Friday, April 8, 2011
One Year Already!!
I realized late yesterday that my blog is now one year old. Goodness, where did those 365 days go?? I won't make a big deal out of it, but will say a quick thank you to all those who have helped and supported me during this time, it's been fun. I've learnt so much about my computer and camera, not to mention stitching, but most importantly, the friendships I've made because of my involvement in the blogging community are by far the most important aspect of this pastime. I will share something with readers just for a laugh. I have been a stitch addict for all of my adult life, and have never missed the opportunity to buy books on the subject, so the following photographs will show my collection of Stitch Dictionaries [some have a more varied content]. These are by no means the end to my obsession, I have many more 'stitch specific' publications, but I doubt Blogger, or you would want to see them all..............
These two were the earliest in my collection. The smaller one is by Barbara Snook, the larger the Golden Hands Encyclopaedia of Embroidery, opened at the page which shows one of my favourite stitches, Sorbello Stitch.
I think these were the next addition to the bookshelf, both purchased from various 'sale tables' in the early days. Both have been well used.
Some time later came this collection of Anchor books. They are small and easy to take with to stitching days, and are all well written and illustrated. The Judith Baker-Montano 'Elegant Stitches' is a great source of reference for stitch combinations used in crazy patchwork.
Somewhere in between I managed to source these Mary Thomas books, the older one scooped up for me by a very kind friend [an eBay purchase]. Again, these books are two of my favourites, and a go-to when in doubt.
I hope you enjoy seeing some of the books that have made my stitching journey so enjoyable. Books are a part of my needlework life, and I have special memories associated with many of them.