Monday, June 29, 2009

The library is growing

So apparently I've had a little too much time on my hands at work lately. The lure of Half.com has been too great, and within the last week, the sewing library has expanded significantly.

I love sewing books. I read them in bed, I read them on the train - even though it does get me some pretty strange looks - and occasionally I even read them with the specific purpose of learning something. Like cookbooks, though, sometimes having them and reading them is enough, even if I don't use them.

This week's acquisitions are: Kenneth King's Designer Bead Embroidery and Designer Techniques, the Dressmaker's Technique Bible by Lorna Knight, and two books I don't know, The Expert's Book of Sewing Tips and Techniques and Every Sewer's Guide to the Perfect Fit.

The last 3 books were priced under $2 each, so even though I'm not familiar those last ones, I'm not taking much of a risk.

I also replaced two books that have mysteriously disappeared from the shelf: Claire Shaeffer's High Fashion Sewing Secrets from the World's Best Designers and Couture Sewing Techniques. I know I had these books. I read them. And apparently I either lent these books out (highly unlikely) or misfiled them somewhere on the 3 floors of my junky house. Replacing them will make me find the originals, and then I will put the extras back on Half.

Thank you all for your kind words about Vlad. It's amazing how much I miss that guy, but I know I did the right thing. It's just hard to remember that in the middle of the night. If you have a critter, kiss it for me.

7 comments:

gwensews said...

I have all those books, except the beading book. They are wonderful. I also love seiwng books. I had to put down 3 cats and 1 dog all in one year. It was awful.

Rose said...

Oh Boy, I now have some new sewing books to explore. My cat, Harry, enjoyed the kiss from you!

Sewfast said...

Thanks for the tease...now I will have to go browsing at Half.com!

Nancy K said...

You are the great enabler! I didn't have Couture Sewing by Claire Schaeffer, or KK's beading book and I found two other books to buy too. I have a nice library of sewing books and I had been meaning to add the CS book for a while.

Lindsay T said...

I meant to comment about Vlad yesterday but then I got all choked up thinking about my late cat, who died last year at this time too. Hang in there; it gets easier.

Connie Bontje said...

Sorry to hear about Vlad. I know you will miss him, as will the rest of your feline family.
Funny, I was just organizing my large collection! I only have one of these- the Couture Techniques book. I love it, in fact if we are going on a car trip, I generally grab it and ALWAYS pick up a new idea!

Tany said...

I own most of those books! I'm a sewing book addict, lol