February 2, 2009

Old books

Traci took me to an old/used bookstore near my house the other day where everything is around $0.50. Pretty exciting. I got the book of poems simply because the cover is so beautiful.
















And then I found a quilt book published in 1970. I love how playful they are.



10 comments:

nikki said...

ooh, i have that quilting book.
i wish i had the patience to recreate that green/blue applique quilt for my own bed.

insaknitty said...

AAAAAAHHH!!!!! so cute!! :D and $.50? that's crazy!

wendy said...

nikki - wow, you do? neat! yeah, i don't think i'd ever have the patience for that much applique!

susan - i know! we'll go next time you're down here!

[J] said...

and for $.50? So great!

copperseal said...

book bargains = best kind.

meredith cheng - San Francisco, CA, US said...

What lovely designs in the book! I took a book arts course once and that really got me to appreciate all the work and vision that goes into artists books. They're a real treat =)

SABALE said...

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cornelia said...

do you actually like to read poetry? hehe ;) i like the designs and teal colored quilts. but no more applique for me. can't take it anymore haha

Sumiko said...

What a funny coincidence! Instead of reading CoD, I played hooky and picked up a book that included some of William Blake's poems. Check your book to see if it includes the original text of "Little Lamb Who Made Thee?" for me, please! :)

Btw, I'm so HAPPY to hear that you're enjoying "Safely Home". It truly was a life-changing, life course-altering book for me . . . and John Ortberg's podcasts have been my sole sustenance for the past 2 years. (Can you tell I ask D to keep me on the up-and-up on the FG comings and goings?) :)

Anonymous said...

Blake's art was also spectacular, check it out!