Like lots of other people I am finding the smoke from the fires debilitating. Lots of just sitting or back to bed. But I have risked the smoke a couple of times to see my grand daughters receive prizes for their school work. I also keep surfing the internet and finding books. A little while ago I wrote about Ruth Singer and decided that I could use her new book," Fabric Manipulations". Most of the techniques in the book I already am familiar with but the ribbon folding is new to me and reminds me greatly of Japanese origami. It was worth buying for this alone.
I also bought a second hand book from the same author, "Sew it up".
Not a thing I didn't know in it but my daughter keeps asking me for books to improve her dressmaking and this has all the basic techniques. I have given her my more advanced books but I think this will be a perfect Xmas gift. As I said, this is a second hand book, it cost me $15 including postage. It is hard bound, thick and heavy. Looking inside the cover I see it has come from a library in England. I don't think any money was made by the seller here, but it has gone to a good home.
To the girls, Monique won the academic award for her year level. She is high functioning Aspergers, in fact although she is in year 3 she has a lot of her lessons with the year 6 students. She is also very musical, playing keyboard, viola and trombone, and she sews. (Grandma loves this.)
Jasmine is in year 2 and is our artist and very academically able but is not so keen on sewing, yet. (She is super shy and looks so like my sister.)
Oh dear, I know Xmas is going to get me. I am so behind on my work.