Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

A book of many colours.

I often visit Danielle at her blog A Work In Progress to see what she is reading and/or stitching. I have never known anyone to get as much reading and stitching done as Danielle - just wish I could manage my time as well as she obviously does, to fit so much into her spare time..yes she works as well! I couldn't possibly read as many books as her, but she writes great reviews of everything she reads, and it certainly whets my appetite for some of those books. One such book sounded so fascinating that I decided I couldn't live without it, so I logged into dear old, which is almost as addictive as eBay to me - and ordered this particular book, which is called "Color - A Natural History Of the Palette" by Victoria Finlay.

It arrived last week and I have been dipping into it ever since. If I'd done what I originally intended over my so-called two week holiday, I would have sat and read it from cover to cover, as it really is fascinating. As one reviewer on the back cover wrote: "Until I read this book, I was color-blind" and I agree entirely. I will never look at a box of Derwent colour pencils the same way!


Blogger Danielle said...

Hi Gina--I am not sure how I manage to read as much as I go--public transportation I guess--LOL! I am not sure that I accomplish as much when it comes to stitching, but I work on it when I can. Isn't the Finlay book wonderful?!! I think she is also Australian, too! I love books about color. There is another one completely on the color red that was good, too. It is called A Perfect Red! Thanks for the nice words!!

Wednesday, 28 June, 2006  

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