It's been a sewing free zone round here for the last two week, so alas nothing much to show for myself. I blame work which briefly got really stressful for a while there & had me going into hibernation mode.
Anyway, we've been having a lazy weekend, after feeling a little blue about the New Zealand election. Apparently the lowest turnout since the 1800's, it's been a bit of a shocker.
In the interests of focusing the mind on something else, we made a pilgrimage to the best little second hand bookshop in the world (and I don't say that lightly). It's in Balham and while I'm sure South Londoners already know about it, if you don't - it's just opposite the railway station and is amazing. I don't recommend visiting immediately proceeding pay-day (speaking from experience here).
The results: I've just started reading Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickel & Dimed: On (not) getting by in America" - which has lost none of it's salience....and have Edward Said on the Oslo Peace Process, and Robert Fisk on Lebanon lined up. Isn't it the best feeling in the world, having good books to look forward to?!
I do have sewing plans today - steam-shrinking 3 metres of cotton velvet. Sounds like fun no?
But amazingly I keep finding other things to do - like watching every episode of Rap News on youtube...