Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sometimes it takes awhile to get things done

 I work in a research library where there are hundreds and hundreds of books. Not only are there books on shelves, but there are books at the desks of library staff, who are doing something to that book. Ordering, receiving, cataloging, marking, conserving and many other things. This volume was going to the commercial binder to be bound in that thick buckram that library books are always bound in.

However, at times things just don't get done; no matter how hard or how long it takes. Note the date; Fegbruary, 1947. So, for 62 years this book has been floating around the Government Information Department, where I work, and trynig it's hardest to be noticed and get bound! Now, having worked in the library as the one person who sent books to be bound, this brings a smile to my face. My job is different now, but by God I know I can get this book bound!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

New cross stitch patterns

Two Girls

Winter Flowers

Red and Blue Houses

Here is a group of cross stitch pillows I've been working on for the last few weeks. They are my own patterns and it has been a lot of fun to design them and then to know, as they are being sewn, that this is the first time anyone has ever used the pattern! Well, I guess little things make me happy.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

We have one of those...

A face like the one you see on that American Express commercial.