Monday, September 27, 2010

Not stitching - but page turning...

I'm known amongst my family and friends as liking a bit of a read.. That would be probably be an understatement really... The amount of books contained in the house is frightening - and I am a bit of an obessive compulsive craft magazine buyer - although in fairness to me -I have cut back a fair bit....

This little pile is what I have had beside the bed of late. The three books are library books - I am loving the Jane Brocket's Quilt Making it is packed with great quilts, great photos - just delicious from cover to cover - this title could be one of my own very shortly...

The Embroidered Flora and Fauna book is also brimming with wonderful life like projects in three dimensional embroidery... Mary Corbet does a more indepth review plus pictures over on her Needle 'n Thread website... Worth having a look... Amazing work - the sort of work I will only ever dream about..

The Framer's Wife Sampler Quilt is another great book with insights into American farm wives in the early 1920 and the blocks they inspired... I found the author Lauie Aarron Hird's blog so I will direct you over there for more of a read... I would love to have a go at the blocks - maybe in my next life...

And of course there are the magazines - I am trying to cut down my stash of these but unfortunatley each of these had something worth keeping... The Quilting Arts magazine was bought by daughter's friend for me - see I even have people outside the family buying for me - not that I mind... :-)

The Australian Homespun magazine probaly keeps me upto date with what is going on in the 'local' stitching world... A lot of the blogs I read now was because I found their authors and work inside that magazine... Homespun I buy montly and I have all it editions except two that I know of...

The English Stitch magazine is one of my favorites and I have kept up my order with the local newsagents for it... Have I ever done any of its projects??? No and probaly never will but each copy offers something lovely to dream about...

I couldn't resist this latest edition ofThe World of Cross Stitching magazine as it had the nicest little kit on the front - usually I pass them by as I have enough to stitch for 100 years or more but this little kit was just lovely....

Until next time

Sharon xxx

3 comments:

Gina E. said...

Nice post, Shaz! Makes me want to come over there and browse with you. I've borrowed some neat books from the Watsonia library that I think you would like too.

Julia said...

Great books..I love craft books too. I have a trunk full ..all but that one that I need for Aunt Green's quilt...isn't that the way!
Julia ♥

shakatak66 said...

Even if we're not stitching, just reading about it is enough to soothe the creative soul that little while longer :)