I am continuing my ongoing series, The Library Stack, sharing my stack of borrowed books from my beloved local public library. This will be my last library stack for a while – I will explain later in this post.
One of my favorite books in this stack was A Year Between Friends: 3191 Miles Apart: Crafts, Recipes, Letters, and Stories (2016) by
Two friends who met through an online photography site, one living in Portland Oregon and the other in Portland Maine, formed a close bond 3191 miles apart. This book shares their letters, stories, recipes, and crafts. It is a beautiful story of friendship with wonderful photos and stories.
Enjoying the Stack
One of my favorite weekend morning activities is to sit in my quilt and afghan covered old chair in the front window, with tea, and browse a stack of books:
I used to make a pot of tea that I set on a warmer, but I discovered that my tea will keep just as well in a thermos!
Buying a Library Book, Literally
I decided to purchase one of the books from my previous library stack (see post Library Stackings) and found it used online. When it arrived, turns out – it was a library book!
I was laughing when I looked at the receipt and saw it was from the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.
Our library in Central Oregon, Deschutes Public Library, also has a “Friends of the Library” organization that raises money for the library through used book sales. How cool I bought a used book from another library to support it!
Then to my surprise when I opened the book, it was stamped by yet another library – this time in Las Vegas, Nevada!
So I book I borrowed from my library, that I decided to buy used, came from another library’s book sale fundraising activities that they got from another library! Wild, eh?
Taking a Break from Library Stacks
I’ve decided to take a break indefinitely from borrowing craft and home decorating books from the library. Instead I am going to focus on spending time with my extensive library of craft books (see my old posts Craft Book Hoarder?!?!? and Craft Book Purge).
To give you an idea of how many craft books I’ve collected over the year, here is our guest room with all my books and magazines in piles and baskets as we prepared to replace our 20+ year old bookcases with new IKEA bookcases:
So maybe I will start a series of posts where I talk about the books in my collection, instead of the libraries!
This is sort of a follow up to the post Shinrin-Yoku: The Japanese Art and Science of Forest Bathing.
Terry the Quilting Husband (TTQH) and I were laughing hysterical when we came across this recliner at a local store the other week:
Now no judgement directed towards someone who finds this chair appealing, but what gave me a laugh was that if you really wanted to feel like you were “bathing” in the forest while sitting in your living room, this chair would be the perfect solution!