One of the things I love about Christmas is the extra time available
for one of my favourite pastimes -
We are great readers in this house and our shelves and cupboards bulge and groan
with all manner of books.
The gifting and receiving of books is also a a big part of our Christmas.
There is the exquisite pleasure of browsing through book shops, hunting out the perfect book for Mum, Husband, niece, son and so on.
Not to mention how wonderful it is to discover titles you would love to read yourself :)
Under our tree there are always packages that are unmistakeably books -
in all shapes and sizes.
On Christmas morning, no matter what else Santa brings, it is the books that always get lingered over and flicked through before moving onto the next gift.
In Launceston we are lucky to have three independent book stores that offer outstanding libraries and service. My daughter and I had a wonderful morning on Saturday doing the book buying.
(It's always handy to have her with you on this visit - so you can point out the titles you cannot live without - information that can then be passed on to husband and son who are grateful for any help in the gift-buying department!
I have put together a little collage of books I have discovered through the year that would - I'm sure - love to live on my bookshelf, sewing table, or bedside table!
Looking at them, it is easy to see where my sewing interests lie!
Still a great interest in quilting and beautiful fabrics, a penchant for handmade lingerie, dressmaking and fashion sustainability.
New Dress A Day and Sewing Green deal with fashion sustainability - all the dresses in New Dress A Day are op shop refashions!
(The underlined titles are links to the blogs :)
If you could wish for a book this Christmas, what would it be?
If you have one of these books, I'd love to hear what you think of it :)
Oh - and if I could make this a Bakers Dozen?
I spotted this novel in Petrarch's that I think would be a
perfect read for Boxing Day :)
Mrs Queen Takes the Train
- an imaginary tale following the adventures of HRH when she decides
she'd like a little break from her queenly duties
- it sounds delightful :)
Hope your Christmas preparations are going smoothly
Cheers for now,