What I did last week was work at the library's book sale, helping set up. That was before I got the plague. In the process I managed to snag the following:
Full of emroidery techniques and instructions. Published 1936 by Hodder & Stoughton, London.
Great reference book.
Articles and illustrations from Mary Brooks Pickens' Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences, with a modern twist added each month. The illustrations reprinted from the newsletter are so charming and when I saw them I thought it would be fun to scan, print, and use them in a CQ next year. Maybe.
I also got a book called Textile Fabrics and Their Selection by Isabel B. Wingate (A.B., M.S., no less), Associate professor of retaining, New York University School of Retailing; New York: Prentice-Hall, 1949. A textbook, obviously, about various textiles and fabrics which I thought would be interesting to read.
Yesterday was my 64th birthday. Hard to believe I am this old. Although, 64 isn't old any more and I certainly do not feel OLD. I feel better physically and mentally, really, than I ever have. Next year I can retire, technically. That takes some getting used to. I've worked since I was 14 years old so not having to do that will be a huge adjustment - if that's what I decide to do. Time goes by so quickly.
Have a great week!