From – June 16, 2010
My husband and I are confirmed bookaholics. Our garage is filled with boxes of books and I have a really hard time getting rid of any of them. I don’t know about Bob, but I absolutely blame my parents. They instilled a reverence for books from an early age. So I not only save them but I buy them at every opportunity.
Now I am collecting quilting books, quilting instructions, quilting techniques, interesting quilt designs, quilting patterns that I would like to make, or quilt designs that inspire me to strike out on my own and develop an original pattern.
My fabric stash is considerable as it takes up lots of shelving space. Unfortunately, my quilting books take up almost as much space as the material. I have my shelf of books and I have some on the work table and I have some in the night stand next to my bed and I have some next to my easy chair in the living room and (well you get the idea).
But I don’t just sit and stare at the collection on the shelves. I take a pile of 5 or 6 and regularly browse through them. It is amazing how I see new things and new inspiration comes to me as I see those patterns I have seen dozens of times but now with a new perspective.
So I decided to share my addiction.
Look it over and suggest more.
‘Cause I can never have enough books.
Learn, Grow, Share – And most of all – Create!