Beautiful Books

 Books are one of my most treasured items in life.
I just love to enjoy them anywhere. Spend a sunny day in the garden with a good book and you feel like you have had a day out. Loose yourself in a good picture book...sometimes I don't even read the text, its all about the images.
Imagine back to when time began and marvel at what was used to record daily and other events, wood, wax, bone, shell, papyrus, bamboo, silk, clay and parchment.
Paper was invented in China around the 1st century AD. The discovery of the process using the bark of the blackberry bush is attributed to Ts'ai Louen, but it may be older.
Now look at us we can carry a book around with us in our back pockets all loaded onto our mobile phones. Somehow though it just isn't the same as the touch, feel and smell of a good book.

Just arrived are some new books from Blackbird designs and I can't decide which one I love the most.

Garden club
Garden Club

 Wonderful quilt patterns,sewing rolls and pincushions to be found within.

A stitchers Journey
A Stitchers Journey

 Now this one is my favorite with a wonderful story from our own Powerhouse Museum. Beautiful needlework projects for everyone.

Both books are now available for $35 each and have already been selling well. So get yours now and be ready to spend those lovely cold winter days ahead just stitching.