Every time we move one of the first things I do with my boys is find the local library. We sign-up for our cards and take a tour. If we have time, we’ll often find another library nearby and walk around there too. So last week we headed back and checked out a few books. The boys checked out a MAD magazine compilation book, a few Weird School books and the oddest book about a chicken nugget boy who was being chased by a meatloaf man. I managed to pick up a few books and have been enjoying them.
This weekend I will try to read the books I checked out and re-read a few others.
The Art of Blackwork Embroidery by Rosemary Drysdale and The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman are first up. I have a feeling I will be sketching or scanning a few items in these books! Neat stuff. The Leatherworking Handbook by Valerie Michael is a go-to book for me while I learn to sew with real leather. Clear-cut with easy explanations and detailed pictures and patterns. I have learned a lot from this book. The last book I want to go through again is a yummy book by Atsuko Matsuyama . I think it’s roughly translated to *Happiness spell color pattern*. Someone correct me if I’m wrong!
Also in my weekend reading are the wonderful fabric pattern names and creators you see above!! I’m in an audition phase in fabric right now – trying to find combinations and colors I want to mix with my new leather and linen bags. In this pile of fat eights (Thank you Beth & Stash Fabrics!!) is a lot of Art Gallery. Leah Duncan, Bari J.(LillyBelle!!), Jeni Baker, Bonnie Christine, etc. Can’t wait to play with these!
My Tula Pink stash grew a little bit yesterday as well. I have been trying to collect a little bit of each collection, in hopes of starting a very unique quilt sometime soon. So far I have a lot of Saltwater scraps, Birds & Bees, Foxfield and a wee bit of Moonshine. I’m on the hunt now for small pieces of Prince Charming, Acacia, and any older collections. I really wish they would bring back many of her older prints! They’d be a hit don’t you think?
Well, I’m off to drive oldest to band rehearsal. He’s marching in his first parade in a few weeks and will learn how to march and play today. Should be interesting……
Thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend! Cindy