whirlwind week

It's been a busy week here at the ducky house. I feel like I've barely had a chance to catch my breath. The hubby came down with a terrible case of the stomach flu so he was banished to the bedroom in effort to "keep it to himself". I don't think I've seen him that sick in a long, long time. Poor guy. It brought back memories of my pregnant days when I could barely get out of the bed for 4 - 5 months.  Today he was feeling well enough to go back to work so I'm hoping that means things will get back to normal here. 


To top off the week was my yearly physical. I'm not really a big fan of the maintenance check up but I do realize that events out of my control make it a necessity. Given all of that, I didn't feel too much anxiety this year. The preliminary results are, all is well. I go for further maintenance checks in the blood work up, mammo department and even an ultrasound to check out the ovaries and insides. Do I really want to know what is going on inside of me. A voice in my head keeps saying, with my fingers in my ears "la, la, la, la, la",  I can be very juvenile when I set my mind to it you know.  


After that tedious day was done, I arrived home to a fantastic parcel from Amazon. I just love the post man.  I ordered a few things to distract inspire me from the chaos of renovation and I am itching for some quiet time to read and look at photos. You know what I'll be taking to work with me this weekend don't you? 


As for the contents: Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. Her fabric designs are wonderful and I'm expecting her book will only equal them.  Then there is Domino, The Book of Decorating, I wonder what they would say about my retro room?? When they announced that they would be ending their magazine well it only made sense to own their book.  Posterity right? This is a completely frivolous purchase with what is sure to be loads of eye candy and I can't wait. The last two books have equally been on my mind and definite must haves.  Printing by Hand - Lena Corwin, I am intrigued by the world of printing on fabric and while we have done some in the past I'd really like to do some more custom printing, especially on linen. Besides a have a huge roll of freezer paper that begs to be used. The final book is Wool Pets by Laurie Sharp.  A good friend of mine that I met through our homeschooling co-op introduced me to her book and I was immediately smitten. The book is all about needle felting and very visual, gotta love a book with lots of photos. This is new territory for me, I need to collect a few tools of the trade, wool roving and felting needles but other than that I think it will just be a matter of time before Karen and I are felting wee lambs and mermaids.   Happy Days indeed :) 


So tell me, what's on your crafting bookshelf these days?


  1. oh, oh, oh I have been coveting that Domino book ever since I paged through it at the book store. Sigh. Lucky girl.
    I don't have any new good books on my crafting book shelf. Sigh.

  2. KAH! read my blog -because I think karen and you will have company!!! as I was doing it the other day I thought of sitting at the Y and felting with you girls... to bad we don't go to the gym and swim anymore...

  3. nice reading! i've been considering printing by hand for a while. let me know if you like it.

  4. Glad all is well and what a fantastic parcel!!

  5. It's a good one, though it doesn't having a buying guide as far as I can tell so that could be a negative for some, but not for me.

  6. What a coincidence! I love your little felties :)

  7. I love the idea of printing my own design on fabric, so personal and the cool factor is big. I'll keep you updated.


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