Saturday, February 26, 2011

books and eggs

It has been a busy week, again, so we are sitting down and watching an old episode of Frasier.I have seen this before so I can write while I listen.


In the past couple of weeks I have found three really interesting new books.  The first is Make Your Own Books & Boxes by Peter Baumgartner published by Search Press in 1996.  It was originally published in German in 1994.   This edition was translated by Clare Turner.  I have never managed to find such a useful book on the subject.  This is one that I will use often. 




 The second book is by Meg Evans,
Hand-Stitched Boxes.  This edition was published by David & Charles
in 1998.
This has so many wonderful projects and easy to follow instructions.  I can see one of my stitched gardens on the top of one of these boxes.


I bought the third book just because the cover looked so interesting.  I am not really interested in making lace, well I wasn't until I started reading this.  Anyway here are the details.  Contemporary Lace Making by Constance Nieuwhoff. Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold in 1975 and translated from the Dutch by Danielle Adkinson.

And now for something completely different.  Last week I broke an egg to find it has two yolks.  This is a rare occasion these days although I remember as a child our own chickens often produced double yokers, as we called them.  Anyway this evening as I was preparing a quick meal I was thrilled to see two more and couldn't resist taking a photo. I know it is a bit off the track but it shows how easily I am impressed.

7 comments:

Jensters said...

Wonderful looking books Dian......and my hubby loves it if he gets a double yokers but as you said they dont come to often these days x

dosfishes said...

Great books Dian, looking forward to some interesting projects from you. I love it when our ducks give us a double yolk. Only once in a great while. xox Corrine

Karyn said...

what great books you have found Dianne. I love the look of the hand stitched boxes. I have a satin box just sitting and waiting for an embroidered lid on it. One day....

karen said...

I am always so excited to get a double yolk....kind of makes me feel special if that's not wierd? O.K. maybe it is!! thanks for the lovely comment too x

Anonymous said...

The books look very interesting Dianne. Have fun with them! Laurel

Linda said...

What great books Dian. I've wanted the embroidered boxes for a while, but keep putting something else up the list!! We used to get the double yokers a lot too when we were kids at home on the farm. At one stage I was getting them in 'bought' eggs, which I thought was quite strange. BTW, I love bacon and eggs, at any time of the day!!!

Katherine said...

Theres a couple of great books there. I have a small one on making boxes all different shapes and sizes. Could very easily be adapted to be covered by embroidered fabric. Might just have to dig it out. As for summer I am very happy that it wasn't as hot as other years. Really would not have coped very well LOL. Double yolkers quite often happened when our chooks first started laying. Don't get very many now but out of 6 girls I get 5 eggs every day. Yummy!