Flapper Reading Sewing Update 9

So after a long time away from this project working on many others things I decided to work on I thought I’d better get back to my flapper. But I do have sewing to do for Christmas so it will be going away again this week


Framed and ready to exhibit!

All the hours of work put in and now they have been lovingly framed together ready for the exhibition!

Book Review: A Woman of Substance

woman of substance

After having watched the TV production of A Woman of Substance I knew I had to read the book!

I have to confess I am a bit partial to a family saga and this certainly ticks all the boxes for what I love about them. A wonderfully woven family with Emma Harte at the centre.

You would be forgiven for thinking how could a maid go to be one of the richest women in the world. That’s the difference between just watching the TV production and reading the book. Emma is portrayed more selfishly on screen than in the book where she uses more market insight to get her to the top. Somehow Barbara Taylor Bradford makes you feel anything is possible for you to achieve.

You find yourself cheering alongside Emma as she takes more and more from the Fairley family that wronged her as a teenager. What the TV production fails to show is how Edwina grows more resentful to her mother than the other children. Even though Emma had done all this work through her life for her you feel sad that to save her daughter it cost her relationship with her too

I give this book 5/5

Suffragette Square

This is the crochet square I have made as part of the WW1 women exhibition at my local museum. I decided to make a square using the colours of the suffragettes

WW1 Land Girl Sewing Complete

So I have now finished the two pieces of sewing for the exhibition. They just need to be framed now. All I got left is a crochet square to make!

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