Sunday, January 20, 2013

More books, more stitches

Chris and Unity have decided to start a sewing project together. We spent a bunch of time in the fabric store this weekend choosing a pattern and fabric she liked. It's going to be a fun dress! They are still at the beginning stages of washing and cutting and piecing but they are having so much fun. 

                           We acquired some more bookshelves. Chris says that getting new bookshelves to deal with our book problem is like building a new highway to solve congestion. But I had some boxes of beloved treasures from when I was growing up and I wanted to unpack them. Look, the shelves aren't even full. Yet.

Can I tell you how much love and joy I feel pulling out those dear worn covers and smelling their old dusty dreamy smell and being reminded of all the hours well spent? I was inspired to read Unity and Brixton the first three chapters of Sideways Stories From Wayside School at bedtime tonight and they loved it. 

Passing it on. 


grandma cindy said...

Great sewing project. I can see that it is going to be a fun dress. Nice shelves too. Ahem, where are you going to put all of the other books that must still be in the boxes?

oma said...

i can't wait to see the dress! what a great father-daughter project. also, i'm sad about how few of the titles on your shelf i recognize. maybe i need to delve back into young adult novels for a while. i, too, love that musty smell of well-loved, old books.