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.