To say that these are ‘good reads’ is simply not enough. The above books all amaze, delight and inspire — each in their own unique way.
Alabama Stitch Book :: was completely fascinated with the process and techniques used in this book. Something I definitely want to explore – and would love to take a class on this art of hand-stitching.
Stitched in Time :: I’m a long-time fan of Alicia and her blog Posie gets Cozy (http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/posie_gets_cozy/). Her book is filled with many projects to capture all the sweet memories life brings. My favorite is an apron with a beloved (and much used) recipe on the front. There are lots of ‘to do’s for me in this book.
The Gentle Art of D0mesticity :: I truly wondered how I would like this book . First of all, the title was not one I would normally be drawn to — but, for years, Jane Brocket’s blog http://www.yarnstorm.blogs.com/ has been a ‘must read’. Who knew this book would be the one I kept coming back to over the past two weeks. From the first page, I was hooked. It contains no patterns, and just a few recipes. But what it does have are pages and pages of what it means to be ‘domestic’ in this day and age. I promise you, this book will make you look at that word in an entirely new way.
So there it is — three books that are highly recommended (for 3 different reasons) as ‘Good Reads’