Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Welcome September

I love turning the calendar and being greeted by a brand new month. This one looks especially promising, full of fun weekends and start-up activities, time with family, friends and hobbies. And the return of college football. Lots and lots of college football. I can hardly wait.

But, one day at a time. After last week's delightfully cooler temperatures, we're back into summer mode here in central Ohio. To beat the heat and humidity, my morning walk is as early as I can get it in, (trust me, it's not all that early) and my evening bike ride is as late as I dare before it gets dark.

Exercise out of the way, now for a lovely morning in my craft room. First, a few purchases from the Silhouette store. Printing the free monthly sketches from Page Maps.


Next a little clean up from layouts I finished last week. They're design team pages, so I can't show them yet, but here are the supplies I used on one. Notice something missing? There's no patterned paper! Crazy, I know.


Later I have a few books to return to the library. I've been on a knitting book kick lately. Only one book in this pile is from our local branch. All the rest came from inter-library loan. I've taken such advantage of requesting books that I wonder what the librarians do when they see my name come up, again. Do they mind performing this service for me, or heave a little sigh of impatience with my persistent demands? I don't think I'll ask.


Conveniently, the library is located near a small cafe that just opened up downtown. I feel it my civic duty to support small local business, especially if it involves food, so I'll go check it out for lunch. My first day of September is off to a great start!

13 comments:

  1. curious...what is the little blue binder/wallet. It looks cute, and I am looking for a small little binder for my purse.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jackie, thanks for stopping by! The blue binder is called a "Queen & Co. Bling Book", full of enamel dots and little bits to stick on a scrapbook layout. Not sure if that's what you have in mind for your purse, but if you google it, there's plenty of photos and buying options.

      Delete
  2. Sock Architecture! I was looking at that book on Amazon last night. I'm thinking of buying it. Would you recommend it?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Sian! I have Sock Architecture in my Amazon wish list and hope to purchase it at some point. She covers different ways to knit sock heels and toes, both top down and bottom up, as well as offering other tidbits. I think it will be a handy reference, and I do like many of the patterns.

      Delete
  3. ps..I used to deal with inter library loans and requests..we're happy to be kept busy!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Have you read the Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs? There is a sequel as well. Got them from my library a few years back.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Lisa! I am not familiar with that book, will have to check it out!

      Delete
  6. I love the fall months too Sue! Looks like some fun scrapping on the horizon.

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a FUN happy pile of scrapping goodies there! Our library used to have loan privileges with an adjoining town, but they stopped that a few years ago & I really miss it! Happy September!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love inter-library loans and use them often. I like that I can now do ebook loans too :)

    Love looking at other people's book piles too for inspiration :)

    I often make pages without patterned paper, sometimes I just forget. Other times I pile it on.

    ReplyDelete
  9. The librarians I know are happy to see and help avid readers. I request interlibrary loans too, but now the process is so automated, that I don't have to speak with a librarian to get my book, even though I know they are working hard behind the scenes. I too am curious about the little blue notebook?

    I have a Bill Bryson on my reading list as well, but he keeps getting moved to the bottom of the stack, because a friend recommended him, and I don't really believe he's my kind of author.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The blue binder is a Queen & Co. Bling Book, full of enamel dots and such. I did not care for the Bill Bryson book. David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin are more to my liking.

      Delete

Thanks for stopping by - I love reading your comments!