Because I have been having trouble with my eyes I have had to put my sewing aside for a bit, so I have got the knitting needles out and am in the process of addressing the 'request' list. There has not been a lot of progress I'm afraid. Why? Well I started to surf on the net and found a heap of books I would like. But first I thought I would look in my local library.
It is good having a place in town and on the island as it means I pay rates in two different regions which give my membership of two different library zones and access to a lot more books. Today I picked up some holds from the Brisbane library. A couple of Donna Leon books,"The death of Faith"
and "Suffer the Little Children."
These are finished over night so they are very light reading but enjoyable. I will have finished all 24 books soon so will have to look for some other light reading.
But the other book I really wanted was "Eco Colour" by India Flint. I am not sure if I want to spend the $60 to add this to my library sight unseen so I have borrowed it to see how useful it will be. The first impression is that I will buy it. It looks a very useful book.
But the book I bought from the Book Depository, "Simple Cloth Daisy Dolls", takes the prize for swiftness of delivery. I have been after a Steiner doll for my grand daughter but they are so expensive here. Like up to $200. So I will make a couple myself.
I ordered it last Saturday and it arrived today from England. That is only 5 days 2 of which were non working days. Amazing.
By comparison my friend Angela sent me a post card from NZ which has taken almost a month to get here.
The postal system is just mad at the moment. Good thing I have a good supply of reading in hand. I hope this will not be detrimental to my eye sight.