The Library Stack

Library Stackings

I am behind in continuing my ongoing series, The Library Stack, sharing my stack of borrowed books from my beloved local public library.

Two library stacks (and a mini stack) have been browsed and returned to the library since my last post (luckily I remembered to take photos) and I have a current stack I will post about after I finish my reading/browsing.

Stack 1

Here is the oldest of the stacks that have been enjoyed and returned:

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The book that really stood out in this pile was Faux Appliqué (2008) by Helen Stubbings:

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I loved the idea of the Colourqué® technique: using colored pencils to re-create the look of intricate appliqué.

Stack 2

After returning this stack to the library, I accidentally discovered a new section to browse while looking for a cookbook – the Sewing Section!

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I did not realize there a separate sewing section in the library’s Non-Fiction collection. I usually browse in the quilting, needle arts (knitting, crochet), general craft, and home decorating sections. I was pleasantly surprised to discover a new treasure trove of sewing/crafting books!

Trying to be reasonable in my selections, here was the resulting library stack after my new discovery:

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The book that really stood out for me in this stack was 50 Little Gifts: Easy Patchwork Projects to Give or SwapPaperback (2018), Compiled by Susanne Woods:

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There were so many projects I wanted to make in this book that I just broke down and bought it.

Another book that intrigued me was DIY MFA: Write with Focus, Read with Purpose, Build Your Community (2016) Paperback by Gabriela Pereira:

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8 years ago I finished my MBA (Masters in Business Administration) because it was an appropriate graduate program for the work I am employed. However my dream would have been to get my Masters in Fine Arts (MFA). If money were no option and I did not have to work for a living, I would love to get my MFA!

Then I discovered this book which teaches the concepts of the MFA condensed into one book. I started the book, reading about a 1/4th of the book but then had to return it because another library patron had it on hold. I am going to borrow the book from the library again when I have more time to read/work through it.

Stack 3 (Mini Stack)

I picked up a miniature stack (one book) when I stopped by the library to return the above stack (are you impressed with my self-control?):

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The title of this book cracked me up and the cat themed crafts were over the top (there is a cat head skirt pattern that only someone truly obsessed with cats would make much less wear).

Okay so those are the stacks that I forgot to post and stay tuned for a future post on my current library stack.

23 thoughts on “Library Stackings”

      1. You should definitely check it out! I did not want to violate any copyright rules so I did not take a photo and post the page with the cat skirt but it is a sight to see!!!

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  1. I really enjoy going to the library and getting books. It is so inspiring to see all the different kinds of things I can learn there. Our library has associations with other libraries so we can get books from other libraries seamlessly, will get books from other libraries through interlibrary loan, as well as consider purchase suggestions. I think I have seen the sewing section, but I forgot about it. Will have to look again.

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