Saturday, October 2, 2010

Stitchery and antiques

Hi, everyone! It is a gorgeous day on the Gulf Coast. A clear blue sky and a light breeze...just perfect for shopping for some stitching fabrics/threads and antiquing.

I ran by my LNS and purchased two pieces of fabric, 32ct waterlily Jobelan and 28ct cream Jobelan, for two designs I want to stitch this month. I also purchased some lovely colors of Crescent Colour threads!

Afterwards I went by a used bookstore to browse the shelves. I found two books that I couldn't live without (LOL which isn't necessarily true, but I couldn't resist them!). I found a copy of Oliver Twist published by Collins Clear-Type Press. It is a small soft leather bound book that includes sixteen photographs by F.W. Burford of the main characters of the novel. So far I haven't found alot of information on book's date, I would hazard to guess maybe 1910-1920. My favorite photography is of Bill Sikes and Fagin leaning across a table speaking of Oliver. I don't know who they are, but they look perfect in the roles!

The book is not in the best condition, the front and back covers are barely holding on. I think I might get it rebound in the future or a least get a small archival box for it to rest in if I change my mind.

I also found a needlecraft book called Golden Adventure Book of Needlecraft published in 1961. I love the whimsical cartoons used to illustrate the text.

Until next time ^____^

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE old books. I have to stop myself from going into used bookstores and fairs because I can usually find another one to love and I have no more room. Books fill all my shelves and are stacked up on the floor.
    I wish you'd posted a picture of your Oliver Twist.