Friday, April 17, 2015

O for Oliver (A to Z Challenge)

Oliver Twist had a huge impact on me. He's an orphan who, constantly abused, finally runs away and goes to London for there he figures he'll never be found. 
The story is more than a compelling tale: it is biting social commentary, attacking the terrible conditions that the English masses had to endure in the first half of the 19th century; it is especially critical of the unfair Poor Law.
I've seen a few versions of Oliver but, to tell you the truth, I didn't read the novel yet... I guess that will be my project for the weekend.

So long my friends,
Evalina


Thursday, April 16, 2015

N for Napoleon (A to Z Challenge)

Napoleon, one of the greatest military strategists in history is my hero. He took over the reins of the French government and saved his nation from collapse.  In 1802, he established the Napoleonic Code, a new system of French law where he forbade privileges based on birth, allowed freedom of religion, and specified that government jobs should go to the most qualified. Now, over 200 years later is still applicable.

So long my friends,
Evalina

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL

Time of our monthly update! Dear Jo of Serendipitous Stitching is hosting lovely SAL, click here to check it out. Here is my progress:

last month

 today (colors are showing much better in this picture)
So long my friends,
Evalina