When the theme for "This is ..." was revealed by Missk from My Champagne Dreams this week, I knew I'd better not peek at anyone else's entry before posting this one.
You see, I was sure that everyone would be showing their fabulous selection of tomes. And that I would feel a bit embarrassed.
Most of my reading these days is comprised of magazines and children's books. (It hasn't always been so. Back in the day, I was known to have read interesting works like Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment". I blame it on Argy and Bargy - they just aren't into Russian literature. Especially at bedtime.)
So here is my current reading material:
- Metric pattern cutting for children's wear and babywear (top left)
I'm not really reading this cover-to-cover; more just meandering about, trying to wrap my head around pattern grading concepts.
- Duck in a truck (top right)
I have actually read this one cover-to-cover (about 95 times).
- Australian Stitches (bottom right)
This latest edition features a beautiful evening gown on the cover ... made by my very talented dress-making teacher.
- Assorted quilting magazines (bottom left)
If you have read this blog before, I doubt you'll have seen a single reference to quilting. Ever. So these magazines are clearly an aberration. Or the faint spark of a distant plan. Or maybe a sign or someone who just can't kick the magazine habit.