Saturday, March 18, 2006

The latest gossip...


It has been a full on few days...

Thursday - M & D returned home so there was all that catching up to do - photos to look at and gossip to exchange. They both had a wonderful time with lots of stories to tell. They even managed to stay awake all day as to try and help their body clocks to adjust by going to bed at the right time. It was really good to have them home again. Miss Yookie was as predicted giving them the cold shoulder and it took a piece of fish from the fish and chip shop to 'smooth over the waters' so to speak. We had fish and chips from M & D's favorite shop for lunch and Miss Yookie only lasted a few minutes when she knew what was on offer for lunch. I really don't know who was bluffing who though...

Friday - Unexpected shift change at work means that I was there all day instead of 1/2 day...

Saturday - P took me to a wonderful embroidery and needlework shop quite near us called Bustle and Bows. As I said this morning I felt like I had died and gone to heaven - it is a truly beautiful shop that is just perfect to accommodate for my new found CQ passion. The bits I bought are at the top of the page. I can see I shall go there again soon... It may be a little more expensive - but the customer service is just great, so helpful and patient with someone like myself. One of the other customers even commented on my block which I thought was lovely... The sun definitely shone brighter this morning. P and I finished up the morning with a coffee and cake - what a nice way to spend a Saturday morning...

When P and I got home we decided to attack the bookcase we have in our hall. We have a problem in so much as we have far too many books for the amount of space we have. So today we had a culling. We both decided to keep only the books we haven't read or that are favorites. What it amounted to have a very large pile in the middle of the floor. Then begun the task of putting the remainder back into the shelves. We did as humanly possible put 99% of them into alphabetical order by authors name. At this writing we have managed to get the largest majority back into the shelves with only the kids books to go. Mind you this is only one bookshelf and the novels and non fiction - not any other books or magazines else - that is still to come. I have made a promise to myself come the end of the year the house will have had an entire 'spring clean' from top to toe. There won't be anything that won't be accounted for, no corner which won't have been peered into, nor cupboard that won't have seen the light of day. But of course with all this tidying up and one tends to makes messes in other areas - but I have the rest of the year to get it just right!!!!!

3 comments:

Miss Eagle said...

I am a regular culler of bookshelves. You may have noted from The Trad Pad that I am an addict. So the only way I can manage is that if I have to have a book I have to have space. I have culled so well that years afterwards I have had the need for a book which has been disposed of so I have to buy it all over again. The stuff I have is mostly reference stuff or stuff of great sentimental attachment. I have sold quite a few on ebay and I have a little pile to add to ebay from meself and herself. Herself is snootier than I. She really only likes books with nice leather binding - so we have a couple of editions of the complete works of Dickens (her favourite write) and various works of other Victorian writers whom she favours scattered on tables and shelves all over the house. Might do a post on that.

Gina E. said...

LOL Miss Eagle!! I can relate to that - tossing a book out, then years later, buying it again! Ken says that if I stopped buying books, I wouldn't need to keep buying bookcases. Non-readers...they just don't understand. I haven't any more room for bookcases anyway, so I guess he's won this round.

AnneS said...

Oooh, I'm drooling over your Bustle & Bows stash haul - just gorgeous colours! :D Have to admit, I try to avoid Union Road for that very reason ... I can't drive past without popping in LOL.