Wednesday, January 28, 2009

another one of those

Yes, this is a book post... because that is all I have in me these days. Since Saturday I have been in a technology limbo, my computer was crashing all the time, we ordered parts, had to wait for said parts to come in, plus one printer was out of black ink, the other printer is messing up when printing in black in, there has been ice, and canceled school, and rain, and blah blah blah.

So you can see who, given the state of the past 4 or 5 days cutting and pasting pictures from Amazon is way easier than finding the time (or mental energy) to take my own...

Maybe tomorrow? Now that the computer is on the mend let's hope so!
If I can't take any of my own tomorrow, I promise to at least show some things that are inspiring me right now that are not books.

But for now, another book post.

The Baby in the Hat
I came across this book while shelving the other day. I absolutely adore the story and the illustrations. Will probably have to order one for myself, even though the kids are pretty much past this stage of book. Alabama Stitch Book

This book finally came in at the library this week and I snatched it up. I am anxious to really look through it, and pleased to see that it is not all knitting and hardcore applique. I think there are some non-clothing projects that even I may be able to delve into!

The Gentle Art of Domesticity

This also came in at the library, and again, I couldn't resist, if for no other reason than I love the cover. Initially I was a little weary because there is more text than I generally like in a craft/decor book, but Jane Brocket is such a great writer that I have become and instant convert to the book and it's format.

Thanks for indulging me in another book post.... I know they are not the most exciting!


  1. I love books, especially picture books! I started a collection of children's books before I was even married. . .I still have them, and my daughters are past the age of a lot of them. Some of them are even fun for adults to read. My dream is to write and illustrate a children's book someday. I also saw the "Domesticity" book on the Everyday Enchanting blog. I may have to check it out. I agree the pictures on the cover are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm glad to see your review of the Domesticity book; I had added it to my Amazon wish list based solely on the cover!

  3. Hey, when did the blog change? It looks gorgeous. Love the new banner.

    Everytime you do one of these posts I go to our library website to see what I can put on reserve for myself. (Sadly the only one we had in our library from the last post was the Carrie Fisher one.) It's a bit like having my own personal librarian!

  4. don't be dogging on book posts now.

    this other person i know can't seem to write about anything BUT books.

    in her defense, it IS january.


  5. Variety is good, but book posts are always good too - especially to a retired librarian! lol

    Aren't you lucky to get to see them first & check out those you want to peruse while they're nice & new?

    Your blog is always interesting, no matter the topic. You have such a lovely creative spirit. Don't let computers, life, weather, etc. get you down.

    Jane - Jacksonville

  6. Well- now I have to go buy the Jane Brocket book. The cover is to die for.

  7. Ohh. I just love your book posts. My library doesn't have The Baby in the Hat, but I've requested the other two. Thanks for the tips.


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