Showing posts with label books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label books. Show all posts

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Going To The Doilies

Andreas' boss' wife was getting rid of some crochet books.  I need new crochet books like a hole in the head, but I picked out these four.  Now to find time to make them.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Book Collecting

I found this book in Iasi last weekend, at the book fair (of course!).  It's beautiful and hand bound nd I'll figure out what to write in it later.

Friday, December 28, 2012

One Buy For Me

 There was a bookbinder at the Schwabing Christmas market.  She made beautiful stuff, and I am a sucker for this kind of thing.  The name of her company, with her two partners, is Papier Macht Drei.

We bought a handmade box and a calendar for me for next year.  I love them!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Off Topic But on the Fourth...

I never, ever recommend books off the topic of needlework on my blog, but I'm breaking my rule today. My companion gave me this book a couple of weeks ago. It's a quick read, and the level is about high school.

So why am I recommending this book and breaking my silence on all things remotely political? Because I want people to be aware of how electronic surveillance works. Read it. Get your kids to read it - especially your kids. They are deeper into the world of technology than most adults. The book goes overboard on a lot of its applications of surveillance in the interest of exposing the kinds of surveillance currently available and in the interest of writing a good story. It strings together individual incidents into a large web of intent, something I have a hard time believing. On the other hand, the means are there for what is portrayed in the book.

Our founding fathers believed in both the security of each of us as individuals and of our country. This book will help you understand what giving up individual freedoms can cost. It will help you draw the line in your mind as to what liberties you want to give up, if you want to give them up, and what could possibly happen.

Happy Independence Day. It means a lot more to me today, after my trip, than it did before.