So I have the flu. Being a librarian and not a doctor, I have no idea how long a flu shot is effective; but, needless to say, the one I got last fall is doing nothing for me now. That's okay, I like silver linings, and well, novakkah, right?
I have been doing a lot of quilting lately. Quilting was my first textiles obsession, so full circle? in any case, have been doing a lot of it. As much as I love quilting, I am not going to lie, I am kind of lazy, and hauling a huge quilt though a domestic sewing machine started to fill me with all kinds of rage.
A few years ago, I bought a Little Gracie quilt frame, it's pretty fabulous; but, then I took some longarm quilting classes and well, I was sold on getting a longarm. So the Little Gracie has to go to a new home. I will probably list it on Craig's list. I wish I had enough room to keep it, actually. It's pretty sweet.
In any case, while brushing up on the quilty, I ended up buying this book twice. Yes, I know, I do this all the time. You'd think I'd so a better job tracking what's in my library; but, apparently, you'd be wrong. In any case, the gift for today is a copy of this book. It applies to all quilting, I would say primarily home domestic. It's pretty good.
So for today, I am curious: have you ever given a gift to someone that you wished you kept for yourself? What was it? I once gave a quilt to my friend Emily that was so fabulous (if I do say so myself) I seriously wanted to keep it; but, well, she was kind of expecting it and she models for me sometimes, so you know, I couldn't keep it (though I really wanted to).
I will take comments for this post, and all Novakkah posts, until 11:59 EST (or 2359, should you prefer that), Sunday, May 12th (also, Mother's Day). Please leave your responses on the appropriate post. One entry per post/person. I will show you what I have to gift each day and let you know what you need to tell me to try to get it. Giftees will be selected on the 13th and gifts sent out shortly thereafter