Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A Tale of Quick Book Purchase

While I had an hour or so to spend yesterday, I went to the used (also new) book store. I found a great embroidery motif book, loved it, and put it in my basket. Of course they don't allow use of store credits on most books, but it was under $20, and I loved it. Just for curiosity sake, I looked it up on a couple of my favorite booksellers, and there it was... about $3 on one and $4 on the other, plus shipping, of course. I'm not sick over it, but do think that extra cost could have gone toward other supplies.

So you're asking, What was the book? Right? It is Waverly Honor, A workbook of Embroidery Design by Martha Anne Hart & Hester Neblett. The dedicaton says, "This book is dedicated to the memory of Virgina Baskervill, who had the foresight to record these needlework designs for the pleasure of future generations..." The Publication Date is 1926, but of course mine is a reprint.

4 comments:

Melissa said...

Thank you for the recommendation! Just grabbed it from Amazon's used books! It looks like a great book!

Susan said...

I'm trying to decide if I need this book or not. I'm not doing a lot of "regular" embroidery lately - or for a long time. Decisions, decisions!

Ribbonwiz said...

Hi Charlene,
Thank you for the comment on my blog..
This book looks great, must go check it out thank you..

Terri's ThreadArt said...

I just ordered it from Biblio Book's for $9.49 including shipping! Thanks so much for mentioning it on your blog ~ I had never heard of this one! Have a great week! Terri T. http://lavenderbetweenthecracks.blogspot.com/