed about 10 years ago. Love Welsh historic fiction!