Today, I’m spending the day in the studio (which is a fancy word for my remodeled garage). There, I’ll be playing with the trestles for slate frames used in hand embroidery that I told you about yesterday, organizing some supplies, taking photos, and maybe, if all goes well, filming some stitches. And one other thing that needs desperate attention…
… and the difficulty is… how do I catalog a whole library of needlework books? I’ve been trying to do this for a while, but making little progress. Well, it’s just daunting, that’s all. I love my books. I just don’t like the idea of having to go through every single one, noting down ISBN numbers, or titles, or what have you! It’s time, you know – time I could be stitching! Or anything, besides shuffling around stacks of books.
The strange thing is, if you gave me a cabinet of embroidery threads that needed to be organized by colors or types of threads, I would be in heaven and love doing it. Combine that with the fact that I’m seriously a book nut – I love books, I love reading – why is it that the thought of organizing and cataloging books is such a major turn-off?
Well, I cannot figure it out. But, as with most things, attitude is 95% of the battle, so I suppose I should just set my mind straight and get to it!!
But on that note, you may wish to know that Wooly Thread has announced that they’ve got a source for two very good A-Z books: A-Z of Thread Painting and A-Z of Embroidered Flowers for less than half price! That’s a very good deal! Both are excellent books. I like them for different reasons. If I wanted to learn thread painting, though, I’d go for the thread painting book, specifically. It’s really good!
If you’re interested in adding those two books to your library, then do check out the announcement on the Wooly Thread blog. You can contact Jan at Wooly Thread via e-mail and let her know you want them. They offer great service and shipping is reasonable, so don’t pass up this opportunity to pick up two really good books at a really good price!