It’s raining men…
Population of Jonasville: women= 3294, men= 0.
Desperation had reached fever pitch. Some of the town’s female inhabitants would wander round in full bridal dress just so they could pounce on any unsuspecting man who passed through. (Then they could drag him to the altar before any other hussy got her hands on him. ) But today was a day of unbearable excitement, and there was a lot of hopeful gazing up at the sky. Old Mother Grady (the resident Wise Woman) had issued a prophecy that could change the town’s fortunes forever:
“Tonight for the first time
Just about half-past ten
For the first time in history
It’s gonna start raining men….”
(The inspiration for today’s pattern back story is inspired by the plot of a Serbian film Tears for Sale which I was reading about over on Piroska’s lovely blog. In a remote village all the men except one have been killed in the war. When two sisters (who make a living as professional mourners) accidentally kill the one remaining man, they must set out to find replacement men for the village’s women. This could be one of those annoying films that looks really interesting but never gets a widespread release (there’s no UK release date). The costume and design look all gorgeous- check out the trailer here. The image to the left is my screenshot of it.)
Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet for a few days on the blog front- it’s been a busy week.
But at least today there are new patterns up in the store…