Saturday, March 8, 2008

Book Pusher...

Yesterday my Darls and I had the day at home (last one for me for a while because I start working 5 days a week from next week) and we went to the Lifeline book Fair It is the most remarkable collection of used book you can ever find, and lots of browsing time is needed. We went with a budget - and My Darls was very good and came in well under budget, but found his beloved Isaac Asimov series he really wanted. He even bought me a Scrabble game to put on my computer.

I went in a bee line to the craft section to check out books. I was doing well looking through the titles (where I could get close enough tot he table of books to see them) and ran into Taph. This girl is a book pusher. She kept finding these treasures for me - and they were treasures. Even with the added peer pressure, I came in under budget also - but only JUST.



There are two books there with dolls clothes in it, the A-Z book on Embroidery (I love that series), 3 books in Good Housekeeping series on sewing and knitting/crochet, patchwork book, Aust Womens Weekly Craft book (delightful instructions in there) and the best one - "The Gentle Arts - 200 Years of the Australian Women's Domestic and Decorative Arts". Taph's experience as a librarian showed through with the beauty of this book. I love it Taph - and it inspires me to make some of the beautiful artwork in there.

A little part of me wants to go back again today... but I must not... I must not... the budget has been spent.

2 comments:

Taphophile said...

"Sunday arvo", she whispers seductively, "They sell them off really cheaply on Sunday arvo". Bud you didn't hear it from me!

Glad you like the Gentle Arts - it's a must have.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

I got my copy of Gentle Arts from my very first bookfair. If you like that you might like to borrow Thrift to Fantasy from the library...