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What’s On Your Bedside Table?

On my way past my bed this morning, it dawned on me that I have a lot of books that I’m part way through at the moment. I always read before I go to sleep and my choice is based on how the mood strikes. This started me thinking… what do other people have on their beside tables? I’d love to know. Here’s my lineup:

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson– intriguing but I’m such a slow reader.
  • The Canberra Gardener – my garden bible that advises me on where to plant. If only it could teach me how to keep camellias alive and what to do with the dense Canberra soil.
  • Blogging for Bliss by Tara Frey – not a bad read but having working in the web world for more than a decade it didn’t teach me anything new.
  • The Non-Designer’s Design Book by Robin Williams – this is the textbook to the subject I’m studying this semester. I think it’s a funny recommendation for people that are studying graphic design. Having said that it’s been a truly informative book.
  • Designing Logos – The Process of Creating Symbols that Endure by Jack Gernsheimer. A really great book even just for the history of some of the world’s most recognised logos.
  • The last two copies of Real Living – the only magazine I read and too quickly because then I’m always waiting by the mailbox for the next one.
  • The last Hancocks of Paducah catalogue – a visual feast.
  • The Real Living summer cookbook – in case I need a little gastronomic inspiration before bed.

OK – your turn. What’s on your beside table?

March 25, 2010 \ sharing \ 1 comment

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Another Lovely Bluebirdluxe Giveaway

The lovely Eileen over at bluebirdluxe is running a giveaway for this book, which I really want to win so I’m making every effort to check all the entry boxes! My grandmother did beautiful crochet and I know if she were still alive she would be so chuffed to see how much the art of crochet is still so prolific – maybe even more so. I’ve seen some lovely crochet lariats on Etsy and I would really like to try my hand at one.

March 17, 2010 \ blogging \ 1 comment

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Clever Friend #2

I went fabric shopping with my mother last week. We had a lovely time choosing colour combinations for the quilt she’s making for my youngest and he’s very excited about it. This started me thinking about my dear friend Anita; quilter, pilates instructor and author of these (and many other) books. Anita and I met when we were exchange students in Japan. I also managed to see her when we lived in Atlanta and we still write to each other… amazing. You can find out all about her on her web site and if you are interested in Japanese fabrics then these are the books for you. She will probably correct me on this but I think all the fabrics showcased come from her own collection!

January 16, 2008 \ friends \ 0 comments - be the first

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