Tuesday, August 14, 2012

WOW! (and free books)

I've been amazed by a lot of things lately.  Bermuda was amazing - I don't remember ever being in water so clear and warm; I spent HOURS floating on my back in the ocean.

That's me in the black cover-up.  This was day 1, the first beach we hit.  We went to at least one beach a day, every day.
I'm not usually much of a fan of the beach, mainly because I don't like sand or sharks (!), but since the water was so nice, I didn't spend any time in the sand, and since the island is surrounded by coral reefs, they don't have sharks there (at least, that's what they told me, and I chose to believe them).

The kids enjoyed the waves,

the sand,

dressing up in costumes at the world heritage center in St. George,
jetskiing, riding the bus all around the island, taking ferries from port to port, and riding in the limo that my MIL hired to take everyone back to her house from the airport.  It was definitely a memorable vacation.

But I was also amazed by the prices - why didn't anyone tell me how EXPENSIVE everything is there!?!  All I could think was, "Thank goodness I just got paid!"  :)

I was also amazed to learn when I stopped by the farm store today that I had my first sale (YAY!) and that the proprietor had gotten lots of positive comments about my items for sale, and she specifically asked that I make some of my pillowcase shopping bags to bring in to sell because she's interested in buying some and thinks others will be, too.  Validation makes me so happy!

And surprisingly, yesterday I got bitten by the PURGING bug.  I am a nester and a collector by nature, so when I am moved to get rid of something, I do it fast before the feeling passes.  I took a load to the dump, 4 boxes to Goodwill, and I cleaned out my sewing/quilting books because my bookcase was overflowing.  I was so proud of myself for pulling about 30 books out to get rid of, but my quilting books STILL don't fit.  Gonna have to get another bookcase, I guess.

Anyway, I wanted to offer those books free to anyone who wants them.  I was going to list them here and on Paperbackswap.com.  I listed them on Paperbackswap.com first, and by the time I had finished listing all of them, 3 had already been requested.  I went to cub scouts with the boys, and by the time we were done, 9 more had been requested and 7 were placed on hold.  Holy cow!  I had no idea they would move that fast! 

I'll list what is left, and if you see a book you want, list it in a comment.  If it hasn't been snapped up through Paperbackswap.com yet when I receive your comment by email, I'll put it in the mail to you.  I'm just going to list titles and ISBN numbers - you'll have to look them up to see what they are actually all about.  They are mostly older books, but all in very good condition.

Quilts for Chocolate Lovers - Janet Jones Worley - 1574327607
Quilts from Simple Shapes: Squares - Mary Coyne Penders - 0913327336
PS I Love You Two: A Sequel - Nancy J Smith & Lynda S Milligan - 1880972263
Osage County Quilt Factory - Virginia Robertson - 1564770133
Singer Sewing Reference Library Quilting by Machine - 086573254x
The New Sampler Quilt - Diana Leone - 0942786416
Scrap Happy: Quick Pieced Scrap Quilts - Sally Schneider - 0943574730
In The Beginning - Sharon Evans Yenter - 1564770052
Better Homes and Gardens Patchwork & Quilting - 0696001756
American Patchwork Quilt Designs - 0870407449
The Shade Book - Judy Lindahl - 0960303227

I'm happy to be back, and looking forward to catching up on what y'all were doing while I was lounging about in paradise!


Vesuviusmama said...

In The Beginning just went on Paperbacksap.com.

Becky said...

I'd love Scrap Happy if it is still available!

bernie said...

Wow - Bermuda looks like it was a lot of fun. All that sun and sand and beaches ! If PS I love you two is still available I would like to take it off your hands. Bernie

Lane said...

Yay, vacation!! Do you feel all fresh and new and relaxed? Welcome back. Glad you had fun. I'm like you, when I feel the urge to get rid of stuff, I have to do it fast or I'll haul it all back in the house, one thing at a time. Lane

joe tulips said...

Your vacation looks absolutely wonderful. How relaxing.
I don't need books. Not even give-aways. I should purge myself again.