|Jane Austens home 1809-1817|
|Jane's writing table|
|Wonderful Jane Austen Coverlet|
First I have to apologies for all of you who left comments since my last post and that I haven't replied too. Just a couple of hours after I posted I had a phone call to say my FIL had passed away so apart from being pre-occupied with my quilt groups show I had to take up the reigns and begin to sort out what needed to be sorted out. I have jumped through quite a few hoops to fulfill FIL's wishes .
You see he has left himself to medical research- What a lovely wonderful thing to do and hope it will benefit someone some day.
I drove to Hampshire this morning and had some time to spare before my appointment with the registrars this afternoon . Last night I remembered that Jane Austen house was very nearby so thought I would occupy myself doing something nice while I waited for my appointment.
I can tell you it lifted my spirits visiting the house where she lived from 1809-1817 . It is where she wrote Sense and Sensibility. Chawton is such a pretty village and the house is interesting. I was pleased to see the small table where she wrote every morning and even more thrilled to see the patchwork coverlet that she and her sister made.
Alas Mr Darcy was nowhere to be found and if only he had known I was there . You see my maiden name was Bennett. Miss S E Bennett to be precise and my mother was Elizabeth Bennett (Mrs).
Today has been filled with mixed emotions but I am happy to say mission accomplished.
RIP Dear FIL x