I guess it can be said that I gave myself the gift of a new job for my birthday this year...or really, that's the way the timing worked out. As some of you know, I used to be an archivist (with a random assortment of other responsibilities thrown in). I am now a reference librarian (with the option of doing archives processing should I wish to do so, which I probably will--because archives are awesome). It was the only the first day; but, if today was any indication, I will definitely like my new work place quite a bit. And well, you know...books; libraries have them and I love them.
I love books so much, I bought myself some for my birthday--it's like the least imaginative gift I could ever get for myself really (kind of like fabric or yarn, "oh, what a surprise, how did I know I wanted these...." make no mistake, I bought myself fabric as well...hello, novakkah). There's been lots of good buzz about these two books. I don't usually go with buzz-y books--especially when said books are still only available in hardcover; but, I figured I would do something different this year. Speaking of books, do you remember this?
I did these pieces of embroidery a while ago. One was for Chawne (the red one--she's doing some interesting cross-stitchery right now, by the way); but, the multi-colory one I did for myself (it was the tester). I loved it so much I framed it and popped it in my old office; but, I am going to take it to work tomorrow and pop it in the new one.
Today's prize is an embroidery kit. I will package a pattern for this book embroidery design and a kit to stitch it up with (fabric, hoop, needle, floss) for today's winner. Please tell me, what is the most practical or totally appropriate gift you have ever gotten for yourself?
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.