Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Some fabrics, some books...

Today I just thought I would share some recent finds. These are not the best of pictures because of the cloudy, rainy weather we have been having here in the northeast, but I guess they'll do. I was recently at Joann Fabrics and decided to check the $3/yard clearance fabrics. I was so happy to find this Robert Kaufmann western print. I love the reds and blues in it and the vintage look of the pattern; now I just need the right project to put it to use.

On a recent trip to the library I found some Martha Stewart magazines and a new copy of her April 06 Everyday Food on the sale cart. This has some recipes like glazed cheese croissants, raspberry napoleons, and a luscious chocolate pudding which I can't wait to try.
Some more fabric I picked up...I'm really fond of polka dots lately and loved the brown with the turquoise.
And I have been wanting to make a skirt for some time. When I came across this bluish green print, also on clearance at Joanns, it really caught my eye. I think it has sort of a vintage look and hopefully will make a decent skirt. It's all cut out and waiting to be sewn. (And sorry, it is very, very wrinkled looking as it got a bit crumpled after I cut it out.)
These are some books I picked up at the semi-annual library book sale. There are usually a lot of older books that, sadly, they are getting rid of.
~Gift From the Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh
~Spring Came on Forever, Bess Streeter Aldrich
~Especially Father, Gladys Taber
~The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins
Good reading material for summer vacations.
And, thank you all who have stopped by and left comments. I LOVE hearing from all of you!

11 comments:

  1. What great finds! I like the cowboy material! I need to visit my library soon...maybe Friday. :D

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  2. I think the skirt will be lovely, and the polka dot fabric looks nice, I really like those colors too.

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  3. Great finds Deb! You've reminded me to check the newsagent for the latest Martha Stewart. We get it about a month late in Australia(not very useful for the Christmas edition)! and of course she's doing the spring editions now and it's autumn here! I don't mind, I still find the magazine very inspirational. Her recipes are very good too.

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  4. I love going to the library...especially to their book sales...not sure when ours will take place...hopefully soon!

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  5. Debbie, I love old books. Anything by Gladys Taber is wonderful. Can you tell me about Spring Came On Forever and the Moonstone. They look intersting.
    Clarice

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  6. Joanne2:18 PM

    Hi Debbie,
    I am a friend of and faithful visitor to Clarice's blog, where you also visit. I just wanted to let you know that I have enjoyed visiting your blog. You have lovely taste!
    You also did well with your fabrics (love vintage) as well as your books, most being my favourite authors.
    Well-done! My girls just reminded me that our library used book sale is tomorrow...I must head over!
    Clarice's friend,
    Joanne

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  7. Ohh....brown and torquoise have recently become my favorite color combination. I love the polka dots!

    You found a lot of great book treasures! I need to check out the "for sale" cart at my library now. :0)

    Kelli

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  8. Anonymous9:49 AM

    Love your fabric choices! And I love your blog. Those books look wonderful! Bess Streeter Aldrich is one of my very favorites.

    Annie

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  9. Anonymous4:56 PM

    Love your fabric choices! And I love your blog. Those books look wonderful! Bess Streeter Aldrich is one of my very favorites.

    Annie

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  10. Joanne4:56 PM

    Hi Debbie,
    I am a friend of and faithful visitor to Clarice's blog, where you also visit. I just wanted to let you know that I have enjoyed visiting your blog. You have lovely taste!
    You also did well with your fabrics (love vintage) as well as your books, most being my favourite authors.
    Well-done! My girls just reminded me that our library used book sale is tomorrow...I must head over!
    Clarice's friend,
    Joanne

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  11. I think the skirt will be lovely, and the polka dot fabric looks nice, I really like those colors too.

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