Playing along: books

Thanks to Sarah over at In a Word: Anachronism, who got the idea from Gwen…..

The idea is to take the nearest book, turn to page 56 and type out the first few sentences you read. And why not?! Here goes. As I am in my sewing/crafting area, the closest book is “New From Old: How to Transform and Customize Your Clothes” by Jayne Emerson.

Page 56: Vamped Up Shoes

Beads are just great. I am totally in love with them, and collect them in all shapes and sizes, from huge glass ones to tiny little ceramic ones, old-fashioned flapper bugle beads, and bits of jet. You name it, I have it. One of the best sources of nice beads is to use old necklaces, or ones you have that have broken.”

This is a lovely book, full of inspiration, and it was given to me by my good friend Karen, over at KEW Designs.

I stopped buying books when I was on my own and moved around a lot. I am a great believer in the library system, so we use our local one a lot, but we have started accumulating a lot of books in the last few years and now we are running out of bookshelf space and have stacks of books all over the place – under the hearth, end tables, double stacked on the shelves etc. We need to make a trip to the mainland to go to Ikea!


~ by Pip 'n' Milly Creations on November 22, 2008.

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